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Published on Mon, 12/17/2012 by Ontario Electronic Stewardship

Not sure what to do with the leftover electronics from holiday gadget buying? Tips from RecycleYourElectronics.ca can help!

Not sure what to do with the leftover electronics from holiday gadget buying? Tips from RecycleYourElectronics.ca can help!

Whether as a present for a loved one or a personal indulgence over Boxing Week, electronics are always a popular gift during the holiday season. Sometimes all the hype about new features and tech advances can distract us from thinking about what to do with the gadgets hiding in our basements, closets and drawers.

Published on Thu, 12/13/2012 by World Vision Canada

Twelve Days of Christmas (charity version)

Twelve Days of Christmas (charity version)

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By Britt Hamilton

Do you find your creativity flows when you're stuck in traffic? After hearing Bob and Doug McKenzie's Twelve Days of Christmas on the radio last week, I challenged myself to come up with a "charity version" by the time I reached the off-ramp...

Published on Mon, 11/26/2012 by Nature Conservancy of Canada

How to choose your charitable holiday gifts

How to choose your charitable holiday gifts

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Showing your loved ones that you care by making a charitable gift in their name resonates with the true holiday spirit of giving. It also ensures your gifts won't be returned, left unused, or re-gifted. But with so many options to choose from, where do you start your search for the right charity?

Published on Mon, 11/19/2012 by Royal Bank of Canada

Fire Safety Tips During the Holidays

Fire Safety Tips During the Holidays

While the incidence of fire increases during the holiday season due to greater use of natural Christmas trees, decorations and electric lighting, Canadians are taking further risks as more than 29 per cent of homeowners admit they don't have a fire extinguisher in their home, according to an RBC Insurance survey.

Published on Mon, 11/19/2012 by The GATE

The GATE challenges media, bloggers to give back this holiday season

The GATE challenges media, bloggers to give back this holiday season

TORONTO (November 16, 2012) - The 2012 edition of The GATE's Holiday Gift Guide series launched today, and as is tradition, The GATE kicked it all off with some suggestions for charities you and your family can support.

This year, The GATE selected Plan Canada as our feature charity, and purchased the motorcycle ambulance gift from their Gifts of Hope program.

Published on Mon, 11/12/2012 by Nature Conservancy of Canada

Buck the old holiday tradition this season

Buck the old holiday tradition this season

Caribou are the only members of the deer family where both males and females have antlers. Photo by Darren Colello.

Tired of the same ill-fitting gifts? The busy malls and the race for that last parking spot? Want your gifts to stand out this year? Then leave the mall behind and give a gift from the heart. Here are a few ideas to get you started!

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

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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 Thu, 03/15/2012 by UFile

Taxes don't have to be a pain

Taxes don't have to be a pain

Tax season is something few of us look forward to. The time and "math" are not ideal -- but something we all look forward to is the refund.

One way to ease the pain of tax season and start focusing on planning for what to do with your refund is by filing taxes online, using a quality tax software program and NETFILE. Math skills are not required, the cost is minimal and many Canadians are even eligible to file for free.

Here are 3 tax tips to make your life as easy and rich as possible:

Published on Thu, 03/15/2012 by UFile

Tax Tips for Seniors

Tax Tips for Seniors

Tax season is upon us once again.

For the many Canadians who may not have considered or have been uneasy about using technology to file their taxes, tax software companies offer an easy way to ensure that income taxes are filed quickly and accurately.

Living on a fixed income can be difficult at times, so it is important to remember to file your tax return, as there may be benefits that you are entitled to.
Luckily there are a number of ways that seniors can maximize their refund in 2012, if they know where to look.

Published on Thu, 03/15/2012 by UFile

First-time tax filer? Here are tips to make filing easy!

First-time tax filer? Here are tips to make filing easy!

Nervous about filing your income tax return this year? Imagine how scary it is if it is your first time filing.

Completing your tax forms by hand can be complicated, particularly with changes to the tax regulations each year. If you are unfamiliar with all the available tax credits and how the forms should be completed, you could possibly miss out on a bigger refund. Thankfully, many tax software programs are available to help ease you into the tax filing process. Before you start, remember these quick and easy steps to ensure an accurate and easy return.

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