Category: "Misc. Stuff"

The Extraordinary Esmond Skidmore

January 19th, 2018
Esmond Astley Skidmore was born December 26, 1917 in Guelph, Ontario. He married Ethel Gertrude Gillsepie in West Hill, Ontario, in 1943. In 1953 he built a small home in the community of Lake St Peter. Moved in his beloved piano and started… more »

Deep in the Woods

January 11th, 2018
In the 1940s, a man from Chicago engaged a local fella to build a log home on the side of hill near the hamlet of Quadeville, Ontario. It was pretty much kept a secret but there are still people around who claim to have met the owner. Those who… more »


January 3rd, 2018
Just 3 months ago, a massive bomb blast went off, near the Safari Hotel, in the capital of Somali. Sources say that the bomb triggered the explosion of a tanker full of fuel that was parked close by. It is believed that over 500 people have been… more »

It's Smart to Buy a Home in the Winter

November 24th, 2017
Don't let the weather stop you from looking for a new home in cottage country this year... here's why: It may be the perfect opportunity for you to find a Realtor to help you. Frequently we see a bit of a lull at the start of winter, a large portion… more »

Is the Dream Fading?

November 9th, 2017
Last month, the Vice-President of CMHC said “The dream of home ownership may be fading for many Canadians”. He suggested long-term renting was the solution. The problem is that the cost of land… AND building materials has gotten so high that prices… more »