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Tue, 08/27/2013 - 9:40am

FREE ADMISSION to Cineplex Family Favourites

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Cineplex Entertainment LP

 

Join Cineplex on Saturday mornings at 11am for Cineplex Family Favourites. Watch a family favourite film each week for only $2.50.

It's a fun and affordable way to enjoy the weekend with your family!

 

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Thu, 08/01/2013 - 1:28pm

HUNTING FOR THE BEST BACK 2 SCHOOL DEALS – I’M NOT READY YET!

By: Kathleen  Fellinger

Dare I say those three little words?  Not those three words.  The other three!  Yes, those three:   Back to School. Read more »

School Supply Shopping Advice From a Teacher

One of the worst purchases parents make for their childrens' school supplies is buying cheap pencils or pencil crayons, usually made in China.
I see children struggling every day to sharpen these cheaply made pencils.
I usually end up having to help them sharpen their pencil and by the time it is sharp, the new pencil is already reduced to half.
I have had moments where I had to sharpen for half an hour many students' cheap pencils, when I should have been teaching.  If it's nearly impossible for me, imagine what it is like for a child in Grade 1, 2 or 3?  The same goes for cheap pencil crayons. (Cheap no name glue sticks also tend not to work very well.)

Buy any pencil made in Canada or the U.S.
The brand Canadiana sharpens very easily (Mikado as well...but it is more expensive).
Canadiana pencils were once made in Canada, then the U.S., but now they are imported from Mexico.
For pencils crayons, Crayola sharpens well, as do other 'artist' brands (but those are quite expensive).

By Ms. Cindy, Teacher