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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.

Rod Stewart, Blondie, Jane's Addiction to headline Kitchener's Big Music Fest

Big Music Fest will also feature Rod Stewart, Blondie, Jane's Addiction and several other popular bands as it returns to McLennan Park in Kitchener from July 10-12.

Echoes of Bobby Gimby: Ottawa-area township salutes 1967

1967 will be coming alive again at this year's Heritage Day celebration being hosted by the Goulbourn Township Historical Society on Saturday, Feb. 14.

Newmarket judge says no to racist will

Maple man Eric Spence, who died two years ago at 71, tried to disinherit one of his two daughters because she had a baby with a white man.

Oakville Christian-radio host Leek dies after scuba diving in Florida Keys

Jim Leek, 58, was diving at the French Reef off of Key Largo on Thursday, Jan. 29

Co-founder of Parry Sound Festival of the Sound dies

Along with husband, internationally known pianist Anton Kuerti, the couple helped established the world acclaimed local musical festival, The Festival of the Sound, in the summer of 1979 at their cottage in Parry Sound.

Forever Young Information

Canada's Adult Lifestyle Publication

Travel Briefs: Pristine park in Florida Keys, zip lining in Laos, tips for women travellers

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Jan 15, 2015 - 0 comments

Prepared by Grand Circle Travel, 101 "Tips for Women Travelers" has packaged its travel tips with short sketches of famous women globe-trotters throughout history - click headline

Snowbird Notebook: Sun Belt airports, visas for Ecuador

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Jan 14, 2015 - 0 comments

Ecuador fast-tracks visa process / Marion County hosts first LPGA tourney of ’15 season / Favourite snowbird airports - click headline

CSA revises strategy on proposed Retiree Visa

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Dec 29, 2014 - 0 comments

The proposed visa would permit Canadian snowbirds to spend up to eight months per year in their southern U.S. homes, up from the current six months - click headline

Border Strategies

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Dec 28, 2014 - 0 comments

Ignore the ‘free’ advice from friends, relatives and golf buddies when exploring cross-border legalities - click headline

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