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How to Save Your Spine While Shovelling the Snow

Besides the colder temperatures and snowfall, the winter season also brings with it a dreaded duty for home owners – shovelling the snow. Clearing your driveway and sidewalk of lightweight fluff may not seem difficult, especially when you have a trusty shovel to help speed up the job. But in reality, this physically exhausting and time-consuming chore will make your aching body question whether winter is actually a wonderland.

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Rent the Right Place: Tips to help you find your new home

This is it – you patiently wait on the doorstep of what could possibly be your next home. After a few more knocks, the landlord finally opens the door to let you in. What happens afterward could go either two ways.

One – you instantly feel a cozy feeling once you step inside. As you scope out the beautiful unit, you can already imagine where your future furniture would go and all the things you’ll do once you sign the tenant agreement and move in. 

Speaking out on Nursing Home Neglect

Remembrance Day is a time to honour our war veterans and the sacrifices they made for the country and future generations. But sadly, some of them have been deprived of the hero’s treatment they deserve. Instead, they are forgotten and abandoned in collective housing residences. Older former soldiers, along with many other seniors, are now fighting a new battle – nursing home neglect and abuse. 


Parking Lot Safety Tips to Avoid Blacking Out on Black Friday

Black Friday is just around the corner, which means people are busily preparing their cash and credit cards for some bargain hunting. This spending bonanza not only leads to heaps of shopping bags, but also a spike in vehicle mishaps. All the money you could save on deals could go to insurance and damage fees instead if you get yourself into an accident in the mall’s jam-packed parking lot.

How to Have a Safe and Happy Halloween

Be ready for some unexpected visitors at your door because Halloween is just around the corner! This holiday is a favourite among children and those young at heart, as they get to roam around the neighbourhood in atypical attire while satisfying their sweet tooth cravings. However, this special occasion does not just rack up candies and cavities – Halloween also sees a spike in accidents and injuries.

The Road Rage Report: Stats, Causes, and Safety Tips to Avoid Aggressive Driving

Our cars’ engines aren’t the only things revving up on the road – so do our emotions. As a result, we sometimes find ourselves speeding, yelling profanity, purposely tailgating other vehicles, using hostile hand gestures towards other drivers, and digging our palms into car horn buttons. All these forms of reckless behaviour point to one thing – road rage.   

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Driverless Cars – Will they speed us into the future or hit and miss?

It has happened before. As you approach a traffic light and wait for the next go signal, you glance around at the other vehicles on the road. You then notice the driver in the car next to you with their hands completely off the steering wheel and eyes off the road, focusing on their cellphone instead. You shake your head at the safety threat they pose…

But what if this was completely fine because they aren’t really the one in control? 

The reality of driverless cars revving on the road is quickly approaching, sooner than you might think.

Back to School Driving Safety Tips

Fall is on the approach, and that means that parents can take solace in the fact that their children will be heading back to school to broaden their horizons and challenge their minds. For children, this is an exciting time, but drivers are affected much differently. With large school busses ruling the streets, children clumsily biking quickly to make it to homeroom on time, and frazzled parents trying to drop their kids off in a hurry in order to make it to work on time, it’s safe to say that enhanced focus on the road is a must for all drivers.


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