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Published on Mon, 07/20/2015 by Be Car Care Aware

Caring For Your Car in Summer

Caring For Your Car in Summer

Before hitting the road this summer, you can take several simple precautions to keep your family safe and save money at the pump. Extreme heat and long drives can be tough on cars. Cracked hoses, leaky radiators, under inflated tires and dirty filters can significantly lower your fuel efficiency, or worse, lead to a total breakdown.

Check the following vehicle components periodically during summer to help avoid breakdowns and car problems:

Published on Thu, 07/16/2015 by Be Car Care Aware

10-Minute Road Trip Prep

10-Minute Road Trip Prep

Getting your car ready for a road trip can take as little as 10 minutes. Here is a quick road trip checklist to help ensure your vehicle’s safety and reliability for your travel:

Published on Tue, 07/14/2015 by Clean Foundation

Summer contest for low income homeowners in Nova Scotia

Summer contest for low income homeowners in Nova Scotia

July 10, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia - It’s summertime, and no one wants to think about the winter we just had. But now is the perfect time to make your home warmer and save money before the snow falls again.

If you qualify for HomeWarming – a program that helps Nova Scotians living on a low income save money on heating bills and feel more comfortable year-round – we’ll assess your home and complete energy efficiency upgrades at no charge.

Published on Thu, 06/18/2015 by Ontario Stroke Network

OSN Stroke Report Cards identify top LHIN performers; most display positive progress

OSN Stroke Report Cards identify top LHIN performers; most display positive progress

OSN Stroke Report Cards identify top LHIN performers; most display positive progress

Provincial report card shows significant improvement in 12 of 16 indicators

Published on Mon, 06/15/2015 by CUPW

For Our Postal Service, the Real Court Date Is Federal Election Day

For Our Postal Service, the Real Court Date Is Federal Election Day

For Our Postal Service, the Real Court Date Is Federal Election Day

By Mike Palecek

Published on Tue, 05/12/2015 by Be Car Care Aware

Get involved in Car Care Month on Social Media

Get involved in Car Care Month on Social Media

Ottawa, Ontario – Winter has been hard on your car – among other things, the cold temperatures and icy conditions have taken a toll on your belts and hoses, brakes, and exhaust system. Though you may not notice these changes, they can put your car at risk of breaking down.

Published on Fri, 05/08/2015 by Be Car Care Aware

How to store your winter tires

How to store your winter tires

It’s spring! The snow has melted, the roads are clear, and road trip season is here. Now that the warm weather has finally arrived, chances are you’ve swapped out your winter tires for your all-season or summer tires, but have you taken steps to protect your winter tires until next year?

Though winter is now the furthest thing from our minds, it will eventually come back, and you’ll probably want to get some more wear out of your winter tires. Here are some tips to help you safely store them away:

Published on Thu, 04/30/2015 by Be Car Care Aware

Care for your car this May

Care for your car this May

After a long winter, you’re likely ready to give up your hibernating ways for some adventure and sunshine. For many Canadians this means family vacations, trips to the cottage, camping excursions, and weekend road trips. Whatever your style, chances are you are getting ready to hit the road, but are you confident that your car is in good enough shape to get you there safely and efficiently?

Published on Tue, 04/28/2015 by RBC Insurance

Protect your Home and Family against Extreme Weather

Protect your Home and Family against Extreme Weather

Extreme weather events are on the rise in Canada with heavy rainfalls, severe snowstorms, ice storms and floods increasing in prevalence and intensity across the country. Weather events that used to occur every 40 years are now happening every 6 years in some regions. While a recent RBC study highlights that Canadians feel prepared to deal with emergencies, they are not taking enough precautionary steps to protect their homes.
 

Published on Mon, 04/27/2015 by BASF Canada

The future of lentils is bright

The future of lentils is bright

Canada has seen tremendous growth in lentil production as lentil consumption has soared over the last few years. According to Bert Vandenberg, University of Saskatchewan Plant Sciences Department, Crop Development Centre, world lentil consumption has gone up four to five times relative to the human population. Lentil production in Saskatchewan alone has gone from 25,000 acres in 1983 to more than three million acres today. With growth like this, it is no wonder the future looks so promising.

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