Tag - March/April 2023

The Silent Thief of Sight

Many Canadians are unaware of their risk factors for glaucoma By Cynthia N. Lank As we take in the world around us in all its colour, shapes, contours and beauty, the simple act of seeing, which so many of us take for granted, is actually incredibly complex. The human eye is a marvel of evolution, design and engineering. Our...

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Helping Bruyère Make Life Better

When Steve Madely’s mom Josephine got hurt, Bruyère helped her recover and live longer. Now Steve’s urging us to help Bruyère support more families, through its Celebrating Life at Every Stage fundraising campaign to unite palliative and complex care. Her name was Josephine Madely and her son Steve says, “She loved life.”...

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True Friendship

The Little Things By Jason Marshall Followers. Shares. Likes. Views. Friends. Sadly, people gauge their self-worth and value on these social media buzz words. How many Twitter followers do you have? Instagram shares? How about views on YouTube? Likes on TikTok? Tell me how many Facebook friends you have. Why should it matter...

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How Sweet it is at Hummingbird Chocolate

By Brigitte Hasbron Chocoholics, start the car! A trip to Hummingbird Chocolate is a sweet treat that will bring you joy. Located at 476 Ottawa Street, Unit 2, in Almonte, this chocolate factory, retail shop and café is the place in eastern Ontario for exceptional chocolate. Better yet, factory tours and tastings are offered...

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Celebrating Older Adults in the Francophone Community

By Peggy Edwards, the Council on Aging of Ottawa During the week of March 20, older adults in the Francophone community enjoy International Francophonie Week with all kinds of events and activities, including theatre and art exhibitions, family events, and film and food festivals. Their families, friends and neighbours who...

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2023 Colour Trends Explained

Lifescape By Janet Armstrong, Accredited Interior Designer, CAPS Certified Over the last few challenging years we have sought calm, comfortable, familiar colours that supported and furthered our feelings of well-being. In 2023 we have a greater sense of optimism and energy, along with a desire for an infusion of hues that are...

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Pear Salad with Chèvre

This recipe and image, courtesy of Foodland Ontario, will inspire you to get cooking and to savour the special times ahead. This salad is perfect for the start of spring. Substituting fruit juice for some of the oil in the dressing lowers the fat content. Preparation Time: 15 minutes Cooking Time: 5 minutes Cooling Time: 10...

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A Few Good Weeds  

In the Garden  Story and photos by Julianne Labreche Remember that old saying? “Sticks and stones can break your bones but names will never hurt you.” Well, don’t believe it. Name-calling does hurt people. And  name-calling can hurt a plant’s reputation too. For a plant, there’s nothing worse than being called “a weed.” One...

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Watch out for scammers

By Iris Winston Scammers collected more than $530 million from victims across Canada in 2022. With so many fraudsters at work, it’s just a matter of time before you are contacted, if you haven’t already been subjected to a persuasive argument for giving up a large sum of money. Whatever the scam, the process involves creating...

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