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Durham Region Businesses: Waste Diversion Pioneers

posted Monday, July 9, 2018

by: in Community

On average, each person in the Ontario produces more than 850 kilograms of waste every year. Over the past 10 years, we have only recycled about 25 per cent of our waste which has resulted in over eight million tonnes of our waste being sent to landfill each year. However, this is starting to change. […]

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The origins of Victorian Tea, and how to enjoy the tradition today

posted Thursday, June 14, 2018

by: in Boomers

I guess I’m writing this for the ladies. A delightful way to entertain a few friends for lunch is a Victorian or afternoon tea. If you are part of the baby boomers, like me, you probably have china cups and possibly fancy plates. It’s a chance to dust them off and to spend a great […]

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What’s New in Durham Region This Summer?

posted Sunday, June 10, 2018

by: in Community

There’s always something new happening in Durham region. Here’s a quick rundown of recent developments that might be of interest to you. Now open: iFLY Whitby Durham Region can now defy gravity at the newly opened iFLY Whitby facility. This exciting indoor skydiving facility, recently opened its doors for business at 75 Consumers Drive. The facility features […]

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The Mindfulness Craze

posted Sunday, June 10, 2018

by: in Mental Health / Self-Help

A quick search of ‘mindfulness’ on www.indigo.ca provided me with over 1000 books on this subject. Mindfulness is not a new concept, but it is now a hot topic that many people are buying into – and they should! Mindfulness has been associated with benefits in various health domains, such as mood and anxiety, cancer, […]

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48th Annual Tour of Homes – June 2, 2018 (Uxbridge)

posted Tuesday, May 15, 2018

by: in Community

Trinity United Church Women, Uxbridge present their “48th Annual Tour of Homes” Forty-eight years of opening doors to some of the beautiful and interesting homes to a community has been a pleasurable experience for the women of Trinity United Church. Such a variety of homes – we remember a tiny two room home, a lovely […]

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What’s a Detox?

posted Thursday, May 10, 2018

by: in Healthy Living

When you hear the word detox what is the first thing that comes to mind? Juice cleanse, expensive at-home kits with lots of supplements, colon cleanses… The list goes on. As a naturopathic doctor I see many people come into the office and state they have been thinking about doing a detox, but aren’t sure […]

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Spring Has Sprung

posted Thursday, May 3, 2018

by: in Boomers

I’ve always loved spring. Once Christmas is over I start waiting for the arrival of spring. I begin telling my geraniums and chives (that moved inside in the fall), that in five months they will be able to go back outside. As the winter months roll slowly by I tell them four, then three, etc. […]

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Five Ways to Work-out When You Don’t Want to Leave the House

posted Saturday, April 28, 2018

by: in Fitness / Health

I was dressed, my bag was packed and I was just about to step outside when the snow started. From out of nowhere a blizzard arrived and completely changed my plans for the day. There was no way I was going outside in what seemed like terrible driving conditions and cold temperatures. Is this really […]

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Durham Regional Council appoints new Regional Chair

posted Sunday, April 15, 2018

by: in Community

The Regional Municipality of Durham would like to advise residents that Gerri Lynn O’Connor has been appointed to the position of Regional Chair. O’Connor will be officially sworn in shortly, making her the fifth Regional Chair, and the first female to hold this role. O’Connor has 34 years of municipal experience, including 29 years as […]

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Pickering “Arts Studio” opening April 2018

posted Sunday, April 15, 2018

by: in Community

The City of Pickering is excited to announce the opening of their new Arts Studio at the Pickering Recreation Complex . The new Arts Studio, formerly the Pottery Studio, offers a wide variety of art programs, pottery, and craft programs for all ages and abilities. Open Studio times will also be available during the week. […]

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