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Could she dance

She was a 70-something, 5-foot something, silver-haired beauty with eyes that could carry on a conversation and a smile that could make a beggar give up his last dime.

Advertorial: 300 More Reasons to Head South For the Winter

As temperatures begin to drop up North, Southern Vacation Rentals is gearing up for the winter by adding nearly 300 vacation rentals to their options for guests to stay along the beaches of Northwest Florida and Coastal Alabama.

Advertorial - Snowbird season is almost here

Get ready for a sweet Southern experience because snowbird season is almost here!

Advertorial - Choose a sweet southern winter vacation in Northwest Florida

Dreaming of spending your winter in a warmer climate? Southern Vacation Rentals wants to help you find the perfect home, cottage or condo rental in Northwest Florida for your extended stay this winter.

Hamilton: Not a lunchpail town

A trip to the Hamilton area will soon convince you that there is much more there than steel-mills, bowling alleys and football.

The world’s greatest detective

Robert Fabian, who had risen through the ranks of the London Metropolitan Police Force to become detective superintendent of Scotland Yard, was popularly known as the world’s greatest detective.

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.

Forever Young Information

Canada's Adult Lifestyle Publication

Smart hearing: New hearing aids use smartphone technology

May 28, 2014 - 0 comments

Other companies offer aids that are compatible with various mobile devices, including the iPhone. However, those require an intermediary piece of hardware, often worn around the neck, to make the connection. But a proprietary Apple protocol allows the Linx to stream the sound directly from the device - click headline

New Xbox integrates multiple TV functions

Dec 13, 2013 - 97 comments

DeLonghi Icona Eco 310 Espresso Machine / Microsoft Xbox One / Etymotic Bean - click headline

Hearing Month: Deaf and distant

Health, Hearing Photo
May 14, 2013 - 14 comments

Hearing professionals know well how hearing impairment can cause serious discord between spouses - click headline or photo

Study links diabetes, hearing loss

Jan 28, 2013 - 21 comments

Diabetes-related hearing loss is greater among woman as they age, especially if the metabolic disorder is not well-controlled with medication - click headline or photo

Healthy Homes Renovation Tax Credit: what is and isn’t eligible


Seniors can now get a $1,500 annual tax credit on up to $10,000 in renovations making their homes safer to live in - click headline or photo

Hearing aids nearly invisible

Health, Hearing, Technology Slideshow
May 19, 2012 - 20 comments

Tremendous growth in hearing-aid technology has yielded major improvements in how they work and how they look – if you can see them at all. Click headline or photo

Hearing Month: Keep it cranked

Health, People, Hearing Slideshow
May 13, 2011 - 25 comments

Are boomers who like their music loud condemned to either the distortion of earplugs or to escalating hearing impairment if they continue to attend loud concerts? *** For Andy Kim, Canadian-born pop/rock hitmaker with a modicum of hearing impairment, quiet does...

Inbox: A fan of closed captioning

Jun 23, 2010 - 6 comments

About 11 years ago Ellen Ashton-Haiste wrote an article for your magazine about dealing with deafness. I live in Summerland, but was visiting my daughter in London, Ont. and Ellen interviewed my daughter. It is so nice to see that Ellen...

Hearing aids are for ears – not drawers

May 01, 2008 - 16 comments

Everyone’s heard the stories about the person who spends a fortune on hearing aids and lets them sit, unused and nearly forgotten, in a bedroom drawer. "It’s a common story," says MJ DeSousa, vice-president and chief audiologist at Listen Up! Canada,...

Selling hearing

Health, Hearing Slideshow
May 01, 2008 - 21 comments

Bill Lishman well recalls the day he was fitted with hearing aids. Sitting outside that evening he commented to his family, "The crickets are certainly loud tonight." "No different than any other night," came the reply. He took out the hearing...