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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 truth about decluttering — it's risky business

The truth about decluttering — it's risky business

Who knows better what your spouse or partner needs to get rid of than you? Wrong, don’t even think about it, writes columnist
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

The $3.6-billion supplement industry is built on speculative sand, writes
From historic posters to antique bibles: This bookshop has seen — and sold — it all

From historic posters to antique bibles: This bookshop has seen — and sold — it all

Alphabet Bookshop, in Niagara's Port Colborne, truly among last of bricks-and-mortar breed
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