Via Rail Canada has a new list of deals where you can save on select train tickets across the country from Vancouver to Halifax! Keep in mind that you’re also permitted to take one stop-over at no extra charge, making this a possible two-in-one trip! Take advantage of Via Rail reduced fares on select routes in Economy and Sleeper class from coast-to-coast. Take a look at some of the deals below as these offers are valid today only, Tuesday, September 26, 2017, until midnight.
Did you know that your Amazon Canada Prime membership gives you access to Amazon Prime Video? That’s right, Amazon Prime gives you access to movies and TV shows including Amazon Original content on Prime Video website and on the Prime Video applications. Prime Video is available for:
Paid Amazon Prime members
Amazon Prime trial members
Paid Prime Student members
There are other benefits to being an Amazon Prime member, including unlimited cloud storage, access to Twitch Prime and early access to deals throughout the year (which is advantageous during sale events such as Black Friday and Amazon Prime Day). Also, if you’re a student, you can get an Amazon Prime Membership for free for six months!
Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada is hosting an Octoberfest event this week! Get your lederhosen ready to splash into Octo-berfest on Thursday, September 28th 2017 at Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada! Raise your stein and join for live music, 9 local breweries, sausages, pretzels and more as you learn how to drink beer upside down with “Mr. Oktoberfest” George Kash along with his oompah-pah band the Oktoberfest Express! Prost!
Cineplex Canada has a promotion where you get 2 FREE Movie Tickets when you collect any 8 pin codes found inside specially marked M&M’S® (120g, 200g or 400g), SNICKERS® Bites, TWIX® Bites packages (130g, 230g or 400g), SKITTLES® Original, Berry, Tropical (191g) and /or STARBURST® Original packages (191g).
Enter your codes online by December 31 2017 to receive your 2 movie tickets. Available while supplies last.
KFC Canada has released a new sets of coupons. These coupons are valid until Sunday, November 19 or Sunday, November 26, or Thursday, November 30, 2017 and depending on your province. You have to select your province and download the coupons. The new coupons for some provinces will be released soon.
Health Canada is taking the final steps towards a ban on the main source of artificial trans fats in Canada. The department says it is banning partially hydrogenated oils (PHOs), which are the main source of industrially produced trans fats in all food sold in the country. The substances have been under fire for years and the food industry had been phasing them out on a voluntary basis.
The trans fat ban will come into force in September 2018, giving the food industry enough time to find suitable alternatives. After that date, it will be illegal to sell any food containing PHOs. It will apply to all foods sold in the country, including imported products and foods prepared and served in restaurants and food service establishments.
There are 3 main kinds of fat: trans, saturated and unsaturated. Trans and saturated fats are not good for your health. They can increase your risk of heart disease because of how they affect your cholesterol levels. Heart disease is one of the leading causes of death in Canada. Both trans and saturated fats will raise your level of LDL cholesterol. Trans fats will also lower your level of HDL cholesterol.
In the 1990s, Canadians had one of the highest trans fat intakes in the world. Since the early 2000s, Health Canada reduced the trans fat intakes of Canadians through various approaches, including:
requiring trans fat labelling on packaged food
setting voluntary targets for trans fat maximum limits in processed foods
setting up a 2-year program to measure the food industry’s progress to meet the voluntary targets
Heart & Stroke Foundation predict that the ban will reduce the number of heart attacks in Canada and save lives.