Friday, September 24, 2004

Taking the breastfeeding challenge
September 24, 2004
Welcome to the Whistler Question!
By Tim Shoults
"Squamish mothers have a chance to be part of a record-breaking event next weekend just by doing what comes naturally. On Oct. 2 at 11 a.m. mothers and babies at sites across Canada and the United States will compete to set the record for the most babies breastfeeding at one time. The winners of the competition will be the province, territory or state with the most babies participating as a percentage of the birth rate. To level the playing field between large and small, each site will be entered into one of four groups determined by birth rate. This event takes place as part of the celebration of World Breastfeeding Week in Canada. It is sponsored by the Quintessence Foundation, a non-profit group providing education to parents and professionals about breastfeeding...."
Nestlé announces R&D center closing
The New Milford Spectrum
September 24, 2004
By Lynda Wellman
and Mark Langlois
"The town of New Milford, still reeling from recent layoffs at Kimberly-Clark Corp., has been hit with another major job cut at the local Nestlé facility. Last week, Nestlé officials announced that their Food Service Beverage Systems Research and Development program in New Milford would be transferred to Marysville, Ohio, and to product technology centers in Switzerland. That corporate decision will affect 100 employees in New Milford. All told, the layoffs at Kimberly-Clark and Nestlé — for decades twin pillars of the local economy — mean that since late July about 425 employees at the two businesses have learned that their jobs are transferred, gone or soon to be gone.