Hockey Book Greats

As you may have heard, Thunder Bay is playing host to the Telus Cup this week.  The Telus Cup brings together the best Major Midget hockey teams from across Canada to compete for the national championship.  The Thunder Bay Kings, as the host team, were granted the privilege of a secured spot in this tournament. ... Continue Reading →

The Avengers vs. Justice League of America

Choose Your Hero The Avengers         Doctor Strange, by Jason Aaron Captain America: the Death of Captain America, by Ed Brubaker Black Panther: Civil War, by Reginald Hudlin Ultimate Comics Iron Man, by Nathan Edmonson Secret Invasion, by Brian Michael Bendis The Avengers: the Avengers Initiative, by Fred Van Lente All-new Captain... Continue Reading →

The Books Without Words

Reading a story with your child can be pure magic. Creating the voices of the characters, infusing them with emotion, observing your young ones recognizing letters and words on the pages, are all parts of the experience. Given all that, why would anyone choose a picture book without words? Wordless picture books offer a fabulous... Continue Reading →

Chop Suey Nation by Ann Hui

It’s no surprise to most of us that the Chinese food we adore is an adapted, Canadian version, different from meals enjoyed in China. I have memories of visiting a local Chinese restaurant and watching my father ask for the ‘other menu.’ He would choose something that I couldn’t pronounce or even describe, but was... Continue Reading →

Happy Go Money

Taking about finances can be a taboo subject, especially during tax season. Everyone has their own attitudes to money, based on any number of things including personal experiences, childhood beliefs and reports in the media. Not only can it cause personal stress, but feelings about money can affect or even destroy relationships. A recent study... Continue Reading →

Globe & Mail Bestsellers-Non-Fiction-April 2019

April 27, 2019 1. Becoming, Michelle Obama An intimate, powerful, and inspiring memoir. 2. Educated, Tara Westover "Tara Westover is living proof that some people are flat-out, boots-always-laced up indomitable."--USA Today 3. 12 Rules For Life, Jordan B. Peterson Humorous, surprising and informative. 4. Mourning Has Broken, Erin Davis Love, Loss and Reclaiming Joy 5.... Continue Reading →

Globe & Mail-Fiction-April 2019

April 27, 2019 1. The Perfect Girlfriend, Karen Hamilton You've never read a love story as twisted as this. 2. The Tattooist of Auschwitz, Heather Morris Illuminating tale of hope and courage. 3. The Lost Girls of Paris, Pam Jenoff A mesmerizing tale of courage, sisterhood and the great strength of women. 4. The Huntress,... Continue Reading →

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