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The Littlest Evergreen

Christmas is a time for family and if you’ve been a good boy or girl, something under the Christmas tree. But what about that Christmas tree? How does it experience Christmas? This delightful book by Henry Cole follows the life … Continue reading

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Who looks after memorials?

If anyone desecrates a cenotaph, it is vandalism and is a criminal offence. … What is it called when a university deliberately chooses to demolish a war memorial? ~ Pam Reardon (Mount Allison class of ’78) I have been watching … Continue reading

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Goodbye Grand View School. Hello poor air quality?

The Waterloo Region District School Board’s Grand View Public School in Cambridge (née Preston) is getting a dramatic facelift: it’s being demolished and a new school will be built in its place. More photos of the various elevations can be … Continue reading

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Shady peace and quiet in Waterloo Region

The Waterloo Region Record published an article today about where to find some peace and quiet in Waterloo Region. I couldn’t help but notice that the majority of the places were well-treed. I am familiar with several spots and I … Continue reading

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It’s hotter than you think

We know that it is hot during a heat wave but do we realize that it is hotter and more hazardous than we think it is? On a clear sunny day, when air temperature has just passed 25 degrees Celsius, … Continue reading

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