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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.

Forever Young Information

Canada's Adult Lifestyle Publication

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

Gadgets: Muse strengthens mind; Basis watch monitors body

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Dec 17, 2014 - 0 comments

If you spend time in hotel rooms and often use hotel internet then you’ll love this gadget / ...It can monitor sleep quality, including hours spent in a specific sleep cycle / ...an electronic headset with sensors that track real-time information on your brain performance - click headline

Three out of five people with dementia will go missing

Nov 26, 2014 - 0 comments

Why do people living with dementia go missing? How do we, as individuals and as a community, help someone who looks confused or lost if we encounter them?

Oakville woman battling cancer finds support for cap project

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Nov 26, 2014 - 0 comments

Oakville resident Dorothy Towey isn’t letting her breast cancer diagnosis stop her from trying to put a cap on the deadly disease. The 55-year-old woman has been knitting flower hats, selling them and donating all the proceeds to the Canadian Cancer Society.

Charities reap benefits from old friends honouring Gina

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Nov 24, 2014 - 0 comments

“Things are going wonderfully. The community response has been amazing. We presently have 240 wedding gowns and approximately 75 mother-of-the-bride/ groom, bridesmaid and flower-girl dresses. We have about two-dozen designer dresses, some handmade ones and also some brand new dresses that were donated by a bridal store.”

Carbon monoxide detectors now required in every home

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Nov 17, 2014 - 0 comments

Devices to detect the deadly gas will now be required near all sleeping areas of residential homes, plus in the service rooms and adjacent sleeping areas in multi-residential units. The only exception... - click headline

Toronto Festival of Authors welcomes Ann Eriksson

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FYI previews the 35th edition of the International Festival of Authors, running Oct. 23 to Nov. 2 in Toronto, with profiles of two participating writers. Visit ifoa.org for festival details

Survivors in solidarity

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Florianne never dreamed that she would develop a passion for racing a 12-metre boat and Joanna never thought she would be passionate about her weekly runs through Toronto’s High Park. But that was before breast cancer - click headline

Raw power – Australian marathoners thrive on vegan diet

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A bout with breast cancer – and the prognosis of perhaps six months to live – shook up the lives of Janette Murray-Wakelin and her husband Alan Murray 13 years ago, and their decision to change their lives completely eventually brought them an astounding result - click headline

CEO learns life lesson, raises funds on the bike

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LeClair has recovered from his own cancer scare, and attributes bike riding as a key to his healing - click headline