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New Year’s 2019: Where to celebrate in some areas of the Region

New Year’s Eve is here, and if you haven’t decided what you want to do to ring in 2019, here’s a list of what’s going on in some area’s of the Region. Waterloo…..The celebration starts at 6 p.m. at Waterloo

Posted in All Stories, Ed McMahon

A Better fate for your Christmas Tree

Canada’s Christmas tree farms produce over three million pine, spruce and fir trees each year — and most of them are simply abandoned at the curb soon after Santa makes his annual visit. Now, the Nature Conservancy of Canada is

Posted in All Stories, Ed McMahon

Where You Can Go Hang Out with Cats in a Cat Café!

If you’re a cat lover you’re in luck: Soon you’ll be able to relax or get a bit of work done with a feline friend nearby. Cleveland’s first cat café, affoGATO Cat Cafe, will be opening its doors to cats

Posted in All Stories, Ed McMahon

Olympians, artists among 103 added to Order of Canada

When Beckie Scott left behind her competitive cross-country ski career in 2006, the Olympic gold medallist didn’t foresee the path she would take next. A dozen years later, Scott has become a leading international voice to root out doping in

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Seven-year-old calls 911 after getting snow pants for Christmas

A 7-year-old Ont. boy might have just added himself to next year’s naughty list after calling 911 for receiving snow pants as a Christmas gift. Ontario Provincial Police Sgt. Kerry Schmidt — who tweeted the incident — said the call

Posted in All Stories, Ed McMahon

Welcome to the First day of Winter 2018:

Ready for the 2018 winter solstice? Unless you stare at your clock and pay very close attention to the position of the sun and the tilt of the Earth’s axis, you probably won’t even notice when the winter season officially

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It’s that time of year, Top Resolutions People Want Their Spouses To Make In 2019

Lets take a look and see if you fall into any of the following categories. Lose weight… 16.8% Exercise more… 14.5% Create and stick to a budget… 10.9% Be more positive… 10.2% Be a better spouse or partner… 9.4% Stop

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The most popular passwords of 2018 revealed. Are you using them?

Password security company SplashData has released its annual list of the most commonly used passwords on the web, and the picture isn’t pretty. The number one spot belongs to ‘123456’, which is followed by another obvious choice, ‘password’. In fact,

Posted in All Stories, Ed McMahon

Hagelslag, The Dutch Breakfast Of Sprinkles On Bread

The Dutch like to start their mornings with toast coated in butter and chocolate sprinkles. And considering the Netherlands is the sixth-happiest country in the world, maybe we could take a cue from them. While most European-style breakfasts usually consist

Posted in All Stories, Ed McMahon

Hydro out with decorating safety Tips

Waterloo North Hydro wants its customers to have a safe and happy holiday season, this applies also to other regions. Whether you are decorating inside or outside of your home, Hydro has a number of important safety tips to ensure

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The best Christmas presents for new or soon to be Parents

They’re overworked and emotionally drained, but your gift could help. It’s cliche because it’s true: new parents never sleep. Unfortunately, shuteye isn’t something you can wrap up and hand to an adult in charge of a tiny human. However, there

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Holiday Tipping, According To An Etiquette Expert

You don’t want to look like a Grinch this year. According to a recent Consumer Reports survey, 60 percent of respondents gave holiday tips to one or more service providers last year. The average tip was $45 ― up $5

Posted in All Stories, Ed McMahon

Regional trends when it came to the top Baby Names

Ontario released its annual list of top baby names and also revealed the most popular names of the past century. Across Ontario, the top five names for girls were Olivia, Emma, Charlotte, Ava and Amelia, while the top names for

Posted in All Stories, Ed McMahon

Artists wanted to create for City of Guelph

The City of Guelph invites artists and artist groups to apply for a chance to create one of four, site-specific exterior murals on Wilson Street. The deadline to apply is Feb. 1, 2019. The City of Guelph has received funding

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What’s the best way to crack an egg? Physics has the Answer

Learning to crack an egg is a culinary rite of passage. Do it correctly, and the shell swiftly breaks, spilling the liquid contents out in one fell swoop. Do it wrong, and you end up with yolk on your hands

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