Month: January 2017

National Flag Day

Submitted by Brian Roulston This year National Flag Day of Canada has an even more significant meaning to Canadians as we celebrate Canada’s 150TH birthday. It is not a holiday in Canada but it is celebrated annually on February 15th by flying our flag ans with many speeches from all levels of government. This day was made official in 1996 by proclamation by then Prime Minister Jean Chretian. The Canadian Flag is one of the most easily recognizable and respected flags in the world. A powerful symbol of our Canadian identity which promotes peace, freedom, respect, justice and tolerance....

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Jason Farr – February North End Update

Hello Breezes Readers and Happy 2017.  I hope it will be the best year yet for all North Enders.  For Council, the year began with all of us diving back into the budget books and for your Councillor, along with budgets, there has been a strong emphasis on pier planning and consultation and neighbourhood planning. In recent budgets, Council has been as economical as possible with average annual tax increases regularly coming in around 2 percent and consistently ranked amongst the lowest tax increases in Ontario without dropping any city services you have come to enjoy and rely on. ...

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February is American Heart Month

Make A Date With Your Heart! February is American Heart Month, and Valentine’s Day is a great time to start taking steps to be heart-healthy. Prevent and control high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and diabetes. Avoid smoking and secondhand smoke. Limit alcohol use. Maintain a healthy weight. Be active. Eat healthy Things to do, if you are Single on Valentine’s Day: Laugh it up:  Funny Movie Marathon Treat yourself: Massage, manicure, makeover, movie, retail therapy Join a friend or family in doing something special Get a group of singles together and do something together Challenge yourself to do something...

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Fashion for February 2017

“Simplicity is the keynote of all true elegance,”-Coco Chanel. February is an important time in the fashion world. Designers are prepping their looks for the first Fashion Week of the year, and the crowds are very eager to see what the new year has to bring to their wardrobes. From the runway to the sidewalk, people love dressing to impress and showing off their daring nature. Designers are getting ready to show us what the new year will look like, so lets have a look at what we can expect to see hitting the streets this month. Looking professional and staying stylish can sometimes be a challenge. Some people choose a professional look over glamour, and others struggle to combine the two. Well fret no more! This season, suits are all the rage. From black blazers to pinstripe suits, the professional business look is hitting all the runways. So strut your stuff in the office and on the streets with your new suits! People in the fashion world haven’t seen a legging revival since 2005. While leggings have always been worn under dresses, skirts, and even shorts, they have been in and out of style in the fashion world. This season, leggings are back in the good books of the fashion world. Designers are putting them underneath dresses and creating them in bright, flashy colours. So this season, grab...

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Elderberries – February 2017

I’ll be your Sweetheart If you’ll be mine All my life I’ll be your Valentine Bluebells I’ll gather, take them and be true When I’m a man, my plan will be to marry you! That is a little English sonnet we sang in my school days. Bluebells. When I was a young girl in England the custom was that whoever you spoke to first thing on the 14th was your Valentine for the coming year. Another thing we girls did was mail valentine’s to unsuspecting males, usually older college boys. Even though we disguised our handwriting I’m sure they guessed they were from the “Brat Pack”. Valentines come in all shapes and sizes. They can be cards or those beautiful boxes of chocolates we see on display in the stores. February is a happy month! The weather sneaks in an odd balmy day to tease us that Spring is on the way. The evenings get lighter and we dream of all the events and gatherings that start happening. My resolution is to do a kindness each day. Just one thing that makes someone smile. My friends are my Valentines, each very special in their own way. Smiles from the heart and Happy Valentines Day to each of you! Till next time ~ Pam & Megs. Editor’s note: Our archives are full of the stories and memories Pam has contributed...

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