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On February 28, 2018, Ontario Power Generation station was scheduled to have the towers demolished, and what a sight it was! It was a beautiful day with clear skies, albeit windy (but when isn’t it windy on Lake Erie?). I took to the skies with my Phantom 3 and captured this bit of video, so if you wanted to see it, but didn’t get the chance, here you go!

The closing of this plant has been a point of controversy, but witnessing an event like this is without a doubt a pretty spectacular sight to behold.

 

Thanks for watching, and let me know what you think!

I sat for a while trying to come up with a witty title for this entry, and finally decided…why? I’ll just call it exactly what it is, and what it is is fresh, fun, and a welcome addition to the beautiful town of Waterford. (more…)

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It’s a fact. Winning just makes you feel better. And it doesn’t even matter what you win, just the simple fact that you’ve won something increases dopamine levels in your brain (take note  (more…)

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Ok, so it’s raining and not snowing, and the weather is milder than we’re used to.  But what is it that really makes the holiday feel like Christmas? A lot of people come to Simcoe to witness the lights (even without snow, they’re a sight to be held).  Scents are a huge thing…the smell of baking and roasting turkey or ham, for us it was putting up the very large Christmas tree and having the scent of pine fill our home.  But more than all of that, it’s the actions that we do. The heartfelt charity that reminds us that we’re all in this game together. So when I went in to pick up a few things at my local pharmacy, I was overwhelmed by what they were doing. (more…)

In Flanders FieldsThis day is particularly special to me.  I have experience and know several people, family included, that fought in the wars. Young men and women that worked harder than most of the current generation combined. Because they had to.                         They had to, knowing that if they did not succeed, then their children would not have the freedoms we so cherish and take for granted. (more…)

Liberal leader and incoming prime minister Justin Trudeau makes his way to the stage with wife Sophie Gregoire at Liberal party headquarters in Montreal early Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2015. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Liberal leader and incoming prime minister Justin Trudeau makes his way to the stage with wife Sophie Gregoire at Liberal party headquarters in Montreal early Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2015. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

In the aftermath of a federal election, lots of conversations have been spurred.  Some hopeful, some fearful.  I’ve spoken with some that are overjoyed, and I’ve heard hushed voices warning of dire things to come.  It was one conversation that sticks out in my mind though, and it’s one that I want to share (paraphrased, of course, and without naming names)…

Whether you support the Liberals or not, that is the party that as of November 4 will lead our country with a majority government.  The voice of Canada has spoken, and it has done so with (more…)

norfolk county fair 2015It’s that time of year again!  Who doesn’t love a county fair?  No one, that’s who!  And here in Simcoe, we have one of the biggest county fairs Ontario has to offer, the Norfolk County Fair.  It has everything you would expect a great county fair to have…carnival rides, carnival games, carnies, exhibitors, carnival food (can anybody say deep fried butter and chocolate covered bacon?).  There are nightly events, like the annual crash derby, the tractor pull, and there’s always a musical performance.

If you’re lucky, you’ll spot (more…)

I’ve been doing a lot more video editing with my virtual tours for homes that I list, so I thought instead of taking pictures this year at the Biker rally in Port Dover, I’d get video instead. Here are the results of what I captured. If you like what you see, hit that like button, and share it all over the place!

Whenever I have someone that is looking to buy a home in Port Dover, I always mention to them the rally that happens every Friday the 13th.  Where most understand after I explain it to them, there are still ones that give me a bit of a vacant acknowledgement, and I can tell that the pictures and my explanation just don’t convey what really goes down in our little fishing town.  So I made this video instead.  And I think it really captures the heart of the event!  Enjoy 🙂

Port Dover, Ontario. Friday the 13, 2014.

Ontario Election 2014I hope I’m not writing this too late for some people.  I’m sure that you all know that in a few days it’s time to go to the voting booth again (well, those of you in Ontario…), but have you made up your mind on who you want to vote for?  Are you planning on going at all?  Before you place the X beside a candidate, consider your options (and you might have options you didn’t even know about!) (more…)

gardenFinally!  With a few warm days, we’re really getting the itch for Spring, and who can blame anyone?  It’s been a rough winter…one that most of us weren’t prepared for.  Frost went deeper into the ground than it has in forever, snow kept piling up, the winds felt colder…all in all, I think we’re all ready for some sunshine and warmth.  And with the Spring, comes gardens!  After all, Norfolk County is considered “Ontario’s Garden”, the sign driving in says so!  I’ve spoken to a couple people who are experts in this, and I’ve had a hand in outside gardening for a while now myself.  Here are some tips you might want to consider… (more…)