Claim Tax Credit With A 2022 Ontario Staycation

Ben Hamill - January 04, 2022

Ontarians who support local tourism by enjoying staycations within the province between January 1 and December 31 2022 can claim a tax credit. The provincial government’s staycation tax credit offers a 20% return on accommodation ex...Read More

No More Elephant Rides At Accredited Canadian Zoos

Ben Hamill - December 29, 2021

Elephant rides at Canada’s accredited zoos have become a thing of the past. The country’s zoo certification body made the move to ban the rides at all facilities that it has accredited. The decision was welcomed by animal welf...Read More

Shopping Habits Are Key To Climate Change

Ben Hamill - November 16, 2021

It is common to hear anxious calls for governments to make changes in the fight against climate change. But, according to a sustainable design expert, the real key to preventing climate change lies in the hands of the average person. In a...Read More

Ford Pushes Ontario As Electric Car Future

Ben Hamill - November 13, 2021

Premier Doug Ford has a plan, and it involves turning Ontario into the future of electric car manufacture. His goal is to lure manufacturers to the southern part of the province, declaring that the site will soon be a global hub. But he d...Read More

Post-Lockdown Anxiety Poses Problems

Ben Hamill - July 09, 2021

As provinces around Canada are rushing to re-open and lift as many restrictions as possible, some citizens are feeling apprehensive about finally being able to venture out. What once seemed like easy tasks, such as going into a coffee sho...Read More

Canada Facing A Shortage Of Boba

Ben Hamill - April 27, 2021

Of all of the difficulties that the world has faced since the start of the global health crisis, Canada’s shortage of tapioca pearls was certainly not one at the front of people’s minds. However, the Taiwanese export, also kno...Read More

Research Shows The Canadian Dream Is Fading

Ben Hamill - February 15, 2021

It’s becoming increasingly more difficult to realise the ideal of improving your material well-being for the sake of giving your children a better shot at success than you had, new research seems to suggest. This means it’s be...Read More

Verley Calls Out Nyx Dream Catcher Video

Ben Hamill - October 20, 2020

The message from Canada’s Drag Race queen Ilona Verley is clear; Indigenous cultures aren’t costumes and should be respected as such. Verley and several others were recently seen calling out Nyx Professional Makeup for cultura...Read More

Facebook QAnon Ban Left Too Late

Ben Hamill - October 13, 2020

Facebook’s recent announcement regarding its planned removal of any accounts associated with or affiliated to conspiracy theory QAnon is necessary and welcome – but at the same time also a case of too little, too late, say exp...Read More

Ad Boycotts Will Hurt Companies – Not Facebook

Ben Hamill - July 04, 2020

Smaller businesses and companies pulling their ads from Facebook in support of a cause, even for a month, is tantamount to someone cutting off their own nose in an attempt to spite their face. This according to several business analysts o...Read More

Why Lying When Dating Is A Bad Idea

Ben Hamill - January 24, 2020

We’re all familiar with “white lies” and whilst its true that the majority of us do not see anything wrong with saying, “I’m fine” when we’re actually not, or telling a fib as to why we’re l...Read More

Why A Sincere Compliment Goes Both Ways

Ben Hamill - January 24, 2020

Receiving a sincere compliment does wonders not only for the soul and for a feeling of being connected to those around us but it also infiltrates every aspect of , including our level of performance at work, to name but one example. The t...Read More

Why A Booze-Free January Isn’t A Bad Idea

Ben Hamill - January 06, 2020

We aren’t exactly famous for being a people terribly fond of complete abstinence. Especially not when abstinence refers to having to abstain from the occasional drink. If truth be told, booze connects us in a variety...Read More

Alberta Makes An Impact In Ghostbusters Trailer

Ben Hamill - January 02, 2020

Canadians; and especially those living in Alberta; have been taking to Twitter for days on end and saying their piece about having immediately recognised those terribly telling “big Alberta skies and wheat fields” ...Read More

Why You Need To Keep Tabs On Browser Tabs

Ben Hamill - January 01, 2020

Time –sucks. Don’t you just love to hate ’em? And as far as prominent usurpers of available time go, multiple open browser tabs are the bomb. In a very uncool “da bomb” kind of way, of course. The “state of...Read More

Glassdoor Ranks Microsoft As Top Employer

Ben Hamill - December 31, 2019

At the end of each year, career website Glassdoor lets the cat out the bag about which companies are the best ones to work for, as nominated by the folks who actually work or used to work for those businesses. The fact...Read More

Nova Scotia To Ban Flavoured Vape Juice

Ben Hamill - December 18, 2019

Nova Scotia’s decision to ban all sales of flavoured e-cigarettes and flavoured vaping juices is rooted in its attempt to reduce youth smoking rates. This is according to Health Minister Randy Delorey. The changes to...Read More

Christmas Traditions In Canada

Ben Hamill - December 17, 2019

Colonists, immigrants, and first nation peoples have all played a role in shaping Canada’s many Christmas traditions. Some are religious, some are not, but they all help to make the holiday season what it is. This is...Read More

2019 Word Of The Year Revealed

Ben Hamill - December 16, 2019

Most of us have probably played a variation of the game in which we need to use one word to describe something. takes it to the next level every year, when the website selects the one word that best desc...Read More

Festive Foodie Christmas Gift Ideas

Ben Hamill - December 13, 2019

High prices, a crush of frantic shoppers, and a lack of inspiration can turn Christmas shopping into an unbelievably stressful experience. Why not escape all that this festive season by giving fabulous foodie gifts to ...Read More

Canadians Are Dead-Set On Living Healthy

Ben Hamill - December 09, 2019

Canadians are more now than ever before particularly concerned about the state of their health. This is according to a report on consumer trends compiled by BDC, a local bank famously dedicated to entrepreneurs. A stud...Read More

Why Intentions Are The New Goals

Ben Hamill - December 08, 2019

It was South Africa’s Desmond Tutu who famously quoted 1921 Detroit Superintendent of Schools Frank Cody when he said, “there is only one way to eat an elephant: one bite at a time”. Cody during his orig...Read More

Masculinity The Public Enemy To Eating Clean

Ben Hamill - November 27, 2019

Meat is meat and man must eat. Or so the old (out dated) saying goes. But out dated or not, men all over the world are for whatever reason or more, despite the harrowing and absolutely gruelling cost to the environment, opting in on pl...Read More