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There’s no getting around the fact that for many, the past few months have been very difficult. Wide-spread job losses brought on by the COVID-19 outbreak, and the need to maintain physical distancing to prevent further spread continues to leave people feeling isolated and concerned for their future. In recent weeks, hopeful signs have emerged...read more

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Staying safe in the sun

With many parts of the country dealing with heat warnings, it’s important to remember that when temperatures rise, you should take extra precautions to avoid the potential for heat-related issues. This includes such things as heat exhaustion or, in a worst-case scenario, even heat stroke. Younger children as well as the elderly are especially susceptible...read more

Since the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic we’ve become accustomed to the heroics of so many frontline workers going above and beyond the call of duty. The determination of healthcare workers who have been fighting this battle for over 3 months now is well known, but the contributions of other workers in many other...read more

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Older workers and the gig economy

Have you heard of the gig economy? If not, it’s just a fancy term to describe people who work part-time jobs or freelance full-time. This isn’t new as part-time jobs have existed practically forever. Still, it’s gained a lot of traction as of late since technology has made the gig economy accessible to anyone. According...read more

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Tips for safe online shopping

  Has the closure of retail stores during the COVID-19 pandemic forced you to do more of your shopping online? If so, you’re not alone. Since the beginning of the crisis there has been a significant increase in online shopping. In a recent press release Canada Post warned of further delivery delays because the corporation...read more

  As governments begin to ease restrictions and allow more businesses to open their doors to the public, the need for physical distancing and proper sanitization procedures remains critical to help combat the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Retail stores will be required to limit the number of people that can be in the store...read more

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Walk your way to better health

  Recent updates from health officials indicate that physical distancing has played a major role in helping to minimize the spread of the COVID-19 virus in Canada. While the latest statistics are certainly much better than the worst-case scenarios we were initially warned about, there are still many families that have been impacted by this...read more

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