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June 2013 Archives

Moments in Canadian history that resonate

As Canada turns 146 we ask historical event defines being Canadian for you?   

 

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How do allergies affect you or family members?

 Asthma and allergies take a huge toll on those affected.  How are you or a family member

coping with the onslaught of pollen, ragweed or a food allergy?

 

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Working past 65? By choice or financial need?

A growing number of people are working past retirement age because they still want to

be productive -  others stay on because they need the money to pay rent and buy food.

 

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Ed Lawrence hour-long gardening special

Ontario Today's resident gardener Ed Lawrence returns to Rideau Hall where he was Chief Horticultural Specialist to six Governors General, from Jules Leger in the 1970s to Adrienne Clarkson in 2005. He and Hallie Cotnam met up with the current Manager of Grounds and Greenhouses, Mark Burleton to tour the garden.


 

 

 

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Home renovation: Dream deck

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Adding a hot tub? A lattice covered in grapevine?

 

Ontario Today's resident contractor Jorge Rodrigues explains how to avoid a disaster deck.

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Gardening: Growing sunflowers for a fall wedding

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Ed Lawrence's advice on what to plant for your big day, plus pests on Russian sage; controlling invasive species in the lawn; black leaf on roses; and trimming lilacs.

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Gardening: Purple vegetables

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Food scientists say purple vegetables may be even better for you than your average garden-variety greens.

 

At the University of Guelph, a clinical trial is testing vegetables like drugs to see if the phytochemicals in plant pigments can change risk factors associated with cardiovascular disease.

 

Hear advice from Ontario Today's resident gardener on growing your own purple veggies.

 

 

 

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