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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 Thu, 02/26/2015 by Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport

Doping in sport: why should you care?

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.

Published on Mon, 02/23/2015 by Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA)

Back to Ag Program Recipients Announced

Back to Ag Program Recipients Announced

Second Round of Applications Now Accepted

Winnipeg, MB, February 23, 2015 – The Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA) in partnership with Farm Credit Canada (FCC) and the Rick Hansen Foundation (RHF) is pleased to announce five farmers have been awarded Back to Ag funding.

The Back to Ag Program is a funding project focused on supporting the cost of adaptive technology that injured farmers or agricultural workers need to return to the work they love – farming.

Published on Mon, 02/23/2015 by JaniKing

Jani-King launches #JaniKingPledge to advocate for emergencies in Canada

Jani-King launches #JaniKingPledge to advocate for emergencies in Canada

Jani-King in Canada is launching a new campaign to create awareness around the issue of disaster preparedness. With an increasing frequency of natural disasters occurring around the world, it is important that Canadians are prepared.

Jani-King, with 13 regional offices and over 600 franchisees located throughout Canada, is promoting the importance of disaster preparedness so that no Canadian is left in need when a disaster occurs.

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.

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