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Columnists: December 2011 Archives

Eclectic Christmas Music

Each year around this time, many of us dust off the Christmas records we have had for what seems like forever. If you are looking for something fresh and eclectic this holiday season, our music columnist Errol Nazareth is here with an album that you might like to add to your collection, "Cameo Parkway Holiday Hits".
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"Beyond Food Banks: Ending hunger in Canada"

The CBC's Mary Wiens brings us an important reality check as we approach our annual "Sounds of the Season" fundraiser for local food banks tomorrow.

There are nearly 350 meal programs in Toronto, serving tens of thousands of meals. And the number of people using food banks is nearing a record high this winter.
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Mary Wiens tells us why the "food cupboard" is an emerging trend at this city's community health centres.
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Hunger is not the only thing that brings people out to the dozens of meal programs offered in Toronto. For some, meal programs are also a chance to break their feelings of isolation.
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Matt galloway spoke with Nick Saul. He is president of The Stop Community Food Centre External Site, and he is creating a national organization to replicate the model created at The Stop.
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Guest host Karen Horsman spoke about food waste with Jo-Anne Sobie. She is the new executive director of Second Harvest External Site.
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Prescribing Exercise

Guest host Karen Horsman spoke about YouTube External Site video that has gone viral, with our health columnist Dr. Peter Lin.
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