What small businesses need to know as cybercrime continues to rise

What small businesses need to know as cybercrime continues to rise

Cybercriminals don’t just target large corporations and organizations to gain access to their systems, obtain sensitive information and demand ransoms – small businesses have become equal if not bigger targets for hackers. In fact, 40 per cent of small to medium businesses surveyed in 2018 experienced a cyber-attack in the last 12 months, according to the Canadian Internet Registration Authority.  Small businesses are more […]

Payday loans: Not the best way to borrow money

Payday loans: Not the best way to borrow money

Payday loans are a very expensive way to borrow money. Even if you’re struggling financially, think twice—and crunch the numbers—before getting this type of loan. Depending on the rules in your province, payday lenders can charge fees of $15 to $25 per $100 that you borrow. As an example, let’s say you borrow $300 for […]

Can leg pain and swelling be treated?

Can leg pain and swelling be treated?

If you’re on your feet all day for work or sitting for too long, you know too well what it is like to deal with painful, heavy, swollen legs. But for some, these symptoms may actually be a sign of a much deeper chronic condition. “Chronic venous disease occurs when veins in the legs become inflamed and stop […]

Easy ways families can cut waste and be more green

Easy ways families can cut waste and be more green

We all have a role to play in becoming environmentally responsible and reducing waste. Everyone from parents to kids, teens and grandparents can participate with these simple tips: Look to your community. Kids grow so quickly that it doesn’t make sense to shop for brand-new items every time they have a growth spurt. Talk to friends, […]

Water damage is on the rise – is your home protected?

Water damage is on the rise – is your home protected?

In recent years, water damage from flooding has become increasingly common across Canada. In fact, the Insurance Bureau of Canada says that water damage accounts for nearly half of all insurance claims, and the frequency and cost of these claims has risen dramatically in recent years. Some of this increase in property water damage is […]

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