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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.

Published on Mon, 05/04/2015 by Mosquito-Less

Clear Mosquitoes Out of Your Backyard in Minutes!

Clear Mosquitoes Out of Your Backyard in Minutes!

May 4, 2015

Mosquitoes can be up to 10,000 times more sensitive to Garlic Oil than humans!

Now you can enjoy your backyard, favourite area at the cottage, pool, or have a mosquito free outdoor event or wedding. Simply spray with water based, food grade garlic oil, MOSQUITO-Less. 

“Mosquitoes can be up to 10,000 times more sensitive to Garlic Oil than humans!”

 MOSQUITO-Less was developed over 10 years ago, on a tip from a couple of farmers, who had been using  garlic oil on their livestock for years.

Published on Wed, 03/18/2015 by Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA)

Canadian Agricultural Safety Week 2015 Launch Cancelled Due to Safety Concerns

Canadian Agricultural Safety Week 2015 Launch Cancelled Due to Safety Concerns

Charlottetown, PEI, March 18, 2015: Canadian Agricultural Safety Week 2015 presented by Farm Credit Canada (FCC) launch has been cancelled due to a major blizzard that dumped 48 centimeters of snow on Charlottetown.

Published on Fri, 02/27/2015 by Be Car Care Aware

To idle, or not to idle? That is the question.

To idle, or not to idle? That is the question.

It’s no secret that Canadian winters can be brutally cold, but did you know that you shouldn’t idle your car to warm it up? It’s true! The best way to warm up your engine in the cold is to gently drive.

Published on Fri, 02/27/2015 by Be Car Care Aware

Sisters are doin' it for themselves – even when it comes to car maintenance

Sisters are doin' it for themselves – even when it comes to car maintenance

In today’s world, women are not only becoming more influential in deciding what cars to buy, they are also taking over the traditionally male responsibility of maintenance and repairs. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, currently more than 65 per cent of customers who take their vehicles to a repair shop for service are women, and some repair industry experts estimate that the average may actually be closer to 80 per cent.

Published on Mon, 02/02/2015 by Be Car Care Aware

Cost of car maintenance < Cost of a crash

Cost of car maintenance < Cost of a crash

With the myriad of expenses that we face every day, you may be tempted to put off vehicle maintenance to save a few bucks – and you certainly wouldn’t be alone – but is saving a few bucks worth risking your life?

On average, five people die on Canada’s roads each day. Though many of these collisions can be attributed to driving under the influence, driving distracted, or poor driving conditions, it would be ignorant to overlook the importance of the mechanical integrity.

Published on Mon, 01/26/2015 by The Railway Association Of Canada

The Polar Vortex shouldn’t be the foundation of Canadian railway policy

The Polar Vortex shouldn’t be the foundation of Canadian railway policy

By Paul Miller

Last winter caused widespread disruption in freight supply chains across Canada, and railways were certainly not immune; the service they were able to provide during weeks of exceptionally cold weather fell well short of many customers’ requirements.

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