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Women on the move: Becky

Women on the Moveis a one-a-month series on this blog about women of retirement age who refuse to retire from life. Women who seek and embrace change. Women who stand at the bend in the road and, with a sense of adventure, impulsiveness, curiosity and courage, keep walking.


Only you will ever know the moments that make it all worthwhile.

Listen to the quiet

The first warning came from my grandmother. I was 27, running through life. Not like there was no tomorrow but like I had to get to tomorrow before anyone else did. My grandmother gave me a book, “Slow Me Down, Lord”. I did not listen to the warning.

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.

Forever Young Information

Canada's Adult Lifestyle Publication

Dragon ladies

People Slideshow
Jun 01, 2007 - 4 comments

The 120 members of the national Canadians Abreast dragon-boat team may be from such far-flung cities as Penticton, B.C. and Grand Baraho, N.B. but they have several core traits in common. They all love paddling, they are all competitors -- and...

Dion at Disneyland

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May 01, 2007 - 4 comments

It was a titanic day for Rene-Charles Angelil, 6, early in April as he was escorted around Disneyland by his mother Celine Dion, 39, and father Rene Angelil, 55. Dion's Las Vegas show A New Day is currently in its last...

Colm's too busy -- and loving it

People Slideshow
May 01, 2007 - 4 comments

On screen and on stage, he's been Pierre Trudeau, Glenn Gould, Henry Higgins, Don Juan, Coriolanus, the weird-looking evil dude in The Chronicles of Riddick, and the Bon Cop (or was he the Bad Cop?). In real life, he's Colm Feore,...

According to Carstairs

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May 01, 2007 - 4 comments

Outspoken Manitoba Senator Sharon Carstairs has been called a Woman of Firsts, with a record of breaking into bastions of male dominance that goes back to 1961, when as a student at Dalhousie University in Nova Scotia she was elected the...

Living large

May 01, 2007 - 4 comments

The Ontario Residential Care Association (ORCA) now knows what residents of Oakville's Churchill Place Retirement Residence have known for years -- fellow resident George Anthony is a gentleman who continues to leave his mark on his community. Anthony was honoured, last...

The Amiel Allure

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May 01, 2007 - 6 comments

In a recent column in Maclean's magazine, Barbara Amiel pondered the inexorable march of age, an essay prompted, she informed the reader, by another columnist in another publication (the Toronto Star, as it happens). "During my recent 15 minutes of fame,"...

Dunsworth set for TPB season 7

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Apr 01, 2007 - 4 comments

Veteran East Coast actor John Dunsworth has an extensive list of credits and awards over his long acting career but it took his iconoclastic role on the hit TV series Trailer Park Boys to get him bumped up to first class....

Recharging Rollins

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Apr 01, 2007 - 4 comments

After a rigorous stretch of concerts and professional duties, Sonny Rollins is ensconced at his rustic homestead for a four-month respite. The eminent 76-year-old tenor saxist is noted as much for his penchant for self-imposed performing hiatuses as for his playing...

What does Green mean?

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Apr 01, 2007 - 4 comments

Green Party Leader Elizabeth May approaches the next federal election campaign with considerable elation and a bit of frustration. Recent polls have shown the 24-year-old party's popularity rise nationwide into the double digits (as high as 11 per cent) along with...

The blonds are back

People Slideshow
Apr 01, 2007 - 4 comments

The Police are back on the beat. The trio, one of music's most popular groups of the eighties -- consisting of Sting, Stewart Copeland and Andy Summers -- broke up in 1986 after selling 50-million albums. Now they are back together,...