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Published on Tue, 10/30/2018 by Cintas Canada, Ltd.

Poll Finds Over Two Thirds of Canadians Would Leave Home While Sick, Making Public Spaces Ideal Environments for Catching Flu

Poll Finds Over Two Thirds of Canadians Would Leave Home While Sick, Making Public Spaces Ideal Environments for Catching Flu

MISSISSAUGA, Ontario, October 30, 2018 /COMMUNITYWIRE/ – Each year, approximately 12,200 hospitalizations and 3,500 deaths in Canada are caused by the flu.1 According to a recent survey commissioned by Cintas Canada, Ltd. (NASDAQ: CTAS), many Canadians could be putting themselves and others at risk for catching the flu. The survey, conducted online by The Harris Poll among 1,046 Canadian adults ages 18 and older, reveals that 68 percent of Canadian adults would leave their homes while sick.

Published on Fri, 10/05/2018 by News Media Canada | Médias d'Info Canada

National Newspaper Week 2018 Op-Ed: Now More Than Ever

National Newspaper Week 2018 Op-Ed: Now More Than Ever

National Newspaper Week in Canada is October 1 to 7, 2018

Let’s send a message—to businesses, to government, to journalists across Canada—that #NewspapersMatter #NowMoreThanEver.

By Steve Nixon, Executive Director, Saskatchewan Weekly Newspapers Association
I am very concerned. You should be, too.

Recently, I read some statistics on how Canadians are navigating their way through the whole “Fake News” issue.

Published on Thu, 10/04/2018 by News Media Canada | Médias d'Info Canada

National Newspaper Week 2018 Op-Ed: Newspapers Matter – Now More Than Ever

National Newspaper Week 2018 Op-Ed: Newspapers Matter – Now More Than Ever

National Newspaper Week in Canada is October 1 to 7, 2018

Let’s send a message—to businesses, to government, to journalists across Canada—that #NewspapersMatter #NowMoreThanEver.

By Dave Adsett, Publisher, The Wellington Advertiser, Fergus, ON

Every town has one. In Fergus, his name is Ian.

Published on Thu, 10/04/2018 by News Media Canada | Médias d'Info Canada

National Newspaper Week 2018 Op-Ed: Newspapers Matter

National Newspaper Week 2018 Op-Ed: Newspapers Matter

National Newspaper Week in Canada is October 1 to 7, 2018

Let’s send a message—to businesses, to government, to journalists across Canada—that #NewspapersMatter #NowMoreThanEver.

By Margaret Hasein, Publisher, Biggar Independent, Biggar, SK

It was a typical summer night, sitting around the campfire at the lake. Friends and family, lots of laughter, toasting marshmallows, partaking in a few beverages.

Published on Wed, 10/03/2018 by The Travelers Companies, Inc.

Travelers Canada Poll: Millennials More Vocal About Distracted Driving

Travelers Canada Poll: Millennials More Vocal About Distracted Driving

 

The Travelers Institute brings its Every Second Matters™ distracted driving campaign to Canadian university students

CALGARY, Alberta /COMMUNITYWIRE/ - The Travelers Institute, the public policy division of The Travelers Companies, Inc.

Published on Thu, 09/20/2018 by Operation Lifesaver Canada

Help #STOPTrackTragedies in your community this Rail Safety Week

Help #STOPTrackTragedies in your community this Rail Safety Week

By Sarah Mayes
Operation Lifesaver Canada and U.S.-based Operation Lifesaver, Inc. are joining forces to launch a new North American campaign this Rail Safety Week, September 23-29, 2018, called #STOPTrackTragedies.

For most of us, buckling up when driving and using sidewalks instead of walking down the centre of a road are automatic safety habits. But did you know there is another real – and potentially life-threatening – hazard to drivers and pedestrians? I’m talking about the danger we don’t often consider: driving or walking near train tracks. 

Published on Thu, 09/06/2018 by Natixis Investment Managers

Canada Ranks 9th in 2018 Natixis Global Retirement Index

Canada Ranks 9th in 2018 Natixis Global Retirement Index

“Global retirement security is facing a multi-dimensional problem, as the traditional three-pillar funding model is challenged by 21st Century demographics, fiscal imbalances and monetary policies that are straining resources around the world”

TORONTO, September 6, 2018 /COMMUNITYWIRE/ - Canada rose two spots to No. 9 among 43 countries in the 2018 Global Retirement Index, released today by Natixis Investment Managers. The modest rise in Canada’s ranking is attributed to improving economic conditions and environmental factors.

Published on Thu, 08/30/2018 by PetSmart

PetSmart Launches New Loyalty Program

PetSmart Launches New Loyalty Program

PetSmart Treats will offer pet parents savings and rewards

“Building and maintaining relationships with our customer base is a top priority, and we’re excited that PetSmart Treats will allow us to truly recognize and reward our pet parents for their continued loyalty.”

PHOENIX-- PetSmart, North America’s leading pet specialty retailer, today announced the launch of PetSmart Treats, its new loyalty program. The loyalty program is now available across the retailer’s more than 1600 locations in the U.S., Puerto Rico and Canada, as well as online and through PetSmart’s mobile app.

Published on Fri, 08/03/2018 by Nature Conservancy of Canada

Nature Conservancy of Canada asks Canadians to help stop the spread of invasive species through summer recreational activities

Nature Conservancy of Canada asks Canadians to help stop the spread of invasive species through summer recreational activities

The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) hopes people are enjoying the outdoors and connecting with nature this summer, but at the same time is encouraging them to help control the spread of invasive species. 

Many invasive species have few natural predators to control them. Once they get into ecosystems, they’re often able to spread and out-compete our native plants and animals for space, water, food and other resources.

The not-for-profit, private land conservation group is highlighting 10 invasive species that can be spread as a result of people going about their summer outdoor recreation. Activities such as camping, hiking, biking, fishing, boating, horseback riding and driving ATVs can unintentionally spread invasive species into our rivers, streams and forests. 

Published on Mon, 07/09/2018 by Discover Boating

Your Brain on a Boat: Research Says Boating Improves Creativity, Emotional Health, Relaxation

Your Brain on a Boat: Research Says Boating Improves Creativity, Emotional Health, Relaxation

TORONTO, July 9, 2018 /COMMUNITYWIRE/ - According to the National Marine Manufacturers Association Canada, an estimated 12.4 million Canadians enjoy our vast landscape of rivers, lakes and oceans each year — and for good reason. Recent research shows people experience emotional, behavioural and psychological benefits of being near, in, on or under water, and while participating in activities such as boating.  One of the leading researchers on the health benefits of the water is Dr. Wallace J.

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