Canada’s unvaccinated health care workers might be fired by the end of the month.

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Starting this weekend, unvaccinated healthcare workers are to be let go, laid off, licenses lost, fired. Or some combination of. …


Prepare yourself, plan ahead.

empty grocery store shelves
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We’ve been told that our food prices are going up again. Everything is rising in price. They said our grocery bill would go up by at least $700 more for the year.

They’ve told us to expect shortages of meat, grains, and fruits. …


It was bad enough before a pandemic hit.

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Are you over 50? Looking for work? Having a hard time getting hired? Maybe you’re over 60 and looking for work. Good luck with that.

There was already a problem with ageism in the workforce. No one hires people over 60. They’re ready to retire. Or they should be.

Then…


So I did!

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Now there’s an easy way to pick a title. Plus we were given writing prompts to pick from so I went with these two because they seem to go together:

  • Do you want to earn part-time fun money, or do you need more than that?
  • Is this going to be…


Sugar, that is

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I’m sitting here writing a post about sugar addiction, eating a glazed apple fritter. Yep, I have a self-discipline problem. I also like to post recipes, and some of them are loaded with sugar, so, just know that I too, am addicted to sugar. …


my 6 inch frying pan

Cast iron apple desserts. What could be better in the fall? Plus, you probably have the ingredients in your pantry already.

I like to make it in a small individual size (6 inches or so) cast iron fry pan, this will feed two people, and it’s the perfect size to…


Pulled pork and peanut sauce, mmmm!

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It’s that time of year again, trees are changing to reds, oranges, yellows. Pumpkin spice is in the lattes. It’s here. It’s autumn.

With autumn/fall, comes comfort foods. Stews, soups, casseroles, stir fry meals. Those of us living in regions where it’s getting colder…


And it feels weirdly right……

tall corn behind a farm fence
My back fence and a wall of corn — current summer

This is a very weird year.

We’re walled in by a field of corn. Usually our neighbour, the cattle farmer, rotates his many cows around in his various fields, which for some reason are scattered around the neighbourhood. Some of his fields are joined together…


Are we ready for the roaring 20s?

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Where I live is just coming out of another wave of covid. Let’s hope it’s the last one.

I go out about once a week to the grocery store. Things are slowly changing. There’s a different feeling in the air. It’s been over a year now, since the grocery stores…


Olive oil isn’t as healthy as we thought.

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For years, it was thought that olive oil was heart healthy — it turns out, it’s only healthy when consumed with fruits or vegetables.

This healthy diet

This is one of the healthiest diets in the world. I’d rather not call it a diet. It’s a healthy way of eating. …

Lorna Hamel

Lorna is a web designer from northern Canada, who writes now and then. Her website is https://www.northcountrylife.net

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