Let them eat soup

When you are feeling under the weather and the wind is howling outside, what do you crave for mealtime? Yes, soup! Glorious, warm, soothing soup. Over the holidays, during illness, good friends came to the rescue with, you guessed it, that wonderful food, soup. Nourishing, delicious and ever so appreciated, soups are equally tasty for […]

Nathaniel Erskine-Smith

Let’s build on past participation and progress

As we move into the new year, it’s a good time to reflect on what we accomplished in 2016. Much more work remains to be done, but last year marked a good beginning. We resettled tens of thousands of Syrian refugees, and brought compassion back to our immigration system. We restored the long-form census, invested […]


Wine blends continue to trend

I have no crystal ball, but here’s what I see trending in wine down the road as we enter 2017. Look for more joint ventures between “Old World” and “New World” producers. The aggressive use of oak will subside, but there’s a tendency for producers to look at different formats of oak for aging wine, […]


Bridging the generational gap

The concept of an authentic “Open Doors” mandate is one that I know each church strives to achieve. Keeping the church on a path that makes our church relevant and continue to thrive in our community is always top of mind at Kingston Road United Church (KRUC). A big part of that is continuing to […]


Practice makes perfect when it comes to technology

The winter gift-giving season has passed and as all of the excitement of the gifts of new technology and devices starts to fade, perhaps the reality of learning to use these devices has begun to set in. Are you having nightmares about shiny new iPads chasing you? Everything seemed fantastic when those younger family members […]


Canada’s 150th: The Miracle Boy from the Beach

To celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday, this series looks back at the people and events that shaped our community “On This Week” in Beach history. January brings a New Year and new hope. For 14-year-old Leonard Thompson of Pickering Street, 1922 brought only faint hope that he would survive the ravages of Type 1 juvenile diabetes. […]


Deja Views for December 13, 2016

Dreaming of summer days? This photograph of the Donald D. Summerville pool was taken in 1966, just three years after the pool opened. Fifty years later it is still the Beach’s number one summer cooling off centre. Thank you to Donna Halliday for providing this image. Do you have a photo you’d like to share? […]


Stella finds her Marlon Brando at Sheba’s Haven

Meet Stella. The approximately 11-year-old fuzzy-faced Pomeranian photo-bombing this page with her explosive cuteness was indeed named after the Tennessee Williams’ character. But that’s pretty much where the similarities end. There are no streetcars named Desire in this tale and no Marlon Brando bellowing for Stella to come home either. But we do have our […]