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August 2013 Archives

Gardening: Ponds

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A pond can add a lot of pizzazz to a garden. But it can also be a bit tricky. Ed Lawrence`s advice on how to keep the plants and fish thriving.

 

See Christine's pool turned pond (right).


 

 

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Gardening: Best way to stake tomatoes

By this point in the summer, tomato plants are weighted down with ripening fruit. What's the best way to stake your veggies when they've outgrown their cages? We ask Ed Lawrence, Ontario Today's resident gardener.

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Home renovation: How to keep on budget

Advice from Jorge Rodrigues, Ontario Today's resident contractor, on keeping your home renovation project on budget; plus advice on concrete and shellac.
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Are you resigned to doping in sports

Alex Rodriguez, the star New York Yankees player is the latest high profile athlete to get caught taking performance enhancing drugs.  This after cyclist Lance Armstrong and others on his team were caught.  Then there's track star Marion Jones, sprinter Ben Johnson and several others. 

Are you resigned to doping in sports? 

 

 

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Gardening: Improving soil in your flowerbed

Got a whole lot of plants and shrubs in your flowerbed? You can't just add earth and compost around them. Ed Lawrence explains how to improve the soil in an existing flowerbed and answers your gardening questions.

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Binge television watching

Are you sitting down and watching 5 and 6 episodes of Mad Men or Downtown Abbey in a row?

Your stories on the joys and perils of binging on your favorite series with TV critic Bill Brioux.

 

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Raising chickens in the city - is it a good partnership?

Several large cities in Canada and the U.S. allow homeowners to raise hens in their backyards.  But Toronto and Ottawa don't.  How do you feel about your neighbour raising a few chickens out back?  hens.jpg

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Have you ever been a whistle blower at work?

Businesses and Government's are increasing the opportunities for employees to blow the whistle on waste, theft and fraud committed by colleagues. 

Did you ever blow the whistle on a colleague or a manager and if so how did it turn out? 

 

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Has the wheat belly diet made you feel healthier?

Many people say they've lost weight and feel better after giving up wheat in their diet.

Our guest is Dr. William Davis the author of the popular best selling book and diet - Wheat Belly. 

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Tuesday: keeping animals out of the veggie garden

Many gardners battle rabbits and squirrels over the lettuce and carrots in their veggie patch.

Our expert Ed Lawrence and listeners have ideas on how to win the battle. 

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Tuesday: First time moving out

Many students are heading to university for the first time, but are they ready to leave home? And are their parents ready to let go?  moving out.jpgAuthor Cindy Babyn is our guest.

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Ontario Byelections

Five Liberal seats were up for grabs.  We'll hear from some of the winning candidates and be joined by a political veteran.  What message did voters send in the byelectionsqueens park.jpg?

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