Rotary Club of Cornwall Annual Pancake Day and Silent Auction

Saturday, March 24 7;00- 12:00 St. John’s Presbyterian Church Caldwell Hall, 28 Second St. East (just east of Pitt and Second) Adults $5 /Children under 6 free. Proceeds go to Rotary Projects.


March 23, 2018 at 11:32 am Leave a comment

Where do you fall on the personal finance spectrum?

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Finance writer Trent Hamm divides people into categories based on their financial decisions.

The idea of a savings spectrum, as described by Hamm, intrigues me. It makes it easier to understand the differences between households and how one can save so much more than another, and how lifestyle choices affect that. Seeing an actual savings rate portrayed in percentages is helpful too; it makes it easier to see where I fit in, relative to where I want to be — and what I need to do in order to get there.

Hamm’s finance spectrum consists of seven categories. These are differentiated by colors.

RED are those people living paycheck to paycheck, with a savings rate of 0% to 2%. These people usually have nice things, expensive homes and new cars, take swanky vacations, and treat their possessions as disposable.

Read Where do you fall on the personal finance spectrum? by Katherine Martinko at Treehugger.


March 21, 2018 at 11:26 am Leave a comment

The town that’s found a potent cure for illness – community

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It could, if the results stand up, be one of the most dramatic medical breakthroughs of recent decades. It could transform treatment regimes, save lives, and save health services a fortune. Is it a drug? A device? A surgical procedure? No, it’s a newfangled intervention called community.

What this provisional data appears to show is that when isolated people who have health problems are supported by community groups and volunteers, the number of emergency admissions to hospital falls spectacularly.

Read The town that’s found a potent cure for illness – community by George Monbiot at The Guardian.

March 19, 2018 at 10:36 am Leave a comment

Friends of the Upper Canada Bird Sanctuary- Photo Contest

Open until April 1, Calling all amateur photographers to join the contest. All photos must be taken at the Sanctuary, and “The Friends of the Sanctuary” have the right to use entrants in promotional material. Only 2 entrants per individual. For complete info. 

March 16, 2018 at 1:28 pm Leave a comment

Top 10 Energy Efficiency Tips for the Home

In this story, we look at both of the modest and extensive ways you can improve your home’s efficiency—small and big steps that can add up to big savings, and a significantly reduced carbon footprint.

To assemble our list of top ten actions you can take, we accompanied EnerGuide for homes auditor Jeff Paton as he conducted an EnerGuide assessment of Brian and Laura Finley’s 1956 home in Edmonton, Alberta. Then we pushed beyond the EnerGuide assessment and put together this list of the top 10 ways to improve the energy efficiency of your home.

Read Top 10 Energy Efficiency Tips for the Home by David Dodge and Scott Rollans at Green Energy Futures.

March 14, 2018 at 11:38 am Leave a comment

Ottawa among 13 cities that could see 2 C increase in 2020s: report

Ottawa is among 13 cities worldwide that are projected to see temperature hikes that could exceed 2 C over the next decade or so, according to a new report.

Cities that could see the steepest temperature increases during the 2020s include Helsinki in Finland (2.5 C), Ottawa (2.3 C) and Trondheim in Norway (2.3 C), the study showed.

The new data provides “foundation knowledge” for cities at the forefront of efforts to rein in the effects of global warming, said Cynthia Rosenzweig, an editor of the report and a researcher with NASA.

Read Ottawa among 13 cities that could see 2 C increase in 2020s: report at CBC  News.

March 12, 2018 at 10:52 am Leave a comment

4th Annual Seedy Saturday

March 17, 10:00 – 3:00 Benson Centre, 800 7th Street West Showcasing regional seed vendors, community exhibitors, educational workshops, and children’s activities. Admission is free, however, donations are welcome. Donations help to support future events by Transition Cornwall+ Food Action Group and All Things Food. A family friendly event!

Vendors: Bonville Gardens, Greta’s Organic Gardens, Homestead Organics, Ferme Tournesol, Bird and Bee, Pitt Street Garden, Simply Baked – Bea’s Bread, Cedar Croft Farms, Kitchen Table Seed House, Heritage Seed and Produce, La Shop Agricole, Stewart’s Honey, Langview Farms, Wild Rose Organics

Community Exhibitors: TC+ Tree Action Group, TC+ Food Action Group, TC+ Waste Reduction Group, City of Cornwall Waste Management, Cornwall Horticultural Society, Earthworks, Seaway Valley Community Health Centre, Centre de Santé de Cornwall

For complete info.

March 9, 2018 at 2:26 pm Leave a comment

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