Category Archives: Beaches|Life

Increasing Nutrients Through Food

Whether you grow your vegetables or buy them from the grocer, the quality of your food directly affects how well you digest and metabolize it. About 80% of Canadians have poor digestion, meaning they’re not able to utilize all the nutrients in their meals. Here is how your digestive tract operates: In the mouth, food is broken down into smaller … <entire article…>

My Secret Beaches Spot

This Secret Beaches Spot may not be a big secret to most Beachers; this landmark just had its grand unveiling after a long and extensive renovation. With your answer about the location we ask that you also tell us when it was first built.   Answer to Win If you can tell us where the Secret Beaches Spot photo was … <entire article…>

Hearty Winter Recipes

Irish Stew Enjoy a bowl of the Irish!  A hearty meal perfect for St. Patrick’s Day or any winter night. Ingredients: 3 pounds lean lamb 1 pound onions, sliced 1/4 cup carrots, sliced 2 leeks, washed and sliced 2 medium sized potatoes, peeled and sliced 1 tablespoon pearl barley 2 tablespoons seasoned flour Water Vegetable oil Salt and pepper Method: … <entire article…>

Decorating the Budget Blinds’ Way – The store that comes to you!

Wondering what happened to Budget Blinds at the corner of Kingston and Gerrard? No worries. Budget Blinds is alive and well—there just isn’t a store front anymore. So many customers loved Budget Blinds’ in-home consultation, that the store now brings its showroom—via its familiar purple vans—directly to you! “People love our in home service,” says  Karen Tsao, the new owner … <entire article…>

The First Signs of Spring

Have you had enough of winter? Well, believe it or not, spring is around the corner! Daylight savings time kicks into gear on Sunday, March 13 @ 2 a.m. In most of Canada, Daylight Saving Time begins on the second Sunday in March and runs until the first Sunday in November. So, don’t forget to “spring ahead” before going to … <entire article…>

International Women’s Day

March 8 – International Women’s Day (IWD) has been observed since the early 1900’s as a global celebration of women, established before women were allowed to vote! It was celebrated for the first time on March 19, 1911 in Austria, Denmark, Germany and Switzerland. More than one million women and men attended IWD rallies campaigning for women’s rights to work, … <entire article…>

Beaches 4th Annual Kids Program Open House

Saturday, February 19, 10am-2pm at the Beaches Rec. Centre An open house for parents and kids (0-16 yrs) to learn about and explore programs available in the Beaches and an opportunity to meet face to face with program organizers, teachers and coaches. Participating programs are in all areas including music, sports, science, arts, computers, play groups, tutors, after school programs … <entire article…>

Maple Syrup – Canada’s Liquid Gold

When I was a teenager, my parents best friends bought a maple syrup farm in Collingwood. Each year we would get a large maple bucket of syrup, which established my love of maple syrup. To this day, I can’t eat a pancake or waffle without it, and enjoying maple syrup generously poured over ice cream is heavenly! – Beth Parker … <entire article…>

Oscar® Glitter & Glam

The countdown to the 83rd Academy Awards has started. Besides the awards, the big question is what will everyone be wearing? This year, the red carpet pre-show will triple in time from 30 to 90 minutes. Get more of your favourite celebrities, trends and fashion. Online at, you can be the director and choose who you want see. Look … <entire article…>