Monthly Archives: October 2018

VISITOR VIEWS: Visitor appreciates the newsletter…

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VISITOR VIEWS: Visitor appreciates the sharing….

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VISITOR VIEWS: A very important followup comment about our flu shot piece…

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VISITOR VIEWS: Election complaints as heard by a site visitor…

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VISITOR VIEWS: A visitor comments about our election flop story….

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VISITOR VIEWS: From our Spanish community…

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SCAMS - FRAUDS ALERT: A comment from a visitor to the Scams and Frauds area of the site.

As the box says, “Your comment counts” and we thank the visitor who wrote the comment below in regard to SCAMS and FRAUDS. We thank the site visitor for the comment and the suggestions.

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COMPUTERS: Privacy isn’t your own on the Internet

Privacy doesn’t exist on the Internet. There is no such thing as total privacy on the Internet. You can minimize surveillance and somewhat defend against intruders, but there is only one near 100% safeguard….

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JUST MY OPINION...: BROKEN PROMISE, Linwood Barclay

An angel left her a gift on the back porch… a baby.

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JUST MY OPINION...: LAST RESORT, Linwood Barclay

Took me back to my own cottage days in Parry Sound, summers of swimming, family, and fun.

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COMPUTERS: Consider your PRIVACY

Google Chrome is watching you. In fact, it is tracking every move you make on your computer from email content to browser searches. You can escape from these handcuffs by changing your search engine to a company which respects your … Continue reading

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From NAKINA...: Rotzy’s ‘Southern slaw’ from Ontario’s northern country

Rotzy minces no words. He reveals his coleslaw recipe is stolen. From Paula Deen, the grand ‘dam of the southern cooking, American south, herself a scandal victim for her use of racial slurs. All the controversy aside here’s Rotzy coleslaw … Continue reading

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COMPUTERS: A list of essential shortcut keys to PC’s and laptops

Get your hands off that mouse. Be more productive and efficient by using keyboard shortcuts.

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KUDOS: Excellence of City of Pickering course in the words of a participant…

“First class !” a student’s assessment of City of Pickering’s iPad course. Excellent in many areas: teacher, content, handout material and skills taught. Every iPad user should take this course.

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KUDOS: Active Living Fair

Kudos to the City of Pickering for presenting another success! The Active Living Fair was great and really enjoyed by all that attended it.

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HEALTH: Foods that help fend off colds and the flu

OK, maybe you cannot beat getting a cold or the flu but there are some things you can do besides getting the flu shot early in the season, like NOW! Also, eat healthy, adding these foods to your diet to … Continue reading

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From NAKINA...: Oct. 21

The olde folks are adapting to life in the cosmopolitan southern climes. Rotzy builds up his “awesome” steam as he speeds along the roadway. Then read how he goes ballistic with the parole hearing for a convicted murderer. And, Rotzy makes … Continue reading

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PICKERING ELECTIONS: Pickering election a bust

Though the intent was meaningful and worth of merit, the election planners’ goal of increasing the voter turnout failed. The turnout was dismal, less than 40%. Far less even than in the last election. The actual turnout is too embarrassing and … Continue reading

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PICKERING ELECTIONS: PICKERING Election Results

PICKERING Election Results Mayor Dave RYAN 12959 Eileen HIGDON 3647 Wesley HENRY 2620 Bert CORTEZ 370 Regional Councillor – Ward 1 Kevin ASHE 3318 Musa MANSUAR 2526 Robert JONES 771 Usha CHAHAR 311 Regional Councillor – Ward 2 Bill McLEAN … Continue reading

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eMAIL: GMAIL Basics

  Gmail is the best of email apps. The Google app has more features than any other email app, making it the email app of choice. However, a caveat: Google is in the business of tracking or watching you, from … Continue reading

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COMPUTERS: COMPUTER BASICS w Gmail pages

COMPUTER BASICS W Gmail pages

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EDITORIAL Pages: Durham elections vulnerable to hackers

An interesting comment about Internet voting in Durham. This was on the editorial page of the Oct. 21 edition of the Toronto Star.

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RICHARD reads reviews: PEARL THAT BROKE ITS SHELL, Nadia Hashimi

The Pearl that Broke Its Shell is the debut novel of an Afghan-American writer, Nadia Hashimi’s. She weaves a fictional tale of two sisters, Rahima and Shekiba, growing up in a misogynistic, feudal, sectarian society in Afghanistan. The story takes … Continue reading

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ARCHIVES: Alzheimers ARCHIVED

George Ashe Community Centre SPOTLIGHT SERIES Lectures on timely issues relating to older adults 55+. Click Durham Alzheimer’s society to learn about the Oct. 18th presentation. _____________________________________________________________ The SPOTLIGHT SERIES talk by the     Durham Alzheimer’s Society Click on … Continue reading

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HEALTH: Travelling? Prepare you meds using this Health & Wellness Checklist

Travelling? Use this checklist relating to your meds.

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AGEING:  Four ways to keep an ageing brain sharper

Ageing is inevitable. However, you can slow the process for your brain by practicing these activities. Get that brain moving !

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PICKERING ELECTIONS: A final word for the campaign from Mayoralty candidate Cortez

 Mr. Cortez is truly representative of many Canadians, an immigrant whose first language is not English. Readers should read past his humble way of expressing a very serious message to voters. We wish Mr. Cortez all the best.

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FERMO's Desk...: The flu shot is not for you. It’s for others.

Fermo is warning you. Get your flu shot now or you’ll be sicker than a dog soon. It’s flu season, and everyone who is able should get a flu shot.

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RICHARD's desk...: Writers wanted

Writers being sought… Deadline:  November 30, 2018

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SCAMS - FRAUDS ALERT: The “Reverend Father” scam

You won’t believe this newest scam, but it’s out there.

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AGEING: # 11 – Memory Jogger/Logger

A LOG Book to JOG your MEMORY It’s a LOG Book which will help you keep track of how you dealt with problems, issues, repairs and difficulties you have had with your home, auto, etc. This is a great tool … Continue reading

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SPONSOR: PUBLISHING RATES

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SPONSOR: Farm Boy

A great little grocery store just like in the old days !

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From NAKINA...: Discoverin’ more and more about the new digs…

Talkin’ elevators, odourless chili, pet fox “Helen Reddy” …the banana belt’s a region of endless discovery for Rotzy and Miz Jo

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KUDOS: Islamic Pickering of Pickering devoted to community integration

The Islamic community in Pickering demonstrates a real commitment to becoming a very active and positive member of the community. It is succeeding very well.

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JUST MY OPINION...: Diet and nutrition are the paths to improved health

Eat better, live better. Diet and nutrition are the routes to improving one’s energy, health and overall and well being.

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PICKERING ELECTIONS: A final campaign message from TONY HAROLD

A final message for the campaign…

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iPad: CREDIT CARD use with your iPad

Your iPad needs a credit card in order for you to be able to access the APPLE STORE. APPS Apps are little programs which allow you to carry out some actions on your iPad easily. These programs are obtained through … Continue reading

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FERMO's Desk...: Flu season is back…fight it

Fermo cautions that flu season is upon us. There are ways to defend yourself to avoid becoming “sick as a dog!”

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PICKERING ELECTIONS: Final campaign message….

A final campaign message from Shaheen Butt, Ward 3 Councillor

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ARCHIVES: Important phone numbers

__Important phone numbers: TELEHEALTH ( Ont ):   1 866 797 0000 DURHAM DOCTORS:    905 619 6641 __ [ Limited hours ] ___Other useful numbers:  NUMBERS ___For SENIORS: _____  CALL __Durham POLICE non-emergency:  1 (888) 579-1520___

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PICKERING ELECTIONS: Maurice Brenner’s final campaign message….

Some final campaign words from candidate Maurice Brenner….

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From NAKINA...: Moving to more southern climes!

Rotzy’s back. He’s back and in fine form. Fit as a fiddle, organized and orderly, finishing the final touches on the move to back … back to the balmy south.

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PICKERING ELECTIONS: In Dave’s words…

The choice is clear!

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RAVES & RANTS: A sad state of affairs….

A sad state of affairs led by the USA first. Where are we going socially? When will we relinquish the male dominance of our society.

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FERMO's Desk...: A Survival Guide to Protect your Pets against pests

Ticks are a clear and present danger. Please protect my buddies from ticks. Pets that go outside are at risk of tick attack…monitor your pet for tick attacks.

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HELP: Help FORM

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HELP: Need help?

Need some help? Finding a phone number? Finding a service? Finding a solution to an problem in your home? A legal issue? A financial issue?

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COOKz LATEST: Need catering assistance….consider FARM BOY

Need some assistance with a party? Consider catering by FARM BOY.

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AGEING: LONELINESS, revisited

Medical myths exploded: The surprising truth about loneliness Claudia Hammond

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SCAMS - FRAUDS ALERT: REFUNDS scam

“You’re entitled to a refund!” The scam goes on instructing you to press certain keys….

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WIN 10: How to CONNECT TO THE INTERNET in WIN 10

Connecting to the Internet requires a number of steps but the process is an easy one.

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SCAMS - FRAUDS ALERT: Special credit card for online use only.

Get a special card, strictly for use online.

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SCAMS - FRAUDS ALERT: Phishing…without a boat !

And another one, even ! You may not be familiar with this kind of scam, but it is still very dangerous.

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SCAMS - FRAUDS ALERT: RING, RING, RING….another scam

Ring, ring, ring….another one. Watch out for this one.

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WIN 10: Course MANUAL

WIN 10 manual Oct 2018

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PICKERING ELECTIONS: October message from Tony Harold

October, a month of much change…leaves, city councillors, mayors, premiers. A very dynamic month.

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PICKERING ELECTIONS:

Lisa Robinson, candidate councillor in Ward 1, recognizes seniors have important issues which should be addressed.

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