Caged fish farm

Is That Fish Farmed?

Photo by Thomas Bjørkan – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0 A very common question and it’s one people ask because they want to stay clear of it. There’s a good chance nobody forages their vegetables or hunts their meat. People are, however, concerned about aqua farming and for good reason: Sixty-five per cent of fish …

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Breakfast in The Point: Curbside Grill

There are a few reasons to visit Curbside Grill. One is that while many breakfast spots serve a bottomless coffee, Curbside has good coffee. A second is that they’re on Ottawa Street close to the market. The third is the The Breakfast Club.  I like a breakfast sandwich. I’m that guy constructing a sandwich at …

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Sean Hurley

Breakfast in The Point: Calipan

The Spectator ran a piece on where to get breakfast in Hamilton. Of the six restaurants profiled, Rankin’s, is in Crown Point which is pretty good considering how large and wide is Hamilton. In Crown Point, though, we have lots of places to get breakfast. Calipan Bakery is a cozy little place serving up prepared …

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Answers to fishy questions

I’m going to answer a couple of the most often asked questions at the restaurant. Why is halibut so expensive? Halibut is perhaps the most valuable of the groundfish fisheries in North America. The U.S. and Canada do not want another Grand Banks incident. I’m referring to when the cod stocks were all but collapsed …

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Big Johnny Blue and friends jam for peace

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1567994858851{margin-top: 0px !important;border-top-width: 0px !important;padding-top: 0px !important;}”]Feature photo by Ivan Sorensen.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text] [sam_pro id=1_11 codes=”true”][/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]On Friday the 13th and Saturday the 14th of September, Big Johnny Blue, my band, is putting together a music festival to celebrate PEACE. Peace is a word which has been taken for granted and that can seem so hollow. I …

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Farmers’ Market, Crown Point’s green grocery

Many have said that Ottawa Street needs a green grocer. In fact, we have one. It may require some planning, but every Saturday morning a green grocery opportunity sets up shop in the municipal parking lot east of Ottawa. Market vendors provide a number of different products to visitors. There are a few hardy vendors …

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Simply Italian Bakery is simply delicious

Simply Italian Bakery (SIB) opened on Ottawa Street North on June 1st. Despite opening day hiccups like Interac machines not fully functioning, they had a busy day with customers coming and going all day long.  The space is modern, clean and bright with large windows facing onto Ottawa Street.  There are plenty of tables and …

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Volunteers are hard at working sorting and pricing items for sale.

Garden Day in Crown Point

Saturday is the annual Garden Day sales hosted by the Crown Point Garden Club in the parking lot of the Crown Point Community Church at 92 Ottawa Street North. There will be a selection of annuals, perennials,  natives, vegetables and varieties for every taste as well as free compost and woodchips. It all begins at …

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