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Gardening has many different rewards

November 20, 2014

The dark of November always puts me in a contemplative mood. As I finish up the last of the gardening tasks of the year, I find myself wondering, “Why do people garden?” It’s hard, dirty work, often done in rain, cold or baking heat. But here in the Beach, we have many beautiful home gardens […]

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Signs of the (past) times

A little while ago, the Shoppers Drug Mart sign at Queen and Lee came down and a large, somewhat decrepit Loblaws sign was underneath. Talking to some residents about it, one said, “I know where the oldest billboard is – it’s on the Danforth.” “I don’t think so,” I replied, and when the offended person […]

Up your intake of Vitamin D

Winter is fast approaching bringing with it the colder weather and darker days. Many of us in Canada will embrace the ice and snow to enjoy the sunshine and various outdoor activities. But regardless of our outdoor fun, over the winter months the lack of skin exposure to the sun and our position on the […]

In memory of a special beagle Angel

Ahhh, the chilly, wet month of November. The busiest month of all for Big On Beagles Rescue! The fur is flying right now as we prepare for our biggest fundraising event of the year – the Beagle Bash For Cash. The event is always great although it’s a blur of excitement that goes by way […]


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