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Co-founder of Parry Sound Festival of the Sound dies

Along with husband, internationally known pianist Anton Kuerti, the couple helped established the world acclaimed local musical festival, The Festival of the Sound, in the summer of 1979 at their cottage in Parry Sound.

BOB'S BLOG: 10 Things I Learned from David Halton’s Dispatches from the Front

Matthew Halton is considered to be one of the best war correspondents of World War II.

Teenage vandals in St. Thomas caught orange-handed

The doorbell rang shortly before 11 p.m., the house already pelted with oranges, the teens running down the street.

WW2 veteran from Belleville energizes youth with social-justice message

Harry’s Last Stand has sold over 20,000 copies and the book, released earlier this year, is going into a third reprint.

ALL THINGS CONSIDERED: I was no Tyrone Power but still married the girl of my dreams

On my return from wartime duty, I was pleasantly surprised to see that the girl next door had grown into a lovely young woman in my absence.

BOB'S BLOG: New municipal councillors learn the fine art of staying awake

I have a lot of respect for those elected officials who toil long hours in service to their community. Good luck to them.

BOB'S BLOG: Video illustrates senior's troubles finding a good home

An experienced housing advocate who knows her way around policy issues and rules and regulations had trouble finding suitable housing

Top 10 books in Canada, Hardcover Non-Fiction; Paperback Non-Fiction

Top 10, Hardcover Non-Fiction; Paperback Non-Fiction. from therecord.com

York Region hosts Wheel Dance

The Ontario Trillium Foundation hosts Wheel Dance at the Victoria Ballet Company to showcase their new wheelchair ballroom dance program

McCartney happy he and John Lennon reconciled

Sir Paul says he's glad that he and John were able to patch up their differences before his death in 1980 on Dec. 8 at the age of 40.

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Toronto Datebook: Wynton Marsalis, from Bach to bluegrass, the Abyss, Twisted and Marilyn

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Jan 31, 2015 - 0 comments

Feb.. 3-7 Ricky Nelson Remembered / Feb. 6 Creedence Clearwater Revisited / Feb. 13 Frank Sinatra, Jr / Feb. 14 Cheech and Chong - for more ideas click headline or photo

Boris Brott honoured for Los Angeles music programming

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Jan 30, 2015 - 0 comments

Brott came to the Ventura County Symphony in 1992. In addition to his duties as a music director and conductor, he also brought two education programs.

Did You Know? Gumby turns 60 today. Teletoon Retro celebrates

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Jan 30, 2015 - 0 comments

Random and dreamlike, the pop culture icon left a big mark on a generation. Teletoon Retro hosts a Gumby marathon today

CRUISING: Time for Tahiti treat you've always dreamed of

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Jan 28, 2015 - 0 comments

By cruising around Tahiti, instead of staying in a hotel, you’ll be able to see and do a lot for free.

CHARITIES: Hamilton chapter of 100 Women Who Care meets tonight

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Jan 28, 2015 - 0 comments

Megan Hoernke was so taken with the elegance of the 100 Women Who Care concept that she knew she would launch a local chapter. The group will meet tonight Jan. 28 at 7:30 p.m. at the Bay City Music Hall, 50 Leander Dr., Hamilton

Snowbird travel: Poke around Central Florida

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Jan 28, 2015 - 0 comments

Instead of hustle and bustle, its historic appeal is its low-key vibe and unique brand of attractions for vacationers who want none of the above or, if they do, its status as a quiet place to retreat amidst visiting the bigger tourist destinations in the state - click headline

FLASHBACK: January 27, 1980: Taylor pulls off the Canadian Caper

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Jan 27, 2015 - 0 comments

The Canadians arranged for the Americans to leave with Canadian passports; Taylor himself left a few hours later - click headline

Sour air harms the heart: Healthy-heart advice from Europe

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Jan 26, 2015 - 0 comments

Heart-disease patients have been advised to avoid being outside during rush hour traffic in a paper published in December in the European Heart Journal - click headline

Flashback: Face Off with Art Hindle

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Jan 25, 2015 - 0 comments

The film, billed as Canada’s first million-dollar movie, focuses on Billy Duke, played by Hindle, a rookie who joins the Toronto Maple Leafs and must adapt to the major league with help from roommate George Armstrong (playing himself), while wooing a singer, played by Trudy Young, who objects to her boyfriend’s rough-and-tumble career - click headline

Positively Medieval: Hiking through ancient mysteries in southern France

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Jan 23, 2015 - 0 comments

As we hiked through, around, up and over one medieval village after another, our guide Richard Posner immersed us in their Middle Ages history stretching from the 11th to the 14th century - click headline