Farmer Highlights Benefits of the Back to Ag Program
The Back to Ag program was envisioned to help farmers get back to the work they love – farming. André Veilleux, a maple syrup producer from Quebec, is doing just that thanks to his new stand-up wheelchair.
On March 1, 2008, André’s life drastically changed when a maple tree he was felling crushed him, severing his spinal cord, fracturing six vertebrae and resulting in paraplegia. André would never walk again.
Endangered piping plover is small, cute and must be protected
The piping plover, named for its plaintive bell-like whistles, is a relatively small bird both is size and numbers. The species is designated as endangered under the federal Species at Risk Act, as there are only 6,000 to 6,400 individuals in the world! The Nature Conservancy of Canada is working with many partners to conserve this sensitive species’ habitat and help increase its population.
Conserving water in the Waterton Park Front
Water is a resource that connects every country and every person on this planet. World Water Day (March 22nd) is an opportunity for Canadians to think about this important resource.
As a non-profit land trust, the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) works to protect critical water within our conservation lands. The properties we conserve often contain headwaters that provide fresh water for Canadian families. Caring for this precious resource is a hugely important priority for NCC.
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.
Women in from across Canada to attend the Advancing Women Conference in Calgary
Three steps to celebrating World Water Day
Water: it’s a ubiquitous substance, necessity of civilization and the lifeblood of the planet. In 1993, the United Nations General Assembly designated March 22 as World Water Day — “a day to celebrate water, make a difference and prepare for how we manage water in the future.”
Five ways to incorporate nature into your March Break
While March is one of the months without a long weekend, many families are looking for ways to spend time together as students take leave for a week-long winter break. With the deep freeze finally behind us and balmier temperatures triggering a natural instinct to get active, here are five simple ways to spring into the season with your family and loved ones:
1) Savour the last of your winter activities
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.
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.
Doping in sport: why should you care?
Few things bring Canadians together like sport. As a public asset, sport has the power to produce enormous benefits for those who participate, for the communities that support it, and for our country as a whole. It promotes an active lifestyle, teaches the value of team work, and inspires our children to dream big.