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Teenage vandals in St. Thomas caught orange-handed

The doorbell rang shortly before 11 p.m., the house already pelted with oranges, the teens running down the street.

WW2 veteran from Belleville energizes youth with social-justice message

Harry’s Last Stand has sold over 20,000 copies and the book, released earlier this year, is going into a third reprint.

ALL THINGS CONSIDERED: I was no Tyrone Power but still married the girl of my dreams

On my return from wartime duty, I was pleasantly surprised to see that the girl next door had grown into a lovely young woman in my absence.

BOB'S BLOG: New municipal councillors learn the fine art of staying awake

I have a lot of respect for those elected officials who toil long hours in service to their community. Good luck to them.

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.

Forever Young Information

Canada's Adult Lifestyle Publication

FLASHBACK: El Mocambo saved by Dragons’ Den star Michael Wekerle

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Jan 20, 2015 - 0 comments

“I had numerous beers here back in my youth,” Wekerle said of the bar. “I saw some great Canadian acts ... I want to give the kids a chance to look up and say, ‘I’m going to play the El Mocambo.’ That’s what it’s all about” click headline

Jan. 19, 1935: 80 years of jockey shorts

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Jan 16, 2015 - 0 comments

The first Jockey briefs, which went on sale on Jan. 19, 1935 at the Marshall Field & Co. department store in Chicago.

Then and Now: 1968, Yorkville, Toronto, Vidal Sassoon opens first Canadian hair salon

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Jan 16, 2015 - 0 comments

“My dad is responsible for bringing Vidal to Toronto. He told him he would build a state-of-the-art salon, three storeys high with skylights in the heart of Yorkville. Vidal was blown away when he saw it and I remember the opening party was something to behold” click headline

New Found Stories: Great Big Sea’s Alan Doyle tours to support second solo album

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Alan Doyle will perform almost nightly in late January: Kitchener, Jan 21; Lindsay, Jan. 22; Ottawa, Jan. 23; Guelph, Jan. 24; North Bay, Jan. 25; St. Catharines, Jan. 28; Burlington, Jan. 29; Kingston, Jan. 30; Richmond Hill, Jan. 31; Brampton, Feb. 1; Hamilton, Feb. 3; London, Feb. 4; Toronto, Feb. 6 - click headline

FLASHBACK: January prime time Sundays, 1970

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Jan 11, 2015 - 0 comments

During January 1970 Sunday nights, what were your prime time favourites? click headline

Life the the Boomer Lane: New Bond ‘Girl’ not a girl by any definition

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Jan 09, 2015 - 0 comments

LBL hasn’t seen a Bond film since 1964, but she is standing and cheering over this one - click headline

Laughlines: Bedevilled by all the remotes

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Jan 08, 2015 - 0 comments

I lunge for the phone and I'm talking to Robbie except the phone is still ringing and I realize that I have one of the remotes to my ear - click headline

10 awesome movies to watch on Netflix in Canada

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Jan 07, 2015 - 0 comments

Often I see people asking for Netflix recommendations on social media once they have finished watching all available episodes of one show or another.

New Year’s: Snakedance, anyone?

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Dec 31, 2014 - 0 comments

New Year’s Eve, 1971: Ontario Place, Toronto, was the scene of one of the biggest New Year’s Eve parties in Ontario, reported the Toronto Star - 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