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Radar Hill’s Annual Health and Wellness Guide

We care about the health and well-being of all our clients, friends, and family. Whether you need some assistance with a New Year’s resolution or you’re just looking for something to help maintain a healthy lifestyle, these Radar Hill clients can help. Continue reading

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March 9: Google Partners Connect Healthcare

Radar Hill is a Google PartnerThe Internet gives every business a chance to achieve success. As a certified Google Partner, Radar Hill is inviting you to join us for a free Google event where you’ll hear from digital marketing and advertising specialists about the latest insights into the healthcare industry. Continue reading

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The Health and Wellness Guide from Radar Hill

We care about the health and well-being of all our clients, friends and family. Whether you need some assistance with a New Year’s resolution or you’re just looking for something to help maintain a healthy lifestyle, we can help. Continue reading

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Cellulitis – Again!

Pins, needles and fire.

Imagine your leg has fallen asleep and is now waking with pins and needles. Then light it on fire.

Two years ago (2013) I contracted this nasty infection called cellulitis. I remember sitting at my desk trying to convince myself that I had the energy to ride my motorcycle home safely. Turns out I did make it home safely that afternoon two years ago but after the ride home it was three days before I got out of bed. I only got out of bed at Tracy’s (my wife) insistence that I was really sick. Continue reading

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Health and Fitness in 2015

 

January has flown by and 2015 has kicked off with a running start. How are your New Year’s resolutions? On track, or want a hand getting back on track? Or celebrate your successes and make new goals? These great clients can help…

Looking for something in particular? Jump to a category:A woman sitting crosslegged on a lake dock in white clothes, hands pressed together in meditation

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Transcense: Empowering the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Young woman with hearing aidFor a deaf person, a group conversation is a difficult situation. For most people, it’s a great opportunity, with ideas flowing and all kinds of social cues going out. For a deaf person, it’s usually an exhausting confusion as they try to hold the thread of a conversation that’s changing every instant.

Over the years I’ve heard of and investigated lots of options for solving this problem. The usual ones are:

  • Get an interpreter (I don’t know sign language though)
  • Hire a live captioner (120 bucks an hour makes for a pretty expensive Friday night at your buddy’s house)
  • Get a friend to help you (not a single person on earth who has a long enough attention span)
  • Only hang out in small groups (makes for a dull social life)
  • Say “what?” a lot (at least my friends find it entertaining, even if I don’t)

When I heard about Transcense’s IndieGoGo fundraiser and beta program, I contacted them right away. They’re making a phone app that captions speech in real-time, separating different speakers with different coloured speech balloons. Continue reading

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Newsletter: Local Christmas Shopping List 2014

Christmas Tree with Blue and White decorationsThis is the special edition Radar Hill newsletter where we bring you our Christmas Shopping Suggestion List for shopping local this holiday season. Some of these great clients have retail storefronts in Greater Victoria or Duncan and the Cowichan region, while others are strictly online, or sell their products through retail outlets. If you want to support local companies on Vancouver Island, please consider shopping at these fine businesses. Continue reading

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Racing the Alleys of Victoria

Downtown Mischief at the 2014 Victoria Recyclistas Alleycat raceA few weeks ago on Nov 1st, Recyclistas Bike Shop hosted an Alleycat race. It was organized by Radar Hill programmer Shannon Graham and sponsored by our client, Accent Inns.

On Saturday night, the day after Halloween, 23 racers and their respective cheerleading factions met at Recyclistas to find out where the race would take them. Everyone drew a slip of paper out of an envelope to get the location of the first checkpoint, and at 7:30 on the dot, raced off on their bicycles into the night. Continue reading

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Newsletter: November 2014

The season is cooling down, our annual open house is a couple of days away, and it is time for another update from the team at Radar Hill. In this issue:

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Newsletter: September 2014

The days are getting shorter, the rains are lightly returning to the island, and summer is wrapping up. Here at Radar Hill we are excited to be planning our autumn events, and hiring a maternity replacement for our Director of Awesomeness. In this Issue:

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Blood Donation Preparation Tips

Stylized drop of blood with red rays of light and the text BloodSignal.ca means GIVENOTICE: We’ve just received word that Canada’s blood inventory has hit a “critically low level”, and could result in hospitals across the country being unable to meet demand. Canadian Blood Services is extending clinic hours to try and reverse the situation, and is asking for O and A blood type people in particular to come in and donate.


Here at Radar Hill we’ve recently joined up with Canadian Blood Service’s Partners For Life program. It’s a pretty neat program where you pledge a minimum number of blood donations for your company to make each year. Employers, employees, friends and family members can all be part of your PFL group, so long as they don’t already belong to an existing group at another company or organization.

Due to our small office size (10 staff), we’re pledged to donate 15 times in a year. Some of our team members are donating for the first time this year, while others are old veterans at the clinic. It’s great to see so many people taking part.

Here are a few simple tips that will make your next blood donation appointment a snap:

  • Make an appointment to donate, either online or by calling 1-888-2-DONATE;
  • Drink water and juice, not coffee, before your appointment.  This will speed up your ‘blood letting’ and keep you hydrated;
  • Eat high iron foods (kale or any other green vegetable, and red meat or fish) in the days leading up to your donation;
  • Have a snack before heading to the clinic;
  • Wear a dark-coloured shirt that has sleeves that roll up easily;
  • Take all the cookies and juice you want after donating;
  • Get special donor cards and pins as you hit new donation goals.

Thank you.  Thank you so much for taking the time to save lives.  By donating blood you are saving lives.

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Christmas Shopping Newsletter 2013

Android plushie with a Santa hat sitting in front of the table in our waiting area, with a mini Xmas tree and lightsThis is our special Christmas Shopping Suggestion List from Radar Hill. Continue reading

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