Month: November 2017

Stouffville commemorates Historic Brierbush Hospital with plaque unveiling ceremony

Brierbush Hospital was recognized for its historic significance to the Town of Whitchurch-Stouffville at a plaque unveiling event held by the Town’s Heritage Advisory Committee on November 4. The unveiling took place on the north side of Main Street just east of Spring Street (located diagonally across from Success Plaza). “The building was an important part of the development of the Town of Whitchurch-Stouffville,” said Heritage Advisory Committee Chair Bob Curgenven. “For 43 years it was the only hospital in the area.” Brierbush Hospital served the community of Stouffville from 1932 to 1975. What started as a four-bed maternity...

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COPD patients can monitor their symptoms at home

Markham Stouffville Hospital (MSH) patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) are now able to monitor their symptoms at home. This helps them live independently and not experience crises moments that send them to the emergency department. This wireless technology sends patients’ vital signs to the hospital in real time so together with the patient, we can prevent flare-ups and reduce admissions to hospital. “I used to guess about when I should worry about my symptoms, now I know what’s going on and if I need to take my additional medication to avoid flare-ups,” says John Grabiec of Stouffville....

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Local McDonald’s operators receive international honour for community philanthropy

York Region McDonald’s Owner/Operators, Marcia and Todd Finlayson, have become the first Canadians to receive a prestigious international award for their ongoing philanthropic support of families with seriously ill children undergoing treatment. Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC), a global nonprofit that creates, finds and supports programs that directly improve the health and well-being of children and their families around the world, presented the Gerry Newman McTLC Award of Excellence to Marcia and Todd at a gala event in Illinois in November. The award carries with it a gift of $100,000 (USD), to be contributed to the children’s charity of...

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Images:  17 Moments

The Latcham Gallery presents Images:  17 Moments from December 14 to January 6. Each year The Latcham Gallery has the pleasure to host an exhibition of artwork by the graduating Grade 12 art students from Stouffville District Secondary School.  This initiative dates back to 1994 and has become a rite of passage for many student artists, providing an opportunity to exhibit their artwork in a professional gallery within their own community.  The students work throughout the semester to produce the artwork and work with the gallery’s Curator for the many tasks involved with mounting an exhibition. “Organizing an exhibition from start...

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Do diets work?

Enter the hair-raising, jaw-dropping world of nutrition. From an era of low fat, calorie counting and energy expenditure galore, to today’s trendsetters. Dare we assume that relying on mainstream tidbits of new nutrition information guide us in the right direction for the benefit of our health? It’s a loaded question. Let’s begin with what went wrong. It would be accurate to say that there was a general thought instilled amongst loyal North American folk that by eating low-fat (if not non-fat) would benefit areas like weight loss, blood sugar and heart health. Without accusation or generalization, it would be...

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