Monthly Archives: May 2016

What is Stress?

What is Stress?

It has been defined as “the non-specific response of the body to any demand for change.” Whether one is aware of it or not, everyone experiences stress. Stress can be physical, mental or emotional. A small amount of stress is not harmful to the body and can actually be beneficial, however, when the body is

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Pine Tree Trading Post

Pine Tree Trading Post is owned and operated by Jim Shearer and located on Lower Buckhorn Lake, just before Lock 31. The store has been at this location for 25 years, ever since Jim built the building it is housed in and began stocking it with unique and fascinating gifts, souvenirs, and much more. Jim

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Lifts Transforming Hillside Living

Imagine your family owns, or wants to buy, a stunning hillside cottage with a spectacular view. But, in order to fully utilize this picturesque location, everyone must endure long, steep climbs. While this may be easy for the young and healthy, for others it can be difficult or even impossible, meaning an end to the

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Winexpert in Barrie

If you love wine, then you need to know that wine making is easy. The experts at your local wine store are trained to help you choose a wine that suits your taste by speaking with you about your own personal preferences. With so many varieties; red, white, blush, fruit wines and specialty wine such

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Yes, there are Lobsters on Clear Lake!

You can’t come to Camp Kawartha without learning something new and exciting and here’s a little-known fact about crustaceans that I’m going to share with you.  There are lobsters on Clear Lake!  No, not all the time, in fact, they only appear once a year, usually on a weekend in mid- June and only in

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Think Tax-Smart. Think TFSA.

The Tax-Free Savings Account (TFSA) is an extremely flexible account that can meet a wide range of needs. By allowing you to save $5,500 tax-free every year, it can help you: • Build additional retirement savings above and beyond your RRSP • Earn tax-free income on surplus RRIF payments you don’t currently need • Contribute to

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Surprises & Smiles

Way back in the late 1940s I had the opportunity to not only surprise two people but put big smiles on their faces. One was my mother and the other was a vacuum salesman I had never met before. This story has three components, my Mom, a vacuum cleaner salesman and my love for bowling. 

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It’s Good to be on the Other Side!

Rather than give advice this month, I’d like to share a more personal story with you. Recently I had the tables turned on me. I went from being a dental provider to being the parent of a dental patient.  One of my sons had to have what I thought was a straightforward procedure. He had

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