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Memories of London’s underground

All the hubbub surrounding Toronto’s expansion of its smallish subway service got me to thinking about the massive London Underground System with its almost 300 stations on 11 different lines.

Norfolk, Ont. mink farmers make Faces of Fur calendar

Sandra admits the anti-fur lobby is huge and recalls 450 mink being released by activists who broke into the cages on a Simcoe farm a few years back

Matilda comes to Toronto as part of Mirvish's '15-'16 season

Two Tony Award-winning musicals and a hit London play are among the productions in the Mirvish 2015-16 season.

BOB'S BLOG: History repeating itself says crusading author, 91

The author looks back at the Depression and the brutal poverty he experienced in his youth, and sees how history is repeating itself.

ALL THINGS CONSIDERED: Sergeant hightailed it in the gloom of London’s Christ Church

Other than nabbing a suspect, there’s nothing more satisfying to a young constable than putting one over on his sergeant.

Rod Stewart, Blondie, Jane's Addiction to headline Kitchener's Big Music Fest

Big Music Fest will also feature Rod Stewart, Blondie, Jane's Addiction and several other popular bands as it returns to McLennan Park in Kitchener from July 10-12.

Echoes of Bobby Gimby: Ottawa-area township salutes 1967

1967 will be coming alive again at this year's Heritage Day celebration being hosted by the Goulbourn Township Historical Society on Saturday, Feb. 14.

Newmarket judge says no to racist will

Maple man Eric Spence, who died two years ago at 71, tried to disinherit one of his two daughters because she had a baby with a white man.

Oakville Christian-radio host Leek dies after scuba diving in Florida Keys

Jim Leek, 58, was diving at the French Reef off of Key Largo on Thursday, Jan. 29

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.

Forever Young Information

Canada's Adult Lifestyle Publication

You got through spring, now can you get by a fall

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Jul 08, 2015 - 0 comments

Keep in mind that, in a multitude of elderly-fall cases, it's not the injury that kills the victim. It's the pneumonia and other breathing complications that develop when they're confined to a hospital bed for any length of time.

Personal playlists bring back memories for Alzheimer’s patients

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May 27, 2015 - 0 comments

The Music for Memory Project was created in response to overwhelming evidence showing the beneficial effects of music and stimulation to improve quality of life for people living with dementia.

Advice from Ottawa's certified sex coach

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Ottawa’s Diane Merpaw, acclaimed as Networker of the Year, is also Canada’s first certified sex coach - 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

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