Nail Fungus… more than just a nuisance
Dec02

Nail Fungus… more than just a nuisance

Written by: Dan Pelton If a survey was released to determine the three or four least glamorous things in the world, there is a strong possibility nail fungus would be among them. Nail fungus, clinically known as onychomycosis, is a condition that usually begins as a white or yellow spot under the tip of the fingernail or toenail. As the fungal infection spreads deeper, nail fungus may cause your nail to discolour, thicken and crumble...

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Menopause and Self-Care
Dec02

Menopause and Self-Care

Written by: Kelly Nolan, Avita Weight Loss Clinic As women age and transition through Peri-Menopause and Menopause, they may begin to experience sudden inexplicable weight gain and other symptoms such as low energy, anxiety, depression, irregular cycles, heavy cycles, hot flashes, night sweats, insomnia and more. As our weight and body shape shifts, we can become disheartened and our self- image suffers. During Menopause and...

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Lessons from the Reading Room: Communication Series: Part I
Dec02

Lessons from the Reading Room: Communication Series: Part I

Written by: Tanya Bottomley Is Technology Affecting How We Communicate – In Life and in the Afterlife? Digital Technology has changed the way we all communicate. Not just with each other and the world around us, but also how we communicate with the world beyond our own, and those who have crossed over. I recently had the opportunity to sit with Hazel McGuiness – medium, mentor and founder of the Hazel Tree. During our time...

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BUSINESS PROFILE: Lloyd Scott Enterprises
Dec02

BUSINESS PROFILE: Lloyd Scott Enterprises

Written by: Jillian Kent | Photography: Cory Bruyea The Family Business. It’s a familiar term, yet in this day and age it applies to so few companies doesn’t it? With the surge in large corporate buyouts and children often going off on a career path that does not involve their parents, it is difficult to keep a business in the family hands for more than a generation or two at best. Luckily, Lloyd Scott Enterprises, located in Alma,...

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MILESTONES: Part IV: the Marriage Milestone
Dec02

MILESTONES: Part IV: the Marriage Milestone

Written by: Meg Connell Getting married is a MASSIVE milestone for some people. For others, it isn’t a desire or necessity in life. Devoting yourself to someone for the rest of your life is no small feat. I am of two minds on the subject. I understand that such an absolute level of commitment can be terrifying! Though on the other hand, the absolute level of security a marriage can create between two people is beautiful. For better or...

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A Legacy of Integrity, Value and Experience
Dec02

A Legacy of Integrity, Value and Experience

Written By: Lisa Bell | Photography: Cory Bruyea This year marks the 28th anniversary of Orangeville Building Supply, one of the few family owned businesses remaining in the Orangeville area. Local owners, the Niezen family could not be prouder. The family is quick to credit their devoted customers and dedicated staff for their continued success. Crucial to the business’s longevity is also the top-notch customer service that cannot be...

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Country Chic: Fall in Love with Your Kitchen AGAIN!
Dec02

Country Chic: Fall in Love with Your Kitchen AGAIN!

Written By: Jillian Kent | Photography: Paul Spears Let’s talk about kitchens. You know, the ones with the outdated cupboards and faded wallpaper that hasn’t been changed since the 1990s. There’s no need to be embarrassed, after all we all have them, that one room that you desperately need to update but have been avoiding because you just don’t have the time to commit to all the research that comes with a long-term home reno. I mean...

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It’s All About Seeing is Believing
Dec02

It’s All About Seeing is Believing

Written By: Larry Simpson | Photography: Paul Spears After spending a couple of minutes talking with Dave Patterson of Orangeville’s Cedarport Window & Door Centre, you realize that he is a person that genuinely exudes a passion for his job. Dave is second generation owner of the store that has become a staple in the Mono Plaza, a business that his father started in 1985, which is a story in itself he says. “We were in the...

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Victorian Century Home
Dec02

Victorian Century Home

Written by: Tanya Bottomley | Photography: Paul Spears Minto is a small township, located at the western most point of westbound Highway 9, on the Maitland River in Wellington County. This charming town was officially established in 1999, and is named after its founder Gilbert Elliot-Murray-Kynynmound, 4th Earl of Minto; 8th Governor General of Canada. Known for its sweeping farmlands, rolling open space, and friendly residents,...

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ARTIST FEATURE: Ann Randeraad, Clay Artist
Dec02

ARTIST FEATURE: Ann Randeraad, Clay Artist

Labour of Love: Ann Randeraad, Clay Artist Written by: Jillian Kent | Photography: Cory Bruyea Ann Randeraad, Clay Artist Clay Artistry is a fluid thing – it’s kinesthetic and engaging, drawing the artist in and demanding their full investment. It’s about diving into the clay and really getting your hands dirty as you try to find the shape that it was meant to take – dare I say, the story it’s going to tell. In fact, it’s...

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FEATURE RESTAURANT: Trattoria Semplice, Orangeville
Dec02

FEATURE RESTAURANT: Trattoria Semplice, Orangeville

Written by: Tanya Bottomley | Photography: Cory Bruyea TRATTORIA SEMPLICE can be loosely translated as “simple restaurant”. The surroundings and cuisine at Trattoria Semplice are reflective of their name, but certainly don’t do it justice. The atmosphere is casual and family friendly, boasting large windows and a modern, welcoming environment that you can feel from the minute you walk in the door. Charmingly rustic...

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Holiday Decor Ideas
Dec02

Holiday Decor Ideas

A HINT OF MINT A few of my favourite things ….. this tree was trimmed in silver, gold and white with mint accents. One of my favourite things to do at Christmas, is decorate our tree; quick tip: the bigger the tree, the larger the ornaments should be, giving the tree a grand effect in the room. A Hint of Mint theme your tree:  wildlife, birds, snowmen, bows, colour,  etc.for safety, use unbreakable ornaments when toddlers...

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Unsung Heroes of WWII: Alice McMahon
Sep04

Unsung Heroes of WWII: Alice McMahon

What strikes you first about meeting Alice McMahon is just what a firecracker she is! What she then tells you about serving in WWII is not only the courage and competence of the men and women, but how much of the real “glory” and credit were never publicly recognized. And just how much of a big contribution Canadians made in World War II! At age eighteen in 1943, when she reached the legal age for enlistment, Alice Watson signed up to...

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Back To School Safety: Refresh Your Knowledge
Sep04

Back To School Safety: Refresh Your Knowledge

Since it arrived on the scene early in the 20th century, the school bus has been an intrinsic part of society.  The familiar yellow vehicle is a mobile cradle, of sorts, entrusted to ferry our kids to and from school and into the future. Therefore, it should come as no surprise that school bus safety is a paramount concern and that strictly enforced regulations are in place to ensure this. Failure to comply with the rules can...

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Planning a Successful Bathroom Renovation
Sep04

Planning a Successful Bathroom Renovation

If you are looking to increase the value of your home, renovating your bathroom is one of the best ways to accomplish this. Advance planning and consulting with an expert can prevent you from making common mistakes that can detract from the overall feel and function of your completed project. Many people begin their renovation by calling local contractors to obtain quotes. However, it is important that you know what you want BEFORE...

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