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Falling for Muskoka
Ontario's most dramatic waterfall is, obviously, located at Niagara. But many people in search of tumbling waterfalls head the opposite direction, north, towards Muskoka. Here, they bask in the power and beauty of more than a dozen waterfalls, each uniquely spectacular in their own way. More
The Plight of the Honeybee
The health of honeybees is a constant worry for Peter and Sandi Dickey. “The last three years have been a struggle,” confesses Sandi Dickey, who owns and operates Dickey Bee Honey in Cookstown with her husband, Peter, a fourth generation beekeeper. “Last year, we lost almost 50 per cent of our honeybees.” Normal loss is usually between 10 to 15 per cent More
Executive Chef John Cordeaux Brings Creativity Plus Fun to the Casino Rama's Restaurants
“Honestly, I have a passion for everything that is food,” says John Cordeaux, the new executive chef in charge of Casino Rama's eight crowd-pleasing restaurants. “We have an amazing quality of product here now. It's very nice to see that in every single restaurant, the quality of the food and beverages is superb.” Since his arrival in January, the chef has made it his mandate to thoroughly understand the restaurants' operations and become familiar with the resort's client base. It's a big assignment that covers eight outlets, including the casual dining experiences offered by Cedar, The Weirs Restaurant, Fire Starter Lounge and the Simcoe Yard House. International Asian cuisine is served at Willow and Noodle Bar. For buffet fans, the Las Vegas-style Couchiching Court is perfect, and upscale diners are drawn to St. Germain's steakhous More
PanAmania comes to York Region
PanAmania comes to York Region
We have never seen anything like this. The Pan Am and Parapan Am Games, coming to the Toronto region this summer, are of a size and scope that will blow us away, as the best athletes in the Western Hemisphere come here to compete and the world's eyes are turned on us. Read More..
Downtown Stouffville: Where neighbours meet
Downtown Stouffville: Where neighbours meet
There's a feeling in downtown Stouffville that can't be experienced in a larger city. It's a place where neighbours gather to eat, to shop and to explore. “Stouffville has a uniqueness to it,” says Anna Rose, downtown coordinator for the Town of Whitchurch-Stouffville. “It's a friendly, small, mom-and-pop-shop type of feeling you get when you visit the stores.” Read More..
Rooms Gone Right: Go big, go home
Rooms Gone Right: Go big, go home
Renovation gives designer and passionate home cook kitchen of her dreams Read More..
City meets country
City meets country
Woodbridge property home to multi-generational family Read More..
It Takes a Village to Enjoy Winter
It Takes a Village to Enjoy Winter
You have decided that this winter will be different. Instead of ignoring the majestic Ontario winter and making Netflicks your boon companion until spring, you're going to embrace the great outdoors and ski, skate, toboggan, snowboard and do all the things you used to do or have always wanted to do from the first flurry to the last melted drift. Read More..
Fresh Milk in our backyard
Fresh Milk in our backyard
Only a handful of Ontario dairy farmers bottle their own pasteurized milk. Fortunately, for local residents, two of these farms are located within Simcoe County. Read More..
Release Your Inner Picasso
Release Your Inner Picasso
An afternoon or evening at Canvas and Cabernet is as much about stopping, focusing and relaxing as it is a about music, fine wine and art. The trendy new concept provides a fun and unique night out in Barrie for those who are experienced artists and many who have never picked up a paintbrush. Read More..
In Search of Soup Superiority
In Search of Soup Superiority
The Students4Soup Challenge invited local high school students to hone their soup-making skills. Read More..
The main course
The main course
At Markham Road and Hwy. 7 lies a stretch of history that has long been an important part of York Region. As Markham grew in the early and mid-1800s, Main Street became home to the shops and services its residents needed—distilleries, inns, taverns, a jail, general stores and clothing retailers. Today, Main Street Markham attracts residents and visitors alike—serving as a destination for social outings, shopping, dining and seasonal events. The completion of a three-year revitalization project may be just the reason you need to join them. Read More..
2014 Holiday Gift Guide
2014 Holiday Gift Guide
Great gifts from your local shops. Happy Holidays! Read More..
The gift of experience
The gift of experience
Shopping for Christmas gifts can be a gargantuan task, made all the more challenging by the need to find suitable gifts for people of all ages and both sexes. In this era of decluttering, you don't want to be the person who adds an unappreciated gift to a recipient's stash of “stuff.” Instead, why not offer up a life experience they won't soon forget? Here are a few ideas to get you started. Read More..
Chocolate Food of the Gods
Chocolate Food of the Gods
The holiday season and chocolate go hand in hand. With that in mind, GoodLife tracked down various local chocolatiers to learn more about their mouthwatering creations. Here's a sampling of some of the region's best chocolate makers. Read More..
Kesagami  Wilderness Lodge - An Adventure Close to Home
Kesagami Wilderness Lodge - An Adventure Close to Home
While travelling in the Arctic, I was presented with the opportunity to travel to one of my favourite spots close to home, Kesagami Wilderness Lodge. Accompanying me on this fishing adventure was my friend and part-time fishing mentor, Duncan. Read More..
Luxe Getaway - Above the Bay
Luxe Getaway - Above the Bay
High above Kempenfelt Bay, a family's cozy getaway has luxe looks, bountiful light and one of Barrie's best views. Read More..
Concours  D'Elegance Returns to Cobble Beach
Concours D'Elegance Returns to Cobble Beach
A car as old as Canada is set to compete in the 2nd annual Cobble Beach Concours d'Elegance The automotive world's elite collectors are set to return to the shores of Georgian Bay Sept, 13 and 14 for another instalment of the Cobble Beach Concours d'Elegance. Hailed as the crème de la crème of car shows in Canada, the second-annual Concours will build on the success of its inaugural competition, rolling out a can't miss line-up of automobiles—including a model dating back to 1867. Read More..