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JANUARY 2021 - Issue 162 - THE RIGHT FOOT?
Getting off on the right foot is a worthwhile endeavor - especially after the year we’ve all just come through. Maybe you’ve already started to lay plans for the new year? Or maybe you’ve been thinking about it? No matter what stage you might be at, here’s some useful tips to help you with the process.
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DECEMBER 2020 - Issue 161 - READY FOR 2021?
2020 has been a year unlike any other in the recent past - a year many are happy to put behind us. Let's make sure we look upon the new year with renewed hope and aspirations for wonderful things to come. To help with this we'd like to share some other ideas to prepare you for 2021.
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NOVEMBER 2020 - Issue 160 - A REMINDER ABOUT COVID 19
It’s likely that flu viruses and the virus that causes COVID-19 will both spread this fall and winter. Healthcare systems could be overwhelmed treating both patients with flu and patients with COVID-19.
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OCTOBER 2020 - Issue 159 - HALLOWEEN SAFETY TIPS
This year has been like no other in terms of how the pandemic has changed the way we do things. Halloween is such a great time for the family to have some fun together, and there’s no reason why we can’t continue this tradition — it just might look a little different this year.
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SEPTEMBER 2020 - Issue 158 - WORKING REMOTE IS WORKING
This year has been unlike any other for Canadians. In the early months of 2020, the COVID-19 virus took hold of the world. The pandemic has impacted everyone globally, and affected society in a wide range of ways.
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AUGUST 2020 - Issue 157 - STRONG & HEALTHY
Canadians have been doing relatively well with managing the transmission of COVID-19. We must continue to be vigilant with our pandemic best practices. You should also ensure that you’re as strong and healthy as you can be. Being strong and healthy means your immune system can function optimally. Read Issue 157
JULY 2020 - Issue 156 - RESIDENTIAL FIRE SAFETY
According to Statistics Canada over a 3 year period between 2012 - 2014 there were, on average, 12,271 residential fires per year - that’s over 30 per day! Read Issue 156
JUNE 2020 - Issue 155 - COVID-19 FINANCIAL RESOURCES FOR CANADIANS
The global COVID-19 outbreak has created hardship for many Canadians. The Government of Canada has been actively working to provide individuals and businesses with support. In this issue of balance we wanted to highlight some of these programs. Read Issue 155
MAY 2020 - Issue 154 - KEEP IT SIMPLE — STAY HEALTHY!
Staying healthy during these trying times is top-of-mind for everyone. The Capital Direct family hopes that you and your family are being safe and staying healthy. Read Issue 154
APRIL 2020 - Issue 153 - GET YOUR GARDEN READY FOR SPRING
Maybe you have a new flower bed you’re planning, or you’re renovating an older one. Maybe it’s your raised garden bed. It doesn’t matter what kind of garden you have, you’ll want to start getting ready for the new growing seasons. Read Issue 153
MARCH 2020 - Issue 152 - HEALTHY HABITS TO FIGHT THE FLU
A recent outbreak of a flu-like virus has been causing alarm around the world. So, we wanted to share some common sense tips and healthy habits. Follow these best practices to help fight against the spread of viruses, colds and overall nasty bugs. Read Issue 152
FEBRUARY 2020 - Issue 151 - MID-WINTER HOME MAINTENANCE!
Winter can be hard on our homes. Depending on where you live, it can be the extreme of freezing temperatures, or seeming torrential downpours of water. Read Issue 151