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Scott Marshall has spent over 30 years promoting road safety in many jurisdictions. He has been a road safety journalist since 2005. Scott was also an on-air judge on the Discovery Network’s Canada’s Worst Driver during their first 3 seasons on the air. Not YourChildCorp. is proud to have Scott @Safedriver as a frequent contributor, his insights are irreplaceable.

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For those who decide to drink and then drive, they often confuse themselves with their condition. Unfortunately, many people make the mistake after drinking to say; “they aren’t drunk” and continue to get into their vehicle and drive away. You don’t have to be drunk to have a negative effect on you and society because … Read more

How Much

How Much Over the years I’ve often heard people saying after consuming alcohol, “it’s ok, I’ve only had a few.” A few is still a few too many if they plan to drive. And really, how much is a few anyway? It’s no secret that any amount of alcohol you drink can affect you in … Read more

Creekside Estate Winery

Creekside Estate Winery   If you’re an Ontario red wine fan you have most likely heard of Creekside, who have made a name for themselves for a blend of red grapes called “Laura’s Red” it’s as much a staple and as iconic in Ontario winemaking as Trius’s Red … and as consistently good. But Creekside … Read more

It’s not you it’s me

It's not you it's me   Remember the times in your life when a disagreement would happen between you and someone else. Perhaps you may remember someone saying “it’s not you, it’s me”? Sometimes that really was the case, but other times it was not. When it comes to impairment, sometimes it can actually the ... Read more

  Virtual Drinking Although we’re currently in a pandemic, it hasn’t stopped family and friends from socializing – virtually. Getting together to share a laugh, a cry or a story still seems to happen, even though we can’t always get together in the flesh. This togetherness is good for our mental wellbeing and to keep … Read more

The Cost

The Cost Trying to find something to do that doesn’t cost much can be tricky sometimes. Even socializing with friends or family can be costly when it doesn’t really need to be. As a young person, I had friends who would not venture out with us unless they had a minimum amount of money on … Read more

Young Person Impairment

Young Person Impairment   There’s an old saying; “it’s tougher to argue with yourself than it is with anyone else.” We tend to do what we believe in, not always what we’ve been told. The best way to have someone believe in something is to experiment it themselves and make their own opinion on it. … Read more

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“Ontario (VQA) wines; born through the perfect marriage of cool temperature, fertile soil, sun & rain are a Canadian national treasure. Therefore; coupled with expertise, hard work & craftsmanship it is no mystery that Ontario wineries are the producers of some of the best cool-climate wines around the globe. Learn about our Ontario wineries here, as well as some of the world’s most creative, elegant & lively wines which they produce.”  –  Julia Matthews

Today we feature the Lakeview Wine Company & Winery, Cheers!

  The story of The Lakeview Wine Company begins with a 13-acre vineyard turned winery on the Beamsville Bench started by Eddie Gurinska and his wife Lorraine, as a retirement project, back in 1986. “Back then they planted hybrid varieties like Baco Noir and Vidal, expanding 3 years later into planting vinifera varieties like Cabernet … Read more

Today we feature the Ravine Vineyard Estate Winery. Cheers!

Ravine Vineyard. Not often do you hear about a winery starting up to stop something else, but that seems to be one of the driving factors for the start of Ravine Vineyard, according to Paul Harber (proprietor) whose family has owned the land since 1867: “The decision was made to create a winery to keep … Read more

Today we feature The Pondview Estate Winery. Cheers!

Today we feature The Pondview Estate Winery. Cheers! “Looks like my work in the vineyard paired with Fred’s expertise is working,” says Lou Puglisi with a smile. Lou is the owner and grower at Pondview Estate which has been growing grapes since 1974. He is referring to himself and his winemaker Fred DiProfio.    Lou … Read more

Ferox by Fabian Reis

Ferox by Fabian Reis   Seems only appropriate to start this new column off with a “new” winery ... Today I'll be looking at Ferox – a new winery that took root on an already established plot of land. The Ferox winery, owned by Fabian Reis, is situated on the old Rancourt Winery property, once ... Read more

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“There is a reason we say “Good things grow in Ontario” Agriculturally long summer sunlit days and cold winters are excellent conditions for growing the ingredients that go into crafting excellent beer. If you would like to learn about Ontarios’ rich beer culture as well as enjoy fresh and tasty beer the best way is to visit and buy from our Ontario breweries. This blog highlights our Ontario beer, the genius that goes into every pint and the hard-working men and women in the breweries behind them.” – Julia Matthews

Today we feature the Little Beasts Brewing Company. Cheers!

Little Beasts Brewing Co. By Robin LeBlanc   One of the things I love so much about the rise of craft beer here in Ontario is that it’s not just limited to the big cities and you can find a brewery literally anywhere. The smallest of towns can have several breweries and chances are extremely … Read more

Sawdust City Brewing Co.

  Nearly a two hour drive north of Toronto lies the town of Gravenhurst, Ontario. Known as the gateway to Muskoka, it has both an interesting history and incredibly breathtaking views down every road. Back when mills and lumber yards lined the shores of Lake Muskoka in Gravenhurst, the town was given the nickname “Sawdust … Read more