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Asleep on the Farm

By Connie Cook in Poems on November 4, 2017

In the midnight sky there’s a thirsty moon And it drinks up the darkness and lights up the room In the little old farmhouse of Farmer McNeish Where he and his Missus lie resting in sleep. But how do they sleep? Well God only knows For he snorts and he snores and she whistles and […]

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Gudao, Lone Islet – The War Years of Shanghai

By Valerie Diefenbaker in Book Reviews on November 3, 2017

This is a first-person account of life as the child of a British officer in Shanghai in the early 1940s.  It is a Shanghai which can never be revisited, because it is no more. There, reminiscent of the Old South, the families of the British power class tumbled through an endless kaleidoscope of plays, races, […]

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Striped Chocolate Popcorn

By Nicole Martin in Food on November 2, 2017

Ingredients: • 12 cups popped popcorn • 2 cups mini or large round pretzels • 1 cup pecan halves, toasted • ¼ cup butter, melted • 4 oz. white chocolate candy coating, coarsely chopped • 2 oz. milk chocolate candy coating, coarsely chopped Directions: In a large bowl, combine the popcorn, pretzels and pecans. Drizzle […]

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Lest we forget

By Jennifer Bowman in Editorial on November 1, 2017

Lest we forget. But what should we remember? Generally as Remembrance Day approaches we focus on the soldiers who have died in sacrificing for our country. It is closely connected to honouring those who have sacrificed for our freedom. In one of our stories this month, a war veteran said he didn’t think future generations […]

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Life as a Farmerette

By Caroline Sealey in People, Places, Events, & History on October 31, 2017

With men and women serving overseas in World War 2, farm labourers were in short supply in Ontario. An appeal came from the Ontario government for individuals to join Ontario’s Farm Service Force. A letter from A. MacLaren, Director, Ontario Farm Service Force stated, “Canada has a large part to play in the furnishing of […]

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Knock, knock… it’s hollow

By Willa Wick in Places, Events, & History on October 30, 2017

“Knock, knock, who’s in there?” A weak voice answered below me, “It’s Arnold.” “And how long have you been in there?” “About a 134 years.” “Are you ok?” “Yes, about as well as one could expect for an old guy. But aren’t I beautiful on the outside?” “Yes, I must admit, your markings are exquisite.” […]

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Option B

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Gratitude

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 […]

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