Smiths Falls To Bloom with Surprise Stately Build
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Smiths Falls To Bloom with Surprise Stately Build

By MAGGIE M, Publisher, Wedgee-in Chief, theWedge.LIVE ๐Ÿ’š TO SHARE or LIKE click icons at story’s end Bruce Linton’s face lit-up with a boyish smile when I asked him about his designs on the old water plant in Smiths Falls. “That’s a special project,” he said with aplomb, guarding his secret. That was almost a … Continue reading

Come Together, Right Now, Over Meat
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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!ยฎ 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
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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
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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
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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
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“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
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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
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Free and Fabulous : Seven 2-Hour Treks Close To Home

By MAGGIE M, Editor, Wedgee-in-Chief, and East Ontario Trekker ๐Ÿš˜ 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
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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
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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
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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
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Canadians Hurtling Toward Extinction

By Jessica Foley, Columnist, theWedge.LIVE โค๏ธ TO SHARE click icons at story’s end Princess Diana once said, โ€œFamily is the most important thing.โ€ 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
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Andress Hits Italian and Irish High Notes

By MAGGIE M, Editor, Wedgee-in-Chief, theWedge.LIVE โค๏ธ 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
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Cosmopolitan Carleton Place : 7-Visits Marathon

By MAGGIE M, Editor, Wedgee-in-Chief, theWedge.LIVE ๐Ÿ’œ SHARE buttons at story’s end I fiddled awhile searching for a descriptive for this town with a musical name. I settled on “cosmopolitan.”ย  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

Renown Local Artist Mother To 135 Orphans
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Renown Local Artist Mother To 135 Orphans

By MAGGIE M, Editor, Wedgee-in-Chief, theWedge.LIVE As an interviewer, it’s my task to make people cry (humor). Last Wednesday in Kingston, my guest’s eyes moistened as she revisited her time on the other side of the planet. Ironically, our time together made me sob. “I want you to spend time looking at the wall,” she … Continue reading

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

Working Moms Reveal Shocking Hidden Reality
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Working Moms Reveal Shocking Hidden Reality

By Jessica Foley, Contributor, theWedge.LIVE Iโ€™ve suffered through being a โ€œworking momโ€ for ten years. In the beginning of this journey I enjoyed getting out of the house, socializing with my co-workers, and experiencing the uplifting consciousness of life outside my own four walls. But as the years flew by this emotion evaporated. When did … Continue reading

ANNOUNCEMENT : the wedge to go national within weeks
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ANNOUNCEMENT : the wedge to go national within weeks

By MAGGIE M, Editor, Wedgee-in-Chief, theWedge.LIVE the Wedge, national version, sister to thewedge.LIVE, will go live no later than early April 2019–perhaps March. thewedge.LIVE continues its growth in East Ontario unabated–from Pembroke to Kingston to Cornwall. Some of its stories will be featured in our national site. Meanwhile, its sister site is in development, design … Continue reading

World Needs More Break-Ups
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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

Aging Superbly Not Gracefully
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Aging Superbly Not Gracefully

By MAGGIE M, Editor, Wedgee-in-Chief, theWedge.LIVE “Aging gracefully,” we often hear from the lips of millions of women over fourty. They state this mantra as a goal, a tacit surrender to living life less fully, less visibly. I won’t elaborate on what this idiom–merely words–profoundly means. Not today. Evidence that women have “passed their turn … 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 ๐Ÿ’™ 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 โ˜…โ˜…โ˜…โ˜…โ˜…
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Netflix Review : Maggie’s Pick โ˜…โ˜…โ˜…โ˜…โ˜…

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
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“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

25 Ontario Cannabis Retailers by Lottery Announced
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25 Ontario Cannabis Retailers by Lottery Announced

By Philip Anders, Contributor, theWedge.LIVE A New Voice for East Ontario The winners of the Ontario Cannabis Lottery were announced in the last 24 hours. All were chosen by a random process verified by KPMG. Over 17,000 applications were submitted. Among the winners we see no identifiable Ontario big names; however, there are a few … Continue reading

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

By MAGGIE M, Wedgee-in-Chief, Editor, theWedge.LIVE โค๏ธ 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

Shiverfest : Manotick Moves!
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Shiverfest : Manotick Moves!

by theWedge.LIVE โค๏ธ TO SHARE click icons at story’s end Shiverfest Winter Festival in Manotick makes the best of the winter blues. It turns this formerly industrial and beautiful, historic town renown for Watson’s Mill into a a hub of activity. It’s all volunteer run by the Manotick Village & Community Association. It is heartwarming … Continue reading

Netflix Review : Maggie’s Pick Of The Week
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Netflix Review : Maggie’s Pick Of The Week

Netflix is burying the studios and theatres these days, and Hollywood is not taking its fall well. This streaming-app-cum-production-company has opened-up entertainment to everyone. Gone is the elitist exclusion that was the movie industry. Productions were a necessity to Netflix as the studios and networks have been digging in their heels. Netflix was forced to … Continue reading

Boots, Bathrobes and Bikinis : It’s Polar Plunge Time
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Boots, Bathrobes and Bikinis : It’s Polar Plunge Time

By Grace Begot, Contributor, theWedge.LIVE ๐Ÿ’™ TO SHARE click icons at stories end Every year from January trough February courage is mustered by people taking a freezing plunge for a cause, across Canada and other wintering nations. In our neck of the woods, the Perth Polar Plunge continues unabated this January 1st. They’ve been plunging … Continue reading

Water Tower Angst : Can We Save Ours From Extinction?
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Water Tower Angst : Can We Save Ours From Extinction?

By MAGGIE M, Wedgee-in-Chief, Editor, theWedge.LIVE ๐Ÿ’™ TO SHARE click icons at story’s end “At twilight they all almost look like they landed from Mars, aliens comin’ down,” renown astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson quips, “Sharing the broadcast of War of the Worlds, there were people thinking it was real. People were shooting at water towers.” … Continue reading

Flashmobs united us : Is a comeback in the offing?
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Flashmobs united us : Is a comeback in the offing?

by theWedge.LIVE โค๏ธ A New Voice For East Ontario In the last several years people have taken notice, a dark force seeks to divide us all. Women against men. Race against race. Faith against faith. Haves against have nots. Even vegans against meat lovers. We bring our visitors a ray of hope this Christmas 2018. … Continue reading

Break-ups spike before Christmas : Shocking Reason
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Break-ups spike before Christmas : Shocking Reason

By Philip Anders, Contributor, theWedge.LIVE “She literally texted me, ‘Quick coffee?,” he said. “I had a feeling something was ‘off’ for awhile. This was coffee. And quick? We dined together every weekend, so this text was hollow for 7 o’clock on a Friday.” He had just finished wrapping those tear-drop diamond earrings she fawned-over at … Continue reading

Tobi Lutke : “Friction is the only thing in the way”
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Tobi Lutke : “Friction is the only thing in the way”

By MAGGIE M, Editor, Wedgee-in-Chief, theWedge.LIVE Amen Tobi! I was thrilled to hear one of Canada’s leading digital creators, Founder of Shopify, Tobi Lutke, speak one little word that identifies the obstacle to success. The word is “friction.” It’s not a new word in tech. But it is the crux of the problem. Friction. I … Continue reading

Smiths Falls Christmas Miracle Confirmed
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Smiths Falls Christmas Miracle Confirmed

By MAGGIE M, Editor, Wedgee-in-Chief, theWedge.LIVE โค๏ธ SHARE THIS MIRACLE click icons at story’s end or copy the URL above and paste. It was December 12, 2016, when the wedge wrote this story (re-posted below.) The story was the most viral on-line ever experienced by the Smiths Falls. The townspeople where inspired. I watched the … Continue reading

Maggie’s Picks: Constellation Necklaces, Little Black Dress, Space Age Pipe
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Maggie’s Picks: Constellation Necklaces, Little Black Dress, Space Age Pipe

By MAGGIE M, Wedgee-in-Chief, Editor, theWedge.LIVE ๐ŸŽ„ TO SHARE click icons at story’s end The wedge launches “Maggie’s Picks” today–just in time for Christmas 2018. I visited three shops in Merrickville and Smiths Falls and found some catnip. Meow Meow! Do you like our mascot? Her name is Mya (after Maggie’s cat.) WHERE AM I … Continue reading

Wanita and Dan Andress in Christmas “Cookie Operation or Die”
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Wanita and Dan Andress in Christmas “Cookie Operation or Die”

By MAGGIE M, Wedgee-in-Chief, Editor, theWedge.LIVE ๐Ÿ’š TO SHARE click icons at at story’s end, TO SUBSCRIBE go to upper-right column. TO COMMENT go yo upper-right of story It was Friday afternoon at Andress’ Your Independent Grocer. Always a fun place to be. The jokes and stories poured out of customers around the Tasting Hut. … Continue reading

Maggie M Up Close with Bruce Linton
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Maggie M Up Close with Bruce Linton

By Maggie M, Wedgee-in-Chief, Editor, theWedge.LIVE ๐Ÿ’š TO SHARE click icons at story’s end. TO SUBSCRIBE go to upper-right column. TO COMMENT click upper-right of story. One man is on an amazing journey that brings him to the doorstep of most nations. He is Bruce Linton, Chairman, CEO and Co-Founder of Canopy Growth and Tweed … Continue reading

Taunting Googlebot’s Limited Intelligence : LIVE AUDIO
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Taunting Googlebot’s Limited Intelligence : LIVE AUDIO

By MAGGIE M, Wedgee-in-Chief, Editor, theWedge.LIVE ๐Ÿ’š TO SHARE click icons at at story’s end, TO SUBSCRIBE go to upper-right column. TO COMMENT go yo upper-right of story A few weeks ago I had a “conversation” with a cylindrical object in a room three thousand miles away, held by speaker phone. Generically speaking, it is … Continue reading

le boat invitation to all : Christmas starts on the Rideau
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le boat invitation to all : Christmas starts on the Rideau

This Monday everyone is invited to kick-off the season with le boat. Season 9 of โ€˜Great Canal Journeys,’ a popular television show that airs on Channel 4 across the UK, was filmed here last summer.ย  It stars Timothy West and Prunella Scales (Fawlty Towers fame) cruising with le boat and exploring the highlights of our … Continue reading

“Super Creepy” Christmas Gifts
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“Super Creepy” Christmas Gifts

Technoob, theWedge.LIVE ๐ŸŽ„ TO SHARE click icons at story’s end. TO SUBSCRIBE go to upper-right column. TO COMMENT go to upper-right of story. Gotta love Mozilla, that wonderful corporation that owns and maintains the world’s best browser–the one that respects privacy–Firefox. If you don’t use it, we suggest you add it, or make it your … Continue reading

Kick-starting : Maggie’s Picks
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Kick-starting : Maggie’s Picks

theWedge.LIVE โค๏ธ TO SHARE click icons at story’s end. TO SUBSCRIBE go to upper-right column. TO COMMENT go to upper-right of story. Today we announce the start of “Maggie’s Picks.” A new category, filled with stories about things, foods, places that deserve a secret admirer and a shout-out. The object of Maggie’s acclaim will not … Continue reading

Smart Christmas Gifts : Not What You Expect
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Smart Christmas Gifts : Not What You Expect

By MAGGIE M, Wedgee-in-Chief, Editor, theWedge.LIVE ๐ŸŒŽ MUST SHARE by clicking icons at story’s end. TO SUBSCRIBE go to upper-right column. TO COMMENT click upper-right of story You probably thought this Christmas story would feature digital devices. They are usually associated with the word “smart.” Nope. This is about your own noggin–real, organic smarts. Smart … Continue reading

20-year hobbiest turns Cornwall into craft beer lovers
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20-year hobbiest turns Cornwall into craft beer lovers

By MAGGIE M, Wedgee-in-Chief, Editor, theWedge.LIVE ๐Ÿ’œ TO SHARE click icons at story’s end. TO SUBSCRIBE go to upper-right column. TO COMMENT go to upper right column It was a perfect day when I entered Rurban Brewing‘s retail and tap room in Cornwall. The weather was balmy and the sun reflected itself on this special … Continue reading

Supercharge Your Health : Bloody Truth About Food
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Supercharge Your Health : Bloody Truth About Food

By theWedge.LIVE โค๏ธ TO SHARE click icons at story’s end. TO SUBSCRIBE go to upper-right column. TO COMMENT click upper-right of story We’ve struggled with this topic of acidity vs alkalinity for six months–now we are confident of its reliability. There are too many people peddling advice and products without giving you the fundamentals–or knowing … Continue reading

More Bragging Rights For Smiths Falls : le boat First Year Report
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More Bragging Rights For Smiths Falls : le boat First Year Report

By MAGGIE M, Wedgee-in-Chief, Editor, theWedge.LIVE ๐Ÿ’™ TO SHARE click icons at story’s end. TO SUBSCRIBE go to upper-right column. TO COMMENT go to upper-right of story There was a calm and congenial atmosphere in Smiths Falls’ sparkling Welcome Centre last night. The town has been reveling in its good fortune of late. This evening … Continue reading

It’s Holiday Food Time : “Bang Bang Shrimp” at the Tasting Hut
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It’s Holiday Food Time : “Bang Bang Shrimp” at the Tasting Hut

By MAGGIE M, Wedgee-in-Chief, Editor, theWedge.LIVE ๐ŸŽ„TO SHARE click icons at story’s end. TO SUBSCRIBE go to upper right column. “What are you serving today Steve?,” almost all visitors asked. I was clearly in the presence of a local celebrity. There was no blue-haired lady serving at this tasting event. Steve Akeson is Andress’ Your … Continue reading

Jaw-Dropping Find : Laura’s, The Art of Living and Giving in Cornwall
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Jaw-Dropping Find : Laura’s, The Art of Living and Giving in Cornwall

By MAGGIE M, Wedgee-in-Chief, Editor, theWedge.LIVE ๐Ÿ’› TO SHARE click icons at story’s end. TO SUBSCRIBE go to upper-right column. TO COMMENT go to upper-right of story “PEOPLE tell me frequently ‘there is an energy in this place’, and, ‘they feel so good’,” Kim Sabourin shares modulating her tone. Visitors seem to have convinced her … Continue reading

Canopy grows. And Bruce Linton Moments : Webisode 2
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Canopy grows. And Bruce Linton Moments : Webisode 2

By MAGGIE M, Wedgee-in-Chief, Editor, theWedge.LIVE ๐ŸŒฑ TO SHARE click icons at story’s end. TO SUBSCRIBE go to upper right column. TO COMMENT go to upper right of story Bruce Linton, Chairman of Canopy Growth and Tweed, continues to be shared by the wedge in a time-release format. Every moment with the man is data-rich … Continue reading

Visionary Retailers in Smiths Falls and Perth Who Will Survive
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Visionary Retailers in Smiths Falls and Perth Who Will Survive

By MAGGIE M, Wedgee-in-Chief, Editor, theWedge.LIVE ๐Ÿ‘— TO SHARE click icons at story’s end. TO SUBSCRIBE go to upper-right column. TO COMMENT go to upper-right text link I am thrilled by the success of this 31 year-old retail store in Smiths Falls, Marianne Style! I asked owner, John Wakim today, “Can you handle any more … Continue reading

Giroux’s Rooms and Mi Sun’s Dreams : Soulful Art Thrives in Cornwall
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Giroux’s Rooms and Mi Sun’s Dreams : Soulful Art Thrives in Cornwall

By MAGGIE M, Wedgee-in-Chief, Editor, theWedge.LIVE ๐ŸŽ TO SHARE click on icons at story’s end. TO SUBSCRIBE go to top-right column. TO COMMENT click text upper-right of story. Pierre Giroux grabbed me by my eyes and pulled me into his rooms. There were no beds, no televisions, no appliances–just the odd ornate empty chair, sometimes … Continue reading

Two Downsize For Growth : Dawn Quinn and Lindsey McFadden
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Two Downsize For Growth : Dawn Quinn and Lindsey McFadden

By MAGGIE M, Wedgee-in-Chief, Editor, theWedge.LIVE ๐Ÿงก TO SHARE click icons at story’s end. TO SUBSCRIBE go to upper-right column. TO COMMENT click text upper-right of story I know my headline sounds like a “jumbo shrimp” oxymoron. Humor this writer. Two established women are unwittingly making the same moves. Uncannily, they are neighbors at Davidson … Continue reading

KACHING! First Main Street Sales Receipt for Cannabis in Canada
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KACHING! First Main Street Sales Receipt for Cannabis in Canada

By MAGGIE M, Wedgee-in-Chief, Editor, theWedge.LIVE โ˜€๏ธ TO SHARE click icons at story’s end. TO SUBSCRIBE go to upper-right column. TO COMMENT go to upper-right of story. The Tweed shop swung its doors open at one minute past midnight, October 17th, 2018–in St. John’s, Newfoundland. This moment ushered in the first main street sale of … Continue reading

Carleton Place Cuts A Milestone Ribbon
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Carleton Place Cuts A Milestone Ribbon

By MAGGIE M, Wedgee-in-Chief, Editor, theWedge.LIVE ๐Ÿ’š TO SHARE click icons at story’s end. TO SUBSCRIBE go to upper-right column. TO COMMENT go to upper-right of story. When fall is in full regalia catching the sun is a special event. We caught up with our warm friend as it kissed Carleton Place in all the … Continue reading

This Day a Queen’s Head Rolled: Technocrat Warns of Revolution
History / Opinion / Technology / The Wedge

This Day a Queen’s Head Rolled: Technocrat Warns of Revolution

By MAGGIE M, Wedgee-in-Chief, Editor, theWedge.LIVE โค๏ธ TO SHARE click icons at story’s end. TO SUSCRIBE go to upper-right column. TO COMMENT go to upper-right of story. On this day, October 16, 1793, Marie Antoinette left her prison, her head shaved for the event ahead. She climbed onto the commoner’s tumbril, walked the scaffold and … Continue reading

Wedding in a ghostly village : The Lost Villages
Attractions / History / St. Lawrence / Stormont Dundas & Glengarry / The Wedge

Wedding in a ghostly village : The Lost Villages

By MAGGIE M, Wedgee-in-Chief, Editor, theWedge.LIVE ๐Ÿ’› TO SHARE click icons at story’s end. TO SUBSCRIBE go to top-right column. I drove slowly into this ghostly, beautiful place. The gravel crackled under my wheels. It was eerily quiet. The sky was overcast. It was atmospheric to say the least. I had heard the stories, the … Continue reading

A Man Smitten, a Forager and a Fisherman : Cornwall’s Trail of Wonders
Cornwall / St. Lawrence / Stormont Dundas & Glengarry / The Wedge / Tourism

A Man Smitten, a Forager and a Fisherman : Cornwall’s Trail of Wonders

By MAGGIE M, Wedgee-in-Chief, Editor, theWedge.LIVE ๐Ÿ’™ TO SHARE click icons at story’s end. TO SUBSCRIBE go to upper-right column. TO COMMENT click upper-right of story. The first day of September, I traveled alongside Cornwall’s Waterfront Trail—employing unorthodox means. The city is ostensibly, eastern Ontario’s “land’s end.” It uniquely features a whopping 18 km of … Continue reading

The Glories Of Gananoque : 7-Visits Marathon
Creative Arts / Gananoque / Music / Restaurants / Shops / The Wedge / Thousand Islands / Tourism

The Glories Of Gananoque : 7-Visits Marathon

By MAGGIE M, Wedgee-in-Chief, Editor, theWedge.LIVE ๐Ÿ’™ TO SHARE click icons at story’s end. TO SUBSCRIBE go to upper-right column. TO COMMENT click upper-right of story. THIS will be a September to remember. Among my travels, the marine town of Gananoque delivers a visceral experience that taunts all my senses. This time ’round, I completed … Continue reading

Cornwall Woman Cleans Up With Lifelong Dream
Business / Cornwall / Stormont Dundas & Glengarry / The Wedge

Cornwall Woman Cleans Up With Lifelong Dream

By MAGGIE M, Wedgee-in-Chief, Editor, theWedge.LIVE โค๏ธ TO SHARE click icons at story’s end. TO SUBSCRIBE go to upper-right column. TO COMMENT click upper right of story I drove up to the rear of a pale metal-clad industrial building on a clammy, humid–perhaps the last–hot afternoon of the summer. As I crossed the threshold my … Continue reading

Bold and Exciting : Doors Open Smiths Falls
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Bold and Exciting : Doors Open Smiths Falls

By theWedge.LIVE โค๏ธ TO SHARE click icons at story’s end. TO SUBSCRIBE go to top right column. TO COMMENT click top right of story. Most Ontarians are familiar with Doors Open Ontario events across our province. It’s that day of the year when venues’ doors are flung open in full regalia. You could sayย  they, … Continue reading

Maggie M Survives Franktown Apocalyptic Rain and Twister
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Maggie M Survives Franktown Apocalyptic Rain and Twister

By MAGGIE M, Wedgee-in-Chief, Editor, theWedge.LIVE Of all the places I could be at 12:55pm yesterday, August 29th, I was at the epicentre of weather darkness on Highway 15 making my way to Carleton Place for a 1:00 pm appointment. I was in Franktown when the rain torrent hit and where the twister passed–and destroyed … Continue reading

Canada’s Oldest Fair Stunning at 207
Farming / Stormont Dundas & Glengarry / The Wedge / Tourism

Canada’s Oldest Fair Stunning at 207

By theWedge.LIVE and Correspondent, Annie G. ๐Ÿ’š TO SHARE click icons at story’s end. TO SUBSCRIBE go to upper right column. TO COMMENT click text upper right of story. A lot of people crave good old fashioned fun and geniality. There is palpable technology or social media fatigue these days–we hear it and read about … Continue reading

These 25 Photos Lured Our Readers to Lust For More
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These 25 Photos Lured Our Readers to Lust For More

By theWedge.LIVE โค๏ธ TO SHARE click icons at story’s end. To comment click text at story’s upper right. TO SUBSCRIBE go to upper right column–it’s free and confidential. We continue to celebrate our two years completed and the start of our third with this “photorial,” images that elicited oohs and aahs from our readers. Maggie’s … Continue reading

Our Big Culinary Makeover : Where To Eat
Food / Restaurants / The Wedge / Where to eat

Our Big Culinary Makeover : Where To Eat

By theWedge.LIVE ๐Ÿฅ—๐Ÿฉโ˜•๏ธ๐ŸทTO SHARE click icon’s at story’s end. To subscribe enter email at upper right column. It’s free and confidential. To comment click text at upper right of story. This week we have been focused on our Where To Eat page. It is now perfect in spelling, choices and links. All we have to … Continue reading

2016 Smiths Falls Boom Prophecy Comes True
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2016 Smiths Falls Boom Prophecy Comes True

By MAGGIE M, Wedgee-in-Chief, Editor, theWedge.LIVE โค๏ธ TO SHARE click icons at story’s end. Comment on upper right. Subscribe at upper right column. It was December 2016 when we wrote a story on Smiths Falls and it went viral–by all analytics conventions. The story was a ray of hope much needed in Smiths Falls. The … Continue reading

Gananoque story revisited : it broke the top % of results
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Gananoque story revisited : it broke the top % of results

By MAGGIE M, Wedgee-in-Chief, Editor, theWedge.LIVE ๐Ÿ’› TO SHARE click icons at story’s end AND comment on upper right of story We’re doing something a little unconventional. We’re republishing a story we wrote over a year ago–because it was so overwhelmingly received and loved–click-throughs were off the charts. (There is some method to our madness–a … Continue reading

Best Waterfront Experiences : Editor’s Picks for Summer’s End
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Best Waterfront Experiences : Editor’s Picks for Summer’s End

By theWedge.LIVE ๐Ÿ’™ TO SHARE click icons at story’s end This review presented this writer with tough choices. There are so many wonderful waterfronts in East Ontario–no two are identical. All present unique experiences. The wedge Editor, Maggie M, picked three locations based on three factors : size, variety of activities and water access. The … Continue reading

Necklace of Pearls : Long Sault Astonishes
St. Lawrence / The Wedge / Tourism / What To Do

Necklace of Pearls : Long Sault Astonishes

By MAGGIE M, Wedgee-in-Chief, Editor, theWedge.LIVE ๐Ÿ’š TO SHARE click icons at story’s end It was around 9:00 am when this writer crossed over the first causeway onto Mille Roches Island, Long Sault Parkway, last July 26th. A few ‘early-birds’ were jogging and bicycling, but I basically had the park to myself. What followed was … Continue reading