Costco came to Canada
30 years ago. These
suppliers took a risk on
the new “membership club”
concept. Three decades later,
they’re all going strong.
26 Automotive energy Comparing synthetic and
conventional oil, plus tips
on how to keep your car
battery in tip-top condition.
BY WILL FIFIELD
27 Buyers‘ Picks: Pirelli ICE ZERO tires; tire pressure monitor sensors
29 Choosing a tire Understand tire differences so you
can choose the best one for your
car and your area.
BY ROSIE WOLF WILLIAMS
17 Disaster prep You can‘t control the weather
but you can prepare your
small business with a well-thought-out disaster plan.
BY DAVID WARD
32 For Your Home: Fire safety Protect yourself and your family
from fire with the appropriate
equipment and planning.
BY PENNY MUSCO
37 Clara Hughes The Olympic champion details her
public and personal struggles in
Open Heart, Open Mind.
BY CHRIS POWELL
44 Creative Cooking: Three Times a Day
From singer/songwriter to food
blogger, Marilou espouses a
healthy relationship with food.
BY WENDY HELFENBAUM
51 Too sick for school? Identifying symptoms to better
know whether to send your children to school or keep them home.
BY LISA EVANS
COVER PHOTO: YVES BEAULIEU
5 Front End
BY LORELLE GILPIN AND
7 Dialogue Letters from our readers
9 Fresh Views Brain food for the
11 Financial Connection Investing in bonds
13 Tech Connection Smartphones for business
BY MARC SALTZMAN
14 Informed Debate Should we eliminate scorekeeping from kids‘ sports?
39 Arts & Entertainment Book previews and
53 Ask the Pharmacist
64 Member Connection Every member has a
56 Member Services Health, dental, travel, home
and auto, and long-term
59 Member Services Yamaha and Water delivery
63 Focus on Kirkland Signature™ Lunch Meat
BY HANA MEDINA
Plus: What’s New
SEPT/OCT 2015 • Vol. 28 • No. 5
A lifestyle magazine for Costco members
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