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Coutts quads

Our Fall 2014 issue featured the Coutts family, of Tiverton, who were celebrating the first birthday of their quadruplet boys Lincoln, Owen, Easton and Dylan. This is their story. Balloons. Cake. Presents. Burgers sizzling on the barbecue. Smiling grandmothers. Laughing … Continue reading

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Wes For Youth Online

Our Fall 2013 issue featured an interview with Yolanda Cameron, whose son Wes had died two years previous by suicide. She and her husband Jamie launched Wes for Youth Online to provide support to youth who were suffering from mental … Continue reading

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Kendra Fisher

Kendra Fisher, a Kincardine native, is an outspoken advocate for people with mental health issues. The story of her battle with mental illness appeared in our inaugural issue, Winter 2011. This is her story. Kendra Fisher was on the cusp … Continue reading

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With one swing, a new generation of baseball fans was born

I’m a massive Toronto Blue Jays fan – I have been my entire life. Even through the lamentable late-90s and terrible 2000s, where mediocrity was a foregone conclusion before the first pitch of the season was thrown, I watched four … Continue reading

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Online safety – How parents can keep their kids safe

Kids over 10 have been flirting with each other since the beginning of time. They know they are supposed to like each other; they’re curious and awkward, and those who are ahead of the curve guide the less experienced through … Continue reading

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Returning our kids to nature

Close your eyes. Think back to your youth and how you interacted with nature. You’re laying on your back, a piece of grass balanced between your top teeth and bottom lip. You stare at fluffy clouds that are the purest … Continue reading

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Give kids the gift of giving

Winters in Grey and Bruce counties are a challenge. We struggle to clear deep drifts from our driveways, battle snow-covered and slippery roads to get to work, bundle the kids up in snowpants, hats and mitts whenever they venture into … Continue reading

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Things my daughters should know

Lately, lists of things people want their kids – specifically daughters – to know as they embark on life have been popping up all over my Facebook feed. Sharing a roof with a knockout of a wife, two bright and … Continue reading

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Let’s keep the fun in hockey

There is next to no chance your son is going to play in the NHL. Have a daughter? Well, there are only 25 spots on Team Canada, so she really needs to be a rare talent. Despite our best attempts … Continue reading

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Exploring the Bruce – Part 2

Last weekend, our family took part in the Explore the Bruce Adventure Passport. Read Part 1 of our Explore the Bruce Adventure here. On Sunday, the day after the big launch party in Underwood, we were on our own to … Continue reading

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