Seasonal

Christmas tree safety tips

For many of us, the holidays mean celebrations and quality time with loved ones, but all of the excitement and festivities can cause people to overlook some dangerous safety hazards that pose a particular risk this time of year.

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Stay cozy and save money this fall

As we start spending more time indoors, cooler, longer nights mean we use more energy for things like lighting, watching television and running appliances. So as a follow up to our Fall maintenance checklist, here are a few ways you can keep your home cozy and cost- and energy-efficient this season.

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Rake your yard like a pro

Today was one of those beautiful fall days that makes you almost forget that winter’s grasp is mere weeks away. A prevalent reminder is the copious leaves on the ground. It’s the contrast of the beauty of autumn

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Fall maintenance checklist

It’s that time of year again…before you get caught up in apple picking, pumpkin carving and foliage tours this fall, make sure your home is ready for the cold months.

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Hot ticket: Cherry Blossoms in High Park

With spring seemingly in full swing, thousands of visitors will flock to High Park to take in the sights and scents of ‘Sakura’ or cherry blossom trees. According to the High Park Nature Centre, 20 to 65 per cent of the flowers opened as of Sunday morning, with optimal bloom expected between Sunday May 7th…

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Why you should house-hunt in the rain

As the old adage goes, April showers bring May flowers…but they may also help you find your next home, too. June through October are always the best and busiest months for house hunting – the sunshine of summer and full colours of fall have everyone and their homes looking their best

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Let’s Talk About Mental Health

Today is #BellLetsTalk day. It’s a day we open the lines of conversation and discuss mental illness, and mental health. According to the latest statistics, “One in five Canadians will suffer from mental illness at some point in their lifetime…two-thirds of those living with a mental illness do not seek help.”

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Hygge: The Art of Getting Cozy

Hygge. If you heard someone nearby say the word out loud, you’d likely be tempted to offer a “bless you!” or “gesundheit!” in return. And who could blame you? Hard to spell and even harder to say, hygge (pronounced HEW-guh or HOO-guh) is the Scandinavian word for the feeling of or desire to seek coziness

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In memory of Dr. King

If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. It’s a holiday here in the US, in honor of a great man and inspirational figure; a leader in the movement…

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