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Unclaimed Money in Canadian Bank Accounts

  Millions of dollars are sitting right now in unclaimed Canadian bank accounts. At the end of last year, the Bank of Canada was holding approximately 1.8 million unclaimed balances worth $678 million. The biggest balance right now is about

Posted in All Stories, Ed McMahon

It’s Spring Cleaning Time

  The spring cleaning tradition stems from a time when people spent months holed up in their homes, warmed by a fire, and then mercilessly opened their windows and freed themselves of dust and dirt. If you feel too lazy

Posted in All Stories, Ed McMahon

The Perfect Steak

  When it comes to cooking meat, the safest way is often the best way. According to Health Canada, when cooking pork, you should aim for an internal temperature of 160°F, while a whole chicken should reach 180°F. Steak, however,

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Are You Washing Your Sheets Wrong?

  How often do you wash your sheets? When they look dirty? When you’re expecting company? When they start to smell? Well, it turns out, you should be washing them every week according to Missy Tannen, president of a luxury

Posted in All Stories, Ed McMahon

What’s In That Tip Jar

  A survey reveals that 33% of people won’t leave a tip after they have received bad service at a restaurant. Other findings: – 53% of people leave a tip between 10% and 14% of the bill – 51% of

Posted in All Stories, Ed McMahon

How’s Your Not From Concentrate Orange Juice?

  When we pick up a carton of “100 percent orange juice, not from concentrate” from the store, the image of oranges being carefully juiced is often what comes to mind. The store-bought glass of morning OJ your sipping on

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How Green Became Associated With St. Patrick’s Day

  On St. Patrick’s Day, everyone is seeing green—whether it’s the green Chicago River, green beer, green milkshakes or green clothing and bead necklaces. Many might believe that the Emerald Isle and the color green are linked because of the

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Yes !! You Really Can Help Save Bees It’s Easy

  In America and Europe, bees are in trouble. But the good news is, there’s something you can do to help. A study published in Nature, finds that when bumble bees live near a rich array of wildflowers, their chances

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Alberta Proposes Standard Time Year Round

  The days of Albertans changing their clocks twice a year could soon be coming to an end. A backbencher named Thomas Dang has put forward a private member’s bill that would put Alberta on central standard time year round.

Posted in All Stories, Ed McMahon

Supersonic Aircraft Making A Comeback?

  Forty-eight years after the Concorde made its first flight, supersonic commercial aircraft remain enormously complex and expensive. They also generate sonic booms so disruptive that Congress banned the Concorde from overland routes. But advancements in materials and aerodynamics, coupled

Posted in All Stories, Ed McMahon

Value Of Canadian Honey Is Dropping Due To Imports

  Canadian honey farmers say cheap, diluted honey from oversees is flooding the market. According to Statistics Canada, the value of Canadian honey dropped nearly $53 million last year. One local bee-keeper says cheaper imports and unclear labels are having

Posted in All Stories, Ed McMahon

This May Explain Why You Get Sick

  If you want to skip the misery that comes with fighting a seasonal cold or flu, new research explains why sleep is some of the best preventive medicine. We already knew that not getting enough sleep can lead to

Posted in All Stories, Ed McMahon

The Official Tulip For Canada’s 150th Anniversary

  Here is the Canada 150 tulip, the official tulip of Canada’s 150th anniversary. More than 300,000 Canada 150 tulips will be blooming across the National Capital Region this spring. The Canada 150 tulip’s elegant white bloom with red flames

Posted in All Stories, Ed McMahon

Which Foods Are Safe To Eat When They’re Moldy?

  Mold is usually a pretty clear indicator that food is past its prime ― most instincts will encourage people to steer clear. And it’s a good instinct, because some molds produce mycotoxins, which are poisonous substances that can make

Posted in All Stories, Ed McMahon

It’s The Greatest Garden Festival In Canada

  The scent of fresh flowers, the oxygen from an abundance of greenery and the aroma of several hundred tons of clean dirt might make your head spin a little, after months of winter garden slumber. Canada Blooms opened  alongside

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