Tim Horton’s or Starbuck’s?

Located less than a mile from the gritty, industrial steel plant district of Hamilton, ON, at the corner of Ottawa St. and Dunsmure Rd., is the very 1st Tim Horton’s.  It opened in 1964, sold coffee for a quarter and featured Tim’s own personal creations, the apple fritter and the dutchie.  Not surprisingly, these large “doughy” creations became the most popular donut choices in the 60’s and remain 2 of the most popular today.

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Sometimes we take it all for granted…

Canadian Thanksgiving is my most favourite holiday! It’s a simple holiday that doesn’t wreak havoc on your schedule, your wallet, your diet, your stress levels.  There’s no countless days of planning, shopping, baking, cooking, decorating inside and outside, partying, and wrapping presents. The focus is on great food and good fun shared with family and friends – sometimes, all of which we just take for granted.  Yes, my most favourite holiday!

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BEAVERS – Do you really have to love ’em?

Yes, I get that beavers are symbolic and they are the official symbol of Canada since 1975.  And,  you just have to love ‘em if you’re buying an expensive piece of clothing or leather bag branded Roots OR celebrating International Beaver Day on April 7th, OR devouring a sugary, deep fried “Beaver Tail”, OR getting rich saving your Canadian nickels, OR flying the De Havilland Beaver – a single engine bush airplane OR watching Netflix re-runs of “Leave it to Beaver” OR collecting stuffed beavers like “Amik” – the 1976 Montreal summer olympics mascot.  Perhaps you are just as busy as a beaver OR an eager beaver…  Never mind forgetting the plethora of ridiculous, outrageous and inane beaver jokes that have all made us laugh out loud…

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