Home and Garden

Published on Tue, 03/05/2019 by Saniflo

Top Five Home Improvement Trends for 2019

Top Five Home Improvement Trends for 2019

Spring is the busiest months for the home improvement industry as homeowners typically begin planning home renovation projects this time of year. If you’re planning to reno in 2019, check out our list of five of the top trends in design, products and techniques for transforming your home.

Kitchen and bathroom renovations continue to top lists

Published on Wed, 12/14/2016 by Nature Conservancy of Canada

Five Eco-Friendly Holiday Gift Ideas

Five Eco-Friendly Holiday Gift Ideas

Running out of gift ideas this holiday season? Fear not! Check out these suggestions for the nature lovers and environmentalists in your life:

1.   Ecosystem Globe

Published on Mon, 02/29/2016 by BASF Canada

Benefits of a two-pass system in field peas

Benefits of a two-pass system in field peas

For growers looking to get maximum yield from peas, early weed control is critical. Planning ahead with a two-pass system for peas, such as the PeasPlus solution from BASF, can help maximize yields and eliminate weed pressure.

Published on Mon, 01/25/2016 by Nature Conservancy of Canada

Sprouting resolutions for a greener you

Sprouting resolutions for a greener you

This year skip the gym, the diets and the less-is-more rules and step into greener pastures. 2016 doesn’t have to be about losing. Instead, gain an appreciation for the world around you. Make this year’s resolution more a stop-and-smell-the-roses promise to yourself.

Published on Tue, 12/01/2015 by RBC Insurance

Fire prevention tips to give you a silent night

Fire prevention tips to give you a silent night

The holiday season is one of the most joyful times of the year for many families. But it’s also one of the peak periods for accidental home fires, partly due to the increased use of candles, heaters, tree lights, even cooking (none of which mix well with several glasses of eggnog!).

Published on Mon, 10/19/2015 by Royal Canin

National Cat Day PR Campaign Mat Story

National Cat Day PR Campaign Mat Story

Help your cat hit the kitty litter 

Some cats just can’t seem to hit the kitty litter.

But most cat owners simply don’t know that when cats urinate outside of their litter box – like on your couch or laundry basket – it’s not just “cattitude,” it’s a medical condition that requires medical attention, but can be managed with assistance from your veterinarian.

Published on Tue, 07/14/2015 by Clean Foundation

Summer contest for low income homeowners in Nova Scotia

Summer contest for low income homeowners in Nova Scotia

July 10, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia - It’s summertime, and no one wants to think about the winter we just had. But now is the perfect time to make your home warmer and save money before the snow falls again.

If you qualify for HomeWarming – a program that helps Nova Scotians living on a low income save money on heating bills and feel more comfortable year-round – we’ll assess your home and complete energy efficiency upgrades at no charge.

Published on Tue, 06/16/2015 by RBC Insurance

Olympian offers water safety tips

Olympian offers water safety tips

Martha McCabe spends hundreds of hours in the water each year.

She is one of the world's fastest swimmers.

Yet despite international success in the pool, the Canadian Olympian still respects the danger water can bring.

Published on Tue, 05/26/2015 by Nature Conservancy of Canada

Help turtles cross the road safely this season

Help turtles cross the road safely this season

With Victoria Day officially marking the beginning of cottage and road trip season, more Canadians are embracing the great outdoors. It’s not just humans that are getting out and about; many wildlife species are also on the move in search of prime nesting habitat to mate and breed. This often requires crossing busy roads.  

With June being the height of nesting season for turtles, ‘tis the time to learn about our reptilian friends and what you can do to help them cross safely!

Turtles of Canada

Published on Tue, 04/28/2015 by RBC Insurance

Protect your Home and Family against Extreme Weather

Protect your Home and Family against Extreme Weather

Extreme weather events are on the rise in Canada with heavy rainfalls, severe snowstorms, ice storms and floods increasing in prevalence and intensity across the country. Weather events that used to occur every 40 years are now happening every 6 years in some regions. While a recent RBC study highlights that Canadians feel prepared to deal with emergencies, they are not taking enough precautionary steps to protect their homes.
 

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