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Four kitchen fixes for great compliments

Aug 11th, 2017 | By

(NC) No matter if you’re an aspiring chef or TV dinner connoisseur, if the look of your kitchen makes you want to dine out it may be time for an upgrade. The kitchen should be the heart of your home where you entertain, hold family meetings and even pay bills. So why not take it
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Bone health: be aware of osteoporosis risk factors

Aug 11th, 2017 | By

By Women’s Health Matters Osteoporosis is a condition in which loss of bone density and deterioration in bone quality causes bones to become weaker and more fragile. This decrease in bone strength increases the risk of bone fractures. It is a very common condition in older adults, especially women. Osteoporosis Canada’s statistics show that one
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Add space and value with a basement renovation

Nov 10th, 2016 | By

By Scott McGillivray (NC) You spend more time indoors during the winter months, so it’s inevitable that you might start to feel a little cramped, especially if you live in a smaller home. If that’s the case, you may consider finishing your basement to increase your square footage. It can definitely add value and increase
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Save energy by saving water

Jan 20th, 2016 | By

(NC) Did you know the average family uses 360 litres of water a day? And of that, 220 litres are hot water. If the hot water in your home is heated by electricity, here are some easy ways to save that are free or low-cost: 1. Fix leaky taps That leaky tap, the one that
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Cell phone recycling is an easy call

Aug 13th, 2015 | By

(NC) If you’ve purchased a new cell phone recently, then you know saying goodbye to your old one is often hard to do. After all, it has given you years of service, so why not do right by it and make sure it doesn’t end up in a landfill. Recycle My Cell – Canada’s free
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Investment anxiety

Aug 13th, 2015 | By

• Nearly half of Canadians fear financial loss and one third are concerned about how market volatility will affect their investments. • Ninety per cent are confused about investing while only one in 10 say nothing confuses them. • Many are confused when looking for the right investment option that will yield the best return
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Canada’s newest monument evokes the memory of War of 1812 heroes

Nov 12th, 2014 | By

A new monument commemorating the War of 1812 was unveiled on Parliament Hill on Nov. 6 – the 200th anniversary of the last battle of the War of 1812 to occur on Canadian soil. The monument, entitled Triumph Through Diversity designed by Toronto sculptor Adrienne Alison, recognizes the courage and bravery of those who successfully
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Bird Lady: a lifelong love affair with birds

Sep 15th, 2014 | By

By Katharine Fletcher “I’m one hundred years old – and two months! They’re important, you know,” said Elizabeth Le Geyt, her eyes twinkling. After reading her Ottawa Citizen birding column for years (which she inherited from the late Wilf Bell in March, 1974) I was fascinated to learn she’d authored a book, assisted by her
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