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Conserving Long Branch, January 2018 – Message from esteemed citizen-activist, David Godley

David Godley sent out the following message on Jan. 2, 2018. I am slow in posting it. I am slowly disconnecting from Long Branch. My family have had a great twenty-one years living in the Long Bran ch community. The … Continue reading

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Marketing remains a key driving force, fueling the opioid crisis. That said, marketing can also serve positive purposes.

An Oct. 30, 2017 New Yorker article is entitled: “The Family That Built an Empire of Pain: The Sackler dynasty’s ruthless marketing of painkillers has generated billions of dollars – and millions of addicts.” It’s a good read. Click here … Continue reading

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Man With a Wrench does A-1 work on appliance repairs

We recently ran into a problem with a Kenmore dishwasher that we bought a few years ago. We checked out Man With a Wrench at homestars.com and contacted this company, based on its excellent ratings. The work was gone quickly … Continue reading

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At November 2017 Small Arms Society meeting, Jim Tovey outlines January 2018 “Morphology” exhibit – YouTube video

Updates A Jan. 19, 2018 Mississauga.com article is entitled: “Jim Tovey’s audacious dreams kept coming true: An irrepressible spirit, an irreplaceable man, says John Stewart.” James Michael Tovey Obituary: Jan. 20, 2018 Toronto Star Other YouTube videos of interest: Remembering … Continue reading

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Online video of Jan. 17, 2018 Tribute to Councillor Jim Tovey at City of Mississauga Council Chambers

Click here to access the video > The above-noted video includes a quotation, from Jim Tovey’s father, that has served as a guideline for Jim’s life: “The only thing we are guaranteed in life is this moment, and every moment … Continue reading

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Reminder: MPP Peter Milczyn’s New Year’s Levee: 2:00 pm, Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018 at Royal Canadian Legion, 110 Jutland Road

Full details > An excerpt from the above-noted message, from MPP Peter Milczyn’s Office, reads: Dear Neighbour, As we head into 2018, I would like to wish you a Happy New Year and remind you that my 4th Annual New … Continue reading

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Statement from Credit Valley Conservation on the passing of City of Mississauga and Region of Peel Councillor Jim Tovey

Please note: A more recent post is entitled: Online video of Jan. 17, 2018 Tribute to Councillor Jim Tovey at City of Mississauga Council Chambers View Statement from Credit Valley Conservation in browser Click here for previous posts about Jim … Continue reading

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MPP Peter Milczyn’s New Year’s Levee: Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018 from 2:00 – 4:00 pm at the Royal Canadian Legion, 110 Jutland Road

Click here to access the full details > An excerpt from the above-noted message, from MPP Peter Milczyn’s Office, reads: Dear Neighbour, As we head into 2018, I would like to wish you a Happy New Year and remind you … Continue reading

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Mindfulness is a great thing, as is human happiness – especially without the hype!

I’ve written about my encounters (such encounters as continue, as I type this) with mindfulness, and will not bore you with a retelling of a tale about what I have learned, as a beginner practitioner (it’s been going on for … Continue reading

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Update from Graeme Decarie, retired MCHS and Concordia history teacher: Three children in school, one at McGill, two at Concordia

I recently told Graeme Decarie that I would put together an update based on a recent email exchange with him. The update follows below. On Jan. 9, 2018, Graeme Decarie wrote: One of my boys, Nicholas, has been studying at … Continue reading

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