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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?

Burlington women told they are more charitable than men

More than 50 women (and three men) gathered at the Waterfront Hotel last Friday (Nov. 14) to celebrate National Philanthropy Day, and to talk about ways charities can generate more funds for their worthy causes.

Star’s Griffin wins Canadian Baseball Hall media award

Long-time Toronto Star baseball columnist and former Montreal Expos publicity director Richard Griffin has been named the winner of the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame’s 2014 Jack Graney Award.

Outdoor curling bonspiel set for Orangeville Jan 31

Great Canadian Pond Spiel is guaranteed to be a unique experience Jan. 31, 2015.

Revelo electric bike leads list of 7 best Toronto startups

Founder Henry Chong started the company Revelo Electric which specializes in electric bikes for urban settings.

REVIEW: Lucinda reads from a sheet but band is booming

LUCINDA WILLIAMS AT MASSEY HALL NOV. 20:As her nearly two-hour concert continued, first with Car Wheels On A Gravel Road’s “Can’t Let Go,” and then one of her earlier numbers, “I Just Wanted to See You So Bad,” Williams continued to leaf through the binder for the lyrics to the song she was about to sing.

Missing Brampton grandmother found through Instagram post

The family of a 78-year-old Brampton woman who was missing for two days said that it was an Instagram post that led them to their grandmother.

Modano, Hasek, Forsberg, Blake pose for Hall of Fame photo

from left to right Mike Modano in the Player Category, Bill McCreary in the Referee and Linesman category, goaltender Dominik Hasek and Peter Foresberg, both from the Players Category, Line Gignac Burns(widow of Pat Burns) accepting it for the late Pat Burns from the Builder Category and Rob Blake. Star photo

Pan Am Games cauldron to be manufactured by ArcelorMittal Dofasco

Burlington, Ontario, Friday, Nov. 14 - From left , Saad Rafi Chief executive officer, Toronto Pan Am Games committee, Sean Donnelly, President ArcelorMittal Dofasco, and marathon runner Reid Coolsaet announce that ArcelorMittal Dofasco of Hamilton will be producing the cauldron for the Pan Am games, to take place next year. Photo by: Kaz Novak The Hamilton Spectator.

BOB’S BLOG: Your vote can make a difference in local land-use planning

Neighbourhood Commercial plaza got approved but bakery never materialized

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Life on wheels: RV life is great for the Reads and their Sherman Tank

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Nov 25, 2014 - 0 comments

“We came up with a plan at the end of July, 2007 and by Oct. 15 we had sold the house, quit our jobs and hit the road. It started loosely as a two-year plan"

River of Life: Sailing Bangkok's Chao Phraya River to the Temple of The Dawn

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Nov 22, 2014 - 0 comments

"Is this not better than suffering in the pollution and traffic-clogged streets of Bangkok?" - click headline

All things for all snowbirds

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Nov 15, 2014 - 0 comments

“It’s a real interesting phenomenon,” he says. “When I came on the board (of directors of the Canadian Snowbird Association) in 2006, we really had to sell memberships, get out there and push to sell memberships. Now, people are lining up to buy them.”

Snowbirds in the know: Elderhostel now called Roads Scholar

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Oct 31, 2014 - 0 comments

The setting may be academic but courses aren’t anything like the dull drills you remember from college days. There are no grades, no pop quizzes. Classes are interesting, relevant, hip and often have an element of fun - click headline

Mattamy welcomes empty nesters to RiverTown, Florida

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Oct 30, 2014 - 0 comments

In April of this year, Mattamy announced the purchase of the RiverTown community in Jacksonville, Fla. for $43.6-million U.S. from St. Joe Company in what it termed “one of the most significant real estate transactions in north Florida in the last 10 years.” click headline

Cruising: New cargo/cruise ship headed for South Seas

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Oct 29, 2014 - 0 comments

The Aranui calls at a half-dozen of the volcanic outcroppings in an archipelago with dramatic crags towering over lush valleys, tropical forests and scattered villages. It has been called French Polynesia's most spectacular island chain - click headline

Snowbirds: Go Las Vegas to Baja on AeroMexico

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Oct 25, 2014 - 0 comments

Want to parlay a trip to Las Vegas into a quick hop over to Baja California in Mexico, 70 minutes away? click headline

Florida housing: You never know

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Oct 23, 2014 - 0 comments

If you seek a good buy on a winter home and are a canny shopper, the good news is that many great deals are still available - click headline

Checklist before buying travel health insurance

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Oct 21, 2014 - 1 comments

...and for those new to being out of the country for an extended time period, one of the most important items to plan is around insurance - click headline

Snowbird Notes: Arizona tops in long-stay vacations

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Oct 20, 2014 - 0 comments

Arizona tops in long-stay vacations / Scottsdale Chute for the Stars / Austin hosts Formula 1 U.S. Grand Prix / Florida theme park expansions / Snowbirds find Mexico, Cuba attractive - click headline