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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Get out and enjoy Canada’s winter wonderland
“Every so often nature surprises you with sightings of bird species that seem to have missed the memo about migration”
For many Canadians, scarves, mitts, boots and gloves have become fashion must-haves as the last leaves of autumn were followed by the first snow over the past week. For many of us, the thought of dealing with slush and ice on top of fighting a cold sounds pretty depressing. But before begging for summer’s return, there are ways that can ease your wintertime blues. Here are three activities to help you and your family discover the wonder in this land of ice and snow this season.
Spot and hear the birds
THE LEGACY OF THE FIRST WORLD WAR IN YOUR COMMUNITY
The Vimy Foundation launches social media contest
It has been 100 years since the First World War began. Though the battlefields where the war was fought are thousands of kilometres away, evidence of the impact of the First World War can be found all around the streets of our local communities here in Canada.
Have a fearless Halloween this year by shedding light on nature’s spooky species
With Halloween in our midst, it’s hard to miss the décor, costumes and embellishments that use spiders to evoke a spooky aesthetic. But does the spider truly deserve this creepy reputation? You may have caught wind of a viral YouTube prank that captures a pint-sized dog wearing a realistic spider costume as it chases spooked prankees away. Many cited the mutant-like spider-dog as “cute” and he quickly become an internet sensation.
Teen Driving: Take the Responsible Road
While an RBC Insurance survey shows that nine-in-10 parents rate their teens as fairly good drivers, many teenagers still fall prey to common driving misconceptions.
“Being a teenage driver isn’t always easy. You’re developing a new skill and learning the rules of the road, and because of this, are more likely to fall victim to myths,” explains Natalie Dupuis, Senior Product Manager, Auto, RBC Insurance. “However, knowing what types of mistakes you’re most likely to commit can help reduce the chances of you making them.”
Family Fun for a SPOOK-tacular Halloween
(Toronto, ON – October 14, 2014) – Halloween isn’t just about dressing up and trick-or-treating – it’s also a great opportunity to learn together as a family!
Kids love Halloween and spooky things. ABC Life Literacy Canada offers these tips, tricks and treats for the whole family to enjoy in the days leading up to Halloween.