I Left The Window Down: No Excuses, No Hot Pets

“I left the window down for him…” “I wasn’t going to be gone long…” We’ve heard it all. No Excuses. No Hot Pets. There is no excuse for leaving a pet unattended in a vehicle and this summer we need the public’s help to share this important message! The Ontario SPCA, in partnership with SPCAs and Humane Societies from across Canada, are launching the 2016 No Hot Pets campaign. The campaign’s goal is to educate the public on the dangers of leaving pets unattended in vehicles during the summer months. Parked cars can quickly reach deadly temperatures, even on relatively mild days with the car parked in the shade and the windows slightly open. SHARE this message by taking the… read more

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So Much Camping Gear, So Little Time

Spending time camping outdoors is a fabulous way to build life-long memories with your family and friends. Whether you choose journey to local campgrounds with your kids or travel across the country with your friends to explore national parks, the times you spend huddled inside a tent listening to nature’s sounds will create instant memories. Making camping part of your regular outdoor living plans doesn’t have to set you back financially. Thanks to the power of Kijiji’s community, you’ll find a cornucopia of camping gear available for sale. Whether you’re looking for tents, camp stoves, or outdoor apparel, you’ll find what you seek when you explore camping gear for sale postings on Kijiji. Following are a few of the fabulous… read more

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How to Buy a Used Bike

Spring is here. You want to bike to work for environmental and health reasons. But buying a bicycle takes research. Despite cities like Toronto and Vancouver pushing public policies in support of bicycles as everyday transportation, many bike stores target hardcore sports and speed fiends instead of transit cyclists. Bike prices are high. Choices are far beyond what you would need for a daily bicycle commute. If you want to start biking to work, the best place to look for a utilitarian commuter bicycle is the online classifieds, where you’ll find many sellers with used bikes in good shape. But first you’ll need to narrow down your used bike search results. Some factors to consider are type of bicycle, bicycle size,… read more

Happy Spring!

Keep your pets safe this season: 6 Pet Spring Safety Tips

Spring seems to be finally arriving, and with it comes many potential dangers to your pets that as a pet owner, you need to know about. Here are 5 big things to look out for as the season changes to keep your pets safe. Temperatures: We’ve had a strange winter with temperatures fluctuating day by day and week by week. Before taking your pet outside, check the wind chill and watch for signs your pet is getting too cold. Melting Snow: Snow melting isn’t just about having puddles everywhere, there’s also the component of discovering what is underneath the snow. Squirrel nuts or bird feces that may have been dropped on your lawn in the fall have now had time… read more

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How to Turn a Basement into a Homey Hideaway

Whether you are looking for basement ideas for finishing your own family room, setting up an income basement apartment suite you can rent out, or setting up your own basement apartment, the challenges are the same. The basement space is one of the most challenging parts of a home to make feel inviting. They typically suffer from a lack of natural light, low ceilings, and less air flow than most would like. Luckily, there are ways to make this space not only livable, but desirable and inviting. Whether you are fully remodeling, looking for ideas to make a small basement space into a getaway, or trying to transform a basement apartment into a space that will attract a high quality… read more