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New Government Program Set to Help Farms Manage Risks

New Government Program Set to Help Farms Manage Risks

There are a number of inherent risks to managing an Ontario farm successfully year-over-year. A shortfall of rain could have disastrous effects on crop output, while too much rain can have equally detrimental effects. Then there is question of distribution to be dealt, as retailers and distributors are notoriously picky and cut-throat in their dealings

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Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health Releases Annual Report

Dr. David Williams, Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health, was in Peterborough today to release his new annual report, Improving the Odds: Championing Health Equity in Ontario. All Ontarians should have the opportunity to be as healthy as possible, says Dr. David Williams, Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health. Dr. Williams calls on all sectors to

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Snow Paint

Sparkles; that one word causes enormous joy in most kids. Add the word paint, and the fact that this is a super-fast craft to prepare, and it’s a win. To make this beautiful fluffy snow paint you will need 3 ingredients: white glue, shaving cream (the white fluffy stuff; I like unscented), and glitter or

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Have a Great Christmas Eve and Track Santa With The Kids

There is a fun website that allows you to track Santas progress. It’s filled with neat activities and even Kringle Radio! What a fun and exciting way to spend the evening, and don’t forget to leave the out milk and cookies and carrots if you have any 🙂 Check out the website here:

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Hanging Christmas Tree

Every year we make sure to add something new to our collection of Christmas decorations. Sometimes we make things, and sometimes it’s something like a new strand of lights, or another garland. This year we made something new, the kids loved decorating a second ‘tree’. We used sticks we had pruned from one of the

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Letter to Santa

Kids!! Don’t Forget to Write to Santa before December 11th & Get a Letter Back! There’s room for everyone on the Nice List at Santa’s Office this Christmas! Santa has Postal Elf’s that are ready to help Santa answer letters each year. There are 3 important rules to remember when sending a letter to Santa: Make

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Fact or Treat: Halloween Trivia

Halloween is almost here. Soon ghosts, goblins and ghouls will be knocking on doors looking for their share of yummy treats. Why not wow them with your Halloween knowledge – perhaps a Fact for a Treat, rather than a trick! Check out these fun and interesting historical Halloween facts. • Orange and black are Halloween

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Halloween Playdough

When I was a kid my mom always made our own Play-dough at home with me. She was always wary of pre-packaged everything. I can still hear her say ‘Why would we buy it, when we can make it ourselves?” I’m glad she did. Now when I need a quick hands-on project for my kids,

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