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Help kids navigate their online world

Posted on 17 December 2018

(NC) Many of us roll our eyes when we see one of those official-looking emails everybody gets but nobody wants. But we may not understand how dangerous they can be. Spam email takes many forms —a lawyer trying to contact you about an inheritance from a long-lost relative, a foreign prince who wants to send you money, or a tax collector who needs your bank account number. More than ...

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4 tips for taking the best photos with your smartphone

Posted on 17 December 2018

(NC) We all want to take professional-quality shots of our vacations, kids or grandkids. But are great pictures the result of a good camera, a good eye, good technique, luck, or a combination of all those things? According to Paul Dayco, chief technology officer at Huawei, creating a good picture is a combination. “A good eye can only take you so far. If your camera can’t capture ...

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Top tips to cozy your winter nest

Posted on 17 December 2018

(NC) Long nights and chilly weather activate our instincts to hunker down and nest at home. Get inspired to make your space relaxed and inviting and make the most of the season with these helpful tips and ideas. For warmth.  Is there anything better than curling up with a good book and comfy duvet as the snow falls gently outside? For a soft and warm cover, consider one w ...

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Is your car keeping you safe?

Posted on 17 December 2018

(NC) Wrapping yourself in two tons of steel can feel like protection enough out on the road, but from aggressive drivers to dangerous conditions, many cars just can’t cut it. Look for vehicles with vital safety features to let you explore the road in security and confidence.  One major concern and cause of accidents is falling asleep at the wheel, especially when travellin ...

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Your guide to splurging and saving this season

Posted on 17 December 2018

(NC) The holidays are all about celebrations and gift-giving. But all the festivities can mean you end up spending more than you wanted to. Avoid impulse buys and January regrets with this guide to spending and saving. Splurge. Buying in bulk can save you in the long run, even if it costs more upfront. For items you’ll need plenty of like wrapping paper and greeting cards, get that de ...

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Water Treatment: The Pros and Cons of Utilizing Ultraviolet Rays

Posted on 17 December 2018

For many families today, staying in good health is top priority, leading to a choice of utilizing a water treatment system in their homes. Irrespective of where the water comes from—either from a municipal water system or a private well—having a whole house water treatment system can be crucial to the health status of your water supply. There are several different options to choos ...

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3 things to consider when looking for a dog-sitter

Posted on 27 November 2018

(NC) While we wish we could take our pets everywhere with us, sometimes that isn’t the case. Between work trips, family obligations and vacations, there are times that we must leave our fur babies in the care of someone else. To help ensure your dog is treated like family while you’re away, here are three things to think about when looking for a dog-sitter: Ease your pet into it. If ...

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Raising a family? The most affordable cities in Canada

Posted on 27 November 2018

(NC) There are many factors that make a city an attractive place to live. One of the most important, especially for young people, is affordability. Several factors affect affordability, such as housing costs, income rates and the types of jobs available. Here are some key metrics to consider and how cities across the country stack up, based on Statistics Canada research and survey data. ...

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Toronto Gets New Community Centre and Public Park

Posted on 26 October 2018

Bessarion station, previously the least used subway station in the Toronto Transit Commission, would soon become a major hangout for Torontonians. The station would be getting a new community centre and public park. According to reports, the centre would be massive, spanning eight acres in the Concord Park Place. The Concord Park Place is a forty-five acre, master planned community, in the ...

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Retail sector gears up for the Christmas holidays

Posted on 26 October 2018

It's just October but the Christmas bells are already ringing, with Christmas cards and decorations already finding their way into stores across the globe. At big box retailer The Warehouse, the first advent calendars began to appear in late September, along with decorations, trees, cards, wrapping paper and confectionery. "Over the years Kiwis have indicated they want to start planni ...