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Talking Dirt with Canada’s Garden Guru

Ask Mark Cullen anything about gardening and he’ll talk about dirt! Canada’s foremost gardening spokesman, a Toronto native with family that goes back five generations in the city, Mark Cullen knows about gardening in Toronto, and across Canada. He started working in the family business, Weall and Cullen, when he was 13 years old. The well-known Toronto gardening company was … <entire article…>

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A Rising Star is Living the Dream – Scott Helman

Congratulations! Scott Helman has been nominated for two 2016 JUNO Awards as Breakthrough Artist of the Year and Pop Album of the Year, Augusta. A Canadian rising pop music star Scott Helman, singer-songwriter, released his debut EP, Augusta with Warner Music Canada at age 19. Scott’s single,“That Sweater”, hit Number 5 on CBC Radio 2’s Top 20 highest-voted fan favourites of … <entire article…>

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The Dashing, Daring & Delightfully Down-to-Earth… Yannick Bisson

Internationally known Canadian film and television actor and director Yannick Bisson, best known for his role in Canada’s number one drama series, Murdoch Mysteries, for nine strong seasons. Yannick has a long list of credits to his name. You may recognize him from his roles as FBI Agent Jack Hudson in the series Sue Thomas: F.B. Eye and Joey Barrett … <entire article…>

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Funny, Honest, Heartfelt – This is This Life

The versatile Canadian Actress, Torri Higgins, has enjoyed a wide range of drama genres – from comedy, horror, drama, action, historical, SCI-Fi, docudrama, and more. In fact, you’ve probably seen her and perhaps not even realized it. She’s had many rolls in TV dramas (e.g. Criminal Minds, Chase, NCIS), made-for-TV movies (e.g. Family of Cops, Stephen King’s Storm of the … <entire article…>

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Going Back to School with Mr. D!

For comedian Gerry D., who plays the teacher, Mr. D., in the CBC hit comedy of the same name, there’s no “back to school” in his future – but there is definitely a season 5. Talking with Gerard Donoghue, the real Gerry D., this summer in Halifax, the Toronto-born actor is busy taping the show, to be aired in January. … <entire article…>

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Three Generations of Olympians Mark Oldershaw at the Toronto Pan Am Games This Summer

Updated July 1, 2015: News! Congratulations to Mark Oldershaw, Canadian canoeist, named Pan Am Games flag-bearer after this article was published in June/July, 2015 edition of Beaches|Life magazine.  Canadian sprint canoeist, 2012 London Olympic medalist Mark Oldershaw, is in the final stages of training for the Pan Am Games in Toronto this summer, after winning a spot on the Canadian team … <entire article…>

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Canada’s First Lady of Fashion – Jeanne Becker shares her style fashion tips

Canada’s First Lady of Fashion, Jeanne Beker, has been a household name through her 27 years as host of Fashion Television. Reporting on style and fashion across the globe set Jeanne’s footprint, not only in all mainstream Canadian media, but also internationally from Paris to Milan, Toronto to New York. Parents, Holocaust survivors from Poland, Jeanne was born and grew … <entire article…>

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The Water Brothers – from Neville Park to Mount Kilimanjaro

Born and raised right here in the Beaches, Alex and Tyler Mifflin have quickly become international ambassadors for water issues around the world, starting right here with our own Lake Ontario. With three seasons of television shows behind them, international recognition from eco experts like David Suzuki, a season ahead in the works, and plans to reach more people in … <entire article…>

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Following Her Heart with Flamenco Soul

Canadian singer, actor and producer, Amanda Martinez is a rising star – named one of 10 most-influential Hispanic Canadians. Many know her as a radio host (launching Canada’s JAZZFM91 Latin Jazz program), television personality on BRAVO and Star TV! This year she was named honorary co-chair of PanAm 2015’s Ignite program as well as having parts in television shows “No … <entire article…>

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