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Seasonal maintenance tips in and around your home

Oct 19th, 2018 | By

Although some of us may be hanging on to warmer temperatures, it’s inevitable that cooler weather is on its way. With the change in seasons comes a change in home maintenance that’s needed to prepare for the cooler climate. So, get ahead on your chores while the sun is still shining and follow these four
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Exploring Valley Villages: Merrickville

Oct 19th, 2018 | By

This 225-year-old village boasts a hip arts scene, funky shops, good eats – and spectacular nature By Katharine Fletcher Two-hundred and twenty-five years ago, William Merrick founded the village which took his name. Although much has changed since 1794, Merrickville boasts many historical attractions – as well as great biking, hiking, shopping – and a
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Fall lawn care tips

Oct 19th, 2018 | By

Many of us feed our lawns at the first signs of spring, but did you know that autumn is the most important time to fertilize? A lawn fed three to four times a year develops a deep root system to resist heat, drought and wear. It also develops thick green top growth to naturally resist
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Stay comfortable for less this winter

Oct 19th, 2018 | By

Winter is a time for skating, playing shinny and ice fishing but it’s also a time to put on a big sweater and stay cozy at home. Before we feel the force of winter, the fall is a great time to protect yourself and your family from the cold. Here are some steps you can
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Ashton United Church

Sep 14th, 2018 | By

By Linda Guetta Ashton United Church is located in the village of Ashton, just inside the Township of Beckwith. We are a small congregation that reflects the traditions of our rural ties, while looking into the future. We are committed to sharing our gifts and resources as we are led by the Spirit to serve
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Make your pasta better with beans

Aug 17th, 2018 | By

Adding beans to pasta dishes is a great way to increase protein — without increasing fat. This fresh linguini dish from the Ontario Bean Growers is packed with protein and fibre to leave you feeling full longer. Linguine with White Beans and Vegetables Prep time: 10 minutes Cook time: 25 minutes Serves: 4 Ingredients: •
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Could New Brunswick become the retirement capital?

Aug 17th, 2018 | By

A steady market, a laid back life-style and an aging population. An economist, a real-estate agent and a retirement community manager are in agreement: New Brunswick is becoming the ideal Canadian retirement destination. Over the last 12 months, Trevor Drisdelle, a Fredericton realtor with Keller Williams Capital Realty, said they have seen a dramatic increase in
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Discovering Affordable Montreal

Jul 19th, 2018 | By

From pop-up events to biking, this city rocks with free activities to enjoy By Katharine Fletcher The famous French “joie de vivre” rocks in Montreal, where there are many free things to engage our interest. Whether it’s biking alongside the St. Lawrence River or Lachine Canal National Historic Site, browsing artisan vendors and dancing to
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Lighten up summer meals with veggie noodles

Jul 19th, 2018 | By

The secret to changing up your meals while keeping them light and healthy is vegetable noodles. Zucchini, beet or squash varieties are a great, gluten-free alternative to regular pasta and add more veggies to your diet and colour on your plate. Made with Bertolli pasta sauce and inspired by the simplicity of Tuscan cooking, this
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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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