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Kyla Matton Osborne
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Kyla lives in the British Columbia interior, transplanted from Quebec. She is mom to four beautiful and talented kids, three of whom have special needs. Kyla's interests include slow food, youth and families, disabilities, literacy, social justice, bilingualism, ethnology, needlework, and esoterica. 

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Pets & Animals
by Kyla Matton Osborne
4 years ago
Lhasa Apso: From Temple Sentinel to Companion Dog

Lhasa Apsos are a medium-small dog that originated in the temples and palaces of Tibet. They were traditionally bred as sentinels to guard the interior of these places from intruders. The breed is now mostly thought of as a companion, and is especially well suited for apartment living.

Lifestyle
by Kyla Matton Osborne
4 years ago
Soft Gingerbread Takes the Cake!

Many North Americans are unaware that gingerbread can be a cake, and not just a cookie shaped like a man. This article looks at the history of ginger and how it ended up in baked goods all over Europe. Included is a recipe for delicious double gingerbread cake.

Lifestyle
by Kyla Matton Osborne
4 years ago
I Said it 'Cause I Can: Bruno Mars and Augmentative Communication

Autistic kids need a lot of extra help when it comes to learning things most of us take for granted, like how to talk. Teaching strategies that use augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) can be helpful, but there's an element of creativity too. Learn how Bruno Mars' "The Lazy Song" became a teaching tool that transcends the communication barriers of autism.

Home & Garden
by Kyla Matton Osborne
4 years ago
Flowers for May Bouquets

Flowers are an important part of many May events, from Mother's Day to graduation and prom, to spring weddings. Learn what flowers are in season this month, and discover the symbolism behind some that are less commonly used in bouquets or floral arrangements.

Health
by Kyla Matton Osborne
4 years ago
How Non-Browning Apples are Different from Other GM Foods

A Canadian biotech startup has developed two varieties of genetically modified apples, that won't turn brown when they are cut. Okanagan Specialty Fruits hopes GM Arctic apples will help revive interest and create a new market for fresh-cut fruit. Learn how the company and its produce are different from the rest

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