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A Christmas charitable act by Liberals in Brantford-Brant – but charity will never be enough

On December 22, I was up in Brantford helping Liberal Party candidate and friend Danielle Takacs and several fellow supporters (9 all together) join many other volunteers collecting Christmas Baskets and pass them out to those less fortunate in the city of Brantford. By less fortunate, I don’t even mean those who were unemployed, though some were those. There were some we delivered to who indeed were working, but who wouldn’t have enough money to spend on extra things – we would call these “the working poor”, and I noted there were also some seniors we passed these along to. The baskets basically were a food care package that had […]

Consider buying a potted Christmas tree that can be planted after the holiday season

If you haven’t bought your Christmas tree by now, you might be out of luck this year. However, this might come in handy for you next year.

There’s often a debate about whether to buy a real one or an artificial one for inside the house. I have a different suggestion for you; next year consider going down to your local tree farm or gardening centre and buying a real tree that’s in its pot still, which can be planted by you in your yard (or somewhere else) after the holiday season.

As an example, my family this year put the artificial tree up inside, but went down to one […]

“Snow-mageddon – Wave 2”? (and other random thoughts).

Well.. Snow-mageddon, Part 2 is imminent 🙂 Currently at the Environment Canada page, a winter storm watch has been issued for Southern Ontario:

Yet another blast of snow and wind on the way.. Next winter storm in the series tonight into Sunday..This winter storm is expected to have an expanding and intensifying area of snow as it moves into southwestern Ontario tonight and then races into remaining regions overnight and Sunday. Snowfall amounts will range from 5 to 15 centimetres over southwestern areas and near 15 centimetres in the Golden Horseshoe area and ski country. Higher snowfall amounts are quite possible this time over eastern Ontario as the storm intensifies […]

A blogpost to (hopefully) put you in the Christmas spirit.

I thought I’d post something a bit different this AM then my normal political rants to reflect the oncoming Christmas holiday; after reading some of the blogs the past bit, I think some folks could use something to lift their spirits.

I’m a big fan of Charles Dicken’s “A Christmas Carol”. I’ve seen most of the versions of it on TV. My favourite is the classic featuring Alistair Sim as Scrooge, followed closely by the version of Scrooge that George C. Scott played of Scrooge in 1984 in a TV production of “A Christmas Carol” on one of the American networks (I have the DVD – highly recommended).

In all […]

The last family Christmas of 2007

So, if anyone was wondering, it’s been a bit quiet here today because my mom’s side of the family were getting together for our family Christmas – we found that holding it after Christmas meant more people could make it. My grandfather and step-grandmother joined us from the retirement home – I’m not sure he knew all that was going on, but he did say he enjoyed seeing his great-grandchildren around, and on the whole, I think they both did very well today. I ended up being the baby-sitter for my cousins, but that was ok. They’re all very adorable.

Oh, and that present I got for my cousin who […]

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