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Peanut Butter Swirled Chocolate Bark

INGREDIENTS: 6 oz (170 g) bittersweet chocolate, chopped 12 oz (340 g) white chocolate, chopped 2/3 cup (150 mL) smooth peanut butter 1/4 cup (60 mL) peanuts, coarsely chopped DIRECTIONS: Line an 11×15-inch (28×38-cm)...

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Gingerbread Butter

This year, try experimenting the flavours of gingerbread in more than just cookies. Follow this recipe to purée the perfect gingerbread spread. Spread the sweetness of gingerbread butter on your homemade or store-bought cookies,...

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Cajun Spice Roast Turkey

Holiday turkey with a southern kick The pressure to not overspend is on for half of Canadians during the holiday season, according to a survey commissioned by Walmart Canada. This year, you can stick...

The Invictus Games is just one of the many events happening in 2017 across the province in honour and celebration of the province’s 150th anniversary.

Celebrating 150 years

The province will be celebrating a huge milestone next year. Ontario150 will mark next year’s 150th anniversary of Confederation. Ontario150 is a year-long celebration that will honour the past and help chart a course...

Report finds people going to the emergency department are sicker and getting older

ER wait times down, but visits up

By Graeme McNaughton/Active Senior’s Digest It’s good news and bad news for hospitals. According to a new report from Health Quality Ontario (HQO), the average wait times in the emergency room have gone down,...

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The danger of flu and shingles

Seniors must learn to protect themselves By Joel Wittnebel/Active Senior’s Digest As the winter months roll in, there may be something more than just the cold lurking around the corner. Flu season has officially...

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The tale of the masterpiece

The Muse By Jessie Burton HarperCollins Publishers Ltd. Soft Cover, 334 Pages www.harpercollins.ca Odelle Bastien has spent five years in London trying to find a place for herself while developing her skills as a...

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A look at Ontario

Discover Ontario By Terry Boyle Dundurn Soft Cover, 227 Pages www.dundurn.com Author and journalist Terry Boyle uses archives from a radio show he did called Discover Ontario, which was on the air from 1987...

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Be cautious of scams this season

By Sergeant Sheri Tate/Active Senior’s Digest As Christmas is approaching, it is important for us to be extra aware of our surroundings when shopping in crowded malls and stores. As a detective investigating frauds...

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Detecting Alzheimer’s through speech

By Joel Wittnebel/Active Senior’s Digest The way someone talks can tell you a lot about them. One company believes it could even tell you whether they have Alzheimer’s disease. New technology, developed by Toronto-based...