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Cote and Curran as busy as ever

August 27, 2014

When I met with CBC’s Metro Morning host, Joe Cote, and traffic reporter, Jim Curran, in 1987, the atmosphere was one of on-air madness at the Cabbagetown studio in the former Carlton movie house on Parliament Street. Cote informed and entertained early morning Radio 740 listeners with interviews, commentaries, late-breaking news and human interest stories, […]

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Who really killed the Red Baron?

After writing about different aspects of the First World War, mostly about the soldiers on the ground, there is a story to be told about some of our Canadian pilots and their contribution to the war. One of the mysteries of the war is who shot down the Red Baron. German pilot Manfred Von Richthofen […]

Life or death decisions in August

It’s late summer, and time for the garden to wind down. But this summer’s child isn’t ready to quit just yet, thank you very much. We had a miserable winter and cold spring, and my garden – and I – are running way behind schedule. I’ve been practicing garden triage so far this year, cutting […]

Enjoy the taste of local all summer

Enjoy the great outdoors with these recipes from Foodland Ontario starring our own local ingredients at their best! Planked Brie with Blueberry Chutney Serve this barbecued Brie either as an appetizer or dessert. The taste combination is irresistible! Be sure to soak the cedar plank at least two hours before using on the barbecue. Tip: […]


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