Pandora’s Box

Margaret Webb, author of “Apples to Oysters: a food lovers tour of Canadian Farms” and biodynamic farmer Michael Schmidt will be featured at a fundraising cultural event at the Aurora Cultural Centre. Ms. Webb will be reading from 3 sections of her book, selling and signing books, and Michael Schmidt will speak a little about the culture of food, and he will also conduct a small orchestra. The format is a little different than a typical concert: it’s called a cultural salon. There’s also a harp concerto, chamber music by Mozart, and a couple of dancers. Nature’s Emporium is providing all the food, and it’s a really nice afternoon out. We have donated $6000 so far to the Yellow Brick House Second Shelter, Second Chances capital campaign, since the fall.

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The Special Diet Allowance: What You Should Know

On November 30, 2010, the Ontario government announced they had decided to keep the Special Diet program instead of cancelling it. But, they said, they were going to make some changes to the program.  This backgrounder explains these changes and says what you should know if you currently get a Special Diet allowance.

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