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By Belinda Pianezza Summer in Canada means two things… wonderful warm weather and fantastic festivals. All across the country there are events throughout the summer that celebrate the Canadian culture and history. Here is a short list of must-see events that you might want to plan to

By Belinda Pianezza There is really no other flower as popular as the rose. The elegant bloom has been around for thousands of years and has evolved to include about 150 species. The flower can be found throughout the Northern Hemisphere and even in northern Africa. It

By Belinda Pianezza The month of April is anything but predictable. It is a month that is caught between seasons. While spring is springing, old man winter may not be completely done with adding a few flakes to the ground or some ice to the roads. Meteorologists

By Belinda Pianezza Every March 17th Irish from around the globe raise a glass in celebration of the patron saint of Ireland. St Patrick's Day actually marks a more sombre day in Irish history, the death of the patron saint, St. Patrick. St. Patrick lived in the

By Belinda Pianezza Some people believe that chocolate is its own food group. After all, any food that spans back about 4000 years should really be recognized as being in a league of its own. Anthropologists found evidence that chocolate was produced in Mexico (Pre-Olmec) as early

By Belinda Pianezza As the first month of the year, there are many firsts that are experienced. January first is the most celebrated day around the world. It is the one day of the year that transcends all beliefs and religions. Across the globe countries celebrate

By Belinda Pianezza For those that follow astrology, there is a belief that people born in the same month share certain characteristics. For instance, those born in December tend to be ambitious and fun loving. They are honest and trustworthy and make friends easily, but most

By Belinda Pianezza Remembrance Day or Armistice Day is a day that marks the anniversary of the official end of World War I on November 11, 1918 at 11am (the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month). Troops from Canada supported the Allied forces

By Belinda Pianezza In most cases, October is the month where Canada switches from warmer weather to the colder temperatures. Maybe that is why October is not mentioned in any of William Shakespeare’s plays or sonnets. There were clearly no Ides of October. That aside, it

By Belinda Pianezza There is something nice about the month of September. It's the ninth month on our calendar and one of the nicest months for weather in Canada. Historically, September has been a month full of great accomplishments, particularly for Canadian women. In September 1952, Laddie