Tag - June 2022

Electric POPULARITY

By Pam Dillon Fun, accessible and freeing, e-bikes are the new must-have wheels. In March my friend Cathie “retired.” In May she got an e-bike. Now the bubbly dynamo and her husband, Bob, are going places—no gas required. “Man, I love it,” Cathie reports. “I pedal and when I need the assistance, I kick it into battery [mode]...

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What about your other vaccination status?

(NC) Vaccines have been at the forefront of almost every conversation over the past year, but do you know if you’re up to date on your routine vaccinations? The reality is that one-in-five adults over the age of 55 aren’t up to date on their vaccinations or are unsure of their status. This is concerning, as Canadians are...

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Hummingbirds in the Garden

By Julianne Labreche Small but mighty’ is an apt descriptor for the ruby-throated hummingbird. Even though it weighs about the same as a Canadian nickel, every spring this tough, tiny bird makes an incredible journey north from Mexico and parts of Central America to many parts of Canada, including gardens, parks and forests...

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Decor Tips for a Bright and Roomy Space

Lifescape By Janet Armstrong, Accredited Interior Designer, CAPS Certified The prospect of retirement or semi-retirement, perhaps even changing health, may lead to decisions regarding our homes. These life events often have us downsizing to smaller spaces that are easier to manage or ‘lock and leave’ when the urge to travel...

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Birding

THE BUSIEST SEASON By Brian Morin To say this is a busy time of year for birds is an understatement. Most find themselves at some stage of the breeding cycle, whether constructing a nest, sitting on eggs or bringing food, from morning until night, to hungry chicks that have insatiable appetites. Incredibly, songbirds like...

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The key to remaining youthful? Your sense of humour

The Little Things By Jason Marshall Remember in the early 80s when magician David Copperfield made the Statute of Liberty disappear? We all looked on in awe as POOF! It vanished before our very eyes. Impressive in retrospect, but times change. Fast forward 40 years, and we’re all David Copperfield. At least when it’s time to...

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Stories that Resonate

By Pam Dillon Deborah Dunleavy’s new novel, Unsayable Absence, touches on area history and timely issues. Her other new projects, Maniwaki Memories and Mary Magdalene Miller’s Misadventures in Milltown, offer more fascinating glimpses of life and times in these parts. If you’re a fan of books and history, you’ll want to head to...

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Tamworth, Erinsville and Marlbank

OFF THE BEATEN PATH By Madeline Kallio Where Beauty and Creativity Come Together Farmland, lakes and rivers create a picturesque backdrop for the interesting nooks and crannies in this area. County Road 41 is a scenic drive between Highway 7 and Highway 401, winding through small towns that have attracted a number of unique...

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Vibrant Victoria

This summer, grab your passport and head west. By Jennifer Hartley The back end of the pandemic. Finally. That means it is time to pack your bags and start travelling. One of the most stunning cities that has it all is on our own west coast. Victoria, B.C., whose motto is “semper libre” or always free, has a fantastic island...

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Bob Weeks

Nice Guys Do Finish First Profile & Photos By Jennifer Hartley To anyone in the golf or curling world, Bob Weeks is royalty. From early days as curling correspondent for the Globe and Mail and editor of the Ontario Curling Report, to today’s gigs as national co-host of Golf Talk Canada on TSN, writer for TSN.ca and radio...

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