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Is it actually happening? Stephen Colbert is pro-Canadian?

Is it actually happening? Stephen Colbert is pro-Canadian?

Are we managing to convert him? Maybe Stephen Colbert is pro-Canadian? Personally, I’d be thrilled! In my recent post, “Quebec and Ottawa killings of soldiers: More to remember on Remembrance Day,” I wrote about the recent terrorist assassinations of two of our Canadian soldiers. Up to now, I’ve been either mildly amused or offended by […]

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Surprisingly, I like Silk Cashew more than Silk Almond!

Surprisingly, I like Silk Cashew more than Silk Almond!

Recently I was given the opportunity to try Silk Cashew ( @LoveMySilk #SilkCreamyCashew ) for free in return for my honest opinion of this brand new product. I had already tried and like Silk Almond and honestly did not think I’d like Silk Cashew as much. The whole nut flavors are quite different, and with […]

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Conservatives announce tax benefits: Is this just cynical manipulation?

Conservatives announce tax benefits: Is this just cynical manipulation?

The Conservatives announce tax benefits ‘to benefit all Canadian families.’ Really? Consider the timing. Tax refund and benefit cheques will be delivered  just in time for the election expected by November. Is this a cynical way to support their own view of traditional two parent families? On the surface, today’s announcement by Stephen Harper of […]

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7 surprising facts about Halloween.

7 surprising facts about Halloween.

Halloween is one of the most widely celebrated and well-loved holidays of the year, but it’s not all about the candy and costumes. Halloween has a long history full of interesting facts and traditions that most people never hear about. Below are some of the most surprising facts about Halloween. 1 The origins aren’t entirely […]

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There’s nothing too good for a new baby.

There’s nothing too good for a new baby.

There is nothing like the excitement of a new baby. I’ve had two and I remember quite well how easy it was to buy furniture and smaller items without thinking about long term cost and use. My one major piece of advice for any new parent is to consider if the item they’re looking at […]

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Home renovations: Professionals do it with knowledge and style.

Home renovations: Professionals do it with knowledge and style.

Working with a renovation business like Knockout Renovation allows the owner to complete home or business renovations and be confident the job will be efficiently managed. Whether the renovations are all encompassing, or on a smaller room by room scale, the owner can guide the professionals through their wants and preferred methods, materials and processes […]

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Evidence! Our kids are our lucky charms.

Evidence! Our kids are our lucky charms.

Well, it’s that time of year again when Erin and Stu surprise us with their choices for costumes. Erin hasn’t posted a photo yet, but Stu has. He did an amazing job (with a little help from a friend) putting together his costume. What should you dress as when you have a prominent, Amish looking […]

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Quebec and Ottawa killings of soldiers: More to remember on Remembrance Day.

Quebec and Ottawa killings of soldiers: More to remember on Remembrance Day.

The Quebec and Ottawa shootings and deaths of Canadian soldiers were at the hands of radicalized individuals now acting upon threats in Canada. The Ottawa Citizen and CBC.ca have reported the shooting death of a uniformed soldier, later identified as Cpl Nathan Cerillo, who was guarding the National War Memorial Wednesday morning. This followed a […]

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Christine Blythe
Empty Nest Genealogy
Chilliwack , British Columbia , V2P 5B9 Canada
genealogy, ancestry, family tree, research, transcriptions, sources, images, data

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