Helsinki is one of those cities that have an air of mystique about it, where east meets west, and the historic past harmonizes with futuristic visions. The capital of Finland was also designated as the World Design Capital (WDC) of 2012.
An elderly lady died in Helsinki after being infected with botulism. The source of the botulinum toxin was located in a jar of Italian Gaudiano Organic Olives Stuffed with Almonds. The olives are now subject to a food recall.
Winter may be over, and having a bit of snow on the ground in April is nothing unusual in Finland. But the mountain of snow left after this winter’s record snowfall has Helsinki residents wondering if it will ever melt.