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Home prices steadily rise across the country

Sep 14th, 2017 | By

(NC) Canada’s residential real estate market posted strong home price appreciation in the second quarter of 2017, with most regions displaying healthy housing trends. According to Royal LePage’s House Price Survey and Market Survey Forecast, the price of a home in Canada rose 13.7 per cent year-over-year to $609,104 in the second quarter. Over the
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Over The Back Fence

Sep 14th, 2017 | By

Volunteer Profile… It’s doubtful whether Boyd MacLaren could recall his first act of volunteering.  Although he does know he started out in a small way when he was a teenager, and his role as a volunteer just grew. As a youngster he was involved in all the rural activities, such as 4H, Junior Farmers and
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Exploring beautiful Almonte

Sep 14th, 2017 | By

This Ottawa Valley mill town is a showcase for history, festivals, and park lands By Katharine Fletcher Almonte is one of our prettiest and most vibrant Ottawa Valley towns. Yes, a river runs through it –  the Mississippi – which gave today’s bustling town its first raison d’être as a mill town. Grist, saw and
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An exercise program for those suffering from Parkinson’s Disease

Sep 14th, 2017 | By

One hundred thousand Canadians suffer from Parkinson’s Disease, and it is estimated that 25 new cases are diagnosed every day. Early symptoms can include a tremor, slowness in movement and stiffness. Most Parkinson sufferers are in the 60 and over age group, although some who are under 50, called early-onset cases, have been diagnosed with
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Why diabetes is a greater heart health risk for women than men

Sep 14th, 2017 | By

By Women’s Heath Matters Diabetes is a major risk factor for heart disease in both men and women. However, it has a greater impact on women’s heart health than men’s. “Diabetes appears to be a stronger risk factor for cardiovascular events in women than in men,” says endocrinologist Dr. Lorraine Lipscombe, director of the Centre
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Sipping green tea

Sep 14th, 2017 | By

By Mary Cook If we had black tea in the house I didn’t know it. I only remember green tea. We bought it loose in brown paper bags from Briscoe’s General Store, or from the Watkin’s or Rawleigh men who came to the house on a regular basis. And we went through pounds of it.
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Explore parts of Canada’s oceans for the first time

Sep 14th, 2017 | By

(NC) Despite space being the “final frontier,” our oceans are an even bigger mystery. We often hear that we know more about the surface of the moon or Mars than the ocean floor. In fact, 95 per cent of the world’s oceans are unexplored. Oceana, an advocacy group focused on ocean conservation, has been conducting
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Want to feed your family something that is delicious, nutritious and sustainable? Try wild seafood

Sep 14th, 2017 | By

(NC) Wild seafood is a renewable resource that requires minimal freshwater to produce, emits little carbon dioxide, uses no arable land, and produces a lean protein at a cost-per-pound that is lower than other animal proteins. Seafood is also rich in nutrients and filled with healthy omega-3 fats. Omega-3 can help lower the risk of
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Consider including a charitable gift in your will

Sep 14th, 2017 | By

By Randy Ray Few Canadians realize their money and assets can be put to good use by charitable organizations after they’ve passed away. The fact is, more than 80 per cent of Canadians contribute to charitable organizations throughout their lifetime, but only seven per cent continue this support by including a charitable gift in their
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The gramophone contest

Aug 11th, 2017 | By

By Mary Cook Imagine, a gramophone!   After being told many times that the cost of such luxury was simply out of the question, there it sat in all its glory.   It was on the top of a cabinet that could hold a large collection of records.  Well, we had the gramophone but, unless
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