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The Last Viking: The Life of Roald Amundsen by Stephen Bown book cover
Idea Exchange | January 2, 2013
2011 was the 100th anniversary of Roald Amundsen’s successful expedition to the South Pole.  More practical than his British counterparts, Shackleton... Read More»
Glowing hanging lightbulb among unlit lightbulbs
Linda, Queen's Square | November 1, 2012
Two extraordinary minds, two very different men.  Who should win the A+, considering: 1. Business success vs. failure Edison became wealthy quite... Read More»
Image of a blackboard with Hello written in many languages
Idea Exchange | October 1, 2012
Learning another language means learning a new way of thinking about the world, and you can end up with a better understanding of your own language... Read More»
The Difference Between a B and an A+
Idea Exchange | September 28, 2012
The Difference Between a B and an A+ As September turns casually into October, many parents, teachers and students are just getting into the routine... Read More»
Man tutoring teenager
Teens | August 30, 2012
Are you struggling to conquer chemistry? Can't figure out Grade 9 math?  If you need extra help, in the form of one-on-one tutoring, Tutoring Beyond... Read More»
Woman with question marks above her head
Idea Exchange | August 24, 2012
It’s easy to be overwhelmed with information these days, and sometimes it’s hard to know which online sources you can trust. But when you need to... Read More»
Show Us Yours winner - Joe's Murky Pond
Idea Exchange | July 24, 2012
Landscaping. For many this means pristine green lawns, and beautifully manicured gardens. For others, it’s transforming their backyard into an... Read More»
Frank's waterfront view:  this month’s SHOW US YOURS photo contest winner
Idea Exchange | June 28, 2012
What’s in a building? Some would argue a building is made up of what it holds – for example a library and books, or a gallery and art. Others would... Read More»
Re | Purpose
Idea Exchange | May 24, 2012
3 identities + 3 stories + 3 downtowns = 1 city. Cambridge has invented – and reinvented – itself over the years. From Galt, Hespeler and Preston... Read More»
Image of a woman loading a bicycle into the back of a car
Leona, Queen's Square | May 14, 2012
It’s something all drivers face: car shopping. There are those who love this – who dream about what car they’ll have and when they’ll get it. Then... Read More»

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