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Halloween Treats for Healthy Smiles

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Halloween trick or treating is an exciting time for children. But, too many treats can affect your child’s teeth. The Grey Bruce Health Unit wants to make sure that Halloween treats won’t leave your child with a jack-o-lantern smile.

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New Carbon Monoxide Legislation Now in Effect

Carbon Monoxide Detector225Residents of the Municipality of Meaford should be aware of new legislation regulating Carbon Monoxide alarms in residences. The newest legislature mandates that all residences must be equipped with working Carbon Monoxide alarms.

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Consider a Blood Donation in Honour of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

blood donationSeptember is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Canadian Blood Services and the Gold Ribbon Campaign have partnered together to encourage families across Canada to rally together and donate blood, to honour childhood cancer survivors, and to remember childhood heroes who lost their lives.

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Pollinator Sanctuaries – You Can Have One Too!

pollinatorNestled just outside Meaford is a native pollinator and habitat garden sanctuary at the Beaver Valley Flower Farm, where birds, butterflies, bees, toads, and other little creatures can find food, water, cover, and a place to raise their young. It is a place where there are no pesticides or herbicides used that would be unhealthy for these creatures or for people. It's a place that's full of life - indeed, a very exciting place to be!

Upon arriving 30 years ago, one of the first things that Anastasia Sparling, the landowner, did was plant spruce and pine trees. In the years that followed, Anastasia decided to intentionally create a native pollinator sanctuary. In the now five-acre experimental and demonstrational sanctuary which is allowed to be natural, there is a combination of cultivated, native and non-native plants.

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