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Taking A Road Trip This Civic Holiday Weekend? - 07/30/10 03:59 PM
Taking A Road Trip This Civic Holiday Weekend?Stephen Leacock (1869 - 1944) was a very famous, humourous fiction writer with an extremely interesting background. This is the summer estate he occupied when alive. It is nestled in a beautiful, picturesque setting overlooking Lake Couchiching on Old Brewery Bay in Orillia, Ontario, Canada.
Of course you know Al and Peggy Cunningham, The House People would be interested in something like this! If you get a chance, come visit the Stephen Leacock home, stroll the stunning gardens and sip tea on the porch overlooking the Lake, we encourage you to pick up (14 comments)
Are You A Law Abiding Citizen? - 07/29/10 10:49 PM
Are You A Law Abiding Citizen?Just watched another fantastic movie and we had to tell you about it. It's called Law Abiding Citizen, featuring outstanding performances from both Gerard Butler and Jamie Foxx.
We don't want to give away any details of the story line other than to say its about a frustrated man who decides he must take the law into his own hands. It was the most exciting two hours we have spent in awhile. This thriller grossed $73,343,413 in 2009. Law Abiding Citizen, a movie worth watching.Are You A Law Abiding Citizen? (10 comments)
It's A Blooming 1,815 Ft. CN Tower Experience In Toronto, Ontario, Canada! - 07/29/10 10:01 AM
It's A Blooming 1,815 Ft. CN Tower Experience In Toronto, Ontario, Canada!The beautiful CN Tower that can be seen for miles and miles is showing its appreciation to the many cities around its home, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.CN Tower conducted a Communities in Bloom Garden at the base of the tower, inviting cities to participate with flowers from their respective cities. Of course Brampton, Ontario, Canada; the City of Flowers, participated.
The bonus for the participating cities residents, is a discounted 'Total Tower Ticket'. Local Brampton, Ontario, Canada and the other participating cities can purchase the 'Total Tower Ticket' (11 comments)
We Spread The Hugs And Reached Our Goal, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada! - 07/28/10 08:51 PM
We Spread The Hugs And Reached Our Goal, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada!Congratulations Toronto, Ontario Canada! You spread the feeling and reached the goal for Toronto. What goal? Kraft Canada was going to donate 20,000 jars of Kraft peanut butter if we sent out 20,000 hugs. Guess what, Toronto, you sent out 20,143 hugs!! That's a lot of peanut butter to help feed the homeless. But the job isn't finished yet. The national goal is to send 60,000 hugs and equal numbers of peanut butter will be donated. As of today we are at 42,118. In 2009, the goal was to reach (7 comments)
They say a pictures is worth a thousand words. If you had to describe this picture... what would you say? How could such a beautiful flower grow in a swamp? What kind of flower is it? Maybe "Mother Nature" is sending us a message... could she be saying something like "you can always find something good in any situation... just look for it". Wordless Wednesday - There Is Beauty in a Swamp (25 comments)
Are You Bugged? Stop Them In Their Tracks - 07/27/10 09:32 AM
Are You Bugged? Stop Them In Their Tracks Here we are in the middle of summer, enjoying the hot days and warm nights. Unfortunately the bugs like this weather too. Spiders, ants, mosquitoes, you name it, they are out there. How can such a small critter be so annoying. Howcast to the rescue. Watch this short video and become the bug exterminator or your household without using any pesticides. How To Kill Bugs Without Poison on Howcast Are You Bugged? Stop Them In Their Tracks (13 comments)
It didn't take long for the trained eye of the Active Rain Team to come up with an answer. We were walking along a path near the water and spotted what we thought would be a great "Name That Photo" This morning we posted this picture:
Excuse the garbage, seems you can't go anywhere nowadays without seeing garbage. Matter of fact when we took the picture we didn't see it. Just held the camera in position and pushed the old button. Guess we should have looked into (14 comments)
We Are Proud To Announce The City Of Brampton, Ontario, Canada's Newest Addition - 07/24/10 03:48 PM
We Are Proud To Announce The City Of Brampton, Ontario, Canada's Newest AdditionParking is usually a problem in most urban cities, not so in the City of Brampton, Ontario, Canada. This great city has just opened another parking area that will hold more than 200 vehicles in a fully automated 24 hour parking garage. This newest garage located at 16 John St, will make it even easier for people to enjoy the offerings of the downtown area of Brampton, Ontario, Canada. There are several convenient methods of payment for parking, offered here at the same rates as anywhere else in (4 comments)
House For Sale in Brampton, Heart Lake Beauty, Now at $499,900 - 07/24/10 11:36 AM
House For Sale in Brampton, Heart Lake Beauty, Now at $499,900 Sometimes a house comes for sale and you give it a quick look but don't take any action. Well, this is a house that if you didn't take action and let it slip through your fingers, you will regret it for some time. Check it out below... then call us to make an appointment, you will not be disappointed. Talk to you soon. Oh yea... bring your check book!!! Brampton Home For Sale "Heart Lake" Detached 4 Bedroom $499,900.00 Would Make A Perfect Model House For Sale in (7 comments)
It Was A Meet And Greet Night Of One Of Our Favourite Authors - 07/23/10 10:44 PM
It Was A Meet And Greet Night Of One Of Our Favourite AuthorsThis was a first for us, never before have we been to an 'author's reading'. It was very interesting to sit and listen to an author read a chapter from one of their own books, seeing their expressions & hearing their thoughts behind the story line.The author we were excited to meet was Linwood Barclay. Be warned; pick up his book 'Bad Move', by this Canadian author, and you will be addicted. The story surrounds a man named Zack Walker. If you knew this man, he would be a (13 comments)
$106,970.20 was raised for the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation through these garage sales and turned clutter into cash for a cause. Huge thanks and congratulations to all who gave their time and efforts participating in this event. Since 2006, RE/MAX has raised close to $500,000.00 nationwide through Yard Sales for the Cure. The Results Are In And They Are Impressive! (11 comments)
Are We About To Lose Another Friend? - 07/23/10 08:34 AM
Are We About To Lose Another Friend?The Royal Canadian Mint, who produces the Canadian currency is considering stopping the production of our good luck charm, the penny. Since 1908 it has produced over 30 billion one cent coins and says maybe that's enough. What's to become of our copper friend? It is reported that the penny valued at one cent, costs the taxpayers about a cent and a half to produce and distribute. That's a losing proposition, but even though we can't think of anything we can buy for a penny, when we find one on the street and pick it (19 comments)
Send A Hug, Spread The Feeling! - 07/21/10 04:56 PM
Send A Hug, Spread The Feeling!Kraft Peanut Butter has been spreading love for 50 years now. Right now you can really spread some love by sending a hug to your family and friends and feed the hungry at the same time. Saturday July 24th is the day for Toronto, Ontario Canada to reach their goal of sending 20,000 hugs.
This would result in 20,000 jars of Kraft Peanut Butter being donated to feed the hungry. That's right for every hug sent, Kraft will donate a jar of peanut butter. It's all part of Spread The Feeling Tour in Canada. The (19 comments)
Looking for a special owner for a special dog - is it you? - 07/21/10 02:49 PM
Just look at this stunning dog! Do you have room in your home for some more love? Help Ciara and Pam find Ciara a new home. Comments disabled here so you can talk directly to Pam McInnes Have a great day Al and Peggy
Via Pam McInnes (Team Realty K.W. Inc., Brokerage - Kitchener, ON Canada): Hello, my name is Ciara. I am a one year old, spayed female, black and tan Dobermann. I didn't always look as good as my picture. When I first arrived here at the Centre back in February, I was far from being the good-looking (0 comments)
Bank Of Canada Raises Interest Rates As Economy Recovers - 07/20/10 10:53 AM
Bank Of Canada Raises Interest Rates As Economy RecoversAs we were all getting our beauty sleep last night, the Bank Of Canada was busy raising the interest rates by .025%. The lowest variable rate currently at prime -0.70%, the new rate still gives us a rate of 2.05%, still a pretty good rate, allowing for many opportunities. There are talks of raising the rates once again at the end of the year by another 1/2%.
If you or someone you know are considering buying a house this year, this is the time to get out there! There are (11 comments)
This Left Us Totally At A Loss For Words.....Good Thing It Is Speechless Sunday - 07/18/10 06:23 PM
This Left Us Totally At A Loss For Words.....Good Thing It Is Speechless Sunday!They say you never know what goes on behind closed doors, well that includes sealed walls! This post could go on and on, about the benefits of maintenance and looking after your property in a timely fashion. It could also go on and on about when doing a job, do it right, never just put a band aid on it. But we'll leave that to our illustrious home inspectors here on Active Rain.A small drip was noticed around the bottom of a toilet, hmmmm, was the toilet sweating (25 comments)
Have you seen Breakdown starring Kurt Russell? Okay, it's an oldie from 1997, but it still keeps you riveted to your seat.
The DVD cover says it is a "a high octane thriller" and they don't lie. They also warn this could happen to you! Looking for a good movie to watch? Check out Breakdown, you won't regret it.Going On A Road Trip This Summer? Better Watch This First! (8 comments)
This story started way back in 1935 on this day July 16th. The "parking meter" was born. As the story goes, store owners were concerned with losing business when people would park their cars on the street and just leave them there for weeks. Can you imagine that, too many cars on the street way back in 1935.Carl Magee a local lawyer and journalist came up with (14 comments)
Did you jump in and take a guess. There is still a little time left. Click on over and have a look and register your guess. If you look close at the picture you should get it. Then come on back here and find out what this is all about.
We were driving north on Highway 27, just north of Highway 9 when we spotted a car broken down. A young man standing by the car told us the driver couldn't wait he had a date at Suzie (9 comments)
The Best Little Park In The Greater Toronto Ontario Canada Area - 07/13/10 10:24 AM
The Best Little Park In The Greater Toronto Ontario Canada AreaWhat park was named the Favourite Small Park in the Greater Toronto Area, (better known as the GTA)? It is Brampton, Ontario, Canada's own Boreham Park. Nestled in the quiet Villages of Heart Lake surrounded by the prestigious homes of Parklane Estates, at Kennedy Road N and Conservation Drive is Boreham Park, a tiny little park that the local children love. Boreham Park once a farmer's field that was developed into a park back in the 1970's, that today is complete with sand, slides, swings and monkey bars is a 1.2 (8 comments)
Taking A Hike? Don't Pick Up Any Unwanted Guest! - 07/12/10 04:13 PM
Taking A Hike? Don't Pick Up Any Unwanted Guest! Planning on hiking this summer and enjoying the great outdoors? Take along extra caution in your backpack this year. A plant has grown in our midst and it isn't of the friendly variety. Heracleum mantegazzianum, or giant hog weed as it is commonly referred to, is a poisonous plant most recently found west of Ottawa and southern Ontario. Health officials are scrambling to contain this invasive plant that can cause temporary or permanent blindness, severe burns and/or blistering.
The plant grows about 20 feet tall and is about 5 to (21 comments)
Enough Is Enough Is Enough.....Want To Watch A Great Movie? - 07/11/10 10:08 PM
Enough Is Enough Is Enough.....Want To Watch A Great Movie?Look for 'Enough', starring Jennifer Lopez and Jim Caviezel. It's not a new movie, it was released in 2002, but 'Enough' is a fantastic thriller movie claiming everyone has a limit. How true. We saw this movie before when it first came out and enjoyed it's high energy entertainment. Last night was one of those nights, what will we do or will we watch a movie and if so what? We were glad we settled on a movie and we were glad we decided on 'Enough', we enjoyed it the second time (19 comments)
World Cup 2010 - SPAIN Takes The Cup - 07/11/10 05:33 PM
World Cup 2010 - SPAIN Takes The Cup Spain Are the Champions Soccer City Stadium (Johannesburg) Sunday July 11, 2010 at 2:30 pm
One month ago today, June 11, 2010 it all started. 64 matches were scheduled between 32 nations, looking for 1 champion. Today, July 11, 2010 at 2:30 pm at Soccer City Stadium Game 64 will be played. It took until the 116th minute in the match for Spain to put the ball in the net and become the new World Cup 2010 Champions. This is Spain's first time in their history to take the gold cup (12 comments)
It's time for all you Active Rainers to put your heads together and figure this one out. There are several clues in the picture to help you tell us "what's this is all about". Now don't tell us pretty flowers, you know it has to be harder than that. So, what is it?, who is it? and where is it? Be specific.
One month ago today, June 11, 2010 it all started. 64 matches were scheduled between 32 nations, looking for 1 champion. Today, July 11, 2010 at 2:30 pm at Soccer City Stadium Game 64 will be played and a Champion will be crowned.
Uruguay and Germany gave us exactly what we were looking for. Lots of action despite the pouring rain. It looked like Uruguay was going to take the third place finish, but Germany fought back to out score them 3 - 2. Uruguay played strong throughout the series and can go home holding their heads high... well done Uruguay. Congratulations Germany, you played hard and came back from being down 2 - 1.
This is what the field looked like after the 62nd match was played. Uruguay wanted to go fishing and Germany thought they would try their hand at golf.
Now wait a minute, we need a 3rd place winner. So we are going to have Game 63 played today, Saturday July 10, 2010 at 2:30 pm at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in Port Elizabeth, South Africa.
World Cup 3rd Place Game
Brampton Real Estate Detached Home Heart Lake Area, $299,900.00 - 07/08/10 02:00 PM
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Wednesday July 7, 2010 World Cup 2010 enters Day 23.
Game 62 will be between Germany and Spain played at Moses Mabhida Stadium (Durban) at 2:30 pm EST with a capacity for the World Cup of 70,000.The Netherlands defeated Uruguay 3 -2 and take the first position in the final World Cup 2010 match. The eyes of the world will be watching to see who they will play, Germany or Spain.
Tuesday July 6, 2010 World Cup 2010 enters Day 22.
Game 61 will be between Uruguay and Netherlands played at Cape Town Stadium (Cape Town) at 2:30 pm EST with a capacity for the World Cup of 69,070.We started out will 32 teams to play 64 matches and today we will watch match 61 and find out who will be one of the final contenders to play for the World Cup 2010. We have seen some great teams head home that a lot of people thought would still (18 comments)
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Here's Your Answer To "Name That Photo" - Jump In and Take A Guess! - 07/03/10 09:14 AM
Here's Your Answer To "Name That Photo" - Jump In and Take A Guess!It's time to reveal the answer to the "Name That Photo", like always we had some great answers. Within seconds of posting our photo Bill and Liz nailed it. How, we don't know. If we hadn't done the work on the photo ourselves we wouldn't have figured it out. Look at this "Name That Photo" picture one more time, how in the world would Bill and Liz guess a ......... wait a minute, you just found this "Name That Photo", go ahead and check it out. Don't read (20 comments)
World Cup 2010 QuarterFinals Day 21 - 07/03/10 08:39 AM
World Cup 2010 QuarterFinals Day 21 The Dutchmen (Netherland) have shown the world one of life's lessons. If you want something bad enough and work hard to get it, you will. They entered the first Quarter Final game as the underdogs against Brazil the 5 time World Cup champions. They played hard and would not give up and ended up defeating Brazil 2 - 1. Uruguay and Ghana could not score a goal in regulation time and went to the shootout. Uruguay out scored Ghana 4 - 2. Netherland and Uruguay will meet in the Semi Finals on (4 comments)
Friday Photo - What Do We Have Here? - 07/02/10 08:43 AM
Friday Photo - What Do We Have Here? July 1st has come and gone. Up our way, we celebrated Canada's 143rd birthday, started the second half of 2010 and were introduced to a new tax HST that our fine government says is good for us... go figure. Have you ever noticed, when a bunch of people get together, they will do just about anything. Just like sheep... couldn't resist showing this shot we got yesterday seeing it's Friday Photo day.
Friday Photo - What Do We Have Here? (18 comments)
World Cup 2010, Quarter Finals, Day 20 - 07/02/10 07:38 AM
World Cup 2010 QuarterFinals Day 20 After a couple of days of rest, time for all the bruises to heal we have reached Day 20 of World Cup 2010 and have two days of "Quarter Finals" ahead of us. Japan and Portugal have left for home. It's time to pull out all the stops, as it says in South Africa's theme song Bafana Bafana "you must put lightning in your boots".
Friday July 2, 2010 World Cup 2010 enters Day 20.
Game 57 will be between Netherlands and Brazil played at Nelson Mandela Bay (Port (7 comments)
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