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Published: 05/09/2013

by William Roebuck

Mark your calendars for June 21-23! That’s when the Oakville Family Ribfest returns to Sheridan College’s Trafalgar

Road campus. The Rotary Club fundraiser features a Kid’s Playzone, live entertainment and lots more. Admission is free.

For details, visit


•          Slo-mo: Kids who are sedentary for more than 75% of the time are likely to have up to
nine times poorer motor coordination than their more active peers.

•          63% of Canadian children between six and 12 years of age have had a cavity.

•          Approximately 97% of Canada’s tobacco is grown in Ontario.


•          Jim Campbell’s latest book, Glimpses Through the Mirror: The Collected Pen Point
Columns, has been published by BPS Books of Toronto, and is available from The columns have run in

Home Digest since 1998.


•          Here’s a neat bedroom decorating tip: Colour coordinate. Buy your comforter set first,
and then choose a hue within it to determine your room’s paint colour.


•          Canadians who made at least one home retrofit for the sake of energy efficiency chose:
doors/windows/siding/caulking (31%), HVAC equipment (27%), roofing (14%),
insulation (14%) and other projects (14%).


•          To prevent the spread of insects and diseases to native living trees, firewood
should not be moved more than 16 kilometres from its source.


•          If you are able to sit on the floor and rise to standing using no hands, or with
just one hand, you likely have a lower risk of death from any cause.

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