Clevelands House

There are few family-run holiday resorts remaining in Muskoka. I wrote about one, Pinelands Resort, last year, which until 2006 was one of the last old-wooden lodges remaining among endless lakes, forests and rocks of “cottage country”. Today, Clevelands House persists in offering that original Muskoka charm, with a humble, yet hospitable feel in an era of 5-star Marriotts, Hiltons and Sheratons that are gradually taking over Ontario’s resort industry. Continue reading

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Landslide

While an election landslide is when a candidate has a massive victory, in the other type of landslide someone usually gets buried. And that is what seems to be happening to season six of “VEEP“. If you haven’t caught the latest season, you’re not alone – fans are fleeing this show like voters abandoned Selina Meyer’s fictional election campaign. I’ve re-written some of the episode guides for season six to help you catch up: Continue reading

Why Scheer Won

Who is Andrew Scheer? That is what many Canadians are likely Googling today, after Scheer’s 0.95% margin of victory in yesterday’s Conservative Party leadership vote. And this was not the first time Scheer beat out fellow Conservative MPs in an election. There are many reasons why Scheer won, but what happened on June 2, 2011 is the key to it all. Continue reading

The Best Bond

This week, we learned that Sir Roger Moore passed away at age 89. Roger Moore starred in seven Bond films, starting with 1973’s Live and Let Die, a hugely successful reboot of the Bond series following the departure of Sean Connery in the title role. By the time For Your Eyes Only hit screens in 1981, Moore was at the top of his game. And so was Bond. Continue reading