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Published on Wed, 04/08/2015 by Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA)

Farmer Highlights Benefits of the Back to Ag Program

Farmer Highlights Benefits of the Back to Ag Program

The Back to Ag program was envisioned to help farmers get back to the work they love – farming. André Veilleux, a maple syrup producer from Quebec, is doing just that thanks to his new stand-up wheelchair.

On March 1, 2008, André’s life drastically changed when a maple tree he was felling crushed him, severing his spinal cord, fracturing six vertebrae and resulting in paraplegia. André would never walk again.

Published on Fri, 02/27/2015 by Be Car Care Aware

To idle, or not to idle? That is the question.

To idle, or not to idle? That is the question.

It’s no secret that Canadian winters can be brutally cold, but did you know that you shouldn’t idle your car to warm it up? It’s true! The best way to warm up your engine in the cold is to gently drive.

Published on Fri, 02/27/2015 by Be Car Care Aware

Sisters are doin' it for themselves – even when it comes to car maintenance

Sisters are doin' it for themselves – even when it comes to car maintenance

In today’s world, women are not only becoming more influential in deciding what cars to buy, they are also taking over the traditionally male responsibility of maintenance and repairs. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, currently more than 65 per cent of customers who take their vehicles to a repair shop for service are women, and some repair industry experts estimate that the average may actually be closer to 80 per cent.

Published on Mon, 02/23/2015 by Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA)

Back to Ag Program Recipients Announced

Back to Ag Program Recipients Announced

Second Round of Applications Now Accepted

Winnipeg, MB, February 23, 2015 – The Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA) in partnership with Farm Credit Canada (FCC) and the Rick Hansen Foundation (RHF) is pleased to announce five farmers have been awarded Back to Ag funding.

The Back to Ag Program is a funding project focused on supporting the cost of adaptive technology that injured farmers or agricultural workers need to return to the work they love – farming.

Published on Fri, 02/06/2015 by Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA)

CASA Announces FCC Ag Safety Fund Project Recipients

CASA Announces FCC Ag Safety Fund Project Recipients

Tractor and Machinery Training Initiatives Funded Across Canada

February 6, 2015, Winnipeg, Manitoba – The Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA), in partnership with Farm Credit Canada, is pleased to announce that over $100,000 has been awarded to help enhance tractor and machinery training across Canada.

Published on Thu, 10/09/2014 by Marathon International

Proven High Efficiency Gas Wall-Hung Boiler is Right for The Times

Proven High Efficiency Gas Wall-Hung Boiler is Right for The Times

With the memory of last winter’s harsh weather still vivid and forecasts for an even colder upcoming heating season looming, more Canadian property owners would do well to embrace energy efficiency and conservation practices.

Published on Wed, 03/12/2014 by Reshift Media

Boston Pizza Strengthens Its Local Facebook Approach with Reshift Media’s Social Brand Amplifier

Boston Pizza Strengthens Its Local Facebook Approach with Reshift Media’s Social Brand Amplifier

“The Social Brand Amplifier allows companies to cascade posts, creative and promotions from a national level to maintain brand consistency, while still allowing for strong local involvement.”

(TORONTO) March 12, 2014 – Boston Pizza, Canada's largest casual-dining restaurant, has implemented Reshift Media’s Social Brand Amplifier to power their network of Facebook pages to help increase their local reach and relevance.

Published on Fri, 01/31/2014 by Newspaper Toolbox

Newspaper Toolbox to launch new Web-based services to help newspapers make more money

Newspaper Toolbox to launch new Web-based services to help newspapers make more money

On February 13, 2014, Newspaper Toolbox will launch four new Web services to help daily and weekly newspapers boost ad sales. Newspaper Toolbox is a leading supplier of ready-to-sell advertising concepts, reader contests, special sections and editorial content for the North American newspaper industry.

Along with a new logo and new look for both its print and online publications, Newspaper Toolbox now offers subscribers tailor made Web options that will make selling ads and building ad campaigns easier than ever before.

Along with a new logo and new look for both its print and online publications, Newspaper Toolbox now offers subscribers tailor made Web options that will make selling ads and building ad campaigns easier than ever before.

Published on Mon, 11/25/2013 by Home Instead Senior Care

Helping Caregivers to Deal with Stress

Helping Caregivers to Deal with Stress

There’s helpful news for family caregivers. Two new free tools designed to help them better understand their role and deal with the stress that can accompany it are now available.

“It’s important for caregivers to understand that stress can impact one’s ability to care. If they don’t care for themselves, they may put their senior loved ones at risk.”

- Jeff Huber, President

A family caregiver is anyone who plays a role in an older loved one’s care – a role that can be challenging. In Canada there are more than 2 million informal caregivers – family and friends who provide critical support for senior loved ones who are still living at home.

Published on Mon, 11/18/2013 by Home Instead Senior Care

New Tools for Families Caring For A Parent With Alzheimer’s

New Tools for Families Caring For A Parent With Alzheimer’s

Home Instead has developed a free, downloadable smartphone app that families can use to search behaviours and help find solutions when they have to quickly react (available at the iTunes store or on helpforalzheimersfamilies.ca).

Alzheimer’s disease is one of the most feared chronic diseases among Canadians. A disease often labeled an “elderly issue” is increasingly affecting people from an earlier age. In just five years, as many as 50 per cent or more Canadians and their families could be facing Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia. Each diagnosis not only affects the one being diagnosed, but also their family, especially those providing the majority of care.

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