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Modano, Hasek, Forsberg, Blake pose for Hall of Fame photo

from left to right Mike Modano in the Player Category, Bill McCreary in the Referee and Linesman category, goaltender Dominik Hasek and Peter Foresberg, both from the Players Category, Line Gignac Burns(widow of Pat Burns) accepting it for the late Pat Burns from the Builder Category and Rob Blake. Star photo

Pan Am Games cauldron to be manufactured by ArcelorMittal Dofasco

Burlington, Ontario, Friday, Nov. 14 - From left , Saad Rafi Chief executive officer, Toronto Pan Am Games committee, Sean Donnelly, President ArcelorMittal Dofasco, and marathon runner Reid Coolsaet announce that ArcelorMittal Dofasco of Hamilton will be producing the cauldron for the Pan Am games, to take place next year. Photo by: Kaz Novak The Hamilton Spectator.

BOB’S BLOG: Your vote can make a difference in local land-use planning

Neighbourhood Commercial plaza got approved but bakery never materialized

Heroic Guelph truck driver to be honoured today

Canada Cartage driver Ian Fleury has come to the aid of several people he's encountered on the road in his 25-year career, but this past winter he found himself rescuing two drivers in as many weeks.

Ottawa renames span Vimy Memorial Bridge

Ottawa’s newest bridge now pays tribute to one of the country’s most iconic military battles.

Veterans can travel Mississauga transit for free Nov. 11

The City of Mississauga is letting Canadian Armed Forces veterans know that they and a companion can ride the city's transit service, called MiWay, for free on Remembrance Day.

1914 Muskoka murder featured in Notorious Ontario book

Ontario authors Maria Da Silva and Andrew Hind have delved beneath the surface to tell the hidden stories behind the murderers, bank robbers and just plain scoundrels of the late 19th and early 20th century, including Muskoka’s “Black Bill” Ruttan.

Monty Python troupe turns down fortune to tour

The Monty Python troupe has turned down a world tour that would have earned them $32 million.

REMEMBRANCE: Ottawa Strathcona Legionnaires take poppy duty seriously

“We’ll make 42 stops,” said Winters, a 20-year member of the Royal Canadian Legion and former military musician who served in the 1960s.

ALL THINGS CONSIDERED: Trainees at London's police school were rough around the edges

Training to become a London, UK policeman in 1947 differed greatly from today.

Forever Young Information

Canada's Adult Lifestyle Publication

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

Canada/US travel: Check your border crossing records

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Sep 15, 2014 - 0 comments

Standing at the customs register and being denied entry into the United States due to an administrative error on CBP's part is an experience nobody wants to experience - click headline

Retirement Lifestyle: Smart choice for Maritimers

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May 27, 2014 - 0 comments

The hunt was over. They had found the snowbird home they had always dreamed of - click headline