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Toronto, Ontario, Canada A Great Place To Live, Work And Play - 03/29/11 01:55 PM
Toronto, Ontario, Canada A Great Place To Live, Work And Play Toronto, Ontario, Canada has once again placed in the top 10 in the Toronto Board of Trade's 3rd annual Scorecard on Prosperity out of 24 global metropolitan areas. The Toronto Board of Trade is Canada's largest Chamber of Commerce. With a population of approximately 2,503,281, Toronto ranked 8th in the 2011 report, outperforming Vancouver and Montreal. The City of Brampton, Ontario is a suburb of Toronto, just 20 minutes outside of the downtown core, with a population of 433,806 and so much to offer families. There is so much to (13 comments)
Stop! Don't Throw That Unused Pet Food Out - 03/28/11 09:38 PM
Stop! Don't Throw That Unused Pet Food Out! If you find yourself with pet food that is no longer required either through loss of a beloved pet or like in our case, a required dietary change for your furry family members, don't through it out.
No we aren't going to suggest you eat it, but we are going to suggest you pay it forward to a local animal shelter.Many animal shelters gladly take in unused or leftover food from pets. Some may require that the bags have not been opened but others will take in whatever they can get. (22 comments)
Mmm, should we have that Burger, Fries and shake and then go do our work out or should we work out first and then gobble up the calories?Can you imagine the willpower of these folks bypassing that enticing smell they pump out from Burger King and heading directly to the gym?An Oxymoron - Speechless Sunday (22 comments)
Take Mom To The Bovaird House In Brampton, Ontario, Canada - 03/27/11 10:27 AM
Take Mom To The Bovaird House In Brampton, Ontario, Canada We know it seems early to think of Mother's Day, especially when Easter has not even arrived yet, but in Brampton, Ontario, Canada if you are thinking of taking Mom to a special Mother's Day tea at the famous Bovaird House, you have to plan early. The famous Bovaird House offers its special Mother's Day tea on May 1st and May 8th 2011 with three sittings at 11:30 a.m., 1:00 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. Your Mom will be served in this charming home that dates back to the 1800's. Cost is (10 comments)
Leaves Of Grass On Saturday Night - 03/26/11 08:49 PM
Leaves Of Grass On Saturday Night Ed Norton once again gives a stellar performance, (does he ever give anything else), in the movie 'Leaves Of Grass'. Ed plays both parts as twin brothers, is backed by Richard Dreyfuss and Susan Sarandon and he is also one of the producers.
They have Leaves of Grass registered as a comic/thriller as seen through the perspective of both brothers and we guess it is. It shows you how sometimes our own misjudgments lead to the twists and turns in our lives. Looking for a good movie? We recommend Ed Norton in (9 comments)
Brampton, Ontario, Canada, Is Raising The Easter Eggs-citement - 03/26/11 09:23 AM
Brampton, Ontario, Canada, Is Raising The Easter Eggs-citement If you live in the Brampton, Ontario, Canada area and have children 11 years or younger, bring them to the fun activities happening at all the city's recreation centres starting Saturday April 2, 2011.Every Saturday during the month of April, the City of Brampton will raise the children's level of Easter excitement by holding free activities from 1:00 til 4:00 p.m. There will be egg decorating, face painting and other crafts to keep the young ones happy and entertained. What a great way for them to meet new friends and experience new (12 comments)
Fascinating Facts About Grow Operations - 03/25/11 10:06 AM
Fascinating Facts About Grow OperationsYesterday we attended a seminar that was insightful about marijuana grow operations in residential households.They were telling us that about ten years ago, these operations usually only occurred in desolute farm homes. Today they are in use in residential areas including million dollars homes and even condominium highrise apartments! One was brazen enough to operate one right across the street from the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation!Typically the grow operations use the locations for only one year and then move on. They do a quick 'clean up' with paint etc. and leave the mould brewing behind the (14 comments)
It Comes Around Again, This Saturday! - 03/24/11 05:21 PM
It Comes Around Again, This Saturday! This Saturday March 26th, 2011 at 8:30 p.m. is earth hour. They are asking us around the world, to turn off the lights and stop using electrical equipment for one hour. This year will be a little different with a variety of events happening in support of earth hour. Pocoyo will have many fun downloads and actiivities, Facebook will be turning off virtual light switches and all our thoughts this year will be with the people of Japan. We all have the power, to go beyond the hour! What will you do to support Earth (15 comments)
Not Again!? Wordless Wednesday - 03/23/11 09:35 AM
Not Again!? Wordless WednesdayWe woke up this morning to more of that white fluffy stuff! Say it isn't so, because we had tossed the heavy sweaters, coats and boots. We sprung the clocks ahead, pulled out the lawn furniture and polished it up, did our Spring renewal and had been enjoying the warmer temperatures.
What happened? Who called Old Man Winter back? Well, he isn't staying over this time! Not Again!? Wordless Wednesday (26 comments)
Pot Roast, Paid Forward - 03/22/11 01:30 PM
Pot Roast, Paid Forward A few months back Tammy Lankford posted a blog on a 'Pepsi Pot Roast' that was cooked in a crock pot. We thought, 'sounds yummy, let's give it a try!'We did and it was delicious! We don't know what the best part about it was. Whether it was the amount of tasty gravy that it made and we used later, the tenderness of the roast or just how simple it was to make!We would have just re-blogged Tammy's post, but we didn't copy that, just the recipe. Here it is in case you want to give it (18 comments)
Finally, We Spotted Them Today! - 03/20/11 09:23 PM
Finally, We Spotted Them Today!We've been watching the past few weeks with hopes of seeing their little red bellies, but until today there had been no sign. Finally, today not one but two little red robins came to visit our backyard. Sorry, they were 'bobbing' so fast, we didn't even get a chance to grab our camera and grab a shot. Have you seen your first robin yet? Now we know for certain we can give old man winter the heave ho and officially welcome spring tomorrow!Finally, We Spotted Them Today! (17 comments)
Stage Your Home For A Quick Sale, In Brampton, Ontario, Canada - 03/19/11 09:29 PM
Stage Your Home For A Quick Sale, In Brampton, Ontario, Canada Ah, those famous words you love to hear when you are selling a property, "There's a showing!" But is your property picture perfect and ready to be shown? It doesn't take a lot of time or a lot of money to perfectly stage your own home. Just a bit of common sense, elbow grease and a few of these tips. How To Stage Your Home For a Quick Sale on Howcast Stage Your Home For A Quick Sale, In Brampton, Ontario, Canada (10 comments)
Virtual And Facebook Friends Are Good But Nothing Replaces These Friends - 03/19/11 10:25 AM
Virtual And Facebook Friends Are Good But Nothing Replaces These Friends Do you have room for a friend in your home of the four legged and furry variety? The Brampton Animal Shelter in Brampton, Ontario, Canada, currently has a large selection of friends ready for you, from cats and dogs, birds and gerbils and in time for Easter, rabbits! What better way to arrive home after a long day, than to be welcomed by a loving pet? They give so much, ask so little and never ask why you're late.Take a look at what the Brampton Animal Shelter in Brampton, Ontario, Canada (18 comments)
Now We Know Why Kids Have Big Eyes - 03/17/11 09:32 PM
Now We Know Why Kids Have Big Eyes Have you ever noticed that babies always have big beautiful eyes, or that kids eyes are always wide with excitement? Have you ever wondered why? Watch this short, entertaining video and you will find out the answer like we did! The music is kind of catchy too, don't you think? Now We Know Why Kids Have Big Eyes (14 comments)
There's An App For That? Your Kidding!! Wordless Wednesday! - 03/16/11 09:38 PM
There's An App For That? Your Kidding!! Wordless Wednesday!As most everyone knows, tomorrow, March 17th, is St. Paddy's Day, officially St. Patrick's Day. Along with wearing green, lephracans and hopefully pots of gold, green beer will be flowing! To help you search out just where the green beer will be flowing, can you believe there is an app for that for your smart phone? Well yes there is!Amazing isn't it?There's An App For That? Your Kidding!! Wordless Wednesday! (18 comments)
Today's The Day, So Go Out And Be Amazing! - 03/16/11 08:49 AM
Today's The Day, So Go Out And Be Amazing!Today, March 16th, is National 'Everything You Do Is Right Day'! Wow, just think about the possibilities. Haven't you always wished for a perfect day? A day when everything goes smooth, you can't do nothing wrong and you feel terrific? Well today is it, March 16th, 'Everything You Do Is Right Day'. It always falls on March 16th, just one day before those Leprechauns ring in St. Paddy's day on the 17th. We can't promise you anything tomorrow.We don't know who created this day, but we are glad they did. So go on, (23 comments)
Crude Impact - This documentary aired some five years ago. We missed it... did you? We caught up with it a couple of days ago on Netflix. Crude Impact was awarded the Best Environmental Feature Film at the 3rd Annual Artivist Film Festivalin in Los Angeles and captured the Grand Jury Prize at the 2nd Annual Cinestrat Film. There was a story to be told, a story that needs to be told again. Today, March 13, 2011 in the Toronto, Ontario, Canada area a litre of regular gas is being sold for (17 comments)
Press Release - Chris Smith Realtor Of South Simcoe, Ontario Reaches New Milestone - 03/13/11 12:12 PM
Press Release - Chris Smith Realtor Of South Simcoe, Ontario Reaches New Milestone FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Contact: Chris Smith Sales Representative Re/Max Chay Realty Inc. Brokerage bus. 905-936-3500 fax 905-936-5356 firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.chris-smith.ca South Simcoe, Ontario, Canada, March 13, 2011 Chris Smith, an accredited Green Real Estate Agent has just reached the amazing milestone of attaining over 200,000 points on the Active Rain Network on March 11, 2011. Chris is number 1 in the Simcoe County and 11 in Canada on this association that has over 203,000 members and reached this level in approximately a year and a half. First licensed (15 comments)
Pay It Forward To The Tsunami Relief Efforts - 03/12/11 03:35 PM
Pay It Forward To The Tsunami Relief EffortsEveryone has been talking about the destruction of the Earthquake and Tsunami that hit Japan this week. Devastation is everywhere and they need our help. We find ourselves thankful that we live in an area where a tsunami or earthquakes are unlikely to hit. We have a hard time to even imagine the magnitude of this catastrophe and how the people will survive it!It is most obvious though that they need help. Lots of help. Many funds will probably be set up for the much needed aid.Here in the Toronto, Ontario, Canada area a (16 comments)
SOLD - 193 McMurchy Avenue, South, Brampton, Ontario - SOLD - 03/11/11 05:12 PM
SOLD - 193 McMurchy Avenue, South, Brampton, Ontario - SOLDThe good ones don't last long. You can check below and see for your self. 193 McMurchy Avenue, South, Brampton, Ontario was an older home but very well maintained. The detached, 3 level sidesplit was just perfect for a young family, The three bedrooms and main bathroom was just four steps up from the combination living and dining rooms. The kitchen stretched across the back of the house. A convenient back door just off the kitchen to the fenced yard... the kids will love it.Things are moving pretty good right now. If (11 comments)
They Are Out In Brampton, Ontario, Canada! - 03/11/11 10:10 AM
They Are Out In Brampton, Ontario, Canada!It's official the kids are out of school in Brampton, Ontario, Canada today and ready to kick off Winter Break 2011! Please take extra caution when driving this week coming. They are excited and with the weather being not half bad, they will be outside, enjoying that game of road hockey, riding their bikes & skateboards and won't be even thinking about cars coming on the roadways. Hopefully parents followed our suggestion a few weeks ago and took advantage of the many day camps the City of Brampton has arranged for this year's winter break. If you (12 comments)
It Seems Early, But We Have To Spring Ahead - 03/10/11 08:49 PM
It Seems Early, But We Have To Spring AheadWe can't believe it, but this is the weekend that we will be turning our clocks ahead one full hour. This has to be a sign that Spring is surely on its way. It seems early this year, March 13th. We hate to part with an hour of sleep but if it does mean Spring is coming than we will give up the zzz's.
So don't forget, spring your clocks ahead this Sunday March 13th!It Seems Early, But We Have To Spring Ahead (16 comments)
As We Try And Go Paperless, Don't Forget To Print Friendly! - 03/09/11 08:43 AM
As We Try And Go Paperless, Don't Forget To Print Friendly! Have you ever needed to print a certain page of an article on the internet or here on Active Rain and when you hit the old print button you get realms and realms of pages you didn't want? Here is a quick solution and paper saver. Just go over to Print Friendly.com, it will ask you for the URL of the page you want. Enter the URL, hit print and presto! Out comes only the page you want. This is a great paper saver when printing e-mails or even a (14 comments)
International Women's Day 2011 - 03/08/11 09:59 PM
We've Been Around For A Long Time, But Today We Celebrate 100 Years Of Success! Today March 8th, 2011 we celebrate the 100th year of International Women's Day! There will be many events today and throughout the world all with different themes. Every year on March 8th there is a world wide celebration of women. Many will honour International Women's Day, as will our local Toronto firefighters and even James Bond, Daniel Craig. The International Women's organization's goal is to 'enlighten women's minds and empower women's hearts'. As they say "we've come a long way Baby!" We've Been Around For (8 comments)
There's A Big Celebration Because Today Is A Special Day! - 03/06/11 03:56 PM
There's A Big Celebration Because Today Is A Special Day!Today Toronto, Ontario, Canada celebrates its 177th birthday. For those that don't know, Toronto, Ontario, Canada is located on the northern shore of Lake Ontario. Formally known as York, the town was incorporated on March 6, 1834 and named Toronto.
Today Toronto a multi-cultural City has a population of 2,503,281 and is steadily growing! We love it here. It is a clean, safe city with so much to do and see including the reknown CN Tower and the Toronto Zoo labelled one of the best in the world!Happy Birthday Toronto!There's (12 comments)
Speechless Sunday - It Happened Again! - 03/06/11 02:47 PM
Speechless Sunday - Speechless Sunday - It Happened Again! Yep; it happened once again, another snowfall! We know you folks in the warmer climates are probably tired of hearing us moan about this, but not nearly as tired as we are! Even our fine feathered friends are tired of it and having to dig for their dinner. Maybe March did come in like a lion, that would be good news. We will so welcome Spring. Speechless Sunday - It Happened Again! (13 comments)
SOLD - 46 Neptune Court, Brampton, ON, Brampton Real Estate Houses - 03/04/11 06:24 PM
SOLD - 46 Neptune Court, Brampton, ON, Brampton Real Estate HousesWithin days, this beauty was SOLD. If you had a chance to see 46 Neptune Court, Brampton, ON you would have agreed that this house was a great place to live. The owner had it looking good, from the minute you stepped into the home you could see that it had been well cared for.
You are too late for this one, but if you would like to see it, here's your chance. Take the tour of 46 Neptune Court, Brampton. If you are thinking of buying or (11 comments)
City of Brampton Kids, Get Colouring! - 03/04/11 09:54 AM
City of Brampton Kids, Get Colouring!Okay kids, if you live in the City of Brampton and are in grades one through three, sharpen you crayons and coloured pencils. The City is running a poster contest to celebrate National Public Works Week which is May 15th to May 21st, 2011!You will want to do your best drawing and colouring because if your poster is chosen, it will be used to promote all the activities for the Public Works Week in Brampton and in the promotional materials. The judges will be looking for a poster that shows the activities of the Works & (7 comments)
Investors Be Advised, You Don't Want To Lose Those Properties - 03/03/11 09:31 AM
Investors Be Advised, You Don't Want To Lose Those PropertiesThe Supreme Court in British Columbia Canada has ordered a Vancouver landlord to forfeit two of his rental properties for not conducting a proper screening of a potential tenant, background checks or inspecting the properties while the tenants were at the properties.You may be asking yourself what is going on here? What was happening, was that the properties were being used as marijuana grow operations. The landlord claims to never have been involved in the operations and never collected any money with respect to the operation stating that the only money he collected (18 comments)
If Selling In Brampton, Ontario, Canada Don't Overlook This One Detail - 03/02/11 08:50 AM
If Selling In Brampton, Ontario, Canada Don't Overlook This One DetailEverything is set to sell in your home right? The floors are gleaming, the kitchen and bathrooms are sparkling, all the little creaks and small jobs have been repaired. The fresh new linens are on the beds, flowers are on the table and the house smells great and is meticulous. You are as ready as you ever will be you think, but wait. Have you checked your garage lately? Yes, that place where you stored all the excess from the house. Today most families have two or more cars. They probably (14 comments)
Tuesday's Thoughts In Brampton, Ontario, Canada - 03/01/11 09:09 PM
Tuesday's Thoughts In Brampton, Ontario, CanadaIt was a beautiful day in the neighbourhood in Brampton, Ontario, Canada and while we were enjoying the full on sunshine, we thought "well, that must be the end of winter for this year". Then it hit us. Oh No! It's March 1st......how does that saying go? If March comes in like a lamb; it goes out like a lion? Well, March sure came in like a lamb today, a real beautiful little lamb. Guess we haven't seen the last of winter yet!Tuesday's Thoughts In Brampton, Ontario, Canada (11 comments)
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