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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

Posted in All Stories, Ed McMahon

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

Posted in All Stories, Ed McMahon

The Butter Tart is all Canadian

With its vast spaces and long history of immigration and Indigenous peoples, it’s not easy to define Canadian cuisine. Be that as it may, the butter tart is Canadian. Canada’s national cuisine has always proved to be a difficult task.

Posted in All Stories, Ed McMahon

The Salvation Army kettle now debit friendly

Those who want to give to the Salvation Army’s annual Christmas kettle fundraising campaign, but don’t carry cash or coin, can now make their feel-good donations via debit or credit card. Cambridge Salvation Army volunteers are helping pilot a new

Posted in All Stories, Ed McMahon

The world’s fattening and festive holiday foods

Planning to spend the holidays away from home this year? That doesn’t mean you can’t indulge in some fattening holiday foods. From turducken to Christmas cake, these dishes will fill you up with more than holiday cheer. In North America

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Is Santa Stuck for Toy ideas?

It’s always hard for Santa to makes decisions on what toy would be the special one for that special child and their likes and age group, so lets take a look at some suggestions. For age 5 plus there are

Posted in All Stories, Ed McMahon

How to stay happy and healthy during the Holidays

The holidays can bring about a lot of extra stress, time constrictions and an abundance of food options. Stress.. To reduce stress, make time for physical and mental self-care. Physically, activities like yoga, stretching or hitting the gym can reduce

Posted in All Stories, Ed McMahon

What do kids around the world leave for Santa?

In North America it’s a tradition to leave Santa cookies by the baker’s dozen along with a nice glass of milk to wash it down. This ritual of leaving out cookies and milk for Santa (and sometimes carrots for his

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A new tradition: Towering Christmas trees made of Lobster Traps

They first started appearing along Canada’s East Coast about 10 years ago: towering Christmas trees fashioned out of carefully stacked lobster traps. Adorned with colourful buoys, twinkling lights and evergreen boughs, they are becoming regular fixtures in fishing communities across

Posted in All Stories, Ed McMahon

Do Not Attempt This Popular Grilled Cheese Cooking Hack

Here’s why you shouldn’t believe everything people post to Facebook. Susan Dale a 66-year-old British woman saw a tip on Facebook that claimed to be an effortless way to make the perfect grilled cheese. It advised to stop using the

Posted in All Stories, Ed McMahon

Don’t forget the lip balm: It’s the Mistletoe Trail.

You can ‘pucker up’ at seven locations throughout the region. There’s a new Christmas attraction in Waterloo Region. And you will want to take the object of your affection with you. Explore Waterloo Region has launched “The Mistletoe Trail”. All

Posted in All Stories, Ed McMahon

One of The Mysteries In ‘Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer’ Has Been Solved

Why was the little “Dolly for Sue” on the Island of Misfit Toys?… Most of the toys explain why they’re there: the airplane can’t fly, the bird swims, the cowboy rides an ostrich, the train has square wheels, and the

Posted in All Stories, Ed McMahon

Why Don’t People Return Their Shopping Carts?

You’re Christmas shopping, you pull up to a parking spot only to find a shopping cart there, that can be pretty frustrating. Why do people ignore the receptacle? While some supermarkets are better than others, it’s probably not unusual to

Posted in All Stories, Ed McMahon

Drivers will now lose license if they illegally pass a School Bus

P.E.I. drivers will now lose their license for a time if they illegally pass a school bus, according to the Transportation Minister. School bus drivers, parents and others have been calling for more action on illegal passing for years, ramping

Posted in All Stories, Ed McMahon

How to keep a Christmas tree Fresh

If you’re getting a real Christmas tree this season, as millions of households are doing, you’ll want it to last through all the ho-ho-hos and tidings of comfort and joy. Nobody wants a dry tree. Here’s what you should do.

Posted in All Stories, Ed McMahon

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