Top 10 tips for staying healthy during the holidays

1. On top of the list – Be realistic. Don’t try to lose weight during the holidays. Rather, focus on maintaining your current weight.   2. Start your day with a nutrient dense drink like a green smoothie. You’ll feel lighter and more energized. ...

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Things that are dangerous to our pets at Christmas

By: Valerie Brecknock     The Christmas season is here again, comes around fast every year, one day it’s July the next we are all frantically shopping getting ready for the holidays.  Like me, I would imagine being a few days before the ...

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There’s More to Gifts Than Toys and Electronics

At this time of year, we all face the dreaded shopping list. Gifts are needed for your toddlers or teens, spouses and family, teachers, coaches and caregivers. Unfortunately what ends up happening is that we end up buying out of ...

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All kinds of baskets at Sun Youth

While in the Sun Youth food bank we are getting ready to distribute Christmas baskets to thousands of needy families, other baskets will be subject to a lot of rivalries only a few feet away. This Thursday, December 19 will ...

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Strathcona Hall

by Dick Nieuwendyk   Strathcona Hall was designed and constructed in 1904 by Montreal architects Samuel Arnold Finley and David Jerome Spence. The funds for this building was a gift from Donald Alexander Smith, 1st Baron Strathcona and Mount Royal, a wealthy Scottish-born Canadian, ...

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Is rust-proofing worthwhile?

Car experts disagree…   By: John Symon     Many Montreal car owners wonder about the usefulness of rust-proofing their vehicles. Quebec’s long, cold, but humid winters and the abundant use of abrasives (sand, gravel) can cause damage to car paint of while use of ...

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Tax Free Savings Account (TFSA) and You

By Robert Catalano   The Tax-Free Savings Account (TFSA) was introduced by the Federal Government in the 2008 budget and came into effect in 2009.  You are able to use this flexible savings vehicle to save for a variety of your ...

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Eske ou pale kreyòl? Pas au Quebec!

I thought we’d done with telling people to “Speak White.” But apparently I was wrong. Two employees of Hôpital Rivière-des-Prairies were recently told to do just that after another, unilingual Francophone employee complained that his colleagues had the audacity to ...

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