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Outside Christmas scene with Christmas trees and carousel
Jennifer, Clemens Mill | December 1, 2019
Christmas is a time of traditions. In Canada, many families celebrate on Christmas Eve, after Midnight Mass, settling in for Tourtière and presents.... Read More»
Hands holding a red heart
Tina, Preston | December 1, 2019
Do you ever feel like you have too much stuff? I certainly do. That’s why I used to partly dread Christmas – gifts given to me and my family would... Read More»
Book, cup of coffe, blanket and pillows by a window
Idea Exchange | November 18, 2019
The Winter 2020 edition of the Idea Exchange Magazine is here! Check out the free events we have planned for Family Day. Sign-up for our new... Read More»
Global Migration Festival icon
Shannon, Queen’s Square | November 1, 2019
From homo sapiens who started migrating across Africa over 50,000 years ago to the current flow of migrants today, the story of migration is the... Read More»
Child and Adult laying on bed and reading
Sarah, Queen’s Square | November 1, 2019
Expand your reading selection with some well written YA novels! Here are a few recommendations: Four Dead Queens by Astrid Scholte An engaging, fast... Read More»
Dog on couch wearing sunglasses and drinking a tropical drink
Jessica, Preston | November 1, 2019
We don’t deserve dogs. Our four-legged companions show us unconditional love and loyalty, they greet us with tail wags when we come home, and they... Read More»
Image of coffe cup with blanket in front of a window which looks out on snow
Christine, Old Post Office | November 1, 2019
Winter. It's inevitable, and whether you like it or not, it's coming. A snow storm is an opportunity to curl up under a cozy blanket, and an ice... Read More»
Dice and board game pieces
Carroll, Clemens Mill | November 1, 2019
International Games Day is fast approaching, are you ready to get your game on? Typically celebrated the third Saturday in November, International... Read More»
Fake News
Kevin Swayze | October 29, 2019
A harsh truth about Fake News:  it’s nothing new.  “Dirty tricks” to confuse and persuade have been around for millennia. Fake News is a catch-all... Read More»
Smart Device using Newspaper App
Meghan, Queen's Square | October 2, 2019
With many news media websites moving to digital subscription models, it’s become more expensive to access popular newspapers and magazines through... Read More»