Category - Lifestyle

Prendre soin de la planète, c’est aussi prendre soin de ses pneus

(EN) Saviez-vous que l’usage de bons pneus pouvait faire la différence sur votre portefeuille et sur l’environnement? Une partie de votre carburant sert à fournir l’énergie nécessaire pour propulser vos pneus sur la route. C’est ce qu’on appelle la résistance au roulement. Des pneus haut de gamme...

Growing a Healthy Community

Everdale’s mission centres around improving community health through giving people access to fresh food. The not-for-profit organization was established in 2000 to address food insecurity, which occurs when an individual or family does not have the financial resources needed to afford enough...

Save on gas – and the planet – this winter

(NC) We could all use new ways to cut our expenses. One way to do that is by choosing the right winter tires. Premium tires often require less energy to operate (because of less rolling resistance) which in turn produces a lower level of carbon dioxide emissions. This also means better fuel...

Enhance home safety with fire extinguishers

(NC) When a fire starts, every second counts. Fire extinguishers can help save lives when used quickly and effectively, making them an important part of maintaining a safe home for you and your family. Follow these tips on placement and usage to help ensure you are properly prepared in case of...

Cold weather increases home carbon monoxide threat

(NC) As temperatures dip and we crank up the heat, the risk for carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning significantly increases. The arrival of cold weather is a timely reminder for all of us to take the proper precautions to help protect our families from harm. Here’s what you need to know about CO: Hidden...

A guilt-free pizza with a fiery kick

(NC) Don’t settle for everyday marinara when saucing your next pizza. Here, we’ve topped a gluten-free cauliflower crust with a fiery curry sauce and tandoori-spiced chicken for an Indian-inspired pie. “Cut into three bite-size portions to serve as a finger food,” suggests Michelle Pennock...

A vegan-friendly dessert for everyone

(NC) Chewy, chocolate-flecked cookie dough stars in this five-ingredient dessert that’s as delicious as it is simple. The best part? From crust to crumble topping, it’s totally vegan. We’ve swapped out the butter normally found in streusel for peanut butter (and the sugar for maple syrup), so you...

Confidence is key when hitting the roads this winter

(NC) Whether we like it or not, the cold weather is here, which likely means overeating during the holidays, bundling up and, inevitably, harsher winter road conditions. To ensure you make the best of the season’s extreme and unpredictable road conditions, here we distinguish fact from fiction when...

Take a micro trip with those last vacation days

(NC) Research shows that taking a holiday offers many health benefits, including less stress, a healthier heart, better mental health and improved relationships. So, use those last vacation days or simply book a weekend away. Here are some tips on how to book the perfect micro trip: Hit the road...

Truffle Camp: Craft Your Own Chocolate with the Queen of Ganache

Oxford County, ON Cindy Walker is more than a chocolatier (although she is an amazing one).  She’s a small-town shop owner, lover of local, certified tea sommelier and the person we consider to be The Queen of Ganache. As owner and head chocolatier of Ingersoll’s Chocolatea, Cindy...

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