Hospice Niagara Celebrating 25 Years

Compassion Lives Here ~ By Scott Leslie

The year was 1993. And three nurses – Colleen Bredin, Audrey Rows and Pat Hundertmark – had a dream. “Palliative care was in its infancy and there was considerable lack of understanding within the community,” says Carol Nagy, the executive director of Hospice Niagara. “Colleen, Audrey and Pat came together to improve the quality of life for people dealing with life-limiting illnesses, death, dying, grief and loss.” It was through the collaboration of these nurses that the dream of Hospice Niagara became a reality.

Cannabis And The Workplace

A Game Changer? ~ By Leanne Standryk

The Federal Cannabis Act and the Ontario Cannabis Act, 2017 (the “Ontario Act”) changed the legal landscape of the use and possession of recreational cannabis on October 17, 2018. Effective October 17, 2018, the Federal Cannabis Act permitted individuals 18 years of age or older to possess up to 30 grams of cannabis. Ontario’s government passed legislation to increase the minimum age and individuals must be 19 years of age and older to buy, use, possess and grow recreational cannabis. In addition to determining age limits, provinces have also been given the authority to determine where individuals are permitted to smoke and vape cannabis.

Winter Holiday Travel Tips

Ready to hit the road? ~ Provided by C.M. Steel Insurance Brokers

Before you travel, follow these great tips to ensure an even more enjoyable travel experience. TIP 1: REVIEW YOUR TRAVEL INSURANCE POLICY Have a quick review of your travel insurance policy before you go, and familiarize yourself with your policy coverages and take note of any exclusions, or limitations. Dial the Emergency Assistance phone number on your wallet card for pre-trip assistance. Also, be sure to gather and update, if necessary, any other key travel documents you need to take with you – like your government issued ID, boarding passes, itinerary, etc.

Get Your Stretch On!

We want to you move your "BODHI" ~ By Vanessa Groeneveld

Whether you work 40 hours, 20 hours or 70 hours a week, work takes a toll on our bodies and our minds. Some of us sit for hours staring at a screen and then there are those of us that are on our feet for lengthy hours. There is the constant hum of what, when, where and how fast do you need it/need to do it? Let’s face it – a majority of our daily lives are spent working. Our muscles ache, our bottoms go numb from sitting at that desk, and most of us have stress that’s through the roof.