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How to Be a Lifelong Learner

September 15, 2021 |

It’s back-to-school season! Even though school days might be in the past for many of us, that doesn’t mean we need to stop learning! It’s great to be able to…

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Batch Cooking Tips

August 9, 2021 |

We hope you enjoyed our recent video on batch cooking with Jena and Hannah of Sudbury Clever Clovers 4-H Club, thanks to funding from the New Horizons for Seniors Program!…

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How to Preserve Your Summer Harvest

July 26, 2021 |

We all love our fresh fruits and vegetables during the summer, but how can we keep enjoying them throughout the winter? Whether you want to store the bounty from your…

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How to Support Local Farmers this Summer

July 9, 2021 |

Summer is the best time for fresh fruits and vegetables! There’s nothing like the perfect home-grown tomato, a salad made with fresh lettuce from the garden, or a ripe juicy…

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Help End Child Trafficking

July 8, 2021 |

Did you know that over 90% of Canada’s trafficking victims come from within Canada’s borders? FWIO Members are invited to join the ProjectMapleLeaf movement to share a unifying message that…

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Indigenous Education as an Act of Reconciliation

July 7, 2021 |

The KAIROS Blanket Exercise is a program of KAIROS CANADA, an ecumenical movement for ecological justice and human rights around the globe. KAIROS Canada is funded under various organizations and individuals,…

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How to Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

July 5, 2021 |

Have you ever thought about your personal carbon footprint? A person’s carbon footprint is the total amount of greenhouse gases that they generate through their actions and lifestyle choices. By…

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How to Start a Little Library in Your Community

June 29, 2021 |

It’s summertime, and at this time of year, there’s nothing better than enjoying the sun with a cold drink and a good book to read! Have you ever thought of…

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How to Create a Peaceful Sanctuary Garden

June 15, 2021 |

It’s finally June and you’ve planted your flowers, but now you might be wondering – what next? Maybe you feel like your backyard or garden is missing that special touch,…

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How to Reduce Waste at Home

June 7, 2021 |

Reducing waste is an important topic these days. From making small changes to reduce their environmental footprints to living a completely zero-waste lifestyle, there are many ways that people all…

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Statement on the Kamloops Indian Residential School Discovery

May 31, 2021 |

Residential schools were part of a colonial policy that removed Indigenous children from their communities between the 1870s and 1996. Thousands of children were sent to these schools and never…

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Erland Lee Museum Gardens

May 31, 2021 |

We’re finishing off our gardening series today with a look at the gardens of the FWIO’s museum, the Erland Lee (Museum) Home! For those of you who may not know,…

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How to Start a Container Garden

May 25, 2021 |

Do you love to garden but only have a small space? Or are you interested in growing some vegetables but aren’t sure where to start? Container gardening might be a…

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Growing Healing Plants |

Growing Healing Plants

May 17, 2021 |

When we think of gardening, many of us think about growing flowers to beautify our yards, or growing vegetables to eat and preserve. But what about growing plants for healing…

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Gardening with Native Plants |

Gardening with Native Plants

May 7, 2021 |

Have you ever tried gardening with native plants? Did you know that in addition to beautifying your garden, native plants can help improve the environment, support biodiversity, and attract birds…

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How to Create a Pollinator-Friendly Garden |

How to Create a Pollinator-Friendly Garden

May 4, 2021 |

Spring is here, and many of us are finally starting to plan out our gardens! If you’re looking to switch things up this year, you could try planting a pollinator…

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“Green” Your Spring Cleaning Routine

April 9, 2021 |

Spring is in the air and you know what that means…spring cleaning! But have you ever wondered how to make your cleaning routine more environmentally friendly? Read on to find…

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Self-Care: Looking After Your Mind, Body & Soul | FWIO

Self-Care: Looking After Your Mind, Body & Soul

March 9, 2021 |

Self-care is about so much more than just the occasional treat. It’s about taking good care of yourself – your mind, body, and soul.

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A Brief History of Afternoon Tea | FWIO

A Brief History of Afternoon Tea

March 2, 2021 |

A brief history of afternoon tea including low tea, high tea, fashion and two of our favourite tea-worthy recipes.

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Hygge and the Art of Coziness | FWIO

Hygge and the Art of Coziness

February 25, 2021 |

Hygge is about focusing on small things that really matter, enjoying time spent with friends and family, and appreciating the good things.

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