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Getting Ready

book cover image Prince Charles

Charles is preparing to follow in the footsteps of his well-loved mother. Biographer Sally Bedell Smith detects a more confident, less defensive tone from the Prince of Wales.

Baseball Therapy

book cover image The Utility of Boredom

Want to know why baseball is still popular? Says Canadian Andrew Forbes, the game's quiet rhythm has a therapeutic effect on the modern, distracted mind.

Curing Tuberculosis in Muskoka

my canadian life

Come out and join Andrea Baston for the My Canadian Life 2017 series to learn the true story of Canada's first tuberculosis sanatorium, built in Gravenhurst, Ontario, in 1897. 

Media specialists in our midst

Come and celebrate Canada's 150th birthday by coming out to the My Canadian Life 2017 speakers series to see and hear three well-known local media artists from different media venues.

The Red Planet

book cover image: Mars : our future on the Red Planet

Is habitation of Mars really possible?  Can it happen in our lifetime? In October 2015, NASA declared Mars "an achievable goal".

Cowboys

dvd cover image: High noon

When I was a kid we had one black and white television that probably had a total of 3 channels and service was only a few times a week. 

True North Favourite: Poses

 

theresa

One of my favourite albums by the inimitable Rufus! Each song inhabits a very different vibe, ranging from cabaret piano pop to sweeping orchestral interludes.

Deep nutrition

book cover image: deep nutrition

Catherine Shanahan's book Deep Nutrition: why your genes need traditional food is the result of her examination of diets known to help people live longer