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Fast Facts - Wine, Beer and Spirits
Posted date : Sep 02, 2011.
Fast Facts - Wine, Beer and Spirits - • The oldest active brewery in America is D.G. Yeungling & Son, which brews beer in Pottsville, Pennsylvania. It was founded in 1829.• In 1989....   Read more...

More Fun Facts About Saskatchewan
Posted date : May 06, 2011.
More Fun Facts About Saskatchewan - Saskatchewan has the greatest  amount of road surface of any Canadian province, with more than 250,000 kilometres (150,000 miles) of ....   Read more...

Healthy Canadians
Posted date : May 06, 2011.
Healthy Canadians - 24% of Canadian adults are obese5.7 million Canadians smoke85% of Canadians visit their doctor regularly14% of Canadians are seniors  ....   Read more...

Charitable Donation Limits for Income Tax
Posted date : May 06, 2011.
Charitable Donation Limits for Income Tax - The taxman will only allow you to claim up to 75% of your net income in any one year as a charitable donation, the exception being in the year of ....   Read more...

Be Careful With "Donate Low; Claim High" Scams
Posted date : May 06, 2011.
Be Careful With "Donate Low; Claim High" Scams -  collections of artwork, books and other cultural artefacts - may be donated to an eligible charity in return for a donation tax credi....   Read more...

What your doctor thinks
Posted date : Jul 20, 2010.
What your doctor thinks - According to the latest National Physicians Survey (2007), Canadian GPs and specialists list the following as major obstacles to providing care ....   Read more...

Number of Doctors Increasing in Canada
Posted date : Jul 20, 2010.
Number of Doctors Increasing in Canada - Between 2004 and 2008, the number of active physicians in Canada grew from 60,612 to 65,440, representing an 8.0% increase across the ....   Read more...

Canadian Doctors Retiring Later
Posted date : Jul 20, 2010.
Canadian Doctors Retiring Later - Between 1978 and 2008, the average age of GPs in Canada increased by 5.6 years (to 49.0) and the average age of specialists increased by 3.4 years....   Read more...

Snowbird Trips to Non-U.S. Destinations Growing
Posted date : Jul 20, 2010.
Snowbird trips outside of the U.S. have grown by 109 per cent since 1998. The share of snowbird trips captured by the U.S. fell to 65 per cent in 2009, from 68 per cent in 1998. Snowbird Trips to Non-U.S. Destinations Growing - Snowbird trips outside of the U.S. have grown by 109 per cent since 1998. The share of snowbird trips captured by the U.S. fell to 65 per cent in 2009....   Read more...

Health Factors Contribute to Early Retirement Among Canadians
Posted date : Jul 20, 2010.
Health Factors Contribute to Early Retirement Among Canadians - According to a long-term study, Canadian workers with health problems are more likely to retire before the age of 65, in comparison to those w....   Read more...

Facts About Gold
Posted date : May 27, 2010.
Facts About Gold - The world's largest gold nugget was the "Welcome Stranger," found in Australia in 1869. It weighed 2,283 oz (143 lb.)The world's large....   Read more...

Facts About Nuts
Posted date : May 27, 2010.
Facts About Nuts - Cashew shells are poisonous. The shells contain a substance called urushiol, which causes skin irritation.Ninety per cent of macadamia nuts are gr....   Read more...

Computer Virus Facts
Posted date : May 27, 2010.
Computer Virus Facts - Your computer cannot get infected simply by displaying an e-mail message. Nor can even the most virulent virus destroy the electronic circuitry of you....   Read more...

Symptoms of a Computer Virus
Posted date : May 27, 2010.
Symptoms of a Computer Virus - Here are a few primary indicators that your computer might be infected:Your computer runs more slowly than normal.Your computer stops responding or lo....   Read more...

Florida Toll Booths are Quicker and Cheaper
Posted date : Dec 12, 2009.
Florida Toll Booths are Quicker and Cheaper - Snowbirds lined up to pay at Florida's many road-toll booths have watched enviously as the "locals" zip through the fast SunPass commuter lanes wi....   Read more...

Sharpen Your Focus
Posted date : Dec 12, 2009.
Sharpen Your Focus - We all want to improve or eliminate our chances of experiencing significant mental decline as we age. Research from the National Institute on Aging ha....   Read more...

Heart & Stroke Prevention is Paying Off
Posted date : Dec 12, 2009.
Heart & Stroke Prevention is Paying Off - The Canadian Medical Association has reported that the number of persons who died from heart attack and stroke between 1994 and 2004 has dropped by 38....   Read more...

Energy Drink Myths
Posted date : Dec 10, 2009.
Energy Drink Myths - If you are feeling sluggish and are considering purchasing an energy drink the next time you are browsing in the convenience store, consider this. The....   Read more...

Centenarians Rule
Posted date : Dec 12, 2009.
Centenarians Rule - The fastest-growing age group in North America is centenarians; persons older than 100 years of age. Eighty-five per cent of centenarians are women. C....   Read more...

How the flu virus spreads
Posted date : Sep 23, 2009.
How the flu virus spreads - Autumn is the right time to plan a prevention strategy for influenza. Indeed, this season is expected to be quite a challenge to our immune systems as....   Read more...

How to improve the air quality in your home
Posted date : Sep 23, 2009.
How to improve the air quality in your home - How to improve the air quality in your home Do not allow smoking in your home Use potted plants to remove chemical pollutants from the air Open window....   Read more...

Passport Canada - Mobile Passport Unit
Posted date : Sep 23, 2009.
Passport Canada - Mobile Passport Unit - Passport Canada's Mobile Passport Unit is travelling to every part of Canada. The Mobile Passport Unit makes passport officers available to answer....   Read more...

Passport Facts
Posted date : Jul 21, 2009.
Passport Facts - Number of passport offices in Canada: 33   Average number of passports issued in a year: 1,700,000   Highest nu....   Read more...

Canadian Recreational Boaters must have Proof of Competency
Posted date : Apr 30, 2009.
Canadian Recreational Boaters must have Proof of Competency - Canadian recreational boaters must have proof of competencyDeadline to Obtain your Pleasure Craft Operator Card: September 2009After September 15,....   Read more...

The cost of labour.
Posted date : Sep 19, 2008.
The cost of labour. - The cost of labour in the "Snowbird States":State                Minimum WageFlorida&nbs....   Read more...

The cost of fuel
Posted date : Sep 19, 2008.
The cost of fuel - U.S. Regular Conventional Retail Gasoline PricesMonth/Year         Price per GallonOctober 1998     ....   Read more...

Property Taxes
Posted date : Sep 19, 2008.
Property Taxes - Understanding Tax Bill TermsAd Valorem Taxes – These are property taxes based on the property's value. Millage Rate – This is your property tax ra....   Read more...

Canadian Visits to Snowbird States
Posted date : Jul 22, 2008.
Canadian Visits to Snowbird States - Click the image to view the chart of Canadian visits to Snowbird States.....   Read more...

U.S. Automobile Imports
Posted date : Jul 22, 2008.
U.S. Automobile Imports - U.S. Automobile ImportsVehicles imported from the U.S. to Canada in 2007:            189,738Vehicles imported ....   Read more...

The Cost of Fuel
Posted date : Jul 22, 2008.
The Cost of Fuel - Click the image to view the schedule highlighting the cost of fuel during different eras in American history.....   Read more...

Canadian Snowbird Travel Trends
Posted date : Jul 22, 2008.
Canadian Snowbird Travel Trends - Canadians older than 55 who spent 90 days or longer outside of Canada:    2003            ....   Read more...

Four Habits = 14 Years!
Posted date : May 24, 2008.
Four Habits = 14 Years! - People who don't smoke, are physically active, drink alcohol in moderation and eat at least five servings of fruits or vegetables a day live 14 years ....   Read more...

Two-for-One Special!
Posted date : May 24, 2008.
Two-for-One Special! - A study involving 3,000 married couples found that when one spouse made a healthy lifestyle change, the other was substantially more likely to do the ....   Read more...

The High Cost of Health Care
Posted date : May 24, 2008.
The High Cost of Health Care - The Big Picture - 2007Canada's Health-Care Spending for 2007     $160 Billion Public-Sector Spending for 2007      ....   Read more...

Canadian Travel Patterns
Posted date : May 24, 2008.
Canadian Travel Patterns - Canadian Travel Patterns - Winter 2007/2008    Total outbound Canadian pleasure trips: 5 million - a 17% increase overall. These p....   Read more...

So You Think You Know Everything?
Posted date : May 22, 2008.
So You Think You Know Everything? - "Stewardesses" is the longest word typed with only the left hand.And "lollipop" is the longest word typed with only your right hand. No word in the En....   Read more...

Some Canadian Statistics…
Posted date : May 22, 2008.
Some Canadian Statistics… - In 2006:27% of households in Canada composted, as opposed to 23% in 1994.Close to six in 10 households used compact fluorescent bulbs.Close to three o....   Read more...

Canadians & RRSPs
Posted date : May 22, 2008.
Canadians & RRSPs - In 2006, the number of tax filers contributing to RRSPs, as well as the amount contributed, increased for the third consecutive year.Nearly 6.2 millio....   Read more...

Common Crimes
Posted date : May 22, 2008.
Common Crimes - In 2006, the most frequent criminal code offence in Canada was theft of $5,000 and under, which was based on a population rate of 1,888 per 100,000. B....   Read more...

NEXUS
Posted date : Oct 17, 2007.
NEXUS - Six airports in Canada operate NEXUS kiosks:VancouverToronto Montreal Ottawa Halifax CalgaryNEXUS is now offered at the following border crossings:B....   Read more...

Border Crossing
Posted date : Oct 17, 2007.
Border Crossing - Border Crossing85% of all cross-border travel between Canada and the United States is carried out by land or sea.Fewer than 60% of land and sea border....   Read more...

Metric Conversion Chart
Posted date : Oct 17, 2007.
Metric Conversion Chart - 1 inch        =    2.54 centimetres 1 foot         =     0.3....   Read more...

Body Facts
Posted date : Oct 17, 2007.
Body Facts - Your gives off enough heat in 30 minutes to bring half a gallon of water to a boil.The enamel on your teeth is the hardest substance in your ....   Read more...

Word Watch
Posted date : Aug 07, 2007.
Word Watch - Half-back – A new nickname for snowbirds who chose Florida as their original retirement destination, but have subsequently retreated back to Georgia....   Read more...

By the Numbers
Posted date : Aug 07, 2007.
By the Numbers - Banking or debit cards are the ultimate in convenience. More than 34 million banking cards are in circulation among an adult population of 25 million.....   Read more...

Allergies Indoors?
Posted date : Aug 07, 2007.
Allergies Indoors? - If you find that staying inside isn’t offering you the relief from your allergies that you would expect, you may want to check your house plants. Al....   Read more...

Planning to Travel to Mexico from Canada?
Posted date : Aug 07, 2007.
Planning to Travel to Mexico from Canada? - Although the government of Canada recommends that Canadians travelling to any destination outside of Canada carry a valid passport, it is not mandator....   Read more...

NEXUS
Posted date : Aug 07, 2007.
NEXUS - This “pre-screened” fast-track, border-crossing program is currently offered at the following airports:Vancouver International Airport Toronto Pea....   Read more...

Exercise More?
Posted date : Jun 06, 2007.
Exercise More? - It has been recommended time and again that we should exercise for at least 30 minutes a day in order to stay healthy. A recent study organized by the....   Read more...

Coffee – Not just a wake-up call
Posted date : Jun 06, 2007.
Coffee – Not just a wake-up call - A relatively loose study of more than 12,000 people between the ages of 45 and 64 over a 10-year period revealed that persons who drank 32 oz of coffe....   Read more...

Make mosquitoes bounce!
Posted date : Jun 06, 2007.
Make mosquitoes bounce! - Try placing a dryer sheet in your pocket when walking on a nature trail or working outdoors. It has been reported that this may act as a suitable mosq....   Read more...

Weeds don’t read the paper
Posted date : Jun 06, 2007.
Weeds don’t read the paper - Once you have planted your garden, try placing wet newspapers around the stems of your foliage before you cover it with mulch. Weeds have been known t....   Read more...

Word Watch
Posted date : Jun 06, 2007.
Word Watch - To keep us all up to date on the evolution of the English language, here are a few of the NEW WORDS to enter the newest edition of the Concise Oxford ....   Read more...

The Investment is Mutual
Posted date : Jun 06, 2007.
The Investment is Mutual - Three academics from the Harvard Business School studied 50,000 mutual funds in 18 countries. They found that the average cost of management expenses ....   Read more...

Word Watch
Posted date : Jun 01, 2007.
Word Watch - "Tweeniors" As the crossover from adulthood to life as a senior blurs ever more, a new term has been coined for people who are between the ages of 55....   Read more...

Canada's Leading Exports to Florida 2005
Posted date : Jun 01, 2007.
Canada's Leading Exports to Florida 2005 - Canada 's Leading Exports to Florida 2005 - in millions of U.S. Dollars 1. Softwood lumber - $233 2. Medicine, in dosage $211 3. Petroleum & ....   Read more...

Alligator Safety
Posted date : May 30, 2007.
Alligator Safety - Over the decades, humans and alligators have begun to live closer and closer together. And as a result, we’re not quite as scary to them as we once ....   Read more...

All about GOLD
Posted date : May 30, 2007.
All about GOLD - It is recorded that only 88,000 tons of gold have been taken from the earth since recorded history. The number of gold nuggets being found in the wo....   Read more...

Kids and Animals: Keep them Both Safe
Posted date : May 28, 2007.
Kids and Animals: Keep them Both Safe - Nothing is quite as precious as watching the bond between children and animals. However, some animals don't take too kindly to having their space inva....   Read more...

Loons...
Posted date : May 28, 2007.
Loons... - Loons are reported to be among the oldest groups of birds still living today; their origin is thought to have been more than 50 million years ago. Lo....   Read more...

Use it or Lose it?
Posted date : May 27, 2007.
Use it or Lose it? - Most household products seem to last forever. For the most part, we don’t normally find mold or slime growing in a bottle of Windex. This makes it t....   Read more...

Food for Thought
Posted date : May 25, 2007.
Food for Thought - 1. Match the flavours and intensity of the wine with the strongest flavour on the plate. 2. When in doubt, use s sparkling, because sparkling goes ....   Read more...

Wash Those Hands
Posted date : May 25, 2007.
Wash Those Hands - A disturbing study conducted by the American Society of Microbiology finds that one-third of people passing through major U.S. airports don't wash the....   Read more...

Redesigned US Currency - $10
Posted date : May 25, 2007.
Redesigned US Currency - $10 - Following the 2003 and 2004 redesigns of the $20 and $50 notes, the U.S. government has recently introduced the new $10 note, which will appear early ....   Read more...

Drug Costs
Posted date : May 23, 2007.
Drug Costs - Did you ever wonder how much it costs to make that prescription drug? The following is a list of some of the most popular prescription drugs in Nor....   Read more...

Duty Free Shopping
Posted date : May 23, 2007.
Duty Free Shopping - Many travellers are aware of the duty free limits. But few know that you can import more into the U.S. than the exemption amounts permit. You simply h....   Read more...

Don't Let Your Dryer Suffer a Burn Out!
Posted date : May 23, 2007.
Don't Let Your Dryer Suffer a Burn Out! - One of our loyal readers wrote in and shared her wisdom in the art of drying clothes. Simply removing the lint from the mesh catcher in your clothes d....   Read more...

Fun Food Facts
Posted date : May 20, 2007.
Fun Food Facts - The can opener was invented 48 years after cans were introduced. Wine is sold in tinted bottles because it spoils when exposed to light. An onion,....   Read more...

Condiments Can Go Bad, Too!
Posted date : May 20, 2007.
Condiments Can Go Bad, Too! - We all have a bottle of ketchup in our fridge that seems to last forever? But should it? Many people keep condiments around much longer than they shou....   Read more...

Non-Emergency Wait Times
Posted date : May 20, 2007.
Non-Emergency Wait Times - Based on population reporting waiting times for non-emergency surgeries accessed in past 12 months. Analysis excludes non-response ("I don't know", "n....   Read more...

Now I lay me down to sleep...
Posted date : May 17, 2007.
Now I lay me down to sleep... - We spend approximately one-third of our life sleeping. People can take "cat naps" with their eyes open and not even know it. If you fall asleep as s....   Read more...

Think a gallon of gas is expensive?
Posted date : May 17, 2007.
Think a gallon of gas is expensive? - Look at what we are paying for other fluids... Diet Snapple: 16 oz $1.29 $10.32/gallon Lipton Ice Tea: 16 oz $1.19 $9.52/gallon Gatorade: 20 oz $1.....   Read more...

Health-Care Spending
Posted date : May 17, 2007.
Health-Care Spending - Total Health-Care Budget in 2003 $121.4 Billion Hospital Spending: $36.4 Billion Other Institutions: $11.6 Billion Drug Spending: $19.6 Billion ....   Read more...

Thunderstorms
Posted date : May 17, 2007.
Thunderstorms - The dark colour of clouds in thunderstorms is caused by water accumulation. A lightning stroke can heat the air through which it travels to an incr....   Read more...

Tips to Make Moving Easy
Posted date : May 16, 2007.
Tips to Make Moving Easy - Moving is a tiresome task. Finding a reliable mover, however, can help lift some of the weight from your shoulders – literally! When looking for a m....   Read more...

Safety and Online Shopping
Posted date : May 16, 2007.
Safety and Online Shopping - Online shopping has become the quickest and least stressful way to shop. Unfortunately, this type of shopping has its perils. Before you purchase anyt....   Read more...

Hurricane Category Ranges
Posted date : May 15, 2007.
Hurricane Category Ranges - Category 1 Winds range from 75 to 95 mph. This type of hurricane causes minor flooding and damage. Category 1 hurricanes are similar to a normal stor....   Read more...

Fast Facts about House Fires
Posted date : May 15, 2007.
Fast Facts about House Fires - 26% of fires originate in the kitchen; 23% originate in the garage 75% of house fires occur on the ground floor Between 60% and 65% of fire fata....   Read more...

Grandparents' Day
Posted date : May 15, 2007.
Grandparents' Day - According to the General Social Survey of 2001, there were 5.7 million grandparents in Canada. Only 2% of women and 1% of men aged 45 and under wer....   Read more...

Fast Facts about Canada and Canadians
Posted date : May 10, 2007.
Fast Facts about Canada and Canadians - Estimated population in January, 2004: 31,752,842 Percentage of Canadians over the age of 55: 23 Percentage of personal expenditure on personal....   Read more...

A Pain in the Neck
Posted date : May 10, 2007.
A Pain in the Neck - 80% of adults will experience back pain at some point in their lives 90% of adults will recover from back pain without surgery The Cleveland Cl....   Read more...

Stick it to Ya!
Posted date : May 10, 2007.
Stick it to Ya! - 1/3 of all cases of tetanus are a result of gardening and yard work 10 Years – the time for which a typical tetanus booster lasts 50 and older....   Read more...

Don’t light that in here!
Posted date : May 10, 2007.
Don’t light that in here! - 6,826,855 – approximate number of Canadians who smoke.....   Read more...

West Nile Virus
Posted date : May 10, 2007.
West Nile Virus - 1388 – number of clinical cases of West Nile Virus in Canada in 2003 14 – number of Canadian deaths attributed to West Nile Virus symptoms in 2....   Read more...

Good Night, Sleep Tight…
Posted date : May 10, 2007.
Good Night, Sleep Tight… - 2,000,000 – the average number of dust mites in a typical double bed 1/3 of a day – the average amount of time spent in the bedroom each day....   Read more...

Ontario Celebrates Seniors' Month
Posted date : May 05, 2007.
Ontario Celebrates Seniors' Month - June is Seniors' Month in Ontario, and the theme for 2004 is "Active in Body, Mind & Spirit." Seniors are invited to take part in the celebrations ....   Read more...

Travelling With a Pet?
Posted date : May 05, 2007.
Travelling With a Pet? - Taking your pet with you to your southern destination? Check out www.pettravel.com for tips on taking your pet across the border. Whether you are driv....   Read more...

Top 10 Ports of Entry
Posted date : May 05, 2007.
Top 10 Ports of Entry - 1. Lewiston-Queenston Bridge ­ NY 2. Rainbow Bridge ­ Niagara Falls, NY 3. Whirlpool Rapids ­ Niagara Falls, NY 4. Ambassador Bridge ­ Detroit,....   Read more...

Winter Break in Laughlin, Nevada
Posted date : May 02, 2007.
Winter Break in Laughlin, Nevada - The second annual "Winter Break" event will take place on January 13 ­ 16, 2004 in Laughlin, NV. Festival events include wine tasting, health and edu....   Read more...

Fast Facts Issue 49
Posted date : May 02, 2007.
Fast Facts Issue 49 - DEALS FOR CANADIANS VISITING WESTERN U.S. STATES "Buckaroo Bucks" are available once again! Call the Texas Department of Economic Development at 1-80....   Read more...

New "Colourful" $20 US
Posted date : Apr 25, 2007.
New "Colourful" $20 US - When you see an unusual flash of colour later this year on the U.S. $20 bill, be advised - your eyes are probably not deceiving you. Advances in techn....   Read more...

Did you Nose?
Posted date : Apr 25, 2007.
Did you Nose? - Your sensitivity to scent is a genetically acquired trait. Women typically have a keener "scents" of smell than men. The average human takes o....   Read more...

The CSA/Medipac Report on AM 740
Posted date : Apr 25, 2007.
The CSA/Medipac Report on AM 740 - Sunday mornings at 10:50 a.m., join the CSA and Medipac on CHWO AM 740 for the CSA/Medipac Report on Murray Segal's Sunday Showcase. Get updates on wh....   Read more...

FDA, eh?
Posted date : Apr 20, 2007.
FDA, eh? - Many have heard said of experimental drugs, "it has reached FDA approval"...but the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) is an American outfit. So what ....   Read more...

Laughter... the Best Medicine!
Posted date : Apr 20, 2007.
Laughter... the Best Medicine! - Laughter... the Best Medicine! How many times have you heard the phrase, "laughter is the best medicine"? Humour therapists are researching the use o....   Read more...

Home Remedies
Posted date : Apr 15, 2007.
Home Remedies - Worried about West Nile virus? Here are some home remedies to keep the mosquitoes away: Outdoor-lovers in Louisiana (known for its humidity) use Bo....   Read more...

Phrase Origins
Posted date : Apr 12, 2007.
Phrase Origins - Baths in the 1500s consisted of a big tub filled with hot water. The man of the house had the privilege of the nice clean water, then any other men, t....   Read more...

Something to Stop Crying About
Posted date : Apr 12, 2007.
Something to Stop Crying About - Ever wonder why we cry when we cut up onions? Certain enzymes which are released when the onion is chopped react with the moisture in our eyes and cre....   Read more...

Did you know...?
Posted date : Apr 12, 2007.
Did you know...? - Sunlight doesn't ripen tomatoes, warmth does. Store tomatoes with stems pointed down and they will stay fresher, longer. Poke a hole in the middle of ....   Read more...

Stressed Out!?
Posted date : Apr 09, 2007.
Stressed Out!? - The American College of Physicians and Surgeons estimates that as many as 80 percent of visits to doctors' offices are due to stress.Source: Top Healt....   Read more...

Phrase Origins
Posted date : Apr 09, 2007.
Phrase Origins - In Shakespeare's time, mattresses were secured on bed frames by ropes. When you pulled on the ropes, the mattress tightened, making the bed firmer to ....   Read more...

It's not the Heat, It's the Humidity!
Posted date : Apr 06, 2007.
It's not the Heat, It's the Humidity! - Why does moisture in the air affect your Temperature?Your cools itself naturally by perspiring water through the pores in your skin and evap....   Read more...

Water Tid-Bits
Posted date : Apr 06, 2007.
Water Tid-Bits - The amount of water in your is reduced by just 1%, you'll feel thirsty. A person can live without food for about a month, but only about a week w....   Read more...

Blood Pressure
Posted date : Apr 06, 2007.
Blood Pressure - The lifestyle habits of the average North American are leading us all towards the doctor's office. Data recently published from the Framingham Heart S....   Read more...

Sun Spots
Posted date : Apr 06, 2007.
Sun Spots - One in four "migrating retirees" travel to the state of Florida for relief from the cold winter. In the 1960's the 55 and older state population grew ....   Read more...

Mosquito Season
Posted date : Apr 05, 2007.
Mosquito Season - Want to keep the mosquito population down this year? Even more important than ever with the presence of the "west nile virus". Add Olive oil to stagna....   Read more...

Flower Power
Posted date : Apr 05, 2007.
Flower Power - In order to extend the life of cut flowers, try adding Listerine mouthwash to the water. The ratio should be about 2 ounces of mouthwash to 1 gallon o....   Read more...

Slugs and Snails
Posted date : Apr 05, 2007.
Slugs and Snails - Are these pesky creepy crawlers infiltrating your garden?Try these "home made" methods for keeping the population down.Wood Ashes! Snails and Slugs ha....   Read more...

Rose's Favorite Food
Posted date : Apr 05, 2007.
Rose's Favorite Food - Want your roses to be happy and well nourished? Try burying an old brown banana at the base of your rose bush. Throughout the season, place peels on t....   Read more...

Did you know...?
Posted date : Apr 05, 2007.
Did you know...? - More than 50% of the people in the world have never made or received a telephone call.People say "Bless You" when you sneeze because when you sneeze y....   Read more...

History of Words
Posted date : Apr 05, 2007.
History of Words - In Scotland, a new game was invented. It was entitled Gentlemen Only Ladies Forbidden...and thus the word GOLF entered into the English language. In S....   Read more...

Inter-State Updates
Posted date : Apr 03, 2007.
Inter-State Updates - General Advisory: any major bridge or tunnel on your route to the south may, from time to time, be subject to traffic control by the National Guard, f....   Read more...

Texas Deals
Posted date : Apr 03, 2007.
Texas Deals - The Texas department of economic development has once again put out their publication "Buckaroo Bucks," which provides Texas-sized savings for Canadia....   Read more...

Did You Know...?
Posted date : Apr 03, 2007.
Did You Know...? - In the 1940s, the FCC assigned television's Channel 1 to mobile services (two-way radios in taxicabs, for instance), but did not renumber the other ch....   Read more...

New Area Codes for Mexico
Posted date : Apr 03, 2007.
New Area Codes for Mexico - For those of you who travel to, or winter in Mexico, as of November 17, 2001 they have changed all of their telephone area codes.For information about....   Read more...

Did You Know...?
Posted date : Apr 01, 2007.
Did You Know...? - There are no words in the dictionary that rhyme with orange, purple, and month.The only word in the English language that has four sets of double lett....   Read more...

Cutting Back on the Cutting Board Germs
Posted date : Apr 01, 2007.
Cutting Back on the Cutting Board Germs - ROCHESTER, MINN. ­ A few common-sense, cutting-board rules can reduce the risk of contaminating the foods you prepare and eat, according to the Augus....   Read more...

Poultry Poison
Posted date : Apr 01, 2007.
Poultry Poison - More than half of the poultry in Canada is contaminated by Salmonella bacteria ­ which can cause diarrhea, vomiting, fever, and sometimes death! A re....   Read more...

Compare Apples to Oranges
Posted date : Apr 01, 2007.
Compare Apples to Oranges - Orange juice has 50 times more vitamin C, 170 % more folic acid, and 1 and a half times more potassium than apple juice.....   Read more...

Jump Start Your Heart
Posted date : Apr 01, 2007.
Jump Start Your Heart - The American Heart Association reports that the national resuscitation rate from a heart attack is only 2 to 5 percent ­ in large part because defibr....   Read more...

Of Interest to Snowbirds
Posted date : Mar 09, 2007.
Of Interest to Snowbirds - A quick glance at info and news of interest to snowbirdsARE YOU ON THE INTERNETThirteen million Canadians used the Internet in 2000 (53 per cent), up ....   Read more...

Walking: More than Just Exercise
Posted date : Mar 08, 2007.
Walking: More than Just Exercise - We all know that walking is good exercise and helps to burn off those extra calories but there are lots of other health benefits, as well. It has long....   Read more...

Health Care Costs
Posted date : Mar 08, 2007.
Health Care Costs - Osteoporosis, a disease which affects 1.4 million Canadians, primarily women over the age of 50, is the cause of approximately 100,000 bone fractures ....   Read more...

Pot Bellies
Posted date : Mar 08, 2007.
Pot Bellies - According to the Mayo Clinic's Women's Health Source abdominal exercises will do nothing to flatten your stomach. Those "crunches" that we see adverti....   Read more...

Bug Off!
Posted date : Mar 08, 2007.
Bug Off! - With the warm summer months fast approaching, so are the summer bugs. When the bugs start to really bug you, here are a few tips to keep them away:To ....   Read more...

Discount Booklets
Posted date : Mar 07, 2007.
Discount Booklets - Arizona Canadian Cactus Days Discount Program booklet, offering discounts on everything from accommodations, tours, restaurants, etc. Coupons (printed....   Read more...

Diet and Dental Care
Posted date : Mar 07, 2007.
Diet and Dental Care - There are some foods you'd never expect to cause tooth decay...it's not just the sweet stuff that you've warned your kids about. The bacteria in your ....   Read more...

Texas Tidbits
Posted date : Mar 07, 2007.
Texas Tidbits - This may come as no surprise to our Winter Texans, but did you know that the state dish of Texas is chili? According to Texas' Web site, President Lyn....   Read more...

Eggs!
Posted date : Mar 07, 2007.
Eggs! - Can't remember if an egg is fresh or hard-boiled? Just spin the egg. If it wobbles, it's raw. If it spins easily, it's hard-boiled. A fresh egg will s....   Read more...

Fast Facts Issue 36
Posted date : Mar 06, 2007.
Fast Facts Issue 36 - You can find information on just about anything on the Internet. The following is just a sample of what can be found when you use a search engine and ....   Read more...

Texas Visitors
Posted date : Mar 05, 2007.
Texas Visitors - Canada is the second-largest source of international visitors to Texas and Mexico. Within Canada, the majority of visitors to Texas in 1999 originated....   Read more...

Did you know...?
Posted date : Mar 05, 2007.
Did you know...? - The largest kidney stone weighed in at an astounding 1.36 kilograms? There is only one US coin that shows the profile of a president facing to the rig....   Read more...

Leisure Time
Posted date : Mar 05, 2007.
Leisure Time - Seniors generally have more leisure time than those in younger age groups. In 1992, people aged 65 and over had an average of 7.7 hours of free time e....   Read more...

Going to Mexico?
Posted date : Mar 05, 2007.
Going to Mexico? - In a recent issue, we outlined a new "Vehicle Deposit" of up to $800.00, which was going to be charged at the border when crossing into Mexico. The id....   Read more...

Dinnertime Distress
Posted date : Mar 05, 2007.
Dinnertime Distress - When you're tired of your usual cookbook fare and you're ready to check out the ultimate recipe index, surf on over to http://soar.berkeley.edu/recipe....   Read more...

CSA Currency Exchange
Posted date : Mar 04, 2007.
CSA Currency Exchange - The CSA Currency Exchange Program can make a one-time transfer in a lump sum. Many members know that they can make regular monthly transfers, but a si....   Read more...

Fire Safety
Posted date : Mar 04, 2007.
Fire Safety - Smoke is like an anesthetic. Rather than awakening you, it will put you into a deeper sleep. Most fire deaths occur at night and are due to smoke inha....   Read more...

The Perils of Polly
Posted date : Mar 04, 2007.
The Perils of Polly - We recently received a letter from a member who had encountered problems while trying to cross into the U.S. with his pet parrot. Crossing with a bird....   Read more...

Leap Years
Posted date : Mar 04, 2007.
Leap Years - If you thought that every four years automatically meant a leap year, you're only partially right. Usually, the rule of thumb is that if a year is div....   Read more...

Making Your Home Safer
Posted date : Mar 03, 2007.
Making Your Home Safer - The Home Adaptations for Seniors Independence Program is affording seniors greater mobility with grants of up to $2,500 for home adaptations. You can ....   Read more...

Y2K and the Traveller
Posted date : Mar 03, 2007.
Y2K and the Traveller - The Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade has published a booklet titled, Journey in Y2K: Advice for Canadians Travelling Abroad. This....   Read more...

Xenical Now Available in Canada
Posted date : Mar 02, 2007.
Xenical Now Available in Canada - Xenical, an obesity-fighting drug has been approved by Health Canada, and is now available to the public. Taken three times per day in conjunction....   Read more...

Snowbird Currency Exchange Program
Posted date : Mar 02, 2007.
Snowbird Currency Exchange Program - The CSA Currency Exchange program is one of our most popular benefits, and therefore requires a great deal of manpower to administer. Any changes to y....   Read more...

Telephoning Home
Posted date : Mar 02, 2007.
Telephoning Home - Canada Direct, offered by the Stentor Alliance of Canadian telephone companies, provides travellers with toll-free and hassle-free access to the Canad....   Read more...

Call in the Substitutes
Posted date : Mar 01, 2007.
Call in the Substitutes - Adopting a more healthful diet may mean trading in some of your favourite foods and ingredients for lower-fat versions. Once you get started, substitu....   Read more...

New Drugs Offer Hope for Osteoarthritis
Posted date : Mar 01, 2007.
New Drugs Offer Hope for Osteoarthritis - Osteoarthritis sufferers now have four new drugs that promise pain relief for patients with this affliction: Vioxx, Celebrex, Hyalgan and Synvisc. Acc....   Read more...

Volunteer Work
Posted date : Mar 01, 2007.
Volunteer Work - An estimated 23% of Canadian seniors contribute some time each week as unpaid volunteers. Many other seniors look after children. In 1995, just under ....   Read more...

Most Live at Home
Posted date : Mar 01, 2007.
Most Live at Home - The vast majority of seniors live at home. In fact, in 1996, 93% of all people aged 65 and older lived in a private household. Fifty eight per cent of....   Read more...