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BRUNO's ramblings...: Fall brings closure to our days of riding - It’s here!!! Fall has come and slapped us in the face! Oh sure, it teased us a bit with some days of summer like temperatures and sunny days. Then it reminded us who is boss. Probably have to… Continue reading
HEALTH: NINE LIFESTYLE Changes that can reduce the risk of dementia - Nine lifestyle changes can reduce dementia risk, study says By Fergus WalshBBC Medical correspondent One in three cases of dementia could be prevented if more people looked after their brain health throughout life, according to an international study… Continue reading
VOTE2019: FINAL CAMPAIGN MESSAGE from local candidates - The FOUR candidates campaigning in the PICKERING-UXBRIDGE riding were asked "What would like to say to the voters of this specific riding in these last days of the campaign?" We thank each candidate who responded. Their replies are… Continue reading
RECIPES_TRY: JUICIEST TURKEY you will ever roast - Do you want the juiciest turkey you have ever roasted? Here's the method. Prepare you turkey by patting it dry with paper toweling. [ Be sure to remove the innards, (neck, heart, etc.) from the inside of the… Continue reading
From NAKINA...: Oct 14 – Do birds pee? - Thanksgiving and sometimes, our thinking wanders off into wonderland...Rotzy deals with a loaded question this week. It's Saturday 8:00AM........as I get into this week's column, and the overnight/early morning showers appear to be clearing off and as we're… Continue reading
VOTE2019: SENIORS matter . . . need to be considered by local candidates - Ever get "short-changed" in a conversation with a candidate? Cut off without being fully heard? Never getting the chance to say what you have in mind completely? "Vibrant voices" is a site created by the RTO-ERO (Retired Teachers… Continue reading
VOTE2019: KNOCKIN’ AT YOUR DOOR . . . - When a candidate knocks at your door, ask some questions and listen to the responses. You will learn a lot about the candidate and even more about that party. The Toronto Star columnist, Susan Delacourt, wrote a great… Continue reading
VOTE2019: GUIDE for voters - Voter's checklist You need  Voter Information Card Ways to vote Identification needed to vote Accessibility assistance available     Continue reading
EDITORIALS: STRATEGIC VOTING caused by petty campaigning - In many ways the Canadian election of 2019 is a mess of confusion, turmoil and disarray. No party has dared to make a big stand. As the Torstar journalist, Jordan Himelfarb, writes, the election is a "metaphor for… Continue reading
FERMO's Desk...: What are the coolest facts to know? - It is impossible to lick your elbow (busted) A shrimp's heart is in its head. A crocodile can't stick its tongue out. People say "Bless you" when you sneeze because when you sneeze, your heart stops for a… Continue reading
ERMA's desk...: Having an attitude of gratitude - Having an attitude of gratitude is a choice or disposition which sets you apart from the majority of those around you, especially those who usually react negatively to what may be a challenging or disappointing situation. Gratitude is… Continue reading
EAT RIGHT, LIVE BETTER...by LISA: Caramelized Pear Steel Cut Oats - INGREDIENTS FOR STEEL CUT OATS: INGREDIENTS FOR PEAR: ·2 cups Steel Cut Oats ·4 cups Milk or Milk Alternative ·¼ cup Vegan Becel ·1/3 cup Brown Sugar ·2 tbsp. Cinnamon ·¼ tsp. Salt ·1 ½ tbsp. butter or… Continue reading
HEALTH: Where Are We With Ontario Healthcare? - Early in the year, the Health Ministry announced the new strategy for Ontario and included information on the Ontario Health Agency and the formation of Ontario Health Teams (OHTs).  I am not going to repeat all of this… Continue reading
LONELINESS: P.E.C. – ahead of much of Canada on support for seniors - Prince Edward County, a rural area about an hour and a half east of Toronto , may be one of the most picturesque regions in Ontario. It may also be one of the most caring regions with extensive… Continue reading

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EDITORIALS:  Petty campaign leads to STRATEGIC VOTING
_______________Elizabeth May explains the flaws in our electoral system
_______________Sunday morning thoughts of Quebec
_______________Election 2019 – ‘KIDS kampaign’
_______________Who’s Canada’s Deep Throat?
  _________    ___Is Quebec again dividing the nation?

ELECTIONS 2019 … helping you
_________VOTE2019: section focusing on the Cdn election
_________SEPT:  ALL CANDIDATE FORUMS/DEBATES
________ Comparison chart of the MAJOR PARTY PLATFORMS

BOOKS: Canadian librarians pick the best each month
______Books we’ve read and reviewed
______Reviews by Heather S.:
______The Last Girl by Nadia Murad
______The Fifth Risk, Michael Lewis
_ _  ___Where the Crawdads Sing, Delia Owens
 _  ____The Uninhabitable Earth: Life After Warming , David Wallace-Wells

HEALTH – researched and professional advice:
______October: Isolation awareness month (Socializing is healthier for you)
______Nutritional advice from a professional, Lisa Ireland
_____ TRAVEL: Drug shortages may jeopardize insurance coverage

LIBRARY – a portal to a world of information:
_____Main page of Pickering library website

PICKERING – a small city but a urban heavyweight:
_____GUIDE to City Services and Leisure Programs
____ _Access the CITY SITES easily … See “Adults 55+” below

TUTORING – the best way to improving your digital device skills:
_____For power users ONLY…not for most users


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Mayor Tory refuses to attend Chinese flag raising at Nathan Philips Square. Protestors organize rally against Chinese human rights violations.
See VIDEO  Attend Pickering Library “Behind the news” presentation
October 22.  Click for DETAILS. 

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