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January 27, 2015

’Tis the season for announcements of “The 2015 [whatever] of the Year.” Depending on your interests, this is the Year of Light (United Nations), of Soils (UN again, its Food and Agriculture Organization) of the Coleus and of the Sweet Pepper (the last two declared by the U.S. National Garden Bureau). The Perennial Plant Association […]

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Abandoned Elton finds silver lining

“Happy New Year!” It’s something we say to each other every January. It’s a good thing, too. We need all the optimism we can get. We need it for the small stuff, like shedding the extra pounds we gained over the holidays or counting the days to spring – one back-breaking toss of the snow […]

Biofuel uses all available resources

Winter. Cold temperatures. Indoor heating. Good thing we have plenty of power sources to keep our homes, and ourselves, nice and snug in the cold months. Canada’s long winters require several months of heating and Ontario’s power needs this winter will demand between 22–23 gigawatts of electricity. Ontario’s electricity is generated, in descending order, from […]

Reviving Queen Street, and enjoying the season

Walking along Queen Street East in the Beach, you can’t help but notice the empty storefronts. Perhaps your favourite local mom-and-pop shop has closed, maybe you see the ‘For Lease’ signs in windows, or you have observed a new restaurant arrive and then, just as quickly, disappear. There has been a visible change. Some of […]


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