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By Lucy Kraemer in Book Reviews on October 20, 2017

Sheryl Sandberg and her husband David Goldberg left their young children with her parents for the weekend while they headed away to a private villa in Mexico. They were planning on celebrating the milestone birthday of one of their closest friends. There are times that things tragically don’t go according to plans. The last time […]


Rod’s Ramblings on quatumnmechanics

By Rodney Martin in Rod's Ramblings on October 20, 2017

Let’s talk about something unimaginably complex!  Here, take a look at a single cell on a maple leaf. Inside, there are a number of microscopic blobbies called “chloroplasts.” Inside those are wrinkly stacks of “thylakoids.” Embedded in the thylakoid membranes are a host of protein complexes, which are, you should know, nothing more than teensy weensy […]


Flour power

By Glynis M. Belec in Sugar & Spice on October 20, 2017

My beautiful, caring son was trying to be kind and I think I ruined the moment. So the text went like this: Trev: Random question, Mom. What’s your favourite flower? Me: Now don’t do anything silly. Carnations & gerbera daisies, maybe. Trev: I’m not. Just a random question! Me: Actually, my favourite is really Robin […]



By Tim Tencher in Uncategorized on October 20, 2017

Gratitude and doing something for someone else are the two most important things you can do the improve your mental health, according to research. That sums up Thanksgiving dinner. But issues can arise when we are with a person we do not get along with. Below are a few ways to reduce stress to help make […]



By Caroline Sealey in Animals & Nature on October 20, 2017

Migrating birds gather on hydro lines in order to discuss their much awaited vacations to warmer climates in the sunny south. Chlorophyll production ceases in plants, allowing for splashes of vibrant reds, oranges and yellows to appear in their newly formed fall wardrobes. Once fully clothed in colour, leaves gracefully drop from their post on gently […]


No one heard their cries

By Willa Wick in Places, Events, & History on October 20, 2017

They were taken from their families. They were alone, forlorn, and confused, but their fears were not consoled. Children, as young as four, stripped from their mother’s arms and placed “in care.” Poverty was rampant, as well as filth and disease. Many children were beggars in the streets. So it was determined that children in […]


Delicious Squash

By Janita Martin in Food on October 20, 2017

Ingredients: • 1 medium butternut squash cubed • 1/3 cup oatmeal • ¼ cup brown sugar • 1 tsp salt • 1-2 Tblsp Epicure 3 Onion Dip Mix • 2/3 cup water Directions: Put diced squash into a well buttered 9″ x 13″ pan. Mix the oatmeal, brown sugar, salt, and 3 onion dip mix […]


October Spices: How to use root vegetables and warming spices

By Russ Mater in Health & Fitness on October 20, 2017

“Please pass the salt.” Growing up, I had no idea what spices were; salt and pepper were the only spices I ever saw being used in the kitchen. When mom added a bay leaf to a stew she was making, I remember being astonished and asking her what it was. Today I have the luxury […]


Ballinafad heralds Stompin’ Tom

By Willa Wick in People, Places, Events, & History on October 20, 2017

He was a Canadian icon who loved his country. This past Labour Day weekend a plaque was unveiled in Ballinafad for the late plywood thumpin’ super-star. Tom Connors had a rough childhood, starting with his birth to an unwed New Brunswick teenager in 1936. He was shuffled from place to place with his grandmother, to […]


Old friends and Studebakers

By David Turner in Places, Events, & History on October 20, 2017

It was the autumn of 1931 and my mother was beginning her fifth year of post-elementary education at Toronto Western Commerce, a diversified educational centre situated in the Runnymede-Annette Street area of Ontario’s capital. It was an hour’s walk from the university to her home, but with the country mired in the ever-tightening grip of […]

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