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Travel insurance should you or not? - Part 1

Why should we purchase travel insurance? How much coverage does one need?  Where do you get reliable travel insurance? We are being faced with these questions over and over and over again… Did you know that your Canadian health insurance is “almost” cert...
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Healthy Life: TRAVEL INSURANCE SHOULD YOU OR NOT? - PART 2

Where do I get travel insurance? Well, one can purchase travel insurance through your travel agent, insurance broker or your employer’s insurance provider. Note: There are offers through your credit card companies, whether it be for travel or health insurance. In all cases, be sure to verif...
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Recipe: Honey Cinnamon Bars

My Aunt Ellie gave us the recipe for these sweet bar cookies with cinnamon and walnuts. Drizzle with icing, and serve with coffee or tea. —Diane Myers, Star, Idaho Ingredients 1 cup sugar 3/4 cup canola oil 1/4 cup honey 1 large egg 2 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1...
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Family

School Spotlight: Priory School

Tim Peters is the president and head of Priory School, an English co-educational private elementary school in Montreal for children in Kindergarten to Grade 6. He is passionate about their traditionalist ways, from creating a “homey” environment that is comforting to students t...
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Food

Recipe: Harvest Chicken Casserole

A satisfying casserole with all of your fall favourites. Ingredients 2 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for baking dish  2 lb. boneless skinless chicken breasts Kosher salt Freshly ground black pepper 1/2 onion, chopped 2 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into small cubes ...
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Family Activity Of The Week: Frightening activities to get ready for Halloween

Halloween is getting closer, and there are loads of fun and frightening activities to do with the family this week. Exporail has their Railway Ghosts exhibit on, where ghosts, skeletons, bats and spiders have taken over the Canadian Railway Museum. They are even lurking in some of the vehicles. You ...
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Lust item: Kiton cashmere coat

Steeped in history and refinement, Kiton is lauded for its exceptional Italian craftsmanship. This handsome coat is composed of a sumptuous cashmere in a striking midnight blue on one side and genuine fur with an exceptionally soft handle on the other. For additional detail it's printed with a b...
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Halloween shopping: Costumes, decor and more

There's a lot of things to buy around Halloween, from the costumes to the decorations to the fun party foods too. It shouldn't be a time to stress out about the to-dos, but instead, get the whole family involved and make it a fun season of tricks and treats. Hit up Costumes Express&n...
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Healthy Life: Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is breast cancer awareness month. There is pink everywhere. Even with the ambulance service I work for, we switch our gloves to pink ones. To me, however, every day is breast cancer awareness. I make it my mission to make sure people "Feel it on the First", a monthly reminder to do...
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Food

Recipe: Fall detox salad

This crunchy, nutritious, vibrant salad is what I like to call a bowlful of balance during a chocolate-filled October. I made this last week when my body declared it was time to give the Halloween candy a rest. The Detox Salad was on my mind, but I had to improvise with ingredients on hand – H...
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Recipe: Pumpkin Spice White Russians

This is the next pumpkin spice latte. Ingredients For the rim 1 tsp. pumpkin pie spice 3 tbsp. crushed graham crackers For the drink 2 oz. vodka 1 oz. Kahlua 1 1/2 oz. pumpkin spice creamer Cinnamon stick, for garnish Instructions - Make the rim: On a shallow plate, combine pumpki...
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Big Nate Goes Bananas

The school year is winding down, and Nate can’t wait for summer vacation: baseball, beach trips, and…overripe bananas? Yuck!   Turns out Nate has a problem with fruit that’s past its prime.  And that’s not all that’s bugging him.  Kim Cressly is making...
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