Urban Oasis

By Peter Vogler – Whistler, BC   Patios are magical places that come in all shapes, sizes and reasons for being. There’s the hot summer patio overlooking the water, and the winter patio on top of the mountain…your breath visible, blanket wrapped around you while seated by an outdoor fire. And of course, the inner city dive with a few tables and chairs standing crooked in an alley…you drinking a pint of cheap beer. But the function is always the same – to bring friends and strangers together over the comforts of food and drink, some fresh air and...

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The Colour of Health – Healing With Colour

By Mary Swaine, BA, ND, PHD, PMIAC – Montreal, QC   Plants and flowers make us feel good, not only because they’re beautiful, but because of their colour. The colour of each plant you put in your garden has a direct healing effect on your physical body, emotions and thoughts. For example, red can give you a kick-start and energize you, while yellow helps you feel optimistic . If you want a healing outdoor space, it’s best to plant a variety of colours – everyone needs specific colours, and those you need might not be those that others in...

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Art Work From Around Canada

FATHER GOOSE If Barbara Walters assigns you a nickname (Father Goose), it’s safe to say that you’re a “somebody”. William Lishman is a world-renowned artist and conservationist. His works include a best selling autobiography, several award-winning films, and his stunning public art. He is a pioneer in ultralight aviation and the first human to lead birds in formation. He also initiated the use of ultralight aircraft in establishing new migration routes for precocial birds. His work has been documented on ABC’s 20/20 and CBC’s the Nature of Things. The two hit feature films, Fly Away Home and The Winged Migration, were inspired by his work. Lishman has received numerous awards including the Odyssey of the Mind’s prestigious Creativity Award, The Canadian Governor General’s Meritorious Service Medal and the US National Wildlife Federation Conservation award. He is co-founder and chair emeritus of Operation Migration,   the organization that plays the key role in establishing an easterly flock of endangered Whooping Cranes in North America. Lishman’s current passion is Air First Aid, with his unique plan to use a world wide network of ultralight aviators, using purposely designed aircraft as eyes-in-the-sky for conservation issues, while training as a first response airlift for victims of natural disasters. williamlishman.com   VERNE BUSBY AND BELLA TOTINO-BUSBY Verne Busby and Bella Totino-Busby are artists/designers who work together in St. Albert, Alberta. In recent years they...

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Eman El-Husseini

By Nara Farrell – Port Dover, ON   A Jew and a Palestinian walk into a bar…oh the jokes! Who is Eman el-Husseini? You could ask her wife and best friend.  Together they make a very funny and mighty cultural team. El-Husseini is Palestinian and her wife Jewish-A perfect example of being one’s own template. Hers is a beautiful story of coming out, with comedy. “I have, truly, the best love story out there,” she states of her relationship with her comedian wife, Jess Soloman. When deciding to tell her parents of her inspirational new partner, their thinking was that...

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A Euro Escape In The City

By Samantha Seon – Magonui, NZ   While strolling the streets of Rome, Italy, it was impossible to overlook the lush balconies that lined the rustic old buildings. They were small, but full of life and beauty. Large clay pots giving life to herbs and vines that cascade downwards and overhang the restaurant below…. the famous Piazza Navona. If you were to stand on one of these balconies, you may have room for one other person…. a nice intimate setting, to be sure. Such tiny spaces, bursting with large romance Gardens in Italy explode with such vibrant colour. Poppies, roses,...

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HIGH NOON

By Zack Fleming – Kanata, ON   For some time, the humble and ingenious single-use plastic bag has been on the endangered species list. But in some jurisdictions it’s making a comeback. The state of Michigan recently enacted a ban on the banning of plastic bags. It’s a breath of fresh air amidst a maelstrom of environmentalist alarmism. It’s a move that cuts through the sludge of political correctness like a hot bulldozer through a landfill. And it should embolden us Canadians to stand up to our power-mad legislators, who’ve been prosecuting a savage witch hunt on plastic bags...

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