With warmer weather finally sticking around here in Ontario, us Canadians are beginning to emerge from our igloos to spend some time outdoors. Completely accurate, and not stereotypical in the slightest, I know. Warmer temperatures typically correlate with outdoor activities, and around this time of year, people start itching to find things to do outside. … More Consider exploring locally
Spring in Ontario thus far has been incredibly wet. Too wet, to be honest. Rain seems continuous at this point, and with sunny days becoming more and more of a rarity, farmers and ag industry members are feeling the pressure. Spring is a crucial time of year for farmers. Ground is worked to prepare for … More Lend an ear to a farmer this Spring
When marijuana became legal in Canada last fall, a lot of questions and concerns were vocalized regarding the effects of cannabis and how it may interfere with other daily activities. One significant concern that was raised by many was how cannabis and driving don’t mix, which, in my opinion, is an incredibly warranted claim. To … More What you need to know about CBD oil and driving
Considering the current weather fluctuations happening in the province of Ontario, it might be difficult to consider the fact that warmer weather and sunnier days are on their way. But, they’re a comin’, and it’s wise to make a mental note that sun and heat aren’t necessarily the best elements for the skin. I thought … More Slather on that SPF
Last year in Canada, a woman or girl was killed every 2.5 days, on average. A rather chilling statistic, no? The information comes from an “inaugural report on femicide that argues the issue must be better understood in order to reduce the number of slayings,” said a CTV article. The first yearly report from the Canadian … More Recognizing ‘femicide’ in Canada
A CBC article snagged my attention recently, but for all of the wrong reasons. Roughly 35.5 million tonnes of all food produced in Canada is wasted or lost, says a recent report, and approximately one-third of said waste could be sent to communities in need across the county. That’s 58 per cent of all of the … More Canada wastes over half of all food produced
An article from Reuters by Anna Mehler Paperny should, in my opinion, serve as a warning to Canadian citizens. Titled “Hate crimes in Canada jump 47 percent in 2017,” I think it’s safe to assume that you get a good idea of the article’s contents when you read the headline. The 47 per cent increase … More Hate crimes in Canada are on the rise
“Statistics Canada says police-reported sexual assault cases went from 59 per day to 74 in three months.” This statement comes from a CBC article released Thursday. The article explains that despite a spike in reported assaults, an increase in criminal charges hasn’t occurred. “After sexual assault allegations against movie executive Harvey Weinstein first surfaced in October 2017 … More A rise in reports of sexual assault
I often say that I wish I had grown up in the 70s and 80s simply for the music that was produced in these eras. I can’t express how profoundly I enjoy classic rock, and it pains me that music that is even relatively comparable to that of the past likely will not be produced … More Hotel California: The Original Eagles Tribute
I absolutely love sleep, and to be fair, who the heck doesn’t? It’s like a temporary escape from reality in which all worries and stressors are forgotten. That being said, too much sleep can, unfortunately, be rather bad. A Eurekalert article describes how results from the world’s greatest sleep study suggest that folks who sleep between … More Is too much sleep bad?
When I noticed that #GenderEqualityWeek was trending on Twitter this week, I was pleasantly surprised that this initiative is occurring right at home on Canadian soil. This is the first time this movement is occurring in Canada, and thus far, it’s received a very positive response via social media (do a quick search, you’ll see … More Canada’s first-ever Gender Equality Week
An article from The Star snagged my attention the other day when it appeared on my phone. Written by Carola Vyhnak, the article tells the story of Oakville’s Chelster Hall estate with an asking price of $59 million dollars. Previous owner of the estate is Hugo Powell, retired president of Labatt Brewing Co. Ltd. in … More A look inside Canada’s most expensive listed home
I was fortunate enough to attend this year’s Canadian Outdoor Farm Show (COFS) for my job. I had never been to the show prior to this year as it occurs during the busy season on our own farm, but after hearing about it for years, I was looking forward to seeing what it’s all about … More The Canadian Outdoor Farm Show
I came across a video on my Facebook newsfeed, and its content was so awesome, I wanted to talk about it with you. Give it a watch; it’s definitely worth a few minutes of your time, and it’s hard not to be in a good mood after watching it. McMaster University has developed a program … More McMaster University is doing it right
I feel like Port Dover is a little gem in Ontario that often fails to get credit for how darn cute and nautical it is. My family and I have been visiting Port Dover yearly since I was a toddler, and over the years I have come to appreciate this little town and all it … More Port Dover
It’s summertime here in Ontario, and summer in the farming community signifies far more than an increase in temperatures. With warmer weather comes an abundance of locally available produce, items that farmers and growers tirelessly produce for public consumption. From my own understanding, a lot of people do, in fact, eat, buy, and support locally. … More Eat, Buy, and Support Local
I thought I would do a bit of research and explore some interesting facts about Canada. I was surprised by quite a few of these facts, and perhaps you will gain a better understanding of this country, as I did, by reading these facts about Canada. Canada is the second-largest country on Earth Its Capital … More How Well Do You Know Canada?
So often I encounter individuals who are extremely uninformed about agricultural practices in Canada, specifically Ontario. I do not mean this as an insult; rather, as an observation. I have been passionate about agriculture and farming for as long as I can remember. Being born and raised, and further working on my family farm has taught … More Misperceptions About Canadian Agriculture
For a blog post I did during my internship with CAA Niagara, I interviewed an employee from the Thorold branch about her experience with the Rocky Mountaineer train excursion. “When most people imagine a vacation destination, Canada doesn’t usually come to mind. White sandy beaches and palm trees swaying lazily in a Caribbean breeze are … More Explore Canada This Summer
I live in a rural area, meaning there is a significant amount of farmland and family-run farms surrounding my own family farm. I would argue that the region in which I live will likely always have agricultural affiliations, however, not all current rural regions can say the same. My mom and I recently drove down a … More More People, Less Food?
Perhaps it is somewhat hypocritical of me to write this post considering I have only been to one location on this list, but Ontario has more to offer in terms of breathtaking views than a majority of us may realize. These hidden treasures within our province were named as the most beautiful spots to see … More Explore Ontario
As part of my internship position at CAA Niagara, I was asked to compose a blog post addressing CAA Niagara’s annual Worst Roads campaign. I figured I could share it with you all here on my own blog, but if you’re interested in checking out some other CAA Niagara blog posts please do so! “When … More Potholes: An Unexpected Villian
As I was listening to Shawn Mendes’ Mercy the other day, I realized that my knowledge regarding who the fine lad is as a person is lacking. I decided to do some research on Mr. Mendes, and I hope you enjoy reading about him. Shawn was born in Toronto, Ontario, to Karen and Manuel Mendes. His mother is … More Profile: Shawn Mendes