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A Sweet March Break at the Sugar Shack

A Sweet March Break at the Sugar Shack

Words and photos by Ann Ivy Male

As many families get back into the groove after March Break, it’s good to know that in Mississauga, things are just gearing up at local farms, conservation areas, the Bradley Museum and other places, all for the production of one of the sweetest treats nature gives to us: maple syrup.

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Slow Fashion: Quality versus Quantity

Slow Fashion: Quality versus Quantity

The term “slow fashion” was coined by Kate Fletcher in 2007 (Centre for Sustainable Fashion, UK).

“Slow fashion is not a seasonal trend that comes and goes like animal print, but a sustainable fashion movement that is gaining momentum.”

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Get the Edge on Trimmers

Maintenance is important to ensure the trimmer will start easily and operate properly when needed. Change the air filter and spark plug annually, use fresh gas (less than three months old) and ensure you use the proper mix of oil and gas.

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ParticipACTION Teen Challenge

PRESS RELEASE

Canadian teens need to increase their physical exercise every day for a lifetime of good health. Research from ParticipACTION, the national voice for physical activity and sport participation in Canada, shows that only four per cent of Canadian kids aged 12 to 17 get enough heart-pumping exercise on a daily basis. Are you concerned about the teens in your life?

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Lessons from Oscar the Woodsman!

Our Weekend Warrior reminisces about the chainsaw.

Words by Don McVie

Lessons from Oscar the Woodsman!

I was only 13 the summer Dad brought home our first chainsaw. Pioneers of a sort, our family was toiling away trying to clear the steep and heavily treed lot for our future family cottage using only axes, a bucksaw and the old two-man saw Dad found at the general store. It was futile.

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