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2009 

It's time to let our clocks and ourselves "fall" back one hour.  This year adjusting our clocks falls,on a great night to catch an extra hour of sleep.  After all the excitement of Hallowe'en, ghosts and goblins, we get to enjoy an extra hour of slumber. Back in 1918, Benjamin Franklin was the fi...
10/31/2009
Do You Know What This Is? If you answered a "hydro meter", you were partly right. What the picture is, is actually a brand new SMART METER, that was installed at our house yesterday.  Not just any old hydro meter, let us tell you.The old meters could only measure the amount of electricity being u...
10/31/2009
Happy Saturday Active Rain, Hope your weather is good for your kids as they go out and fill their bags with candy tonight.  Our weather is overcast and trying really hard to rain.  Hope it stays away. Anyway, we came across this little video showing how to get the most candy.  Give it a watch or ...
10/31/2009
It's going to be one big huge rush for sure, sugar rush that is!  Yes, it is ghost and goblin time once again tomorrow.  All the little, well and even some big, trick or treaters will be out there in droves collecting their goodies. But first, we must worry about tonight! Yes worry about tonight ...
10/30/2009
You don't have to finish first to be a winner.  Recently Brampton's 53 year old Hans Porten finished third overall and top master in the Kinetico 10-Mile Running Race, organized by C3 Canadian Cross-Training Club.  He loves to win, but the real winner was the 1,008 kids that participated in the e...
10/28/2009
Hello Active Rainers, Earlier today we were crying to you about the cost of gas that doesn't seem to cost the same in the US.  Although the gas in the US varied about 25-30¢ from the Canadian border down to South Carolina. We think we have found the solution.  However, there is a learning curve a...
10/27/2009
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Good Morning Active Rain, Well, they are at it again.  Over the past month or so we have been getting our gas in the range of 85¢ for a litre of regular gas.  Yesterday they were back just over $1.00 for a litre. We know, what's a litre?  A litre is a way to get more money out of your pocket.  We...
10/27/2009
Did You See This... Did You Know Take the time to watch this video, even if you seen it before.  Also, remember it was done sometime in 2008 and all the facts that it is stating are probably obsolete.  Most of the numbers are probably bigger. It is hard to believe if in fact it is true.      What...
10/25/2009
Hello Active Rain Friends, Came across this little video on YouTube and new many of you would appreciate this.  The song is called "The Baseball Song" and is sung by Kenny Rogers.  Now you have to listen to it very carefully because several people missed the whole point. Let us know what you think,
10/24/2009
Good Morning Our Active Rain Friends, Just the other day, Wordless Wednesday to be exact, we introduced you to a fine feathered friend that turns out to be one of the Greenest birds we know.  When we secured it's picture that was used last Wednesday, it also wanted to pose for a shot to be distri...
10/22/2009
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