Three steps to celebrating World Water Day
Water: it’s a ubiquitous substance, necessity of civilization and the lifeblood of the planet. In 1993, the United Nations General Assembly designated March 22 as World Water Day — “a day to celebrate water, make a difference and prepare for how we manage water in the future.”
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
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.
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
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
The evolution of Canada’s most profitable crop
From its inception in the 1970s to today, canola has steadily evolved and become the most profitable crop in Canada.
In the 1990s, canola moved from open pollinated cultivars to high yielding hybrids. In 1995, the first herbicide-tolerant variety was released followed by the introduction of disease-resistant varieties.
As canola production continues to evolve, growers look for innovative tools and technologies to help meet challenges and maximize canola production.
Cost of car maintenance < Cost of a crash
With the myriad of expenses that we face every day, you may be tempted to put off vehicle maintenance to save a few bucks – and you certainly wouldn’t be alone – but is saving a few bucks worth risking your life?
On average, five people die on Canada’s roads each day. Though many of these collisions can be attributed to driving under the influence, driving distracted, or poor driving conditions, it would be ignorant to overlook the importance of the mechanical integrity.
Wetlands – havens for human and wildlife
World Wetlands Day, celebrated every February 2nd, encourages citizens around the world to turn their thoughts to wetlands and their importance in our lives. Wetlands provide a reliable food supply and help purify freshwater for billions of global citizens. Like giant sponges, they absorb and replenish water to buffer flood and drought risks. Wetlands are also vital nesting, breeding and staging grounds for waterfowl and many other species and continue to be among the most diverse ecosystems of all. And that’s barely skimming the surface of wetlands’ wonders.
The Polar Vortex shouldn’t be the foundation of Canadian railway policy
By Paul Miller
Last winter caused widespread disruption in freight supply chains across Canada, and railways were certainly not immune; the service they were able to provide during weeks of exceptionally cold weather fell well short of many customers’ requirements.
Canadian Driving = Severe Driving
As you flip through your vehicle’s owner manual, you’re likely to notice that it has two different service interval schedules – one for “normal” driving and one for “severe” driving.” If you’re like most Canadians, you probably think that you drive under normal conditions, but like most Canadians, you’d be wrong.