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Charge smokers a deposit on filter tips

Posted on 26 October 2017

Filtered cigarette butts are a blight all over the city. Smokers are often and rightly castigated for irresponsible and polluting misbehaviour. Many smokers are oblivious to the nuisances they present in quenching their nicotine addictions. They flick away their butts with élan, like royalty dismissing commoners, and present the trash from their cravings for society to deal with—if at all. Fi ...

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Don’t put bike lanes on main streets

Posted on 26 October 2017

Bike lanes aren’t a 21th-century transportation solution if they’re placed on main streets. They become a politically correct obstruction to vital traffic flow in North America’s fourth largest working city. Further, bike lanes are for most a fair-weather option. Bike-users pay no road taxes and proliferate only in good weather, which doesn’t describe Toronto’s year-round climat ...

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Why Shopify themes are important for your e-commerce store

Posted on 19 October 2017

In 2016, Canada’s retail e-commerce revenue was 18.34 billion U.S. dollars, an amount which equates to roughly 22.95 Canadian dollars today. That amount is expected to grow to 20.16 billion by the end of 2017, increasing by approximately 2 billion every year thereafter, until at least 2021. This is good news for Canadian-based entrepreneursand small business owners who are ready to set up an e- ...

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Top tips to cope with workplace stress

Posted on 08 August 2017

(NC) If you are always waiting for Friday to roll around, you may be dealing with too much workplace stress. Improve your work week and banish the strain on your physical and mental health with these workplace tips.Tidy up. Mess equals stress, so keep a neat workspace to encourage a clutter-free mind. Set aside five minutes at the end of the day to organize stray papers, toss ...

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4 simple steps to help safeguard your health

Posted on 03 August 2017

(NC) Modern medicine leans heavily on antibiotics, which are intended to kill harmful germs in your body. But over time, germs can become resistant to the tools we use against them. What do we do when our medicines don't kill off germs?Fortunately, you can fight back just by doing these four easy things:1. Wash your hands. If you can avoid getting sick in the first place, you ...

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Where to find reliable information about your healthcare professional online

Posted on 03 July 2017

NC) We want our healthcare system to be consumer-focused, and increasingly turn to the internet to find information about treatment options, safety and quality of care. That's one reason why Ontario's health regulators are putting dependable information about regulated health professionals online. The regulators are called colleges, and they oversee 28 health professions, including doct ...

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What are my rights as a patient?

Posted on 03 July 2017

(NC) Ontario has more than 300,000 practising healthcare professionals, which are governed by health regulators called colleges. The colleges enforce standards, like how a provider should relate to patients and how providers should work with one another. The colleges protect the public by holding their members accountable for their conduct and practice — whether it's a doctor treatin ...

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There’s a rise in intolerant language and behaviour

Posted on 04 March 2017

Ever since the election of Donald Trump last November and the Brexit vote last June we have seen a rise in intolerant rhetoric, language and behaviour that wants to see the world divided between the good and the bad. This simplistic view which divides us into us and them, invokes a nostalgic view of a past that never actually existed. Those on the right who celebrate the triumph of Brexi ...

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The OMB Absolutely Stinks of Corruption

Posted on 04 March 2017

But maybe it’s not corrupt. Perhaps it just smells that way. Maybe OMB is just comprised of honourable men and women who aren’t trying to boost developers’ profits and are trying to build a picturesque new sky-high wonderland of cramped apartments and shadowed landscapes. Picturesque. Picture that. This is not to suggest that the members of the OMB which favours the desires of dev ...

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Will President Trump Serve as a Lesson to Students?

Posted on 01 March 2017

After one of the most divisive political campaigns in American history Donald Trump became President Elect on Nov. 8. Pundits have been trying to understand how someone who appealed to the worst in our society; who invoked racism, sexism, misogyny, xenophobia and homophobia came to win the election. Like the Brexit vote in Great Britain, Trump voters were not voting so much for his poli ...