Ottawa - Oct. 23, 2014: Prime Minister Stephen Harper today delivered the following remarks in the House of Commons addressing the attacks in the Nation’s Capital: I think we were all, as Canadians, touched by the wonderful gesture shown last night at the Pittsburgh Penguins hockey game. FULL STORY
Ottawa - Oct. 22, 2014: CBS News is reporting the shooter on Parliament Hill was 32 year old Michael Zehaf-Bibeau.
CBS quotes U.S. officials identifying the dead Ottawa shooting suspect as 32-year-old Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, a Canadian born in 1982. FULL STORY
Windsor - Oct. 21, 2014: The WSO (Windsor Symphony Orchestra) POPS season blasted off with Chris Hadfield (yes, the Bowie singing astronaut and incredible Canadian) and what a special evening my husband and I were privileged to enjoy. Maestro Franz (the guy waving the stick) was his usual charismatic self and his friendship with Hadfield had the two collaborate to launch Hadfield's first ever full show with the WSO. FULL STORY
Clarington - Oct. 14, 2014: Sarah Bobka is running for Public School Trustee, with the Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board - Clarington. Voters go to the polls on October 27th. OurHometown.ca is pleased to post this profile of Ms. Bobka. FULL STORY
Ottawa - Oct. 14, 2014: All businesses have their inherent risks but a potential environmental exposure is something that requires unique pollution insurance coverage. And even though there are perhaps dozens of types of business that could face environmental losses (excavators, HVAC companies, sewage pumpers, waste management facilities, fresh water delivery services, etc) most share the same questions when it comes to risk management and pollution insurance. FULL STORY
Stoney Point - Oct. 13, 2014: Our Oktoberfest celebration was on its way. I made chewy pretzels, coleslaw, potato salad and of course sausage (lager, chicken wing, spicy hot). If you want the best tasting sausage you have to visit Wayne Whites in Belle River. Happy Thanksgiving to the Hometown Clan, our family and friends - we love all of you and we are thankful to have each of you in our lives.
Stoney Point - Sep. 29, 2014: I'm re-posting an article I did last year on favorite apple picking haunts of mine across Ontario and into Quebec.
The apples in the feature picture with the chunk of cheddar are from Thiessen Orchards in Lemington, Ontario. Another great spot for family fun and great eats. Check them out at www.thiessenorchards.com.
Amherstburg - Sep. 13, 2014: Fall is my favourite season and I'm planning to embrace each day and drag my husband from the humidity of summer to the wonderful briskness of fall. We are advocates for exploring and taking advantage of what's happening in our backyard so today we ventured to Holiday Beach for the Festival of the Hawks.
Windsor - Sep. 13, 2014: The University of Windsor has cancelled all undergraduate and graduate teaching related activities on that day. This includes classes, laboratories, thesis/dissertation defenses, major paper presentations, and all first, second and third year clinical placements in the Nursing program.
Toronto - Sep. 3, 2014: John Tory has a comfortable lead in the race to become the next mayor of Toronto with 42% of decided very likely municipal voters indicating they would vote for him if the election was today according to a survey conducted by Nanos Research for CTV News and the Globe & Mail. Rob Ford (28%) and Olivia Chow (26%) are second and third respectively.