Tag - Jan/Feb 2023

Project North Star

Spread your wings by volunteering with Project North Star: the restoration of the last remaining Canadair North Star aircraft. Part of the Ingenium Collection of Canada’s Museums of Science and Innovation, this volunteer-driven initiative is perfect for people who have an interest in aviation, the RCAF, community...

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Beware of the Grandparent Scam

By Iris Winston “Hi, Grandpa. I’m in trouble.  I need your help.” This was how the early-morning phone call to a good friend of mine began. His immediate response was concern for his grandson. “What’s wrong, Peter? What’s happened?” What is wrong with this picture? First, note that the caller could have obtained the grandson’s...

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Open for Wanderers:  Maryland

By Jennifer Hartley Author John Steinback once said, “People don’t take trips, trips take people.” As we mark Black History Month, it is the perfect time to remember how, for 30,000 to 40,000 people from the United States, a trip to Canada on the Underground Railroad brought freedom. Today, you can take that same journey back...

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With age comes wisdom.

The Little Things By Jason Marshall Each time we add a candle to a birthday cake, it doesn’t make us smarter. It only guarantees light-headedness from trying to blow them all out at once. Life experience comes with age. That translates to knowledge. You almost pass out from blowing out candles this year. So, next year you buy...

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Experience the magic of Walt Disney World’s 50th anniversary celebrations

Photos courtesy of Walt Disney World It doesn’t matter what age you are; you’ll be delighted with Walt Disney World’s 50th anniversary celebrations. For over five decades—since the fall of 1971—a trip to Walt Disney World has been synonymous with the ultimate holiday. The perfect Florida spot for a multi-generational vacation...

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Tasha’s Sore Tooth

Animal Chatter By Iris Winston It was becoming obvious that Tasha was having a bad day. Normally quiet and unobtrusive in the house, she couldn’t settle, even on her favourite chair. She seemed thirsty, going to her water bowl several times but drinking only a mouthful or two. She had hardly touched her breakfast—a definite...

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Roasted Mushroom Soup

The extra prep is worth the effort for this soup that’s special enough to serve guests. Garnish it with sliced cooked mushrooms and fresh herbs. Preparation Time: 30 minutes Cooking Time: 35 minutes Roasting Time: 20 minutes Serves 4 to 6 8 oz (250 g) each Ontario shiitake, button and cremini mushrooms 3 tbsp (45 mL) olive oil...

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Cabbage Roll Soup

Easy to make, this hearty soup really hits the spot. Preparation Time: 20 minutes Cooking Time: 20 minutes Serves 6 to 8 250 g lean Ontario ground beef 250 g ground pork 1 Ontario egg, beaten 3/4 cup (175 mL) uncooked rice 1 Ontario onion, minced 1 small clove Ontario garlic, minced Salt and pepper 2 tbsp (25 mL) vegetable oil...

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Squash and Apple Soup with Maple

This soup has a delicate flavour. When reheating, stir in a little heavy cream. Preparation Time: 25 minutes Cooking Time: 35 minutes Serves 4 to 6 2 Ontario onions, chopped 1 tbsp (15 mL) butter 1 large Ontario butternut squash, peeled and cubed (about 5 cups/1.25 L) 2 Ontario apples, peeled, cored and cubed 2 cloves Ontario...

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Smoky Potato Soup with Bacon

The fresh taste of Ontario leeks and the smooth texture of Ontario russet potatoes are enhanced when combined with bacon. Preparation Time: 25 minutes Cooking Time: 35 minutes Serves 6 4 slices smoky Ontario bacon, chopped 2 tbsp (25 mL) unsalted butter 1 tbsp (15 mL) vegetable oil 2 large Ontario leeks, white and light green...

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