It's that time of year again. With snow on the horizon, motorists across Canada will have to decide whether to invest in a set of winter tires, or stick with their summer tires and hope for the best. There are plenty of good reasons to make the switch before the big freeze. The treads and soft rubber used to produce winter tires make vehicles easier to handle in icy conditions (below 7 degrees centigrade), maximizing traction and keeping stopping distances to a minimum. So they reduce the risk of costly accidents, help you get around and generally allow you to get the most from your vehicle. When it comes to winter tires, Canadian drivers are starting to switch in huge numbers. According to the Tire and Rubber Association of Canada, usage rates leapt from 35 to 65 percent from 1998 to 2014. So it could be a good time to exchange your rock-hard summer tires for something more suitable for wintry weather. Guidelines and Regulations One thing to bear in mind when choosing winter tires … [Read more...] about What You Need to Know About Buying Winter Tires in Canada
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Never Miss Another Deal - Follow DansDeals on Facebook Find dozens of DansDeals trip reports here. Follow my travels and more on Instagram @DansDeals Find Trip Reports and contribute your own trip reports on DDF Find Destinations Threads and helpful travel wikis on DDF This post is continued from: Antarctica Trip Notes Part 1: Buenos Aires+Planning And Positioning For The Adventure Of A Lifetime. Antarctica Trip Notes Part 2: Flying To End Of The World And Having The Southernmost Chanukah Party In Ushuaia Guest Post: Halachic Zmanim In Polar Regions On The Kosher Antarctica Cruise Monday, December 10: With a fuel shortage in Ushuaia, ships bound for Antarctica had to choose from several non-ideal options. They could overnight in Ushuaia and hope that fuel supplies would arrive the next day. They could attempt to source enough fuel in Puerto Williams, Chile. They could make a run for Antarctica without as much reserve fuel as normal. Or they could divert to the Falkland … [Read more...] about Antarctica Trip Notes Part 3: Diverted To The Falkland Islands!
Never Miss Another Deal - Follow DansDeals on FacebookDan’s note: One of my duties on the #KosherAntarctica Cruise last month was calculating the daily zmanim and setting up our daily prayer schedule, our 10 Teves fast times, and most critically, our Shabbos schedule. As I noted previously, we needed to find a cruise that departed on a Monday and returned on a Thursday. We did find one cruise that met all of our parameters, but the timing of the cruise was not exactly ideal. It departed on the 8th day of Chanuka and it was over a fast day. The cruise was also over the Shabbos that immediately preceded the southern hemisphere’s summer solstice. That meant that we would run into additional halachic issues about Shabbos and prayer times as the latitude at which there would be no darkness is much farther north during the weeks in close proximity to the summer solstice. But if we wanted to go, this was our only tenable option. I spent many hours working … [Read more...] about Guest Post: Halachic Zmanim In Polar Regions On The Kosher Antarctica Cruise
In the modern economy, credit is everything. From the perspective of lenders, customers are only as trustworthy as their credit rating. But what is this all-important metric, and how can you make sure that yours is as robust as possible? This article will lay out some of the best ways to check and monitor your credit score in Canada. Staying on top of borrowing and debt isn't always easy, but with the right tools at your disposal, it's much easier to protect your credit rating and access funds whenever you need them. What is a good credit score in Canada? First off, some basics. Credit refers to the act of lending money, which tends to mean banks and mortgage lenders in Canada. This often boils down to an assessment of how trustworthy individual borrowers are, which is based on their history of borrowing and repayments, among other things. If this checks out, lenders will look upon you much more favorably. However, banks can't be expected to research every single transaction or … [Read more...] about How to Check Your Credit for Free in Canada
Wondering how to cut the cord? We have put together a comprehensive guide on how you can cut the cord, but still enjoy your favourite movies and shows. This guide is specifically for Canadians, and we have gone through all of the streaming devices and services available to Canadians to make sure you can cut the cord without missing anything, except those hefty monthly cable bills! Get a set-top box or streaming device Unless you have a Smart TV or gaming console, you'll probably need some sort of device that'll allow you to stream TV shows, movies and sports through different apps. I've used (and love) both Apple TV and Google Chromecast, but there are many options out there, so chances are you'll find one that's right for you! Apple TV Apple now has two devices: Apple TV and the newer Apple TV 4K (which lets you watch movies and shows in 4K HDR). With one, you can access apps like Amazon Prime Video, Netflix, Sportsnet and CBC TV. The 32 GB Apple TV runs for $199, while a 32 GB … [Read more...] about Cutting the Cord
Whether you spell it jewelry or jewellery, you want to know you're getting quality pieces at the best prices possible – which is why we put together a list of all the best online jewelry stores in Canada! For this post, we decided to look at places that sell jewelry exclusively online, as well as stores with brick-and-mortar locations in Canada. So whether you're looking to try things on in-person or shop from your phone, there's something for you. We included stores from a range of different price points, as well as places that specialize in engagement rings, custom jewelry, charms and more. But one thing they all have in common is that every store on this list sells online in CAD and offers delivery throughout Canada. Most of them run sales pretty regularly, too, so it's always worth checking them out every once in a while! 1. Blue Nile Known for affordable prices Online only Free shipping and free returns Blue Nile truly is one of the biggest online jewellery stores. … [Read more...] about Guide to the Best Online Jewelry Stores in Canada