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Sears' downfall would drastically affect the economy

Posted on 18 October 2017

Sears Canada's bankruptcy has left a reprehensible trail of suppliers who are currently taken aback by the retail company’s ill-fated situation—this just goes to show the immense tussle to stay afloat in the retail world.The retail company are nose deep in debts—with businesses in major cities such as Shanghai, Hong Kong, Gazipur, Bangladesh, Gurgaon, India, New Jersey, Ohio and Mont-La ...

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Summer safety checklist for cottage season

Posted on 25 July 2017

(NC) Whether you plan a summer escape to a cottage, cabin or trailer, fire safety officials are urging all Canadians to start the season with a thorough check of smoke and carbon monoxide alarms.Help ensure an incident-free vacation by following this checklist:• On opening day, check the age of your smoke and carbon monoxide (CO) alarms. Immediately replace any smoke alarm over 10 years old and ...

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Carbon monoxide is a year-round threat

Posted on 25 July 2017

(NC) While most people equate carbon monoxide danger with winter when furnaces and fireplaces are at their peak use, this deadly gas is a four-season danger.Carbon monoxide, or CO, comes from burning fossil fuels such as wood, oil, gas and propane. It is called the silent killer because it is colourless, odourless and tasteless. This means if your home or cottage has a gas or propane water heater ...

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3 ways you can help protect Canada's ocean and marine life

Posted on 20 July 2017

(NC) You may live far away from a coastline, but that doesn't mean you can't do your part to protect Canada's ocean ecosystems. Here are some ways you can help preserve Canada's marine environment1. Shop sustainably. Seafood makes for a delightful dish, but overfishing and unethical capture methods can negatively impact both marine wildlife and the environment. Look for fish ...

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Tips to practice boating safety this summer

Posted on 20 July 2017

(NC) Enjoy spending time by the water with loved ones this summer by following these tips to keep people and Canadian waterways safe.- Take an accredited Canadian boating safety course. Keep your pleasure craft operator certificate with you at all times.- Inspect your boat and all your equipment before departure.- Always wear your lifejacket or personal flotation device while on boa ...

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Canada 150: How a Bank Note Tells a Story

Posted on 16 July 2017

The Bank of Canada is marking the country’s 150th birthday by issuing a commemorative bank note. You can buy some lunch with this special $10 bill, but take a good look at it first. Its visual elements are full of meaning and help to tell a story about our history, land and culture. Bordering the large window are 13 maple leaves representing each of Canada’s provinces and territories. T ...

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3 simple ways to be a superhero in your community

Posted on 05 June 2017

NC) Superheroes come in many different forms, and while we can imagine men and women swooping in to save the day, not all heroes wear capes. There are people in your own community who are working away quietly behind the scenes to make a better place to live. If you want to make a difference in your neighbourhood, here are three easy things you can do this summer: 1. Volunteer:

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Earth Day Prophecy: Women Rising up in Fight Against Climate Chaos

Posted on 15 May 2017

For years, the mainstream environmental movement in North America has been criticized for being the purview (mostly) of white dudes. Green Party of Canada leader Elizabeth May, who headed up the Sierra Club of Canada from 1989 to 2006, recalls that while most major national environmental groups had male executive directors in the 80s and 90s, “the real environmental movement was a ...

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Easter not so Happy for Rabbits Raised for Meat in Canada

Posted on 17 April 2017

It’s popping up in pastas, sausages, even dumplings in restaurants across town. Rabbit meat is being hyped as the new gourmet white meat of choice – and planet-friendly, too.   Treehugger.com, the New Yorker, Vogue and homesteader magazines have talked up its sustainability. And a recent Lancaster University study suggests ...

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Pesticide Banned in Europe Found in Toronto's Tap Water

Posted on 19 March 2017

Toronto may be an hour from the nearest farm, but environmental groups say unsafe levels of a top-selling herbicide used on cornfields for the last 50-odd years are turning up in our tap water. Tests commissioned by Environmental Defence and Équiterre have found atrazine in both Toronto and Montreal's drinking water at levels that would flunk European safety standards. ...