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Why ‘no surrender’ on Brexit is a bad strategy for the DUP

Posted on 15 October 2018

Respect for unionist aspirations is a requirement of the Good Friday agreement. If we are to deepen friendship on our small island that respect should be written in our hearts. Parity of esteem, which requires equal respect for nationalist aspirations, must work in both directions. As a former Irish diplomat, I come from a different tradition from unionism, but it is with that awareness ...

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Early detection of oral cancer is key

Posted on 13 March 2018

(NC) Most oral cavity cancers can be treated if discovered early. Dental hygienists provide oral cancer screenings at each appointment and will make referrals to specialists if they spot anything unusual. Between appointments, we all have a role to play by watching for any of the following changes in our mouths: • Alterations to the colour or texture of gums, cheeks or tongue• Mo ...

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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 17 May 2018

(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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Top tips to cope with workplace stress

Posted on 17 May 2018

(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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Top tips to cope with workplace stress

Posted on 17 May 2018

(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 ...