Christmas Countdown - Day 15 - Mistletoe - Parasite or Pleasure?

“I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus Underneath the Mistletoe Last Night” are words we all know.  But we probably don’t know too much about the plant.  It has a deep history, that sort of makes sense that it is associated wit

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Christmas Countdown - Day 14 - Christmas Superstitions from our early days.

Superstitions are things we believe or things we do to make life better for us.

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Christmas Countdown - Day 13 - The 12 Days of Christmas: 2 stories, both with many variations

There are really two stories here – 1) when and what are the twelve days of Christmas and  2) what’s with the silly song.

This article being sent on December 13th  is hinting Christmas eve being in 12 more days.

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Christmas Countdown - Day 12 - Prolific Poinsettias

Poinsettias have been part of Christmas since the 16th century.  According to legend, a  poor young Mexican girl, named Maria, was told by Angels to gather poinsettia plans and place them in the church.  They soon turned red. 

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Ontario Helps Protect Vulnerable People During COVID-19. Ontario government announced more social services relief funding for York Region

The Ontario government announced that York Region will receive an additional $8,134,700 in social services relief funding.

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Why Electric Vehicles Should Be Subsidized

Recent studies have shown that in many countries, including North America and Europe, electric vehicles (EVs) are cheaper to own and run than co

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Is the Toronto Condo Market a Lost Cause?

It seems the impossible has happened… the once flaming Toronto Condo market, has cooled down. Both the resale and rental market have been impacted, with the most dramatic declines being felt by investors.

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Christmas Countdown - Day 11 - Gifts of Frankincense and Myrrh

What really are these original gifts of Christmas that the Wise Men brought?

Both are from tree sap.

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