Costco’s come back quick after selling this frozen berry mix just recalled by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency – in case you haven’t heard about this yet, check your freezer for Nature’s Touch Organic Berry Cherry, in 1.5 kg packages with best-before dates up to and including March 16, 2018 (UPC code 8 73668 00179 1)– there’s a possible Hepatitis A contamination involved, 13 cases have been linked to the product here in Ontario. The make good from Costco? They’re offering free hepatitis vaccinations to those customers now.
Hepatitis A can cause inflammation of the liver, and symptoms can include fever, low appetite, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, muscle aches, and jaundice.
London-Based Author Wins CBC Short Story Grand Prize
The CBC received more than 1800 submissions for their 2016 Short Story Prize and London-based author, David Huebert has won the grand prize for his work titled ‘Enigma’ which some call, “an eloquent meditation on the mystery of life and death, love and grief, both human and animal”.
He wins $6000, he’ll attend a 10 day writing residency at The Banff Centre, and watch for his story to be published in the May edition of enRoute. Congrats David!
Canadians, Meet Turo
Canadians are just getting accustomed to UBER, and now there’s already another option. How would you feel about renting your car out to strangers?
Turo Canada is the first of its kind to bring the peer-to-peer vehicle rental idea to Canada. Like AirBnB, the company is also out of San Francisco, and is being compared to the AirBnB option for vehicles.
If your car sits all week and is only getting used on weekends for instance, here’s a way for you to make money off of it. Not everyone loves the idea of course, Transport Canada says every shared vehicle would take about eight cars off the road. This could disrupt the car rental business and the auto industry for good, or for bad.
Read some of the concerns about safety and insurance HERE