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Reflections from the Swamp Dear Reader Happy Canada Day! Last...

Yard of the Week: June 29 2022

From the Almonte & District Horticultural Society: Beautifully...

Quinoa-Lentil Salad with Grilled Halloumi

by Susan Hanna This recipe adapted from Food...

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Answers to Diana’s Quiz – June 25, 2022

by Diana Filer 1.  Auston Matthews, an American, is an alternate captain for the Toronto Maple Leafs hockey team.  He has just this week won the Hart Trophy as the...

Diana’s Quiz – June 25, 2022

by Diana Filer 1.  Who is Auston Matthews? 2.  Which NATO country has no army of its own? 3.  Who is the author of the book entitled 'The Strange Case of Dr...

Answers to Diana’s Quiz – June 18, 2022

by Diana Filer 1  Norma McCorvey was the Texan woman who became the original 'Jane Roe' in the 1973 landmark legal case, 'Roe vs Wade'.  Wade was the real name...

Diana’s Quiz – March 19, 2022

by Diana Filer 1.  What is the world's largest ethnic group by population? 2.  Lviv was once the major cultural and economic centre of which country? 3. ...

Answers to Diana’s Quiz – March 12, 2022

by Diana Filer 1.  Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania are the countries known as the Baltic States, bordering on that sea. 2.  The Chancellor of Germany since...

Diana’s Quiz – March 12, 2022

by Diana Filer 1.  What are known as the Baltic States? 2.  Who is the Chancellor of Germany? 3. The movie Raging Bull starring Robert deNiro was...

Answers to Diana’s Quiz – March 5, 2022

by Diana Filer 1.  A supernova is an exploding star....the largest explosion that takes place in space. 2.  The distress call 'Mayday' is the phonetic equivalent...

Diana’s Quiz – March 5, 2022

by Diana Filer 1.  What is a supernova? 2.  What is the origin of the term 'Mayday'? 3.  Where does the Gulf Stream originate? 4.  Who is the...

Answers to Diana’s Quiz – February 26, 2022

by Diana Filer 1.  The Emergencies Act, passed in 1988, and used for the first time by Justin Trudeau this February, replaced the War Measures...

Diana’s Quiz – February 26, 2022

By Diana Filer 1.  How many times has the Emergencies Act been used? 2.  What is an irredentist? 3.  How many countries are there in Africa? 4.  Name...

Answers to Diana’s Quiz – February 19, 2022

by Diana Filer 1.  This year's Best Picture nominees at the Oscars are: Don't Look Up, Coda, Belfast, Drive My Car and Dune....this last directed by...

Diana’s Quiz – February 19, 2022

by Diana Filer 1.  Name one of the movies nominated for "Best Picture'' at this year's upcoming Academy Awards. 2.  Gotham is a nickname for New...

Answers to Diana’s Quiz – February 12, 2022

by Diana Filer 1.  Max Parrot won a gold medal for slope style at the Tokyo Olympics last week, despite some controversy. 2.  The last Indian...

Diana’s Quiz – February 12, 2022

by Diana Filer 1.  Which Canadian has won Canada's first gold medal at these 2022 Olympics in Tokyo? 2.  In what year was the last Indian...

Answers to Diana’s Quiz: February 5 2022

by Diana Filer A cenacle is a dining room, especially on an upper floor, as was The Last Supper. The Olympic ring colours are...

Diana’s Quiz – February 5, 2022

by Diana Filer What is a cenacle? What are the colours of the Olympic rings? What does the acronym CRISPR represent? Which bodily organ...

Answers to Diana’s Quiz – January 29, 2022

by Diana Filer 1.  Tet will be on February 1st this year on our calendar.  It shares the date as the beginning of the Vietnamese...

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