Sue Holloway Four-time cross-country skiing olympian

High Achievers By Martin Cleary Holloway remembers her introduction to snow, cold, and skis, as if it were yesterday. Simply, she detested it. For her parents, Maurice and Thea, alpine skiing seemed to be the most logical way to enjoy … Continue reading

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Crossroads on the Mississippi

Carleton Place maintains a small-town feel, historic roots and active commerce At the crossroads of two main highways that go south to Smiths Falls and west to Perth, Carleton Place has successfully evolved over the decades, and now is called … Continue reading

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Ron Maclean’s Wisdom and Knowledge

It’s not all about the hockey It was Prime Minister Lester B. Pearson who said: “This fastest of all games [hockey] has become almost as much of a national symbol as the maple leaf.” There is no question hockey is … Continue reading

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Great Gardening Reads

In the Garden By Julianne Labreche Cuddle up this winter with the best books to inspire a colourful spring When the garden is fast asleep in winter, there’s nothing better than curling up indoors with a nice cup of hot … Continue reading

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3 Easy Steps

Lifescape By Janet Armstrong, Certified Interior Designer, CAPS To a beautiful seasonal centrepiece The holiday season is fast approaching and while this year may be different than in years past, it may still mean having a few family members or … Continue reading

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All in the Family

Birding By Brian Morin Hawks are beautiful birds of prey The expression ‘watching someone like a hawk’ suggests paying close attention, checking in particular for any mal intent. While in nature such intent may not apply, there can be no … Continue reading

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How To Prepare Your Home For Winter

By Daniela Gonzalez As the outdoor temperatures start to drop, it’s essential to make sure that your home is prepared and ready for the cold weather ahead. No matter where you live, winter can present some challenges for safety, home maintenance, and … Continue reading

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The Joy of Treks

The Curious Trekker By Peter Johansen Reaping the rewards of day-tripping Years before COVID-19 made such things difficult, my wife Oxana and I drove to a friend’s cottage near Lachute. We were dropping by unannounced. Of course, he wasn’t in, … Continue reading

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Balladeer Forever

Wayne Rostad back on the local roads again. By Pam Dillon, Photos by John Major | September 2019 With a lilt in his voice and a smile in his eyes, Canada’s favourite storyteller, Wayne Rostad, is living it up in our backyard … Continue reading

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Boldt Castle

Some guys give their wives flowers or jewellery as a sign of affection. George Boldt gave his wife a castle.

Boldt made his fortune in the hotel business catering to the wealthy in New York City and Philadelphia. George and Louise loved the Thousand Islands in upstate New York and enjoyed vacationing there. Continue reading

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