Health and Safety

Published on Mon, 05/04/2015 by Mosquito-Less

Clear Mosquitoes Out of Your Backyard in Minutes!

Clear Mosquitoes Out of Your Backyard in Minutes!

May 4, 2015

Mosquitoes can be up to 10,000 times more sensitive to Garlic Oil than humans!

Now you can enjoy your backyard, favourite area at the cottage, pool, or have a mosquito free outdoor event or wedding. Simply spray with water based, food grade garlic oil, MOSQUITO-Less. 

“Mosquitoes can be up to 10,000 times more sensitive to Garlic Oil than humans!”

 MOSQUITO-Less was developed over 10 years ago, on a tip from a couple of farmers, who had been using  garlic oil on their livestock for years.

Published on Wed, 04/08/2015 by Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA)

Farmer Highlights Benefits of the Back to Ag Program

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.

Published on Wed, 03/18/2015 by Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA)

Canadian Agricultural Safety Week 2015 Launch Cancelled Due to Safety Concerns

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.

Published on Mon, 03/09/2015 by Nature Conservancy of Canada

Five ways to incorporate nature into your March Break

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

Published on Thu, 03/05/2015 by Canadian Institutes of Health Research

Understanding autism in families - A research collaboration is building a crucial repository of behavioural and biological data

Understanding autism in families - A research collaboration is building a crucial repository of behavioural and biological data

NeuroDevNet

Understanding autism in families - A research collaboration is building a crucial repository of behavioural and biological data on autism

Overview

Published on Thu, 03/05/2015 by Canadian Institutes of Health Research

Making the most of what we have - Boosting the number of stem cells in umbilical cord blood

Making the most of what we have - Boosting the number of stem cells in umbilical cord blood

Stem Cell Network

Making the most of what we have - Boosting the number of stem cells in umbilical cord blood

Overview

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.

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