Prevent Frozen Household Pipes in Winter

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Frozen water pipes are a common but preventable phenomenon in many Canadian cities. Those live close to rivers and in older communities are most at risk. To help protect your home from frozen pipe, take the following actions: Check in unheated areas where water lines are located, e.g. basements, garages, etc. Repair broken windows and doors. Consider insulating water pipes, …

Parchment Paper & Aluminum Foil

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When we cook or bake in an oven, we often line the baking pan with parchment paper or aluminum foil. Where should we place them after we finish cooking? Find the answer in today’s Residential Recycling & Disposal Info for Newcomers and different creative ways to reuse aluminum foils! Parchment paper Parchment paper is compostable and belongs to your green …

What to Pay Attention to When Shoveling Snow

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The physical activity of shoveling snow can be demanding. Pay attention to the following to protect your health and safety when shoveling snow: Warm up. Consider snow shoveling as a workout. Stretch out for 5-10 minutes before heading out. Dress properly in thin and breathable layers and remember to wear gloves or mittens Don’t shovel right after a meal to …

What to Do with Leftover Turkey

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Canadian Thanksgiving is just around the corner! Roasted turkey is a traditional holiday dish for Thanksgiving. But turkeys are large. One way or another, you are bound to have leftover turkey the second day. What to do with leftover Turkey? Here are some suggestions to turn day-old turkey into delicious new dishes. Click below to view the recipes! Thanksgiving Turkey …

Bed Bugs in a Nutshell and How to Get Rid of Them

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Many new immigrants to Canada, when purchasing furniture, choose to buy second-hand mattresses and other furniture, instead of brand-new ones. No doubt that this is a great way to save money, especially when you are new in the country and don’t yet have any source of income. You will need to rely largely on the settlement fund you brought with …

Apply for a Job in Person (Walk-in Job Application)

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Some businesses such as fast-food restaurants, cafés, bakeries or retail stores accept in-person job applications. We also call this type of application “walk-in job application”. Doing walk-ins doesn’t mean you can just waltz into any store expecting to ace the interview and be hired on the spot. It happens, but before applying for a job in person, you need to …

Can We Gather Indoors This Fall?

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The weather is becoming cooler these days. As we enter the final quarter of 2020, a couple of holidays are right around the corner. More and more people are asking the question, can we gather indoors this fall? The short answer is you can, but there are risks you need to keep in mind. Dr. Theresa Tam, Canada’s top doctor, …

2020 Women’s Self-Defense Summit

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The 2020 Women’s Self-Defense Summit is happening next week, September 28 to 30! This is the ultimate free event for well-being and wellness conscious women! Learn how to become more confident, inspired, and empowered through self-defense secrets from 26 top self-defense experts in the world. Check out the detailed agenda and how to register here: https://womensselfdefensesummit.com * Although this is …

Is My Account Affected in the Recent CRA Hacking Incident?

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In the recent CRA hacking incidents, hackers used passwords and usernames from previous hacks in other organizations to access CRA accounts. As the CRA works to prevent future cyber incidents, we as taxpayers need to be aware if our accounts are affected. How do I know if my CRA account is affected? You will receive a letter (registered mail) from …