Tag: Canada

  • Canadian Singer Songwriter, Leonard Cohen, Dies at Age 82

    Canadian Singer Songwriter, Leonard Cohen, Dies at Age 82

    Posted earlier this evening on Leonard Cohen’s Facebook Page is this sad message: “It is with profound sorrow we report that legendary poet, songwriter and artist, Leonard Cohen has passed away. We have lost one of music’s most revered and prolific visionaries. A memorial will take place in Los Angeles at a later date. The […]

  • Get E-Smart About Student Finances

    Get E-Smart About Student Finances

    Some students get a crash course in timely and effective money management when they start post-secondary school and have real-world expenses like rent, utilities, and groceries for the first time. According to a recent student finances poll, more than three quarters of students wished they knew more about managing money when they started school, and […]

  • New Non-Browning Apple Makes a Healthy School Snack

    New Non-Browning Apple Makes a Healthy School Snack

    Everyone knows the old saying, “an apple a day keeps the doctor away.” A longtime healthy snack favourite for kids and adults alike, apples suffer from one major challenge — they turn brown when cut, bitten or bruised, leaving them unappealing and often uneaten. This makes apples one of the most wasted foods, with about […]

  • Supreme Court Employee Dismissal Decision Bad for Workers

    Supreme Court Employee Dismissal Decision Bad for Workers

    Given concerns over youth unemployment, the Supreme Court decision is particularly troubling By Charles Lammam and Hugh MacIntyre, The Fraser Institute VANCOUVER, B.C. / Troy Media/ – A recent Supreme Court of Canada decision on a labour regulation quietly flew under the radar. The 6-3 decision confirmed that, under Canada’s Labour Code, employers operating in federally regulated […]

  • NORAD Fighters Conduct Intercept Exercise

    NORAD Fighters Conduct Intercept Exercise

    Colorado Springs, Colorado – Earlier this month, Canadian and American fighter aircraft exercised intercept and safe passage escort procedures in all three regions of the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD), in close collaboration with the U.S. Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM). The exercises were carefully planned and closely controlled to ensure NORAD’s rapid response capability. The training was […]

  • 3 Extra-Curricular Fundraising Tips for Parents

    3 Extra-Curricular Fundraising Tips for Parents

    September means back to school for families across Canada, and new and exciting extra-curricular activities for kids. Unfortunately, the fundraising landscape for schools is tough and securing the cash to keep programs going is not always straightforward. But there are ways you can help. “Parents are a fantastic resource when it comes to supporting fundraising […]

  • Canadian Housing Starts Trend Increases in July

    Canadian Housing Starts Trend Increases in July

    OTTAWA — The trend measure of housing starts in Canada was 201,936 units in July compared to 197,847 in June, according to Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC). The trend is a six-month moving average of the monthly seasonally adjusted annual rates (SAAR) of housing starts. “July’s housing starts continued to pick up pace, as […]

  • Health Care Costs Typical Canadian Family More Than $11,000 Per Year

    Health Care Costs Typical Canadian Family More Than $11,000 Per Year

    VANCOUVER – An average Canadian family of four (two parents with two children) will pay $11,494 for public health-care insurance in 2016, finds a new study released today by the Fraser Institute, an independent, non-partisan Canadian public policy think-tank. “Contrary to what many believe, health care in Canada isn’t free. While Canadians may not pay directly for medical services, […]

  • Solutions & Substitutions by Reena: Squeaky Clean Window Cleaner Recipe

    By Reena Nerbas Bathtub Ring Dear Reena, I would love to know what to use to remove a bathtub ring. Thanks Lorraine Dear Lorraine, Clean the bathtub on a regular basis. You may need to wash out the bathtub weekly or more often, depending on how many people use it. While wearing gloves, sprinkle a […]

  • Safety Tips for your Commute to Work or School

    Safety Tips for your Commute to Work or School

    There are several dangers that drivers and pedestrians need to look out for on their daily commute. From distracted drivers, to construction, to other road and sidewalk users, there are many factors that can lead to accidents. While your trip to work or school may seem routine, motorists and pedestrians should take special care at […]

  • Rio 2016 Day 10: Results

    Rio 2016 Day 10: Results

    Day 10 of the Rio2016 Olympic Games has Shawn Barber competing in the pole-vault finals. Fans and athletes have taken to social media to support #TeamCanada Athletics After a long rain delay, the competition has resumed. Sekou Kaba has finished 8th in his heat. Shawn Barber has been eliminated. Sage Watson has advanced to the semifinals in 400m hurdles. […]

  • Vision Care is the Secret for Back-to-School Success

    Vision Care is the Secret for Back-to-School Success

    Back-to-school is often a hectic time for most parents as they scramble to check everything off their to-do lists. But even though vision is key to a child’s success at school, many parents forget to include eye exams in their late-summer prep. If you’re one of these parents, it’s important to get your little scholar’s […]

  • De Grasse Grabs Olympic Bronze at the 100 metres in Rio

    De Grasse Grabs Olympic Bronze at the 100 metres in Rio

    Canada’s 21-year-old sprinter Andre De Grasse won the bronze medal on Sunday in the Olympic 100 metre final. Finishing third to now triple Olympic champion Usain Bolt of Jamaica and American Justin Gatlin in second, De Grasse clocked a time of 9.91 seconds for his place on the podium. RELATED: De Grasse wins bronze (in photos) […]

  • The Party’s Over: Without Ideology, We Lack Leadership

    The Party’s Over: Without Ideology, We Lack Leadership

    Elections are no longer contests of ideas but rather competing marketing campaigns to see who gets to control the state’s levers of coercion By Ray Pennings, Executive vice-president, Cardus HAMILTON, Ont. / Troy Media/ – The bedrock of traditional party politics is crumbling. The end result could be devastating to western society. For political junkies, presidential nominating […]

  • Safe Use of Personal Insect Repellents

    Safe Use of Personal Insect Repellents

    While enjoying the warm summer weather, don’t forget to protect yourself from pesky bugs that bite! Health Canada is reminding Canadians to use bug spray and other insect repellents safely to avoid mosquito and other bug bites. Bug bites can cause a number of health problems from itchiness and irritation to potentially serious diseases. Personal […]