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The Home Depot Canada FREE Workshops: Do-It-Yourself Workshops – How to Insulate

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has a new list of FREE workshops for do-it-yourselfers of all ages and experience levels that are going on January, 2018! You have to register in advance to be able to attend these , the registration dates are shown beside each workshop. 

This is a reminder to book for the

Do-It-Yourself Workshops:

  • Sunday, January 14, 2018 – 01:00 PM to 02:00 PM: How to Insulate. We’ve got a workshop that will teach you how to insulate attics and crawlspaces. Sealing air leaks, weather stripping doors and windows, and installing door sweeps are also covered. (Registration closes Jan 07, 2018)

To book your slot at a workshop, contact your local Home Depot location. You have to register in advance to be able to attend these FREE Workshops.

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Click here to view The Home Depot flyers


Cineplex Canada Family Favourites NEW 🔥 Schedule For January, February & March, Watch a Film for Only $2.99

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Cineplex Canada has released their  for January, February & March, 2018. Join Cineplex on Saturday mornings at 11am for Cineplex Family Favourites. Watch a family favourite film each week for only $2.99. A portion of the proceeds goes towards supporting WE Charity. It’s a fun and affordable way to enjoy the weekend with your family.

Here’s a list of the upcoming weekly movies line-up at for only $2.99:

January 2018:

  • Saturday January 13, 2018: Spider-Man: Homecoming
  • Saturday January 20, 2018: The Emoji Movie
  • Saturday January 27, 2018: The Lego Ninjago Movie

February 2018:

  • Saturday February 3, 2018: Sing
  • Saturday February 10, 2018: Minions
  • Saturday February 17, 2018: My Little Pony: The Movie
  • Saturday February 24, 2018: Wonder

March 2018:

  • Saturday March 3, 2018: Trolls
  • Saturday March 10, 2018: Fantastic Mr. Fox
  • Saturday March 17, 2018: Shrek
  • Saturday March 24, 2018: Space Jam
  • Saturday March 31, 2018: Hop


The Home Depot Canada FREE Workshops: Do-It-Yourself Workshops –  Create a Wooden Doormat

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has a new list of FREE workshops for do-it-yourselfers of all ages and experience levels that are going on January, 2018! You have to register in advance to be able to attend these , the registration dates are shown beside each workshop. 

This is a reminder to book for the

Do-It-Yourself Workshops:

  • Saturday, January 13, 2018 – 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM: Create a Wooden Doormat. We’ve got a workshop that will teach participants how to create a wooden doormat by measuring and cutting wooden balusters and rope. Painting and staining options for the doormat will also be discussed. (Registration closes Jan 06, 2018)

To book your slot at a workshop, contact your local Home Depot location. You have to register in advance to be able to attend these FREE Workshops.

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Click here to view The Home Depot flyers


Some Tim Hortons Locations in Ontario Cut Benefits and No Longer Pay for Employee Lunch or Health Benefits *Read Full Letter Here*

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Some Tim Horton’s sent out a letter to its employees letting them know and sign that they have read and understood the changes to their pay system / incentive program.

Before you read this letter, please keep in mind that Daniel Schwartz the CEO of Tim Hortons made $6,173,993 in total compensation in 2016. Also note that most Tim Hortons small business owners make a net profit (after taxes, salaries, expenses etc. are paid) of roughly over $300,000 on each location they run.

Click here to read the full letter. Here is what the letter said:

DEAR TEAM MEMBERS:

It is with great regret that Ron Joyce Jr. Enterprises (Tim Hortons) finds it necessary to make the following changes to our incentive programs, paid breaks, and policies.

These changes are due to the increase of wages to $14.00 minimum wage on January 1, 2018, then $15.00 per hour on January 1, 2019, as well as the lack of assistance and financial help from our Head Office and from the Government. The decisions of the following are the results of intense discussions with management and numerous small business owners in our area and other franchise owners.

Breaks will no longer be paid. A 9 hour shift will be paid for 8 hours and 20 minutes: 8 hour shift will be paid for 7 hours and 30 minutes: 7 hour shift will be paid for 6 hours and 30 minutes: 6 hour shift will be paid for 5 hours and 30 minutes: 5 hour shift will be paid fir 4 hours and 45 minutes: 4 hour shift will nee paid for 3 hours and 45 minutes: 3 hour shift will be paid for 2 hours and 45 minutes.

The incentives of working on your birthday and the day off with pay after six months of not calling in are cancelled.

The incentives of receiving bonus’ for covering shifts when called on days off and a day of pay for death in immediate family will continue.

Dental and Health Benefits will continue, but members will be required to cover the cost of the benefits by the following.

Over 5 years of employment will pay 50% of the cost of their benefits.

Employees with 6 months up to 5 years will pay 75% of their benefits cost.

Any employee may cancel their benefits if they wish. Please let us know as soon as possible.

We apologize for these changes. Once the costs of the future are better known we may bring back some or all of the benefits we have had to remove. All the above will become effective January 1, 2018.

Click here to read the full letter.


Apple Apologizes Over Slowing Down Products & Offers Reduced Battery Prices


Apple Canada has issued an official apology to their customers after officially admitting to have intentionally slowed down some of their older models of iPhones and in exchange for their apology they are also offering customers a reduced fee of out-of-warranty battery replacements for all affected models.

The statement that Apple issued offered more details about an ongoing issue which has seen the company admit to having implemented measures that made the update from iOS 10.2.1 hinder the performance of iPhone models like SE, 6, 6Plus, 6s and 6s Plus.

Apple continued in their statement that they would never “intentionally shorten the life of any Apple product, or degrade the user experience to drive customer upgrades.”

Currently, the company is contesting a power management feature that was originally introduced in the iOS 10.2.1, which came out with the iPhone 6 and 6s. The power management feature was part of an initiative to reduce the number of unexpected shutdowns that were the result of high power draws.

However, despite these claims, Apple has been on the receiving end of a number of lawsuits that claim that the company intentionally messed around with customers products to purposefully slow down older iPhone models.

In their supporting document, Apple claims that:

A chemically aged battery also becomes less capable of delivering peak energy loads, especially in a low state of charge, which may result in a device unexpectedly shutting itself down in some situations.

The power management features that Apple is discussing are ones that will be added to newer models of iPhones, regardless of their model.

Issues of slower speeds began to surface this past fall when Apple claims they began receiving reports from customers that they were witnessing slower speeds in their Apple products. The company says that initially they believed this was in part to blame for the software updates involved with the products, plus there were some minor unaddressed bugs in iOS 11, however they now believe it may be the result of chemical aging of the batteries.

To relieve the possible woes of customers, Apple has said they will make several changes, including a price for out-of-warranty iPhone battery replacements, which is being dropped from $79 to $29. This change will last from late January through to December 2018.

Apple also plans to provide additional feedback on the price drop in the future, but they say it will apply to anyone with an iPhone 6 or later whose battery requires replacing.

In addition to the reduced battery price, Apple has made the additional move to become more transparent by providing an iOS update that will include new features that give users more visibility into the health of their iPhone’s battery. This way, they say, customers will be able to clearly see whether the state of the battery is affecting performance.

We will continue to provide coverage of this topic as thing develop in the future.


The Home Depot Canada FREE Workshops: Do-It-Yourself Workshops – Open the Door to an Organized Closet

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has a new list of FREE workshops for do-it-yourselfers of all ages and experience levels that are going on January, 2018! You have to register in advance to be able to attend these , the registration dates are shown beside each workshop. 

This is a reminder to book for the

Do-It-Yourself Workshops:

  • Wednesday, January 10, 2018 – 07:00 PM to 08:00 PM: Open the Door to an Organized Closet: learn how to select and install a closet kit. Participants will learn basic information on organizing personal items, choosing closet storage systems, and installing ClosetMaid Closet Storage Systems.  (Registration closes Jan 03, 2018)

To book your slot at a workshop, contact your local Home Depot location. You have to register in advance to be able to attend these FREE Workshops.

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Click here to view The Home Depot flyers


Canadian Freebies: FREE Garnier Whole Blends Gentle Shampoo Sample!


Get a FREE sample from the new Garnier gentle, caring blend shampoo for delicate hair and sensitive scalp now! Just fill out the Garnier simple form to get your FREE whole blends gentle shampoo sample. This promotion is valid online for a limited time only, while supplies last.

You will receive your Garnier sample within 8 weeks. Enjoy 🙂


Toys R Us Canada FREE Family Events Calendar for January & February

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Toys R Us Canada has FREE Family Events in January & February, 2018. The Toys R Us Family Events include fun make & Takes, product demos, giveaways and more.

Visit your local Toys“R”Us store to take part in the exciting promotions and activities your kids will love. All events are offered In-store only. While quantities last. Giveaways and make and takes are limit to one per child. Events recommended for children ages 4 years and up.

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Toys R Us is the ultimate destination for fun in store activities, giveaways and promotions.

Here is a preview of Toys “R” Us upcoming FREE Family events for January & February 2018:

  • Saturday, January 27th, 2018 : LEGO 20 Brick Challenge
  • Saturday, February 17th, 2018:
    • Toys”R”Us Play Day.
    • Pink Shirt Day: Bullying Awareness & Prevention
  • Saturday, February 24th, 2018: LEGO Creativity Challenge

SmartLife will post the full list of events as soon as it is published, check back later in the month for updates!

Child must be present to participate. Parental supervision required at all times. Event activities may vary by store and are subject to change. While supplies last. Limit one per customer.

Click here to view the Toys R Us flyer.

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Wish You Happy New Year 2018

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Good morning 🙂 Happy New Year! Have a promising and fulfilling New Year!


Happy New Year!

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Happy New Year! 🙂


Reminder: Starting January 1, 2018 OHIP Plus will provide 100% drug plan coverage of children and youth 24 and under

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Reminding everyone living in Ontario that starting January 1st, 2018, OHIP will start its OHIP Plus program which will come with many new benefits. Most prominently, children and youth 24 and under will get their eligible prescriptions covered by OHIP. This includes Asthma inhalers and EpiPens.


The Home Depot Canada FREE Workshops for You – January Schedule

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has a new list of FREE workshops for do-it-yourselfers of all ages and experience levels that are going on January, 2018! You have to register in advance to be able to attend these FREE Workshops, the registration dates are shown beside each workshop. The Home Depot Canada January, 2018 :

  • Do-It-Yourself Workshops:
    • Wednesday, January 10, 2018 – 07:00 PM to 08:00 PM: Open the Door to an Organized Closet: learn how to select and install a closet kit. Participants will learn basic information on organizing personal items, choosing closet storage systems, and installing ClosetMaid Closet Storage Systems.  (Registration closes Jan 03, 2018)
    • Saturday, January 13, 2018 – 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM: Create a Wooden Doormat. We’ve got a workshop that will teach participants how to create a wooden doormat by measuring and cutting wooden balusters and rope. Painting and staining options for the doormat will also be discussed. (Registration closes Jan 06, 2018)
    • Sunday, January 14, 2018 – 01:00 PM to 02:00 PM: How to Insulate. We’ve got a workshop that will teach you how to insulate attics and crawlspaces. Sealing air leaks, weather stripping doors and windows, and installing door sweeps are also covered. (Registration closes Jan 07, 2018)
    • Saturday, January 20, 2018 – 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM: How to Drywall. This workshop provides information on the techniques of installing drywall in your home. (Registration closes Jan 13, 2018)
    • Sunday, January 21, 2018 – 01:00 PM to 02:00 PM: Install Laminate Flooring: learn to measure, cut and laminate flooring. You will learn how to undercut door jambs, make tricky cuts, and lay laminate to create attractive, long-lasting floors. (Registration closes Jan 14, 2018)

To book your slot at a workshop, contact your local Home Depot location. You have to register in advance to be able to attend these FREE Workshops.

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Click here to view The Home Depot flyers


FREE Public Transport on New Year’s Eve 2017


If you’re planning on going out tomorrow for New Year’s Eve, remember that many public transport around the country will be FREE. So leave your car at home, be safe and enjoy your night!

Toronto’s TTC, GO Transit, UP Express, Brampton Transit, Hamilton Transit, Waterloo/Kitchener Transit, Mississauga MiWay, Ottawa OC Transpo, Edmonton ETS, Vancouver Region TransLink, Victoria BC Transit, Winnipeg Transit, Moncton Codiac Transpo, Halifax Transit, Société de transport de Laval, Regina Transit, Saskatoon Transit, Yellowknife Transit System and many more will be FREE!

Check each transit’s webpage for more information and schedules.

Happy New Year everyone! 🙂


Food Recall Warning: Update – HQ Fine Foods is Recalling Various Brands of Sandwich Due to Listeria Monocytogenes Contamination

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The food recall warning posted December 22, 2017 has been updated to include additional product information. This additional information was identified during the Canadian Food Inspection Agency’s (CFIA) food safety investigation.

HQ Fine Foods is recalling various brands of sandwiches from the marketplace due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Consumers should not consume the recalled products .

What you should do

Check to see if you have recalled products in your home. Recalled products should be thrown out or returned to the store where they were purchased.

If you think you became sick from consuming a recalled product, call your doctor.

Food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes may not look or smell spoiled but can still make you sick. Symptoms can include vomiting, nausea, persistent fever, muscle aches, severe headache and neck stiffness. Pregnant women, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems are particularly at risk. Although infected pregnant women may experience only mild, flu-like symptoms, the infection can lead to premature delivery, infection of the newborn or even stillbirth. In severe cases of illness, people may die.

There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of this product.


Cineplex Canada Family Favourites NEW 🔥 Schedule For January, February & March, Watch a Film for Only $2.99

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Cineplex Canada has released their  for January, February & March, 2018. Join Cineplex on Saturday mornings at 11am for Cineplex Family Favourites. Watch a family favourite film each week for only $2.99. A portion of the proceeds goes towards supporting WE Charity. It’s a fun and affordable way to enjoy the weekend with your family.

Here’s a list of the upcoming weekly movies line-up at for only $2.99:

January 2018:

  • Saturday January 13, 2018: Spider-Man: Homecoming
  • Saturday January 20, 2018: The Emoji Movie
  • Saturday January 27, 2018: The Lego Ninjago Movie

February 2018:

  • Saturday February 3, 2018: Sing
  • Saturday February 10, 2018: Minions
  • Saturday February 17, 2018: My Little Pony: The Movie
  • Saturday February 24, 2018: Wonder

March 2018:

  • Saturday March 3, 2018: Trolls
  • Saturday March 10, 2018: Fantastic Mr. Fox
  • Saturday March 17, 2018: Shrek
  • Saturday March 24, 2018: Space Jam
  • Saturday March 31, 2018: Hop


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