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Parrots are Wild Animals

Animal Chatter By Iris Winston Photo: parrotpartners.org Not always a fit for domestic pets If you are thinking about owning a parrot as a pet, think again. Or, at least think long and hard and be fully aware of the … Continue reading

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Spring Fashion

Birding By Brian Morin Nature’s colour parade Mother Nature was the original creator of the spring fashion show, but she did things a little different. Rather than focusing on female attire, her emphasis was on how good the males look … Continue reading

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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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