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SAVE ON ENERGY! Switch to LED bulbs as they use up to 90% less energy and can last 30x longer than incandescent.
Let the sun shine in! Keep your curtains and shades open during the day so the sun can naturally warm up your home.
Install timers to use less electricity and control holiday lighting.
Wood-burning fireplaces may look cozy, but they actually pull heat up the chimney and let cold in. Keep the flue shut tight when you’re not relaxing by the fire.
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MAJESTIC HOME, SHOP, FARM AND MANAGED FOREST ON 45 ACRES - ERIN
Frank Lloyd Wright would have been impressed with this extraordinary, multi-level custom built 5,000+ sq ft, 5 bedroom, 5 bath home. Designed to offer energy-efficient construction and renewable energy systems on a private oasis of 45 acres. 3 living rooms, 2 offices graced with vaulted & 9 ft ceilings. Countryside views from sun-kissed rooms. The master offers a pampering 5 piece ensuite & walk-in closet. A private in-law suite equipped with kitchenette is ideal for a teen suite. The 2,600 sq ft ground level basement offers a games or 6th bedroom & 3 piece bath with shower. Workshop with potential for in-law suite. Barn & paddock area for a hobby farm. 2 storey, 4,000 sq ft workshop with 10 ft ceilings & 200 amp hydro service to suit any hobbyist. 35 acres of managed forest with trailways, skating pond offer lower property taxes. Located in a desirable area, minutes to paved road, major commuter routes & GO transit. MLS# X3854851 $1,490,000
PRIVATE SANCTUARY WITH ARTIST STUDIO, RIVER ON 1.25 ACRES - EDEN MILLS
A TREASURE CHEST OF OPPORTUNITIES - HALTON HILLS
This beautifully updated 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom remains faithful to the homeʼs era with warm original wood finishes offering privacy and tranquillity on a lush 1.25 acre along the Eramosa River. Bright and inviting rooms are calming for you to relax yet allow entertaining space with a wow-factor. Original wooden ceilings accent the parlour, wainscoting in an open concept country kitchen and double french doors open to an inviting family room. The original ʻBlacksmith Shopʼ is currently an established artistʼs studio with a loft and attached workshop. 3 road frontage, C3 zoning and a charming village location less than an hour west of Toronto, this is a very special property! $799,900
This versatile 2 + 2 bedroom, 2 bath all brick bungalow is nestled on the fringe of Acton giving you the best of both worlds, natural gas & municipal services with horse boarding facilities. A finished walkout basement offers room for extended family or stable manager. An oversized 52.3 ft x 32 ft detached 9 stall horse barn is equipped with water & hydro. The loft area is ideal for hay & other personal uses. The riding or running track around the stocked pond & 4 paddocks makes this property an oasis within 45 minutes of Toronto. Big family gatherings are a breeze with access to 2 road entrances & lots of parking. Within minutes to downtown, GO transit & major commuter routes. Approx 15 minutes north of Highway 401. This wonderful hobby farm is ideal for raising a family in a cozy homestead or ideal for anyone requiring a detached outbuilding suited for horses. MLS# W3880318 $1,099,000
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TIMMINS Watch nature, witness the Aurora Borealis or just go fishing. A 3 bedroom, 2 bath 12 year old home is accompanied with a lovely 3 bedroom, 1 bath cottage in one of the best playgrounds in Northern Ontario. A detached garage provides convenience and storage for your canoe and toys. Includes all appliances, sauna, and comes tastefully furnished to let you just turn a key and start enjoying mother nature. MLS# X3889953 $370,000
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ERIN This property provides a tranquil environment for a weekend getaway, organic hobby farm or a hilltop building site for your dream home. The 3 ponds are idyllic features but do not let this fool you, there are lots of dry open spaces, towering mature trees and trails that make this a safe haven from the frantic pace of city living. MLS#X3912485 $1,099,000
CAMPBELLVILLE Open concept 4 bedroom, 4 bathroom log bungalow offers 4,400 square feet of finished living space with soaring vaulted ceilings, finished basement and an oversized 3 car garage. Big yard and 2 ponds for room to play. Natural gas and highspeed internet access. Paved road and close to Highway 401. $2,700/MONTH PLUS UTILITIES
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14 THE GUELPH
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UP AND COMING IN GUELPH
CONNECTONS Guelph Hydro begins merger talks with Alectra Inc.
October 18, 2017 – After more than a year of gathering community input, conducting industry research and performing in-depth financial analysis, the City of Guelph today announced it will begin merger negotiations between Guelph Hydro Electric Systems and Alectra Inc. For Guelph Hydro customers, a merger with Alectra would help keep downward pressure on rates, an increased focus on innovation, and continued operations in the city of Guelph that includes the same reliable service and dependable local crews responding to local calls. Guelph Hydro would become part of a municipally-owned utility that is investing in emerging technologies that will benefit customers and help attract new business to Guelph. As part shareholder of a larger municipally-owned utility, the City of Guelph is expected to receive larger annual dividends, which will be re-invested in our community. As the first electric utility in Southwestern Ontario to merge with Alectra, Guelph stands to benefit from local employment opportunities, including a Southwest Ontario Operations Hub at the site of Guelph Hydro’s current headquarters and a new Green Energy & Technology Centre, allowing for the development of innovative technologies and green energy solutions here in Guelph.
“This term, Council has been dedicated to reviewing city assets to ensure they achieve their greatest potential and value for our citizens and businesses. Guelph Hydro is one such asset that was reviewed over the past year. Throughout this process we listened to our residents. You told us you wanted better rates, the same reliable service, a local presence and to be properly positioned for the future. We’re confident that a potential merger with Alectra would be the best way to deliver on these goals.” – Cam Guthrie, Mayor of Guelph Public consultation has been a cornerstone of this initiative since it launched one year ago, and citizen-selected decision-making criteria helped inform Guelph City Council’s decisions thus far. Guelph Hydro customers can learn more and have their say at one of several opportunities for public input, to be announced in the coming weeks. Customers can learn more and have their say at one of several opportunities for public input as detailed at wwww.energizingtomorrow.ca Following the next phase of community consultation, Guelph City Council will vote on the merger at a public meeting scheduled on December 13, 2017. This article (in part) was posted on Wednesday October 18, 2017 on guelphhydro.com
About Guelph Hydro Electric Systems Inc. Guelph Hydro is a medium-sized local distribution company delivering electricity in a safe and reliable manner to more than 55,000 customers in Guelph and Rockwood, Ontario. You can learn more about Guelph Hydro at guelphhydro.com About Alectra Inc. Alectra’s family of energy companies distributes electricity to nearly one million customers in Ontario’s Greater Golden Horseshoe Area and provides innovative energy solutions to these and thousands more across Ontario. The Alectra family of companies includes Alectra Inc., Alectra Utilities Corporation and Alectra Energy Solutions.
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By Jay Whitelaw “It takes a big man to cry. But it takes an even bigger man to laugh at that man.” -Jack Handy Our culture tells us that tears are a little embarrassing and something to be hidden (sorry, I have something... in my... eye). But there are moments in life that are just so moving that a well seems to spring up inside of us, and that's a good thing. For example, helping another person and then having the chance to see the impact can be a very emotional experience. Generous actions can revive dull, hidden corners of the soul. Here are three reasons why: 1. We realize how much it means and how easy it is. We often over-complicate giving by thinking we need to "arrive" at something first - a stable income, more time, a favourite cause. But the truth is that we can take action now. When hearing stories about others taking small steps to make a difference, the reaction is often emotional. It reminds us that it’s not always complicated to help someone. It can produce some of the best feelings we ever experience. There is something about the simplicity of saying "yes" and then watching the effect it has on someone that cuts us to the heart. It’s wonderful! Embrace it. Say YES. 2. We take our eyes off of ourselves. Taking a moment to be concerned with someone else’s need pushes our stresses and to-do lists to the background. This
sudden, sometimes unexpected shift can be quite emotional. It puts things into perspective, gives us an opportunity to be thankful for what’s going right, and empowers us to take action. It also provides us with a mental break so we can return to our previous tasks with a fresh perspective. 3. We see people differently. Seeing evidence that a charitable project was completed proves that the money was well-spent. This is important, but there's so much more to it than that. It also shows us that there are real people on the other end. When we choose to support a charity or a cause, we don’t just fund building projects and medical initiatives; we help people. This gives us a chance to see people differently- not as a project, but as a person. Consider these things at your next opportunity to give. Don't worry about being unmacho or ruining your makeup. Grab ahold of whatever brings your soul life, and do it. Givesome is a free app for Android and iPhone. You can support charitable projects for as little as $2, then see the result with your own eyes. It might give you happy tears. Learn more at Givesome.com
Give a little. See the good.
By Jennifer Lyon
As we all hastily move through the seasons together, now more than ever I can hear a collective sigh. Summer is over and we must all make that switch of the seasons. The sandals are finally retired, the shorts packed away and we’re trading baseball caps for toques. It’s fast approaching the time of flannel sheets, family and the chance to reflect on the past and what’s to come. We just had such an amazing (and extended) summer. Sure, it rained a lot but we’ve always been good at making the most of a situation, right? Remember those beach days? The smell of sunscreen and the taste of a cold drink? I sure do! I made so many awesome memories this year. I went to countless community events and spent time with awesome people. I especially loved capturing these things with my camera. I’ll never forget the time the musician buskers dressed as aliens crashed my shoot. It certainly falls in my top five memorable moments from the summer.
is over and we must all make “ Summer that switch of the seasons. ” So as the cold and the dark begins to close in, we can all reflect on the warmth we’ve had so much of this year, while savouring the time we spend with our families. We can huddle close to our loved ones to fill the long nights with laughter and work on making our own warmth until the sun returns to us again.
But we live in Ontario where we are lucky enough to experience all four seasons. Winter always starts off strong with holidays and stuffing, but you don’t have to look beyond with apprehension. Winter is the time we all have license to put on our PJs after work or school, cuddle up with a cup of tea (or cocoa!) and pull up a blanket or two.
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On Saturday night, October 28th, Guelph's MacDonell Street ended up hosting a variety of monsters, ghouls and other costumed persons ready to have fun. 04
01: The Dino Boys are ready to ride the range 02: Ladies night out 03: A couple of lumberjacks out on the town 04: Skeleton Jack and friend 05: Dinosaurs, zombies and priests make for an interesting party of five.
On October 31, Halloween, kids of all ages got dressed up and under the watchful eye of their parents, went out to trick or treat for some goodies. 06
06: A family affair including pirates, princesses and dragons 07: Got and candy? 08: A young ninja will fight off those who may take back the candy. 09: More costumed fun 10: Everybody gets into the spirit of Halloween
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Eric Walters began writing in 1993 as a way to entice his grade 5 students into becoming more interested in reading and writing. Each day he would read to his students the story he was writing which was set in their school, in their community and with some of the students as characters. At the end of the year – and the end of the novel - one of the students suggested that he try to have this story published. This book, Stand Your Ground, became Eric’s first published novel. Since that first creation, Eric has published 97 novels and picture books. His novels have all become best-sellers, have won over a hundred awards, and have been translated into more than a dozen languages. Eric writes in a variety of genre including historical/ fiction, contemporary, first chapter books, picture books, sports, mystery, and non-fiction, but often his stories incorporate themes that reflect his background in education and social work and his commitment to humanitarian and social justice issues. He donated all the royalties from his book about Terry Fox, Run, to The Terry Fox Foundation, and was the person who conceived, and then actively promoted, The National Run Day in 2005 to mark the 25th Anniversary of Terry’s run. Eric lives in Guelph with his wife, Anita, and they have three grown children, Christina, Nicholas, and Julia. When not writing, or playing and watching sports, he enjoys listening to jazz, and eating in fine restaurants featuring drive-through service.
Above: Melissa Dale with her son Hayden getting several books signed. Left: Author Eric Walters at Indigo. Over the past few years he has been the driving force and co-founder of The Creation of Hope (www.creationofhope.com) – an organization that serves orphans and needy children in Kenya. Along with sponsors, private donations and fundraising events, he has involved over 125 schools across Canada in raising funds that have built a children’s residence, have created water projects, provided school tuition, supplies, blankets, goats and chickens, medicine, shoes and clothing to more than four hundred children throughout the Kikima area. In 2014, Eric was named a Member of The Order of Canada. The citation reads – For his contribution as an author of literature for children and young adults whose stories help young readers grapple with complex social issues. Eric's books are available at the Indigo bookstore in Stone Road Mall or online at www.indigo.com
GRAND OPENING On November 1st, at 7am Longos opened its doors for the first time in Guelph. Located at 24 Clair Road in Guelph's south end, Longos's grand opening was a resounding success. Lisa Richards from Magic Mornings on 106.1 FM, broadcasted live and the first 500 customers received a free mystery gift card. No ribbon cutting for Longos opening - instead, everyone took a bite out of an apple. In addition, Longos presented a cheque to the University of Guelph for $500,000. WOW!
08 01: Ruth Slater, Micheal Lecours, Iolanda and Angelo Fuoco and Laura Scott were the first in line at Longos 02: Everyone takes a bite out of their apple 03: Mayor Cam Guthrie with his apple 04: Lee Kyong with sushi samples 05: Mayor Guthrie, Anthony Longos, Gus Longos and store manager Jason Poloniato 06: Lisa Richards live 07: Hally Smith with fresh produce 08: Mike Von Massow along with other members of the University of Guelph accept a $500,000 donation cheque from Longos
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From October 13th to 15th, 43 of Guelph's artists and artisans opened their homes, studios and exhibition spaces to the public for Guelph's 32nd Annual Studio Tour. Here are some of them. Visit www.guelphstudiotour.ca for more information on all of the artist who participated.
01: Barbara Bryce and Laurie Skantzos 02: Catherine Mambourg 03: Clive Lewis 05
04: Deborah Dryden 05: Eric Allen Montgomery 06: Goldie Sherman 08
07: Grazyna AdamskaJarecka 08: Iris Dorton 09: Janette Hayhoe 10
10: Jessica Masters 11: Josef Kratochvil 12: Julia Grady
13: Laura Coutts 14: Laurie McGaw 15: Lynn Chidwick 17
16: Margaret Peter 17: Mary Karavos 18: Michelle Miller 20
19: Patti Collins 20: Ross Davidson-Pilon 21: Sidney Sproule 22
22: Tiffany Horrocks 23: Pamela Fielding 24: Theresa Jamieson, Terri Bettger, Debbie Thompson Wilson (artist), Marie Puddister and Jane Bellman
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On Friday, October 28th, Guelph's Royal Canadian Legion launched its annual Poppy Campaign which will last until Remembrance Day. For more information visit www.legionguelph.com 02
01: Presenting colours before beginning the ceremony of raising the poppy flag 02: Guelph Chief of Police Jeff DeRuyter with Legion President Glenn Currie 03: John Ewasick (retired) and Major Steve Harwood of the 121st Royal Canadian Air Cadets 04: President Glenn Currie pins the first poppy on Mayor Cam Guthrie 05: Mayor Guthrie talks to the assembled crowd about the honor and duty that comes from commemorating Canadian Veterans and the Poppy Campaign
ELECTRIC CAR SHOW
On October 27th, Old Quebec Street Mall hosted Guelph's first ever Electric Car Show where 10 different cars, including a Tesla SUV, were shown and in some cases available for test drives. Non-profit sustainable energy advocate eMERGE was there as well as other organizations including Guelph Hydro, Plug 'N Drive, the Electric Vehicle Society and the Waterloo Region Electric Vehicle Association. 02
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Dear The Wine Ladies,
At a recent dinner party we were served a very unusual wine, most enjoyable but of a different kind and/or colour. It was called an orange wine; in fact I believe that was the name of the wine as well. I’m pretty sure it came from the Niagara region if I remember correctly. What is an orange wine? Is it similar to a rosé wine and made in the same way? - Tanya
THE WINE LADIES Q&A Dear Tanya,
Thanks for the great question. We have enjoyed some fabulous orange wines over the years, mostly coming from the old world wine regions including the Friuli region of Italy and a very special one we tasted last fall from South Australia. It’s exciting that this type of wine, which actually dates back thousands of years ago is gaining a little traction and can be found right here in our local market.
WHAT IS AN ORANGE WINE AND HOW ARE THEY DIFFERENT FROM ROSE WINES? Orange wines, similar to white wines are made with white grapes but attain their orange hue and slight tannins due to extended grape skin contact with the juice during fermentation or maceration. Rosé wines are made with red wine grapes and sometimes white as well, but it is the contact of the skins of the red grapes with the juice that contribute the colour to the rosé wines. Depending on the grapes used, how it is made and how much time the juice remains in contact with the skin, rosé wines can range in colour from very pale to quite a deep pink.
A LITTLE ABOUT THE SOUTHBROOK VINEYARD ORANGE WINE:
It sounds like the orange wine you enjoyed was indeed from the Niagara region produced by Southbrook Vineyards located in Niagaraon-the-Lake. Southbrook is a beautiful winery that produces some exquisite wines, which also incidentally was the first winery in Canada to achieve both organic and biodynamic certification in 2008. The wine is called Orange Wine and was likely the 2016 vintage you tasted which became available at the winery mid March of this year.
As you may recall, it would have been quite a bright orange colour with an intense aroma of peach and apricot. You may also have noticed a slight hint of rose petal and black tea on the nose which are descriptions attributed to the wine by the winemaker. Dry, light bodied, 9.8% alcohol but large and complex in flavour and finish. A wine that pairs well with a variety of foods including select cheeses and perhaps a delectable Beef Carpaccio! Available at the winery for $29.95 - a true treat! thewineladies.com
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0I GO ICE SKATING There are great free outdoor rinks no matter the occasion. Check out your city’s website to see where the closet ice skating rink is to you.
02 POLAR PLUNGE Jump, run and skip into negative 40-degree water. Why? I don’t know it’s something people do. Have friends waiting when you get out with hot coco and warm towels.
03 MAKE A SNOWMAN Do you want to build a snowman? Throw on you thickest snow suit and spend all day rolling around in the snow. Challenge your friends or neighbours to a competition. Best snowman on the street wins!
04 VOLUNTEER AT YOUR LOCAL HOMELESS
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Shelters and food banks need a lot of help around Christmas time as they see a spike in donations and occupants who need assistance in the cold months. Check out your local shelter’s website to see how you can help.
05 CHRISTMAS MARKETS Whether you celebrate or not, Christmas markets are all over and don’t only offer Christmas memorabilia. Pick up a relatively cheap present for a friend or relative.
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