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USA Vs. CANADA : Coronavirus Response
Better Health / Canada / The Wedge

USA Vs. CANADA : Coronavirus Response

USA (starts at 42:41): Solid action throughout the press conference today. Must listen. Vice-President Pence opened with, “By the end of this week there will be more than 4 million more tests made available…,” “[top health insurance companies…will carry the costs of all coronavirus treatment…]” The actions by the Coronavirus Task Force are surgical and … Continue reading

Corona Beer Takes Huge Hit From Pandemic Hysteria
Ontario / Smiths Falls / The Wedge

Corona Beer Takes Huge Hit From Pandemic Hysteria

By Phil Anders for theWedge.LIVE The progressive corporation that dominates in alcohol beverages, Constellation Brands, is suffering from irrational behavior. It’s bestselling Corona beer is a popular, much loved brand, especially by yours truly. 38% of Americans surveyed (by CNN)  “would not under any circumstances,” buy the beer because of the corona virus. I wonder … Continue reading

Saskatchewan Winning The War Against Mussels
Saskatchewan / The Wedge

Saskatchewan Winning The War Against Mussels

By theWedge.LIVE Saskatchewan has overcome a pesky invasive specie in its waters; but, it is never-ending. These invasive species severely affect aquatic habitat, fisheries, watercraft and even water generation. It’s a problem across the Western provinces. Environment Minister Dustin Duncan introduced the Government of Saskatchewan’s new Aquatic Invasive Species Strategy during an address to the … Continue reading

Manitoba’s Flood Mitigation Delivers Good News For Spring
Manitoba / The Wedge / Winnipeg

Manitoba’s Flood Mitigation Delivers Good News For Spring

By theWedge.LIVE In its February 27 Outlook Report prepared by the Hydrologic Forecast Centre of Manitoba Infrastructure reports the risk of major spring flooding in most Manitoba basins is low. The risk of major spring flooding is low for the Assiniboine River, Souris River, Qu’Appelle River and Saskatchewan River. The risk of major flooding is … Continue reading

Heron Voyeurs Flock To Stanley Park : Courting, Mating, Feeding and Fighting
British Columbia / The Wedge / Vancouver

Heron Voyeurs Flock To Stanley Park : Courting, Mating, Feeding and Fighting

By theWedge.LIVE Bird watching is one thing, but the large Pacific Great Blue Herons is a whole other visual and auditory experience. Add this stop to your weekend “what to do list.” And bring your camera. They’re back at Stanley Park, Vancouver, for the 20th consecutive year. It seems this place is their version of … Continue reading

Celebrating The End of Oil?
ALBERTA / Canada / Climate Science / The Wedge

Celebrating The End of Oil?

By theWedge.LIVE The global campaign to demonize fossil fuels continues unabated–and well-funded. Will Canada be its first casualty? While dialoguing with experts on the great collision, “climate change” head-on with fossil fuels, we mused on a world without the latter. In other words, those who aim to end oil and gas have succeeded and there … Continue reading

Four Alberta MPs Prime Secession With Thirteen Page Declaration
ALBERTA / The Wedge

Four Alberta MPs Prime Secession With Thirteen Page Declaration

By Maggie M, Editor, Wedgee-in-Chief, theWedge.LIVE A surprising, bold step was taken yesterday, February 20, 2020, by Calgary MP Michelle Rempel. Alberta is abuzz with Rempel’s broadcasting of the Buffalo Declaration, a thirteen-page document fleshing out treatment of Alberta as a “colony” by the Trudeau federal administration and long overdue action. (Buffalo was the name … Continue reading

First Ever For Yukon
Creative Arts / The Wedge / Yukon

First Ever For Yukon

By Charlotte Peridot for theWedge.LIVE It’s a first for the Yukon Territory and frankly, pretty exciting from a place who’s pristine nature overcomes all narratives–except of course its Klondike Gold Rush. This journey travels deep into Yukon minds, specifically those of authors and writers. The Commissioner of Yukon announces The Borealis Prize to be presented … Continue reading

Ontario Wine Growers Get Boost & Valentine’s Day Choice
Food / Love Month / Ontario / The Wedge

Ontario Wine Growers Get Boost & Valentine’s Day Choice

By Phil Anders for theWedge.LIVE On this Valentine’s Day 2020 much wine will be poured. It is the lovers’ elixir. Ontario has an important role in its production. We have watched the Niagara and Prince Edward County regions grow into mature destinations for wine growers and wineries. Surprisingly, there are many isolated vineyards dotted throughout … Continue reading

Manitoba Celebrates 150 Year Old Family Farms
Farming / Manitoba / The Wedge

Manitoba Celebrates 150 Year Old Family Farms

By Dieter Gruntam for theWedge.LIVE First it was 100 years, “Century Farms.” Then 125, “Heritage Farms.” Now Manitoba celebrates its 150th with its cherished farmers yet again, “Legacy Farms.” The Tamarack family farm in Erickson, Manitoba, is relatively small. They grow quinoa and livestock. They are a second generation farm started in the 70s surely … Continue reading

Tragedy Leads Westport Creative To Ponder Closure
Ontario / The Wedge / Westport

Tragedy Leads Westport Creative To Ponder Closure

By Maggie M, Editor, Publisher, theWedge.LIVE Elizabeth Hess is a creative force in the small–yet world renown–village of Westport, Ontario. She operates the Creative Gardens off of its main street, a shop and atelier for her floral creations. Hess was working on a stellar Valentine’s Day campaign and her telescopic mind was also percolating on … Continue reading

Granville Bridge Evolving Into a Spectacular Vancouver Attraction
British Columbia / The Wedge / Vancouver

Granville Bridge Evolving Into a Spectacular Vancouver Attraction

By MAGGIE M, Editor, theWedge.LIVE I walked the Granville Bridge last November with difficulty. It’s high up and accordingly, it triggered serious vertigo in my stride. While I felt the pull from the depths of the Burrard Inlet below me, I was staying close to the handrail to brace myself and avoid vehicles careening toward … Continue reading

Skating Trails Answer to Winter Woes : Saskatchewan Leads
Saskatchewan / The Wedge

Skating Trails Answer to Winter Woes : Saskatchewan Leads

By Millie Love for theWedge.LIVE Imagine tranquil skating in a forested park–non-stop. No boards to hit, no crowds to topple over. Just peaceful, smooth sailing among snow covered trees, birds chirping and the odd deer at play. Plowing and icing trails in parks and seasonal places offers a unique day for families and friends–and an … Continue reading

Beautiful Manitoba Joins the Wedge National Roll-out
Manitoba / The Wedge / Winnipeg

Beautiful Manitoba Joins the Wedge National Roll-out

By theWedge.LIVE The Forks shown above is located at the joining of two rivers in Winnipeg, the Red and Assiniboine rivers. It has long been a traditional meeting place–6,000 years–for locals and visitors alike. It was once an abandoned railyard. Now it’s a major tourist destination. That’s re-purposing on a grand scale. It is also … Continue reading

AMA Alberta gets 30,700 roadside calls in 3 days : Emergency Help Here
ALBERTA / The Wedge

AMA Alberta gets 30,700 roadside calls in 3 days : Emergency Help Here

By theWedge.LIVE The Alberta Motor Association is receiving a lot of media inquiries, the Wedge among them. The cold snap -40 and lower is causing batteries to fail. Since Sunday, they have received 30,700 roadside calls due to extreme cold across the province.  That’s six times the usual volume of calls. Makes you wonder about … Continue reading

11th Saskatchewanderer To Roll Out This February
Saskatchewan / The Wedge / Tourism

11th Saskatchewanderer To Roll Out This February

By Millie Love For theWedge.LIVE Zane Buchanan visited 71 locations, 83 events, over 172 days on the road in 2019, clocking 48,500 kms in that charming branded vehicle–all in Saskatchewan. It was the 10th year Saskatchewan funded a chosen Wanderer for a journey sponsored by CAA. Now the province seeks its 11th intrepid Marco-Polo-styled explorer. … Continue reading

B.C. Defies The Odds Again With Lowest Unemployment in Canada
British Columbia / Good News / The Wedge

B.C. Defies The Odds Again With Lowest Unemployment in Canada

By Dieter Gruntam for theWedge.LIVE “The December labour market report closes out the 2019 year showing a resilient economy in British Columbia despite uncertainty around the globe,” states Bruce Ralston, Minister of Jobs, Trade and Technology. The spokesperson for the Ministry reports to the Wedge: The leading sectors for employment in December compared to last … Continue reading

Ontario To See Major Sports Events in 2020
Kingston / Ontario / Ottawa / Sports / The Wedge

Ontario To See Major Sports Events in 2020

By Gracie Griffon for theWedge.LIVE Province Helping Support Canadian Athletes and Boost Local Economies Ontario is attracting more national and international sport events to the province. This smart move will allow the province to showcase its exceptional athletic talent. The really good news is these events will increase economic activity and boost tourism. Lisa MacLeod, … Continue reading

Kenney and Freeland Meet in Calgary on Alberta’s “Urgent Need”
ALBERTA / Calgary / The Wedge

Kenney and Freeland Meet in Calgary on Alberta’s “Urgent Need”

By Maggie M, Publisher, Editor, theWedge.LIVE As many of our readers and visitors know, the Wedge is rolling-out nationally, now covering B.C.. Alberta, Saskatchewan as well as Ontario. (Provinces will be added progressively.) We launched our new national video channel “The Wedge” today with this January 7th event in Calgary: a third meeting between Alberta … Continue reading

Ontario investing in its far North Connecting Communities
Northern Ontario / Ontario / The Wedge

Ontario investing in its far North Connecting Communities

By Phil Anders for theWedge.LIVE Christmas came a little early for remote communities of Northern Ontario. Ontario’s government is connecting remote communities and creating opportunities for economic development by investing in the 2019-20 winter roads program. On December 20, Greg Rickford, Minister of Energy, Northern Development and Mines and Minister of Indigenous Affairs, announced over … Continue reading

“Twas The Night Before Hibernation” and World’s Biggest T-Rex “Scotty”
Entertainment / Regina / Saskatchewan / The Wedge / Tourism

“Twas The Night Before Hibernation” and World’s Biggest T-Rex “Scotty”

By Millie Love for theWedge.LIVE His name is Scotty. You would think the biggest T.rex in the world would have a more intuitive name like “Chomper.” Why not Reginald so Regina could own this claim-to-fame indelibly? The humour is not lost on this writer. The Royal Saskatchewan Museum is where Scotty makes his home. He … Continue reading

Ottawa’s Boxing Week Bonanza : Carbon Hike on “everything”
ALBERTA / Canada / Ontario / Saskatchewan / The Wedge

Ottawa’s Boxing Week Bonanza : Carbon Hike on “everything”

By MAGGIE M, Editor, Publisher, Wedgee-in-Chief, theWedge.LIVE “The carbon tax will raise the price of everything,” spokesperson Jonah Mozeson, Senior Press Secretary, Justice and Solicitor General, Alberta, said today. It’s hitting all Canadians’ home heating and gas at the tanks on January 1, 2020. As we all know from experience, a hike on transportation costs … Continue reading

Three Lip-Smacking Vancouver Charmers
British Columbia / The Wedge / Vancouver

Three Lip-Smacking Vancouver Charmers

By MAGGIE M, Editor, Publisher, Wedgee-in-Chief, theWedge.LIVE On my recent jaunt through Vancouver and North Vancouver some places remain on my palate’s memory. Two places in comely Kerrisdale deserve special mention and another in North Vancouver. HONOLULU COFFEE At Honolulu Coffee  2098 41st Ave West, you place your order to a smiling barista. There’s no … Continue reading

Canada’s Economic Suicide Driven By Utter Ignorance
ALBERTA / Canada / The Wedge

Canada’s Economic Suicide Driven By Utter Ignorance

By theWedge.LIVE Today, the Government of Alberta announced the launch of the Canadian Energy Centre, Downtown Calgary. The Canadian Press feigned to name it in its release today, the “war centre”; this toys with the Centre’s profound aim to inform the public about the pervasive use of fossil fuels by everyone, even climate activists. Our … Continue reading

Skycutting in Calgary : Beautiful Shards
ALBERTA / Calgary / The Wedge / Tourism

Skycutting in Calgary : Beautiful Shards

By theWedge.LIVE Some urban centres deserve a place at the beauties’ table. Their architecture, shapes and surfaces, and their juxtaposition can inspire awe. Calgary may rank among the most beautiful in North America. “Skycutting” is our word for these towering architectural shards that pierce the sky in our photos. The sky is the architects’ canvas. … Continue reading

Alberta’s Big Snip : Historical First Moving Quickly
ALBERTA / The Wedge

Alberta’s Big Snip : Historical First Moving Quickly

By MAGGIE M, Editor, Publisher, Wedgee-in-Chief It’s conceivably a first. That old idiom, ‘cutting red tape,’ is a sporting political talking point, but not under Premier Kenney. In Alberta, it’s law. Bill 4, the Red Tape Reduction Act, received Royal Assent on June 28th this year. The scissors are aimed at one-third of regulations across … Continue reading

Granville Island Magnetizes Masses Still
British Columbia / The Wedge / Vancouver

Granville Island Magnetizes Masses Still

By MAGGIE M, Editor, Publisher, Wedgee-in-Chief, theWedge.LIVE Is there any place like Granville Island in North America? I think not. Life under the Granville Street Bridge on Granville Island, Vancouver, bristles with creativity and culture. It’s a departure from the squalor below many urban bridges in the Western world. Charming shops, galleries, artists in studio, … Continue reading

Bruce Linton 2.0
Ontario / Smiths Falls / The Wedge

Bruce Linton 2.0

By MAGGIE M, Editor, Publisher, Wedgee-in-Chief, theWedge.LIVE “Hey Maggie! your lights are still on,” Bruce Linton noticed as I unloaded my equipment from my ol’ clunker to capture his latest building project. It’s pure Linton. He notices small things. He spoke of small details many times as I visited Canopy for media events, the light … Continue reading

Our Sweetest Couple : Thankful and Giving in Smiths Falls
Food / Ontario / Smiths Falls / The Wedge

Our Sweetest Couple : Thankful and Giving in Smiths Falls

By MAGGIE M, Editor, Publisher, Wedgee-in-Chief, theWedge.LIVE We huddled near the Thanksgiving end-aisle, our voices down to a low pitch, Wanita  Andress, Dan Andress, and this writer. We dug into our collective treasury of heartfelt expressions for the days coming. It was not easy in a sea of cheezy options. How can you transmit profound … Continue reading

The Wedge Winter Tour Kicks-Off December 21, 2019
Christmas / The Wedge / Tourism / What To Do

The Wedge Winter Tour Kicks-Off December 21, 2019

By theWedge.LIVE For the first time in our history we are getting on the road non-stop to visit endless locations. We start December 21st. Maggie M could be spotted selling Christmas trees and serving eggnog at kick-off. It will be like a campaign tour except, featuring you, your village, your town, your city, your stories, … Continue reading

Ontario Photo Traveled Around the Globe : A follow-up
Ontario / Opinion / The Wedge

Ontario Photo Traveled Around the Globe : A follow-up

Phil Anders for theWedge.LIVE The world watched yesterday as these young Antifa activists assaulted an elderly woman screaming as loudly as lungs would permit, “Nazi scum,” inches from her ears, and blocking her way into hearing a federal candidate. The world did not side with the activists. The overwhelming dread at the video captured gives … Continue reading

Kemptville Community Grocer Turns Into Disney Set
Kemptville / Ontario / The Wedge

Kemptville Community Grocer Turns Into Disney Set

By Maggie M, Editor, Wedgee-in-Chief, theWedge.LIVE “Jim, there’s a hole in your strawberry merchandising,” I alerted Jim Beveridge, owner of B & H Your Community Grocer in Kemptville when I attended to cover this unique event. “Yes, a woman ate a strawberry from a basket and then announced she was allergic to strawberries,” Beveridge replied … Continue reading

First Bus Stop On First School Day In Smiths Falls
Food / Ontario / Smiths Falls / The Wedge

First Bus Stop On First School Day In Smiths Falls

By MAGGIE M, Editor, Wedgee-in-Chief, theWedge.LIVE It’s that romantic time of the year again–that time when children leave the nest each day to progress in life. It’s back-to-school time. For many parents, parting is sweet sorrow. Sniff. Sniff. The moment is well-captured by Wanita and Dan Andress now grandparents and empty-nesters. They stocked the yellow … Continue reading

Chase Bank Wiped Out Canadians’ Credit Card Debt
BIG NEWS / The Wedge

Chase Bank Wiped Out Canadians’ Credit Card Debt

by theWedge.LIVE We read this from other sources last week, but now venerable news source Bloomberg confirms. This is news of biblical scale (customary to forgive debt among Hebrews every seven years.) “Financial institutions are capable of forgiveness,” letters to cardholders confirmed. All card carriers have received their good news letter. The card is no … Continue reading

All Businesses on Notice with Local Launch of Amazon
Business / Ottawa

All Businesses on Notice with Local Launch of Amazon

By theWedge.LIVE Articles in print, announcements on the airwaves and social media are abuzz with Amazon’s sparkling, new distribution centre just east of Ottawa in Carlsbad Springs. They actually fulfilled their first order in July. They didn’t launch on time but rather, early. So Amazon-like surprising us with speed. OttawaMatters.com just went live with this … Continue reading

Smarmy Tomato And A Few Fruits On The Cutting Board
Food / Smiths Falls / The Wedge

Smarmy Tomato And A Few Fruits On The Cutting Board

By MAGGIE M, Editor, Wedgee-in-Chief, theWedge.LIVE “It looks like my own hands!,” blurted Wanita Andress. It’s indeed a “slight of hands,” the ones cutting strawberries in the image above. More accurately, they appear attached to the gaseous, smarmy tomato on the couple’s left. Either way, this is a classic photo-fail. Hysterically, the Andress’ seem to … Continue reading

Ranch of Wonders : The Wedge’s Top Day Trip This Month
Attractions / Kemptville / What To Do

Ranch of Wonders : The Wedge’s Top Day Trip This Month

By MAGGIE M, Editor, Wedgee-in-Chief, theWedge.LIVE It was a “feels-like-40” morning when we visited Big Sky Ranch on the Eastern edge of Kemptville. This animal sanctuary surprised us from the moment we drove up the shaded drive. The grounds were beautiful, well-kept, for a large retinue of surprising residents. Our first encounter with a few … Continue reading

Come Together, Right Now, Over Meat
Food / Smiths Falls / The Wedge

Come Together, Right Now, Over Meat

By MAGGIE M, Editor, Wedgee-in-Chief, theWedge.LIVE “You’re gonna sing with Joe,” I directed. “No way!,” the Andress couple answered in chorus. “Don’t worry there’s no sound in a photo,” I replied without eye-rolling. In no time flat they joined Joe Murphy, Manager of SAP, full-bore. They clearly enjoyed their karaoke moment, long after the camera … Continue reading

Global Organization Honours Five Outstanding Women in Leeds Grenville
Brockville / Leeds Grenville / The Wedge

Global Organization Honours Five Outstanding Women in Leeds Grenville

By MAGGIE M, Editor, Wedgee-in-Chief, theWedge.LIVE Girls, girls, girls! A great event awakened us to the great works of Girls Inc. particularly the Leeds Grenville or “Upper Canada” chapter. It all started with our story about Heather Haynes, a renown artist in Gananoque and more noteably, an irrepressible humanitarian. Amanda Lecompte, Learning Resource Coach, South … Continue reading

Algorithm FAIL : NBA finals not trending on Twitter
Sports / Technology / The Wedge

Algorithm FAIL : NBA finals not trending on Twitter

By theWedge.LIVE Wuhhhhhh? The Trending hashtags/Tweets in the left column of Twitter today show zero NBA anything. NADA. Niente. Is Twitter concealing patriotism? A possible Canada win? Unity? It makes us Wedgees pause. The NBA reports its highest Canadian ratings ever. So wassup Twitter? The movie “Frozen” cannot possibly be trending higher. “Social media fatigue” … Continue reading

O Canada! Seen, heard and felt around the world
Sports / The Wedge

O Canada! Seen, heard and felt around the world

By MAGGIE M, Editor, Wedgee-in-Chief, theWedge.LIVE I was strangely moved. I sang. I raised my fist in glory. My eyes moistened. I am an avowed nationalist, patriot, deeply Canadian. We the little second largest nation in the world–the one who says “sorry” a lot–is standing strong and proud. Toronto’s Raptors vs. California’s Warriors have two … Continue reading

A Campus that isn’t : Kemptville evolving into Great Destination
Kemptville / The Wedge / Tourism

A Campus that isn’t : Kemptville evolving into Great Destination

By MAGGIE M, Editor, Wedgee-in-Chief, theWedge.LIVE It was a balmy Monday evening when the public coalesced in the gymnasium at Kemptville Campus. Attendees were eager to hear the town’s plans and share their own ideas and desires for this cherished destination. Mosquitoes dodged among us. Cameras whirled. Lemon water poured. Good humour hovered over the … Continue reading

Minutes from Home: Picnic, Canoe, Swim, Fish, Camp in the Wild
Kemptville / Ottawa / The Wedge / Tourism / What To Do

Minutes from Home: Picnic, Canoe, Swim, Fish, Camp in the Wild

By MAGGIE M, Editor, Wedgee-in-Chief, theWedge.LIVE I arrived at this long-planned destination, an oasis for nature-seekers looking for an escape from urban life. The gates were open. The warden was nowhere in sight; so, I sauntered in to capture its treasures. I was the lone blood sacrifice at the Rideau River Provincial Park, it seemed. … Continue reading

NASA patent for DEET expires today : It’s time for tick protection with permethrin
Better Health / The Wedge

NASA patent for DEET expires today : It’s time for tick protection with permethrin

By theWedge.LIVE Permethrin is widely used in United States unfettered by regulations and chemical lobbies. In Canada, it is still forbidden. Yet DEET which has been legal in brands like OFF!® by Johnson & Johnson (yep, the company that markets many toxins) is exponentially more toxic. It is also useless with ticks, that ignoble creature … Continue reading

Tulip Days in Mesmerizing Merrickville
Merrickville / The Wedge / Tourism

Tulip Days in Mesmerizing Merrickville

By MAGGIE M, Editor, Wedgee-in-Chief, theWedge.LIVE Subscribe upper-right and share bottom of story. When the wedge visited Merrickville last weekend it was yet another overcast day with a looming downpour. It collapsed just as we climbed into our vehicles. We released a collective “phew!” for the safety of our equipment. What’s a little rain when … Continue reading

5G Explodes Today : South Ontario is the global testing ground
BIG NEWS / Technology / The Wedge

5G Explodes Today : South Ontario is the global testing ground

By theWedge.LIVE The internet of things, artificial intelligence and the fastest internet speed gets global impetus here in Southern Ontario–today. We are the lab test. Announcement today by Minister of Infrastructure, Ontario, McNaughton. You can watch the video announcement on Twitter today: https://twitter.com/ONinfra The press conference was delivered from the remote village or Roseneath–there is … Continue reading

Favorite Ottawa trail submerged
Ottawa / The Wedge / Tourism

Favorite Ottawa trail submerged

By MAGGIE M, Editor, Wedgee-in-Chief, East Ontario Trekker, theWedge.LIVE I was surprised and forlorn to find my favorite trail in Ottawa submerged. I had walked its sinuous pavement a few years ago with family members. Many cyclists, pedestrians, and joggers also enjoyed this trail. “NCC (National Capital Commission) repairs the Trans Canadian Trail every year … Continue reading

“The Most Beautiful Place in Canada,” Princess Louise
History / The Wedge / Tourism

“The Most Beautiful Place in Canada,” Princess Louise

By MAGGIE M, Editor, Wedgee-in-Chief, East Ontario Trekker The royal was reportedly elated. “It’s the most beautiful place in Canada,” Princess Louise, Daughter of Queen Victoria, had said while visiting Jones Falls, Ontario. I have heard similar effusive remarks in the last few years from a number of visitors and Parks Canada employees. “You have … Continue reading

Monday Mirth : Affordable Housing Post That Made My Mascara Run
Comedy / The Wedge

Monday Mirth : Affordable Housing Post That Made My Mascara Run

By MAGGIE M, Editor, Wedgee-in-Chief, East Ontario Trekker Sometimes, especially on Mondays, I venture out to see what our comrads are doing in the live publishing world. Well, BlogTO knocks it out-of-da-park again. I love this site. I happened on this listing, “Rental of the Week.” It is a tragic reflection of our urgent affordable … Continue reading

Free and Fabulous : Seven 2-Hour Treks Close To Home
Attractions / The Wedge / Tourism / What To Do

Free and Fabulous : Seven 2-Hour Treks Close To Home

By MAGGIE M, Editor, Wedgee-in-Chief, and East Ontario Trekker 🚘 SHARE buttons at story’s end O! the darling buds of May. Wait, it’s still April. Beat the overcast-cool-weather-blues, throw on your jackets and pile in the car. Go! You may still require a pair of mucky-muck boots or shoes to explore our region. It’s epic … Continue reading

Social Fail of The Year : Company Self-Immolates Attacking Masculinity
Opinion / The Wedge

Social Fail of The Year : Company Self-Immolates Attacking Masculinity

By Maggie M, Editor, Wedgee-in-Chief, theWedge.LIVE People are growing tired of being lectured to. Virtue signalling is beginning to backfire. It seems brands have also shifted their narrative from manufactured value wrapped in emotional narratives to espousing strange principles, or worse, social politics. When a company which produces commoditized little pieces of steel, Gillette, attempts … Continue reading

Two Bunnies, a Basket of Chicks and a Pig of Doubtful Character
Food / Smiths Falls / The Wedge

Two Bunnies, a Basket of Chicks and a Pig of Doubtful Character

By MAGGIE M, Editor, Wedgee-in-Chief, theWedge.LIVE The Andress team at YIG Smiths Falls crouched like bunnies among blooming hydrangeas for the wedge. We opted to leave the floppy ears out lest they add unintended meaning. So the romance endures. Dan offered his bunny-ette, Wanita, a basket spilling over with artificial grass, furry chicks that wind … Continue reading

The End of Driving in Ontario : What’s Behind Road Planning
BIG NEWS / Smiths Falls / Technology / The Wedge

The End of Driving in Ontario : What’s Behind Road Planning

By MAGGIE M, Editor, Wedgee-in-Chief, theWedge.LIVE The years 2019 up to 2030 will be remembered less as “disruptive”–the mot-du-jour among silicon seers–than as destructive. We are on the eve of an accelerated, deliberate collapse of the automotive and oil industries–and almost countless ancillary manufacturing and auto services that feed off of these industries. “By 2030 … Continue reading

Canadians Hurtling Toward Extinction
Better Health / BIG NEWS / Family / The Wedge

Canadians Hurtling Toward Extinction

By Jessica Foley, Columnist, theWedge.LIVE ❤️ TO SHARE click icons at story’s end Princess Diana once said, “Family is the most important thing.” The Canadian family has shifted dramatically since the loss of our precious royal. Unsettling reports now reveal the Canadian population is in danger of extinction. This is not sensationalism. It’s a fact–and … Continue reading

Andress Hits Italian and Irish High Notes
Food / Smiths Falls / The Wedge

Andress Hits Italian and Irish High Notes

By MAGGIE M, Editor, Wedgee-in-Chief, theWedge.LIVE ❤️ TO SHARE click icons at story’s end. “It’s Dino,” Steve Akeson identified the Italian crooner on his little radio. It added to the mood for this “Cheese Wheel Pasta” event. “The highlight of my career,” he adds. Akeson has been the tasting event “Maestro” for some time at … Continue reading

Cosmopolitan Carleton Place : 7-Visits Marathon
Carleton Place / Restaurants / Shops / The Wedge / Where to eat / Where to stay

Cosmopolitan Carleton Place : 7-Visits Marathon

By MAGGIE M, Editor, Wedgee-in-Chief, theWedge.LIVE 💜 SHARE buttons at story’s end I fiddled awhile searching for a descriptive for this town with a musical name. I settled on “cosmopolitan.”  It may be a town by size, but it is worldly. Carleton Place business leaders are affable, cultured, rich in talent and evidently, deep-thinkers. A … Continue reading

“The War Of The Roads” rages in Smiths Falls while revelations emerge.
Smiths Falls / Technology / The Wedge

“The War Of The Roads” rages in Smiths Falls while revelations emerge.

By MAGGIE M, Editor, Wedgee-in-Chief, theWedge.LIVE Late Monday afternoons in downtown Smiths Falls are no longer peaceful. Locals, citizens and business owners, flank both sides of Beckwith Street with placards, bullhorns and shouts mere feet from municipal buildings at the onset of council meetings. Cars honk their horns almost without cease passing through in a … Continue reading

First Snoop, Now Martha : It’s A Canopy Thing
Better Health / Smiths Falls / The Wedge

First Snoop, Now Martha : It’s A Canopy Thing

by MAGGIE M, Editor, Wedgee-in-Chief, theWedge.LIVE The working partnership between Snoop Dogg and Martha Stewart dating back  a few years was to put it mildly, counter-intuitive. It came as no surprise that one of Canopy Growth’s most renown shareholders would become the bridge in a deal with Martha. The style impresario brings her excellence to … Continue reading

Canopy Zigzags Toward Big Growth
Better Health / Business / Good News / Smiths Falls / The Wedge

Canopy Zigzags Toward Big Growth

By MAGGIE M, Editor, Wedgee-in-Chief, theWedge.LIVE It was moments before midnight on Valentine’s Day when the widely awaited earnings missive from Canopy Growth arrived in our mailboxes–all sixteen pages. I read the good news. Top line revenues were impressive with the lion’s share coming from domestic recreational buyers. Canopy’s third quarter sales exceeded expectations–by 282%. … Continue reading

World Needs More Break-Ups
Business / Opinion / The Wedge

World Needs More Break-Ups

By Maggie M, Editor, Wedgee-in-Chief, theWedge.LIVE I woke this morning to an article extolling the virtues of mergers with ten recommendations. I almost spit my coffee. The first and most revolting acquisition recommended by Marketwatch writer, Jeff Reeves, was Amazon of Netflix. Let me make myself perfectly clear. The business world needs break-ups, not mergers–especially … Continue reading

Shiverfest Pot Shots and Stone Sliders : Great Day
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Shiverfest Pot Shots and Stone Sliders : Great Day

By MAGGIE M, Editor, Wedgee-in-Chief, theWedge.LIVE 💙 SHARE by clicking icons at story’s end “That’s all?,” I asked Grace Thrasher, President, Manotick Village and Community Association, after she spooned a little of her delicious chili into my bowl. My neurons had not yet fired that I was attending a tasting event; hence, the small portions. … Continue reading

Netflix Review : Maggie’s Pick ★★★★★
Entertainment / Food / Netflix Reviews / The Wedge

Netflix Review : Maggie’s Pick ★★★★★

By Maggie M, Wedgee-in-Chief, Editor, theWedge.LIVE I write this on snowpocalypse, Sunday, January 20th, for good reason. People are marooned not wishing to brave knee-deep snow. It’s time to enjoy cheerful, high-quality entertainment. If you have not done so yet it may be time to sign-up with Netflix as it the most affordable entertainment on … Continue reading

“No Rum” Smoothie Fest at Andress YIG Smiths Falls
Better Health / Food / The Wedge

“No Rum” Smoothie Fest at Andress YIG Smiths Falls

by MAGGIE M, Editor, Wedgee-in-Chief, theWedge.LIVE I topped off another insane week with fun at Andress Your Independent Grocer visiting the smooth foodie at the Tasting Hut namely Steve Akeson. The place just hops on Friday afternoons–literally. Customers have a bounce in their step and smiles on their face. They all seem familiar with Akeson. … Continue reading

Devices and Facebook likened to Opioids : Depression, Suicide, Opting Out
Opinion / Technology / The Wedge

Devices and Facebook likened to Opioids : Depression, Suicide, Opting Out

By MAGGIE M, Wedgee-in-Chief, Editor, theWedge.LIVE ❤️ TO SHARE click icons at story’s end The studies are piling up and it’s not good. Increasingly, they report screen-time is an addiction. Depression and suicide are increasing among the millennials and youths who spend most of their time on their devices. No age group is untouched further … Continue reading