Lifestyles

Published on Thu, 09/05/2013 by Nature Conservancy of Canada

Unwind from school with nature

Unwind from school with nature

Summer is out and school is in; a phrase hardly celebrated by those heading back to class this fall. Thankfully weekends exist; two days a week free for family time. And what better way to unwind with your family, than spending time in nature? After all, some say fresh air and open spaces might be just what you need to be successful throughout school year.

Published on Wed, 09/04/2013 by Shepell·fgi (E)

Stress in Children

Stress in Children

Children experience stress just as adults do, but it often goes unrecognized. Today, the pace of life is faster, and changes occur rapidly and frequently. There are many factors that contribute to stress in children's lives. Stress can interfere with children's motivation, attention, perception, memory and the entire learning process.

Published on Fri, 08/02/2013 by Shepell·fgi (E)

Taking a Healthier Approach at Work

Taking a Healthier Approach at Work

Another workday begins. After stumbling out of bed and getting ready you head to work. On the way, you hit the drive thru for some caffeine and pick up a box of donuts for your morning meeting. By 10 a.m. you're full of energy. By 11 a.m., you can barely keep your eyes open. With so much work to do, you and your colleagues skip lunch or grab some takeout. And exercise? Who's got the time?

It may seem like making healthy choices--especially at work--is too inconvenient and takes too much time, but it doesn't have to be.

Published on Thu, 08/01/2013 by Be Car Care Aware

Newspapers Canada partners with Automotive Industries Association to promote regular vehicle maintenance and enhance safety

Newspapers Canada partners with Automotive Industries Association to promote regular vehicle maintenance and enhance safety

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TORONTO, ONTARIO (August 1, 2013) - Newspapers Canada is pleased to announce that it will be entering into a media partnership with the Automotive Industries Association (AIA) of Canada effective August 1, 2013. As the national trade association for Canada's automotive aftermarket industry, AIA represents more than 900 members across the country. Together, AIA and Newspapers Canada aim to educate Canada's driving public about the need for regular vehicle maintenance to improve car safety.

Published on Fri, 04/19/2013 by Nature Conservancy of Canada

Volunteers Caring for Canada

Volunteers Caring for Canada

(National Volunteer Week - April 22-26)

Volunteers across the country are being recognized this week as National Volunteer Week kicks off. From Goose Bay to North Bay, Canadians who donate their time and talents continue to be a driving force in Canada's economy.

Erica Thompson spends her days coordinating the cross-country Conservation Volunteers program for the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC). She sees the positive impact Canadians make every day on the environment.

Published on Mon, 04/08/2013 by Nature Conservancy of Canada

How to get your hike on: trail tips for the masses

How to get your hike on: trail tips for the masses

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By Laura Mousseau, Nature Conservancy of Canada

If you haven't been enjoying some winter skiing or snowshoeing, then surely spring's arrival means it's time to hit the trails! Across Ontario, many Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) properties are open and accessible to hikers, and I've got some tips to help you enjoy nature while keeping yourself and wildlife safe. Here are five great hiking DOs for any trail:

Published on Tue, 05/29/2012 by RBC Insurance

Planning to lend your car? Here's what you need to know

Planning to lend your car? Here's what you need to know

Many vehicle owners may not be aware of the risks they take when they lend their vehicle to a friend or family member.

"When you lend your car to another driver, you are also lending your insurance and good driving record," explains Tim Bzowey, vice president, Home and Auto, RBC Insurance. "For example, if a friend gets in an accident while driving your car, it' important to understand that it's your insurance policy that provides coverage and your future premiums could be affected."

If you do decide to lend your car, consider the following:

Published on Mon, 04/30/2012 by Blue Mountain Village Association

It's Full Spring Ahead at Blue Mountain Village

It's Full Spring Ahead at Blue Mountain Village

[ALT: Spring Heating Up at Blue Mountain Village]

April 30th, 2012 --- While many of us are still wondering what happened to winter, Blue Mountain Village has got Spring in full bloom with a diverse slate of events to take you from Victoria Day straight through to Canada Day.

May Long Weekend & Fireworks
May 19-21

Kick off the season with the official patio-opening long weekend. Enjoy family fun each day with free face painting, scavenger hunts, live music and guided hikes. PLUS Saturday night fireworks!

Published on Fri, 04/13/2012 by Natural Health Practitioners of Canada

Focus on Wellness and Fitness

Focus on Wellness and Fitness

The Holistic Health & Fitness Tax Credit

As part of the PC Party election platform Premier Alison Redford has promised a Children's Physical Activity Tax Credit and Seniors' Activity Tax Credit. The tax credits will coax the young and old to participate in physical activity programs to enhance their health and wellness and reduce the burden of illness on Alberta's health care system. I suspect that most would think this is a great idea. But are these proposed tax benefits enough?

Published on Mon, 03/19/2012 by Competition Bureau

Advertising on the Internet

Advertising on the Internet

Use of "Fake News Websites"

OTTAWA, March 19, 2012 -- During Fraud Prevention Month, the Competition Bureau is advising Canadians to be watchful of advertisements on the Internet that appear to be legitimate news websites.

Today, millions of Canadians regularly interact with their friends and families through social networks, and pay bills and conduct business over the Internet.

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