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87 Percent Of Shoppers Plan To Support Canadian Retailers This Holiday Season

According to a new survey, a large majority of Canadians (87 per cent) believe it’s important to support Canadian retailers during the holiday season. More than a third of Canadians also said it’s more important to buy Canadian this year

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The Most Valuable Office Perk? It’s Not Extra Time Off Or A Gym Membership

In an effort to keep employees happy and loyal, some companies offer enviable extra perks like vacation funds, extra time off, free gadgets, and on-site classes. But the Harvard Business Review reports that the office perk employees crave most isn’t

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Wish You Had More Time To Listen To Music? You’re Not Alone

As we grow older, the amount of time we spend listening to music diminishes. Interest in new music seems to peak in our early 20s. After that, we tend to cling to the music we discovered in our youth. There

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It Pays To Be Polite, Or A Least It Pays Faster

Data analysts at accounting software firm FreshBooks have declared that New Brunswick is Canada’s most polite province. Analysts scanned some 250,000 invoices from small businesses and self-employed people, looking for the words “please” and “thank you” in both English and

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The Cars People Keep For 15 Years

What’s the longest you’ve every kept a vehicle? I had a 1999 RAV 4 that lasted for 16 years, and over 400,000 km before I finally had to let it go. There’s a certain freedom in driving a car for

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The Future Of Sparks Street? Have Your Say

The city is looking for your input on the future of Sparks Street. You’re invited to share your ideas and suggestions with The Mayor. The city wants hear from residents, business owners and community associations. Mayor Jim Watson will be

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Internet Usage Among Those 65 And Up Significantly

According to new data from Statistics Canada, older Canadians represent the fastest-growing segment of internet users. Survey participants were asked if they used the internet “at least a few times during a typical month.” Data analysis revealed online activity among

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Which Of These 4 Facebook User Groups Do You Belong To?

A new study, published in the International Journal of Virtual Communities and Social Networking, confirms that Facebook could easily categorize users into four broad user types: “relationship builders,” “window shoppers,” “town criers,” and “selfies.” The study authors, from the School

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Ottawa Is One Of The World’s Preferred Destinations For Millennials

A new online ranking has determined that Ottawa is among the best places in the world to live as a student or young professional. The list, created by Nestpick, a Berlin-based online rental company, ranked Ottawa 36th globally, behind three other Canadian

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Being Dark Blue On This Map Is A Good Thing

Norwegians have more reason than ever to celebrate the International Day of Happiness. After ranking fourth for the last two years, Norway jumped three spots and displaced three-time winner Denmark to take the title of “world’s happiest country” for the

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Ottawa Is Canada’s Most Uber-friendly City – StatsCan

According to recent data from StatsCan, the sharing economy is a rapidly growing sector across the country. The report, released in late February, shows that 7% of Canadian adults have used a ride sharing service (like Uber) and 4.2% had

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Want To Know What The Future Holds? No Thanks!

How would you like to know what the future holds? If you’re like most people, you’d rather not know. In a new study of more than 2,000 adults in Germany and Spain, upwards of 90 percent of the respondents said they

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