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Halloween Safety

Written by on 10/30/2018 7:03 AM in , , , , , . It has 0 Comments.

Halloween is a fun and exciting time for most, but can be scary! It is important to keep safe and avoid getting hurt. So here are some Halloween Safety Tips for children and young adults: -head out early and avoid staying out too late -wear reflective tape or light up/flashing items -take a flash light to ensure you can see where you are walking -make sure your costume doesn’t drag so it wont trip -make sure you can see and hear out of your mask properly (or try face paint!) -make sure to dress warm under your costume -look both ways before crossing the street -make sure vehicles are stopped and can see you before crossing the street -consider going to a Trunk or Treat event to avoid walking on the roads in the dark -always go with a parent or with a trusted adult -don’t go inside a home of someone you don’t know -try to only go to doors of people you know -be kind and polite -never eat a candy or treat that appears to be tampered with or opened -have an adult check your loot ...


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How to be a Good Leader in the Workplace

Written by on 9/18/2018 6:05 AM in , , , , , . It has 0 Comments.

Imagine going to work and truly feeling motivated every day. Imagine your co-workers all working together to achieve a common goal. Work productivity all depends on the work environment. If your co-workers are a constant drag, there will be little to no progress during a day and you won’t feel very proud of your accomplishments. Being a good leader influences an entire office. To be an efficient leader you don’t need to be crazy special or unique, you just need to know how to use your skills in a way that benefits everyone around you. Learn how to communicate effectively. Communication is almost always the key to being a successful leader. Think about the "who," "what" and "how" of the situation, and always consider all angles of a situation before diving in. For example, What is the issue at hand? How can it be solved? Understanding the answers to those questions will make communicating your thoughts and ideas to other much clearer.  Have a positive attitude at work ...


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WHY DO I NEED DIRECTOR’S AND OFFICER’S INSURANCE (D&O)?

Written by on 9/5/2018 7:15 AM in , , , , . It has 0 Comments.

Directors and Officers insurance protects the personal assets of directors and officers, and their spouses, in the event they are personally sued by other parties for (alleged) mis-management of their company or organization. What is the difference between Commercial General Liability (CGL) insurance and Director’s and Officer’s (D&O) Insurance: o   CGL provides coverage for claims arising from third party property damage and/or bodily injury. o   D&O provides coverage for wrongful acts such as neglect or breach of duty. People who give advice and/or make educated recommendations also benefit from Errors and Omissions (E&O) coverage, as they are at risk of being sued for giving improper or misleading advice. Examples  of types of potential losses may include: o Wrongful dismissal o Slander o Fraud ...


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Be a Better Driver!!

Written by on 6/26/2018 4:44 AM in , , , , , , , , . It has 0 Comments.

Let’s face it, at some point in our driving history we have all been distracted by one thing or another, lucky for most of us, we haven’t caused an accident…YET! Distracted driving has become a serious issue in today’s society. The use of cell phones in cars has increased significantly. RCMP are now cracking down on distracted driving, and are handing out some hefty fines, and we couldn’t agree more…for everyone’s safety. Here are our top 8 tips on how to stop being a distracted driver: If your phone allows it, turn on Do Not Disturb while driving If your phone doesn’t have do not disturb, put it out of reach Set your GPS before your start driving do you don’t need to do it when you’re on the road. Make sure your passengers are not a distraction. If you have children, give them something to occupy them Avoid eating, drinking, and applying make-up while your vehicle is in motion Keep music at a reasonable level so ...


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Let's Give Back

Written by on 6/18/2018 3:50 AM in , , , , . It has 0 Comments.

Here at Fairway, we regularly give our time to support local charities and our communities.  We do it all, from volunteer firefighters, coaching children, participating in major events like the Canadian Cancer Societies Relay for Life, and practically everything in between.  Here are our top 5 reasons why we think everyone should volunteer: 1. You’re giving back to the community. When you volunteer you are helping those who really need it.  You are helping strengthen your community. Whether you are helping tutor children, supporting families in eldercare, or cleaning up the local beach, your community reaps the benefits.   2. You’re helping make a difference. There is no satisfaction like knowing you are making a difference in someone’s life.  Even the small things can make a huge difference. 3. It gives you self-confidence and a sense of accomplishment Knowing at the end of the day that you helped someone smile, be it a child or an adult in need, not only ...


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Top Ten Safety Tips for Summer

Written by on 6/4/2018 5:33 AM in , , , , , , , . It has 0 Comments.

The weather is warm and outdoors is the place you want to be. It’s time for barbeques, playing in the pool, and many good things to do and eat. However, this is also a time when you need to be aware of safety and here are 10 safety tips to keep you and your family safe and sound this summer. 1. Grilling tip - make sure to clean the grill regularly and do not let grease build up. This will help to reduce the risk of fire. Also, do not let things accumulate around the grill. 2. Playground equipment – perform a safety check on play equipment. Examine the legs of the swing structure to make sure they are sturdy and not weakened by rust. Make sure swing chains are in good condition and inspect the seats too. Check out all the outdoor play equipment closely and look for rough spots that could cut people. If you find bad spots, sand them down and paint them with a good rust inhibiting paint. 3. Deck check – before you apply a new coat of deck sealer, check all railings and boards on the floor. ...


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Don't Be Distracted While Driving

Written by on 3/7/2018 9:38 AM in , , , , , , . It has 0 Comments.

In today’s society it is becoming easier to be distracted while driving. Busy lifestyles mean we are always on the go and trying to manage our time can be difficult. There are times and places where this is acceptable. Operating a vehicle is not one of them! More and more we see drivers partaking in bad habits while driving. Distracted driving is a increasing issue. Not concentrating properly can cause you to make mistakes, miss your turn off, not see ahead and cause  fatal accidents. Some activities that contribute to distracted driving  include: Eating or drinking Texting Reading Personal grooming Reaching for an item Smoking Allowing pets on lap Changing songs/music Trying to calm an upset child/help them with something What can you do to avoid being distracted while driving? Be smart and aware! Stop to eat and drink or make sure you have had something before you go. Turn your phone off or on silent and don’t reach for it. There ...


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End of Summer Cleaning

Written by on 10/11/2017 5:53 AM in , , , , , . It has 0 Comments.

For a lot of Canadians fall is a time to celebrate. Hockey is back, leaves are changing, and pumpkin flavored treats are everywhere. But as summer starts winding down, our homes might need a re-freshening.  Take the next few weeks to make sure your home is ready for the new season just as much as you are.  Making the extra effort now can make a huge difference when next summer rolls around. Clean the grill. As summer ends, so does grilling season. Give the whole grill a good scrub before packing it up for the season, instead of letting all of this summer’s gunk sit on it for months.  It will cause a lot less hassle when you bring it out next year and want to start some outdoor barbequing. Prepare summer items for storage. Outdoor furniture, lawn chairs and pool toys usually aren’t used year-round. Clean your summer items thoroughly and pack them away for next year. Donate any items that you know you won’t be using again, and throw out anything that is broken or unusable. G ...


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Managing Stress At Work

Written by on 8/25/2017 5:26 AM in , , , . It has 0 Comments.

Stress is a part of every day life, and it’s not always a bad thing to feel stress. However, too much stress can cause major issues both at home and in the workplace. Stress at work does exist and it’s important to know how to deal with it — whether it’s in the form of a demanding client, conflict between coworkers or deadline pressure; finding effective ways to cope with stress at work might be one of the most important skills you can cultivate to boost your career. So how can I manage my stress?  Here are some tips that are important to keep in mind in order to avoid feeling burnt out or anxious at work. 1.      Give yourself more time to get ready in the morning  Wake up a little earlier and allow yourself time to have a good breakfast and leave the house a bit earlier for  your commute to work. This allows you to have a stress free morning without worrying about the clock. 2.      Never let a conflict fester  ...


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