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Christ Church Cathedral

Apr 13th, 2018 | By

By Garth Hampson In the year 2018, Christ Church Cathedral celebrated 185 years of a continuing journey, building a diverse and vibrant parish that glorifies God and welcomes all people. Its history goes back to the time of Col. John By and the building of the Rideau Canal. The first service was held on July
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Ontario government announces new programs for seniors in their communities

Apr 13th, 2018 | By

In a recent press release The Ontario Ministry of Seniors Affairs announced that nearly 250 new and innovative projects that will help seniors stay active and engaged are coming to communities across the province – part of Ontario’s plan to support care, create opportunity, and make life more affordable for seniors and their families. Minister
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Your legacy for better healthcare

Apr 13th, 2018 | By

Sometimes, your kindness can touch the lives of others in ways you could have never imagined.  During your lifetime you’ve probably supported charitable organizations that are important to you, and with those gifts, you’ve helped to make your community, and our world, a better place. If you’ve supported one of the hospitals in our region,
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Memories of growing up contest winners

Apr 13th, 2018 | By

The following submissions about growing up have won three lucky readers an autographed copy of of Mary Cook’s new book Reflections, The Best Job in the World. Bath night By Cindy St. Michael-Bennett The wind made a low howling sound, like a pack of hungry wolves. Snow blew relentlessly, the windows were glazed over with
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Wine, stunning scenery awaits Down Under

Apr 13th, 2018 | By

South Australia’s Barossa Valley and Flinders Ranges National Park By Katharine Fletcher “Would you like to try these wines before you decide which one to buy?” Our server at Adelaide’s trendy La Tapita Spanish bistro enquired. What a great idea! Who knew that restauranteurs would be so generous? But in Australia, my husband Eric and I
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April Fools’ day

Apr 13th, 2018 | By

By Mary Cook It was that time of year again … and I knew that I was going to be tricked.  I could never catch anyone in the family, but I was easy game when it came to April Fools’ Day. Because I was so easily fooled, and I never seemed to be able to
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Health benefits of eating more beans

Apr 13th, 2018 | By

When you hear “superfood,” you may think avocados, blueberries or kale. But something you need to add to the list is beans, one of the most nourishing foods available. They’re an excellent energy source and can help fight cancer and heart disease. Learn more about the health benefits of versatile beans: Protein. When matched with
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Enter for a chance to win a pair of tickets to one of two great shows

Apr 13th, 2018 | By

Snake Oil, by Jayson McDonald and directed by Dave Dawson, playing at the Gladstone Theatre April 26-May 5 (preview April 25). Sam Saginaw isn’t just selling you one hundred percent legitimate, bonafide, tried and true SNAKE OIL – he’s giving you, with every bottle, a guarantee of health, wealth, happiness, spiritual fulfillment, boundless love and
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Over The Back Fence

Apr 13th, 2018 | By

Volunteer Profile…  Linda Lucker and her husband Scott Ferguson love cats. And it was this passion that led them into the role of caregivers for countless felines which have ended up at the Ottawa Humane Society over the past few years. It all started in Prince Edward Island where the couple lived and where they
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Living with heart disease: How to take charge of your health

Apr 13th, 2018 | By

By Lisa M. Petsche Heart disease is a leading cause of death for adults in Canada. Coronary artery disease (CAD) (also known as arteriosclerosis or hardening of the arteries) is the most common type. CAD is caused by accumulation in the coronary arteries of fatty deposits called plaques. This results in narrowing within the arteries,
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