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Spring is here! What a glorious time of year. Everything is so fresh and green! After a long winter, what better way to celebrate than by bringing some of that green onto our plates?

In Canada, we tend to take some things for granted. Like healthcare. It’s free, right? Well, sort of. People who work full‑time and have group insurance will likely never see those bills for the ambulance ride or the medical equipment they take home. They also won’t need to worry too much about the cost of prescription drugs. But for anyone without private insurance, those costs can add up pretty quickly. And dealing with a pile of extra bills when you’re ill is far from being good for your health.

 

Every January brings a slew of advice on slimming down and beating back the holiday bulge. There’s no shortage of good reasons for shedding those surplus pounds, but here are some lesser-known benefits that might provide you with some extra motivation.

When winter hits, it’s tempting to snuggle up indoors with the kids. But cozying up inside is even more rewarding after some outdoor fun with the family. And there’s no shortage of options these days.

Nothing beats biting into a freshly picked, autumn harvest apple.  The same goes for all the other seasonal fruits and vegetables. Fresh, locally grown fall produce is at its tasty best at this time of year—so indulge!

 

Aging certainly has its challenges. And one of the toughest decisions you’re likely to face has to do with moving into a senior care residence. Here are some tips to help you decide when the time is right and how to make the transition smoothly. Read more.