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By Malcolm Johnston, Trenton Real Estate
(Century 21 Lanthorn Real Estate LTD., Trenton, Ontario)
Comments 4
Here's an opportunity for some local shutterbugs to share their talents with the rest of us. Quinte West is looking for photographs that can be used to showcase our city and is turning to the public to get the job done. There are some rules and regulations that apply to this contest (the 5th annu...
By Malcolm Johnston, Trenton Real Estate
(Century 21 Lanthorn Real Estate LTD., Trenton, Ontario)
Comments 6
The village of Stockdale is not very big, if you blink and miss the road sign you probably wouldn't know you are in a village at all. It consists of a few houses, a few farms and an an old mill.   Stockdale is between the town of Wooler and Frankford on Hastings County Road 5.   I drive through ...
By Malcolm Johnston, Trenton Real Estate
(Century 21 Lanthorn Real Estate LTD., Trenton, Ontario)
Comments 12
The town of Glen Miller is only a couple of miles north of Trenton. It is a rather small community of approximately 500 or so people and lies on both the east and west sides of the Trent River. Glen Miller is the home of Lock #3 on the Trent Severn waterway. The town of Glen miller has been aroun...
By Malcolm Johnston, Trenton Real Estate
(Century 21 Lanthorn Real Estate LTD., Trenton, Ontario)
Comments 13
I'm not sure why I enjoyed this little clip so much, I have watched it a few times and I still laugh at the ending. Perhaps I just enjoy the little fellow getting his moment of revenge. Anyhow, I bet you that this frog could probably beat my high score.
By Malcolm Johnston, Trenton Real Estate
(Century 21 Lanthorn Real Estate LTD., Trenton, Ontario)
Comments 12
Well, it happened today. By the time you read this, the world's human population will have exceeded 7 billion people. Of course, we don't know for sure where that baby was born, but in all liklihood it will have been born in India, the country that is currently producing the most human beings. In...
By Malcolm Johnston, Trenton Real Estate
(Century 21 Lanthorn Real Estate LTD., Trenton, Ontario)
Comments 15
I realize that we in the Western world can get fatigued by all the pleas for help and aid from organizations that represent the interests of less fortunate people in the developing world. It has even come to the point where some people don't watch the news anymore because "all that negativity aff...
By Malcolm Johnston, Trenton Real Estate
(Century 21 Lanthorn Real Estate LTD., Trenton, Ontario)
Comments 15
Women in developing nations are 100 times more likely to die in childbirth than Canadian women. The child mortality rate in these developing nations is also vastly higher than it is in Canada, an alien would be hard pressed to believe that we share the same planet as these people and care as litt...
By Malcolm Johnston, Trenton Real Estate
(Century 21 Lanthorn Real Estate LTD., Trenton, Ontario)
Comments 9
You find this little fellow all over the internet. He changes his appearance from time to time, but you know it's him. He doesn't look very threatening at all. In this picture he's green and he's giving you a friendly wave.     Sometimes he will be a different colour. Perhaps he has some chameli...
By Malcolm Johnston, Trenton Real Estate
(Century 21 Lanthorn Real Estate LTD., Trenton, Ontario)
Comments 8
Often I will have clients who are moving from a larger urban area (usually the G.T.A.) to the countryside. We look at properties that match their criteria, and they usually admire the more rustic nature of these homes. One of the larger stumbling blocks for some of these clients is that there is...
By Malcolm Johnston, Trenton Real Estate
(Century 21 Lanthorn Real Estate LTD., Trenton, Ontario)
Comments 11
It is new year's eve today. Tomorrow will bring about a whole new year for us to blunder through. We use the Gregorian calender to keep track of time.  The Gregorian calender is a far better alternative to the ones that we previously used.  England (and all her colonies - including America at th...
By Malcolm Johnston, Trenton Real Estate
(Century 21 Lanthorn Real Estate LTD., Trenton, Ontario)
Comments 11
Rick Campanelli, the host of Canada's daily show Entertainment Tonight is taking a very big risk this Holiday season. Rick has been a long time supporter of Athletes for Africa, a Toronto based grassroots organization that is responsible for Guluwalk and other fund raising initiatives that suppo...
By Malcolm Johnston, Trenton Real Estate
(Century 21 Lanthorn Real Estate LTD., Trenton, Ontario)
Comments 10
Sometimes life can have a very cruel way of telling us that there are certain jobs that we are just not cut out for. I can think of a few that I'm not terribly good at. Fortunately for me, Real Estate is a very big umbrella, and there are a few disciplines in real estate that I'm well suited to....
By Malcolm Johnston, Trenton Real Estate
(Century 21 Lanthorn Real Estate LTD., Trenton, Ontario)
Comments 9
My daughter came back from the Dominican Republic on Friday. She had been there for a week with a group of eight other girls and a couple of teachers from her school. The previous Friday I had been part of a very Canadian scene. It was 5.30 am, it was still very dark and cold enough that we could...
By Malcolm Johnston, Trenton Real Estate
(Century 21 Lanthorn Real Estate LTD., Trenton, Ontario)
Comments 10
I was showing a client some houses the other day. We came across one house that had security bars on the windows and a stick that jammed the back door shut.  The client asked whether we were in a bad neighbourhood. We weren't really, the vendor of this house was probably just a little more secur...
By Malcolm Johnston, Trenton Real Estate
(Century 21 Lanthorn Real Estate LTD., Trenton, Ontario)
Comments 5
There's a relatively low budget movie that's causing a few waves on the other side of the pond. It has been playing in a small number of cinemas and drawing huge crowds. Despite its limited release, it's very competetive in terms of box office numbers. I haven't heard anything about a North Amer...
By Malcolm Johnston, Trenton Real Estate
(Century 21 Lanthorn Real Estate LTD., Trenton, Ontario)
Comments 11
Every single day 8.8 million children under the age of five around the world die from PREVENTABLE causes. That translates into 24,000 children every day, or roughly 1000 an hour, or about 33 in the two minutes it will take you to read this blog post.  As a World Vision volunteer and public speak...
By Malcolm Johnston, Trenton Real Estate
(Century 21 Lanthorn Real Estate LTD., Trenton, Ontario)
Comments 10
I had to secure another bank property on Saturday. It wasn't really a big deal, as the people had left quite a while ago, and had left the house in a relatively clean state. It was a drama-free operation. From what I could gather though, the power had been disconnected for quite some time, which ...
By Malcolm Johnston, Trenton Real Estate
(Century 21 Lanthorn Real Estate LTD., Trenton, Ontario)
Comments 9
Have you heard of the site called Jibjab? It's a fun placed to browse for personalized ecards for all occasions. A friend of mine pointed it out to me. You can make personalized little movies featuring yourself (or someone else) in no time at all. As long as you have a JPEG of yourself or your in...
By Malcolm Johnston, Trenton Real Estate
(Century 21 Lanthorn Real Estate LTD., Trenton, Ontario)
Comments 9
I was driving along a rural stretch of road the other day. There were fields on either side and the snow was blowing all around. I wouldn't quite say it was a "whiteout" condition, but it was fairly close. Can you spot the polar bear eating a bowl of vanilla ice cream in the corner of my windshi...
By Malcolm Johnston, Trenton Real Estate
(Century 21 Lanthorn Real Estate LTD., Trenton, Ontario)
Comments 0
Hopefully not like this. Geeargh, what a way to start the year. Happy new year everybody. Have fun tonight. Know your limits (not like this poor sap pictured below).

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