Garden Views: Growing the poppies of November

By MARY FRAN McQUADE To a gardener, it’s odd that poppies are so prominent in November. Cold-loving chrysanthemums make more sense at this time of year. Lately, even Christmas greens and trees are already appearing in garden shops. The bright red poppy rightfully belongs to the month of August, the hot harvest-time. But, as most […]

Large crowd attends Remembrance Day ceremony at Kew Gardens Cenotaph

A large crowd spilling out onto Queen Street East gathered at the Kew Gardens Cenotaph on Monday, Nov. 11, to observe Remembrance Day. The ceremony was hosted by the Royal Canadian Legion Baron Byng Beaches Branch 1/42, and featured hymns, prayers and two-minutes of silence to remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice. The silence […]