Bill 66 and What It Means for Workers in Ontario

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New provincial legislation has been put in place that will have an impact on Ontario’s workforce. Bill 66, also known as the Restoring Ontario’s Competitiveness Act, was introduced in December 2018 and passed at Queen’s Park on April 2, 2019. Here’s what employers and employees need to know. The Province says the goal of Bill… Read more »

Photographer Inspires Confidence Through Her Camera Lens

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Upon entering Lady Luck Photography Studio, it’s easy to feel instantly right at home. That’s because of Jennifer McCready’s vibrant personality and the electric energy she brings to any room she’s in. She greets her clients, who become her fast friends, with a warm smile as tunes—usually McCready’s favourites from the ‘80s—pump from a speaker…. Read more »

Bill 47 Passes: Here’s What You Should Know

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Sweeping changes have been made to Ontario’s labour laws. Whether you’re an employer or an employee, here is what you need to know. On Wednesday, the governing Progressive Conservatives passed labour reform legislation that rolls back many of the changes brought in by the previous Liberal government. The provincial government’s Making Ontario Open for Business… Read more »

How to Write A Cover Letter That’ll Definitely Impress Prospective Employers

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A resume is a list of all of your education, work experience and other qualifications that tell an employer that you’ve got what it takes to get the job done right. Your cover letter is a different matter entirely – and don’t forget to include it. Your cover letter is where you get to be… Read more »

Retired Veteran Builds New Memories During Invictus Games

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Other people took medals home, but Sgt. Dean Irvine celebrated a different kind of victory during the 2018 Invictus Games. The retired member of the Princess Patricia’s Light Infantry from Welland, Ont. spent nearly two weeks in Australia competing in wheelchair rugby, rowing, and powerlifting in the games. The Invictus Games is an international sporting… Read more »

Ontario Government Proposes Making Ontario Open For Business Act

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Just as employers and employees in Ontario have begun to settle in and adjust to the changes the Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, better known as Bill 148, made to labour laws, the newly formed Progressive Conservative Party has said it will roll back some of those changes and freeze minimum wage to $14 an… Read more »

The Key to Their Success is Handmade Products With Health and Love In Mind

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What do you do when you can’t find a product that actually works? In the case of Khaili and Tim McMorris, they made their own. When their now three-year-old daughter, Willow, was born, Khaili was left scrambling to find a cream that would cure her daughter’s diaper rash. Tired, weary, and eager to ease the… Read more »

The Business of Board Games and Connecting With People

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In a world filled with cell phones, Ipads, video games and all sorts of gizmos and gadgets it can be hard to pull yourself away from the whirling lights of technology and really connect with family and friends face to face. But a Google search for “Board Games” suggests that more and more, people are… Read more »

EPC Joins Others In Celebrating Arts And Culture

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Picture a performer as she hangs in the air by her foot, which is wrapped skilfully around a silk. Another woman makes it look easy as she poses upside down on a metal ring suspended in the air.  Combine that with stilt walkers wearing steampunk-inspired attire, live music; don’t forget the finger-lickin’ good barbecue and… Read more »

Another Stat Holiday Could Soon Be Added to Canadian Calendars

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Another holiday could soon be added to your calendar. It wouldn’t be a normal holiday that you’d celebrate; instead, it’s one that would serve as a reminder of an important, but tragic part of Canada’s history. The federal government is currently consulting with Indigenous groups to establish a National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, a… Read more »