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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...

Answers to Diana’s Quiz – June 9, 2012

A sword Iceland  The Holy Island of  Lindisfarne It is a primitive arachnid Gaius Petronius Arbiter, known as Petronius    

Diana’s Quiz – June 9, 2012

Of what weapon is the foible a part?  Which country uses only green,  renewable energy, with no nuclear, gas or fossil fuel  sources? Where did...

Answers to Diana’s Quiz – June 2, 2012

The Eiffel Towel  United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization Wayne Gretzky, with 894. Second most: Gordie Howe The Walther PPK The clarinet

Diana’s Quiz – June 2, 2012

What was the tallest structure in the world 100 years ago? What does UNESCO stand for? Which hockey player has till now scored the...

Answers to Diana’s Quiz May 26, 2012

1.The Fantasticks, which ran off Broadway for 17,162 shows over 42 years 2. It is the phonetic translation of ''quelque chose'' 3. Feist 4. Nanisivik, Nunavut 5. Howard Engel of Toronto

Diana’s Quiz May 26, 2012

1. What is the longest running English language musical?    2. From what French phrase does the word ''kickshaw'', meaning ''delicacy'' or ''trinket'' derive?   3. Who won...

Diana’s Quiz – May 19, 2012

 1. What hostelry advertises and prides itself as being "The Worst Hotel in the World"? 2. What is a palimpsest? 3. What is a gerund?  4....

Answers to Diana’s Quiz – May 12, 2012

South America, formerly Dutch Guiana. Fred Wah Lacrosse the 13th day of most months, originallly thought to have been the day of the full moon. In only...

Diana’s Quiz – May 12, 2012

Where is Surinam, and what was its former name? Who is Canada's current poet laureate? Besides hockey, what is the other national sport of Canada?  On...

Diana’s quiz answers May 5, 2012

1. Ellen Fairclough   2.. Mount Aconcagua in Argentina at   3. From the Roman god Cupid.   4. Asta, a wire-haired fox terrier   5. St. Lucia. Sir Arthur Lewis, 1979,...

Diana’s quiz – May 5, 2012

1. Who was the first female member of the Canadian cabinet?   2. What is the highest mountain in the Americas?   3. Where does the word "kewpie"...

Answers to April 28 quiz

Winnipeg, Manitoba. However, the coldest recorded temperature in Canada was at Mayo, Yukon, with on February 3, 1947, at -62.2C.  Kazakhstan  Higher and Higher, in...

Answers to April 21 quiz

1. Ellen Fairclough   2.. Mount Aconcagua in Argentina   3. From the Roman god Cupid.   4. Asta, a wire-haired fox terrier   5. St. Lucia. Sir Arthur Lewis, 1979, economics,...

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