Jim Byers Travel calls Durham Region one of the top places to visit in 2023
For years, Jim Byers has posted travel blogs that point out what other websites suggest for places to visit the following year. This time, he’s providing his own list of places he thinks travellers should explore, including Durham Region!
Read the full story on Jim's blog.
Taltis Foods, owned by Oshawa resident, Gilles Tchianga, receives $600,000 investment on Dragon’s Den
A teacher of seven years has left his job to startup a business selling African foods that he would get homesick for. Taltis Foods was founded by Gilles Tchianga, who’s originally from Cameroon. "For me, food represents people and their culture. Supporting a variety of cultural foods in the market gives each other a chance to mutually offer the best of who we are and show recognition at the same time," Tchianga tells blogTO.
Check out the full story in blogTO.
Good times are baked in Durham Region’s downtowns
Durham residents know that we’re home to incredible specialty baked goods, but if you’re seeking a soothing-to-the-soul stroll followed by a leisurely stop for coffee and a baked good at a cozy café, drop into one of our many downtowns.
Learn about the bakery destinations in Durham Region's downtowns.
2022 International Palliative Care Innovator of the Year awarded to Port Perry-based Musiccare by Room 217
The 2022 International Palliative Care Innovator of the Year was crowned last week at the McGill International Congress on Palliative Care! Six finalists from the United States and Canada competed in a fun, fast-paced challenge that was expertly MC’d by the very engaging Dr. Cory Ingram of Mayo Clinic. Congratulations to Bev Foster, of Room 217, for winning the coveted title for her innovation: Culturally diverse music creation as a prototype for effective intercultural collaboration in health care.
Learn more about Musiccare by Room 217 and their award.
Ontario Tech University preparing climate leaders of the future in Nuclear Energy
Nuclear power has been an integral part of Ontario’s energy landscape for many years, producing as much as 60 per cent of the province’s electricity. “It has also contributed to Ontario having among the lowest greenhouse gas emissions from electricity in the world,” says Dr. Markus Piro, Canada Research Chair in Nuclear Fuels and Materials, and Chair of Department of Energy and Nuclear Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science at Ontario Tech University. Going forward, nuclear energy is expected to play a key role in helping Canada meet its net-zero carbon targets and sustainability commitments.
Learn about Ontario Tech University as climate leaders.
Ontario Tech University and Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences teaming to break new ground in dementia care
Two local organizations, Ontario Tech University and the Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences, have a robust legacy of working together on issues related to mental wellness. On November 9, the two institutions announced the launch of the Advancement for Dementia Care Centre (ADCC), a vital new community-based partnership aimed at uncovering solutions to improve the quality of life of patients and caregivers through innovation in research and deployment of new technologies.
Read more about the ADCC and dementia care.
Ontario breaks ground on world-leading Small Modular Reactor (SMR)
Site preparation is now underway for Canada’s first grid-scale SMR at Ontario Power Generation’s Darlington nuclear site. This work marks another milestone in the province’s plan to build the reliable, affordable and clean electricity grid needed to enable electrification and attract more investment in the province’s economy.
Learn how this new reactor provides clean and cost-effective electricity.