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PAGE 2 YOUR NEWSPAPER JANUARY 2010
WINTER ADDS WOES
(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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START THE NEW
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.
Here are a few tips to get you off on the
• Begin your journey to a healthy you
by getting your cholesterol levels
checked. Knowledge is power.
• Make easy changes to your diet,
such as lowering saturated fats and
cholesterol and increasing your intake
of soluble fibre. Consider taking
Metamucil, a 100% naturally
sourced psyllium fibre.
• 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.
More information on lowering your
cholesterol and tips to achieve a
healthy you can be found online at
JANUARY 2010 YOUR NEWSPAPER PAGE 3
Check out page 12 for more delicious recipes
1 lb (500g) skinless boneless chicken
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
1/4 tsp (1mL) salt
1 tbsp (15mL) vegetable oil
1/2 cup (125mL) chopped coriander
1 tbsp (15mL) lime juice
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
All You Need:
• 1 cup (250 mL) each chopped onion,
celery and carrots
• 1 can (14 fl oz/398 mL) diced tomatoes
• 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
• 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
Makes 8 servings.
• 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
Makes 4 servings
Toast with Maple
squeeze lemon juice
1/2 (125mL) cup water
1/3 cup (75mL) maple syrup
1/4 tsp (1mL) cinnamon
1 cup (250mL) Almond Fresh, original or
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
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
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
The distorted image caused quite the uproar, with
spokespeople for Ralph Lauren quickly issuing
“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
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
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
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
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
5. Something old…something
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
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
LEARNING TO DRIVE
GETS TECH SAVVY FOR
(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
“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
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
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
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
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
“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.
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
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
(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
only an immediate concern but it's important for
children to know the role wealth will play in their
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
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
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
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
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
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
1- Course with pluses and minuses
6- Not any
15- Calculus calculation
16- Verdi opera
17- Expression of praise
20- Compass pt.
22- Title of reverence for God
24- Quartz grains
25- Not “fer”
26- Having lobes
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
40- Actor Estrada
42- Not subject to rent
44- Next after the third
46- Mil. leaders
47- Second man on the moon
50- “Ol’ Man River” composer
51- Bear lair
54- Actress Petty
58- Biblical birthright seller
59- Raised platform
60- Japanese gateway
61- Goes down
62- “___ quam videri” (North
1- Clublike weapon
4- With it
5- Salt of sulfuric acid
7- Ancient Athens’s Temple of ___
8- Cartoon dog
9- Turkish saber
11- Legal claim
12- Brain wave
13- Former French colony of
18- Actress Skye
23- Become an ex-parrot?
24- The Archer
25- More or less vertical
26- Pertaining to the moon
27- ___ Mio
29- Free laces, say
31- Take as one’s own
32- Film composer Stevens
37- Sing for
43- Law enforcement agency
44- Frond plant
46- Farm birds
47- Some are pale
48- Come up short
50- “Charlie’s Angels” angel
52- Pinza of “South Pacific”
53- Singer Sedaka
56- ___ Kapital
57- Bagel topper
Answers on page 14
Crossword puzzles provided by
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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.”
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
(NC)—Clearing the driveway after a winter
storm can be quite a workout — especially
when you consider that a single shovelful of
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
Here are the most common
• 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
For more information on the Lift Light, Shovel
Right program, which features an educational
brochure and poster, go to www.chiropractic.
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
of CO exposure such as
headaches, nausea, dizziness,
burning eyes, confusion,
even loss of consciousness;
• You notice a sharp penetrating
odour or smell of
gas when your furnace or
other fuel-burning appliance
• The air feels stale or
• The pilot light of your
gas furnace or other fuelburning
• Chalky, white powder
forms on the chimney/
exhaust vent pipe or soot
builds up around the exhaust
• Excessive moisture
forms on windows and
• The alarm of a carbon
Information on where to
find a qualified contractor
in your area can be
found on the website of
Refrigeration and Air
Conditioning Institute of
Canada at www.hrai.ca,
or toll-free at:
Radon Health Risks
(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
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
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
THEIR MONEY ON
(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
Heading South? Before you Check
in, Check out These Travel Tips
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,
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,
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
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.
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 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 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
can be started just
a couple of days prior to
your vacation. More information
is available at
• 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
• Think about what activities
you'll be doing
and make a list of the
clothes, shoes and accessories
while you're there. Also
consider packing a
small first aid kit including
medication, and insectrepellent
DEET to ward off
• Empty the fridge and
cupboards of perishable
• 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
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.
PAGE 12 YOUR NEWSPAPER JANUARY 2010
Check out page 4 for more delicious recipes
Italian Sausage, Red
Pepper and Mushroom
1 lb (500 g) hot Italian sausage
1 lb (500 g) rigatoni, penne or corkscrew
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
1. In skillet, cook sausage over medium
heat until no longer pink in centre, 15
to 20 minutes. Drain well; cut into thin
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
Breakfast Boost Smoothie Ingredients:
1 cup apple juice
1/4 cup Kellogg's All-Bran Buds (natural
2 cups mixed berries (or your favourite
fruit), fresh or frozen
1 cup natural yogurt
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
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
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
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
1 tablespoon (15 mL) canola oil
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
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
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
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
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
• 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
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
Tech Toys Taking Over
(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’
to enhance what
they do offline, and
what they do offline
to enhance online
play in an unbroken
the connected play
of social interaction
with friends and
promotes a healthy
love for exploration.
PAGE 14 YOUR NEWSPAPER JANUARY 2010
Tips and Trends
Dos And Don’ts To
Help Stay Active
• 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
• 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.
(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
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
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.
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
For more information, go to www.cra.gc.ca/donors or call
• 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.
• 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
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
Review financial information filed with the Canada Revenue
• 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
• 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.
1. Foreign Policy
2. Party line
3. Covered Wagon
4. Back to the Future
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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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
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
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
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
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
Please RSVP by January 19th to firstname.lastname@example.org
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
The ULTIMATE NETWORKING EVENT
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VIP Tickets and Exhibitor space also available
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It is anticipated that this will be the biggest networking event to ever
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is still available. Call 1-866-777-9496 to get involved today and be
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FHNB FASHION & ACCESSORY EXPOSE
Location: BMO Centre Stampede Park
When: Saturday, March 20, 2010 at Noon
Contact: Sharon Cornwall
Contact Number: 403-277-9527
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
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
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
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
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.
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