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La Yapa: Candied salmon
A little shout-out to T & J Seafoods of Kitchener, a company plying its trade here since 1967.
DeBoer's treasures
Three baby elephants at African Lion Safari mill about, while the adults take turns pulling down clumps of hay from a suspended net.

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Friday, August, 21, 2015 - 6:06:45 PM
The waiting game: affordable housing "[...] food budgets and oblige entire households to go to soup kitchens and food pantries for support.   Related article: St. Catherines Standard – David Seigel   Fighting p"
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Friday, August, 21, 2015 - 1:01:06 PM
The waiting game: Transit for Reduced Income Program "Hello I am not one to judge but I find this article regarding this matter ridiculous, Mr Suter receives OSDP and after rent has 600.00 a month to live on. He accesses the food bank 6 times a year visits soup kitchens 3 to 4 times a week for meals an"
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Monday, August, 17, 2015 - 7:07:51 PM
Let your vote do the talking "When viewing democracy in Dollars and Cents or in Time, please keep in mind those who have fought for our rights in this country - the right to free speech, the right to vote, the right to a secret ballot during elections - especially the war-dead an"
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We still have a long way to go for labour peace
Some parents breathed a sigh of relief on Tuesday when news came down that Ontario English Catholic Teachers Association had reached a tentative deal that would suspend any job action planned for the start of school year.
Ikea purchase makes Swedish summer memories
Anybody who tells you jigsaw puzzles have gone out of fashion hasn’t shopped at Ikea.
Avoid the temptation to vote strategically
Who are you going to vote for in the upcoming federal election?
Nurture beats nature in the world of boys
I’ve been told that little girls are a lot different than little boys, so to test that theory, we had my six-year-old niece Sarah stay with us for a week.
Region should plan ahead when it comes to vacancies
It surprises me that the Region of Waterloo appears to have no set procedure for filling a vacancy on council, but perhaps this isn’t so surprising given the tragedy that helped expose this fact.
John De Boer photo
De Boer's treasures: Steam train
This Canadian National Railway engine was built in 1940 at the Montreal Locomotive Works. These Northerns supplied North America with dependable freight and passenger service during the war years but were scrapped as diesel power took over in the 1960s.
Andrew Coppolino photo
La Yapa: Peaches
King John of England, born in 1166 or 1167, was said to have been an awful and wicked person.
The city’s great chicken de-BOCK-le
When I arrived back in Huron County more than three years ago to start a full-time job at my parents’ local paper, I got it in my head one day that I should raise chickens.
Funds for maintenance not politically sexy
Twenty years ago, a Toronto subway train departed St. Clair West station heading southbound during the afternoon rush hour.
Our compass is set to due askew
The summer season brings with it one of my favourite past times.
As a species, we still have a lot to prove
One of the announcements that came out of the funding frenzy before the official kick off to the federal election campaign Sunday, was more money to study the therapeutic impact horses have on soldiers dealing with post-traumatic stress disorders.
Eleven weeks of attack ads and flyers ahead
Sadly, I must talk about the upcoming federal election.
John De Boer photo
De Boer’s treasures: Maxmobile
The Maxmobile is the first gasoline-powered car in North America, invented completely by one man. His name is David A. Maxwell, a blacksmith who founded Maxwell’s Carriage Works in the village of Watford.
La yapa: cevaps
Is it my imagination, or are cevaps becoming more popular in Kitchener? These tasty sausages seem to be more and more prevalent in restaurants around the city.
Sense of fair play gets started at an early age
We often look at the life lessons professional sports have to teach us without realizing that those foundations have been laid on local sports fields.
Putting my child care benefit cheque to good use
I’m not sure what the Conservative government wanted me to feel when their retroactive Universal Child Care Benefit cheque arrived into my mailbox, but I doubt it was anger.
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