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Remote chic Today, designing a space for remote work is more necessary than ever. Knoll has teamed up with Denmark-based design brand Muuto to launch a Scandinavian-styled work from home line of furniture, lighting and accessories. Knoll.com   Timeless design of Eames This year marks the 70th anniversary of the …

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Kids health first Everyday Heroes Kids is an online tool that connects families to pediatric professionals in health, mental health and education with the goal of saving time, money and stress for families and encouraging earlier intervention for better outcomes in kids. Officially launched this summer, it was developed by Tammany Petrie, a …

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Back to nature The Bruce Trail is Canada’s oldest and longest marked footpath at 900 km from Niagara to Tobermory. As the trails re-open in phases, summer hikers can once again get outside to enjoy the natural beauty of the Niagara escarpment under a canopy of lush trees. Brucetrail.org   …

20 Travel Books

Dream, Plan and Circle the Globe from your Armchair By Barbara Ramsey Orr Our appetite for travel is still strong, but our ability to visit the places we have dreamed of is on hold for the foreseeable future. Vacations, visits to distant family, adventure treks – whatever we had imagined …

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A home for spring “In these times more than ever we need homes that give us a sense of calm and comfort,” says designer Brian Gluckstein. His spring collection focuses on a stylishly relaxing, perfectly undone home filled with creamy neutrals, airy silhouettes, and plenty of texture. Think beautifully wrinkled linen bedding, …

Oakville Film Fest Online Program Schedule

OFFA Online Film Festival presents the industry virtual summit 2020, check out these titles and upcoming event times. Click here to register.  Wednesday June 17th, LAUNCH EVENT 7:00 pm LOCAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (in partnership with Sheridan Alumni) Short films from Oakville and surrounding communities – 2hrs 4min 541: a …

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How active are we?  Garmin’s wearable devices give the company interesting insights into how the COVID-19 outbreak has affected our fitness activities. When comparing activity in the U.S. to a year ago, Garmin reported a 64 per cent increase in virtual cycling. Lap swimming is down 88 per cent, but …

Book Review: You Are Awesome by Neil Pasricha

Review by Jenna Mohammed During a time of self-isolation, it can be difficult to remain positive, especially when faced with the unknown. Sometimes we need a friend to remind us how awesome we are. Canadian author, public speaker and entrepreneur, Neil Pasricha is the ally we all need in our …

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The frogs are back in Oakville After a few years of absence, Tim Cotterill’s beloved bronze frogs are now available at Towne Square Gallery in downtown Oakville. These whimsical sculptures make a perfect addition for the spring season. Townesquaregallery.com   100 years with the Group of Seven On May 7, …