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Fire it up!

For many of us, turning on the furnace for the first time can be a little depressing...and a clear indication that the warm weather season has officially come to an end. Thankfully, we’ve had a fairly mild autumn so, and it’s not surprising to learn that many Canadians have not had to fire up the […] Read More


This is it: the last week of the Reliance Fall Home Tune-Up! Can I assume that you’ve all been busy? Hopefully after this week each of you can answer every one of our original Tune-Up Test 10 questions with a resounding “YES!”. Not to put too much pressure on, but as you know...winter is fast […] Read More


Fall Tune-up test: Week 3!

We are now officially into week three in the Reliance Fall Home Tune-Up. Can I assume that you are now able to answer “YES!” to each one of our 10 questions? Well, maybe I’m getting ahead of myself but with just two weeks to go, hopefully you are well on your way. As with any […] Read More


Based on the feedback we’ve received from our community so far, it seems as though most of you are well underway when it comes to preparing your home for the upcoming seasons. That being said, only a few of you were able to confidently answer "YES!" to each and every question in our Fall TuneUp […] Read More


Most people think that work around the home this fall equates to raking leaves, cleaning up the garden and breaking out the shovels or snow blower. But your list shouldn't end there! To be truly be prepared for a potentially long, harsh winter, there are a number of other far less obvious measures you'll need […] Read More


Poison safety at home

“Get that out of your mouth!” If you're a parent, I’ll bet you’ve only said this about 10,000 times to your child before the age of 5. I certainly have — but it isn’t always harmless objects that they reach for at every opportunity. Children have that adventurous tendency to explore the home and put […] Read More


As the old adage goes – there is nothing like a well balanced, nutritious breakfast to start your day! But for many Canadian families, this just isn’t the case. From processed and fried foods to sugary cereals, many children start their day off on the wrong foot and quickly find themselves crashing by mid-morning. Do […] Read More


The last thing you want when returning from a summer getaway is to discover that your home has been broken into and your valuables have been stolen. But for thousands of Canadians, each summer brings this nightmare scenario to reality. In 2009, there were over 200,000 police-reported cases of break and enter offences, and most […] Read More


Hey gang, let's play it safe this summer. Here are some simple, common sense ideas to keep everyone healthy! Safety Tip #5 Are Toxins Making Your Children Chronically Ill? via @Care2 Safety Tip #4 Learn CPR today and you could help save a life! via @canadian_living Safety Tip #3 Sun Safety - What you need […] Read More


Summer is officially here! For many of us, that means the ceremonial trip to the pool, beach or cottage for some fun, sun and the odd dip to cool off. But for many, these fun filled days end in tears. Water related injuries and deaths impact thousands of Canadian families each year and in most […] Read More