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Healthy Living ............................ Page 2
Recipes ................................. Page 3, 12
Beauty & Style ............................ Page 4
Family Living .............................. Page 5
Your Money ................................. Page 6
Fun & Games .............................. Page 7
Properties ................................ Page 8, 9
Home & Garden ....................... Page 10
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In the World We Live ............... Page 13
Tips and Trends ........................ Page 14
Out-of-Town Properties ........... Page 15
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CEREAL CAN PROVIDE
According to a survey recently conducted by
Kellogg, as many as nine out of 10 Canadian
moms agree that breakfast cereal plays a role in
setting the foundation for a long-term healthy
diet for their children.
Nutritionists also tend to agree that eating breakfast
can help start your child’s day off right, and
children’s cereal can help keep the mornings
simple. Not only will cereal help to jump-start
your nutritional intake, it is also a meal the whole
family will enjoy without breaking the bank.
Scientific research also shows that the essential
nutrients missed at breakfast are not likely to be
recouped at other meals during the day. So breakfast
is important, but so is the food you and your
family eat. Additional research data reveals:
No resistance: Children love cereal so be sure to
have a variety on-hand with favourites like Kellogg’s
Rice Krispies,Mini-Wheats or Corn Pops
Nutrients trump sugar: 75 per cent of survey
participants say they are okay giving their children
something with a little sugar as long as the
food is packed with nutrients. It is one way to be
sure children eat what is served. The percentage
of sugar consumed from cereal is actually small.
According to research, sugar in ready-to-eat cereal
– including kids’ cereals – contributes, on
average, less than 5 percent of daily sugar intake,
yet it adds taste, texture and enjoyment that encourage
the consumption of important nutrients.
In addition, cereal is a typically low-fat, nutrientdense
food with many essential vitamins and
Healthier body weight: According to a study in
a leading scientific journal, regular cereal eaters,
including children, tend to have lower body mass
indices (BMI) and are less likely to be overweight
than those who eat cereal less frequently.
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Check out page 12 for more delicious recipes
Mussel Soup a La
Number of Servings: 6
Preparation Time: 5 mins
Cooking Time: 20 mins
4 lb fresh cultured blue mussels
2 tbsp butter
2 tbsp olive oil
1 large onion, chopped
3 clove garlic, minced
1 cup dry white wine (chicken, vegetable, or fish stock
may be substituted)
1 can chopped or crushed tomatoes (28 oz undrained)
1 tbsp lemon or lime juice
1 tsp dried basil
1 pinch pepper, to taste
1 pinch parsley for garnish, chopped
Rinse the fresh blue mussels fresh blue mussels in tap
water, scrubbing and removing the beard. Discard any
mussels that do not close when tapped. Set aside remaining
mussels. In a heavy soup pot or dutch oven heat the butter
and olive oil on medium-high heat. Add the garlic and onion;
cook until the onions have softened, about 4 minutes.
Add the wine (or stock), tomatoes, lemon juice, basil, and
pepper. Bring to a boil and then reduce heat and simmer
for about 5 minutes. Add fresh blue mussels, cover, and
then cook for about 7 minutes longer, or until mussels have
opened. Throw away any mussels that did not open. Check
seasoning and adjust as required. Serve in warm soup
bowls, with a sprinkle of chopped parsley in each bowl.
“Farmed mussels are a fun and easy-to-prepare addition to
any meal plan,” says Linda Duncan, Executive Director of
the Mussel Industry Council. “Making a weekly meal of
fresh mussels routine is a great step towards sticking to a
healthy plan for 2011. Our mussels are a green seafood –
another reason to be guilt free.”
The Mussel Industry Council website (www.discovermussels.com)
is home to great tips on how to cook and prepare
mussels, and plenty of fantastic recipes to add to your meal
plan. Also featured on the website is a chance to win a trip
for two to San Francisco.
Baked Fig Pops with
Blue Cheese and
For a fabulous alternative, feel free to try sliced
pears on a crostini instead of figs, as shown in this
Makes 20 hors d’oeuvres
¼ cup (50 mL) white sugar
1/3 cup (75 mL) whole almonds
10 fresh figs
1/4 lb (125 g) good–quality blue cheese
3 tbsp (50 mL) honey
Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C).
Roughly chop almonds. In a small non–stick fry pan
over medium heat, cook sugar until it turns to liquid.
Add chopped almonds and carefully stir until coated.
Allow nuts to cook and candy, about 5 minutes or
until fragrant. Remove from heat. When cool enough
to handle, remove nuts to a board.
Cut each fig in half, then cut a small slice off the
side of each fig so it will lie flat, cut side up. Arrange
figs, cut side up, on the baking sheet. Top each fig
half with a piece of blue cheese. Break a small piece
of candied almonds and put on top.
Bake for 5 minutes or until cheese is melted. Immediately
drizzle each fig with a little honey and serve
Nutritional analysis per serving:
Calories: 82 kcals Fibre: 1 g
Total Fat: 3 g Cholesterol: 5 mg
Saturated Fat: 1 g Sodium: 88 mg
Monounsaturated Fat: 1 g Calcium: 48 mg
Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.5 g Magnesium: 12 mg
Protein: 2 g Potassium: 91mg
Carbohydrates: 13 g Vitamin E: 0.6 mg
Makes 3 dozen
1 package (2 cups, 500 mL) butterscotch chips
1 package (2 cups, 500 mL) chocolate chips
1 cup (250 mL) raisins
1 cup (250 mL) dried cranberries
1 ½ cups (375 mL) salted pretzels, broken in half
2 cups (500 mL) whole almonds, dry roasted (or
substitute with whole almonds, salted)
In a large double boiler or large bowl over gently
simmering water, melt chocolate and butterscotch
chips for about 10 minutes.
Once melted, turn off heat. Add raisins, cranberries,
pretzels and almonds.
Gently stir making sure no water gets into the
Drop teaspoonfuls onto wax paper lined cookie
Refrigerate until set for about 30 minutes.
Nutritional analysis per serving, or 1 chew:
Calories: 172 kcals Fibre: 2g
Total Fat: 10 g Cholesterol: 0 mg
Saturated Fat: 4.5 g Sodium: 39 mg
Monounsaturated Fat: 4 g Calcium: 30 mg
Polyunsaturated Fat: 1 g Magnesium: 35 mg
Protein: 3 g Potassium: 135 mg
Carbohydrates: 21 g Vitamin E: 2 mg
PAGE 4 YOUR NEWSPAPER FEBRUARY 2011
Beauty and Style
JUST SAY NO TO CHOCOLATES AND FLOWERS
Feature New Gift Concept
Makes Giving Easier
Looking to make an impact this year with
your loved one on Valentine’s Day? The
latest consumer trend is to avoid the traditional
and stale options of chocolates
and flowers for women and shirts and ties
for men and choose “smart” gifts that you
know your better half will enjoy.
A new gift concept called Smartbox takes
the guessing out of gift giving and offers
you a chance to give fun, thoughtful gifts
that will leave your loved ones impressed
on any occasion.
“When you offer a gift to someone you
love, you want to make sure they’ll actually
enjoy it, because we all know the feeling
of receiving a gift that just wasn’t ‘us’.
Smartbox is the perfect solution to ensure
your loved one will light up every time,”
said David Meyers, CEO of Smartbox.
A new and simple gift concept, Smartbox
enables that special someone to choose
their own gift experience so gift givers are
certain to delight every time. Choose from
the 9 different themes, such as restaurants,
spas, gateways, adventures or exploration,
each with hundreds of options, Smartbox
is the perfect personalised gift and allows
people to discover new and exciting experiences
they would never have found on
The concept is simple: choose a theme,
buy the related Smartbox, and give it as
a gift (or use it yourself!). A glossy illustrated
guidebook is included in the package
to let the recipient choose from up to
900 different experiences, activities and
escapes. They then reserve a date and time
to redeem their gift experience directly
with the supplier using the contact information
included in the guidebook. Gift
recipients need only bring their Smartbox
gift certificate with them on the day of
their reservation to redeem it. The value of
the gift is never revealed to the recipient
so they will have no idea how much you
paid. All packages are all–inclusive except
for travel expenses.
The man in your life likes adventure? Now,
you can offer him an original and fulfilling
experience by letting him choose between
surfing, kayaking, paintball, sailing, paramotor
tandem and many other options.
Your wife who has everything enjoys great
food? You can now offer her a gourmet
dining experience in a restaurant that suits
Smartbox themes include restaurants, spas,
gateways, adventures and exploration.
Smartbox is available at more than 450 retail
locations including Zellers, Jean Coutu
and Home Outfitters (Déco Découverte)
in Quebec, Ontario, Alberta and British
Columbia and online at www.smartbox.
Contrary to popular belief, dandruff flakes are
not the only sign of scalp irritation. Scalp skin
may experience problems like itch or dryness,
or may have sensitivities. What makes treating
these scalp issues worse is that remedies often
feature an unpleasant medicinal scent, turning
scalp care into a chore instead of a ritual a woman
“Of all the five senses, the sense of smell is
among the most connected to the brain, with the
ability to trigger memories and emotions.” said
Stacy Hertenstein, Senior Perfumer with Head
& Shoulders “On average, women may have
a slightly more keen sense of smell than men,
which is why the fragrance of a shampoo is so
important — it’s a scent she may be aware of
throughout her day.”
The shampoo-maker worked with Hertenstein’s
perfume team in introducing the refreshed Scalp
Care collection, which aims to alleviate common
scalp issues. The collection includes new Itchy
Scalp Care with eucalyptus shampoo, conditioner
and 2-in-1; improved Sensitive Scalp Care with
aloe vera shampoo and 2-in-1; and, improved
Dry Scalp Care with almond oil shampoo, conditioner
The scalp care experience is enhanced with three
variations of a tried and true scent. From ripe
pear and crisp Himalayan larch to fresh green ivy
and dewy lily – the scalp care collection scents
balance fragrant floral and watery fruit.
Fragrance is an integral part a woman’s beauty
ritual and treating scalp issues shouldn’t force a
compromise. Most retailers stock their shelves
with a wide variety of scented products which,
not only help by providing choice and selection,
but may help define and convey her personality
to the world.
Shop in the afternoon or evening, as your feet tend
to accumulate fluid and swell throughout the day.
What may have been comfortable earlier could now
Not all shoes are created equally. The same shoe
sizes can have different fits depending on the maker.
Try several sizes to find the most comfortable shoe.
Avoid buying shoes that you feel need a break in
period. Shoes should be comfortable from the first
time you put them on.
Select a running shoe store with knowledgeable staff
that can provide advice on the shoe that best suits
your activity, body structure and type of foot.
Most importantly, your running shoes should be
comfortable. Go for a short jog inside the store to
test them out.
To prevent injury, don’t forget to replace your runners
every 750 kilometres or six months, whichever
FEBRUARY 2011 YOUR NEWSPAPER PAGE 5
MARCH BREAK IDEAS
FOR THE KIDS
Looking forward to March Break? Chances
are your child will say a definitive “yes!” especially
if they’re off to a sunny destination. But
if you’re a parent stuck in town with zero plans
and a limited budget, figuring out how to entertain
the little ones for a week or two can be
Here are some ideas to kick-start your March
Go on a mini road trip. Visit a town that you’re
not too familiar with and spend time walking
around, taking in the sights, dining at local
eateries, and meeting the people. It will be a
refreshing change of pace and scenery for your
Let it snow. If snow has blanketed your neighbourhood,
make the most of it. Don the kids in
their winter gear and help them make a
snowman for the front lawn or bring them
to a park so they can toboggan or make
snow angels and forts.
Visit your library. Your local library is a great
resource for free family entertainment. Pick up a
book to learn some arts and crafts, research fun
recipes, borrow kid-friendly DVDs, or check if
the library is running any special March Break
Kid swap. If your friend’s kids are also stuck
in town, arrange to watch them along with your
own kids and then swap the next day. That way,
you can get some much needed rest and relaxation.
It’s called March Break for a reason.
Board games. Remember what those are? Playing
a board game is a great way to spend time
together as a family and have face time – as opposed
to video games. If your collection doesn’t
intrigue your kids, purchase a new game that
everyone agrees on.
Give to a good cause. Serve others at a local
food bank, soup kitchen, or seniors home. You
can also donate to an organization like Christian
Children’s Fund of Canada, which helps children
from developing countries who need the
simple necessities of life like food, clean water,
Before you know it, March Break will be over
and you’ll have some happy kids to show for it.
TEACH YOUR KIDS TO LOVE BREAKFAST
As many as nine out of 10 mothers
agree that breakfast cereal “plays
a role in setting the foundation for
a long-term, healthy diet for their
children” a recent survey by Kellogg
reveals. Additional scientific
research also shows that the essential
nutrients missed at breakfast
are not likely to be recovered at
other meals during the day.
Gifts That Matter To Kids
Does your child have a favourite blankie or stuffed animal? What
better gift than letting your little one know that your family has
bought a real baby goat or chickens to live with a family in need
overseas. Or how about purchasing a cozy blanket or soccer ball
for a child who may not have anything? Websites like www.ccfcanada.ca/Gifts
offer a quick and easy way to create special family
memories by selecting a gift for a child in need – all in the
name of your own child.
Cereal, in particular, is a “breakfast
partner”, according to opinions
in the Kellogg survey. Not
only does it help to jump-start a
child’s nutritional intake, it is also
a family meal that doesn’t break
the bank. Here are a few tips to
make your breakfast time an important
Plan in advance: On average a
parent will spend 20 minutes each
morning making breakfast.Save
time by setting the table and putting
out the boxes of cereal the
Make it a family activity: Ask
your children to help with breakfast
preparation. It fosters togetherness
and encourages healthful
Mix it up: A wide variety of cereals
will make each morning more
inspiring, and more fun. Be sure
to include kid favourites like Kellogg’s
Rice Krispies and Kellogg’s
Mini-Wheats cereals. There’s
no need to sacrifice good taste
for nutrition when you can have
both—and for even more nutrients
without a lot of fuss, add berries or
bananas to the bowl.
More information is available online
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RRSP crunch time - that time of
year when you search the nooks
and crannies of your finances for
the money you need to make your
annual RRSP contribution. While
that is absolutely the right thing to
do, it’s also tough to come up with
a lump sum any time - particularly
right after holiday season.
Financial planning experts caution
that leaving your RRSP contribution
to the last minute also means
you have lost out on all that taxsheltered,
you could have benefited from
through the year.
“Using a pre-authorized contribution
PAC, is simple, easy to do and delivers
long term benefits in terms
of investment growth,” said David
Ablett, a financial planning expert
at Investors Group.
Ablett says that if you invest a
lump sum once a year you are
likely to end up with less money
in the long run than if you divided
the lump sum investment into 12
portions and invested monthly.
The main difference, he notes, is
that the money you invest each
month begins to compound and
grow earlier than if you waited to
invest it once a year.
As time passes, your income
changes and your life changes –
so your PAC should change too.
Financial planning experts suggest
you reset your PAC annually.
That way, you’ll keep your RRSP
contributions and other investing
in line with inflation and personal
Your investment plan and your
PAC are elements in a total financial
plan tailored to help you
achieve your goals. Your professional
advisor can help you put a
complete package together that is
absolutely right for your life today
The Snowball Effect
Kick a small ball of snow into motion from the top
of a hill and by the time it gets to the bottom, it will
be noticeably larger. That’s the snowball effect –
and you may be able to get the same growth effect
in your investments.
By making even a small investment and leaving it
to grow - the income it generates is reinvested – or
compounded – and over the longer term, your small
investment will grow exponentially according to
Investors Group financial planning expert Myron
“The key is to get your financial snowball rolling as
soon as possible. The sooner you invest, the longer
your money will have to grow. And that usually
means more wealth at the end of the road,” Knodel
Here is a simple example of the power of compounding:
• You invest $10,000 at 10%, and in a year you
have earned $1,000 in interest.
• You add that to the original investment for a
new total of $11,000, and the following year
that new total earns $1,100 in interest at the
• Assuming there was no immediate tax on the interest,
you now have a total of $12,100 invested
Knodel says a professional advisor can help you
devise a plan to take advantage of the power of
FORGET A RECEIPT AT TAX TIME? HERE’S HOW TO CORRECT THAT
For taxpayers anticipating a
refund, filing a tax return early
is a good plan. It is your money
and the government does not
pay interest. But if slips or receipts
arrive after filing, you
may need to revise the return
you have already submitted.
“It is a fairly simple process to
make a change to a tax return
you have already filed,” explains
Cleo Hamel, a senior
tax analyst with H&R Block
Canada (hrblock.ca). “You need
to file a T-1 Adjustment form
and include the missing slip or
Taxpayers using CRA’s My Account
may be able to submit the
change online, but others have
to mail in the T-1 Adjustment
form. This can take six to eight
weeks for processing.
“If it is an income slip – one
starting with a T – you need
to file the adjustment as soon
as possible,” says Hamel
to declare income in a tax year
can lead to penalties and interest
charges. If you are disclosing
unreported income you
should do so under
the Voluntary Disclosure
The CRA will then
waive the penalty.”
also be used to
make changes to
previous tax returns
up to 10 years old. If you are
unsure, some tax professionals
will review older returns for
free to make you sure claimed
all your credits.
FEBRUARY 2011 YOUR NEWSPAPER PAGE 7
Did You Know?
• The fourth wise monkey is called Shizaru (Do no evil).
• A fathom is 6 feet (1,8 metres).
• There are more TV sets in the US than there are people in the UK.
• On every continent there is a city called Rome.
• The electric chair was invented by a dentist
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31- Black-wooded tree
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36- Kitchen addition
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65- Fur scarf
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71- Concert venue
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WATER USE ON
WORLD WATER DAY
Clean water and its availability for the future
generation is not often a top concern for Canadians.
We’re more concerned about saving electricity
and our hydro bills than taking shorter
showers. But according to the UN, two-thirds of
the Earth’s population will lack adequate water
supplies in 2025. It’s a fact that should make us
sit up and take notice, especially since we literally
cannot live without water. Per capita, Canadians
are the second-biggest water consumers
on the planet, behind Americans. The average
Canadian uses approximately 335 litres per day,
while 1.1 billion people worldwide who are water
poor must survive on five litres per day.
This March 22 is World Water Day and you can
start making simple lifestyle changes to conserve
the planet’s water supply:
• Take a shower instead of a bath, and keep
your showers short.
• Turn the faucet off while you brush your
teeth, shave, or wash your face.
• Rinse dishes, vegetables, and fruits in a filled
basin, rather than under running water.
• Replace an older toilet with a modern lowflush
YOUR FIVE-YEAR HOME REN-
Like any good business plan, looking
ahead and planning for home
renovations will help you to stay on
track — ensuring your home sells in
any market, even if that’s 15 to 25
years from now. The most effective
way to fund home renovations is to
establish an annual budget that will
go toward future improvements. In
this way, you can accomplish regular
upkeep and preserve your home’s
“Think of it as a five—year home
renovation plan, to be reviewed annually
and updated in the fourth
year,” says Phil Soper, president
and chief executive at Royal LePage
Real Estate Services. “Planning in
this way will translate positively to
your overall financial health,” Soper
Here are the cornerstones
• Decide on the major
see approaching in
five years time,
such as kitchen, bathroom(s,)
heating and air conditioning,
windows and roof.
• Prioritize and establish rough
budgets for each.
• Establish an automatic payroll
deduction plan that arranges for
a set amount each week to be
deposited into a savings account
or tax—free savings account.
• Install water-saver aerators on your faucets
and water-saver heads on your shower.
• Go to a carwash that recycles its water.
• Encourage water conservation at the office.
• Resist buying bottled water. Instead, drink
from the tap or bring a stainless steel water
bottle to work that you can refill.
• Since water is a global resource, help underprivileged
communities conserve their
water too. Build a rainwater harvesting tank
through an international development organization
like Christian Children’s Fund of
Canada. These tanks harvest, protect, and retain
rainwater for daily use in places where
drinking water is contaminated with bacteria
• Review your priorities each
year and adjust both your savings
contribution and the list of
• In the fourth year, re—write
your plan for another five years.
More information and tips on home
improvements that extend the marketability
of your home are available
in the video library at www.royallepage.ca.
“DIRTY LITTLE SECRET”
There are certain things that homeowners love to
talk about and sewer back-up isn’t one of them.
Yet as spring showers pour, unsuspecting homeowners
all over Canada will experience this
often-ignored problem. This time of year ushers
in an increased number of sewer back-up related
insurance claims, making water-related damage
one of the most common homeowner claims in
“The number of sewer back-ups and accompanying
floods increases with the frequency of significant
rainstorms,” states Wayne Ross, insurance
expert at Aviva Canada. “Being proactive to
avoid a back-up can save homeowners not only
thousands of dollars but a great deal of stress and
Ross offers four simple tips to help reduce the
headaches related to sewer back-up in your
• Check you insurance policy: Damages
from sewer back-ups are not covered by most
standard home insurance policies, but can be
added to your home insurance coverage for
a nominal charge. When you consider the
amount of money many families are putting
into their finished basements, the added cost
is worth the peace of mind.
• Install a backwater valve: These tools close
automatically if the sewer backs-up and can
prevent thousands of dollars in damage. The
installation costs can be quite reasonable
when you consider the aggravation involved
in having your basement cleaned and repaired.
Some cities (including Toronto) even
have subsidy programs for the installation
of backwater valves and sump pumps. But
make sure you check with your municipality
before moving ahead with an installation,
as some areas do not allow backwater valves
due to the strain they put on the infrastructure.
• Watch what you pour: Dumping fats, oils
or grease in the drain can cause blockage in
• Garden carefully: If planting trees on your
property, find out from the municipality
where your sewer lines are and plant away
from the area. Tree roots are known to crack
More information is available from your insurance
broker or online at avivacanada.com.
FEBRUARY 2011 YOUR NEWSPAPER PAGE 11
FREE RESOURCE FOR PEOPLE BUYING OR
SELLING A VEHICLE OR JUST KICKING THE TIRES
Since its launch in May 2010, Canadianblackbook.
com has seen more than two million visitors to its site.
With numbers like that, this auto industry resource is
doing something right. So let’s take a closer look.
Canadianblackbook.com’s launch generated a great
deal of industry buzz and quickly became a leading
online tool for consumers looking to buy, sell or tradein
a vehicle. The site provides the general public with
access to the industry’s most comprehensive source of
Canadian vehicle values through the convenience of
Want to make travel more a
part of your life? Make sure
your travels include a visit to a
professional financial planner’s
office to map out the best financial
route for you.
A recent Financial Planning
Standards Council (www.fpsc.
ca) study explored the connection
between Canadians’ financial
planning activities and their
confidence in meeting a variety
of life goals, including travel.
The study showed that 66 per
cent of people who engage in
comprehensive financial planning
feel closer to their goal of
taking the vacation they want every
year, as compared with only
31 per cent of people without a
“A myth about financial planning
is that it’s all about saving for
tomorrow and sacrificing your
wants of today,” says Cary List,
president and CEO of FPSC. “In
fact, financial planning is about
balancing the variety of your
wants and needs throughout your
Expert Tip: “Financial planning
gives you a better chance of
The evaluator tool is just one of the features that make
the new consumer site so enticing. Visitors can search
the trade-in value on virtually any make and model car
or truck in Canada, as far back as 1998.
The tool is easy to use. Simply select your vehicle
model and options from the pull down menus, enter
the total kilometres, and the site displays your trade-in
value at an estimated low and high price. This exclusive
Canadian Black Book information can be invaluable
for striking the best deal for your trade. Visitors
may also view a vehicle’s Average Asking Price, helpful
information whether buying or selling. No registration
is required and access to the site is free.
Another tool, unique to online automotive sites, allows
you to look up a vehicle’s Future Value. This
number is Canadian Black Book’s expert forecast of
how much a vehicle will depreciate over time. This
helps buyers determine total cost of ownership when
looking at a new, or used, replacement vehicle.
Vehicle classified ads are also offered, along with
helpful tips and advice from industry experts such as
Canadian Black Book’s trusted name and impartiality
make www.canadianblackbook.com a must visit for
anyone looking to buy or sell a vehicle.
getting to where you want to
go,” says Sucheta Rajagopal, a
certified financial planner with
Hampton Securities Limited. “If
travel is important to you, include
this goal in your financial
plan. Too many goals go unfulfilled
because people didn’t plan
at all or didn’t factor it in early
Find a certified financial planner
professional in your area online
OF LAST MINUTE
Longing to be on a beach? As the winter drags
on, it can be tempting to look for last minute
deals to a sunny destination. The key to a successful
last minute trip is to be prepared. Stacie
Pearson, Associate Vice President, TD Credit
Cards, offers her top three tips on taking advantage
of discount travel deals:
1. Is that the real price? – A vacation package
might be advertised at a bargain basement
price, but taxes and fees can come
close to doubling the costs. Plus incidental
costs like airport transfers or additional resort
fees will quickly add up. Read the fine
print before you buy and ensure you are
prepared for the extras.
1. Be flexible – The key to taking the best advantage
of last minute deals is being flexible
with your travel dates. “Often travel
companies advertise great discounts if travellers
are prepared to leave mid–week,”
says Pearson. “If your top priority is a low
price, it can pay to pack a bag and wait until
the last minute to book but you need to be
flexible about both dates and destinations.”
1. Take advantage of travel rewards – Help
offset the costs of your last–minute trip by
using travel rewards points. “Make sure
you aren’t paying extra for travelling during
certain times of the year – black–out
days or restrictions can ruin your plans for
a cost effective trip,” advises Pearson. Look
for a travel rewards credit card that lets you
pay for those travel extras, like airline baggage
fees or taxes, with your travel rewards
points. This can make a last minute deal
PAGE 12 YOUR NEWSPAPER FEBRUARY 2011
Check out page 3 for more delicious recipes
Zippy Devilled Eggs:
A New Take on an
As delicious as traditional devilled eggs, this
version has a bit of “zip” from the chili sauce
and Dijon mustard. Make them ahead of time
for a great party appetizer or serve them with
a green salad and whole grain roll for a light
12 hard cooked eggs
1/3 cup light mayonnaise or salad dressing
3 tbsp chili sauce
1 tsp Dijon style mustard
¼ hot pepper sauce
Snipped chives or paprika (for garnish)
Slice eggs in half lengthwise; remove yolks
and set whites aside. Mash yolks in a small
bowl. Stir in the mayonnaise, chili sauce,
mustard and hot pepper sauce. Next, pipe or
stuff egg yolk into the egg whites. Sprinkle
with the chives or paprika. Refrigerate until
More delicious, simple devilled eggs recipes
can be found online at eggs.ca.
Risotto With Lemon
Rinds, Shrimp and
Seeds of Pomegranate
Shrimp 200 g
Carnaroli or Arborio rice 240 g
Dry white wine 2 tbsp
Parmesan cheese 50 g
Butter 40 g
Onion 30 g
Pomegranate (seeds) 1
Vegetable broth 1 ltr
Extra virgin olive oil 1 tbsp
Warm the oil in a pan and add the chopped
onions. Now add the cleaned and pealed
shrimps. Cook for about 5 minutes, then add
the rice, cooking it for approximately 3 minutes
Add the white wine and let it vaporize then
add the lemon rinds and hot vegetable stock.
While cooking the rice, stir continuously
Once rice is cooked, remove the pan from the
flame and let it rest for 2 minutes.
Add the butter, the parmesan, the lemon
juice, half of the pomegranate seeds and stir
quickly. Serve on plates garnished with the
rest of the pomegranate seeds.
Grated parmesan 200 g
Shaved parmesan 50 g
Porcini mushrooms 200 g
Arugula 100 g
Lemon 1 piece
Garlic 1 clove
Parsley 20 g
Extra virgin olive oil 1 tbsp
1. Heat a Teflon pan and pour the grated
parmesan to cover the pan evenly, cook for
about 1 minute and pull over a cappuccino
cup to make form. Let cool.
2. Cut the porcini mushrooms into small
slices, add the chopped garlic, lemon juice
and the chopped parsley and some salt and
3. Mix arugula with olive oil and salt
4. Put the parmesan basket on plate, arrange
arugula in it and the porcini mushrooms on
5. Garnish with olive oil and shaved parmesan
FEBRUARY 2011 YOUR NEWSPAPER PAGE 13
AVOID IDENTITY THEFT IN FIVE EASY STEPS
According to Sigma Assistel, a Desjardins Financial
Security subsidiary specializing in telephone
assistance services, identity theft is becoming
more common in Canada. In fact, you may already
know someone who has been victimized by
this crime. Worse yet, you may become a victim
sometime in the future.
What is identity theft?
It occurs when someone obtains another person’s
personal information without consent (such as a
credit card number, driver’s license, social insurance
number, date of birth, etc.) to commit a
crime like fraud. Once armed with this information,
an identity thief can easily defraud victims
of thousands of dollars.
Luckily, there are steps that you can take to prevent
this crime from happening to you.
Five easy steps to protect yourself against identity
• Systematically shred all unnecessary documents
that contain any personal information
that could be used to identify you, such as
your date of birth, home address or social
• Never confirm your PIN, credit card numbers,
SIN, driver’s license or other personal information
over the phone or e–mail unless you
initiated the request.
• Collect your mail every day. Or, if you’re
about to go on vacation, ask a trusted friend
or member to collect it for you.
• Only do business over the web with reputable
companies that have high Internet security
• Use a credit card with a low credit limit when
making online purchases.
Identity theft is a troubling trend, but forewarned
is forearmed. Know the risks and know how to
protect yourself. And if identity theft should happen
to you, contact your financial institution immediately.
For more information about protecting
yourself, visit www.assistel.com.
Macerating Toilets Save Time,
Money And The Planet
CAN E-BUSINESS BOOST
YOUR BOTTOM LINE?
Labelled as the new generation
of toilet systems, macerating
toilet systems are a fast, cost–
effective and eco–friendly
option for bathroom additions
Macerating toilet systems can
be installed anywhere in your
home, from the basement to
the attic, in as little as half a
day. With the use of a ¾ inch
piping system, the drain lines
can be run without opening up
walls and floors, minimizing
renovation mess and installation
Although the costing is more
than a conventional toilet,
using macerating toilets saves
the money that would otherwise
be spent on a conventional
Macerating toilets are an
above floor installation solution
not only saving space, but
saving time and stress.
In comparison to the conventional
toilet system, certain
macerating toilets use approximately
38% less water
per flush. When the toilets
flush, the waste is reduced by
a rotating blade and is then
transported to the macerator
pump box which then renders
the waste into a slurry. This
also contributes to helping the
environment, as the waste is
able to be sent to the sewage
line due to the fact that it is in
a liquid form. In this form, it
is easier and quicker for the
normal bacteria to break down
Models like the tankless Sanicompact
and wall–hung Sanistar
by Saniflo (www.saniflo.
ca), feature European designs
that look at home in modern
More information on these toilet
systems is available online
at www.saniflo.ca or toll–free
Like most other small and medium–sized businesses, you’re no doubt using email and
other web–based tools to keep in touch with clients and suppliers, as well as run your
operation. But are you doing everything you can to leverage technology?
The right e–business tools and strategies can help you stay ahead of the competition by
supporting your efforts to offer better customer service, streamline processes, increase
your sales, and lower your costs. Take a look at the current Top 10 e–business tips:
Conduct your banking, pay your bills, and manage your payroll online.
Use purchasing and restocking software to manage your supply chain.
Build supplier and partner relationships through email and professional e–networking.
Use the Internet to market your products and services to a global audience without
leaving your home base.
Create and grow a customer relationship platform that builds your client base and
tracks interactions for more personalized service.
Stay in touch with your customers through your website, email and text messaging.
Set up an online storefront and payment system to sell your products on the Web.
Use your company intranet to manage human resources.
Build stronger internal relations with staff through your intranet or e–newsletter.
Automate order taking, logistics, billing and file–sharing with customers and suppliers
through a password–protected extranet.
More information is available online at www.CanadaBusiness.ca or by calling 1–888–
576–4444 (TTY 1–800–457–8466).
PAGE 14 YOUR NEWSPAPER FEBRUARY 2011
Tips and Trends
Three Ways To Plan
A “Cheap” Wedding
1. Skip the dinner and have a party. Many couples are
choosing to elope. One way to celebrate when you return
home is to have a cocktail reception at someone’s house.
It can be a fun time with less stress and cost.
2. The early bird saves money. If you’re booking a
venue, try having the wedding in off-season or on a Friday
or Sunday. Also watch for sales on wedding items as
soon as you get engaged. A dress on clearance can save
you hundreds of dollars.
3. Something old, something borrowed, something
creative. Instead of buying everything new, borrow
items from your family and friends, or rent what you
need. Creating items like invitations or flower arrangements
is a great way to save money and can also provide
that personal touch too.
HOW TO SOUP-UP
It doesn’t matter if you’re a smartphone newbie or an experienced
mobile pro, there are always new things you can do – or
buy – to get the most out of your handset. Here are some great
tips on how to enhance and equip your phone with latest and
Protecting Your Skin:
The Evolution Of The Bandage
(NC)—Many Canadians reach for the common bandage to help
protect skin at risk of blistering, chafing and irritation. The elderly,
those with splints or other orthopedic braces, persons with
diabetic foot ulcers, as well as runners, cyclists and other athletes
– all have a need to minimize the friction that can lead to
painful skin problems. While effective, the ordinary bandage can
only be used once due to the nature of the adhesive used in their
A new product, ReSkin, represents the first reusable, breathable
and washable bandage. It has been developed specifically to help
protect against friction. This bandage employs a unique combination
of Lycra mesh material and soft silicone-based adhesive.
It can be worn anywhere on the body to help prevent the friction
that leads to blisters and chafing.
It is an ideal solution for the elderly, whose skin naturally thins
with age, placing them at risk of a variety of friction-related skin
injuries. Diabetes places people at increased risk of painful and
potentially dangerous foot ulcers. Foot protection with a product
like ReSkin can be an important step in helping to prevent ulcers
from forming or worsening.
Active people on the go are frequently slowed or even stopped
by the blistering, chafing and irritation that can be caused by
shoes, clothes or equipment. Whether you are a runner, cyclist
or someone who enjoys a long walk, friction can get in the way
of your active lifestyle.Depending on the intensity of use, the
unique soft silicone-based adhesive in ReSkin can be reused
three to five times, providing users with a cost-effective solution.
And, to keep it clean and fresh, it is easily washed with soap and
water. Once dry, it is ready to be reapplied.
This new bandage was developed in Belgium, originally for cyclists
competing in the European Cycling Tour. It made its debut
in Canada during the 2010 Shoppers Drug Mart Weekend to End
Women’s Cancers. At last year’s event in Toronto 5,000 samples
were distributed free-of-charge to walkers at the 8-kilometre
mark, the distance where skin chafing and blistering normally
start to occur.
ReSkin will be sold nationally in Shoppers Drug Mart locations,
beginning in March 2011. It is distributed in Canada by Bescot
Healthcare Canada. More information is available online at
Are you a music buff? Make the most of the media player
on your smartphone with a high quality headset. If you
spend a lot of time commuting, this accessory will help
you drown out your seatmate’s snoring while providing
superior stereo sound. Some models offer other features
too – for example Sony Ericsson’s MW600 Hi-Fi wireless
headset features an OLED screen which allows you
to manage your music and handle your calls.
Are you the person who wants to share the latest tunes
with your friends at a party? A portable speaker, like the
Sony Ericsson Media Speaker Stand MS430, is perfect
for these occasions. It’s super small, offers excellent
sound quality and will make all your media mobile.
Do you spend a lot of time on the road? Talking and texting
is a tough habit to break. One option to stay safe
and out of trouble on the road is to fit your dash with a
phone mount. Keeping your phone in a safe, visible place
will stop the temptation of searching for your ringing
phone in your purse or pockets while driving. By using
Bluetooth(R) or some great features such as Google(TM)
Voice Search, you can also enjoy your handset while
driving, in a safe way.
There are a number of accessories that will let you talk
and drive but stay safe and legal. A Bluetooth headset,
like the Sony Ericsson Bluetooth headset VH410, is a
great option for any handset. These devices sit in your ear
and connect wirelessly to your phone, keeping you connected
but not distracted while you’re driving. A bonus
for fashionistas – the VH410 comes in both black and
1. Black eye
2. The beginning of time
3. Apply within
4. Reading between the lines
5. Pick up after yourself
6. Standing room only
MAD GABS ANSWER
1. Chiquita Bananas
2. Cost a Pretty Penny
3. Salute The Flag
4. Change of Scenery
5. Jack and the
FEBRUARY 2011 YOUR NEWSPAPER PAGE 15
For Information On Any Of These Listings Or Other Properties In These Areas Please Call 1-800-330-5709
FANTASTIC location on Quiet Close with CITY VIEWS! REFINISHED HARDWOOD
Floors, TILE Flooring in the Kitchen, Bathroom & Entrances, Kitchen BACKSPLASH, PED-
ESTAL SINK in the Bathroom, Wide BASEBOARDS on the Main Floor and Basement Walls
Drywalled.14’ x 30’ Tandem Double Garage PLUS RV Parking! SUNNY Northwest Backyard
is Fully Fenced. Minutes to 16th Ave., John Laurie Blvd., Transportation, Shopping and Downtown!
$1060 monthly OAC. Detached 2 storey. Family sized eat in kitchen
with w/o to yard. 3 bdrms. Within minutes of school, park & shopping.
Call 905-743-5668 ID#2182. Available 24hrs a day.
Lovely family home in Greenwood Park, 3+1 bdrms, 3 baths, generous use
of hardwood and ceramic , high valulted in living/ding/kitchen, lg eat-in
kitchen, lower lvl w/lg open concept rec room, bedroom, and bathroom professionally
decorated, c/ari, deck, fenced yard, inside entry to garage.
Bright Sunny Apartment In A Quiet Well Maintained Complex. Lake Wabukayne,
Walking Trails, Ravines. Beautiful Treed Parks. Schools, Bus Stops, Shopping and Rec
Centre Just A Short Walk Away. Lg Family Sized Dining Rm, Huge Living Rm W/Walkout
To 20Ft+1Plus Balconey With Great View. Freshly Painted Cabinets & Bdrm. 2
Owned U/G Parking Spot. This Is A Great Location & Easy Access To Hwys.
MLS#25122950 Stunning cottage or house with guest quarters. Features
3BR, a terrace off the MBR, an open concept main floor, walk-in closets,
whirlpool tub, maple kitchen cupboards, large 10x12 covered verandah,
8x12 mini barn, and large windows to enjoy the million-dollar view.
FORECLOSURE. 1240 sqft bungalow, vaulted ceilings, 4 bdrms,
large garage, central air and a generator.
Executive 2 storey home. Large family sized eat in kitchen. Main floor
family room. Hardwood through-out. 5 bdrms/4 bath. Call 905-743-
5668 ID#2192. Available 24hrs a day.
Unsurpassed location backing onto RAVINE and facing NOSE HILL PARK. HARDWOOD
throughout the top 3 levels and stairs plus CORK flooring on the 4th level. Kitchen makeover
includes striking refinished cabinets, new sink, countertops and backsplash. Large windows and
skylights provide great light. 3rd Level WALKOUT onto zero maintenance, two-tiered deck
with sunken HOT TUB. 4th level includes bright Rec Room and 4th Bedroom/Hobby Room.
Plenty of storage inside and out. Move in and enjoy – all new flooring, fixtures, trim, baseboards
and several new Low E windows! FANTASTIC Home, FANTASTIC Location!!!
MLS#25157660 Lovely turn-of-the-century Victorian home currently a B&B
with licensed dining area. It is fully equipped and with a long standing good
reputation. This is a healthy business in a warm community that serves tourism
and locals alike.
Very impressive, 5 + 2 bdrm family home, all hardwood, 3 1/2 baths, C/A,
C/VAC, open concept eat-in kitchen and many upgrades. Lg. rear yard w/
dbl gates, LWR LVL w/2 bdrms, bath and lg. games room, gas fireplace and jacuzzi.
A beautiful family home in highly sought after Greenwood Park, close
to CFB, city, schools, parks, golf, Marina and Shopping.
Huge, almost pie-shaped, lot! Spacious kitchen with skylight, S/S stove & dishwasher.
Vaulted ceiling in the living room, 3 bedrooms up, jetted tub in main bathroom and developed
3rd level walkout with corner fireplace! Hardwood floors in livingroom, kitchen,
dining area, all bedrooms and 3rd level family room! Upgraded railing and light fixtures.
4th level has been started with 2nd full bathroom and framed in for bedroom.
Possiblities? - Endless. This (1870’s) Victorian is
commercially zoned and in a supreme location.
FOR INFORMATION ON ANY OF THESE LISTINGS OR OTHER PROPERTIES IN THESE AREAS PLEASE CALL
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Calgary Community Calendar
Ballroom, Latin and Country Dance Lessons
Location: Rutland Park, 3130 40th Avenue,
S.W. Calgary, Alberta
When: Tuesday, February 22, 2011 to
Tuesday, March 29, 2011. Every
Tuesday at 7:00 - 9:00 PM
Contact: Dawn Erath
Learn to dance West Coast Swing or Rumba with Dawn.
New six week Group Class at Rutland Park. Couples
and singles are welcome. Please bring a clean dry pair of
shoes for the hardwood floor.
7 PM - West Coast Swing. This is a very popular dance
for slow music and blues.
8 PM - Rumba - The dance of love. Slow, flirty and fun.
$10.00 drop in or pre pay for six week session only
$50.00 per person. Yes, you can pay 10 minutes before
class start time.
Dancing Til Dawn 403-607-4664.
Calgary Home & Garden Show
Location: BMO Centre. 20 Roundup Way S.E. Calgary
When: Thursday, February 24, 2011 to
Sunday, February 27, 2011 at All day.
Find inspiration and solutions for home improvement
projects and discover the coolest new products at the
Calgary Home and Garden Show. This hugely popular
event attracts approximately 50,000 visitors eager to
gain tips from design experts, meet celebrity guests, try
out the latest technology, check out stylish displays and
shop for trendy accessories. Don’t miss out!
Welcome to Winefest
Location: Stampede Park’s BMO Centre
When: Thursday, February 24, 2011 to
Saturday, February 26, 2011 at 7:00 - 10:00 PM
Auburn Bay 4 $301,735 $292,447 1265 66
Copperfield 1 $270,000 $266,000 N/A 30
Cranston 1 $299,700 $295,581 1202 82
McKenzie Lake 2 $417,400 $395,000 1254 105
McKenzie Towne 12 $256,499 $247,325 990 81
New Brighton 15 $279,180 $276,450 1148 30
Winefest has become one of the most distinguished all
inclusive wine events in Calgary, Offering the chance to
sample hundreds of international wines, port, sparkling
and dessert wines from the world’s most celebrated wine
regions. Wine experts share their knowledge and guide
you through your wine tasting, offering ways to educate
your palate and senses. With an onsite liquor store at
Winefest, you are immediately able to purchase some of
your new favourites!
Student-Directed Teaching Workshop
Location: Green Learning Academy
When: Tuesday, March 8, 2011 at 6:00 - 8:00 PM
Free Workshop on Student Directed Teaching - March 8.
Green Learning Academy invites all Calgary
and surrounding area parents to a free
child education workshop focused on children’s
individual learning styles planned for
March 8 from 6 - 8 PM. Come learn about
the benefits of Student Directed Teaching.
Spots are limited. Pre-register today at
(403) 873-1966. www.greenlearning.com.
FHNB Fashion & Accessory Expose
Location: BMO Centre Address: 20
Roundup Way S.E. Calgary
When: Saturday, March 9, 2011 at All day
Welcome to FHNB Fashion & Accessory
Expose. (FHNB) will present our expose
in a boutique setting at Calgary’s well-established
Roundup Centre, Stampede Park.
FHNB will offer visitors the unique opportunity
to discover and purchase the hottest
in fashion, health and beauty products while thoroughly
enjoying the whole shopping experience under one roof.
Over 275 fashion, hair and beauty companies as well as
fashion schools and beauty schools will exhibit!
Location: Stampede Park. 2300 Stampede Trail S.E.
When: Friday, March 25, 2011 to
Saturday, March 26, 2011 at All day.
The Family-a-Fair provides expectant parents and families
with a number of informative resources, exhibits,
entertainment and fun. Held at the Calgary Round Up
Innovative Approaches to Success
Location: Hotel Arts - 119 12th Avenue SW
When: Thursday, May 5, 2011 to
Saturday, May 7, 2011 at 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Alberta Women Entrepreneurs’ fourth annual conference,
Innovative Approaches to Success will be held
May 5-6, 2011 at the Hotel Arts in Calgary, AB. This is
the premier Canadian event for established female business
owners to learn how to grow their businesses and
to expand their profitability through connections to elite
networks and markets.
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