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‘Snow angels’ show traces of wildlife

February 24, 2015

Of the many reasons to love winter, one of my top ones is finding footprints in freshly fallen snow. If you take the time to go for an early morning walk after a snowfall you can observe the extensive animal activity that is happening all the time and all around us. Animals that are nocturnal, […]

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1915 plan visionary then and now

The plan below, drawn up 100 years ago, was shown this year to several different organizations, including the Board of Trade. There were three people who proposed this idea originally. They were R.C. Harris, works commissioner (and a Beacher, by the way), Toronto Harbour Board engineer E.L. Cousins, and F. A. Gaby, chief engineer for […]

The brave (and bundled-up) will inherit the Beach

Cold enough for ya? All this consistently cold weather has been an unavoidable reminder about the nature of the country we live in. Sure, the grumblers will curse under their breath, the climate change deniers will spout their nonsense, and a lot of people will choose to stay inside for a Net­flix marathon over heading […]

The comfort of melted cheese and chocolate

Cosy in this winter with bread, wine and cheese. What more could you want? If you wish, add some friends and you have a party, the best way to counteract the winter blahs! Way back in the 70s, fondues were all the rage. Now all these years later, they have regained popularity for very good […]


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