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Easy ways to get your backyard barbecue ready

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Easy ways to get your backyard barbecue ready

Summer is here and with it Canadians’ favourite time of year, barbecue season. While we’re not sure how many we’ll be entertaining, here are some tips to prepare for sharing a summertime meal – even at two metres apart. Inspect your grill. First things first, make sure your barbecue is up to task by completing a […]

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Guard yourself against these common summer complaints

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Guard yourself against these common summer complaints

With summer around the corner, it’s time to put away the coats and bring out the sundresses and sandals. While most of us look forward to the dog days of summer, the heat can be a source of discomfort for others. For those dealing with heavy, swollen, painful legs, the warmer months can be a […]

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Boost your confidence and self-esteem in tough times

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Boost your confidence and self-esteem in tough times

Everyone could use a lift right now, as we’re feeling stressed amid the global pandemic and are worried about our personal and financial future. Fortunately, there are some things you can do with any newfound extra time to feel more productive and to improve your confidence. Learn a new skill. Whether you want to pick up […]

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Tips to prepare for your next big home project

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Tips to prepare for your next big home project

The planning process is one of the most exciting parts of a home renovation project, and with physical distancing keeping us indoors, now’s the time to dream big and get ready. Whether it’s a basement makeover, a pool addition or even building a new house from scratch, here are some tips to get started: Factor […]

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Key transferable skills for any job

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Key transferable skills for any job

Contemporary work is all about adaptability, embracing new technologies and taking on various roles throughout your career. Thriving in this relatively new approach to the workplace means constantly learning and improving yourself. A great way to do this is by developing skills that are useful in every environment. Teamwork. Playing well with others is as invaluable […]

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Things to consider when choosing a mortgage

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Things to consider when choosing a mortgage

When you buy a home, you might want to consider choosing a mortgage that includes flexible prepayment privileges. Prepayment privileges allow you to increase your regular mortgage payments without having to pay extra fees. Prepayment privileges are sometimes included in the agreements for closed mortgages. If your lender is a federally regulated financial institution, such […]

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