Teaching your kids about Budgeting using Halloween Candy Do you remember the thrill and excitement of dumping out your candy on your floor after a night of running around the neighbourhood? I loved sorting the candy and deciding which candies to eat immediately and which to save for later. Would
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According to Environment Canada, hot water tanks account for 14 per cent of home energy use. Only home heating uses more energy. Lowering the setting of your hot water heater from 60 °C to 49 °C will reduce your heating bill, but some of this saving may be offset by
#FinancialFridays: The Canada Recovery Benefit (CRB) will expire October 23rd and will be replaced by the Canada Worker Lockdown Benefit.
The Canada Recovery Benefit (CRB) will expire on October 23rd and will be replaced by a new targeted benefit known as the Canada Worker Lockdown Benefit that will run until May 7, 2022 (retroactive to October 24, 2021).The “Lockdown Benefit” will be for those whose work is directly impacted by
#FinancialFridays: A recent survey reveals that mental health and financial worries are deeply connected. Learn more here.
For many people, their mental health can be deeply impacted by financial concerns. A recent article by the Financial Post explores the connection of mental health challenges to income, housing and employment insecurity which for many has been made worse by the effects of the pandemic. A survey by Credit
This is an important piece of information that many people don’t know. When you sign up for a bank account, in the contract it will outline that banks have the “right to offset”. This means that if you have both a bank account (ie. Chequing or savings) and a debt
Nookomis Gitche Name’ Kwe – Grandmother Sturgeon has arrived at her forever resting spot at the Gitche Namewikwedong Reconciliation Garden at Kelso Beach Park in Owen Sound. She is breathtaking. A big thank you goes out to artist Kathryn Corbiere, the Reconciliation Garden Committee and all of our community partners
An update from Bruce Peninsula Safe Communities Committee The Grey Bruce Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) are reporting a 69% decrease in stunt driving throughout their jurisdiction. On Highway 6, Wiarton north to Tobermory, there has been an 85.5% decrease in stunt driving charges. There has also been a decrease this
Ready to make some positive changes in your life? Our “Turning Over Stones” brochure includes useful resources on local supports.
Looking to make some positive changes in your life? Our “Turning Over Stones” brochure contains useful information relating to local utility assistance, home repairs and energy programs, financial literacy, support for children and newcomers and more. This resource along with information on our Financial Literacy Program is available online at
For many, the time around Thanksgiving is a time to ponder all that we are thankful for but it can also be a time to give back to our community and those who are less fortunate. Donating funds or food items to a local food bank or community meal program
There are new pandemic-related changes coming to the Employment Insurance system that took effect Sunday, September 26. This is a list of a few changes. To see all criteria, visit Service Canada at https://www.canada.ca/en/services/benefits/ei.html. Eligibility In the last year, EI applicants received a one-time top-up of hours to help them qualify.