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Full Circle in Cuba

By Mike Davis In 2012, Gloria and I had headed off to Cuba to a 2-star resort. Don Lino in Holguin province was the lowest price on the internet; this was the deciding factor. I had been to Cuba before, but had stayed with the locals and went caving (spelunking) with them. This was the
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Freedom of the Press A Requirement for Democracy

Mike and I saw The Post on the weekend, the film by Steven Spielberg, starring Meryl Streep as Katherine Graham, the owner of The Washington Post, and Tom Hanks as Ben Bradlee, top editor at the paper. This is the true story of the leak and publication of the Pentagon papers which document the U.S. government’s knowledge
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Canada Blooms 2018

They’re setting up Canada Blooms today! We popped in this morning with 3,000 copies of our gorgeous Spring Gardens Special issue, which were requested to go into VIP goodie bags. While Mike was loading the boxes of magazines onto a skid, I strolled around and grabbed a few snaps while the garden installations were being
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Canadian International Auto Show 2018: An Obsession With Speed

Words & photos by Chris Miller  The Canadian International Auto Show is the largest consumers’ show in Canada. The first day of the 2018 event, February 16, was packed just like a usual weekend, except it was Friday. This is a sure indication of Canada’s love for autos.  The exotic display was the largest representation
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CIRCLE ARTS in Tobermory For Sale

Have you ever dreamed of owning an art gallery in a beautiful summer destination spot? There is now a rare opportunity to purchase an award-winning seasonal art gallery in a thriving tourist destination, “downtown” Tobermory. This gallery has a 48-year respected reputation for offering high-quality Canadian fine art, ceramics, jewellery, glass, woodwork and more. Currently
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Prevent Frozen Water Lines at Home

The City of St. Catharines has good advice for all, not just its own residents: Winter has arrived but it’s not too late to prepare your home for the cold temperatures. One of the lesser-known effects of cold weather is the potential for the extreme cold to freeze underground utilities like water lines. Water lines
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Tyandaga in Burlington Opposes Meridian Brick

This is material provided by the Burlington group Tyandaga Environmental Coalition. Meridian Brick (formerly Forterra Brick) plans to clear-cut approximately 34 acres of prime forest within the Greenbelt Plan Area to expand its commercial shale quarrying operations (the east cell).  The proposed quarry would operate  adjacent to the residential Tyandaga neighbourhood in Burlington, Ontario. Meridian
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CBC’s Sounds of the Seasons

Mike had fun recently. He went to CBC’s Sounds of the Season day and gave out copies of the 10th anniversary issue in exchange for celebrity autographs. Can you make out any of the names?

Niagara River a Sewer?

Today, Wayne Gates, NDP MPP for Niagara Falls, continued to press the Liberal government to protect the Great Lakes and Ontario water ways, and stop the dumping of raw sewage into the Niagara River. “Last week, the International Joint Commission released its first assessment on the progress by both US and Canadian governments on the
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