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Published on Fri, 02/20/2015 by Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA)

Canadian Agricultural Safety Week 2015 Be the Difference Encourages All Canadians to be Farm Safety Champions

Canadian Agricultural Safety Week 2015 Be the Difference Encourages All Canadians to be Farm Safety Champions

Ottawa, ON, February 20, 2015: This March, the Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA) and the Canadian Federation of Agriculture (CFA) are encouraging all Canadians to become farm safety champions as a part of Canadian Agricultural Safety Week 2015 presented by Farm Credit Canada (FCC), which runs from March 15 to 21, 2015.

Published on Fri, 02/13/2015 by Nature Conservancy of Canada - English

Family ties in the wild

Family ties in the wild

Family: it’s a strange and wonderful thing. Somewhere between the first heartbeat and the last breath, our family plays a significant role in shaping who we become. Much like humans, other animals form bonds (short- or long-term) for different purposes in their lifetime, including mating and parenting.

In honour of Family Day, here is a showcase of three Canadian wildlife species with very different family structures, some that resonate with us; some that do not:

Until death do us part

Published on Fri, 02/06/2015 by Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA)

CASA Announces FCC Ag Safety Fund Project Recipients

CASA Announces FCC Ag Safety Fund Project Recipients

Tractor and Machinery Training Initiatives Funded Across Canada

February 6, 2015, Winnipeg, Manitoba – The Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA), in partnership with Farm Credit Canada, is pleased to announce that over $100,000 has been awarded to help enhance tractor and machinery training across Canada.

Published on Wed, 02/04/2015 by Nature Conservancy of Canada - English

Will you be my green Valentine?

Will you be my green Valentine?

Have roses, boxed sweets and fancy dinners not been doing much for your latest attempts to woo your love? With glaring reminders of cupid’s day at every retailer in sight, it is easy to lose sight of Valentine’s true meaning and “buy” your way through whole ordeal. But if you (or your loved one) beg to differ from the usual fare, try adding some creativity to your celebrations. Here are three non-clichéd ideas to celebrate your Valentine’s Day:

For the love of birds

Published on Tue, 02/03/2015 by Canadian Institutes of Health Research

Research aims to help young women diagnosed with breast cancer

Research aims to help young women diagnosed with breast cancer

(CIHR) Alicia Tait was among the 22,700 Canadian women who were diagnosed with breast cancer in 2009. Two years ago, Alicia sat in a meeting room with a group of funders and researchers and shared her experience of being diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 23.  She hoped to provide them with a better understanding of what women like her experience.

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 Thu, 01/29/2015 by Nature Conservancy of Canada - English

Wetlands – havens for human and wildlife

Wetlands – havens for human and wildlife

World Wetlands Day, celebrated every February 2nd, encourages citizens around the world to turn their thoughts to wetlands and their importance in our lives. Wetlands provide a reliable food supply and help purify freshwater for billions of global citizens. Like giant sponges, they absorb and replenish water to buffer flood and drought risks. Wetlands are also vital nesting, breeding and staging grounds for waterfowl and many other species and continue to be among the most diverse ecosystems of all. And that’s barely skimming the surface of wetlands’ wonders.

Published on Fri, 01/23/2015 by ABC Life Literacy Canada

Celebrate Family Literacy Day this January

Celebrate Family Literacy Day this January

Family Literacy Day is a national awareness initiative created by ABC Life Literacy Canada in 1999 and held annually on January 27th to raise awareness of the importance of reading and engaging in other literacy-related activities as a family.

Published on Wed, 01/14/2015 by Be Car Care Aware

Canadian Driving = Severe Driving

Canadian Driving = Severe Driving

As you flip through your vehicle’s owner manual, you’re likely to notice that it has two different service interval schedules – one for “normal” driving and one for “severe” driving.” If you’re like most Canadians, you probably think that you drive under normal conditions, but like most Canadians, you’d be wrong.

Published on Wed, 12/03/2014 by Nature Conservancy of Canada - English

A one-stop-shop for survival: How Canada’s iconic species cope with winter

A one-stop-shop for survival: How Canada’s iconic species cope with winter

When we compare how animals and humans cope with the harsh Canadian winter, we often find more similarities than differences in the way we dress and behave. Humans have long drawn inspiration from nature’s wisdom, and applied this knowledge to engineering tools, building shelters and developing strategies to survive in some of the most hostile cold weather environments.

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