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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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Motorcycle Ride to benefit training of guide dogs

The 31st annual Guide Dog Motorcycle Ride will take place on Sunday, September 8, 2019. It’s an all-brand motorcycle ride in support of Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind, meaning all riders are welcome, no matter what brand of motorcycle you ride. Continue reading

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Three Top Tips For Starting A Home Based Business

Owning your own business is a life-goal for lots of people, and when you consider the benefits, it’s not hard to see why; spending your days earning a living doing something you love, flexible hours that fit around family and being your own boss are all wonderful plus points Continue reading

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FAMILY FEUD IS COMING TO CANADA!

CBC is looking for families to be part of the TV show “Family Feud Canada” and wondered whether you would mind sharing some info on your Facebook page in the hope some local families might be interested in applying to … Continue reading

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Warm Summer Night

By Stephen Johnson Perhaps one of the most enjoyable activities in Ottawa during a warm summer evening is to attend an Ottawa Fury FC match at Lansdowne Park.  My parents were visiting us from Saskatchewan which made it that much … Continue reading

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Magic, Dance, Theatre, and a Dash of Wonder

The Station Theatre is bringing the world-class magic show OUTERBRIDGE – Clockwork Mysteries  to Smiths Falls on Saturday evenings this summer at 7:30 p.m. July 6, 13, 20, 27 and August 3, 24 and 31. Critics across the globe have hailed Ted … Continue reading

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Make a Splash with Water Activities

One of the perennial pleasures of living in Ottawa is the opportunity each summer to enjoy all kinds of water activities with your family. We have rivers and lakes galore in these parts, not to mention a world-famous canal plus … Continue reading

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Summer Memories for the Making

You don’t need to head to the airport or embark on a cross-country odyssey to make summer memories with your family. Why not explore the wonders of Canada’s capital city and take short trips to enjoy the amazing offerings in … Continue reading

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Don’t Be Fooled

By the award that keeps on taking
By Iris Winston | Jan/Feb 2019

I just turned down $350,000. More accurately, I turned down the promise of a $350,000 prize that had all the hallmarks of being a scam.

According to the silky-voiced man who called, I was the lucky winner of a major financial award from Publishers Clearing House.

“Did I remember entering the competition?” he asked.

No, I didn’t, because I hadn’t. Continue reading

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