An African adventure to remember

In the magnificent movie Out of Africa, Robert Redford and Meryl Streep spend the night together in a tent on the savannah in pre-First World War British East Africa (now Kenya). In the morning he lovingly washes her hair as the sun rises majestically over the mountains. This scene caused my wife Dianne extreme heart […]

Glenn Cochrane: Divesting oneself of winter is not easy

This is liberation time for me in the fashionable Beach pied à terre I share with The Wife. After several months of waddling about town encased like a mummy in several layers of the sturdy made-in-Canada clothing needed to fend off our winters, I am starting to shed my armour piece by salt-encrusted piece. My […]

Bottoms Up: Montgras keeps it friendly

The popularity of Chilean wine is no secret among consumers. They catapulted onto the scene quite a number of years back with their decently made, fruit-driven, varietally labelled, vintage-dated, extremely well-priced offerings. Of course, the pricing has increased over the years, but the quality remains solid. One producer who creates wine that is really consumer-friendly […]

The Main Menu: Easter brunch calls for eggs

The egg is a wonderful package. Packed with nutrients, easy to digest, simple to prepare, an essential ingredient in numerous dishes and inexpensive, it is a staple on the grocery list. However, at Easter the egg becomes a star. As a symbol of new life, it is decorated and becomes an integral part of celebration […]

New councillor has long list to tackle at City Hall

Life as a new councillor is busy, fun, and educational. There is never a dull moment in our ward and down at City Hall! Communication is of the utmost importance to me so I hope to be able to write these columns regularly. City Hall The Newbie Councillors are supportive, keen, and energetic. We plan […]