Nature Conservancy of Canada thanks volunteers on International Volunteer Day
International Volunteer Day, held every year on December 5, is celebrated to pay tribute to and recognize the valuable contributions of volunteers around the world. At its core, volunteering is an act of selfless giving; a commitment of time, energy and expertise to help make the world a better place.
A one-stop-shop for survival: How Canada’s iconic species cope with winter
When we compare how animals and humans cope with the harsh Canadian winter, we often find more similarities than differences in the way we dress and behave. Humans have long drawn inspiration from nature’s wisdom, and applied this knowledge to engineering tools, building shelters and developing strategies to survive in some of the most hostile cold weather environments.
More Canadians choose charitable giving this season
As the giving season approaches, there is good indication that philanthropy is on the rise amongst Canadians. A recently released BMO Charitable Giving Poll found that more Canadians (84 percent) are giving, and they’re giving more ($624 on average per year) — both up seven percent from last year.
Get out and enjoy Canada’s winter wonderland
“Every so often nature surprises you with sightings of bird species that seem to have missed the memo about migration”
For many Canadians, scarves, mitts, boots and gloves have become fashion must-haves as the last leaves of autumn were followed by the first snow over the past week. For many of us, the thought of dealing with slush and ice on top of fighting a cold sounds pretty depressing. But before begging for summer’s return, there are ways that can ease your wintertime blues. Here are three activities to help you and your family discover the wonder in this land of ice and snow this season.
Spot and hear the birds
Don’t omit the “kit”
November 12, 2014
No matter how many hockey bags you’re trying to fit in your trunk you should never hit the road without an emergency kit, especially in the winter months.
The characteristic slippery roads, poor visibility and varied precipitation in winter can challenge even the most experienced drivers. And if that weren’t enough, the cold can aggravate small, pre-existing problems with your car and increase your chance of breaking down. So what can you do? Be prepared!
Have a fearless Halloween this year by shedding light on nature’s spooky species
With Halloween in our midst, it’s hard to miss the décor, costumes and embellishments that use spiders to evoke a spooky aesthetic. But does the spider truly deserve this creepy reputation? You may have caught wind of a viral YouTube prank that captures a pint-sized dog wearing a realistic spider costume as it chases spooked prankees away. Many cited the mutant-like spider-dog as “cute” and he quickly become an internet sensation.
Managing herbicide resistance in Western Canada
BASF Knowledge Harvest 2015 will continue to educate growers on herbicide resistance and dig deeper into management techniques
According to weed science expert, Dr. Linda Hall growers in Western Canada have heard a lot about the spread of glyphosate resistance in recent years but can expect to hear a lot more, especially if they aren’t following proper management techniques.
Growing a successful soybean crop in western Canada
Knowledge Harvest 2015 will look closer at how biological and inoculant products increase nodulation and root growth and showcase new products
This year, Canadian soybean area could reach record highs according to Statistics Canada’s June Farm report. The report stated that for the sixth consecutive year, soybean area could potentially rise 23.5 percent from 2013 to 5.6 million acres. Final production numbers will be reported later this year.
Maximizing yield potential: the science behind BASF fungicides
Knowledge Harvest 2015 will look closer at fungicide applications/timing and learn about a new disease heading to Canada.
According to a study by Canola Council of Canada in 2013, Canadian-grown canola contributes $19.3 billion to the Canadian economy each year, including more than 249,000 Canadian jobs and $12.5 billion in wages. For a grower, protecting that investment is more important than ever.
Family Fun for a SPOOK-tacular Halloween
(Toronto, ON – October 14, 2014) – Halloween isn’t just about dressing up and trick-or-treating – it’s also a great opportunity to learn together as a family!
Kids love Halloween and spooky things. ABC Life Literacy Canada offers these tips, tricks and treats for the whole family to enjoy in the days leading up to Halloween.