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  • April 30, 2009

Kathleen Wynne e-News, April 29, 2009

Earth Day Cleanup - Swine Flu precautions - Jane Jacobs Walk

Hi Everyone,

I hope you are all doing well.

Thank you so much to those of you who came to help us with our Earth Day clean-up in the riding last Saturday. It was a beautiful day – at least while the clean-up was going on. About a hundred people joined Rob Oliphant and me along Don Mills Road south of Gateway and into the ravine behind 10 Gateway.

Louis Fliss has been a terrific champion of cleaning up the ravine beside the Flemingdon Health Centre and if we all continue to work to that end, the ravine will be a beautiful natural asset for the community once again. Thank you Louis!

I know that there is a lot of concern about the new strain of flu that is taking hold. I have great confidence in our public health officials who learned a great deal from the SARS crisis. There is absolutely no cause for panic, but of course we all have to pay attention and be careful. In this vein, the Public Health Agency advises people to:

  • Wash hands thoroughly with soap and warm water, or use hand sanitizer
  • Cough and sneeze in your arm or sleeve
  • Get your annual flu shot
  • Keep doing what you normally do, but stay home if sick
  • Check for more information
  • Check for travel notices and advisories
  • Talk to a health professional if you experience severe flu-like symptoms

These are all important measures that we can take to protect ourselves.

On another note, I am also taking part in two Jane’s Walks this Saturday (May 2nd). The first is a walk through the Thorncliffe Park community from 1:00-3:00 pm. The meeting place is the TNO Youth Centre behind the East York Town Centre. The second walk is through the Flemingdon Park community from 3:00-5:00 pm. The meeting place is the McDonald’s parking lot at the Flemingdon Park Plaza on Don Mills Road south of Eglinton across from the Ontario Science Centre. Feel free to contact my constituency office at 416-425-6777 if you have any questions.

All the best,

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