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John Swart

John Swart

After three decades co-owning various southern Ontario small businesses with his wife, Els, John Swart has enjoyed 15 years in retirement volunteering, bicycling the world, and feature writing. At the Voice of Pelham he won the George Cadogan Memorial Outstanding Columnist Award, and Outstanding Columnist in the Canadian Community Newspaper Awards. His column The Balanced Life appears weekly on PelhamToday.

Recent Work by John

THE BALANCED LIFE: The truth about decluttering

THE BALANCED LIFE: The truth about decluttering

Things they never tell married couples
THE BALANCED LIFE: Nutritional science is confusing

THE BALANCED LIFE: Nutritional science is confusing

How to sort the genuine from the junk
THE BALANCED LIFE: Lectins simplified

THE BALANCED LIFE: Lectins simplified

Much like modern politics, distinguishing facts from conspiracy theory is a challenge
THE BALANCED LIFE: The antioxidant myth

THE BALANCED LIFE: The antioxidant myth

$3.6 billion dollar supplements industry is built on speculative sand. What you need to know about the changing science
PATH seminar covers threats to Pelham's urban forest

PATH seminar covers threats to Pelham's urban forest

Good news is that the Town is ahead of the curve on preserving canopy
COLUMN: Failing our way to success

COLUMN: Failing our way to success

Failure keeps us humble, and makes us more empathetic toward others who fail, writes John Swart
Maple syrup harvest comes early at Agape

Maple syrup harvest comes early at Agape

Record-setting warmth triggers early bottling
From historic posters to antique bibles, this shop has seen it all

From historic posters to antique bibles, this shop has seen it all

Alphabet Bookshop among last of bricks-and-mortar breed
Reading to dogs is a win for both pups and people

Reading to dogs is a win for both pups and people

'Just giving them the comfort of knowing that someone is there caring for them'
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