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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.

Don’t give up on defined-benefit plan: study

Canada's experience with conversion to defined contribution has been similar to the U.S. experience.

BOB’S BLOG: Memories of a Deputy Burgermeister

Back in the nineties in Burlington, I was usually on Deputy Mayor duties in the month of November.

ALL THINGS CONSIDERED: The adventures of a rookie bobby

They say a policeman never forgets his first arrest and I’m no exception. In fact, it took a couple of years to live it down.

New Mississauga pet laws draw criticism

The law bans dog owners from leaving any animal without adequate shelter - defined as a double-walled and insulated doghouse that is large enough for the pet to stand up, turn around, lie down and stretch its limbs in - outside during extreme weather.

Hamilton sky-watchers can't wait for Geminid Meteor Shower

Astronomers say the annual Geminid Meteor Shower peaking Dec. 13 should be a great show this year.

BOB'S BLOG: Grey Cup memories –suburb startled by reveller firing shotgun

This seven-year-old watched the Ti-Cat victory from my grandparents’ home, as my parents were out at a Grey Cup party. Weren’t all parents out at a Grey Cup parties in those days?

Forever Young Information

Canada's Adult Lifestyle Publication

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

Life in the Boomer Lane: Proof we are getting smarter. Or dumber

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Westerners have lost 14 IQ points since the Victorian era. Most post-menopausal women have, as yet, been unable to find theirs - click headline