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Listen to the quiet

The first warning came from my grandmother. I was 27, running through life. Not like there was no tomorrow but like I had to get to tomorrow before anyone else did. My grandmother gave me a book, “Slow Me Down, Lord”. I did not listen to the warning.

Could she dance

She was a 70-something, 5-foot something, silver-haired beauty with eyes that could carry on a conversation and a smile that could make a beggar give up his last dime.

Advertorial: 300 More Reasons to Head South For the Winter

As temperatures begin to drop up North, Southern Vacation Rentals is gearing up for the winter by adding nearly 300 vacation rentals to their options for guests to stay along the beaches of Northwest Florida and Coastal Alabama.

Advertorial - Snowbird season is almost here

Get ready for a sweet Southern experience because snowbird season is almost here!

Advertorial - Choose a sweet southern winter vacation in Northwest Florida

Dreaming of spending your winter in a warmer climate? Southern Vacation Rentals wants to help you find the perfect home, cottage or condo rental in Northwest Florida for your extended stay this winter.

Hamilton: Not a lunchpail town

A trip to the Hamilton area will soon convince you that there is much more there than steel-mills, bowling alleys and football.

The world’s greatest detective

Robert Fabian, who had risen through the ranks of the London Metropolitan Police Force to become detective superintendent of Scotland Yard, was popularly known as the world’s greatest detective.

Memories of London’s underground

All the hubbub surrounding Toronto’s expansion of its smallish subway service got me to thinking about the massive London Underground System with its almost 300 stations on 11 different lines.

Norfolk, Ont. mink farmers make Faces of Fur calendar

Sandra admits the anti-fur lobby is huge and recalls 450 mink being released by activists who broke into the cages on a Simcoe farm a few years back

Matilda comes to Toronto as part of Mirvish's '15-'16 season

Two Tony Award-winning musicals and a hit London play are among the productions in the Mirvish 2015-16 season.

Forever Young Information

Canada's Adult Lifestyle Publication

Stop to smell the tulips, roses and more at these destinations

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May 11, 2015 - 0 comments

Ottawa is among the top 10 places spring is in bloom this May.

After coal: profile of activist Angela Bischoff

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The plants would still be running, spewing mercury, lead and arsenic into our air, causing deaths, asthma and climate destabilization...I know that I’m much more effective an activist in my 50s than I was in my 20s or 30s because my skills are so much broader. There is room for every mature person out there to get engaged in working for change - click headline

Christmas gifts with a difference

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Trace your ancestors waaaay back / Helping the planet / Beadware: Lookin’ good Feel good too / GPS rangefinder for world-wide golf / Just suck it up / Life beyond Netflix / Vinyl is back / It’s in the bag - click headline or photo

Three Energy Efficient Homes: The Edmonton Experiment

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Three adjacent homes in Alberta’s capital have been equipped with different energy sources, with the goal of identifying the optimal net-zero efficiency system - click headline or photo

Landscaping: Living outdoors

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Jul 03, 2012 - 23 comments

Homeowners are turning their backyards into an extension of their indoor living spaces – ‘taking the indoors outdoors’ – by adding kitchens, comfortable seating, extensive lighting and art - click headline or photo for ideas

Rogers monitoring package permits remote home control

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Home-monitoring package enables Ontario homeowners to keep track of various household functions from a remote location including the U.S. sunbelt...click for details...

Wednesday Spotlight: Cottage country without the cottages

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Sep 14, 2011 - 9 comments

Two developers in Ontario’s cottage country have designed communities that take full advantage of a lakeside environment but still have the essential urban elements that boomers demand.

Wednesday Spotlight – Cross Canada: Two-wheeled tourism

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“TV sucks – ride your bike!” Eastern Ontario’s Prince Edward County invites cyclists to visit its quaint little towns, wineries, dineries and...well, maybe even Elvis...

Suzuki film on biodiversity

Jul 27, 2011 - 5 comments

David Suzuki Foundation offers neat film explaining the value of biodiversity

Dream a dream: planning an Eco-Village

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Convinced that our society is facing energy and waste challenges, Mike Nickerson, environmental educator and author, is dedicated to creating an Eco-Village at his country home in the Ottawa Valley. Situated on 160 acres of woodland near Lanark, this location is...