Tap into delicious maple syrup this spring

By A Staff Reporter With the sap now running at more than 2,500 sugar maple farms across the province, it’s a great time to get out and learn about the syrup-making process, support local producers and enjoy this tasty Ontario treat. More than 70 “sugar houses” across Ontario are now open to the public. Celebrate this sweet season by: Touring a maple farm: Visit one of the many maple...

Fashion designers craft new Cashmere BT Couture, fight cancer

By A Staff Reporter A memorable and inspiring vision of a future without Breast Cancer was revealed at Toronto’s beautiful Art Gallery of Ontario recently, with the runway debut of The White Cashmere Collection 2016, celebrating Canada’s four seasons. Unique in the world, this year’s Cashmere BT Couture collection showcases true patriot love for Canada’s diverse landscape and climate with breathtaking...

Hydrate, cut out caffeine to handle corporate life

New Delhi — Taxing nine-to-five jobs, long hours in front of a computer screen, uneven sleeping patterns and diet issues sum up the lives of most corporate employees. To lead a healthy and fit life, they should keep water handy, carry home cooked food and more, says an expert. Suvro Ghosh, founder of a healthcare startup www.helpmedoc.in, shares health tips especially for working segment of our society. •...

Free admission to 18 Ontario attractions for students this summer

By A Staff Reporter Ontario is helping families plan summer activities close to home with the 2015 Fun Pass. The Fun Pass gives up to 1.5 million elementary school-aged children access to 18 participating attractions across the province. With the Fun Pass, one child admission is free when accompanied by a paid adult or senior admission. Parents also save $2 on a daily parking permit at Ontario’s...

Centenarian men healthier than women

London — While women are four times more likely than men to reach the age of 100 years, males tend to be healthier and have fewer diagnosed chronic illnesses compared to women, a research says. The number of females reaching the age of 100 years between 1990 and 2013 went up 50 per cent, the results said. The researchers also found there was a 30 per cent increase in the number of males reaching...

Ontario urges families to enjoy great outdoors

By A Staff Reporter Most provincial parks in Ontario have opened for the season. Visitors can enjoy a range of fun family activities in Ontario’s provincial parks. For example: • Join park staff at Bronte Creek’s Springtime on the Farm and participate in farm activities typical of the 1890s. • Sharpen your focus on the beautiful landscape at Kakabeka Falls’ photo seminar. • Learn about...

Combat your hangover the natural way

London — Nutritionist Jacquie Newson doles out tips on how one can remain fine after a few drinks, reports femalefirst.co.uk. • Eat lots of ginger: Feeling nauseous? Alcohol can be a real irritant to the stomach lining and can increase the production of stomach acid which is why we often experience nausea and vomiting the morning after over indulging. Recent research has found that sipping hot...

Weed your neighbourhood of criminals, advise Peel cops

By A Staff Reporter Peel Regional Police is calling on all homeowners and gardening enthusiasts to participate in its “Weed Your Neighbourhood of Criminals” practises. In keeping with the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police (OACP) Crime Prevention campaign of “Protect Your Property, Protect Yourself” the promotion recognizes that gardening and yard maintenance can play a critical role when...

Say ‘no’ to nuisance signs, as summer – and election fever – heats up

By A Staff Reporter Spring signals the start of the season for barbecues, home improvement projects and garage sales. It is also the time when a number of signs pop up on your lawns and public property about companies offering repair and lawn services, driveway sealing, summer internships — and more, what with the federal elections as well scheduled for this fall. Did you know that most of these...

Even modest exercise good for elderly… and for everyone

London — Even modest and regular exercise is good for the elderly as it decreases the risk of death among them, a new study says. At least 15 minutes of physical activity for five days a week would be a suitable first target for the elderly. “The exercise could include brisk walking, cycling, swimming or gymnastics,” said David Hupin from the department of clinical and exercise physiology at...