Archive for 2015

The Royal LePage Shelter Foundation

The Royal LePage Shelter Foundation

Helping Women and Children Escape Violence And Rebuild Their Lives The Royal LePage Shelter Foundation is Canada’s largest public foundation dedicated exclusively to funding women’s shelters and violence prevention programs. Every dollar raised goes directly to helping the more than 30,000 women and children who are served each year by the shelters and support programs we fund. Since 1998, the Shelter Foundation has raised more than $20 million and currently

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Christmas Cookies Galore!

Christmas Cookies Galore!

Christmas Cookies Galore! If holiday baking is something you love, better start soon if you want everything ready for the holidays. Here is a collection of some great cookie recipes, happy hunting! Find them here!

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Holiday Wreath Ideas!

Christmas is fast approaching and it’s already time to start decorating. Take a look at some cool wreath ideas for this holiday season. See the full article here, by Martha Stewart

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2015-2016 Canada Winter Forecast: El Nino to Promote One of Warmest Winters on Record

2015-2016 Canada Winter Forecast: El Nino to Promote One of Warmest Winters on Record

The winter of 2015-2016 could end up as one of the warmest winters on record for Canada as a whole, as a strong El Niño persists into the upcoming season. Forecast for Ontario – Increased Risk for Ice Storms in Ontario, Quebec This coming winter will not be nearly as cold as last winter thanks in part to El Niño. This should lead to a noticeable difference in heating bills

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November Home Checklist

November Home Checklist

With shorter days and the first real snowfall ahead, it’s the right time to finish last-minute projects around the house before winter sets in. Inside CHECK VENTS. Close vents in unheated basement areas, but keep attic vents open. Replace rusted or damaged pipes from gas water heaters and your dryer. ADJUST THERMOSTATS FOR ENERGY EFFICIENCY. If you have multiple thermostats in your home for different zones, set temperatures for the

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The history of Trick-or-Treating

The history of Trick-or-Treating

Trick-or-treating—going from house to house in search of candy and other goodies—has been a popular Halloween tradition in Canada and other countries for an estimated 100 years. But the origins of this community-based ritual, remain hazy. Halloween has its roots in the ancient, pre-Christian Celtic festival of Samhain, which was celebrated on the night of October 31. The Celts, who lived 2,000 years ago in the area that is now

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Halloween Happenings in Hamilton

Halloween Happenings in Hamilton

Zombie Walk – Horror in the Hammer is hosting its 3rd annual Hamilton Zombie Walk and Food Drive on Saturday, Oct. 30 starting at 2 p.m. at Gore Park. Zombies of all ages will take to the streets. The walk will make stops at Jackson Square, James Street Armoury, City Hall and Shamrock Park before heading to the Corktown Pub for 4 p.m. Get creative and join in the fun.

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Teal Pumpkin Project helps kids with food allergies feel ‘safe’ on Halloween

Teal Pumpkin Project helps kids with food allergies feel ‘safe’ on Halloween

Vancouver mom suggests offering non-food options like temporary tattoos and stickers A Vancouver woman is encouraging families to offer more than just candy to kids on Halloween night and to let others know by placing a teal pumpkin outside their home. Lisa Buckley is participating in the Teal Pumpkin Project which promotes “non-food” options such as stickers, glow sticks or playing cards for kids who have allergies or cannot eat

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Sold – Desirable Old Ancaster Home

Sold – Desirable Old Ancaster Home

Status: Sold Striking mid-century contemporary home on stunning pie-shaped property & sought after court location. Sun-flooded rooms in this open design with 9ft+ ceilings in the principle rooms. Enjoy the view from every angle. This 4 Bedroom ranch with a full walk-out feature has had numerous updates. Stucco accent exterior, Asphalt & Aggregate Driveway, Stone Patio edged in armor stone, Windows, Wood & cork Flooring, Custom Stone FP w/maple B/I’s

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Leased – West Mountain Townhome

Leased – West Mountain Townhome

Status: Leased Lovely West Mtn. Townhome. Beautifully decorated by this long term owner. Larger Living/Dining rooms. Updated Kitchen w/gas stove. Dishwasher. Wood flrs. Jetted tub. Very private fenced yard. Fast Facts Home Style: 2 storey Lot Size: Common Element Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 1.5 Garage: No – Underground Parking Driveway: Surfaced Basement: Full/Partially Finished

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