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I've been thinking a lot lately about that big hockey fight that happened recently at a tournament in Guelph.  You may have heard about it.  Two teams of eight year old boys playing.  A brawl ensues on the ice, followed by a second one in the stands, as parents of the two teams started throwing around both insults and punches.  This is wrong in so many ways it's difficult to list them all.  First and foremost, a situation like this undermines the very nature of why kids play hockey (or for that matter, any other organized sport).

The Birth House by Ami McKay

Set in rural Nova Scotia during World War I, this fabulous novel tells the story of 17-year-old Dora Rare who becomes an

Travelling is yet another thing many families do during the holiday season and there is nothing more annoying than the radio fading in and out as your travel any great distance. Or worse, finding the 'right' station that will please everyone in the car!

It’s been over a month now since many of us gathered together at the Landon Library to share ideas and enthusiasm about the Thames River Project.

As a reminder for those unable to join us that day, the purpose of our forum was to discuss the range of possibilities for a city-wide celebration of the Thames in 2008.

We propose to build a calendar of multidisciplinary events, activities and exhibits that will focus the community’s attention on the importance of the Thames River to Londoners. The celebration will run from March to June, 2008.

Have you heard the phrase RSS and wondered what it meant? Or looked on your favourite news site and seen a little graphic that looks like this

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or like this

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or like this

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RSS stands for Real Simple Syndication and every time you see a button like this it means you can subscribe to the content.

So why would you want to do that?

Have you ever tried "googling" your research subject, and have been perplexed by the results?  Does the mere plethora of choice boggle the mind?  I recently stubbled upon a free web site that's trying to make sense out of online resources, one subject at a time.  It's called intute!

 

With the strong value of the Canadian dollar, more and more people are considering spending time in the southern climes during the winter months.

At the Central library, there is an extensive collection of business related information and knowledgeable staff who can point you in the right direction.

So, many of you probably know what a zine is but for those who don't it is a self made publication that usually contains the thoughts and opinions of the creator(s) and is reproduced using a photocopier and stapler. There are zines dedicated to bands, personal stories, lit, art, grrls, social justice, nutrition, rights... the list goes on. The important thing is that the zine is still alive.

So, many of you probably know what a zine is but for those who don't it is a self made publication that usually contains the thoughts and opinions of the creator(s) and is reproduced using a photocopier and stapler. There are zines dedicated to bands, personal stories, lit, art, grrls, social justice, nutrition, rights... the list goes on.

The important thing is that the zine is still alive.