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Six local gifts for $60 or less

Six local gifts for $60 or less

You better not pout, we’ve got your local-made, handcrafted, stocking stuffers covered.
1Stollen, Gingerbread Haus Bakery Fruitcake is a bit of a punchline. But this sweet, cakey fruit bread is no joke.

The generous spirit of Winnie Bowden

The life-long northender carries on her best friend’s legacy by bringing her neighbours together for songs, snacks and camaraderie.
Winifred Bowden is 91 years old.

The big heart behind Santas for Seniors

How loss inspired Robyn Carruthers start-up initiative that’s grown to bring holiday gifts to 400 seniors.
After Robyn Carruthers' grandmother died in 2006, she missed the joy of surprising her with Christmas gifts.

Nancy Frank’s quiet acts of kindness

Itty bitty tokens of appreciation are her silent way of saying—I see you.
Nancy Frank feels the most comfortable in the background.

Eldon Turner serves turkey dinner, and good company

The Sackville cook ensures no one dines alone with his free Christmas dinner aimed at curbing holiday isolation.
Eldon Turner grew up in Happy Adventure, Newfoundland, a small village where everyone was poor, but nobody went without.

DeRico Symonds takes responsibility

The founder of The Give BACK fundraiser has been buying and delivering holiday groceries for folks and families who need them for the last three years.
Dinner is best eaten shared and DeRico Symonds is doing his part to ensure that every family has that chance during the Christmas season.

With a voice as big as the sea

How singing for the sake of singing became a holiday tradition that’s kept Maria Bartholomew’s family carolling for neighbours and strangers for 35 years.
There aren't many instances where welcoming a group of 12 strangers into your living room—wet boots and all—makes sense.

Feel the spirit with the Holiday Planner

Warm your heart with the stories of six humble holiday heroes and fill your schedule with all of the season's parties, craft shows and concerts.

50+ holiday evenings to unwrap

Put your advent calendar aside for a sec and zone in on your social calendar.
Thusday, December 5

Get holly jolly with The Holiday Planner

Ringing in the snowy season with gift ideas, festive booze, events galore, Christmas bangers and a partridge in a pear tree.

Say, what’s in this drink?: 7 seasonal local sips

It’s cold outside, baby, pass the booze.
Holiday Candy Cane Liqueur Coldstream Clear(20% ABV)

Christmas carol showdown

Our annual editors’ roundtable hashes out the good, the bad and the embarrassing tracks from the season’s traditional soundtrack.
"I'll Be Home For Christmas"

That’s a wrap: 6 merry and bright local gift ideas

Tis the season to consider homegrown makers and designers on your shopping sprees.
Leather wallet, Victoria Brumwell

How to be a good holiday shopper

Tips on retail etiquette from a reluctant mall veteran.
The scene: Christmas music oozes from the tinny mall sound system, thicker than corn syrup.

10 ways to re-allocate your secret Santa funds

Feeling generous? Here’s how to direct your donations.
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Rejected Cineplex holiday trailers

Lily and the Snowman and A Balloon for Ben were the best of the lot. Here are some pitches that didn’t make the cut for this year’s heartwarming festive ad.
A Holiday DuetTwo best friends, Melody and Harmony, head to the movies on Christmas.

How to steal Christmas from a Who near you

A poetic tribute to the grinchiest grinches among us.
Christmas is coming, it just can’t be stopped With trappings and trippings and Christmas tree stuff. From Black Friday to Eve, shopping stores in a frenzy Blasting one type of music for two months too many.

Gonna find out who’s noggy or nice: A blind tasting of seven egg nogs

Sipping the entire spectrum to save you the belly ache.
Seven nogs.

What Christmas means to me

Exploring some of the traditions outside of the western, Hallmark-infused idea of the Christian holiday.
Christmas celebrations and the Christian faith are not exclusive to the western world.

Hack your sub-par holiday treats

Because even the most unsung desserts deserve a second chance.
Snowballs A strange but wonderful winter-inspired candy, this spongey, coconut rolled mallow ball is a step above the marshmallow Santa, but still basically a blob of pure sugar.

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Vol 27, No 35
January 23, 2020

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