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                                                          A Guide to Your Community News & Events
 September 2008

                                        JUNCTION ARTS FESTIVAL                                                                                                    INSIDE THIS
               David Usher Headlines the 2008 Junction Arts Festival                                                                                                 ISSUE
                                                                                                                                                        Your Money . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .page 2
Toronto, ON, July 24, 2008 - The                                                                    painting/drawing workshops, the                     Tips and advice on handling your money
2008 Junction Arts Festival                                                                         National Film Board animation                       Fashion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .page 3
(September 3 to 7), produced by                                                                     workshops, the Junction community                   Recipies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .page 4,12
the Junction Forum for Art &                                                                        stage and the Toronto Aerial Dance                  Recipes and healthy living
Culture, announces multi award                                                                      Company circus workshops.                           Seasonal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .page 5
winning recording artist David                                                                                                                          Home and Garden . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .page 6
Usher as the headlining act, who                                                                     The Historic City: Happy 100th                     Tips, news and advice
will explode onto the Main Stage in                                                                     to the Junction, Sept. 6 & 7                    Pets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .page 7
the "Junction City" Square (2960                                                                    In 1908, the Junction officially                    Pet tip of the month
Dundas St. West at Pacific Ave.,                                                                    became the City of West Toronto by                  Feature Homes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .page 8 & 9
Toronto) on Saturday, September 6                                                                   the Province of Ontario and in 2008,                Parenting/Automotive . . . . . . . . . . . .page 10
at 10:00 p.m. at this year's                                                                        to mark this special occasion, the
                                                                                                                                                        Your Health . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .page 11
extravaganza.                                         Movieola Movie Night: Black &                 Junction is celebrating its centennial
                                                                                                                                                        Health issues and related articles
         The 2008 Junction Arts Festival            white short classics under the stars,       for the entire year, and the 2008
will take place along one kilometre of                                                          Junction Arts Festival will feature a new               Holiday Event Schedule . . . . . . . . . .page 13
                                                                    Sept. 4
Dundas Street West between Keele                                                                zone to honour this event consisting of                 Important Numbers . . . . . . . . . . . . .page 13
                                                   On Thursday, September 4, starting at
Street and Quebec Avenue, and will                 7:00 p.m. in the "Junction City" Square      everything historic.                                    Travel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .page 14
feature eight distinct categories; the             (Dundas St. West and Pacific Ave.),          Centred at High Park Avenue and                         Prepare for the Ultimate Vacation!
Visual     Art     Exhibits    (starting           watch under the stars the brightest of       Dundas Street West (September 6 and                     Kids Corner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .page 14
Wednesday, September 3), the Movieola              Hollywood's actors in classic black and      7), the Historic City will present The                  Games, jokes and fascinating facts!
Movie Night (Thursday, September 4),               white short films from the golden era of     Boom Times; a play in three parts by                    Out Of Town Properties . . . . . . . . . .page 15
and the Live Music Stages, the                     movie making.                                local actor/historian Neil Ross, plus                   Selected homes across North America
Dance/Street Performance Artists, the                                                           West Toronto Junction Historical
Poetry Peepshow, the KidZone, the                     Dance/Street Performance Artists          Society walking tours, archival photo                     Featured Listings on
Green Village, and the Historic City                    animate the festival's weekend          exhibits, special street performances
(happening during the weekend street                       streetscape, Sept. 6 & 7             and more.                                                      Page 8 & 9
closure on Saturday, September 6 and               Ten dance-music and theatre companies,
Sunday, September 7).

 The Live Music Stages will rock the
                                                   whose expertise is street performance,
                                                   will be transforming and animating the                    THE JUNCTION MARKET
                                                   sites and sounds of the Junction Arts
 festival on three days: Sept. 5, 6 & 7
Junction native Justin Rutledge will kick
                                                   Festival      weekend
                                                   (September 6 and 7).
                                                                                 celebrations                       WATCH
off the Main Stage concerts on Friday,             The performing artists will include,                                                        *As of July 2008
September 5 at 9:30 p.m. in the                    springing to life for the second year, The
"Junction City" Square, which will act as          Larchaud Dance Project; combining the                                      WEST TORONTO BREAKDOWN
the heart to the festivities at Dundas             fundamental elements of break dance
Street West and Pacific Avenue, hosting            with modern technique to create                                                      Sales      Average                  Medium Average %
the new Friday night concert, Saturday's           repertoire based on strength, agility and
headline concert (September 6) and the
                                                                                                                                                     Price                Price of List of List Price
                                                   gravity-defying movement and, from
Sunday afternoon jazz concert                      Halifax, artist Veronique Mackenzie              Detached                              29       $614,103                $600,000        100%
(September 7), starring the Junction's             with her work 'Citizens'.                        Semi-Detached                         24       $392,229                $391,292        100%
own Brownman Electryc Trio.
                                                                                                    Condo Apt.                            10       $365,190                $363,500         99%
                                                     Poetry Peepshow: A glimpse into a
   The Visual Art Exhibits ignite the                       poet's life, Sept. 6 & 7                Condo Townhouse                        2       $254,000                $254,000         98%
        party: Beginning Sept. 3                   In true voyeuristic style, a roster of 12        Att/Row/Townhouse                      2       $372,900                $372,900         98%
The Juried Art Exhibits will launch the            different writers, for a period of time,         *Avg, DOM is 20 as of 07/2008
festivities starting on September 3, and           will each display their individual and        Figures are based on the latest 6 months and reflect all MLS sales as reported by the Toronto Real Estate Board.
the pieces this year were submitted                usually private creative processes. The       Property values depend on factors besides housing type. Square footage, number of bedrooms, overall
based on three categories of choice;                                                             condition, upgrades, lot size and specific location are some of the other key factors involved.
                                                   viewer will be offered an intimate             ** Statistics Above as of July 2008**                            Courtesy of: Sal D’Angelo, Broker of Record
photography,          sculpture      and           experience with writers and poets in the
painting/drawing.                                  midst of their work.
Work from over 70 visual artists,
selected by the 2008 Juried Art Exhibits
                                                                                                  FREE REGISTRATION Call: 416-766-2500
                                                     The KidZone: The Junction Arts                   For contractors or individuals seeking employment in the Junction
Committee, will be exhibited in                     Festival welcomes the Art Gallery of
traditional art gallery settings at the                     Ontario, Sept. 6 & 7                Complete Contracting Solutions!                           Kitchen & Bath Renovations
Academy of Realist Art and the                     The popular family friendly KidZone          Call Scott Schell at 416-854-3110                         Call Frank Villi at 905-936-4426
Urbanscape Gallery and at a number of              (September 6 and 7), beginning at            Brian’s Chimney Service Inc.                              Ricardos Green House - Heat and Air
Junction shops and venues, and the                 Dundas St. West and Quebec Avenue            Call Brian Buttigieg at 416-244-4113                      Conditioning
winners will be announced on                       (west entrance), will also feature the       Micro Clean Exterior Power Washing                        Call Ricardo at 647-290-4605
Wednesday, September 3.                            Academy        of     Realist      Art       Call Donovan at 416-242-4001
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                              Get the Best in Beauty for Fall
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    CF Gene Discovered                                                   Fashion Meets Function in Back Packs
                                                                       (NC)-With kids heading back to                                               equalizing the strain on the
                                                                       school, now is the time to                                                   bones, joints and muscles.
                                                                       consider purchasing that all                                               • Choose a backpack that has
                                                                       important backpack. While form                                               several individual pockets
                                                                       and function are of utmost                                                   instead     of    one   large
                                                                       importance, you also want to                                                 compartment-this will help to
                                                                       consider the issues of comfort,                                              distribute the weight evenly
                                                                       support and appropriate size.                                                and keep contents from
                                                                            Just       like     children,                                           shifting.
                                                                       backpacks come in all shapes
                                                                       and sizes. The Alberta College                                            . Explore other backpack
                                                                       and Association of Chiropractors                                          options, such as one with wheels
                                                                       (ACAC) offers the following tips       at least two inches wide,          and a pull handle for easy
                                                                       for picking the right pack for         adjustable and padded. Ensure      rolling.
                                                                       your child:                            that they do not cut into or fit        To ensure that your child's
                                                                       • Choose a backpack that is            too snugly around the arms         back is healthy and strong
                                                                          proportionate to body size and      and armpits. Poorly designed       consult a chiropractor. A
                                                                          not larger than what is needed.     shoulder straps can dig deep       chiropractor can teach you and
   The defect-carrying gene that causes                                   The top of the backpack             into the muscles and put strain    your child how to pack, lift and
                                                                          should not extend higher than       on the nerves.                     carry their backpack properly to
   cystic fibrosis (CF) was identified by                                 the top of the shoulder, and      • A backpack should have a           prevent injury. Regular spinal
                                                                          the bottom should not fall          padded back for added              check ups for children can
   a molecular biologist at the Hospital                                  below the top of the hipbone.       protection and comfort.            prevent back problems before
    for Sick Children in Toronto. Lap-                                 • Select a backpack made of          • A hip strap or waist belt helps    they start.
                                                                          lightweight material (vinyl or      to effectively redistribute as          More information, including
    Chee Tsui and his team of scientists                                  canvas instead of leather).         much as 50 to 70 per cent of       where to find a chiropractor near
                                                                                                              the weight off the shoulders       you can be found online at
     made the discovery in July 1989.                                  • The shoulder straps should be        and spine onto the pelvis,
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                                                            Recipes                                                                                  More Recipes on Page 12

                                                                                                                          Chili Lime Cod
                                                                                                   Serves 2
                                                                                                                   1 8 to 12 oz Cod Fillet, about 1/2 in thick, cut in half
                                                                                                               or 2 6 oz Cod Tenderloins, about 1 in thick
                                                                                                              2 tbsp Lime juice, freshly squeezed
                                                                                                              2 tbsp Butter, melted                  1/4 tsp Salt
                                                                                                              1 tbsp Parsley, chopped fresh            1 tsp Vegetable Oil
                                                                                                             1/2 tsp Chili Powder                    1/2 tsp Garlic Powder
                                                                                                              Pinch Cayenne Pepper (about 1/16 tsp)
                                                                                                       In a small bowl prepare rub with the vegetable oil, chili powder, garlic
                                                                                                 powder, salt and a pinch of cayenne pepper.
                                                                                                       Spoon the rub on top of cod, spreading evenly. If needed, tuck any thin
                                                                                                 parts of fillet underneath for even cooking.
                                                                                                       Put prepared cod in a large Ziploc Zip `n Steam microwave steam
                                                                                                 cooking bag, placing thicker portions toward outer edge of bag. Seal bag and
                                                                                                 place in microwave.
                                                                                                       Cook on full power for 3 1/2 to 4 minutes or until cod is cooked through
                                                                                                 and flakes easily. Use 3 1/2 minutes for 1/2 in thick pieces and 4 minutes for
                                                                                                 1 in thick pieces. If needed, continue microwaving at 30 second intervals until
                                                                                                 cod is done.
                                                                                                       Allow bag to stand 1 minute before handling. Carefully open bag. Use
                                                                                                 spatula to remove cod from bag.
                                                                                                       Spoon 2 tbsp freshly squeezed lime juice over cod. Garnish with 1 tbsp
                                                                                                 chopped fresh parsley and serve with 2 tbsp melted butter, if desired.

               Italian Stuffed Mushrooms
 Serves 4 (or 8 appetizers)
                           8   Large Jumbo or Stuffer fresh Mushrooms
                    1/2 cup    Bread Crumbs, fresh
                    1/4 cup    Mozzarella Cheese, shredded
                           2   Garlic Cloves, finely minced
                           4   Black Olives, finely chopped and pitted
                      2 tbsp   Sun-dried Tomatoes in oil, finely chopped
                      2 tbsp   Artichoke Hearts, finely chopped marinated
                      2 tbsp   Green or Sweet Onion, finely chopped
                      2 tbsp   Light Mayonnaise
                     1/2 tsp   Dried Oregano or Basil
                    1/4 cup    Olive Oil
                      1 tbsp   Parmesan Cheese, grated

Remove the stems from the mushrooms and finely chop. In a medium bowl, combine
chopped stems, bread crumbs, mozzarella cheese, garlic, olives, tomatoes, artichokes,
onion, mayonnaise and oregano; mix well. Brush oil on outside of mushroom caps.
Spoon filling evenly into caps, mounding as necessary and place in shallow baking
pan. Sprinkle parmesan on top. Bake in 425°F oven for 15-20 minutes or until
mushrooms are heated through.

                                                                                 Gingery Plum Tart with Potato Pastry
                                                                  Serves 8-10

                                                                  Pastry:                                                  Filling:
                                                                        2 cups   All-purpose Flour                               2/3 cup    Granulated Sugar
                                                                        3 tbsp   Granulated Sugar                                1/4 cup    All-purpose Flour
                                                                       3/4 cup   Butter, cubed                                    1/2 tsp   Ground Ginger
                                                                       1/3 cup   Potatoes, mashed and cooled                   1-1/2 lbs    Ripe Black Plums (about 7), quartered
                                                                             1   Egg, beaten                                     1/4 cup    Ginger, chopped crystallized
                                                                                                                                   1 tbsp   Butter, melted
                                                                                                                                    2 tsp   Sugar, coarse

                                                                  In large bowl, combine flour and sugar. Using pastry cutter or fingers cut in butter until coarse crumbs form.
                                                                  Add potato and mix until well combined. Drizzle egg over top and toss until moistened. Scrape onto well-
                                                                  floured surface and knead gently to form soft dough. Shape into disc and wrap with plastic wrap; refrigerate
                                                                  for 30 minutes or until chilled.

                                                                  Roll out dough on floured parchment paper into 14-inch circle. Place on cookie sheet or inverted baking sheet.

                                                                  Filling: In bowl, combine sugar, flour and ginger. Spread half over bottom of pastry leaving 2-inch border
                                                                  around edge. Place plums cut side up over top and sprinkle with crystallized ginger and remaining sugar
                                                                  mixture. Fold up pastry to make border around plums. Brush pastry with butter and sprinkle with coarse sugar.
                                                                  Bake in 400°F oven 40 minutes or until pastry is golden and fruit is tender and bubbly. Let cool before serving.
SEPTEMBER 2008                                                                   YOUR NEWSPAPER                                                                                  PAGE   5

                                                                                                                                                          Make Your
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                                                                                                                                                          (NC)-After a long fun summer,
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   denim, including great styles from,               p o c k e t                                                                                              The organization's website
   Nevada, Levi's, Point Zero and Union              details. Girls                                                                              offers a
   Bay, Timberland, and celebrity-inspired           h a v e                                                                                              number of ideas that students
   Phat Farm, G-Unit and Sean John.                  transformed                                                                                          can use to make a difference
2. 2-in-1 Tees - The layered look is back and        the look with                                                                                        this school year:
   stronger than ever this season for both           cargo capris,
   boys and girls. Boys love long sleeve tees        roll -ups and
   or thermal henleys under their graphic            skirts.
   tees or polo shirts; while girls also layer    7. Babydoll -
   their tees under graphic tees or spaghetti        For        girls,
   strap tops.                                       babydoll tops
3. Graphic Tees - Express your attitude              and dresses
   with a graphic print tee. With many               are the hottest
   different colours, styles and prints to           must-have of
   choose from, these are sure to be a hit           the season!
   with both gals and gents alike.                   Short sleeve,
4. Polo Shirts - Polo shirts definitely aren't       long sleeve, or sleeveless, the babydoll        9. Accessorize-It - Belts are a great way to
   just for avid golfers anymore! Boys love          top comes in a variety of styles and               spice up your back-to-school wardrobe.            Service auction - Raise
   the option of solid or striped, collared up       colours. When the weather gets cooler,             This fall, thinner .vs. thicker cinch-belts       charitable funds by auctioning
   or down. When the temperatures make it            the best way to wear this trend into the           that sit firmly on the waist are bringing         off services, like mowing the
   too cold to wear on their own, layering a         winter months is layered with a great pair         shape to this season's knits and dresses.         lawn, shoveling snow, or piano
   long sleeve tee or thermal shirt looks            of leggings.                                    10. Fab Footwear - When it comes to shoes            lessons. The possibilities are
   even hotter.                                   8. Sporty - Stylish n' sporty is fresh and            for school this year, girls will still be         endless.
5. Stripes - Say it with stripes this season;        fashionable this season with boys                  falling for flats. Ballerina round-toe style
   thick or thin, horizontal or vertical,            hanging out in track pants and sports logo         shoes are not only cute, but comfortable.         Pancake or Spaghetti Supper
   stripes seem to be found on everything            tees. Girls are also cool and comfortable          Boys will stick to athletic sneakers such         - Serve up a big dish of fun
   this fall! Whether you wear them preppy,          this season with trendy matching track-            as the funky new Airwalk® skate shoes,            while helping children and
   edgy, nautical or nice, stripes are a must-       suits.                                             available in a wide variety of colours.           families-in-need. Perfect for
                                                                                                                                                          any class size to organize, this

           Back-to-School Dorm Room Decorating Guide                                                                                                      tasty fundraiser also gives
                                                                                                                                                          parents, teachers and students a
(NC)-Sears Canada helps students transform        units that can be shifted or stacked are also a    nighters? The Sears every-day priced glass           chance to mingle.
campus dorms into cool, comfortable and           great idea for extra seating and ideal for         cart is the perfect solution, it's airy and space-
stylish digs. Sears has functional, space-        storing unsightly items.                           saving, only $149.97. Don't forget to add a          Concert - Give budding stars
saving and stylish ideas for students to               To ensure some studying privacy in your       great lamp for extra focal lighting.                 in your family or circle of
decorate their dorm rooms or apartments on        dorm room, use a triple-screen photo panel, a           Make rooms warm and inviting for                friends the opportunity to show
an affordable student budget.                     great way to separate your space, as well as       socializing with a chic art deco hand-carved         off their talent. Arrange an
     Dorm rooms house three functions:            keep treasured photos of family and friends.       rug, available in trendy designs and patterns.       event with a few bands at a
sleeping, studying, and socializing. Study        Need a study area, or a place to pull those all-   Add some comfy bean bag chairs for extra             school, community hall, old
and sleep zones require tranquil, non-                                                                    seating for study pals, the wipe clean          theatre or a church. Everyone
distracting environments with both                                                                        bags are available in a variety of              likes a night of good music and
ambience and focal lighting; while                                                                        fashionable colours, $39.99 for small-          every note will sound sweeter
areas that serve a social function                                                                        sized, and $69.99 for large.                    because of who the proceeds
command more energetic themes and                                                                         Decorating a dorm room is about more            are helping.
accessories.                                                                                              than just making a small, temporary
     Space is a premium in most dorm                                                                      accommodation feel like home. It's also         School Olympics - Gather a
rooms. Invest in pieces that are versatile                                                                about creating an environment that              few teams and hold your own
and multi-purpose. Maximize space                                                                         utilizes the space efficiently, while           Olympic Games. Athletes can
with a multi-functional davenport with                                                                    adding colour to a student's tenure on          gather pledges to benefit a
a bed or couch option and a handy                                                                         campus.                                         worthy cause.
storage compartment underneath, such                                                                      All of these must-have items and more              More ideas about making
as the Style factory Davenport. Storage                                                                   are found in the Sears Canada Fall 2008         the most of your school year
ottomans, or modular storage boxes like                                                                   catalogue. For more great ideas, visit a        are available online at
the Fresco Home Faux-Suede storage                                                                        Sears department store, or
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                                                                                                                                     Warm Up to Spas
 Your Home                                                                                                                            and Hot Tubs

      & Garden
                                                                                                                   (NC)-Every year, more people                           improve muscle strength in the
                                                                                                                   are turning to spas and hot tubs                       arms, as well as a warm water
                                                                                                                   as a way to relax, unwind and                          spa area where bathers can sit
                                                                                                                   relieve their aches and pains.                         down and relax after a strenuous
                      tips, news and advice for homeowners                                                         One of the reasons they are so                         workout. A swim spa can be
                                                                                                                   popular is that they can be                            installed inground, flush with the
                         TIPS FOR FALL LAWNS                                                                       enjoyed year round - indoors or
                                                                                                                   outdoors - allowing you to make
                                                                                                                                                                          deck, or as a portable, above-
                                                                                                                                                                          ground unit.
                                                                                                                   the most of your leisure time                               Soft-sided spas are another
                          AND GARDEN CARE                                                                          regardless of the weather.                             option. These lightweight,
 (NC)-The cool, wet months of         • Plant any flower bulbs in the        metal parts with a penetrating             Spas and hot tubs are                             circular-shaped models are made
 the fall are ideal conditions to       fall to provide welcome              oil to prevent rust.                  available in preformed acrylic or                      of dense foam and are small
 prepare your lawn and garden for       blooms at the first sign of       • Tightly seal all packages and          thermoplastic spa shell designs                        enough to take with you for a
 the cold months ahead. Here are        spring. Feed bulbs with an           store all fertilizers and             that are lowered into the deck for                     weekend at the cottage - just
 a few tips to help your garden         organic choice bone meal.            chemicals in a cool dry place.        a permanent installation or as                         empty them and roll them
 survive the winter and thrive in     • Add a layer of mulch to new       • Drain water from all hoses             portable models in a spa skirt or                      through the door and into a van
 the spring:                            plants and rake leaves onto          and coil and hang them                cabinet that can be moved to a                         or truck for the ultimate in
 • Remove any debris, leaves            flowerbeds and around shrubs         properly so they won't split,         new location if your move.                             portability.
    and diseased foliage from           to create a warm blanket to          sag or kink.                               Permanent           concrete                           For traditionalists, it's a
    your lawn and garden.               protect against the cold.              To speak with a Scotts              inground spas are also popular                         wooden hot tub or nothing.
 • Continue to mow your lawn at       • Be sure to clean out all your     expert on lawn care call 1-866-          either on their own or installed as                    Made from cedar staves held
    a height of around 2.5 inches       gardening tools and spreaders     436-7645. For a Scotts Garden            part of a pool installation. The                       together with metal hoops,
    as long as it is actively           and lubricate any pivot points    expert call 1-866-436-8477 or            advantage of a concrete spa is its                     circular-shaped wooden hot tubs
    growing.                            or axles. Clean all tools using   visit                     versatility. It can be custom-                         offer a deep soak and are the
 • Overseed and aerate your             a wire brush and spray bare                                                designed into virtually any size                       perfect complement to wooden
    lawn. The cool and wet                                                                                         or shape and can be finished in                        decks and patio furniture.
    conditions of fall make it the                                                                                 mosaic tile, block glass or                                 More      information       is
    perfect time to overseed your                                                                                  colourful coatings.                                    available         online        at
    lawn with a pure premium                                                                                            For those who want a hot                 , or toll
    grass seed for a thicker lawn                                                                                  tub for an aquatic workout -                           free, 1-800-879-7066.
    that will crowd out weeds in                                                                                   nothing can beat a
    spring.                                                                                                        swim spa. These
 • Repair any damaged spots                                                                                        rectangular-shaped
    now, while temperatures are                                                                                    units are equipped
    cool and there's more rainfall                                                                                 with powerful jets,
    and heavier dew. Try a                                                                                         propellers         or
    product like Scotts Patch                                                                                      paddle wheels that
    Master lawn repair mix for an                                                                                  create a counter-
    all-in-one solution.                                                                                           current for swim-
 • Apply a winter care fertilizer                                                                                  in-place exercising.
    approximately four weeks                                                                                       Some swim spas
    before you expect frost. The                                                                                   also         include
    fall is the most important                                                                                     bungee-cord and
    application     of   fertilizer                                                                                paddle-type
    because it helps your lawn                                                                                     devices for rowing
    emerge healthier in spring                                                                                     exercises        that
    after a long winter.


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                                                                                                                                                                                               32. A measured portion of
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                                                                                                     21. A platform raised         50. A field of cultivated    9. Speed                       hearing
   exactly once.
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                                                                                                     level to give prominence
                                                                                                     to the person on it
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                                                                                                                                   51. Island north of Guam
                                                                                                                                   52. Former OSS
                                                                                                                                                                10. A collection of
                                                                                                                                                                anecdotes about a person
                                                                                                                                                                or place
                                                                                                                                                                                               45. Welt
                                                                                                                                                                                               46. Single Lens Reflex
                                                                                                                                                                                               47. Vietnamese currency
                                                                                                     23. Italian monetary units    53. Heightened               11. Man-child 16. Informal     unit
                               8             3                                                       26. Strays
                                                                                                     29. An animal or plant that
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                                                                                                                                   54. Spread made chiefly
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                                                                                                       Fall Home Maintenance Checklist

       Protect Your Pet
       Against Fleas and
         Other Pests
(NC)-Parasites are a persistent     topical product for fleas, ticks
health issue facing dogs and        and internal parasites like        (NC)-Colder weather, shorter              important to shut off the           window frames that stand out
cats. They are organisms that get   heartworm. Revolution is easily    days and falling leaves mean              indoor water valve and make         from the siding, caulk the top
nourishment by feeding on or        applied once a month.              it's time to get your home ready          sure the outside faucet is          and sides of the frame. Don't
within another animal. The most          Roundworm is another          for the winter months. Fall               completely drained.                 caulk under the sill - that
common parasites in dogs and        common internal parasite that      home maintenance involves             •   Clean and reverse the               space should be left open to
cats are worms, as the majority     can affect your pet at any age,    more than raking leaves and               ceiling fans - Turn the fan         allow moisture inside the
of all puppies and kittens          and may be detected in a stool     storing garden furniture. It              off, clean and oil the motor,       wall to escape. If your house
acquire intestinal worms either     sample taken from your pet.        requires attention to your roof           clean and dry the blades and        is brick or stone, with
before or after birth. Worms are    Through keeping your pet's         and gutters, your foundation,             reverse the air flow direction      window frames that are set
only one member of the parasite     living quarters clean, you can     faucets and windows, and even             to push warm air down.              into the finish material, caulk
family; other common parasites      minimize       the      chances    your ceiling fans.                    •   Replace batteries in the            all four edges of each frame -
include fleas, ticks and ear        roundworm will become an                  "Winter can be hard on a           smoke detectors and test            where the brick mould meets
mites.                              issue. Heartworm, another well-    house, so we recommend a                  the smoke alarms - Batteries        the masonry.
     Fleas and ticks are among      known internal parasite, can       number of steps to prepare your           should be replaced twice a       • Fix up your gutters - Ensure
the most common parasites and       enter a dog's bloodstream          home for the increased cold and           year and all smoke alarms           there are no leaves or other
both can be detected on your        through the bite of an infected    moisture," said Colin Smyth,              should be tested weekly.            debris in your gutters in order
pet's skin. If you are worried      mosquito. Treatment options can    AmeriSpec of Canada. "There           •   Apply weather-stripping to          to prevent overflow and
about either of these pests, be     be dangerous, and heartworm        are      things     that    most          windows and doors - Even            leakage during heavy snow
sure to examine your pet on a       symptoms may not appear until      homeowners don't even think of            insulated windows and doors         or rain.
regular basis especially if he      six months after infection, so     that can make a huge                      require             additional        AmeriSpec               home
spends a lot of time outside.       preventative actions are key to    difference."                              reinforcement for winter.        inspectors offer great tips on
Thankfully, there are ways to       protecting your pet.                      The following are some             Weather-stripping reduces        home        maintenance        and
protect your pet from these              Rather than deal with         tips from AmeriSpec to make               drafts and saves on heating      improvements.                More
pesky parasites. Ask your           parasites when they happen, go     sure you're ready for the winter          bills.                           information on common home
veterinarian about using a          talk to your veterinarian and      months:                               •   Caulk around window and          maintenance subjects and
preventative product such as        protect your pet against           • Protect the outside faucets -           door casings to keep out air     professional home inspections
Revolution, a broad-spectrum        members of the parasite family.        For those who do not have             and water - If your house        can        be       found        at
                                                                           freeze-proof faucets, it is           has wood siding with   

                                                                            Create a Contemporary, Minimalist Kitchen
                                                                       (NC)-The        move      towards       handle. Look for either a            bar or island as well as a
                                                                       contemporary design is one of           brushed stainless steel or           potfiller for near the stove.
                                                                       the hottest trends today. A             nickel finish to complete the        This      offering     features
                                                                       minimalist          space        is     look.                                modern         styling     and
                                                                       characterized by a focus on           • When considering lighting,           maximum functionality, and
                                                                       essential shapes, materials and         warm and simple is best.             provides a structured look
                                                                       surfaces, and this approach to          Avoid highly decorative              and feel.
                                                                       design can make a dramatic              chandeliers and look for           • When choosing a colour
                                                                       statement in the kitchen.               something with a clean shape         scheme, keep it simple with
                                                                       • If you are starting from              and finish.                          one or two shades of neutral.
                                                                          scratch, design cabinets to        • Keep the space looking neat          For a bold statement, add a
                                                                          hold     all
                                                                                                                        coordinated      with
                                                                                                                                                    bright accent colour, such as
                                                                                                                                                    red,     in     small    doses
                                                                          countertops remain clutter-          Hansgrohe's               new        throughout the space.
                                           India’s criminal               free. If you are looking to          contemporary       collection,         More       information     is
                                                                          simply revamp your current           Talis S, features a pull-down      available online at hansgrohe-
                                           courts acquitted               space to make it more                faucet, a prep faucet for the
                                            over a million                contemporary, keep track of
                                         defendants in 1999,              what utensils and small
                                                                          appliances you use for one
                                          more than the next
                                                                          week. At the end of the week,
                                             48 surveyed                  anything that wasn't touched
                                         countries combined.              should be stored, while those
                                                                          items that were reached for
                                                                          often should be placed where
                                                                          they can be easily accessed.
 Women make up more than 10% of                                        • Update appliances to a
  the prison population in only five                                      modern stainless or black
                                                                          finish for a crisp, clean look.
countries: Thailand, Qatar, Paraguay,                                  • For a quick fix, replace the
     Costa Rica, and Singapore.                                           hardware on cupboard doors
                                                                          with a clean-lined, simple
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                                               Sal D’Angelo
                                               Broker of Record

                                                           Junction Realty Inc., is Committed to Promote the Junction Community. T

         york region
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                                  Dundas/ Quebec                                          Keele/Dundas                            Annette/Humberside                       Dundas/High Park Ave
        •       Retail Store                                                                                                 •   Fabulous Family Home
        •       Three 2 Bdrm Apts                                             •   Store with Apt                             •   5 + 1 Bedrooms                        •   3 Retail Stores
        •       Roof Top Deck                                                 •   20 X 150 Ft Lot                            •   4 Washrooms                           •   3 X 3 Bdrm Apt 2nd Floor
        •       Lot 15.33 x 104 Ft                                            •   4,000 Sq Ft                                •   Basement Apt. with Sep. Entrance      •   3 X 1 Bdrm apt on 3rd Floor
        •       Great Location in Trendy Junction                             •   Lots of Walk By Traffic                    •   Eat In Kitchen with Solarium          •   3 Lofts on Main Floor
        •       Store Currently being used a Coffee                                                                          •   Walking Distance to Bloor West &      •   13 Washrooms
        •       Shop w/ Enclosed Outdoor Sitting Area                                                                            High Park Junction Area               •   Great Opportunity

                            Government of Canada                                                                                                  for sale
                               Moves to Protect,                                                                                                Junction Realty
                             Strengthen Canadian                                                                                                  416-766-2500
                                Housing Market
 On July 9, the Department of Finance                                    mortgage insurance coverage on these
 announced adjustments to the rules for                                  mortgages is good for the entire life of the
 government guaranteed mortgages aimed                                   mortgage.
 at protecting the strengthening the                                       However, CMHC will continue to offer
 Canadian housing market. CMHC                                           mortgage loan insurance for amortizations
 supports the new parameters and the                                     of up to 35 years and up to 95 per cent of
 government's ongoing efforts to maintain                                the value of the property, and will
 a strong Canadian housing market.                                       continue to offer a wide range of                                    Dundas St. W & Medland/High Park
    Consistent with the government's                                     innovative products that meet the needs of          • Great Location                   • 6,105 Total Square Footage
 direction, CMHC will no longer be                                       borrowers.                                          • Store with Office Space          • Very Well Maintained Building
 accepting mortgage insurance applications                                 CMHC will also continue to offer                  • Established Shoe Business        • Up and Coming Trendy Junction Area
 for 40-year amortizations or 100 per cent                               CMHC Flex Down, which offers
                                                                                                                          On Friday August 1, the Government of Canada issued a release on the extension of
 loan-to-value mortgages on or after                                     homebuyers the flexibility of purchasing a
                                                                                                                          the Canada Mortgage Bond program and new disclosure measures for mortgage
 October 15, 2008. Those mortgages with a                                home using a wider range of sources for
                                                                                                                          insurance. To view a copy of the release please visit
 40-year amortization and the 100 per cent                               their down payment - including borrowed
                                                                                                                          and check in the Mortgage Information section under heading Canada Mortgage
 loan-to-value mortgages already insured                                 funds and lender cash-back incentives
 by CMHC are not affected. CMHC                                                   


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        Amanda Dervaitis
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r Community Realtor
                                                                                                                                                         Joseph Pittelli
                                                                                                                                                      Sales Representative

The Most Vibrant Up and Coming Patch of Hipster Real Estate in Toronto!

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        •   Store with 2 Apartments                         •   Store with 3 Bedroom Apartment           • Large Store with 6 Apts                             • Adjacent to Public Parking Lot
        •   Fully Renovated                                 •   Gorgeous Deck on 2nd floor               • Opporunity to Invest in One of                      • Spacious Office Space with
        •   Prime Junction Location                         •   Newly Renovated Store                      Toronto’s Fastest Growing                             Boardroom with Kitchenette
        •   2,700 Sq Ft                                     •   Built In Garage @ Rear                     Communities on Dundas Street                        • Completely Renovated 2nd Floor
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                                                                Business                                   Completed                                           • Great Location!!

            GTA Resale Housing                                                                                        Junction
               Stable in July                                                                                       Homecoming
          With 7,806 transactions recorded last         years ago in 2006. Comparing July 2007
                                                                                                                Saturday, September 6, 2008
     month, the Greater Toronto Area (GTA)
     resale housing market continued at a
                                                        with July 2006, a period before the Land
                                                        Transfer tax went into effect in Toronto,
                                                                                                             Vine Avenue Park in The Junction
                                                                                                                       (north of Dundas between McMurray & Pacific)
     moderate pace in July, Toronto Real                sales increased 28 per cent.
     Estate Board (TREB) President Maureen
     O'Neill announced today.
                                                             From a year-to-date perspective, the
                                                        GTA's 51,249 sales in 2008 have declined
                                                                                                                                11 am to 4 pm
          Prices remained stable throughout the         14 per cent from the 59,339 reached at                   Come for an exciting day to reconnect with current and
     GTA in July. At $371,427 the average               this time a year ago.                            former Junction residents. If you've ever lived or worked in the
     price increased slightly more than one per              In addition to stable prices, the list to
     cent from $366,012 recorded in July 2007           sale price ratio, at 98 per cent, remains        Junction join our Homecoming Picnic to meet celebrities, political
     and nine per cent from the $342,034                unchanged from a year ago.                       figures, historians and make new friends.
     figure of two years ago.                                "While homeowners continue to see                   Free entertainment and free refreshments! Bring your
          In the City of Toronto the average            healthy returns, it is taking slightly longer
                                                                                                         Junction stories and be eligible to win great prizes generously
     price of $395,342 increased less than one          to achieve a sale; the average time on
     per cent from the July 2007 price of               market has increased to 33 days compared         donated by local businesses. Or send your stories ahead of time to
     $395,044 and 10 per cent from the July             to 31 days a year ago," said Ms. O'Neill. or visit,
     2006 figure of $360,409.                           "This may be due to that fact that there is      "Junction Homecoming Centennial Birthday Bash". Donations are
          In the City of Toronto 3,132 sales            now      more      choice    available      to
     were recorded, down 14 per cent from               homebuyers; there are currently 26,543
                                                                                                         welcome, but come for the fun!
     July 2007's 3,640 transactions but up 10
     per cent from the 2,852 sales recorded two
                                                        active listings, a 28 per cent increase from
                                                        a year ago."
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                                                                                                                                                    Get in Step
                                       a n d           f a m i l i e s                                                                               Today's
       Don't Let Back-to-School be a Pain in the Neck                                                                                               (NC)-To better organize the
(NC)-Look at that list of school     Pack it light                        Wear it right                          pack too low-this causes the       space in your childrens' rooms,
supplies:      books,    binders,    • Watch the weight. If your child    • Do not sling the backpack on         wearer to lean forward,            eliminate clutter and provide
notebooks, markers, shoes and a        is in grades K-6, try to keep        one side-this can cause the          putting the weight on the          the kids with a room they'll
backpack to carry it all. It is a      the weight of the pack below         spine to lean,                       upper back.                        want to spend time in, follow
heavy load, and if not carried         10 per cent of your child's          putting                                To ensure your child's back      these tips from Sally Morse,
correctly it can be a pain in the      body weight. Older students          stress on                         is healthy and strong, consult a      director of creative services for
back-literally.                        can carry up to 15 per cent.         the joints                        chiropractor. They can teach          Hunter Douglas, Canada's
                                     • Do not overload the pack-only        a     n   d                       you and your child how to pack,       leading     manufacturer       of
Carrying a heavy load unevenly         carry what is needed. Spread         muscles in                                           lift and carry     custom window fashions:
or improperly can result in poor       the weight throughout the            the     mid                                             t    h    e         For      an     inexpensive
posture and even distort the           pack.                                and lower                                                               headboard that also has shelf
spinal column, causing muscle        • Pack the heaviest items closer       back.                                                                   space, Morse suggests painting
strain, headaches, back, neck and      to the body so the heaviest        • Use both                                                                a ladder in bright colours.
arm pain and even nerve                weight is closest to the centre      shoulder                                                                Brighten up standard white or
damage. The Alberta College            of gravity.                          straps and                                                              wood-tone storage units with
and Association of Chiropractors     • Pack any odd-shaped or sharp         a d j u s t                                                             brightly coloured paint or fun
(ACAC) provides the following          items on the outside so they do      them to fit                                                             decals. A glue gun can
simple backpack rules.                 not dig into the back.               snugly.                                                                 transform an inexpensive lamp
                                                                          • Use the                                                                 into something personal and
Pick the right pack                  Lift it right                          w a i s t                                                               pretty with the addition of
• Choose a lightweight material.     • Squat or kneel to pick up the        strap-it                                                                cheerful buttons.
• The pack should have padded          backpack and place it on a           reduces
  straps and back, and the top         counter, chair or table at waist     strain on
  should not extend past the top       height before slipping it on.        the back
  of the shoulders. The bottom       • Avoid twisting when lifting.         a     n   d
  should not fall below the top      • Use both hands to check the          transfers                             backpack properly to prevent
  of the hipbone.                      weight of the backpack.              some of the                           injury. More information,
• A hip or waist belt helps          • Lift with the legs, bend at the      load to the                           including how to find a
  redistribute weight away from        knees. Put on one shoulder           hips.                                 chiropractor near you can be
  the shoulders and spine.             strap at a time and adjust         • Do not carry                          found        online       at
                                       straps to fit the shoulders.         the     back                

                                                                                                                                                        Decorate the walls to
                                                                                                                                                    reflect your child's special
                                                                                                                                                    interests - hang a tutu on the
                                                                                                                                                    wall for a budding ballerina
                                                                                                                                                    and for your little league star
                                                                                                                                                    create a window valance with a
                                                                                                                                                    bat. Make curtains from blue
                                                                                                                                                    denim and add giant red
                                                                                                                                                    pockets where your little
                                     Fixing Your Fuel Economy                                                                                       leaguer can stash his treasure
                                                                                                                                                    instead of heaping them on the
 (NC)-Gas prices have become a          eliminate unnecessary trips.         every 20,000 kilometers                                                floor.
 key concern for today's             3. Have your worn and dirty             depending on driving                                                       For privacy and soft,
 motorists. In fact, a study            spark plugs changed. Despite         conditions. According to                                               diffused light control at the
 conducted        by    Corporate       popular belief, there are            the Be Car Care Aware                                                  window, use the Playful
 Research Associates Inc. says          several vehicles that require        Canada website, and                                                    Possibilities collection from
 that the price of gasoline is now      a tune up before 160,000             Natural        Resources                                               Nantucket window shadings, a
 the single most important issue        kilometers. According to the         Canada, replacing a                                                    casual,     limited     product
 facing most Canadians. So,             National      Institute     for      clogged air filter can                                                 offering for the budget-minded
 besides        taking      public      Automotive             Service       actually improve fuel                                                  consumer that allows you to
 transportation when appropriate,       Excellence, old, worn and            economy by as much as                                                  mix and match fabrics and
 Jay Buckley technical training         dirty spark plugs are prone to       10 percent. "That means                                                hardware in colors like
 manager for Honeywell CPG,             misfires, reducing fuel              if you typically spend                                                 Spinnaker      Blue,    Yellow
 has a list of maintenance tips to      efficiency as much as 30             $200 per month in                                                      Canopy, Limeade and Cotton
 help combat the $1.30-plus per         percent. "When changing              fueling your vehicle, you            Cleaner       every      6,400
                                                                                                                                                    Candy. To address the hazards
 litre price tag.                       spark      plugs,     consider       could save up to $20," said          kilometers helps improve
                                                                                                                                                    to young children that can be
 1. Don't use a high octane fuel        upgrading to ones that               Buckley, who recommends              acceleration      and      fuel
                                                                                                                                                    posed by window covering
     if your vehicle doesn't            provide a faster, more               trying a Fram air filter since       economy by helping to
                                                                                                                                                    cords, Hunter Douglas has
     require it. Using a lower          efficient burn," said Buckley.       most of them feature bright          unclog fuel injectors and
                                                                                                                                                    pioneered safety at the window
     octane fuel is not harmful to      "Autolite      XP      Xtreme        white fibers that make it easy       clean intake valves and
                                                                                                                                                    with the LiteRise Touch
     your engine, and using a           Performance spark plugs              to spot when a replacement           combustion chambers.
                                                                                                                                                    System for cordless operation
     higher octane fuel doesn't         ignite the gas and air mixture       is necessary. They are                 "Maintaining vehicles with
                                                                                                                                                    as well single-cord lift
     always lead to higher fuel         inside the cylinders more            available       at      major    good quality spark plugs and air
                                                                                                                                                    systems, break-away tassels
     economy.                           efficiently, resulting in            automotive retailers.            filters, in addition to utilizing a
                                                                                                                                                    and cord stops, cord tensioners,
 2. Combine errands when it             improved throttle response        5. Finally, if a vehicle has        fuel additive and using the right
                                                                                                                                                    wand/cord controls and other
     makes sense. Try to forecast       and acceleration for top fuel        intake valve and fuel injector   fuel, can help consumers save
                                                                                                                                                    safety options.
     what trips you need to make        efficiency over the life of the      deposits, the engine has to      money at the pump. For more
                                                                                                                                                        More      information     is
     during the week and pool           plug."                               work harder to run. Using a      information and gas-saving tips,
                                                                                                                                                    available        online       at
     together any that are in the    4. Replace your clogged air             fuel additive like Prestone      motorists can log on to
                                                                                                                                           or toll-
     same area. This will help          filter about once per year or        Complete Fuel System   
                                                                                                                                                    free at 1-800-265-1363.
SEPTEMBER 2008                                                                  YOUR NEWSPAPER                                                                              PAGE    11

                                                    Back to
 Baby Boomers are Missing Something in the Bedroom  Stresses
(NC)-Just because you're
getting older doesn't mean you                     Can Bring
                                       sleep - and that means paying
                                       attention to your sleep habits
                                                                              facilitate sleep
                                                                            • Ask: what are you lying on?
                                                                                                                • Tell your doctor: if you can't
                                                                                                                  determine what is waking you
should be getting less sleep, but      and your bed."                         Check your mattress regularly       up at night, or suspect a
Canadian Boomers between the
ages of 43 and 62 are                               on Skin
                                            The Better Sleep Council
                                       Canada recommends this five-
                                                                              for comfort, support and
                                                                              hygiene. Night sweats can
                                                                                                                  medical issue, see your doctor
                                                                                                                  for help
developing      an     unhealthy       step prescription to better            cause the mattress to break           Wondering if your sleep
relationship with their bed when
they need its support the most.
                                       Boomer health:Issues
                                       • Get your back up: if you
                                                                              down faster and dust mites
                                                                              and other allergens can stir
                                                                                                                habits could be impacting your
                                                                                                                health? Take this Boomer-
     Quality sleep actually              have back pain, stretch at           respiratory issues. Replace       specific    sleep     quiz    at     (NC) - With busy workloads and
becomes more important as we             night and in the morning, and        every eight to 10 years.                  new social pressures, back to
age, but over 40 per cent of             learn an exercise routine to                                                                                school season can be a hectic
Canada's Baby Boomers are                strengthen your core stomach                                                                                time for kids. However, it can be
getting less and worse quality           and back muscles.                                                                                           even harder for the up to one in
sleep than they did ten years          • Tackle stress during the                                                                                    four Canadian children who
ago, according to recent                 day: determine what the                                                                                     suffer from the dry, red, itchy
research from the Better Sleep           source of your stress is and                                                                                skin of eczema. The changing
Council Canada. Looking ahead            tackle it during the day, not                                                                               temperature in fall and elevated
ten years, one-quarter of                night. Keep a notepad by your                                                                               stress levels can trigger eczema
Boomers expect to get even less          bed for last minute notes, and                                                                              flare-ups, which can be worrying
sleep than they do today.                find a routine like reading to                                                                              to the many parents who have
     "Sleep is a missing link            calm your mind before hitting                                                                               difficulty getting control of their
when it comes to Boomers and             the sack                                                                                                    child's symptoms.
health," said family physician         • Act your age: when it comes                                                                                      Dr Charles Lynde, a
Dr. Alan Kaplan. "While many             to physical activity. Overly                                                                                dermatologist and well known
lose sleep from stress, aching           rugged sports can cause body                                                                                eczema expert, says there is no
bodies and health issues, lack of        aches and pains that impact                                                                                 one easy solution for managing
sleep can make these conditions          sleep; inactive Boomers                                                                                     and treating eczema symptoms.
worse. A key prescription for            should start a regular exercise
better health is better quality          routine to keep fit and help

                                                   Eating Well - Part of the Recipe
                                                    to Living Well with Arthritis
  (NC) - If you are one of the             things they love.                    doctor about
  nearly 4.5 million Canadians          3. Set manageable, healthy              your need for
  with arthritis, healthy eating can       eating goals with no more            additional
  help you live better with this           than one or two new habits           supplements.
  disease. The Arthritis Society           per month. You'll be more        6. Start     your                                                             "A multi-level treatment
  has teamed up with the                   successful in the long run if        day      with                                                        routine is necessary to minimize
  Dietitians of Canada to provide          you make gradual changes.            breakfast, eat                                                       the severity and duration of
  some tips to help improve your           As an example, if you're             balanced                                                             eczema flare-ups for kids," says
  eating habits and keep you               aiming to lose weight, try           m e a l s                                                            Dr. Lynde. "Parents worried
  active so that you can continue          using smaller plates or try          regularly and                                                        about harsh cleansers and
  to enjoy the things you love to          portioning foods away from           have healthy                                                         fragrant moisturizers that irritate
  do.                                      the table to change your             snacks       in                                                      their child's eczema prone skin
  1. Tune in to moderation with            eating       habits.       Use       between. You                                                         can now to turn to a line of
      portion sizes: use the portion       EATracker                   at       should      be                                                       products,       Spectro      Kids
      sizes in Eating Well with   eatracker         eating every                                                         EczemaCare, that are designed to
      Canada's      Food      Guide        to assess your current intake        three to four                                                        promote good skin health and are
      (           and to set realistic goals.          hours      and                                                       available without a prescription."
      odguide) to help you cut          4. Plan your meals in advance.          snacking                                                             An easy way to remember the
      back without cutting out any         Grocery shopping is much             wisely.                                                              elements of effective eczema
      of the food groups. When             easier when you make a           7. Listen        to                                                      management is the 4Rs:
      serving meals and dining             shopping list from a menu            your body.                                                           • Recognizing potential triggers,
      out, choose smaller portions         plan. Planning also supports         Eat when you                                                           such as stress, changing
      to prevent you from                  your efforts to enjoy your           are hungry                                                             temperatures, food allergens,
      overeating. Over time, this          favorite treats in moderation.       and       stop                                                         and fragrant soaps or
      approach will help you               What you eat regularly is            before you                                                             detergents.
      maintain a healthy body              what matters most to your            get too full to                                                      • Removing irritants with a soap-
      weight and avoid weight              overall health and weight            help      you                                                          free cleanser.
      gain, thereby reducing stress        management.                          from eating                                                          • Restoring and protecting the
      on your joints.                   5. Avoid trying to make up for          more food                                                              skin with a good moisturizer.
  2. Energize yourself with                unhealthy eating habits with         than      you                                                        • Regulating eczema flare-ups
      healthy eating to reduce the         vitamins and minerals. Food          need and to                                                            with a medicated cream.
      fatigue often experienced by         is what gives you energy and         prevent weight gain.            a healthy lifestyle and stay              For children under 12, see
      people with arthritis. Eating        nutrients. There are times,           Eating well and staying        energized. For more healthy          your doctor for medicated
      the right variety of foods can       however, when supplements        active can help to decrease the     eating advice that you can trust,    products to treat flare-ups.
      help people with arthritis           are needed to promote            risk of chronic diseases, such as   visit and, for          More information about
      maintain the energy they             health. Consult a registered     arthritis. By incorporating these   information about arthritis, go to   kids' eczema can be found at
      require to continue doing the        dietitian or your family         tips you will be able to maintain          
PAGE   12                                                                     YOUR NEWSPAPER                                                                       SEPTEMBER 2008

                                                                  Recipes                                                                            More Recipes on Page 4

                                                                                           Vegetable, Egg and Noodle Stir-Fry
                                                                               Serves 3
                                                                                  1 pkg (6 oz.)   Uncooked Chow Mein Stir-fry Noodles (soba noodles)
                                                                                          2 tsp   Cooking Oil
                                                                                         1 cup    Asparagus spears, diagonally sliced (about 4 oz.)
                                                                                          2 tsp   Sesame Seeds
                                                                                    1 1/2 cups    Trimmed Enoki or Trimmed and Sliced Oyster Mushrooms (about 3.5 oz. pkg)
                                                                                              3   Eggs
                                                                                                  1/4 cup Skim or Low-fat Milk
                                                                                                  Stir-fry, Teriyaki or Hoisin Sauce, optional

      Cook noodles according to package directions. Drain. Rinse with cold water and drain well. Set aside. In 10- to 12-inch omelet pan, skillet or wok over medium heat, heat
 oil until just hot enough to sizzle a drop of water. Add asparagus and seeds. Cook, stirring occasionally, until asparagus is tender, about 3 to 4 minutes. Add mushrooms. Cook,
 stirring occasionally, until mushrooms are lightly browned, about 1 minute. Add reserved noodles. Cook, stirring occasionally, until noodles are heated through, about 1 to 2
      In small bowl, beat together eggs and milk until blended. Pour over asparagus/noodle mixture. As egg mixture begins to set, gently stir. Continue cooking until eggs are
 thickened and no visible liquid egg remains. Do not stir constantly. Serve topped with sauce, if desired.
      Microwave: On range-top, cook noodles according to package directions. Drain. Rinse with cold water and drain well. Set aside. In pie plate, stir together oil, asparagus
 and sesame seeds. Cover with plastic wrap. Cook on full power until asparagus is tender, about 2 minutes. Add mushrooms. Cover. Cook on full power until slightly soft, about
 30 seconds. In small bowl, beat together eggs and milk until blended. Pour over asparagus mixture. Cook on full power, uncovered, 1 minute. Stir. Cook on full power, stirring
 every 30 seconds, until almost set, about 1 1/2 minutes. If necessary, let stand until eggs are thickened and no visible liquid egg remains, about 1 minute. Stir into reserved
 noodles. Serve topped with sauce, if desired.

                 Herb Grilled Vegetables
 Serves 6

           1/2 cup   Chicken Broth
     1/2 teaspoon    Dried Thyme Leaves, crushed
     1/8 teaspoon    Ground Black Pepper
           1 large   Red Onion, thickly sliced (about 1 cup)
           1 large   Red or Green Pepper, cut into wide strips (about 2 cups)
        1 medium     Zucchini or Yellow Squash, thickly sliced (about 1 1/2 cups)
            2 cups   Large Mushrooms

     Stir the broth, thyme and black pepper in a small bowl. Brush the
vegetables with the broth mixture.
     Lightly oil the grill rack and heat the grill to medium. Grill the vegetables
for 10 minutes or until they are tender-crisp, turning over once during cooking
and brushing often with the broth mixture.

                                                                                                            Blueberry-Mango Colada Salad

                                                                                                        Serves 4
                                                                                                                   2 cups    Fresh Blueberries
                                                                                                                        2    Mangos, peeled, seeded and chopped
                                                                                                                             (about 1-3/4 cups)
                                                                                                                   1/4 cup   Frozen Pina Colada Mix, thawed

                                                                                                                                                      Send us your
                                                                                                        In a large bowl, toss blueberries,          favourite recipe!
                                                                                                        mangos and pina colada mix. Into          If you have a great family recipe
                                                                                                        four martini glasses or dessert dishes,   that you would like to share, send
                                                                                                        spoon fruit mixture, dividing evenly.     it to us. Each month we will pick
                                                                                                        Garnish with blueberries, mango           one recipe and feature it on one of
                                                                                                                                                  our recipe pages. e-mail it to:
                                                                                                        slices and thin lime slices threaded
                                                                                                        onto long toothpicks, if desired.         or fax it to 1-800-330-5709
SEPTEMBER 2008                                                                      YOUR NEWSPAPER                                                                               PAGE    13

            The Science of Sound Redefines                                                                               Let Gadgets Do the Work
                Relaxation in the Tub                                                                                        in Your Kitchen
(NC)-With so much commotion            soak in the tub after a hard day's     composition, delivers upbeat
in our daily lives - schedules to      work. VibrAcoustic technology          soundscapes to stimulate the
follow, kids to pick up,               adapts sound-wave vibration,           body. Solitude is designed to
obligations to hold, and of            proven to ease stress and              promote deep relaxation and
course, the headache of traffic -      enhance well-being.                    breathing with universal tones
it's more important than ever              But how exactly does the           that ebb and flow. The Letting
for the home to be a sanctuary.        science of sound and water             Go composition consists of
Or, in the case of most busy           work to relax the body? The            undulating rhythms that help
households, it's important that        vibrations soothe the body at its      the body sink into a meditative
at least one room in the home          very core with four preset             place.     Transcendence      is
be peaceful enough to escape           original compositions that are         designed to integrate the body
into bliss and serenity.               experienced through the water -        and soul with pulsating beats
     The trend of spa-like home        Awakening, Solitude, Letting           that encourage the mind to
bathrooms certainly isn't new;         Go and finally, Transcendence.         wander.
the lavatory has always been           Breathing and heart rate slow to            Sound like heaven in a tub?
the place for privacy and quiet        the echoing rhythms of the             It's not far from it - the
time in the home. But now, in          vibrations, which enhance the          experience of bathing has never           (NC)-Today, more women are            Moen's unique, multi-function
the age of technology-enhanced         body's ability to relax.               been more blissful. Just be sure          working two jobs: outside the         spray options - spray, stream
living spaces and luxurious but            Awakening,        the     first    to lock the bathroom door.                home and at home. Time (or            or Moen's patented pause
attainable      design,                                                                                                 lack thereof) is a common             mode.
there is a new                                                                                                          complaint among all working
development           in                                                                                                women. Luckily, companies             Let Robots Do the Chores
everyone's favourite                                                                                                    are easing the pain of                     Today's house-cleaning
part of the loo: the                                                                                                    household chores-especially in        robots get the job done when it
tub.                                                                                                                    the kitchen.                          comes to cleaning kitchen
     Kohler, the leader                                                                                                                                       floors. New robotic floor-
in bathroom design,                                                                                                     Faucets with Functionality            washing vacuums, such as the
has     created      the                                                                                                    From washing pots and             Scooba from iRobot, use
ultimate        bathing                                                                                                 baby bottles - to watering            sensors to navigate around a
experience with the                                                                                                     plants, your kitchen faucet is a      kitchen, vacuuming, washing
VibrAcoustic        tub.                                                                                                workhorse and a focal point.          and drying floors. That means
Inspired     by      the                                                                                                So, don't settle for a plain-jane     more time to spend with
science of water and                                                                                                    design, choose a faucet that          friends and family rather than
sound, this incredibly                                                                                                  provides both function and            cleaning up after them.
invigorating        and                                                                                                 fashion.
restful      bathroom                                                                                                       Pullout models, such as           Find a New Kind of Fast
experience epitomizes                                                                                                   Ascent from ShowHouse by              Food
the idea of a relaxing                                                                                                  Moen       feature      high-arc           After    a   long     day,
                                                                                                                        designs, beautiful styling and        preparing a home-cooked meal
                                                                                                                                                              seems like a daunting task.

   Tehpi s e M b e rt h i n H i s t o r y
   S     t m
                                                                                                                                                              However, there's a new twist
                                                                                                                                                              to get home-cooked meals fast.
                                                                                                                                                              Referred to as "take and bake"
                                                                                                                                                              or "fix and freeze," these new
                                1666 - The Great Fire of London began in                          1812 - Napoleon and his troops first entered Moscow         businesses allow women to
                                a bakery in Pudding Lane near the Tower.                          as the retreating Russians set the city on fire. Napoleon   spend one evening preparing
                                Over the next three days more than 13,000                         found it was impossible to stay through the winter in       several weeks worth of great-
                                houses were destroyed, although only six                          the ruined city. He then began a retreat from Moscow        tasting meals. Women on-the-
                                lives were believed lost.                                         which became one of the great disasters of military         go can simply assemble the
                                                                                                  history. Fewer than 20,000 of the original 500,000 men      recipe and package for
                                                                                                  with him survived the Russian campaign.                     freezing. That means a quick,
 1930 - French aviators Dieudonne Coste and Maurice Bellonte made the                                                                                         healthy meal-without the
 first non-stop flight from Europe to the USA.
 1972 - Eleven members of the Israeli Olympic Team were killed during an
 attack on the Olympic Village in Munich by members of the Black             1977 - Steve Biko, the South African black civil rights leader, died while he    Enjoy a Quick Cup of Joe
 September faction of the Palestinian Liberation Army. Israeli jets then     was in police detention.                                                              Often a caffeine boost in
 bombed Palestinian positions in Lebanon and Syria in retaliation on                                                                                          the morning is just what the
 September 8, 1972.                                                          1982 - Princess Grace of Monaco died following                                   doctor ordered. New one-cup
                                                                             an accident in which her car plunged off a                                       coffee      brewing     systems
                                                                             mountain road in Monte Carlo. Her daughter                                       provide a quick cup before
                                                                             Stephanie, also in the car, survived and was                                     running out the door. The
 1997 - Mother Teresa died in Calcutta at age 87, after                      treated for shock and bruises. Princess Grace
                                                                                                                                                              small size creates less clutter
 a life of good works spent aiding the sick and poor in                      (Grace Kelly) was a Hollywood actress who met
 India through her Missionaries of Charity order.                            Prince Rainier III of Monaco during filming of                                   on countertops and single-
                                                                             the Hitchcock film To Catch a Thief. She then                                    serving pots brew a fresh cup
 Birthday - September 7 - Queen Elizabeth I (1533-                           gave up a successful acting career and married                                   in less than a minute. Plus,
 1603) was born in Greenwich Palace. She was the daughter of King Henry      him in 1956.                                                                     there is no measuring, no
 VIII and Anne Boleyn. She ascended the throne in 1558 at age 25. During                                                                                      filters, no grounds to clean up
 her reign, Britain became a world power by defeating the Spanish            1960 - The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) was              and no waste.
 Armada. The Anglican Church was also fully established.                     formed by representatives of oil-producing countries meeting in Baghdad.              By      adding    a    few
                                                                                                                                                              conveniences to the kitchen,
                                                                                                                                                              working women will soon be
                                                                                                                                                              able to spend less time
                                                                                                                                                              "working" on their household
                                                                                                                                                              jobs and more time enjoying
                      1986 - Bishop Desmond Tutu became Archbishop of                                                                                         being at home.
                      Cape Town, South Africa, the first black head of                                  1908 - General Motors was founded by                       For more information on
                      South Africa's Anglicans.                                                         entrepreneur William Crapo "Billy" Durant in          ShowHouse         by      Moen
                                                                                                        Flint, Michigan.                                      products, call 1-800-465-6130.
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                                                                                                                   Kids Corner
         Princess Canada & New
           England Highlights
Follow in the footsteps of America’s             oldest settlement is the gateway to the
forefathers in cities like Norfolk,              scenic wonders of New Brunswick,
Charleston and Boston. Visit the bright          which remains remarkably unspoiled
lights of New York City. Fall in love with       with 85 percent of the province still
quintessential French Quebec City and            unsettled with vast expanses of forests,
get charmed by quaint villages from Saint        hills, streams, and a spectacular coastline
John to Bar Harbor. Stroll through history       dotted by historic and charming towns.                   The average person in the
among colonial brick buildings, autumn           Corner Brook, Newfoundland. Located
woods and rocky shores as you                    in Newfoundland's Bay of Islands, the                     United Kingdom drinks as
experience the sights, sounds and                town of Corner Brook is a wonderful
flavours of Canada and New England.              island filled with magnificent fjords,                        much tea as 23 Italians.
There's just no better way to experience         thick forests and jagged headlands. It's a
the East Coast's autumn colour than              picturesque place to relax and enjoy the
onboard a Princess cruise.                       views or explore the numerous groomed
French Connection. Cruise Eastern                walking trails.
Canada and discover a decidedly French           Quebec City, Quebec. To visit Quebec
influence, from the idyllic coastal              is to experience France without crossing
villages of Nova Scotia to the Rue St.
Louis in Québec City. See the best-known
sights, such as the lighthouse at Peggy's
                                                 the Atlantic. The architecture, ambiance
                                                 and mostly French-speaking citizenry are
                                                 proof that some of France has been
                                                                                                          SPOT THE DIFFERENCE
Cove or the churches of Saint John.              permanently ingrained in North America.
Our Nation's Roots. Cruise New                   In addition to its European flair, Quebec
England and discover America's roots             City is the only remaining walled city
along its rocky coastline. Historic cities       north of Mexico.
like Philadelphia, home of the Liberty           Saguenay River (Scenic Cruising). The
Bell, the house where Thomas Jefferson           Saguenay River is a major waterway of
                                                                                                                                                                                  ictu        res.
                                                                                                                                                                            ese p
wrote the Declaration of Independence,           Quebec and one of Canada's most scenic
as well as the great melting pot of New          rivers. Its rushing tidewaters flow
                                                                                                                                  n th
York City.                                       upriver as far as Saguenay. From Lac
                                                                                                                           be twee d?
Local Specialties. The quaint New                Saint-Jean in the Laurentian Highlands,
                                                                                                                       nces n you fin
                                                                                                            12 d many ca
England of earlier times is alive and well       it runs east to the city of Saguenay and
in charming port cities we’ll visit on your      drains into the Saint Lawrence River at
cruise, like Bar Harbor and Newport.             Tadoussac.
                                                                                                 T here       How
Grab a bowl of clam chowder or a lobster         Sydney, Nova Scotia. Sydney on Cape
roll, nibble fresh Maine blueberries or          Breton Island was originally founded in
bite into a famous Philly cheese-steak           1785 by fleeing British Loyalists. They
sandwich.                                        established a coal- and steel-producing
Canada & New England Cruisetours.                community in Sydney that attracted a
Enhance your New England and Canada              myriad of ethnic backgrounds. Today
vacation with a Cruisetour. This                 Sydney still exports coal and is a perfect
combination of a cruise and land tour lets       jumping point for the scenic attractions
you experience more by land and sea.             of Cape Breton Island.
Add a Cruisetour to your itinerary.                   For more information, call 1-800-
Saint John, New Brunswick. Canada's              377-9383
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                                                                                                  TYPEWRITER is the longest word                    Children laugh about 400 times a day,
                                                                                                  that can be made using the letters only           while adults laugh on average only 15
                                                                                                  on one row of the keyboard.                       times a day.

                                                                                                  The words 'racecar,' 'kayak' and                  There are only four words in the
                                                                                                  'level' are the same whether they are             English language which end in "dous":
                                                                                                  read left to right or right to left               tremendous, horrendous, stupendous,
                                                                                                  (palindromes).                                    and hazardous.

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                                                                                                 colored in. 8. Flowers have moved. 9. Bush detail above boot has moved. 10. Stick is longer. 11.
                                                                                                 of nut is missing. 5. Stripe on pocket is missing. 6. Tree knothole is colored in. 7. Toe on boot is
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                                                                                                                                            BONITA SPRINGS, FL.
                 PICKERING, ON                                                 BELLINGHAM, WA                              3 Bed+Den, 3.5 Bath, 3014 under air, 5693 total sf Courtyard
Absolutely Spectacular Home In Prestigious 'Fox              Immaculate 3 BD, 2.5 BA craftsman style home, boasting        home w/beautiful expansive views of lake, golf course &
Hollow' Community. Shows To Perfection! Many Recent          vaulted ceilings and a fireplace to enjoy on crisp autumn     woods. Numerous upgrades thru-out, crown molding,                               MISSISSAUGA, ON
Upgrades Including All Windows, Furnace And Roof             evenings. Open kitchen with eating bar looks out onto         plantation shutters, tile, hardwood floors, custom built-ins,   Lovely 4 bdrm detached home! Prof finished basement!
Reshingled.Extensive Hardwood Flooring. Basement             flat fenced back yard perfect for late summer bbqs and        Bose surround sound. Stunning gourmet kitchen, w/granite        Upgrd cabinets, kitchen island & great breakfast area!                            PUGWASH, NS
Needs Only Carpet To Be Finished. Open Concept               croquet. Enjoy this safe, serene home just minutes away       countertops, 42" cherry cabinets w/crown molding,               Close to parks, golf courses, shopping & Community            2 storey brick home has hardwood floors, fireplace,
Kitchen And Family Room.                                     from city amenities.                                          decorative tile.                                                Centre!                                                       apartment, garage, & much more.

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                   BANCROFT, ON
                    Jeffrey Lake                                                                                                            WOODBRIDGE, ON                                                   BRAMPTON, ON.                                                  KINCARDINE, ON
                                                                                                                           Awesome 4 bedroom 2153 Sqf Semi with double car garage.         ***Power of Sale***Great for first time Buyers !! 3           Year round home or cottage.This home has just been
Fabulous waterfront home 1700` shoreline, 34 acres,                                 MESA, AZ                               The designer colours add to the wood floors and neutral         bedroom semi detached located in Brampton. Home               moved to this location and features a brand new
landscaped yard, 3 bedrms, granite counters, custom          2 Master Suites, both rooms have backyard access, great       ceramics. This home boasts Formal Sitting Room as well as       features 2 washrooms, 2 kitchens, finished basement and       foundation and septic system. Total open concept main
maple cupboards, pine cathedral ceiling, ceramic floors,     room floorplan, fireplace, formal dining plus breakfast       a Family Room with Gas Fireplace. Gorgeous Eat-in               private driveway. Basement has wet bar and fireplace.         floor with kitchen, dining and living room. Large private
& floor to ceiling stone fireplace.                          bar, patio and gazebo in backyard                             Kitchen with W/O to private yard and Garden Shed.               Don't miss out on this great deal!!                           lot close to the beach

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          CHESTERMERE, AB
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         State of the art plumbing, heating, construction and
                  SAN DIEGO, CA                                                                                                                CALGARY, AB.                                                                                              finishing. Built in 2005 with LOGIX insulated concrete
2 bd/1bth, 1002 esf. Head to Toe remodel! Classic                                                                                                                                                                                                        forms to be stronger, quieter, warmer, dryer and more fire
                                                                                                                           Beautiful Home, Great Floorplan, Excellent Location on
Spanish style bungalow with all new hardwood floors,                          TORONTO, ON.                                                                                                                     BANCROFT, ON                              resistant. This 2,685 sq. ft. custom designed bungalow
                                                                                                                           quiet street! Wonderful Open Concept home is Elegant                                                                          has 4 bedrooms and 3.5 baths. Heated floors finished
dual pane vinyl windows, granite counters, stainless steel   Dundas St. W & Quebec Ave • Fabulous Family Home •            and Inviting. This Jayman "Kennedy" home gleams with                                 Baptiste Village
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         with hickory with tile in the baths & carpet in the
appliances,custom     kitchen     cabinets,     designer     5 + 1 Bedrooms • 4 Washrooms • Basement Apt. with             rich, dark hardwood through most of the main level.             Year round home gorgeous sunset view. Public launch just a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         bedrooms. Master en suite w/steam shower and a n air-
fixtures,and more!Lrg Master suite opens to backyard.        Sep. Entrance • Eat In Kitchen with Solarium •                Gorgeous Kitchen with Maple Cabinets, breakfast bar,            minute away. Home features level lot, wrap around deck, 3     mass tub. 80' wide lot with 1/2 mile of lake between you
Decorative fireplace w/built-ins throughout.Extra            WalkingDistance to Bloor West & High Park Junction            black appliances, large nook, rounded drywall corners.          bedrooms, 2 bathrms, open concept living area, lg rec room,   & the other shore. The yard is landscaped with water
laundry room with added storage                              Area                                                          Call for more information                                       feildstone bar, W/O basement                                  falls, ponds, rock paths & intimate areas for entertaining.

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                                                                                    NAPLES, FL
                                                             OVER $100,000 in luxurious upgrades, add to the Old
                                                             World charm of this 2 story Mediterranean style home, 24'                      WOODBRIDGE, ON                                                                                                               WASAGA BEACH, ON
                WASAGA BEACH, ON                             marble travertine floors, 10' coffered ceilings, crown        4 Bedroom Family Home (2767Sq Ft) Thousands $$                                                                                Successful Year-Round Hotel. Nestled in the heart of
Stunning custom built home. 4 bdrms, vaulted ceilings,       moldings, granite countertops and bar with upgraded           Spent On Upgrades! 9 Ft Ceilings. Cherry Colour                                                                               tourism. 27 unit hotel and cottage court with future
custom wrought-iron railings, hardwood flrs thru-out,        appliances in the kitchen, recessed Plasma TV and a laser     Hardwood Floors Oak Stairways. Upgraded Kitchen                                   TORONTO, ON.(J)                             potential. Three ac corner property. Fourteen suites in
spacious gourmet kit. w/black cherry cabinets, island, &     fireplace in the great room. The private pool with the lake   With Extended Cherry Colour Cabinets. Backsplash                • Adjacent to Public Parking Lot • Spacious Office            11,000sf hotel incl. full kitchen, living/dining area &
great rm w/2-sided F/P. Lrg mstr bdrm w/ensuite &            in the background gives total privacy. The master bedroom     California Shutters. Two Master Bedrooms. Every Room            Space with Boardroom with Kitchenette • Completely            jacuzzi tubs. Ten cottages, outdoor heated pools, 2 hot
Jacuzzi. Finished lower level.                               suite has beautiful wooden floors.                            Attached To Washroom With W/I Closet. Great Layout!             Renovated 2nd Floor 2 Bdrm Apt. • Great Location!!            tubs & more.

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                                                                                 CALGARY, AB
                                                             FABULOUS, UPDATED Home in WONDERFUL
                                                             Location! This home has had many major RENOVATIONS                                                                                             BELLINGHAM, WA
                                                             over the past few years. Refinished HARDWOOD in                                                                               One of the finest views in Bellingham can be enjoyed                            BRAMPTON, ON
                     MESA, AZ                                Living Room, Hallway and Bedrooms. SPACIOUS                                       PUGWASH, NS                                 from the wrap-around deck of this 3 BD, 2.5 BA                • 5 bedrooms • 3 washrooms • 2 bedroom basement
5 Bedrooms plus 20x19 Bonus Room, HUGE inside                Country Kitchen features CERAMIC Floor, White Cabinets,       Oceanfront 3 bedroom furnished cottage, private warm            Northwestern contemporary home. Interior features             apartment • Separate entrance • 2 car garage with 2
laundry room with storage galore, balcony off Master         Pantry and Built-In COMPUTER Desk. Two Full                   salt water sandy beach, detached bunkie with fridge that        include soaring ceilings, a dramatic stone fireplace, and     parking spaces • Gas fire place in family rm • Potential
with city & mnt views, heated pool & spa                     Bathrooms have been renovated. Call for more information      sleeps 4. Mature treed private lot near end of road.            cedar accents.                                                basement income rental • All Appliance Included

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                    KINGSTON, ON                                                                                                                                                                                NAPLES, FL                                                BONITA SPRINGS, FL
4 bedrooms, 2½ baths, eat-in kitchen, family room w/                                                                                                                                       Fantastic newly built home. Long water views to the           For the avid golfer must see this 2 bed/2 bath, 1333 sf.
fireplace and over 20 foot ceilings, separate dining room,                      SAN DIEGO, CA                                                                                              north and west. Great docking. Wonderful outdoor living       Condo w/bundled golf. Vaulted ceilings, carpet main
hardwood, ceramic, central air, lovely wrap around verada,   2bd/1bth 1002 esf. Spanish Style home with all new                            MISSISSAUGA, ON                                 area with summer kitchen, large pool and spa. Custom          living areas, large eat-in kitchen & great views of the golf
spacious foyer, second level laundry, professionally         hardwood       floors,dual      pane    windows,granite        Rare 2 bdrm plus den layout ! Lovely sundeck view! 1           cabinetry, great crown molding, stainless appliances and      course and lake. Includes membership to commons club
decorated, main floor office, lovely corner lot directly     counters,stainless steel appliances. Master suite opens to    bus to Subway and Sq 1. Steps to shops, school and park.        beautiful Canterra Iron front doors. Many upgrades incl.      w/fitness center, enrichment center, beach club & Rosie
across from the park. Clost to CFB, city and 401             backyard. Decorative Fireplace w/builtins.                                     1 year old Mattamy!                            whole house generator. Great family neighborhood.             Spoonbills restaurant.

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