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Well, everybody, it happened. Whether or not you're willing to admit it, winter is here. There are plenty of ways to both tolerate and even enjoy winter! Some take to the slopes and rinks, speeding their way down and around it. Some try the bear’s tack, getting drunk and ignoring it with a luxurious unconsciousness. I myself like to engage...
It’s Valentine’s Day! It’s a time of year where there’s often an extra emphasis on what’s happening in the bedroom. What better time to think about what’s happening in your pants while you’re at it? In terms of sexually transmitted infections (STI), general good practice dictates that those that are sexually active should take the time to get tested on...
Storytelling is a powerful and intimate art form. When the stories are personal, they can open up a new level of vulnerability. Founded in 2017, CrazyTalk is a live event series that features speakers sharing their mental health journeys. Speaker stories have included depression, trauma, body image, and other difficult subjects that many in our community relate to, but aren’t...
Last year, Michelle Baldwin, executive director of Pillar Nonprofit Network (Pillar), found herself reflecting on the whirlwind of change and expansion that Pillar, Innovation Works, and VERGE Capital had emerged from. She wondered how to make space for intentional thinking to be ready for the next steps.  Michelle’s coach, Janet Frood, suggested taking a sabbatical a couple of years...
2019 was an interesting year, to say the least, on many fronts. For LondonFuse, 2019 was a BIG year, full of many ups and many downs. As a board committed to transparency, we want to share the journey that LondonFuse has been on for the past 365 days. So, instead of an annual report for 2019 that will be read by...
Richmond Row at night. Image via Ontario's Southwest on Flickr found with a Creative Commons License.
Allow me to paint a familiar picture for you. Its Friday night. After your long, arduous workweek, you decide that adult beverages are in order -- whether as a reward for your diligence and hard work, or a hot balm to apply to your recently crushed soul, who's to say? Sure, you could just head to the LCBO and stock up...
A lit-up Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer Christmas display on Jenna Crescent in London, Ontario
Looking at dazzling lights around the city is one of the most magical ways to get into the Christmas spirit. When I was in my last year of university, my dad told my family about Jena Crescent’s Christmas light displays. After we drove to the East London street and marvelled at their holiday spirit for the first time, we go...
A dog at the Pinery in winter.
With the change of seasons, we can often find ourselves shifting our musical palette. The electro-bops and garage grunge of summer have given way to strummed melodies and emotive lyrics to wrap yourself in like a comfy sweater. Here are some local music acts to provide the soundtrack to your Forest City winter experience. Esther’s Family Choice Track: High Fantastical When the...
Like a liquid brownie. Photo by Emily Stewart.
With grey skies, icy roads, and freezing winds, traversing from place to place at this time of year can be quite the feat. Few things can get you where you need to go like a cup of something sweet to warm you from head to toe. Don’t take our word for it - check out this catchy tune! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ZXeFPpPJeI They don’t make...
Donations make the world go round… Giving Tuesday, (or in cyber speak, #GivingTuesday) takes place every year following American thanksgiving and, London, today is the day. In its seventh year, this movement began to “mark the beginning of the giving season” following Black Friday and Cyber Monday in the USA and Canada. In the same way that retailers participate in...

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