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Oooo! That Wascally Wabbit!

“Is there anything rabbits don’t like?” enquired an exasperated acquaintance.

By Wes Porter - Sunday, July 20, 2008 - Full Story

Brett Favre, The house that Ruth built, Wimbledon, Tiger Woods

I remember back on March 4rth of this year when I received a text message from one of my NFL sources telling me that Packers great Brett Favre was about to announce his retirement any minute, I turned to my buddy, property management empassario Steve” The Sports Junkie” Stern and told him that I’d bet him that Favre’s retirement would last about as long as a Pauly Shore sitcom.

By Edward Zawadzki - Wednesday, July 16, 2008 - Full Story

DIY Pesticides & Repellents

The three witches in William Shakespeare’s Macbeth may have had something going when they declaimed in their noisome Scottish cave:

Double, double toil and trouble
Fires burn, and cauldron bubble.

By Wes Porter - Sunday, July 13, 2008 - Full Story

Eight New Natural Wonders Inscribed on World Heritage List

QUEBEC CITY, Canada, July 8, 2008 (ENS) - Eight new natural sites were added to the World Heritage List today by the UNESCO World Heritage Committee meeting in Quebec City.

By News on the Net - Thursday, July 10, 2008 - Full Story

The Tampa Bay Rays Shine Bright So Far in 2008

“You were a year off.”

Well, actually it is two years.  But this is the constant refrain I have heard from people concerning the 2008 Tampa Bay Rays (formerly known as the Devil Rays).

By Guest Column

Aaron Goldstein

- Thursday, July 10, 2008 - Full Story

Wimbleton roundup, Hockey, UFC, Baseball

In what was without a doubt the most dramatic and exciting final ever seen at Wimbledon, Spain’s Rafael Nadal won an incredible 7-hour marathon (5 on the court, 2 rain delays) over Switzerland’s, Roger Federer 6-4  6-4  6-7  6-7  9-7. Federer, who had won Wimbledon five consecutive times was chasing Swedish great Bjorn Borg’s record of 6 All-England titles.

By Edward Zawadzki - Wednesday, July 9, 2008 - Full Story

Not much on the gardener’s mind or elsewhere

According to late owner of the famous Victoria, B.C., garden Princess Abkhazi, “There is a Chinese proverb which says that to be happy for a week you take a new concubine. To be happy for a month, you kill a pig, and to be happy all your life you build a garden.” She concluded, “ I can’t vouch for the first two, but the last is true.”

WANTED: People who care about people

By Lise Cloutier-Steele

Since my 83-year-old father’s admission to a long term care facility in May 2007, I have had first-hand experience with the adverse effects of staff shortages and excessive workloads on dependent residents.

By Guest Column Lise Cloutier-Steele- Monday, June 30, 2008 - Full Story

Spain captures title, Turkey captures Heart

Just finished watching the finals of the Euro Cup 08 which saw the side from Spain defeat Germany 1-0 to win their first European championship since 1964. It was a great tournament that certainly had its share of excitement and dramatics. Not taking anything away from either Spain or Germany, but for me the team of the tourney was the side from Turkey. From their incredible last minutes come from behind win over the tough Czechs, to defeating the heavily favored Croatians 4-2 and their heartbreaking last minute loss to Germany, the Turks certainly won over a legion of fans with their heart and determination and for that I’m going to name them my team of Euro 08. It was a great month of world class football and I’d be interested on seeing later this year how the soccer ratings compared to the upcoming Beijing
Olympics later this summer. I bet that the 2nd largest football tourney next to the World Cup gives the Olympics a run for its money.

By Edward Zawadzki - Monday, June 30, 2008 - Full Story

Films Summer of 2008

Well, summer wackiness is well underway at your local movie theatre and the first batch of summer blockbusters has arrived.  Some are already completing their run and there are lots more on the way. This is the time of year when every weekend seems to bring one, two or three new must see films, so let’s give a quick look at what’s already arrived and see how the summer is faring:

By Larry Anklewicz - Monday, June 30, 2008 - Full Story

Children’s Gardening: Briar Rose

In the classic fairy tale Sleeping Beauty, the threatened Princess Aurora was renamed Rose Briar by the good fairies to protect her from the foul Maleficent.

By Wes Porter - Sunday, June 29, 2008 - Full Story

Paternal dog Billy takes on an unusual kid


Billy the boxer has become the constant companion of the 12-day old kid called Lilly. He sleeps with the goat, licks her clean, and protects her from any dangers at Pennywell Farm wildlife centre at Buckfastleigh, near Totnes, Devon.

By Guest Column - Friday, June 27, 2008 - Full Story

Patience Is A Virture

Real words of wisdom….....




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By Guest Column - Thursday, June 26, 2008 - Full Story

Dr. Ken Walker Honoured

imageDr. Ken Walker was distinguished with the Kenneth R. Wilson Memorial Gold Award for an article published in the prestigious Journal of the Canadian Medical Association

By News on the Net - Monday, June 23, 2008 - Full Story

A Green Choice for the Environmentally Concerned

Half-a-dozen years ago, Swedish biologist Susanne Wiigh-Masak went public with her new composting proposal. Promessa Organic AB, her Swedish company offers an environmentally acceptable way to dispose of Uncle John or Auntie Debbie when they finally throw in the trowel.

By Wes Porter - Sunday, June 22, 2008 - Full Story

Ugliest dog: 3 legs, 1 eye, no hair, all winner

imageGus the dog has three legs, one eye and no hair, except for a white tuft on the top of his head. He’s a real winner.
The pedigree Chinese crested won the World’s Ugliest Dog contest on Saturday at the Sonoma-Marin Fair in Northern California.

His owner, Jeanenne Teed, brought Gus all the way from St. Petersburg, Fla., to compete for the dubious distinction

By Guest Column - Sunday, June 22, 2008 - Full Story

The Internet is the world’s biggest recipe book

Millions go online, hunting up recipes when the cooking mood hits.

My favourite printed recipe book is Madame Benoit Cooks at Home, a treasure trove of recipes including her century-old Quebec beans, made with rum and apples.

Even a lunchtime sandwich is a confection in Madame Benoit Cooks at Home.

By Judi McLeod - Saturday, June 21, 2008 - Full Story

Ozone Technology Designed As a Solution to Prevent Salmonella Outbreaks

Aquentium, Inc.  announced today that the company’s ozone technology is designed as a solution to prevent salmonella outbreaks. The Aquentium line of ozone equipment provides a natural, non-chemical process for food processing.

By Guest Column - Monday, June 16, 2008 - Full Story

The Tunguska Tree Termination

Within seconds a century ago, at 7:14 a.m. on 30 June 1908, something destroyed 80 million trees. And not a single environmentalist protested. There were no environmentalists in the modern sense. Scientists and seers started theories on what caused greatest explosion in recorded history.

By Wes Porter - Sunday, June 15, 2008 - Full Story

Genetic clock ticks for men

Les Sheffield, The Herald Sun
MOST men would have been surprised to read that overseas researchers had found the death rate of young adults was higher if they had been born to older fathers.

By Guest Column Les Sheffield- Thursday, June 12, 2008 - Full Story