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Healthy Living ............................ Page 2

Recipes ................................. Page 3, 12

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Beauty & Style ............................ Page 4

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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

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PAGE 2 YOUR NEWSPAPER JANUARY 2010

Healthy Living

WINTER ADDS WOES

FOR PSORIASIS

SUFFERERS

(NC)—The wait for winter to end and warmer

weather to arrive can seem interminable, but

for the more than 500,000 Canadians who

live with plaque psoriasis, it may seem even

longer. Winter's cold weather is just one

potential trigger to worsening symptoms

for those with this chronic and complex

inflammatory skin disease. And these physical

symptoms, which can be painful, extremely

itchy and can cause intense burning, are also

highly visible, which can often lead to low

self esteem, depression and anxiety.

Plaque psoriasis is the most common form

of psoriasis and accounts for nearly 80 per

cent of all cases. For some, it may involve

a few small patches of skin, typically on the

elbows, knees or scalp; for others, much

larger areas of the body may be covered

over the chest and back or other body areas.

Pitting and discoloration of the fingernails or

toenails frequently occurs, leaving the nail

bed vulnerable to bacterial or fungal infection.

When patients have a sudden worsening of

symptoms – called exacerbations – a variety

of triggers, including cold weather, are

reportedly to blame.

There is a variety of therapeutic approaches

used in the treatment of psoriasis, and the

news for patients is good - clearance is often

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YEAR OFF RIGHT

(NC)—With the busy holiday season

behind us, it's time to start thinking

about your New Year routine. While

many new years resolutions focus on

external goals like going down a size,

maybe this year it's time to start inside

and work on an all-around healthy self.

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right foot:

• Begin your journey to a healthy you

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cholesterol and increasing your intake

of soluble fibre. Consider taking

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• Develop a fun fitness routine with

a friend. Being active together can

keep you both motivated, and keep

things fun. Walk to work, take the

stairs instead of an elevator or even

sign-up for dance lessons. Every bit

of effort adds up and makes a difference.

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JANUARY 2010 YOUR NEWSPAPER PAGE 3

Check out page 12 for more delicious recipes

Thai Almond

Chicken Curry

Ingredients:

1 lb (500g) skinless boneless chicken

breasts

1 large red or orange pepper

1 1/2 cups (375mL) pineapple chunks

(about 1/4 fresh pineapple)

3 green onions

1 cup (250mL) original Almond Fresh

1 tbsp (15mL) fish sauce

4 tsp (20mL) cornstarch

1/2 tsp (2mL) Thai curry paste, green or

red

1/4 tsp (1mL) salt

1 tbsp (15mL) vegetable oil

1/2 cup (125mL) chopped coriander

1 tbsp (15mL) lime juice

Directions:

1. Slice chicken into thin strips. Core

peppers and slice into long thin strips.

Cut pineapple into bite-size chunks and

thinly slice green onions.

2. Whisk Almond Fresh with fish sauce,

cornstarch, curry paste and salt until

cornstarch is dissolved.

3. Heat oil in a large frying pan over

medium-high heat. Add chicken and stir

fry until no longer pink. Add pepper and

pineapple. Continue to stir fry just until

pepper softens, about 2 minutes.

4. Whisk Almond Fresh mixture. Add

to chicken along with green onions. Stir

continuously until mixture thickens,

about 1 minute. Reduce heat to low and

continue to stir about 1 minute. Stir in

coriander, lime juice and salt to taste.

Makes: 4 servings

Slow Cooker

Minestrone Soup

All You Need:

• 1 cup (250 mL) each chopped onion,

celery and carrots

• 1 can (14 fl oz/398 mL) diced tomatoes

with juice

• 1 can (19 fl oz/540 mL) kidney beans,

drained and rinsed

• 5 cups (1.25 L) water

• 1/2 cup (125 mL) uncooked baby shell

pasta

• 1 packet Club House Slow Cooker

Minestrone Soup Seasoning

All You Do:

1. Place vegetables, tomatoes and kidney

beans in slow cooker.

2. Combine Club House Slow Cooker

Soup seasoning mix and water. Pour over

vegetables and beans. Stir together.

3. Cover. Cook 8 hours on Low or 4

hours on High.

4. Stir in noodles. Cover. Cook 10

minutes longer on High or until noodles

are tender.

Makes 8 servings.

TIP:

• Replace celery and carrots with 2 cups

(500 mL) frozen mixed vegetables.

• When adding the pasta, add 1 cup (250

mL) frozen peas or 3 cups (750 mL) fresh

spinach, Swiss chard or kale.

• Brown 1/2 lb (250 g) ground chicken or

pork and add with first 3 items. Continue

as above.

Makes 4 servings

Cinnamon-spiced

Almond French

Toast with Maple

Apples

Ingredients:

2 apples

squeeze lemon juice

1/2 (125mL) cup water

1/3 cup (75mL) maple syrup

1/4 tsp (1mL) cinnamon

3 eggs

1 cup (250mL) Almond Fresh, original or

vanilla

1 tbsp (15mL) brown sugar

1/4 tsp (1mL) each salt, nutmeg and ginger

4 to 6 slices Italian, brioche or sourdough

bread, sliced 1/2 to 3/4 inch (1 to 2 cm) thick

1 tbsp (15mL) butter

Directions:

1. Peel apples if you like. Core and cut into

thin wedges. Place in a medium saucepan

along with lemon juice and 1/2 cup (125

mL) water. Set over medium-high heat.

Cover and simmer gently to soften apples,

2 to 3 minutes. Drain. Add maple syrup and

cinnamon to pan. Warm just before using.

2. Place eggs, Almond Fresh, sugar, salt

and spices in a 9 x 3 inch (3 L) baking dish.

Whisk until blended. Add bread. Soak 5

minutes. Turn bread and continue to soak 5

more minutes.

3. Melt butter in a large non-stick frying pan

set over medium-high heat. When butter

bubbles, cook bread in two batches without

crowding pan. Adjust heat as necessary. This

will take 6 to 8 minutes in total, turning part

way through, until golden brown on both

sides. Keep warm in the oven while cooking

second batch, adding more butter if needed.

Divide among 4 plates, spooning maple

syrup apples over top.


PAGE 4 YOUR NEWSPAPER JANUARY 2010

Beauty and Style

Manufactured Images of Women Spark Uproar

(NC)—This fall, model Filippa Hamilton lost a

lot of weight. Fast. So much was removed from

her frame that her head was actually wider than

her waist. Well, actually, it was digitally removed

from her photograph posing for Ralph Lauren

jeans.

The distorted image caused quite the uproar, with

spokespeople for Ralph Lauren quickly issuing

an apology:

“After further investigation, we have learned that

we are responsible for the poor imaging and retouching

that resulted in a very distorted image of

a woman's body. We have addressed the problem

and going forward will take every precaution to

ensure that the calibre of our artwork represents

our brand appropriately.”

“It's not artwork,” contends Merryl Bear, director

of the National Eating Disorder Information Centre,

www.nedic.ca. “It's propaganda made to sell

an idea. While these images don't cause eating

disorders in girls and women, research repeatedly

shows that they do lower viewers' self-esteem

(NC)—The average wedding costs

almost $20,000 (according to a

Weddingbells' survey conducted

online in early 2009), but can you

afford it?

Fight The Post-Holiday Blues And Start The New Year Off Right

(NC)—With the festive season coming to an end,

you may find yourself feeling a touch of the postholiday

blues making it all that much more difficult

to keep your New Year's resolutions. The following

simple steps can help you start the New

and body satisfaction.”

Girls with lower self-esteem and body satisfaction

are less likely to do well at school, engage in

social or physical activities, studies show. It also

may lead to harmful eating and exercise behaviours

in the belief that managing their weight will

change their lives.

Recognising the public health concerns raised by

increasingly manufactured and unreal images of

women and men, local and national governments

in Britain, Spain and here in Canada, are struggling

to find an appropriate response.

“It needs to be multi-layered,” Bear points out.

“The advertising industry has to be held accountable

for their messaging, and we need to teach

critical media literacy” so that how messages are

constructed and the purpose behind them are better

understood.

With this in mind, NEDIC teamed up with Dove

Canada to develop Beyond Images media literacy

curriculum for Grades 4 – 8 (available at www.

FIVE WAYS TO PLAN A “RECESSION” WEDDING

“After a recession, many couples are

thinking twice about spending money

on a chocolate fountain and matching

table cloths,” said Liz Lunney, senior

vice president, Fiduciary Trust

Company of Canada, a subsidiary of

Franklin Templeton Investments Corp.

Here are five ways to save money on

your special day:

1. Party after the wedding:

The venue and food can be the largest

drain on your budget. An option is

to go to a vacation destination for a

private ceremony with close family

and friends. When you return, have

a cocktail and hors d'oeuvresparty to

celebrate.

2. The early bird saves money:

Consider booking your wedding

in the winter or spring and even

on a Friday or Sunday. Avoiding a

Saturday in the summer will probably

get you the venue you want and save

you money.Watch for sales to save

on wedding decorations and out-ofseason

items. A wedding dress on

clearance can save you hundreds of

dollars.

3. Stick to a VIP list:

Only invite friends and family

who are closest to you to keep the

numbers low. This can open up the

opportunity to have the reception

in a cheaper venue like someone's

backyard or at a restaurant.

Year off on a positive note and stay motivated to

reach your resolution goals in 2010.

Maintain a healthy lifestyle. Eating a balanced

diet and maintaining an active lifestyle is key to

feeling your best. Better still, it can contribute to

helping you get back on track in managing your

weight following those tasty holiday indulgences.

Try kick-starting the New Year by taking the

Special K Challenge and incorporating regular

physical activity along with low fat foods like

Special K cereals and bars into your daily routine.

Making physical activity part of your day-to-day

and eating healthy foods can help make all the

difference in your overall health and in achieving

your weight management goals.

nedic.ca). It teaches children to understand how

and why media messages are created, and then to

make their own.

With kids then creating and posting online their

own take on a broader understanding of beauty,

Bear hopes that the industry will see that gross

distortions of models' bodies are passé.

4. Get creative – ask friends to help:

For the personal touch, create your

own invitations – it's a great way to

save money too. Keep décor simple

and order flowers in advance from a

grocery store.

5. Something old…something

borrowed…something creative:

Do you really need a brand new cake

knife or vases for the flowers? Instead,

borrow items from family or friends,

or rent what you need. “Ensure that

you spend your hard-earned dollars

on what matters to you most and put

the rest towards your future together.

Remember, it's not so much about

the day but the life you've planned

together,” added Ms. Lunney.

Pamper yourself. Pamper yourself with a makeover.

If you look good you will feel good, and

feeling good could be just what you need to keep

motivated to lose those extra pounds or kick that

bad habit you've wanted to get rid of for years.

Simple things like getting a manicure, pedicure

or facial can help refresh the soul and keep spirits

up.

Strut your stuff. Confidence is key and speaks

volumes about you as a person. Now that you

have taken control of your diet and exercise routine

and pampered yourself with a makeover, it's

time to strut your stuff and make heads turn with

the new fabulous you.


JANUARY 2010 YOUR NEWSPAPER PAGE 5

FAMILY LIVING

LEARNING TO DRIVE

GETS TECH SAVVY FOR

TODAY'S TEENS

(NC)—According to a 2009 meta study from

the U.S. Department of Education, students

who took all or part of their class online performed

better, on average, than those taking

the same course through traditional face-toface

instruction. Students who mixed online

learning with traditional coursework (i.e.

blended learning) did even better.

Always on the cutting edge of learning,

Young Drivers of Canada has recently

launched YD e-Experience, a new, interactive

online training session that allows novice

drivers to learn at their own pace from

their home computer.

The 10-hour online training, which is only

available from YD, is easy to use, engaging

and effective. The interactive videos, 3-D

animations, photos, graphics and easy-tofollow

voice-over narrative, make learning

to drive an enjoyable experience. Segments

take between 20 minutes to 30 minutes

to complete, and students can choose the

amount of time they want to spend at each

sitting.

“A lot has changed in the 40 years that YD

has been training new drivers, so we are always

looking for new ways to build a strong

foundation of knowledge for our students,”

said Peter Christianson, president of Young

Drivers of Canada.

YD e-Experience is part of the YD Novice

Driving course, which is a ministryapproved

beginner driver education (BDE)

course. The other course components consist

of 20 hours of in-class instruction that includes

state-of-the-art HD video footage and

10 hours of private in-car training with only

one student in the vehicle with the instructor.

“Driving is one of the most enjoyable experiences

a young person will have. But it is

without a doubt one of the most dangerous,”

added Christianson. “We believe that YD e-

Experience will help new drivers better prepare

for the road ahead and keep our roads

safer for everyone.”

You can test-drive YD e-Experience for free

online at www.yd.com/edemo.

THE SURPRISING HEALTH

BENEFITS OF FAMILY DINNERS

(NC)—Parents are bombarded with

information about how to raise

healthy kids, but the simple answer

might be lying on their kitchen

table.

The benefits of having family dinners

are astounding researchers

with results they didn't expect.

The effects of family meals on kids

have been extensively studied by

Dianne Neumark-Sztainer, an internationally

acclaimed researcher

with the School of Public Health at

the University of Minnesota.

Not only is their nutrition improved,

Neumark-Sztainer reports, but the

kids are healthier in a variety of

ways. Family meals were associated

with lower rates of smoking,

drinking and marijuana use, and

with lower rates of depressive

symptoms. Children were also less

prone to developing eating disorders.

This indicates that family

meals could be offering protection

against a variety of unhealthy behaviours.

“Eating disorders are not really

about food,” says Merryl Bear,

director of the National Eating

Disorder Information Centre, www.

nedic.ca . “And family meals are

also not really about food, but connection.”

The protective factor of

family meals may be the opportunity

for children to feel emotionally

connected to family members, and

time for parents to catch up on the

important things happening in their

child's life.

For many parents, getting everyone

together for a family meal may a

challenge. But even a few dinners a

week make a difference.

So whether you're concerned about

drugs or diets, it may be a good

idea to make it home in time for

dinner tonight.

EASE THE SHOCK OF BUYING FOR BABY

(NC)—How much does having a baby

cost? The tally may astound you – estimates

range widely from $150,000 to more

than $300,000 to raise one child to the age

of 18.

“Children are expensive but the cost can be

managed with a sound financial plan and

an annual budget,” said Stephen Reichenfeld,

vice president, Fiduciary Trust Company

of Canada, a subsidiary of Franklin

Templeton Investments Corp.

There are many ways to save money when

having a baby: Start savingTo help ease the

financial burden of parenthood, start making monthly contributions

now to a Tax-Free Savings Account (TFSA) where your savings will

grow tax-free. More information on TFSAs is available on websites like www.

franklintempleton.ca.

Spend later

Anxious parents often buy mountains of baby gear in advance of the big day.

Only buy the essentials and wait until after your baby is born. This will allow

you to determine what suits your baby's temperament and size.

Spend wisely … or not at all

New isn't necessarily better. Babies outgrow clothing quickly and tire of

toys. Friends, family, yard sales and consignment stores are a great source of

gently-used goods. A baby stroller doesn't have to set you back $1,000.

“It may be tempting to spend money on designer strollers and baby clothes but

this can weigh greatly on the family budget,” said Mr. Reichenfeld. “Check

with your family and friends to see if they have items that they want to get rid

of.”

Remember, the money you save now can be put towards a savings account or

a Registered Education Savings Plan (RESP) for your child's future.


PAGE 6 YOUR NEWSPAPER JANUARY 2010

Make Your Kids

Money Smart

(NC)—For many families, money is a delicate

subject. The adults make it, the kids ask for it,

end of story.

Yet understanding cash and credit is important if

children are to build a sense of financial responsibility.

“Educating your children about money is a great

way to give them a head start in life,” says Stephen

Reichenfeld, a wealth counselor at Fiduciary

Trust Company of Canada, a subsidiary of

Franklin Templeton Investments Corp. “Preparing

them for the time when they will assume the financial

and emotional responsibilities of wealth is

one of the greatest gifts you can give.”

The buck starts and stops with you

When it comes to money, you are the primary

source of information and money management

habits for your children. Talk to them about

money and keep those lines of communication

open. While they are young, money may feel el

like

only an immediate concern but it's important for

children to know the role wealth will play in their

future.

Living with an allowance

Starting a child as young as six on an allowance

gives them a hands-on opportunity to manage

money. Encourage your child to divide the allowance

into three areas: savings, spending and

charitable donations. This gives them a structured

approach to budgeting money.

The Power of Plastic

Help your child learn the connection between

plastic cards and real money. Start by establishing

a chequing account and debit card for him or her.

Review the monthly statements and expenditures

together. This will help them track where the

money goes and become aware of the costs associated

with convenience.

Build self-sufficiency

Having a job by about age 16 is a major step towards

self-sufficiency and beginning to build an

independent life. Let your teenager learn about

the realities of working outside the home and

your family's influence. Let them experience a

minimum wage paycheque and the regular deductions.

REVERSE MORTGAGES GIVE SENIORS MORE FLEXIBILITY

(NC)—There is some good news for seniors who want to

improve their cash flow by accessing some of the equity

built in their home. With real estate prices rebounding,

those wishing to downsize and move into that cute, little

condo across town can start thinking about listing their

house and packing their belongings. But, those 60 plus

homeowners still wishing to stay in their home may consider

another option - a reverse mortgage.

Unlike traditional loans, a reverse mortgage doesn't require

homeowners to service the interest or repay the

principal for as long as they own and live in their home.

And with interest rates on reverse mortgages now comparable

to those of other home equity borrowing options,

there has never been a better time for Canadian seniors to

access their home equity.

A reverse mortgage allows Canadians 60 and over to

make their existing investments last longer by using the

funds to avoid RRIF withdrawals above the annual minimum

or postpone the sale of non-registered investments.

They can also choose a reverse mortgage to discharge existing

debts and thereby increase monthly cash flow.

Over the past few months, reverse mortgage rates have

come down significantly to give borrowers more flexibility

in how their home equity can be used to enhance their

lifestyles. The true beneficiaries are Canadian seniors,

who now have a low-cost, stable, long-term borrowing

solution giving them peace of mind that their home equity

will be there for them whenever they need it.

HomEquity Bank, Canada's newest bank is the leading

provider of reverse mortgages in Canada under the CHIP

Home Income Plan brand. Details on reverse mortgages

can be found online at www.chip.ca, toll-free at 1-866-

522-2477 or by contacting your financial advisor.

(NC)—Tax time is one occasion

when Canadians are willing to try

just about anything to legally reduce

their tax bills. But before you

collect up all of your receipts, here

is some advice on what deductions

you can and can't claim.

Cleo Hamel, from the Tax Advisory

at H&R Block, says she has

heard just about every possible reason

to make a claim on a tax return.

“Maternity clothes are not considered

a medical expense by Canada

Revenue Agency and pets with

THINGS PEOPLE TRY TO CLAIM

'people names' cannot be claimed

as dependents,” says Hamel (hrblock.ca).

“However, our tax system

does allow you to challenge

the guidelines if you believe you

have a legitimate deduction that

the CRA will not let you claim.”

The tax courts may side with the

taxpayer. For example, a farmer

was allowed to claim cat and dog

food because the animals were outdoor

pets that were meant to keep

wildlife away from their blueberries.

Many people incur expenses directly

related to their job, but unfortunately,

most of these cannot

be claimed against employment income.

For the serviceman required

to get a haircut every two weeks,

it is still considered a personal expense.

“The Canada Employment Amount

will give working Canadians a

little credit for their jobs,” explains

Hamel. “If you had any employment

income in 2009, you will be

able to claim up to $1,044 credit.”

But even though haircuts are not

covered, hair transplants are considered

a medical expense since

they are generally considered to be

beneficial to the patient's health.

“You can always ask if something

is covered,” says Hamel (1-800-

HRBLOCK). “You may be surprised

to find there are already

guidelines on a deduction or credit.

You can file a Notice of Objection

if a deduction is declined. If that

fails, you can appeal to the Tax

Court.”


JANUARY 2010 YOUR NEWSPAPER PAGE 7

Did You Know?

• On average, people can hold their breath for about one minute. The world record

is 21 minutes 29 seconds.

• If you stack one million US$1 bills, it would be 110m (361 ft) high and weigh

exactly 1 ton.

• 55% of people yawn within 5 minutes of seeing someone else yawn.

• Unless food is mixed with saliva you cannot taste it.

• A newborn baby’s head accounts for one-quarter of its weight.

What’s a wuzzle

you ask?

A wuzzle is a saying/

phrase that is made up

of a display of words, in

an interesting way. The

object is to try to figure

out the well-known

saying, person, place or

thing that each wuzzle is

meant to represent.

Answers on page 14

Compliments of

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WUZZLE

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Mad Gabs

1. Bat Tree Snot Ink Looted

2. Backed Ooze Queer Won

3. Bagged Who Thief Huge Her

4. Baldy Gull

5. Ball Stint Heap Hearty

Mad Gabs provided by

www.wuzzlesandpuzzles.com

The objective is to insert numbers in the boxes to satisfy only

one condition: each row, column and 3 x 3 box must contain the

digits 1 through 9 exactly once. What could be simpler?

Answers on page 14

Compliments of www.sudokucollection.com

Across

1- Course with pluses and minuses

6- Not any

10- Meager

14- Farewell

15- Calculus calculation

16- Verdi opera

17- Expression of praise

19- Rind

20- Compass pt.

21- Enemies

22- Title of reverence for God

24- Quartz grains

25- Not “fer”

26- Having lobes

29- Earthquake

33- Grammarian’s topic

34- Draft classification

35- Animal raised by humans,

abandoned by mother

36- Words of denial; 37- Old Nick

38- “The Time Machine” race

39- Bunches

40- Actor Estrada

41- Integrate

42- Not subject to rent

44- Next after the third

45- Asleep

46- Mil. leaders

47- Second man on the moon

50- “Ol’ Man River” composer

51- Bear lair

54- Actress Petty

55- Excite

58- Biblical birthright seller

59- Raised platform

60- Japanese gateway

61- Goes down

62- “___ quam videri” (North

Carolina’s motto)

63- Laud

Down

1- Clublike weapon

2- Bustles

3- Duration

4- With it

5- Salt of sulfuric acid

6- Titled

7- Ancient Athens’s Temple of ___

8- Cartoon dog

9- Turkish saber

10- Soapy

11- Legal claim

12- Brain wave

13- Former French colony of

north-western Africa

18- Actress Skye

23- Become an ex-parrot?

24- The Archer

25- More or less vertical

26- Pertaining to the moon

27- ___ Mio

28- Wand

29- Free laces, say

30- Boldness

31- Take as one’s own

32- Film composer Stevens

34- Paddled

37- Sing for

41- Inborn

43- Law enforcement agency

44- Frond plant

46- Farm birds

47- Some are pale

48- Come up short

49- “Darn!”

50- “Charlie’s Angels” angel

51- Gossip

52- Pinza of “South Pacific”

53- Singer Sedaka

56- ___ Kapital

57- Bagel topper

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ONTARIO CHIROPRACTORS OFFER TIPS TO HELP WARD OFF

COMMON SEASONAL INJURIES

“Chiropractors certainly see a higher incidence

of back and muscle pain or injuries following a

heavy snow fall, and improper snow shoveling

technique is frequently to blame.”

Protect Yourself

When Winter Weather

Packs a Punch

The OCA's Lift Light, Shovel Right program

was developed in 2003 to help inform the public

about the risks associated with clearing snow

after a Pollara survey of 500 Ontario chiropractors

concluded that snow shoveling was a

leading cause of back injury during the winter

months.

(NC)—Clearing the driveway after a winter

storm can be quite a workout — especially

when you consider that a single shovelful of

snow weighs

5 to 7 pounds. Improper shoveling can lead to

minor strains and sore muscles, and can also

cause more serious injuries.

The good news, say Ontario's spinal health care

experts, is that most of these injuries can be easily

avoided — all it takes is a little know-how.

That's why the Ontario Chiropractic Association

(OCA) is relaunching its seasonal Lift Light,

Shovel Right public education campaign.

“Most people don't realize that clearing their

driveway involves moving several hundred

pounds of snow,” says OCA President Dr. David

Brunarski.

Here are the most common

household

warnings:

• You or other members

“Some of the strategies the program lays out can

really help keep you pain-free this winter, and

they're easy to put into practice.” says Dr. Brunarski.

“Warming up and taking frequent breaks

can really make a difference. The program also

provides information about proper bending and

lifting techniques that won't strain your back

and shoulders.”

For more information on the Lift Light, Shovel

Right program, which features an educational

brochure and poster, go to www.chiropractic.

on.ca.

Founded in 1929, the Ontario Chiropractic Association

represents the professional interests of

more than 2,900 Ontario chiropractors. Chiropractic

is a non-invasive, hands-on health care

discipline that focuses on treatment and preventative

care for disorders related to the spine,

pelvis, nervous system and joints. Chiropractors

are primary care practitioners, trained to develop

and carry out a comprehensive treatment /

management plan, recommend therapeutic exercise

and other non-invasive therapies, and provide

nutritional, dietary and lifestyle counseling.

More than 1.2 million Ontarians rely on chiropractic

care every year to help them get back to

work and back to doing the things they love.

Know the danger signs of carbon monoxide poisoning

of your family are experiencing

the symptoms

of CO exposure such as

headaches, nausea, dizziness,

burning eyes, confusion,

drowsiness and

even loss of consciousness;

• You notice a sharp penetrating

odour or smell of

gas when your furnace or

other fuel-burning appliance

turns on;

• The air feels stale or

stuffy;

• The pilot light of your

gas furnace or other fuelburning

appliance goes

out;

• Chalky, white powder

forms on the chimney/

exhaust vent pipe or soot

builds up around the exhaust

vent;

• Excessive moisture

forms on windows and

walls;

• The alarm of a carbon

monoxide detector

sounds.

Information on where to

find a qualified contractor

in your area can be

found on the website of

the Heating,

Refrigeration and Air

Conditioning Institute of

Canada at www.hrai.ca,

or toll-free at:

1-877-467-HRAI.

Radon Health Risks

Require Testing

(NC)—Since you can't smell, taste, or

see radon gas which is present in most

homes, how can you make sure your

home is safe? The only way to know for

sure is to purchase a test kit and measure

the level of radon in your home.

Is it really worth testing for this gas, you

might be wondering? Absolutely. Radon

exposure is actually the second-leading

cause of lung cancer behind smoking.

Your risk of developing lung cancer due

to radon depends on its concentration in

the air you breathe and the duration of

the exposure. Time between exposure

and the onset of cancer is usually many

years – all the more reason to test sooner

rather than later.

For smokers, the exposure to radon

combined with tobacco use can cause a

significant increase in their risk of lung

cancer.

Radon is present in the soil and escapes

from the ground and gets into the

air. When this happens outdoors, the

air is diluted to low concentrations and

doesn't pose a risk. The problem occurs

when radon enters enclosed spaces,

like your home, and accumulates to

unsafe levels, contaminating the air you

breathe.

The only known risk of extended exposure

to elevated levels of radon gas is an

increased risk of developing lung cancer.

Test your home to ensure you and your

family are safe.


JANUARY 2010 YOUR NEWSPAPER PAGE 11

Reduce Vacation Costs

with Smart Budgeting

CANADIANS PUT

THEIR MONEY ON

MEXICO

(NC)—For many people, winter is synonymous

with travel. Travelling abroad requires sound

planning, including planning how you will pay

for purchases you make while outside the country.

Choosing the payment options that fit your needs

can help you reduce banking costs while travelling.

Where to start:

Start by evaluating your financial requirements.

How much money will you need while you're

away? Do you plan to make several transactions a

day, or only a few transactions a week? How will

you carry money? Will you be able to take money

out of your account from a financial institution

abroad? Knowing how many banking transactions

you will need will help you choose the best

payment options for you.

Remember to weigh the pros and cons of the different

methods of paying travel expenses. These

methods include:

Credit cards:

Heading South? Before you Check

in, Check out These Travel Tips

(NC)—Whether you're

a seasoned sun-seeker

or a first-time flyer, getting

to your vacation

destination never seems

to be as simple as you'd

like. From remembering

to lock the front door,

to preparing for the unexpected,

like tropical

diseases, there's always

something nagging at

the back of your mind

as your board the plane.

But even last-minute

travellers can take off

with peace of mind if

they plan ahead. Your

best bet is to take a feminutes

to make a checklist

of the things you'll

need before you leave.

Here are a few thoughts

to get you started:

• Gather all your travel

documents in one place

– this includes your

passport, tickets, visas,

confirmation numbers

and any additional information

the resort or

travel agency may have

provided to you.

• Make an appointment

with your physician and

let them know where

you are going. They

may recommend a number

of preventive medications

including those

against hepatitis A and

B and malaria. Malaria

can occur in popular

travel destinations in

Credit cards are accepted by most businesses

around the world. If your card is lost or stolen,

you can have it deactivated and quickly replaced.

However, it's important to remember that credit

card issuers charge for currency conversion when

you use your credit card outside the country, and

also for cash advances.

Debit cards:

Using a debit card to pay for travel expenses can

result in several types of transaction costs, including

currency conversion charges. You can reduce

these costs if your financial institution has an

agreement with foreign banks, or if your banking

package includes a certain number of foreign

transactions. Ask you financial institution about

the costs of using your debit card abroad.

Traveller's cheques:

Traveller's cheques can be exchanged for local

currency in many exchange offices and banks. If

they are lost or stolen, they can usually be replaced

free of charge within 24 hours anywhere

in the world, provided you've kept the serial

numbers. However, only certain large businesses

accept them as payment and commissions on exchange

transactions are sometimes quite high.

Cash:

Cash is a practical and widely accepted means of

paying for travel expenses and small purchases.

However, it is not as safe as the other methods

and cannot be reimbursed if it is lost or stolen.

You will also have to pay currency conversion

charges for cash from another country.

the Caribbean including

the Dominican Republic

and parts of Jamaica

and the Bahamas. Some

anti-malarial medications

can be started just

a couple of days prior to

your vacation. More information

is available at

www.MalariaFacts.ca.

• If you have pets, arrange

for them to be

taken care of by a friend

or a kennel, and ask a

neighbour to pick up

your mail.

• Think about what activities

you'll be doing

and make a list of the

clothes, shoes and accessories

you'll need

while you're there. Also

consider packing a

small first aid kit including

acetaminophen, sun

screen, anti-diarrhea

medication, and insectrepellent

containing

DEET to ward off

malaria-infected mosquitoes.

• Empty the fridge and

cupboards of perishable

foods.

• Before you leave for

the airport, do a quick

walk around the house

to make sure you have

picked up everything

you need and have

turned off, or unplugged,

all your appliances.

• Leave yourself plenty

of time to get to the

airport and check-in. It's

much better to wait in

the departure lounge for

a little longer than to

miss your flight!

(NC)— Guaranteed sunshine and swimming temperatures

– with round-the-clock fun, relaxation

and endless activities on a bleach white beach—

are the main reasons Canadians continue to accept

the deeply discounted deals offered on Mexico's

Yucatan, Baja and Pacific coastlines. But that's just

the beach.

Inland, the intriguing colonial cities of Guadalajara,

Magdalena, Tequila, Morelia, and Oaxaca

are eye-popping delightful, with the vibrancy of

more than 60 indigenous cultures. According to the

media members in the Canadian chapter of SATW

(Society of American Travel Writers) this winter

Mexico is hot, it's cheap, and fascinating. Information

is online at www.visitmexico.com, highlighted

with a snapshot like this:

• Sunwing specializes in Mexico with flights from

18 Canadian gateways to the beaches of Cancun,

Riviera Maya, Puerto Vallarta, Cozumel, Los Cabos,

Huatulco, Ixtapa, Acapulco and Riviera Nayarit,

with each of these destinations giving you an

all-inclusive vacation. More information is available

online at www.sunwing.ca.

• Intrepid Travel takes you to Mexico in quite a

different way. Intrepid has a total of 15 itineraries,

many in combination with the neighbouring

countries of Central America. Durations are 10

to 46 days. Most exciting is the 15-day “Mexico

Unplugged” itinerary where you will travel overland

from Mexico City to Playa del Carmen taking

in exotic Oaxaca and Palenque. This experiential

combination is ideal for the curious traveler as it

delivers a taste of timeless culture and history with

snorkeling, beach, cuisine, tequila and cervesa.

More information is available online at www.intrepidtravel.com.

• Barceló Hotels & Resorts are located in beach

settings, but right next door to the original home of

Aztec and Maya. Opt for an all-inclusive stay with

experts in this aspect of Mexican culture and get to

know the modern touches alongside ancient civilizations

that have left us with a beguiling legacy.

Look for Barceló properties in Cancun, Cuernavaca,

Huatulco, Ixtapa, Los Cabos, Manzanillo,

Puerto Vallarta, and Riviera Maya. More information

is available online at www.barcelo.com.


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Check out page 4 for more delicious recipes

Italian Sausage, Red

Pepper and Mushroom

Rigatoni

1 lb (500 g) hot Italian sausage

1 lb (500 g) rigatoni, penne or corkscrew

pasta

1 tsp (5 mL) canola or olive oil

1 large onion, chopped

4 cloves garlic, minced

2 sweet red peppers, cut in chunks

2 cups (500 g) thickly sliced mushrooms

1 can (28 oz/796 mL) diced tomatoes

2 tsp (10 mL) dried basil

2 tsp (10 mL) dried oregano

Freshly ground pepper

1/2 cup (125 mL) chopped fresh parsley,

dill or basil

2 tbsp (25 mL) freshly grated Parmesan

cheese

1. In skillet, cook sausage over medium

heat until no longer pink in centre, 15

to 20 minutes. Drain well; cut into thin

round slices.

2. Meanwhile, in large pot of boiling water,

cook pasta until tender but firm; drain

and return to pot.

3. In nonstick pan, heat oil over medium

heat; cook onion until tender, about 5

minutes. Add garlic, red peppers and

mushrooms; cook, stirring often for 5

minutes. Add tomatoes, basil and oregano;

simmer, uncovered, for 5 minutes.

Add cooked sausage, and pepper to taste.

Pour over pasta; toss to mix. Sprinkle

with parsley and Parmesan; toss again.

Pass extra Parmesan at the table.

Kick off your day with

a breakfast boost

As meals go, “breakfast is the most important

meal of the day” is a great motto

to follow. Breakfast provides fuel to help

wake up the body and mind, as well as

many other health benefits.

Eating a healthy breakfast each morning

should be something you strive to work

into your schedule. If you're tight for

time, kick off your day with a delicious

and fibre-filled breakfast boost fruit

smoothie to start reaping the health benefits

of breakfast.

Breakfast Boost Smoothie Ingredients:

1 cup apple juice

1/4 cup Kellogg's All-Bran Buds (natural

or ground)

2 cups mixed berries (or your favourite

fruit), fresh or frozen

1 banana

1 cup natural yogurt

Method:

The best way to organize a tasty, quick

and easy serving of fibre in the morning

is with a smoothie. Just blend all the ingredients

and go.

If you have the time to jazz it up, top

with more yogurt, fresh berries and

sprinkle with Kellogg's All-Bran Buds.

Grilled pork chops with

apple-almond salsa

This crunchy and fresh salsa combines

fragrant rosemary, crunchy almonds, and

sweet and tart apples. This dish is easy to

prepare and the unusual flavour combinations

make it perfect for a dinner party or

an everyday meal.

Makes: 2-4 servings

Ingredients:

1 cup (250 mL) green apple, chopped

1 cup (250 mL) red apple, chopped

1/2 cup (125 mL) red onion, diced

1/3 cup (75 mL) slivered almonds, toasted

2 tablespoons (30 mL) champagne vinegar

2 teaspoons (10 mL) rosemary, minced

1 teaspoon (5 mL) lemon juice

Salt and pepper

8 (4-ounce, 120 g) boneless center-cut

pork chops

1 tablespoon (15 mL) canola oil

Preparation:

In a medium-sized bowl, combine apples,

onion, almonds, vinegar, rosemary,

lemon juice, and salt and pepper to taste.

Set aside. Sprinkle pork chops with salt

and pepper. Heat oil in a large, nonstick

pan over medium high. Add pork and

cook without moving for 3 to 4 minutes

on each side, or until browned. Remove

from the pan and top with reserved Apple-Almond

Salsa.


JANUARY 2010 YOUR NEWSPAPER PAGE 13

(ARA) - As families get ready for annual

holiday road trips, motorists should perform

some simple car maintenance checks to protect

their families from an unexpected roadside

breakdown during the coldest time of the

year.

Checking and replacing components such as

belts and hoses, spark plugs and antifreeze

at the correct time and mileage intervals for

your vehicle could mean the difference between

a $5 part or replacing a $3,000 engine.

Poorly maintained cars and trucks lead to

thousands of traffic accidents each year. According

to the National Car Care Council, the

cost of accidents caused by vehicles that are

not properly maintained is more than $2 billion

annually.

MOTORISTS CAN GIVE THEIR FAMILIES

THE GIFT OF SAFETY THIS HOLIDAY TRAVEL SEASON

Cooling system failures are the No. 1 cause of

engine-related roadside breakdowns

“Nobody likes being stranded on the highway,

yet so many motorists wait until their

cars break down to perform needed maintenance,”

said AutoZ0ne spokesperson Sarah

“Bogi” Lateiner, ASE certified Master Mechanic

and owner of 180 Automotive. “The

engine cooling system is one of the most

important yet most neglected systems in a

vehicle. Replacing antifreeze at regular intervals

keeps the vehicle from overheating

and provides freeze protection during colder

months.”

Bad belts and hoses are the second most common

cause of roadside breakdowns

“It’s easy to neglect your car’s engine, especially

when there’s no visible sign of trouble,”

Lateiner said. “Hoses for example, usually

wear from the inside out and won’t always

show signs of wear. That makes it even more

important for motorists to proactively check

and replace parts such as belts and hoses and

spark plugs at regular intervals. These parts

are readily available at automotive retailers

Understand The Information On Pet Food Packaging

(NC)—It is a pet owner’s responsibility to ensure

their four-legged family member receives the

proper care for a long, happy and healthy life.

Regular veterinary visits, exercise and lots of

love are key roles in pet parenthood, but one of

the most important elements in proper pet care is

optimal nutrition. For both new and seasoned pet

owners, keeping your animal healthy from the inside

out means choosing food that has high-quality

ingredients and provides balanced nutrition.

When deciding what to feed your beloved pet,

Dr. Sherry Sanderson BS, DVM, PhD, DACVIM,

DACVN, animal nutrition expert and associate

professor, University of Georgia College of

Veterinary Medicine, recommends you look for the

following items on product packaging:

• Ingredient Panel: Lists all food sources in

order based on their weight, with the ingredient

weighing the most being listed first. Ensure that

one of the top ingredients listed is a high-quality

protein.

• Feeding Guidelines: Feeding guidelines on pet

food labels are a starting point for the quantity

of food to feed to your pet. However, pets are

individuals, so the amount of food listed may

not be exactly the quantity required for your pet

to maintain an ideal body weight.

• Special Ingredients: Many formulas have special

ingredients that carry out specific functions.

Some to look for include: the prebiotic FOS

(fructooligosaccharides) – now found in Iams

and Eukanuba pet foods – to promote intestinal

and immune system health; L-carnitine, a fat

burner used in weight loss diets; and sodium

hexametaphosphate, a key ingredient in many

Iams and Eukanuba dog diets that helps promote

good dental health.

More information on pet nutrition and prebiotic

pet food can be found online at www.iams.ca or

www.eukanuba.ca.

such as AutoZone.”

Replace spark plugs to get better performance

and fuel economy

“Driving around with a worn spark plug is

equivalent to throwing gas money out your

exhaust pipe, Lateiner said. “As spark plugs

burn out, they do not burn fuel as cleanly, so

it’s important to replace them as your vehicle

manual specifies.”

Latest Technology

Tech Toys Taking Over

Youths’ Interests

(ARA) - Technology has become the status quo for kids, something

they expect to see incorporated across all facets of life: at

school, home and especially at play. Video games, mobile devices

and electronic gadgets now dominate, and have become largely

the products of choice among today’s geek chic kids.

Industry analyst research confirms a decline in sales for traditional

toys, and a steady rise in adoption of electronics and video

games. The result is a trend of more and more kids playing alone

with a machine, lacking in social interaction and the fun of classic

play with their peers.

Products like Nanovor, a digital battling monster game, are merging

the best of both worlds to give kids what experts are calling

a “connected play experience.” This provides online digital play

as well as an electronic offline component that encourages play

with friends. Integration between the online Nanovor game and

a connected toy called the Nanoscope, delivers a play experience

that allows the players’

activity online

to enhance what

they do offline, and

what they do offline

to enhance online

play in an unbroken

circle. Further,

the connected play

experience provides

the benefits

of social interaction

with friends and

promotes a healthy

love for exploration.


PAGE 14 YOUR NEWSPAPER JANUARY 2010

Tips and Trends

Do…

Dos And Don’ts To

Help Stay Active

This Winter

• Make it social. Organize an outdoor touch

football game, invite a friend to go for a

jog or host a good old-fashioned snowball

fight. Participating in activities with friends

and family will increase your level of fun

and engagement.

• Wear the right gear. Whether you are indoors

or out, it’s important to ensure that

you are dressed appropriately. Wear comfortable

gear that wicks moisture away

from your skin and, if you are outside, be

sure to bundle up.

Donate Wisely

(NC)—Think about the last time you made a charitable donation.

Odds are you were approached by a friend, neighbour,

or co-worker, and you made a donation based on the amount

of cash you had on hand. You probably gave little thought to

how the charity would use your money. Next time, why not

turn your good intention into a wise move by using the tips

below.

Plan your giving

Make charitable donations a part of your budget, and use the

Canada Revenue Agency’s Charities Listings at www.cra.

gc.ca/donors to find a charity that is right for you.

Determine whether your donation is eligible for a tax

credit

Registered charities and qualified donees may issue official

donation receipts for gifts of money and goods. With these

receipts, you can reduce your taxes when you file your annual

income tax return. To confirm whether a charity is registered,

go to www.cra.gc.ca/donors.

All registered charities have to provide the Canada Revenue

Agency with detailed financial information each year. This

information is available to the public at www.cra.gc.ca/donors.

If you have questions or concerns about the information,

contact the charity for answers.

Ask questions

When you’re asked to make a donation, ask yourself, “How

will my money be used? Is the organization a registered charity?”

You have the right to say “no”

Refuse to donate if there is inappropriate pressure to give

immediately or you are offered a receipt for more than you

actually donate.

For more information, go to www.cra.gc.ca/donors or call

1-800-267-2384.

• Get outside and enjoy the Canadian winter.

Just because it’s cold outside, doesn’t mean

you can’t enjoy the outdoors. Activities

such as snowshoeing, cross country skiing

and snowboarding can burn as much as 400

calories per hour.

Don’t…

• Be afraid to try new things. There is a wealth

of indoor and outdoor activities you can try

and potentially enjoy this winter such as,

indoor climbing, dance lessons, ice skating

and tobogganing.

Get to know your charities

Start by visiting your charity’s Web site and reviewing their

publications. Learn about their activities and how they are

managed.

Review financial information filed with the Canada Revenue

Agency

CROSSWORD ANSWER

PUZZLE SOLUTIONS

SUDOKU ANSWER

• Beat yourself up if you miss a workout.

While daily activity is good, life is busy

so don’t worry if you miss the occasional

workout.

• Forget to reward yourself for hard work.

Enjoy a post workout drink with friends

without the guilt. Reach for a light, lowcalorie

beer option such as Molson Canadian

67. With only 67 calories it makes the

perfect post-activity wingman.

More information is available online at www.

molsoncanadian67.ca.

WUZZLE ANSWER

1. Foreign Policy

2. Party line

3. Covered Wagon

4. Back to the Future

5. Midwife

6. Off Sides

MAD GABS ANSWER

1. Batteries not included

2. Back to Square One

3. Back to the Future

4. Bald Eagle

5. Boston Tea Party


JANUARY 2010 YOUR NEWSPAPER PAGE 15

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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.

One Of The Largest 1 Bedrooms At Mississauga’s Ultimate Prestigious Skymark West

Approximately [766 Sq. Ft.] Very Low Maintenance Fee’s! Extremely Well Managed

Building. Quiet Sw Exposure With An Ideal Same Floor Access To 30,000 Sq Ft Facilities.

Beautifully Maintained Suite Features A Very Spacious Floor Plan, Includes 1

Convenient Parking Space & 1 Storage Unit. 5 Appliances, All Light Fixtures, & Existing

Window Coverings. A Definite Must See! 10+

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

1-800-330-5709

Listings on this page are selected by the publisher and not by any individual Realtor, Agent or Broker


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Housing Stats

November 1, 2009 to December 23, 2009

(Single Family Detached)

Units

Sold

Average

List Price

Average

Sale Price

Average

Size

Average

Days On

Market

Auburn Bay 9 $502,906 $493,183 2045 55

Copperfield 24 $407,982 $399,528 1690 40

Cranston 29 $474,217 $465,166 1883 36

McKenzie Lake 25 $536,828 $509,490 1776 35

McKenzie Towne 27 $413,533 $405,361 1595 37

New Brighton 19 $399,132 $390,457 1549 31

• REALTOR since 1992

• Higher Education & Networking:

(Beyond Average Agent Requirements)

• FRI - Fellow of the Real Estate Institute

- REIC’s longest standing designation

• CRES - Certified Real Estate Specialist

• CCS - Certified Condominium Specialist

• Associate Broker with Maxwell Canyon

Creek

• Member of the Canadian Employee

Relocation Council (CERC)

Relocated Clients in Association With:

* Weichert Relocation (Calgary)

* The Relocation Centre (Milwaukee)

* Mobility Services International (Maryland)

* Bristol Global Mobility (Phoenix)

Cheryl King

Associate Broker, Realtor

Maxwell is a Proud Sponsor of Kid’s Help Phone Line

- A Portion of

All My Sales Go

to Kid’s Help

Phone Line

Alzheimer’s Disease Community Information Forum

Location: Calgary Jewish Community Centre (1607 90 Ave. SW)

When: Saturday, January 23, 2010 at 10:00 am - 12:00 pm (Noon)

Contact: Richelle Kotler

Email: info@alzheimercalgary.com

WebSite: www.AlzheimerCalgary.com

Do you know someone affected by Alzheimer’s disease or a related

dementia? Attend this free information forum to learn more about the

resources available, what you can do now, and what you need to do next.

Come, listen and learn from the following speakers:

Family Support Coordinator from the Alzheimer Society of Calgary

Safeway pharmacist

Office of the Public Guardian

Office of the Public Trustee

A person living with Alzheimer’s disease

Woman’s Wisdom and Wealth

Location: Calgary Winter Club

When: Sunday, January 24, 2010 at 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Contact: Jennifer

Email: rsvp@cidel.com

Website: www.WomenMovingWomen.ca

Join us for a brunch and workshop series designed to help you make the

important decisions that will shape your financial future.

Who: Women of all Ages

Workshops include Values, Financial Planning, Risk Management and

Family Law.

Tickets are $50 and include brunch and all 4 workshops

All Ticket sale profits will go to the Canadian Women’s foundation’s

Women Moving Women Campaign to move low income women out

of poverty.

Please RSVP by January 19th to rsvp@cidel.com

The Reel Fun Film Festival

Location: Various Locations, visit www.reelfunfilmfest.com for details

When: Monday, February 15, 2010 to Monday, February 22, 2010 at

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

In February 2010, Calgary families will be treated to 7 days of international

family films at the 4th annual Reel Fun Film Festival (RFFF).

Unique to Western Canada, RFFF’s ‘family event’ showcases award

winning feature presentations, thought provoking documentaries and

animated films, that will engage and excite children of all ages.

On Family Day, come to our RFFF “Open House Celebration” at the

newly opened Cardel Theatre. Come and watch films and experience

some of our interactive activities hosted by film professionals from our

Alberta film industry. There will be lots of fun, film and celebration.

For complete information, visit www.ReelFunFilmFest.com.

Ultimate Networking Event

Location: BMO Center Stampede park

When: Wednesday, March 17, 2010 at 2:00 pm

Contact Number: 1-866-777-9496

Email: info@UltimateNetworkingEvent.com

WebSite: www.UltimateNetworkingEvent.com

The ULTIMATE NETWORKING EVENT

Tickets: Early Bird tickets are available now for a limited time $49.99

(Regular Price $99.99)

VIP Tickets and Exhibitor space also available

Calgary Community Calendar

*Ask about participating in our Business Cardwall.

Come and meet new business prospects!

Get the word out about your business!

Meet strategic partners and alliances!

It is anticipated that this will be the biggest networking event to ever

hit Calgary. Thus far we have more than 150 tickets sold and we are

still several months before the event. We are confident this event will

sell out quickly. Sponsorships, Group discounts and exhibitor space

is still available. Call 1-866-777-9496 to get involved today and be

prepared to take your business to the next level!

www.UltimateNetworkingEvent.com.

FHNB FASHION & ACCESSORY EXPOSE

Location: BMO Centre Stampede Park

When: Saturday, March 20, 2010 at Noon

Contact: Sharon Cornwall

Contact Number: 403-277-9527

Email: sharon@fashionhasnoborders.com

WebSite: www.FashionHasNoBorders.com

Fashion Has No Borders is one of the largest fashion forward, beauty

and wellness events in Western Canada and it is coming to Calgary, AB

this spring. There are going to be runway shows, College Forum, College

Runway Shows, shopping, makeovers, live music, dance and fashion,

health and beauty exhibitions.

FASHION & ACCESSORY EXPOSE will offer a unique opportunity to

discover and purchase the hottest in fashion, beauty, wellness products,

etc while enjoying a whole new type of shopping experience under one

roof - There will be over 275 fashion, hair, beauty and other industries

that will exhibit to 10,000+ attendees.

FHNB EVERY WOMAN COMPETITION

Location: BMO Centre Stampede Park

When: Saturday, March 20, 2010 at 9:00 am - 9:00

am

Contact: Susan

Email: susan@fashionhasnoborders.com

WebSite: http://EveryWoman.FashionHasNoBorders.com

The Fashion Has No Borders Fashion and Accessory

Expose will be searching Alberta for the next three

months to find ten women who exude inner beauty,

personal style and achievement. These women will

have an opportunity to express their individuality

during the Fashion Has No Borders Runway Show.

Mothers, brothers and sisters, husbands, best friends

and anyone else can submit entries online or by

mail, nominating a special someone in their life who

embodies all these things. Women can nominate

themselves or be nominated by another person

through the following channels: Ten women will win

a chance-of-a-lifetime opportunity to model clothes

in the FHNB Every Woman Fashion Show T. One

woman will walk away with a one year contract with

Ben Barry Agency Inc. The Winner will have the

opportunity to express her individuality during the

Fashion Has No Borders runway shows.

De-escalating Potentially Violent Situations

Location: Calgary, AB

When: Thursday, February 18, 2010 to Saturday, February 20, 2010 at

9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Contact: Steven Brown

Contact Number: Toll Free: (877)-353-3205

Email: info@ctrinstitute.com

WebSite: www.ctrinstitute.com

For those who work in an environment where there is potential for

violence, it is important to develop the skills needed to defuse dangerous

situations. This workshop is designed to teach people to de-escalate

potentially violent situations through assertiveness and interpersonal

communication. The course will explore how anger and violence

interplay, including opportunities for self assessment of personal styles.

Participants will leave the workshop with a clear understanding of how

to assess the potential for violence and respond with a diverse set of

interpersonal tools and strategies designed to defuse potentially violent

situations.

Earth Hour

This Event Is Out Of Town

Location: Downtown Toronto

When: Saturday, March 27, 2010 at 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Contact: Cindy Paulus. Project Manager, Public Mobilization Events

Email: cpaulus@wwfcanada.org

WebSite: wwf.ca

Earth Hour is a global event organized by WWF (World Wide Fund for

Nature, also known as World Wildlife Fund) and is held on the last

Saturday of March annually, asking households and businesses to turn

off their non-essential lights and other electrical appliances for one hour

to raise awareness towards the need to take action on climate change.

Maxwell Canyon Creek 403-278-8899

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