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Published on Tue, 06/07/2016 by Nature Conservancy of Canada

Nature Conservancy of Canada highlights need for greater conservation in Canada this Environment Week

Nature Conservancy of Canada highlights need for greater conservation in Canada this Environment Week

Our planet is a very different place today than when your grandparents were born. Despite the copious amount of conservation work occurring on a daily basis by citizens, volunteers and environmental groups, biodiversity is continuing to be lost in Canada.

In order to restore the Earth’s “factory settings,” which provide habitat for species and critical ecosystem services to Canadians, organizations such as the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) are constantly finding more ways to conserve and restore our lands and waters for the long term.

Published on Thu, 05/05/2016 by BASF Canada

New tools in the fight against resistant weeds in corn

New tools in the fight against resistant weeds in corn

New tools in the fight against resistant weeds in corn

Over the last eight years, growers in Eastern Canada have faced an alarming and unexpected increase in resistance. Glyphosate-resistant giant ragweed, common ragweed, Canada fleabane and waterhemp are among the weeds surfacing across southern Ontario and Quebec. This upsurge in resistance is radically affecting quality and yield in corn and soybean crops and no field is immune.

Published on Wed, 05/11/2016 by BASF Canada

A southern Alberta grower’s twenty-year yield and quality mission

A southern Alberta grower’s twenty-year yield and quality mission

Jan Drost first began farming in Bentley, Alberta about two decades ago. Back then, just as today, Drost was always looking to improve the quality and yield of his crops. One of the ways he focused on doing that is to minimize disease pressure through good crop management, use of inputs and careful planning of his rotations.  

Published on Mon, 04/18/2016 by RBC Insurance

Are you prepared for an emergency? Tips to Protect your Home

Are you prepared for an emergency? Tips to Protect your Home

Emergencies can happen at any time. Whether it’s a late winter storm, springtime flooding, hail storm or fire, having an emergency plan in place can reduce risk and keep you and your family safe. While nobody ever wants to think about having to deal with a disaster, extreme weather events are increasing in prevalence and intensity across Canada and many other parts of the world.

Published on Tue, 04/05/2016 by Scouts Canada

Local Scouts Challenge The Community As Good Turn Week Turns Into A National Movement

Local Scouts Challenge The Community As Good Turn Week Turns Into A National Movement

Local Scouts Challenge The Community As Good Turn Week Turns Into A National Movement

Help build a friendlier community; uncover new ways to pay it forward

Published on Thu, 03/31/2016 by Parkinson Canada

Find out how Parkinson’s changes everything during Parkinson Awareness Month this April

Find out how Parkinson’s changes everything during Parkinson Awareness Month this April

TORONTO, ON, March 31, 2016 – Parkinson’s changes everything. It is a disease of the brain that touches almost every aspect of daily living, including: movement, mood, speech, eating and drinking, sleep, and cognitive changes. It worsens over time, robbing a person of independence through increasing complications, and ultimately resulting in premature death. There is no known cause or cure for Parkinson’s disease.

Published on Wed, 03/23/2016 by Parkinson Canada

Avez-vous perdu l’odorat? Écrivez-vous plus petit qu’avant? Avril est le mois de la sensibilisation à la maladie de Parkinson

Avez-vous perdu l’odorat? Écrivez-vous plus petit qu’avant? Avril est le mois de la sensibilisation à la maladie de Parkinson

Avez-vous perdu l’odorat? Écrivez-vous plus petit qu’avant?

Avril est le mois de la sensibilisation à la maladie de Parkinson

Montréal, 23 mars 2016 – De nombreuses personnes affirment qu’avec l’âge, elles perdent leur faculté de l’olfaction et du goût. D’autres remarquent que leur écriture change et rapetisse. Savez-vous qu’il peut s’agir de signes avant-coureurs de la maladie de Parkinson plutôt que du vieillissement normal?

Published on Wed, 03/23/2016 by Parkinson Canada

Have you lost the sense of smell? Is your hand writing getting smaller? April is Parkinson Awareness Month

Have you lost the sense of smell? Is your hand writing getting smaller? April is Parkinson Awareness Month

Have you lost the sense of smell? Is your hand writing getting smaller?

April is Parkinson Awareness Month

Montreal, March 23, 2016 – Many people notice they lose their sense of smell and taste as they get older. Others observe their handwriting changing and getting smaller. Did you know these could be the early signs of Parkinson’s disease, and not just a normal part of aging?

Published on Wed, 03/16/2016 by Nature Conservancy of Canada

This St. Patrick’s Day, defy convention and celebrate snakes!

This St. Patrick’s Day, defy convention and celebrate snakes!

For many of us, Saint Patrick is known as the protector of the rolling hills of Ireland. Every year North Americans join in celebrating his legendary story.

The green beer, shamrocks and other verdant regalia common of the current St. Paddy’s Day are actually meant to celebrate the story of St. Patrick. Folklore has it that after 40 days of fasting and wearing a garment of green, he drove the snakes out of Ireland and chased them into the sea.

Published on Wed, 03/02/2016 by Nature Conservancy of Canada

Take a walk on the wild side with The Nature Conservancy of Canada

Take a walk on the wild side with The Nature Conservancy of Canada

The field observations made by scientists at the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) are key to telling the story of conservation. On an average day they may encounter an array of wildlife species, bringing back stories of the mysteries and wonders of all nature’s creatures have to offer. Their ordinary field day can yield extraordinary stories about the species on our properties.  

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