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Only 25 percent of sunscreens offer adequate protection, no worrisome ingredients

Friday, May 7, 2021
This year, EWG researchers rated the safety and efficacy of more than 1,800 products that advertise sun protection – including recreational sunscreens, daily-use SPF products and lip balms with SPF – and found that only 25 percent of the products reviewed offer adequate protection and do not contain worrisome ingredients like oxybenzone, a potential hormone-disrupting chemical that is readily absorbed by the body. continue reading

Your Heart Needs Sunshine – Here’s Why May is Sunshine Month

Friday, May 7, 2021
In fact, research suggests that avoidance or lack of sunshine may be a risk factor for increased blood pressure and death from heart attacks, with one study concluding that avoidance of sunshine resulted in a shorter life expectancy comparable to the shortened life expectancy of smokers! continue reading


Friday, May 7, 2021
The new Manitoba Pandemic Sick Leave program will provide employers with up to $600 per employee for up to five full days of COVID-19 related sick leave, which do not have to be taken consecutively. continue reading

May is Sunshine Month – a little history lesson

Thursday, May 6, 2021
Drought and famine spread everywhere. And then in 541, the first plague pandemic struck Pelusium, a Roman port in Egypt. Named the Plague of Justinian, it would continue until 750 or 767 and be followed by another 15 or 18 major waves of plague. continue reading

What is the minimum down payment to buy a business?

Thursday, May 6, 2021
While there’s no simple formula for calculating the “right” size of a down payment, Jade Hipson, Senior Account Manager at BDC says it’s important to show you have some skin in the game. continue reading

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