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Life SMART New Year’s Resolutions The new year is here, which means millions of Canadians are making their yearly resolutions. Making resolutions each year is easy, but sticking to them can be stressful. You’re not alone if you feel like your resolution fails a few months into...

Life Beating Holiday Stress It is of little surprise that the holidays can be a significant source of stress for many Canadians. Financial strains, pandemic concerns and shipping delays of highly anticipated gifts can add to holiday stress levels. This year, on top of typical holiday pressures,...

Life November Is Canadian Diabetes Month November is Canadian Diabetes Month. Approximately 11 million Canadians have diabetes or prediabetes. This chronic health condition affects how your body turns food into energy. Those affected by diabetes either don’t make enough insulin or can’t properly use insulin. There are...

It’s Cold and Flu Season Again With the fall and winter months comes flu season. According to the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC), flu activity peaks between December and February, so now’s the time to ensure you’re prepared. Social distancing and mask mandates prevented a “twindemic”...

Life Stay Safe During Flu Season It’s that time of the year again—flu season. The 2020-21 season’s activity was historically low, attributed to the many safety measures put in place due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. However, experts have expressed concern about this year’s flu season, as...

Life Securing Your Personal Devices Every day, individuals of all ages spend a significant amount of time on tablets, laptops and other smart devices. That being said, it’s critical this technology remains secure from cybercriminals and malware. Any device left unprotected could easily be targeted in a...

Life Avoid Insect Bites and Stings Summertime and the outdoors are synonymous with fun. But what’s not enjoyable is when insects—mosquitoes, ticks, bees, wasps and more—cause bites and stings that not only create physical discomfort but may also transmit diseases. That’s why it’s important to know how...

Deciphering all of the parts of your auto insurance policy can be a difficult task. Here, we’ve broken it down section by section so you can understand the information that is included in each part. Declarations Page The declarations page of your auto insurance policy provides an...

Life Firework Safety Precautions Summer celebrations that include fireworks can turn ordinary events into extraordinary festivities, especially when these displays are conducted by professionals. However, each year, amateur firework use accounts for numerous incidents, including burns, bodily injuries and an average of 18,500 fires. The Canada Safety Council...

You may have little or no time to protect your valuables in a flood, earthquake or other disaster. By taking simple steps now, you can safeguard your treasured belongings and information from damage or loss. The first step is to identify what you have. Go through...