Caring for senior pets

Like many veterinary practices, we often promote a specific area of pet health care at different times of year. This November we are planning a number of initiatives on care for senior pets. Many of the issues that can greatly affect quality of life for our senior pets really need to be kept in mind […]

Quick recipes for the time-starved

“What’s for dinner?” If that question strikes fear into your heart, then this article is for you. The hustle and bustle of everyday life leaves little time for the niceties of meal planning, grocery shopping or cooking, but perhaps these ideas will reduce the tension and give you an opportunity to try some recipes to […]

My hope: Positive change in parliament

Canadians wanted change, and we voted in record numbers to make that change happen. Voter turnout increased to 68 per cent across the country, and to 74 per cent here in Beaches-East York. In the end, Canadians cast their ballots for positive politics, a progressive platform, and a leader – our next Prime Minister Trudeau […]

Any time is tea time

Fall is here and winter is just around the corner, bringing with it darker days and frosty nights. Whether being lured to the slopes and rinks or just bunkering down and tolerating the cold, one of the best ways to embrace the upcoming season and to warm up after a long day of winter is […]

Look into my big yellow eyes…

October is here and the bird migration is going strong. If you’ve been observing the departure of our local songbirds, hawks, Canada geese, and others, you might be lucky enough this time of year to also catch a glimpse of a migrating owl. While it’s nice for us to enjoy the sight of these birds […]

Celebrating Glen Stewart Ravine

Gene Domagala will cover the historical aspect of an organized walk through the Glen Stewart Ravine on Sunday, Oct. 25 as part of the launch of a new Friends of Glen Stewart Ravine group. See page 4 for details.   Twelve thousand or so years ago an ice age retreated, leaving a lake called Lake […]

Five hot trends for fall as the weather cools

Up north last weekend, the sight of everyone bringing in their docks, putting away the boats and getting ready for winter was a sobering one. I really don’t like the winter weather at all, or the thought of being housebound for months. But if we have to head indoors for the season, then let’s at […]

Trees a boon to property owners

I really believe that there is no more liveable, vibrant, and beautiful neighbourhood in our fair metropolis than the Beach. And although every season helps to showcase that fact, I think the Beach in autumn is perhaps the most outstanding. Our urban forest is at its brilliant best when the leaves turn, with a dazzling […]

The cask is the key to whisky

Whether you’re a lover of Scotch, rye, bourbon or Irish whisky, I’m sure you know that these spirits are aged in oak barrels. These barrels soften whisky’s attack and add additional character and flavour. However, what was in the barrel before it was used for the spirit, the size of the barrel, type of oak […]

Halloween treats for young and old alike

Halloween is becoming more popular every year as a celebration. But it is no longer just for kids, adults love it too! Whether you are hosting children or adults, these treats will please everyone at the party. Reese’s Pieces Shortbread Although children are not permitted to come to school with peanut butter products, I have […]