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Top facts about the regulation of charities

Dec 14th, 2017 | By

By The Canada Revenue Agency Charities play an important role in our society and provide valuable services to Canadians – including the most vulnerable. That is why the Government of Canada supports charities through unique tax privileges, such as an exemption from income tax and the ability to issue official donation receipts and receive gifts
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Holiday entertaining

Dec 14th, 2017 | By

Chocolate Orange Brioche Bread Pudding Every year, there is always one hero recipe that leaves your guests craving for more. This holiday, whip up this rich and delicious brioche pudding that features a soft and buttery sweet loaf made in France that is hand-braided before baking for European-style flavour and flair. “Toasting the brioche in
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Multi-faceted, fun Mont Tremblant

Dec 14th, 2017 | By

  By Katharine Fletcher I bet you’ve heard of Mont Tremblant because it’s an all-year resort which in winter is a favourite magnet for downhill boarders and skiers. Also, because it’s only an hour and 45 minutes (153 km) from Ottawa, the ski hills of this destination resort are oh-so-close to us here in the
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Ottawa area hospitals take measures to protect against winter viruses

Dec 14th, 2017 | By

‘Tis the season for influenza and gastroenteritis (stomach flu).  We have been told that there will be higher levels of virus activity this season, and  a joint message from the Ottawa area hospitals: Bruyère Continuing Care, the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario, Hôpital Montfort, The Ottawa Hospital, The Royal Mental Health Care and Queensway Carleton
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Over The Back Fence

Dec 14th, 2017 | By

Volunteer Profile… It’s hard to get someone like Andree Van Eijk to talk about herself. “I am a very private person,” she told Y@H. She may be private, but she is certainly well known at the Carlingview Manor in Ottawa, where she has been an active volunteer for 20 years. She first became involved when
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The Christmas hand-me-down box

Dec 14th, 2017 | By

By Mary Cook For weeks Mother had been telling us not to look for any extras that year for Christmas. She didn’t expect that our fowl at Turkey Fair Day would bring in enough money to buy much more than the bare necessities, like sugar, flour and inner soles, and maybe a new set of
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Leaving a legacy

Dec 14th, 2017 | By

By Randy Ray Few Canadians realize their money and assets can be put to good use by charitable organizations after they’ve passed away. The fact is, more than 80 per cent of Canadians contribute to charitable organizations throughout their lifetime, but only seven per cent continue this support by including a charitable gift in their
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Holiday help for caregivers

Dec 14th, 2017 | By

Planning ahead can keep stress in check By Lisa M. Petsche The holiday season is a hectic time for many of us. It’s even more challenging when you’re caring for a chronically ill or frail relative, a demanding role at the best of times. To keep stress manageable and make your holidays more meaningful, follow
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Flu shot helps us stay healthy and active

Dec 14th, 2017 | By

(NC) As the weather gets colder, people make certain changes — dressing warmer, drinking hot beverages and staying healthy by getting the flu shot. Getting the flu shot boosts your defense against the illness. Before each flu season, a vaccine is developed to protect against the most common, expected flu viruses. That’s why it’s important
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Looking for love? Meet a modern-day matchmaker

Dec 14th, 2017 | By

Misty River Introductions is a matchmaking service for people who are looking for long-term relationships. Mary Cook talked to Linda Miller about why and how she began what has grown into one of the most popular matchmaking services in the country. Y@H: When did it all begin? LM: I was always good at matching up
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