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Local History Snapshot: North Main Street Welland

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Local History Snapshot: North Main Street Welland

This week’s Local History Snapshot comes from the Welland Museum. It’s a photo of North Main Street in Welland, dated around 1920. North Main Street became what is known today as Niagara Street.

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Quick guide to a great summer garden

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Quick guide to a great summer garden

As we prepare for cookouts, barbecues and relaxing outdoors, it’s time to get your gardens in shape. Feeling a little rusty? Here are some tips to make your backyard stand out. Make a plan: It’s important to take into consideration the location you’ll be planting in and what you’ll be growing, as space and sunlight […]

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Never misjudge a book by its title

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Never misjudge a book by its title

Our latest column from William Thomas So I’m lining up my summer reading list, starting with The Dutch Wife which so far, I cannot put down. Then there’s Stalin’s Daughter by Rosemary Sullivan and The Purchase by Linda Spalding. Anything I can get my hands on by Julian Barnes. Same with Richard Russo and Richard […]

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How to select the right sunscreen formula

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How to select the right sunscreen formula

Sunscreen is an essential part of any sun safety routine, but with so many options available, how do you know which one is best for your skin? Here Banana Boat shares sun protection tips that can help you and your family. When selecting a sunscreen, the first thing you should look for is a broad-spectrum […]

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Local History Snapshot: Grand Trunk Railway Accident

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Local History Snapshot: Grand Trunk Railway Accident

This week’s Local History Snapshot is of the the wreckage of an accident on the Grand Trunk Railway in Port Colborne on June 16/1916. One man, Robert Abbey, was killed and several others injured. Photo from the L.R. Wilson Heritage Research Archives.

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Eat together to create healthy habits for your kids

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Eat together to create healthy habits for your kids

Meals can be an important social outlet, whether it’s lunchtime in the cafeteria with coworkers to take your mind off the job or reconnecting with the family at Sunday dinner. But the benefits of eating together reach well beyond social interaction. Families who eat together eat better, so it’s no wonder that Health Canada recommends […]

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