The Night Watch: November

This month look up for a Sun Dog, a Moon Halo, a Leonid Meteor, and the Full Frosty Moon. Sun Dogs If you’re used to checking out the sky whether it’s day or night, you may have spotted some apparently stray pieces of rainbow near the sun in the late afternoons and around sunset in October. This was a good…

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Tick Tock: Art Review

14 September – 25 November, 2012 | The Clock at The Power Plant, 231 Queens Quay West Toronto Curiosity impelled me to visit the current Power Plant exhibition by international sound and video artist Christian Marclay. Called a masterpiece, it is a 24-hour, looped, single-channel video composed of film clips that show the time, minute by minute and hour by…

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As it Were: McLaughlin Band Shell

“Get the best architect, build the band shell, and send me the bill,” said R.S. McLaughlin when the Oshawa Civic Band needed a home. The McLaughlin Band Shell has been an important part of Oshawa’s cultural community since 1942. Dream about warmer weather with us as we look back at the origins of this popular summer hot spot. A popular…

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Thrifting in Whitby: Penney & Company

Take a guided tour of local thrift shops from treasure hunter and gatherer Alessia Churcher. We were sad to see that Elaine’s, which we profiled last month in this column, has closed its doors. We miss our favourite shops like we miss good friends. But so life goes. While nothing will ever replace Elaine’s, we were delighted to visit a…

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