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Three small tips to save big on organic

Jun 22nd, 2018 | By

(NC) One popular misconception about organic foods is that making the switch is costly. But just like buying any groceries, you can save by being a savvy shopper. To reap the benefits while staying on a budget, here are three cost-effective tips. Buy in season. Fruits and vegetables are at their peak in terms of taste
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Quick guide to a great summer garden

Jun 22nd, 2018 | By

(NC) As we prepare for cookouts, barbecues and relaxing outdoors, it’s time to get your gardens in shape. Feeling a little rusty? Here are some tips to make your backyard stand out. Make a plan: It’s important to take into consideration the location you’ll be planting in and what you’ll be growing, as space and
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Cornerstone Wesleyan Church

Jun 22nd, 2018 | By

At 9am on Sat. June 2, Cornerstone Wesleyan Church saw hundreds and hundreds of people swarm into the parking lot, grab a (free) coffee before browsing the (free) yard sale.  After sending their kids to the (free) epic bouncy castle / assault course, the parents enjoyed a (free) BBQ while listening to (free) live music.
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Where to go birding close to Ottawa

May 11th, 2018 | By

By Katharine Fletcher From the Carp Hills (Carp Ridge) to Mud Lake to Presqu’ile (on Lake Ontario), there are many excellent birding destinations within or close to the City of Ottawa. Because of this biodiversity, we can see a variety of types of birds from year-round residents such as cardinals to rare species such as
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The artistic director of the Classic Theatre Festival

May 11th, 2018 | By

Why has a small town in Eastern Ontario become the Mecca for theatre productions bringing both amateur and professional performers to the stages of not one, but at least three venues? It has a lot to do with unleashing hidden talent already in the community, but also by bringing in performers well known to theatre,
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The Ottawa Mennonite Church

May 11th, 2018 | By

The Ottawa Mennonite Church (OMC) is a congregation of approximately 270 members. It began in 1959, when a number of Mennonite professionals, who had moved to the nation’s capital for work, began meeting together for worship in homes and schools. In the fall of 1960, the group purchased land on Kilborn Avenue, on the outskirts
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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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Deciding who to hire for your renovation

Jan 26th, 2018 | By

(NC) You’ve been planning your home renovation for months, attended all the home shows and spent countless hours online looking at inspiration boards and photos. You’ve also interviewed numerous contractors, checked their references and received written price quotes from those you are interested in hiring. Now it’s time to decide who will be doing the
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108 years and going strong!

Jan 26th, 2018 | By

Presenting current issues and celebrating Canadian History and Culture By The Ottawa Women’s Canadian Club In this era of quick fixes and disposable everything, isn’t it reassuring to know that some things can stand the test of time?  The Ottawa Women’s Canadian Club (OWCC) is proud of its history and contribution to Ottawa and Canada
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Multi-faceted, fun Mont Tremblant

Dec 14th, 2017 | By

  By Katharine Fletcher I bet you’ve heard of Mont Tremblant because it’s an all-year resort which in winter is a favourite magnet for downhill boarders and skiers. Also, because it’s only an hour and 45 minutes (153 km) from Ottawa, the ski hills of this destination resort are oh-so-close to us here in the
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