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This blog is bilingual, since approximately half the people in Richmond speak a Chinese language. The blog uses Traditional Chinese, rather than Simplified Chinese, because the Chinese-language media in Canada generally use Traditional Chinese. 這是一個中英文混合的網誌,皆因接近一半列治文市居民通曉中文。這網誌採用繁體中文,而非簡體中文,是基於一般加拿大中文傳媒都普遍使用繁體中文。

Thursday, July 21, 2016

How to Get Rid of Ants: 12 Foolproof Tips from "The Family Handyman" Magarzine

How to Get Rid of Ants: 12 Foolproof Tips
How to Get Rid of Ants: 12 Foolproof Tips
Put an end to most ant problems with inexpensive products from the home center or hardware store, and save the expense of hiring an exterminator.

I.D. the Ant

Start by identifying the type of ant in your house so you can find out its nesting habits and have a better idea of where they're living (they may be nesting outdoors). Take a close-up photo of the ant and send it to your local university extension service (enter your state's name and “university extension service” into any online search engine). The extension service will tell you the type of ant you're dealing with and where it nests. They may give you fact sheets about the ant species and maybe even some advice on getting rid of that particular ant species.

Keep it Clean to Deter Ants

A clean house is your first defense against ants. Sweep up food crumbs, wipe up spills, take out the garbage and don't leave dirty dishes sitting around the house. This takes away the ants' food source. Spray vinegar mixed with water around bowls of pet food to keep ants from feasting there.

Erase Ant Trails

Where you see one ant, you're bound to see others. That's because ants leave a scented trail that other ants follow. Sweeping or mopping isn't enough to eliminate the scent. Instead, mix 1 part vinegar with 3 parts water in a spray bottle, then spray wherever you've seen ants in the past. This will stop outdoor nesting ants that entered the house to forage for food (ants that come inside are not necessarily trying to establish a nest).
Vinegar and water won't stop ants that are already nesting indoors. You'll need to kill them with ant bait.

Determine the Best Ant Bait

When you see an ant, your first impulse is probably to step on it. But don't. You'll kill it, but for every ant you see, there may be hundreds more hiding in the house. The ones you see are scout ants, foraging for food to take back to the colony. Use these scouts to wipe out the entire colony.
Prebait ants in areas you've previously seen them. Ants' tastes change during the year. They usually prefer protein in the spring and sweets or fatty/oily foods in the summer. Set out sugar or honey, fried food and peanut butter, then see which food attracts ants. Use whichever food they prefer for bait.
Once you know what the ants like, buy and set out toxic ant bait that's geared to their taste. Look on the bait package for words like “controls both sweet and grease eating ants.”

Wipe Out Ant Colonies

Once you've set out toxic ant bait, expect to see lots of ants (initially). That's a good thing. It means more ants are taking the bait (which is toxic) back to the colony where they'll share it with the rest of the ants, including the queen, and kill them. There might be thousands of ants back at the nest.
Liquid bait works best for many sweet-loving ants. Other ants prefer solid bait. If you still have ants after two weeks, replace the bait containers. If that doesn't work, it's time to hunt down the nest.

Find Ant Nests

Sometimes the solution to an ant problem is getting rid of their nest. If you’re dealing with carpenter ants, which can do structural damage to your house, it’s vital that you wipe them out ASAP. Finding the nest may not be easy and takes some detective work. Ants generally prefer damp areas, such as framing or flooring that’s soft and spongy from a plumbing or roof leak. Start by looking for areas with water damage. Attics, bathrooms and exterior walls are obvious candidates.
Cut small holes in water-damaged walls to track down the ant nest. (You're going to have to repair the walls anyway.) When you find the nest, spray it with an insecticide that contains bifenthrin, permethrin or deltamethrin (look on the label). Ortho’s Home Defense Max is one brand. Be sure to fix the water leak and replace damaged wood. If you can’t track down the nest, hire a pest control service. Pros spend about 80 percent of their time hunting down nests. Their fees start at about $150, but tough cases with multiple treatments can cost $400 or more.

Spray Ant Entry Points

After ridding the house of ants, take steps to ensure they don't come back. Caulk and seal holes, and then spray insecticide around doors and windows. Use an insecticide that contains bifenthrin, permethrin or deltamethrin. Spray a 4-in.-wide band along entry points, just enough to wet the surface. Once dry, the spray leaves an invisible film that repels ants so they won't enter the house. Each spring, spray the insecticide to guard against ants. But keep in mind that this only works to keep ants out—it won't kill ants that are already inside, and it can actually interfere with the use of ant baits.

Spray on an Ant Barrier

If you're still getting ants in your house after spraying interior entry points, spray a 12-in.-wide band of insecticide on the foundation and on and under the first course of lap siding to keep ants from entering the house. Use an outdoor insecticide that says “barrier treatment” on the label.

Destroy Exterior Ant Nests

If you frequently see ants in the same area on the siding, there's probably a nest in there. Look for holes in the siding where ants are crawling in and out. The holes are often located between bricks where mortar has fallen out, under lap siding or in cracks in stucco. Once you locate the nest, or the vicinity of the nest, spray the area with an insecticide containing bifenthrin.

Kill Ants in Your Yard

Anthills are eyesores in yards, and the ants can ruin outside dining. If you only have ants in a certain area, like along your sidewalk, spot-treat the area with an outdoor insecticide. Liquid or granules work fine. For large-scale ant problems, use a lawn and garden insect killer that contains bifenthrin as the active ingredient. The spray will also kill other insects (read the label for a list). First mow the grass, then spray the insecticide on the entire lawn—you can also spray shrubs and trees. Spray in the early morning or late afternoon when the ants are most active. And it's best to spray on a calm day to prevent drift. If ants are still building mounds after six weeks, treat the lawn again (the insecticide works for up to six weeks). You won't kill every ant in your yard (nor would you want to!), but spraying will eliminate most of them and stop the annoying mounds.

Kill Fire Ants with Bait

Fire ants are found in the Southeastern United States and Southern California. Standard insecticides are much less effective at killing fire ants. You need a special product that's designed to wipe out these biting critters. Apply the granules with a broadcast spreader. Fire ants carry the granules, which they think are food (it’s actually toxic bait) back to their mounds. The ants share the bait and die. Some of these insecticides keep killing fire ants for up to a year. As with other baits, it may take a few weeks for you to see full results.

Eliminate Safe Havens for Ants

Once you kill the ants in your house and yard, take steps to ensure they don't come back. Trim back bushes, shrubs and trees that brush against your siding or roof and provide a bridge for ants to reach your house. Keep a 3-in. to 6-in. clearance space between the soil around the foundation and the bottom row of siding to prevent ants from nesting in the siding (and make sure the soil slopes away from the house). Avoid stacking firewood next to the house. Firewood makes a perfect retreat for ants. Ants like bare spots in the yard and they like to build nests under layers of thatch. Maintaining a healthy lawn is one way to discourage ants. If anthills pop up in bare areas, spray the mound with insecticide and plant grass in the bare spots. Rake the lawn or bag the grass when you mow to eliminate thatch.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016


● 我們都深信禱告能加速病人的康復,但這種信念有沒有科學証據的支持?

● 感恩的心如何幫助身體的復原?

● 宇宙的大愛與我們身、心、靈的健康有何關係?



Anthony Lui

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Major Cell Phone Radiation Study Reignites Cancer Questions

News of the week. Please SHARE! 

The following is the largest study conducted by the National Institutes of Health in the U.S. 

Major Cell Phone Radiation Study Reignites Cancer Questions
Exposure to radio-frequency radiation linked to tumor formation in rats

"Federal scientists released partial findings Friday from a $25-million animal study that tested the possibility of links between cancer and chronic exposure to the type of radiation emitted from cell phones and wireless devices. The findings, which chronicle an unprecedented number of rodents subjected to a lifetime of electromagnetic radiation starting in utero, present some of the strongest evidence to date that such exposure is associated with the formation of rare cancers in at least two cell types in the brains and hearts of rats...

In contrast, none of the control rats—those not exposed to the radiation—developed such tumors...

Earlier studies had never found that this type of radiation was associated with the formation of these cancers in animals at all. But none of those studies followed as many animals, for as long or with the same larger intensity exposures... "

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Move for Health Week 2016, May to 13

May 6 to 13
Celebrate healthy active living with dozens of activities offered at community facilities in Richmond throughout the week!

Move for Health is:
  • 150 minutes of physical activity per week for adults
  • One hour of physical activity per day for children and youth
  • Connecting with your community
  • Walking 30 minutes per day
  • Eating five or more fruits and vegetables per day
  • Connecting with nature

Friday, April 22, 2016

加拿大已有免費手機服務 Free Mobile Phone Services in Canada

Text and Call Online - FREE! at www.textnow.com

Sign up for the free Wi-Fi only version of TextNow available for download on your own device. If you like, switch to a paid TextNow plan with your new or existing phone number.

How Fongo works www.fongo.com

Fongo uses Voice-Over Internet Protocol (VoIP) to place and receive calls and send and receive messages using your existing data plan (3G/4G) or nearby WiFi connection and Fongo's nationwide network. 
Fongo can help you save hundreds of dollars even if you're under contract with a mobile carrier.
With Fongo:
  • Eliminate your long distance and local calling costs.
  • Eliminate or greatly reduce your texting costs.
  • Stop paying for premium features like voicemail and caller ID -- you get these free from Fongo.
  • Consider reducing the size of your existing mobile plan since Fongo calls use data, not your expensive voice minutes. Or, switch to a data-only plan.

Using the Sugar Mobile App www.sugarmobile.ca
Try Sugar-Free, you'll get 30days unlimited Canada and US Talk and Text when your smartphone is connected to WIFI. 

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Thursday, April 21, 2016

吃素家族 心臟病、癌症風險增

2016-04-01 10:10:48 世界日報 編譯張玉琴/綜合紐約30日電

研究發現,長期吃素可能會使人的DNA發生突變,而使得人體較易發炎。研究人員認為,此突變使吃素者較易自植物攝取人體需要的脂肪酸,但同時卻增加花生四烯酸(arachidonic acid)的生成,花生四烯酸會增加炎症疾病和罹癌的風險。
若飲食常用蔬菜油,突變基因則會將脂肪酸轉化為花生四烯酸。更糟的是,此突變也會阻礙Omega 3脂肪酸的生成,而Omega 3可預防心臟疾病。
由於現代民眾飲食習慣改變,食用含有豐富Omega 3的魚類和核果減少,改而使用更多蔬菜油,但蔬菜油含有的Omega 6較不健康,此問題因此愈來愈受關切。

Free HPO Webinar - Update on the Enhanced Licensing System for BC Residential Builders

Free HPO Information Sessions for BC Residential Builders - WEBINARS (Spring 2016)
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Free HPO Webinar - Update on the Enhanced Licensing System for BC Residential Builders
Sign up for a free information session presented by the Homeowner Protection Office (HPO) to learn more about continuing professional development, qualification requirements for new residential builders, new requirements for owner builders and more.
We will explain how the changes to the Homeowner Protection Act are being implemented, answer your questions about the new requirements and let you know what's new.
Visit the Enhanced Licensing web page for more detailed information and sign up to receive important email updates.
Date & Time:May 05, 2016 08:30 AM to
Jun 09, 2016 11:30 AM
Location:Two webinar sessions available. See section below for details.
Sessions managed by: Homeowner Protection Office, Branch of BC Housing
Suite 1701 - 4555 Kingsway
Burnaby, B.C. Canada
Registration Closes:Jun 09, 2016 07:00 AM

Event Coordinator:

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Sunday, April 10, 2016

列治文華人前列腺癌支援網絡四月到九月免費專題健康講座和籌款活動 Richmond Chinese Prostate Cancer Networking Group April to September events

Here are some confirmed education booths and meetings in 2016, You may aware we are having meetings at CCM and RPL in early 2016. We just decided move to the Richmond Public Library (Bridge Main Branch) under a new learning program named "Prostate Health".  All remained monthly meetings will be at RPL, except the May is at our regular meeting place - Garratt Wellness Centre. 

For more meeting updates, please go to http://richmondprostate.blogspot.ca/ or call 604-836-6423

April 13, 2016 Wednesday 10:30am – noon
Chinese presentation of Prostate Health at Burnaby Crystal Mall CCM
(If you missed the January workshop in Richmond CCM, you may drop in on Wednesday)

April 14, 2016  Thursday 7-8:30pm
Public education meeting at Richmond Public Library (Brighouse Branch, 100 – 7700 Minoru Gate, Richmond) 
Please go to the Richmond Library website Click on the "sign-up button" and use your library card to register
Speaker - Mr. Jonathan Ley Life Coach | Chartered Herbalist | Certified Detoxification
English presentation of "Removing Pain and Inflammation without Chemical Medication of Surgery"

April 30, 2016  Saturday  9am-4pm
Prostate Health booth at the CCM Health Fair, Crystal Mall, Burnaby

May 12, 2016 Thursday, 7pm-8:30pm at Garratt Wellness Centre
Speaker - Ms. Monita Sundar, PCSC Programe Coordinator

May 29, 2016 Sunday
“Ride to Live”  Motorcycle Fundraising - We will provide volunteers at the poke card station at Delta Town & Country Inn!
Register, Volunteer and Donation please go to http://vancouver.ridetolive.ca/

June 9, 2016  Thursday 7-8:30pm at Richmond Public Library
Dr. Brian Yang , Urologist of Burnaby & New Westminster Hospital
Chinese presentation of Laparoscopic Surgery and Transurethral Resection of Prostate
June 17, 2016 Friday  
“Butts in a Boar”Dragon Boat Fundraising - We have 3 members in the team! 

June 19, 2016 Sunday
“Father’s Day Walk & Run”Fundraising, 
Register, Volunteer and Donation please go to http://www.thefathersdayrun.ca/event-details-metro-vancouver/
 July 14, 2016  Thursday 7-8:30pm at Richmond Public Library
Dr. Winkle Kwan, Oncologist of Surrey Hospital
Chinese presentation of Radiation Therapy

August 11, 2016  Thursday 7-8:30pm at Richmond Public Library
Dr. Xuesen Dong, Research Scientist of Vancouver Prostate Centre
Chinese presentation of Prostate Cancer and Prostate Cancer Research

September 8, 2016  Thursday 7-8:30pm at Richmond Public Library 
Dr. Jenny Huang, President of United Acupuncturists & TCMP Association of British Columbia
Chinese presentation of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Prostate Health)

Best Regards,
Daniel Leung

2016413日,週三 午十時 中午二時   
本拿比麗晶廣場中信中心 - 前列腺健康
(若錯過一月在烈治文中信中心舉辦的前列腺健康講座可以- 無需報名)

2016414日,週四 下午7-8時半 
Mr. Jon Ley,
英語講解 - "止痛及消炎無需醫藥和手術" (Removing Pain and Inflammation without Chemical Medication of Surgery)
請到 圖書館網站 www.yourlibrary.ca 點擊 "註冊按鈕",並使用你的圖書館卡進行登記。

2016430日,週六 上午9 -下午 4   
本拿比麗晶廣場中信中心 - 前列腺健康展覽攤位

2016512日,週四 下午7-8時半   
將在Garratt健康中心 , 7504 Chelsea Place, Richmond舉行
Ms. Monita Sundar, 溫哥華前列腺中心項目協調員
 - 英語講解 - "PCSC前列腺癌支持護理計劃” (Prostate Cancer Supportive Care (PCSC) Program)  /英文投影片
“Ride to Live”  電單車遊行籌款請上網報名 上網捐款支持前列腺癌的研究
http://vancouver.ridetolive.ca/ 需要大量義工請回覆電郵與我聯絡

201669日, 週四 下午7-8時半  
楊沛陶(Dr. Brian Yang), 本拿比 - 新西敏醫院泌尿科醫師
 - 國語講解 – “前列腺腹腔鏡手術和經尿道切除術 (Laparoscopic Surgery and Transurethral Resection of Prostate)   /英文投影片

2016617日, 週五  
“Butts in a Boar” 龍舟競渡籌款  上網捐款支持前列腺癌的研究

2016619日, 週日  
“Father’s Day Walk & Run” 競步籌款 
上網報名參賽或作義工 - 請捐款支持前列腺癌的研究

2016714日, 週四 下午7-8時半   
Dr. Winkle Kwan 醫生素裡醫院的腫瘤科醫生的
 - 粵語講解 放射治療 (Radiation Therapy)    /英文投影片

811 ,週四 下午7-8時半
董學森博士 (Dr. Xuesen Dong), 溫哥華前列腺中心研究員
 - 國語講解 – “前列腺癌和前列腺癌的研究” (Prostate Cancer and Prostate Cancer Research)

201698 ,週四 下午7-8時半  
黃健儀中醫師 (Dr. Jenny Huang),  卑詩省中醫針灸師聨合會會長
 - 粵語講解- “中國傳統醫學和前列腺健康”( Traditional Chinese Medicine and Prostate Health)