Keep kids safe on Halloween

When Halloween arrives each October, most people are interested in the entertaining aspects of the holiday in addition to the abundance of sweet foods that…

Avoid these common Halloween costume dangers

Children and adults may spend weeks planning their Halloween costumes. Movie or television characters, political figures, horror icons, or everyday heroes are among the most…

How to keep pets from causing home fires

Both cats and dogs can get excited around sudden loud noises, visitors and potential fire hazards in the home. Excited pets can pose a safety…

Head: Things to consider before lighting up your fireplace this winter

A warm fire can make even the coldest winter day more enjoyable. Fireplaces may not get much use in spring or summer, but come late…

7 study tips for high school students

Assessments such as quizzes and exams help educators recognize areas where students are excelling and where they might need a little extra help. In addition…

To-dos that will keep your plants happy

Research by NASA has revealed that in 24 hours houseplants can remove 87 per cent of air toxins. Studies also show that having indoor plants…

Summer events to foster a sense of community

Events that bring residents of a community together in one place had been on the back burner as the world was and is continuing to…

Alternatives to store bought fertilizer are all around you

By Jessica Damiano The cost of everything from gas to burgers may be rising, but home gardeners growing produce have found a way at least…

Help, I have thrips!

Thrips. No, it’s not an STI even though it sounds like it could be – thrips are a plant parent’s worst nightmare and could easily…

Keep your four-legged family members safe around houseplants

Houseplants bring a lot into a home. Colour, extra oxygen, life, improved concentration and can even help reduce stress. Who wouldn’t want a plant or…

Better than a bouquet: Plants for the mom in your life on Mother’s Day

If you haven’t found the mother in your life a gift yet for Mother’s Day, you’re probably going to get her a bouquet of roses…

Humidi-don’t mind if I do

Just when we thought it was safe to start outdoor planting, southern Ontario’s unpredictable weather struck again and changed our long weekend plans. Who knows…

Hunting, the Haudenosaunee way

In examining the ancient roles of the Haudenosaunee, both men and women are viewed as equal, but both are recognized as holding separate duties. Tying…

Ode to the mighty turkey

  Local hunters are reporting that it was a late rut this deer (oskenón:ton) season due to the unnaturally mild winter, so now is the…

Easy ways to go green at school

The go-green movement may have humble beginnings, but now men and women across the globe make everyday decisions with the environment in mind. Private citizens…