Canada Summer

Too Little Sunshine Can Take A Toll On Your Health, Too

Dr. Reinhold Vieth | Posted 09.26.2016 | Canada Living
Dr. Reinhold Vieth

Throughout this beautiful summer, now nearing its end, we have heard a lot of warnings about the UV index, and have been told to stay out of the sun. So, am I confusing people by saying that avoiding sunshine could hurt you?

Pro-Mountain Biker Hans Rey Gives Back To The Community

Tiffany Leigh | Posted 09.12.2016 | Canada
Tiffany Leigh

Crankworx is considered "the Superbowl of mountain biking"; it appeals to adrenaline addicts and it "brings the mountain biking world together in a to...

How I've Come To Love 'The Chalet,' Despite The Hummingbirds

Meredith Fowke | Posted 08.25.2016 | Canada Living
Meredith Fowke

After spending most of my adult life faking the joy, I finally understood the appeal of the chalet. The reasons were manifold I think. But while my newfound enthusiasm is as genuine as any Canadian's, there are still a few things that give me away as an amateur.

What's The Best Way To Deal With West Nile Virus?

Jason Tetro | Posted 08.15.2016 | Canada Living
Jason Tetro

There are many welcome hallmarks to summer, such as the longer days and pleasant temperatures. Yet, summer also brings unwanted risks like damaging storms, oppressive heat waves, forest fires, and drought. One of the least favoured recurrences is the rise in mosquito populations and the potential for West Nile Virus infection.

Is Your Landlord Responsible For Keeping You Cool?

YPNextHome | Posted 08.12.2016 | Canada Living
YPNextHome

It's hot. It's not just hot, it's very hot. It's a mid-summer heat wave and it's relentless. And when it gets this hot, many people start to ask whether the landlord has an obligation to keep residents cool. Is there a maximum permitted temperature in apartment buildings and rental homes?

Keeping Your Dog Cool On Hot Summer Days

Get Leashed Magazine | Posted 08.11.2016 | Canada Living
Get Leashed Magazine

It happens every year, and it's happening to us right now. Each summer Canada finds itself in the grips of a heat wave that makes everyone forget just how miserable the weather here is in all but three or four months. That's bad for people, sure, but it's really bad for dogs.

Plan Ahead Before Partying With Your Professional Contacts

Reggie Ramone | Posted 08.02.2016 | Canada Living
Reggie Ramone

One of the first suggestions I would make for those looking to have full recollection while out networking with a drink in hand: you need to understand how much your body can handle. You need to understand how much of this potent yet delicious stuff can sit in your body.

There Is A Reason Summer Drivers Get Into More Collisions

Anne Marie Thomas | Posted 07.29.2016 | Canada Living
Anne Marie Thomas

It's the most wonderful time of the year for motorists -- or so you would think. Despite not having to deal with snow or ice on our roads, there's actually a spike of driving tickets and a rise in collisions in July, August and September.

Celebrating The Summer Of Chardonnay

Tiffany Leigh | Posted 07.28.2016 | Canada Travel
Tiffany Leigh

Each year on a hot July weekend, the International Cool Climate Chardonnay Celebration, aka i4C in Niagara-on-the-Lake, hosts over 60 different winemakers from countries all over the world to allow attendees to "tour the world in a glass". It's a gathering of the minds, an opportunity to chat intimately with sommeliers and winemakers about their passion for crafting chardonnay. So what did this year have in store?

How To Practice Sun Safety And Protect Your Skin

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre | Posted 07.26.2016 | Canada Living
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

The sun. It's a beautiful thing, and when it's shining, the streets, parks and beaches get really busy. The city comes alive! But it's not all good. The sun can burn! And, a history of sunburns increases the risk of skin cancer, including melanomas. Sun exposure can also cause wrinkles, dry skin and age spots.

Your Summer Vacation Bag, Packed!

Posted 07.26.2016 | Canada Living

From toilet paper to pain medication, here are six travel essentials that any sensible adventurer should carry.

Summer On A Shoestring: 5 Outdoor Staycations In Ontario

Jeff Novak | Posted 07.21.2016 | Canada Travel
Jeff Novak

If a holiday abroad isn't on the cards for you this summer, don't worry. There are plenty of ways to make your Ontario staycation fun without breaking the bank. From sunbathing on Toronto Islands to camping in Algonquin Park, here are our five best ways to enjoy the province on a budget this summer.

20 Drink Recipes You'll Need This Summer

BiteMeMore.com | Posted 07.21.2016 | Canada Living
BiteMeMore.com

Want to be your very own backyard bartender? From sangria and slushies to mojitos and margaritas, we've got you covered with all the best summer drinks. Armed with these simple, thirst-quenching recipes and a few terrific tips, get ready to beat the heat and make a huge splash this season.

The Best Places To Visit In London This Summer

travelcuts | Posted 07.20.2016 | Canada Travel
travelcuts

Thinking about touching down in London town this summer? With vivacious festivals, tons of outdoor attractions and the city playing host to Europe's biggest street party, there has never been a better time to venture to the capital city.

How To Stay Healthy Over The Summer

Jane Dummer | Posted 07.19.2016 | Canada Living
Jane Dummer

We wait all year for long summer days filled with BBQs, pool parties, cottage weekends and food festivals. But these endless social events can have you overindulging in food and drink more than any other time of year. So how can you stay healthy over the summer? We asked our experts for their advice.

Avoid These Summer Sweets For The Sake Of Your Teeth

Anaida Deti | Posted 07.18.2016 | Canada
Anaida Deti

With Summer in full gear, it's easy to fall into the sugary trap of so-called 'healthy' cool-down treats. You'd be surprised at how quickly your sugar...

5 Tricks For A Highly Organized, Super Relaxing Summer

Allison Weigensberg | Posted 07.18.2016 | Canada Living
Allison Weigensberg

I'm definitely one of those people that is way more relaxed when my space is clean and organized. In fact, it's the only way I can actually keep my sanity when things get super busy. Here are some of my favourite summer organizing tips that will help keep you feeling like you can conquer this summer, too.

20 Of The Best Beaches In Canada

The Huffington Post Canada | Bria John | Posted 07.21.2016 | Canada Living

Yes, Canada does have beaches. And they're downright beautiful.

Summer Jobs Build Money Smarts

Cairine Wilson, CPA Canada | Posted 07.14.2016 | Canada Parents
Cairine Wilson, CPA Canada

That initial job can also serve as an ideal springboard to talk money management with your kids and help strengthen their financial knowledge.

14 Ways To Enjoy The Cottage (When You Don't Have Access To One)

Jen Lawrence | Posted 07.12.2016 | Canada Living
Jen Lawrence

Scrolling through Facebook and singing the everybody-is-at-the-cottage-but-me blues? If for you, summer is a noun, not a verb, you may be feeling a bit deprived, but here are 14 ways to get the cottage experience without having access to a cottage.

What To Eat In The Heat

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre | Posted 07.08.2016 | Canada Living
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

This heat makes me want to find the nearest lake and jump right in. Or lay under a shady tree with a sprinkler near by. Registered dietitian Daphna Steinberg says the hot weather is no reason not to enjoy good food. Daphna and her colleague Katherine Vandenbussche, registered dietitian, have a few tips for eating in the heat:

How To Maintain Your Budget While On Vacation

Jeffrey Schwartz | Posted 07.06.2016 | Canada Travel
Jeffrey Schwartz

Although the fluctuating loonie may be annoying, you better believe there are a variety of ways to enjoy your summer vacation this year whether you are travelling to the U.S., Canada or outside of North America. You can save yourself from a lot of financial headache by creating a game plan before you go on vacation.

A Weekend In Okanagan Wine Country

Vitamin Daily | Posted 07.05.2016 | Canada Travel
Vitamin Daily

We took time out of our busy schedules and escaped the 9 to 5 life for a bit more than just happy hour in the South Okanagan. With wineries a plenty in the South Okanagan region, there is no lack of aperitifs to choose from, thus, we did some narrowing down.

Summer Beach Bag Essentials

Posted 07.04.2016 | Canada Living

Seven things you need for guaranteed summer fun, from the all-important sunblock to products that help your legs look radiant.

These Were The Songs Of Summer For My Generation

Linda Simpson | Posted 06.30.2016 | Canada Living
Linda Simpson

The year 1962 was my first coming of age summer. After months of anticipation, I was a teenager. No longer confined to listening to my older sister and brother's music, I had my own little 45 rpm record player. It was pink and grey and had a permanent place on the floor beside my bed.