Beach Metro News

BEACH METRO READER SURVEY

The Beach has changed significantly since Beach Metro Community News began publishing in 1972. As a result, we thought that we should check in with our readers to see how we are doing, how we can improve, and find out how this can inform the evolution of our paper.

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Things can get a bit smelly on the wild side

Who else remembers Pepé Le Pew? He was the hilarious Looney Tunes skunk who chased the black and white cat, purring “‘ello bebe,” in his suave French accent. Well, he was probably adorable in the 1940s, but by today’s standards his refusal to take no for an answer and aggressive pursuit of his love interest […]

In the red for Valentine’s Day

Choosing red foods for Valentine’s Day will help put you in the celebration mode and encourage you to buy local apples and cabbages. In addition, when you buy local, you are doing your food budget a favour because the prices are generally lower than their foreign counterparts. Of course, buying local also helps support our […]

Are sand castles doomed to become relics of the past?

I LOVE watching documentaries. Aside from enjoying 50-minute segments with no advertising, I marvel at stunning landscapes or underwater scenes, amazing animal footage, human stories of survival and creativity, and how things are made. When I was growing up, our family religiously watched underwater explorations by Jacques Cousteau and his team and any mesmerizing animal […]

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Eye On Business

Dawg Grillz is a dog toy developed in the heart of the Beach by a couple who want to “put a smile on the face of both you and your pup.” The brightly-coloured dog toys feature cartoon-like teeth that make it appear dogs are smiling, and according to product designer Scott Luscombe, the idea is […]

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Your guide to the year in gardening

Our gardens are safely tucked away under a blanket of snow and mulch, so what’s happening in the gardening world? Right now, before seed, plant and soil orders grab all your attention, take a moment to mark your calendar with some of the gardening highlights of the coming year. Orchid Show, February 13 and 14: […]