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GROWING GREEN: Growing sweet potatoes in a pot
Yes, you can grow your own sweet potatoes. Here’s how.
Lessons learned when tables turned
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Friday, September, 12, 2014 - 10:10:39 PM
John Iachelli challenges incumbent Lloyd Ferguson for Ancaster council seat "This guy apparently doesn't understand that when the value of your home doubles so do your property taxes. Doesn't really instill confidence."
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Thursday, September, 11, 2014 - 4:04:40 PM
Grade 6 students ‘just fine on basic math,’ Sandals insists "Minister Sandals' contempt for evidence based research in the classroom is astounding. How stupid does she think taxpayers are that we are to believe IPads in the hands of 9 year olds will help them with their multiplication tables? And equally ins"
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Wednesday, September, 03, 2014 - 1:01:46 PM
Danko wants to fix ‘severely flawed’ school ARCs "She's right in saying the process is severely flawed. It is. But I do not trust that when push comes to shove, she will do what's best for the ward. I fear she will simply circle her wagons around Queensdale and protect it at all costs. Letting wh"
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COMMUNITY COLUMNIST: Time for public school board to get creative
I considered running for trustee because of the declining amount of learning being done in our schools.
At long last, summer was finally here
For those who long to spend their days lying on a towel down at the Beach Strip, splashing in a lake or an outdoor pool and using the temperature as an excuse to gorge on ice cream, this summer has been a season of bitter disappointment. Adding insult to injury, it followed a bitterly cold winter that seemed to last for 10 months and cover us all in seven or eight metres of snow.
COMMUNITY COLUMNIST: Libraries offer help beyond Google
While some of us might still be in denial, fall is definitely in the air and school is back in full swing.
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Ted McMeekin column:EcoPark System an ambitious plan for Ontario Greenbelt
The Cootes to Escarpment EcoPark System is an ambitious plan to link together 1,900 hectares of natural areas and create a protected, permanent and connected natural lands sanctuary from the Harbour to the Escarpment that promotes ecosystem and human health within Ontario’s Greenbelt.
Back-to-school isn’t what it used to be
It’s been 14 years since I had my last back-to-school, and while the first September out in “the real world” was quite tough, now the beginning of September to me just means a rent cheque, Burlington’s RibFest and Labour Day football.
GROWING GREEN: Let your imagination fly while decorating in the garden
Maybe there’s time now to perk up some dull spots with a decorative flair.
COMMUNITY COLUMNIST: Time to end board’s patronizing attitude
Knowledge, truth and reason were actively shut down by board staff at every opportunity throughout the school review process.
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David Sweet column: From Eagle Ride for Liberty for Youth to Aug. 22 100th anniversary of internment
The leaves are beginning to turn on some of the early trees, but it’s still great weather for a motorcycle ride.
THE SKY THIS MONTH: Harvest Moon early this year
Here are September stargazer events.
Of old friends in new times
It had been years since the three of us had been in the same room. There was no big reason for it. No knock-down, drag-out fight. No acts of betrayal. No financial partnerships gone awry. It was just that life had caused us to drift apart the way it often does when no one’s watching.
COMMUNITY COLUMNIST: Relax and enjoy the new field of dreams
As we approach the Labour Day Classic, the complaining and arguing over “our stadium” has reached a fevered pitch.
GROWING GREEN: Ground covers do the job
Ground cover plants have a place in every garden.
COMMUNITY COLUMNIST: Pay attention and be sure to mark your X
I’ve voted in every election since I’ve been eligible
Barry Coe is singing a brand new ‘Summer Song’
This summer is my first as a retiree and I must confess it’s been a unique one. I’ve been amazed at how quickly time passes. One day folds into another and then a week has gone by. There seems to be a new urgency to do things and enjoy them because you now realize that time is not infinite.
GROWING GREEN: Biennials - Worth the wait
Patience is the rule when growing biennials. These plants grow their roots, stems and foliage the first summer and bloom gloriously the second only to die shortly after setting seed.
COMMUNITY COLUMNIST: Library ready to help get kids back to school
Reading a picture book about kindergarten is a great conversation starter to help your child talk about their excitement, their questions and even their worries about the first day of school.
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