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Category: Travel and lifestyle

Inexpensive ways to keep your family entertained

Here are some inexpensive ways to help keep your family entertained.

There’s no getting around the fact that for many, the past few months have been very difficult. Wide-spread job losses brought on by the COVID-19 outbreak, and the need to maintain physical distancing to prevent further spread continues to leave people feeling isolated and concerned for their future. In recent weeks, hopeful signs have emerged … read more

Staying safe in the sun

It’s important that you understand the signs of heat-related illnesses. Here’s how to stay safe while having fun in the summer sun.

With many parts of the country dealing with heat warnings, it’s important to remember that when temperatures rise, you should take extra precautions to avoid the potential for heat-related issues. This includes such things as heat exhaustion or, in a worst-case scenario, even heat stroke. Younger children as well as the elderly are especially susceptible … read more

Meet Wheel-Trans Operators Brian and Keith

Like many workers serving the public during the COVID-19 crisis, public transit workers have worked hard under difficult circumstance to ensure busses and trains continue to be available.

Since the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic we’ve become accustomed to the heroics of so many frontline workers going above and beyond the call of duty. The determination of healthcare workers who have been fighting this battle for over 3 months now is well known, but the contributions of other workers in many other … read more

Older workers and the gig economy

The “gig economy” is growing in popularity as a way for older workers to earn extra income during retirement.

Have you heard of the gig economy? If not, it’s just a fancy term to describe people who work part-time jobs or freelance full-time. This isn’t new as part-time jobs have existed practically forever. Still, it’s gained a lot of traction as of late since technology has made the gig economy accessible to anyone. According … read more

Tips for safe online shopping

Are you taking chances with your personal data? Read these tips to help you protect your private information when shopping online.

  Has the closure of retail stores during the COVID-19 pandemic forced you to do more of your shopping online? If so, you’re not alone. Since the beginning of the crisis there has been a significant increase in online shopping. In a recent press release Canada Post warned of further delivery delays because the corporation … read more

7 germ-killing tips for your kitchen

There are many places for germs to lurk in your kitchen. Here are 7 tips to help you keep your family safe.

  As governments begin to ease restrictions and allow more businesses to open their doors to the public, the need for physical distancing and proper sanitization procedures remains critical to help combat the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Retail stores will be required to limit the number of people that can be in the store … read more

Walk your way to better health

Walking is an ideal way to add low-impact exercise to your daily routine.

  Recent updates from health officials indicate that physical distancing has played a major role in helping to minimize the spread of the COVID-19 virus in Canada. While the latest statistics are certainly much better than the worst-case scenarios we were initially warned about, there are still many families that have been impacted by this … read more

Use your food scraps to help your garden grow

Read these tips to see how you can grow fresh vegetables and save money using food scraps from your kitchen.

  It may come as a bit of a surprise to some, but you can regrow several vegetables from ordinary kitchen scraps. The cuttings from vegetables including onions, celery, and ginger root to name just a few, can all be used to grow new plants. Little effort is required to generate new plants and most … read more

Tips for staying healthy and positive while in isolation

Tips for staying connected with friends and family and staying healthy and positive during these challenging times.

  As the full scope of the COVID-19 pandemic becomes clearer, it’s also clear that Canadians will be required to maintain the current physical distancing protocols for some time yet. For those already struggling with job losses or who have been personally impacted by this health crisis, you have our deepest sympathy. We know that … read more

Tips to work from home more effectively

Read these tips to help you be more productive when working from home.

  The world has changed in the past few weeks, and, as we work together to minimize the spread of the COVID-19 virus, “social distancing” has become a crucial part of the fight against this outbreak. This has required non-essential business to close and employees to work remotely. With that in mind, here are some … read more