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BDC – Rising costs hurting your business? Strategies to protect your profits – seminar June 13th

Wednesday, May 24, 2023
Join BDC’s Chief Economist Pierre Cléroux for an economic update and the results of our latest study on the impact of rising costs for Canadian entrepreneurs. continue reading

Sunlight Institute Responses to Sun Articles 319

Wednesday, May 24, 2023
Sunlight Institute Responses to Sun Articles 319   Non-alcoholic fatty Liver disease and weak bones are both associated with lack of sunlight. Regular, non-burning sun exposure is the key, so do not neglect the value of sunlight on bone health.… continue reading

The Real Relationship between Skin Cancer, Sunshine and Vitamin D

Wednesday, May 24, 2023
Published on May 23, 2023

Several studies conclude that regular, sensible, non-burning sun exposure and higher vitamin D levels are related to decreased incidence of melanoma and increased melanoma survival rates

Key Points

  • Two important distinctions about the relationship between sunshine exposure and skin cancer should be made: 1) intermittent, or sudden, drastic exposure to high intensity sunlight (resulting in sunburn) does increase the risk of skin cancer, and 2) regular, moderate, non-burning exposure to sunshine (sensible sunshine exposure) has been associated with lower risk of skin cancer
  • Moderate, non-burning sunshine exposure initiates specific repair mechanisms within skin cells, including DNA repair enzymes and the production of local vitamin D, which work to prevent damage accumulation; vitamin D synthesized in the skin has several anti-cancer properties, including roles in cell differentiation, cell death, cell adhesion, and oxidative stress, all of which can help protect against the development of cancer
  • Several studies are reviewed to demonstrate how increased, sensible sunshine exposure and increased vitamin D levels are related to decreased melanoma incidence and mortality, decreased tumor size, and improved response to melanoma treatment

The sun has gotten a bad reputation because of the association between ultraviolet (UV) exposure and skin cancers.
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CRA – The Grocery Rebate will be issued July 5, 2023

Tuesday, May 23, 2023
The Grocery Rebate will be issued July 5, 2023   On July 5, 2023, the Grocery Rebate payment will deliver $2.5 billion in financial support to approximately 11 million eligible Canadians and families. In Budget 2023, the Government of Canada introduced the Rebate as a targeted inflation relief measure to help make life more affordable for Canadians who need it most.… continue reading


Tuesday, May 23, 2023
PROVINCE PASSES AMENDMENTS TO OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY PROVISIONS   On May 17, 2023, amendments to occupational health and safety provisions of The Saskatchewan Employment Act came into force. “The amendments passed today will ensure we are building a strong culture of workplace health and safety which is critical to helping reduce workplace injuries, illnesses and fatalities,” Labour Relations and Workplace Safety Minister Don Morgan said.… continue reading

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