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Adjust Your Driving… Now

And yesterday’s weather had some freezing drizzle for a bit and maybe affected your driving plans. So, once again, we, perhaps, need a reminder again to drive extra carefully. A few bad driving habits I encountered last night, common enough

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Winter Is Bad For Your Health And Appearance, Study Claims

Winter is bad for your health, appearance and your sex life, according to a new poll of 2,000 adults, many of whom said the cold and dark winter months result in an increase in illness, a lower mood and an

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Do I Really Need Winter Tires?

Is the “should I put winter tires on my vehicle?” discussion happening in your office once again?. Bottom line: you will not get maximum grip on cold mornings unless you are on winter tires. All the different types of tires

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Canada’s Ground Squirrels Survive The Harsh Winter In A Super-cool Slumber

As winter temperatures drop to -30C across parts of Canada, the thirteen-lined ground squirrel nestles one-metre underground in a grass-lined burrow for six months of the year. It avoids the harsh weather and lack of food by slipping into a

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Winter Driving Tips To Keep You Safe On the Roads

With some nastier driving conditions again, a few suggestions as a reminder to to stay collision-free. Create a ‘survival kit’ which should include gloves, booster cables, small shovel, windshield wiper fluid, first aid kit, torch, snow brush, candles, safety vest,

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Top 10 Winter Pet Safety Tips

1. Never leave your cat or dog alone in a cold car. Cars hold in the cold, acting like refrigerators, which can cause your pet to freeze to death. 2. Keep your pets warm. If it’s too cold for you

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Collingwood Winter Market, Now Until End Of February – Every Saturday At Trinity United Church

• There is a Winter Market happening every Saturday, from 10 am to 1 pm, at the Trinity United Church, 140 Maple Street, Collingwood • Shop local food producers, preserves, skin care, crafts and more • For details, search Collingwood

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Why Winter Tires? Safety and To Save Money

If you are still debating whether to install winter tires on your vehicle (I feel like I’m preaching to the choir, but), recall January 1st. 2016, the Ontario government introduced new legislation that compelled insurance companies to offer discounts to

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Canada Winter Forecast: Farmers’ Almanac Predicts ‘Teeth-Chattering’ Weather

Not that it is officially autumn, according to the Farmers’ Almanac, we Canadians are in for a colder-than-normal, “teeth-chattering” one, with below-average temperatures in most of the country. The forecast predicts that for the prairies and northwestern Ontario, temperatures will

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It’s Time to Change Those Winter Tires

The warmer temperatures finally with us. If you were wise enough and have winter tires, time to take them off and put on the all-seasons (had mine done Tuesday). The dividing temperature is when it’s a consistent plus 7C. If

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2018 Winter Olympics News

The 2018 Winter Olympics opening ceremony this Friday in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Healthwise, not off to a good start as signs posted around the Olympic venues urge extreme caution due to Norovirus and nine hundred troops are helping out. An

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