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Durham Region farm families: Celebrating five generations and 150 years!

posted Tuesday, May 23, 2017

by: in From the Editor

**This summer as you know is Canada’s 150th birthday. I wanted to bring your attention to what’s happening right here in Durham Region for the celebrations. Durham Tourism will be launching the www.durham150.ca website on June 7th at a special event in Regional Headquarters. The website will highlight all tourism-related Canada 150 events and initiatives that are taking […]

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Mother’s Day – Schmother’s Day!

posted Monday, May 15, 2017

by: in Humour in Life and Business

When I first had children, it was an absolute honour to be spoiled with gifts and flowers and to hear those words that made me feel special: “Happy Mother’s Day!” When the kids started going to school and came home with handmade gifts, it brought me to tears and I can’t thank teachers enough for […]

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4 Reasons to start art journaling

posted Thursday, May 11, 2017

by: in Mental Health / Self-Help

Don’t let the word ‘art’ deter you from reading this blog! I am not what I consider to be artistic but I love art journaling. (In fact, I was so absolutely not artistic that my 4th grade teacher actually encouraged me to skip art class and write instead.) It sounds contradictory- art journaling not being […]

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If at first you don’t succeed, write, write, again!

posted Wednesday, April 26, 2017

by: in Humour in Life and Business

It’s a daunting task, but if there’s one thing this writer needs in order for her to finish her work, it’s a deadline! And I have quite the deadline: this summer’s Toronto Fringe Festival! I am taking my one-woman show (a musical romp through plastic surgery) to the festival, but after talking with a few […]

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Spring cleaning for your mind

posted Tuesday, April 18, 2017

by: in Mental Health / Self-Help

It’s almost spring again. I personally love spring cleaning, but that’s because I’m a super organized neat freak who loves cleaning regardless of the season. However, this blog is about a different type of spring cleaning. It’s for your mind. We get bogged down so easily, especially with the winter blahs; plus why not free […]

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100th Anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge

posted Monday, April 10, 2017

by: in Travel

The 100th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge was this past Sunday April 9th, 2017. It was an important battle for Canada’s coming of age as a nation and as such, has a major significance for Canadians. It is the largest overseas war memorial and is the centerpiece of a 250-acre preserved battlefield park where […]

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Why mom told you to “Think before you speak!”

posted Wednesday, March 29, 2017

by: in Humour in Life and Business

I am one of those people who ends up with my foot in my mouth because I don’t often follow this sage advice from dear old mom.  However, I’m also considered a quick wit, saying things that delightfully surprise even me. The concept of “think before you speak” is, in theory, a good one. Taking a […]

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Have bad moments, not bad days

posted Sunday, March 19, 2017

by: in Mental Health / Self-Help

We all have what we deem “bad days”. Even that cheery, smiley secretary at the doctor’s office who is always doing “just super” and you wonder who spiked her Cheerios. Sometimes we have even worse days. Have you heard of Murphy’s Law? It is based on the premise that anything that can go wrong, will […]

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Full Face Snorkel Mask

posted Tuesday, March 14, 2017

by: in Travel

If you are heading south for a beach vacation, you will likely have lots of opportunities to go snorkelling and you’ll want to know more about the full-face snorkel mask. The best part to a full-face snorkel mask is that you can breathe as you would above the water. That’s right, you can breathe through your nose! […]

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My son has a career

posted Thursday, March 2, 2017

by: in Humour in Life and Business

I am a mom that highly encourages the arts for my kids. Yes, we have signed them up for pretty much every sport and only baseball seemed to stick for a few of them, but when it came time for the arts, we had better luck…and they started making money! Dance and music classes were […]

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