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How monkey-traps work

You make a small hole in a coconut shell, put some bait in it and tie it to something. The monkey comes along, reaches in for the bait and grabs a handful. But when it tries to retrieve its prize, it can't: its fist won't fit through the hole. The monkey is trapped by its own greed. Under pressure, the animal isn't able to choose between escape and letting go of the goodies; you just walk up and whack it over the head.

Get Prepared for emergency

The "Get Prepared" campaign encourages Canadians to be prepared to cope on their own for at least the first 72 hours of an emergency, enabling first responders to focus on those in urgent need. Stay Connected

Why You need Winter Tires

Many people don’t realize how important snow tires are to driving safely. In fact, tires are your vehicle’s most important safety feature, as they are the only way a car makes contact with the road.

In the winter, summer tires or all-season tires may not be safe. This is because all-season tires are made of a type of rubber that hardens when it is less than zero degrees outside. This can reduce your ability to turn corners sharply and to stop quickly.

Winter tires, sometimes called "snow tires" are best for cold, snowy and icy conditions.  They are designed to remain soft in order to maximize safety and road contact in these conditions.
No matter what type of tire you use, here are a few tips to help you stay safe:

Make sure that your tires are the right sizeKeep your tires fully inflated to your car’s specificationsDon’t forget to rotate your tires every 10,000 kilometers