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Published on Thu, 11/07/2013 by Nature Conservancy of Canada

Five ways to face the frost this winter

Five ways to face the frost this winter

Warm up your long johns and dust off your snow shovel because winter is moving in. Just because the weather is making some changes, don’t avoid it, embrace it. There are lots of ways to spend your time throughout this chilly season, so here’s five to help you get started – for every kind of winter personality.

This winter, try volunteering with a local organization that offers outdoor opportunities. The Nature Conservancy of Canada is hosting winter conservation volunteer events across the country.

For the snow-pros

Published on Wed, 11/06/2013 by Oxfam Canada

Life Changing Gifts – no Wrapping Required

Life Changing Gifts – no Wrapping Required

It’s that time of year again when many of us start thinking about giving. Oxfam - an international aid agency that works to end global poverty through women’s rights - is asking Canadians to consider give a life-changing gift this holiday season.

For Parawo and the women of Ilchoroi, receiving goats and sheep has meant a better life for themselves, and a better future for their children.  So, why not give a really meaningful gift this year?

How does it work? You visit www.oxfamunwrapped.ca, choose a gift to buy - for example a goat or a set of schoolbooks – you get a card to send to your family, friends, co-workers or clients, and your donation item goes to those who need it most.

Published on Thu, 10/31/2013 by The War Amps

Extraordinary friendship between a child amputee and Second World War Veteran

Extraordinary friendship between a child amputee and Second World War Veteran

Jenna and Bert

Not only is Jenna grateful for Bert’s friendship, but Jenna’s parents are as well because as an amputee, she faces unique challenges.

While most 15-year-olds consider TV personalities and pop stars to be their role models, Jenna Nixon says 88-year-old Bert Steinhoff, a Second World War veteran, is hers. The two have a special friendship that spans more than 11 years. Although it may appear Bert and Jenna should have little in common, they are both leg amputees and members of The War Amps, allowing them to share a unique bond.     

Published on Wed, 10/23/2013 by Be Car Care Aware

Five Easy Steps to Getting Your Car Ready for Winter

Five Easy Steps to Getting Your Car Ready for Winter

Spark plugs wear out over time, and as they get older, they lose their ability to spark properly. This affects your engine's performance and results in a loss of power.

October 2013, Ottawa – October is Car Safety Month - a time to ensure that your vehicle is ready to safely take on winter’s nasty weather conditions. That’s why the Automotive Industries Association (AIA) of Canada’s Be Car Care Aware program and the Canadian Automobile Association (CAA) have teamed up to help Canadians prepare for winter by supplying them with easy preventative maintenance tips that will keep their vehicles running safely and efficiently.

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 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 Thu, 07/25/2013 by FleishmanHillard

Raise a glass this summer - Ontario beer drinkers pay less: Survey

Raise a glass this summer - Ontario beer drinkers pay less: Survey

As Ontarians settle into another hot Ontario summer season, beer drinkers can toast findings in a recent survey that shows the province's beer prices stack up well compared to some provincial counterparts.

The Ipsos Reid market survey compared Ontario beer prices to those found in Quebec, British Columbia and Alberta - three provinces where alternative private retailing models exist. The conclusion? Convenience store suds would come with a hefty price for Ontario beer drinkers.

Published on Mon, 07/15/2013 by Shepell·fgi (E)

Summer Can Mean Increased Work-Life Challenges – Tips to Help

Summer Can Mean Increased Work-Life Challenges – Tips to Help

For some of us, summer means more leisure and vacation time. But when you're juggling work, parenting and elder-care responsibilities, the season of vacation and warm weather can bring increased demands on your time.

It's important to find strategies to help balance work and family priorities, and to find time for yourself. By doing this, you will be better able to enjoy the summer season-without becoming frazzled!

Published on Tue, 06/25/2013 by Shepell·fgi (E)

Countdown to Camp: Helping Kids Emotionally Prepare

Countdown to Camp: Helping Kids Emotionally Prepare

Going away to camp can be the highlight of a child's year: after all, a cabin full of friends and non-stop fun without parental rules seems like a great proposition.

But the idea of being away from home can also be daunting to children-especially for those who've never been before-and can stir up feelings of anxiety and a fear of the unknown.

Published on Tue, 12/18/2012 by World Vision Canada

Empowering children to help this holiday season

Empowering children to help this holiday season

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By Deborah Wolfe, World Vision

As immigrants to Canada, my brother and I learned a lot about our new country through retail catalogues. I remember our first Christmas so clearly. In the bright pages of the Sears Christmas Wishbook, every child had a present, no matter what the colour of their skin.

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