Author: North End Breezes

OUR BREEZES FUNDRAISER

  This sale benefits North End Breezes and will be held at the parking lot off Hughson behind Cathedral Place at 252 James St. N. Hamilton on Saturday, May 27 2017 from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Contact Brenda Duke, office@northendbreezes.com or 289-933-4810, for location specific questions or info@RainBarrelFundraising.com for product specific questions. RainBarrel.ca...

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Celebrating Our Volunteers 2017

Submitted by Brenda Duke Not many people know that April is National Volunteer Month. I, for one, think that it is important that we honor the people who dedicate themselves to taking action and solving problems in our communities. And there are a lot of them. The donated time and expertise has a value and an economic impact. One of the greatest aspects of volunteerism is that there are so many different ways to do it, and sometimes, we volunteer without even making conscious recognition of it. For example, helping out at church or coaching your child in soccer....

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Mother’s Day 2017

It’s Mother’s Day Not Mothers Day. It was in the eyes of Anna M. Reeves Jarvis a day that you would take time from your busy schedule to call, go home, perhaps do something together. Spend time with your mom, show her how much you love her and to thank mom for her unconditional love. It wasn’t to celebrate ALL mothers, just YOUR mother. Anna Jarvis stressed the singular “Mother’s Day” rather than the plural form “Mothers Day”. It was Anne Reeves Jarvis (Anna’s mother) a school teacher and wife of a prominent Methodist minister who started a different...

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Ontario Breast Screening Program Now Available

Wellington X-Ray and Ultrasound 1 in 9 Canadians will be diagnosed with breast cancer.  Family history or genetic makeup accounts for approximately 5 to 10% of breast cancer.  90% of breast cancer is linked to other factors, including one’s work and home environment.  The goal of the Ontario Breast Screening Program (OBSP) is to screen as many women as possible to find breast cancer at a very early stage to have a better chance for successful treatment and surviving the disease. Wellington X-Ray and Ultrasound provides x-ray, ultrasound and mammography services in the Hamilton Community Health Centre, which is located at 414 Victoria Avenue North.  Wellington X-Ray was approved to be an OBSP imaging centre in December 2016.  The qualifications for OBSP participation include certification with the Canadian Association of Radiologists (CAR) and approval from OBSP.  The Radiologists and technical staff must have continuing education in mammography and are required to perform a minimum number of studies annually to maintain their credentials. OBSP is available to a woman who is a resident of Ontario and between 50 to 74 years of age.  Your family physician may advise you to enroll in the program to have the mammogram done.  You may enroll in the programme yourself (no requisition required).  Women who are not eligible for the program are ones that have had breast cancer, breast implants or symptoms such as...

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Port Authority Update May 2017

  Did you know: More than 2,100 people work on-site at the Port of Hamilton, at 130 companies located on Hamilton’s working waterfront. Port jobs are good jobs, concentrated in the areas of manufacturing, engineering and transportation/warehousing. These jobs tend to be full-time, and pay 20% more than the provincial average. Port employment has grown by 30% in the past eight years, and these employees pump more than $261 million back into the local economy each year through personal spending. To explore jobs available at companies located at the Port of Hamilton, please visit www.hamiltonport.ca and click ‘Careers’. Events Annual General Meeting – May 4 Hamilton Port Authority will present its financial statements, a review of 2016 results, and a roadmap for the years ahead. Please Join us!  This meeting is open to our Port Partners and the public: Thursday, May 4 @ 4:00pm/Arts & Science Brewery/207 Burlington St. E./ Please RSVP via our website Doors Open Hamilton – May 6-7 We are participating in Doors Open Hamilton this year, May 6-7 at our new maintenance and boat storage facility at 210 Hillyard. We hope you can pop in for a behind-the-scenes look at port operations, including a unique view of Hamilton’s working waterfront and the construction activity at Randle Reef. Marine Industry Job Fair – June 27 Have you ever considered a career in the marine industry? To...

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