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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

Florida lifestyle: Foodie Heaven

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Dec 21, 2014 - 0 comments

There are many reasons to visit Ft. Lauderdale, Florida – the beaches, the shopping, and for most Canadians, weary of the winter weather, the sunshine. But for me, the most compelling reason is the food - click headline

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

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Dec 02, 2014 - 7 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"

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

New electric cart breaks records

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Oct 27, 2014 - 0 comments

citEcar Electric Vehicles, a manufacturer based out of Gainesville, Fla., announced in July that they were able to achieve 105 miles on one charge with their new model - 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

Snowbird Notebook: CSA lobbies for votes for more time in the sun

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Sep 22, 2014 - 0 comments

Canadian snowbirds hoping to extend their winter vacations in U.S. Sun Belt may be close to realizing that wish / Snowbirds find Mexico, Cuba attractive / CSA membership rising - click headline