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Time-saving appliances for your family

Posted on 03 August 2018

(NC) Between picking the kids up from school, making meals and taking them to extracurricular activities, the last thing you want to devote your free time to is household chores. Fortunately, there are plenty of appliance options that will give you back that quality family time. Here are a few helpful insights from The Home Depot about some of the unique features that are sure to make c ...

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New innovative smart home technology

Posted on 03 August 2018

(NC) Tech is constantly evolving to help make our lives easier. One area constantly improving in efficiency for homeowners is appliances. Check out some of the exciting new trends and consider which innovations could save you time and money. Ovens for the best results. Imagine if there was a way to ensure your meals are evenly cooked every time. With new technology, y ...

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3 common air pollutants lurking in your home

Posted on 03 August 2018

(NC) While our homes are supposed to be safe spaces, there are a few everyday pollutants that we need to watch out for. Check out common culprits as well as tips for purifying your space:  Dust danger. The dust we wipe off our countertops, crevices, furniture and floors is made up of mostly dead skin. If that’s not gross enough, microscopic living organisms kno ...

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What do rising interest rates mean for your home?

Posted on 27 May 2018

(NC) There has been a lot of buzz about rising interest rates, which have increased since last summer after remaining quite low for seven years. If you're like many Canadians, you may be facing staggering levels of household debt. If some of your credit products carry variable interest rates, you have cause for concern. For instance, home equity lines of credit (HELOC) typically offer r ...

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Is your oral health an indicator of your well-being?

Posted on 27 May 2018

(NC) It’s no surprise that quality oral care is linked to overall health, but new research indicates that its impact might just be bigger than we thought. With people increasingly looking to holistic health approaches, understanding oral health’s role in the big picture is key. Recent studies show that proper oral healthcare can improve respiratory and cardiovascular health, as well ...

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3 tips for banking in Canada

Posted on 27 May 2018

(NC) If you are new to Canada, one of the first things you will likely do is make sure your finances are in order and on track for future living expenses. “Settling in can take some time for newcomers,” says Ivy Chiu, senior director of the newcomer segment at RBC. “An important first step is familiarizing yourself with how things work in your new country. Building a trusted netwo ...

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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 ...