Sorting it all out

Jim Pappas CJNU
Jim Pappas
CJNU

Give, while you’re around to see your family enjoy your treasures.

We have just been through 10 weeks of sorting out about 75 years of living for a family member. We thought it was an easy task but it turned out to be much more convoluted and difficult than we had imagined. After all, there was so much history and so much to sort through. Continue reading Sorting it all out

The defence of Hong Kong: the 75th anniversary

“If Japan goes to war there is not the slightest chance of holding Hong Kong …” So said Winston Churchill nearly a year before Japan attacked Pearl Harbor. Nevertheless, nine months later 2,000 Canadian troops arrived at Hong Kong to stiffen the defences. Continue reading The defence of Hong Kong: the 75th anniversary

A jewel for any dinner table

Ian Leatt Foodie
Ian Leatt
Foodie

My eyes popped out of my head those years ago, my gran looking at me and smiling as she did whenever she placed a visually stunning food presentation in front of the family. Those days are so full of wow’s and mmm’s they are embedded in my memory. Continue reading A jewel for any dinner table

70% of seniors are living with 2 or more chronic conditions, adding stress to caring kids

Krystal Simpson Healthy Living
Krystal Simpson
Healthy Living

Getting together for turkey dinner is a time-honoured holiday tradition that many Canadians enjoyed this past October. But family gatherings often remind me of a quote from an Oscar Wilde book, “After a good dinner one can forgive anybody, even one’s own relatives.” The quote is really a testament to the complexity of family relationships. No one can push your buttons like family! But what happens when the dynamic shifts and suddenly you are the caregiver to aging parents? An already complicated relationship can turn combative. Continue reading 70% of seniors are living with 2 or more chronic conditions, adding stress to caring kids

The remnants of war are now being transformed into fair trade products

Gwen Repeta Fair Trade
Gwen Repeta
Fair Trade

November is a month when we reflect often on peace, and remember the people who sacrificed their lives to help achieve it. Peace could be had. But as we have been continuously reminded in this troubled decade, war is something that never quite leaves this planet, though sometimes it is occurring in a land far away. Continue reading The remnants of war are now being transformed into fair trade products

All about living in the age of maturity

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