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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.

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.

Forever Young Information

Canada's Adult Lifestyle Publication

Seeking sun, sand and surgery

Many Canadians are looking beyond the northern border for medical care ranging from dental crowns to hip replacement surgery. Their search is often due to frustrations over unbearable wait times, expensive elective procedures, or the desire for a specialized treatment unavailable at home.

Get the facts on travel insurance

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Aug 31, 2013 - 9 comments

Unexpected expenses that can add up quickly. The insurer Medipac lists the following: Snowbird, Travel Medical, Vacation or Trip Cancellation, Annual Multi-Trip, Visitor’s to Canada, Baggage and Evacuation Insurance - click headline or photo

Spotlight: Insurance case underlines importance of disclosing medical history

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Apr 30, 2012 - 46 comments

...if you buy insurance because you have a “pre-existing” health condition and fear it could force you to cancel your trip, you may be wasting your money - click headline or photo

Friday Spotlight: Top tips for buying Cdn. travel insurance

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Nov 18, 2011 - 20 comments

Buying travel insurance is an essential part of booking a trip. But not all insurance coverage is equal and the process of choosing your coverage can be confusing. Here’s how to wade through the various policies. Click headline...

CSA’s Snowbird Extravaganza offers community to Canucks

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Mar 11, 2011 - 4 comments

Good and cheap. That is the formula the Canadian Snowbird Association uses to attract tens of thousands of senior snowbirds to its annual Snowbird Extravaganzas each winter. Good, as in tremendous, top-drawer entertainers and myriad other attractions and exhibits such as...

Directory of travel health insurers

Oct 01, 2008 - 48 comments

Forever Young has assembled this list of Canadian travel-health insurance companies, with information verified as of September, 2008. * * * 21st Century Travel Insurance Ltd. Medicare International: product for Snowbirds with $5 million maximum 800-461-2100 Saveaway: new discount product with...

Good advice from a veteran executive

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Oct 01, 2008 - 4 comments

Nichola Ward, a former travel insurance industry executive who established the Snowbird.net website, offers good, basic advice on buying travel insurance. "Buying travel insurance is relatively simple. You figure out how long you're going for, what kind of coverage you want...

Smart snowbirds know to 'beat their birthday'

Oct 01, 2008 - 5 comments

Travel insurance can protect you from significant losses, including cancelled trips, lost baggage, medical emergencies, as well as other unforeseen circumstances. The following is a brief description of some of the general types of travel insurance available. Emergency Medical Insurance: provides...

The pain of it all

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Sep 01, 2007 - 4 comments

SEPTEMBER 2007 Many Canadians have a thing or two to say about our health-care system. Although touted as one of the best in the world, if you or a loved one have spent any time in an emergency room recently, you...