The city on Montreal has issued a warning affecting some 750,000 Montrealers. The residents of the following areas are warned to boil the somewhat brownish water flowing out of their taps or use bottled water until further notice: Verdun, Point-St-Charles, St-Henri, Côte-St-Paul, Ville-Émard, Westmount, Côte-St-Luc, Hampstead, Town-of-Mount-Royal, Anjou, Montreal East and the off-island town of Charlemagne.
Have you ever heard of yarsagumba, the “Himalayan Viagra”? This strange fungus, called “Cordyceps sinensis” by scientists, contains many benefits for the human body, in terms of health as well as sexual performance. In fact this plant comes from a fungus that infected a caterpillar to feed itself and eventually kill it. When the snow melts in spring, this mushroom emerges from the ground.
Quebec government announced yesterday its goal is to boost Quebec’s food self-sufficiency to 50 per cent.
Schools, hospitals, day-care centres and other government-financed institutions across the province will be enlisted to help reach this ambitious goal.
Currently only 33 per cent of food is grown locally. Consumers will be enrolled too, via an awareness campaign, in order to influence the supply chain of their supermarkets.
The Veggie pride is a demonstration that started in France in 2001 and it has been held each year since then in several cities around the world to raise social awareness about the real possibility of eating without meat.
For the first time this year, the 2013 edition will be on an international scale: It will take place on May 18 in Geneva, Switzerland, bringing together vegetarians and vegans from around the world.
If you are in Montreal , make sure not to miss the current exhibition of the Museum of the Fine Arts: Peru: Kingdoms of the Sun and the Moon, which runs until June 14th.
You will admire some 370 works of art (paintings, sculptures, ornaments, pottery, photograph, textiles, etc) from public and private collections, from Peru, North America and Europe.
So it’s really true, the New York “Bixi” has finally been launched after two years of delay. With around 330 docking stations and 600 bikes that will cover half of Manhattan and a part of Brooklyn, the Citi Bike will be the largest bike sharing system in North America.
The launch was delayed several times, first due to computer problems, then due to damages caused by Hurricane Sandy, but now the service is ready to kick off. For $95 a year (25 cents per day), you’ll be entitled to an unlimited number of trips lasting 45 minutes or less.
I came across an interesting video, that I’d like to share with you. It shows how much food one can buy for $5 around the world. It is amazing how inexpensive food is in North America versus many other countries.
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