News/Canada/Kitchener-Waterloo

How you protect your heart (and health) heading into Daylight Saving Time

March 9, 2019

You’re probably already dreading putting your clock ahead when daylight saving time starts this Sunday and plenty of research shows that’s not without good reason. Several studies have found springing ahead comes with a slew of negative consequences, including decreased productivity and a spike in traffic accidents. A 2014 study out of the University of […]

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How to get money back for carbon pricing on your 2018 taxes

March 6, 2019

The federal government’s plan to offset the cost of its carbon tax for residents of Ontario, New Brunswick, Manitoba and Saskatchewan could be missed by people filing their 2018 taxes without professional help, tax specialists say. Lisa Gittens with H&R Block says the tax refund is being offered preemptively, before the federal carbon tax takes […]

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Research measuring cow burps could lead to dairy production with less methane

February 2, 2019

Cows emit methane. It’s long been debated which end it comes out and Christine Baes doesn’t think it’s the farts. “It is indeed the burps that cause the methane, or most of the methane,” said Baes, an associate professor in animal bioscience at the University of Guelph. Baes has been measuring those burps as part of an international research project […]

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Wiarton Willie predicts early spring, but Shubenacadie Sam has contradictory forecast

February 2, 2019

Wiarton Willie’s handlers say the prognosticating groundhog has predicted an early spring. U.S.-based Punxsutawney Phil agrees, but Nova Scotia’s Shubenacadie Sam has a completely different prediction. Ontario Premier Doug Ford was among the officials on stage when Willie’s forecast was made in Wiarton, Ont., 220 kilometres northwest of Toronto. Janice Jackson, mayor of the Town of […]

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Wiarton Willie predicts early spring, but Shubenecadie Sam has contradictory forecast

February 2, 2019

Wiarton Willie’s handlers say the prognosticating groundhog has predicted an early spring. U.S.-based Punxsutawney Phil agrees, but Nova Scotia’s Shubenacadie Sam has a completely different prediction. Ontario Premier Doug Ford was among the officials on stage when Willie’s forecast was made in Wiarton, Ont., 220 kilometres northwest of Toronto. Janice Jackson, mayor of the Town of […]

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