Farm Crawl Hamilton Delights

June 5, 2014

Last weekend, my husband and I had the distinct pleasure of taking our seven-year-old niece with us to Farm Crawl Hamilton. And we — in the company of a great number of other sun-starved attendees — had ourselves a blast. The concept behind this exuberant celebration of our (literal and metaphoric) roots is simple: seven Hamilton-area […]

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Spending Tax Refunds Wisely

May 22, 2014

The silver lining of the gloomy cloud that is tax season, for some fortunate folks, is the discovery that they’ll be in receipt of a refund from the tight-fisted folks in Ottawa. Indeed, says a poll commissioned by H&R Block Canada, 61 percent of us expect to be getting a cheque from the Canada Revenue […]

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Income Tax in a Time of Bankruptcy

March 3, 2014

As sure a bet as the wings of sparrows finally delivering spring back to this too-long-frozen land is tax time, the government’s annual dip into Canadians’ pockets in pursuit of payback. For folks already wrestling with bankruptcy, this financial imperative can present an additional and unwelcome stress to this time of year. But it needn’t. […]

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Consumer Debt Dragging Entire Economy Down

February 24, 2014

How eye-opening it is to reflect on the power of the tiniest mouse to impact the biggest elephant. So it is with the vast, thick-skinned beast that is the Canadian economy at large — and the 35 million individual souls who populate its expanse. Toronto-Dominion Bank CEO Ed Clark declared last week that Canada’s economy […]

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Copps Coliseum Gets New Name

February 19, 2014

It’s funny how the name of a place can become loaded up with so much sentimental freight that, even when the business inside of it continues as usual, it feels like a little death when a new label is slapped on its outside. So it is with Copps Coliseum. Or, rather, the FirstOntario Centre, as […]

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