FORTE: Amaryllis — size does matter

While some people might feel intimidated by the sight of a softball-sized amaryllis bulb, with its burnished, peeling outer layers, and a tangle of fleshy roots, I look at the same bulb and feel empowered — I know this bulb is packed with potential.

Daylight time comes to an end this weekend

Daylight saving time ends on Sunday in most parts of the country, with many Canadians dreading the darkness that will come earlier every night until the solstice on Dec. 21. As usual, most people will turn their clocks back an hour on or before Sunday at 2 a.m. with little complaint.