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UNICEF Canada is back in the spooky spirit with Halloween Walk-a-thon campaign

UNICEF Canada, long-associated with their iconic orange trick-or-treat donation boxes, is back with its Halloween Walk-a-thon campaign. According to a recent press release, it's easy for kids and families to get in on the fun-draising spirit this season. Families can raise money through the...
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My best Halloween food creations

Want to really spoil the kiddos this Halloween? Integrate some festive, fun, and spooky snacks and meals into your holiday plans. I've done a lot of different things these past eight years - here are my best Halloween food creations. Breakfast: Food colouring can turn pancakes into a mons...
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Food

Cake Eyeballs

Spooky red velvet cake bites that you'll want to serve at your Halloween party. Ingredients 1 (18.25-oz) box red velvet or yellow cake mix (plus required ingredients) 1 (12-oz) can frosting (any kind) 12 oz white chocolate melting disks Assorted gel icing, for decorating Instru...
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Halloween movies you can watch with the kids

Halloween movies can be a bit, well, frightening, and some kids just don't respond to being spooked. These Halloween movies you can watch with the kids have fun, laughs and only a tad of scariness. Disney's Hocus Pocus is an oldie but a goodie. A tricky trio of 300-year-old witches set ou...
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Last Girl Ghosted review

As the weather cools and the leaves start to turn, it’s the perfect time to curl up with a new fall thriller and Lisa Unger’s Last Girl Ghosted is a great choice. Unger delves into the world of online dating and the dangers that can come with meeting up with complete strangers....
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Under The Bed Fred

Every night Leo hears the monster on his bed growling... until they start to become friends. This odd-couple friendship proves that friends can win over everything, including bullies and show-and-tell. This is the first of an early chapter book series from award-winning duo Linka Bailey and Colin Ja...
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Frugal shopping tips

Shopping has put quite a dent in my bank account - most of my regular shopping is by necessity: groceries, toiletries, new clothes for the kids (as they grow by leaps and bounds), school supplies, etc. But, admittedly, I also like escaping on my own every so often to indulge in a new niceties - afte...
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7 Ways to make your house Halloween-ready in 10 minutes or less

Now is not the time to spend hours in the stores shopping for festive Halloween decorations – and besides, with everything going on, who has the time?! So, here are 7 ways to make your house Halloween-ready in 10 minutes or less. Ghosts outside Put a plastic or styrofam ball on top of a ...
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1-855-561-PINK to help reduce the length of the pre-diagnosis process for breast cancer

The Quebec Breast Cancer Foundation is proud to announce the launch of Diagnosis Project. The goal of this unique project is to cut breast cancer pre-diagnosis time lengths down to seven weeks and to ease the plight of those impacted during the pre-diagnosis process. To that end, the Foundation has ...
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10 Homemade costumes you can make in one night

I know, I know... Halloween is just days away. But I've got you: here are 10 homemade costumes you can make in one night with basic stuff you have around your house. Now go! Gumball machine: Cover the bottom ¾ of a white shirt with coloured pompoms. A ruffled skirt or tutu and l...
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6 Easy places to buy organic food

Often people think that eating healthy and organic means doing all your shopping at small expensive health food stores. Not true! The mainstream world is fast becoming much savvier when it comes to eating well. So many consumers are now looking for these items that they have started to appear in m...
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Broccoli cheese soup

A rich and creamy soup chock-full of veggies like fresh broccoli and carrots, the soup is thick and warm for cool fall days. Ingredients 1/4 cup butter 1/3 cup diced onions 1 cup shredded carrots 2½ cups broccoli florets, chopped small 1½ cups chicken broth 1 cup milk 1 cup...
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