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Cannabis makes its legal debut in our food system

On Oct. 17, edible cannabis products, cannabis extracts, and cannabis topicals become legal in Canada.

There are different ways to consume cannabis including smoking, vaping, cooking in foods or drinking infused beverages.

Any food or drink item that includes compounds of THC and/or CBD (tetrahydrocannabinol and cannabinol), are considered an “edible.”

Tips to keep your smile merry and bright

Dentists across Ontario hope everyone has a safe and happy holiday season, and are gifting you with helpful dental tips to keep it a merry time for your mouth.

Whether you're staying in with family and friends, or heading out to parties between now and New Year's, the Ontario Dental Association (ODA) wants you to enjoy the festivities while keeping these four “S”s in mind.

'Flu case reported in region

The Northwestern Health Unit reports a first case of influenza has been confirmed in the region.

Having one positive case means that there are other, non-lab tested cases in the area.

Influenza cases this early in the season are rare, and the health unit is urging everyone to get a 'flu shot right away as the vaccine takes two weeks to work.