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We should all be eating seaweed every day

It’s probably fair to say that for lots of people reading this, seaweed isn’t a regular staple of their diet. While it’s consumed around the world in many coastal cities and particularly in Asian cuisine, many of us wouldn’t ordinarily come across seaweed in food except when it’s used to wrap up sushi rolls or flavour rice crackers. But we …

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Watermelon: Health Benefits

Despite popular belief that watermelon is made up of only water and sugar, watermelon is actually considered a nutrient dense food, a food that provides a high amount of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants for a low amount of calories. Possible health benefits of watermelon Consuming fruits and vegetables of all kinds has long been associated with a reduced risk of …

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The Price of Public Health Care Insurance

Canadians often misunderstand the true cost of our public health care system. This occurs partly because Canadians do not incur direct expenses for their use of health care, and partly because Canadians cannot readily determine the value of their contribution to public health care insurance. In 2015, the estimated average payment for public health care insurance ranges from $3,789 to …

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Your family’s largest expense may surprise you

If you asked average Canadian families what their largest expense is, many would probably say housing. And you can’t blame them. Mortgage and rental payments are a painful monthly reminder of how much we pay for this basic necessity. But what if we told you that the average family’s largest expense is, in fact, taxes? When we say taxes, we …

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5 new traffic laws Ontario drivers need to know

The province of Ontario will introduce a new set of traffic laws today as part of its efforts to make driving safer in the province. The “Making Ontario Roads Safer Act”, or Bill 31, was approved unanimously in June and will come into effect Sept. 1—meaning some new rules for drivers and, in many cases, heavier penalties for breaking them. …

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Ontario New Road Rules

NEW ONTARIO ROAD RULES TO COME INTO EFFECT THIS FALL Distracted driving penalties, cyclist safety, and the safety of the drivers and occupants of roadside emergency vehicles among some of the new changes expected to come into effect in the coming months. New Ontario driving laws and penalties Once the new Act comes into effect, drivers can expect: Increased fines …

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Sri Lanka develops rainfall forecasting device

Scientists in Sri Lanka have developed mobile weather stations capable of capturing and transmitting near real-time rainfall data. Equipped with atomic clocks for precise time and date readings the devices log on to global positioning satellites (GPS) automatically. The devices are based on open-source technology and rely on local materials. At US$250, they are far cheaper than standard, WHO-certified versions …

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President orders halt to deforestation in Wilpattu

President Maithripala Sirisena has ordered an immediate halt to deforestation and proposing land lots near the Wilpattu National Park, the Presidential Media Division said. He has instructed relevant authorities to implement the law against any person responsible for such illegal acts while the Secretary to the Ministry of Environment has also been instructed to take necessary action in this regard. …

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