September, 2016

by Regina Cozzi
When you think of the Fall harvest you probably think apples, pumpkins, squash, and various other fruits and vegetables, but there are other common foods that get harvested during this time of year as well.

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by Regina Cozzi
Clank!… Clank!… Clank! …every 5 seconds. That’s all you here in most houses these days. Kids everywhere are doing this! YouTube videos of children, teens and adults doing this have gone viral. It’s fun, harmless, takes a lot of practice, dedication and precision. It’s…

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by Allyson Heustis
I was fortunate enough to spend the summer after my second year of university working for the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) on lobster boats as a lobster biometrics data collector. To get the job…

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This nutritious slow cooker recipe is a great source of vitamin K, vitamin A, vitamin C and iron.

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by Maureen Allen, MD
Pain is a universal experience that can feel scary and worrisome at times. For 1 in 5 Canadians repairing the glitch in the pain system can be difficult but not impossible. This is called persistent pain.

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by Micaela Fassina
Other people call me Supermom all the time, which made me uncomfortable because I think that I’m just surviving, treading water, trying to keep from drowning under all my various obligations. But let’s take a closer look…

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by Regina Cozzi
If you are looking for a fun activity to do this Fall, try going to the Celtic Hills Farm Corn Maze. This year’s theme, the A-Maze-ing Race, offers 13 stations. There is also a mini-maze section at the beginning of the maze, excellent for younger…

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by Angie Kolen
New to the ParticipAction Report Card on Physical Activity for children and youth is the suggestion that we consider the whole day and the various component that interact and contribute to our children’s health. This new focus resulted in the creation of the 24-hour Movement Guidelines for Children and Youth which include four components: “Sweat, Step, Sleep, and Sit”. Further, research presented in the report card suggests that children are getting less sleep today (about one hour less per night) than…

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by Regina Cozzi
It’s that time of year again, time to split and stack the firewood and start moving it indoors. Although most people wear gloves when doing this, at some point or another you will get sap on your hands, or arms, or clothes, or your kids will get some on them while playing. It’s inevitable. So what’s the quickest way to remove sap?…

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by Laura Reid
It is that busy time of year again, back to school for kids (big and small) and teachers too! Packing lunches can be stressful or fun, depending on how you approach it. There are lots of pictures and ideas for lunch ideas for little ones, and they are very cute and fancy…but they are out of my league (and time commitment)! If you don’t have time to worry about cut-out shapes and forming food into a sculpture, don’t stress yourself! The most important thing is…

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Grab some hot chocolate and browse through the wonderful creations submitted to the 2nd Annual Snowman Contest. Click on the images below to get the full pictures and the details on the snowmen. ...