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18 things you should say to your dad before it’s too late

Going fishing with you was fun even though I said it wasn't.

ALL THINGS CONSIDERED: Ex-soldier joins London police

Born in 1925 in Croydon, England, Ed Pearson volunteered to join the British Royal Air Force at the age of 16 and during World War II served in India and Burma. His blog continues here.

Lancaster flight engineer talks trip to England

Plan to spend an evening with Craig Brookhouse, the chief flight engineer on the recent Canadian Warplane Heritage Lancaster flight to England.

SOUTHBOUND BLOG: Travel to Alabama’s Gulf Coast with Southern this Winter

Southern’s eclectic mixture of private vacation homes and high and mid-rise condominiums ensures a property for every taste and budget of those staying and playing along the Gulf Coast.

Arrest in Brantford nursing home thefts

A 43-year-old Brantford woman is facing multiple criminal charges for string of thefts from a local nursing home.

Shaw Festival plans to replace Court House, Royal George theatres

The board of governors of Shaw has decided to replace the existing Court House and Royal George theatres

Fall fair time for Rick Mercer

Canadian comedian Rick Mercer was among many who took in this weekend's Norwood Fall Fair.

Sheridan Sports Hall honours ex Guelph hoops star

In 1977-78, Jerry Auger and the Bruins had an 18-2 league record, won the OCAA bronze medal - he was named a tournament all-star - and went to the national championship tournament in Montreal.

Guelph retirees thankful for return of wallet

These young ladies are model citizens and human beings. Thank you, young ladies, we are so grateful.

'80s return with Honeymoon Suite

Honeymoon Suite plays at the Portuguese Club in Cambridge on Oct. 17

Forever Young Information

Canada's Adult Lifestyle Publication

Thomas column insensitive

Dec 20, 2007 - 4 comments

I have read a number of columns by William Thomas over the years and know that he can be genuinely funny without denigrating people or their beliefs. It was, therefore, disappointing to read his column in the November edition of Forever...

Montreal doctor receives top kidney award

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Dec 20, 2007 - 4 comments

The Kidney Foundation of Canada has announced that the 2007 Founder's Award has been presented to Dr. Jean-Guy Mongeau, a nephrologist. The presentation was to take place at the closing gala for the Founder's Award Campaign at Le Windsor hotel in...

Tilly, Romance turn to kids books

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Dec 20, 2007 - 4 comments

Two Canadian women who made their names in other art forms have turned to children's books. The painter Trisha Romance, 56, from the Niagara peninsula of Ontario, is now on tour promoting her first children's book, called A Star for Christmas....

Kitchener community marks milestone

Dec 20, 2007 - 155 comments

Phrases like "aging in place" and "continuum of care," now part of the lexicon of retirement living, were far from common back in 1972, when Hugh and Pamela MacLean purchased and renovated the abandoned St. Jerome's College dormitory in Kitchener to...

Coens' films do the talking

Dec 20, 2007 - 4 comments

The film No Country for Old Men by the Coen brothers opened in wide release in November and is being touted as a possible Oscar contender. The brothers, it seemed at a press conference in Toronto in September, are content to...

Old dog, new tricks

Dec 20, 2007 - 4 comments

Terrence Bredin, 78, tested his virtual bowling skills using a Nintendo Wii as he aims at a screen. It was part of an event presented by Home Instead Senior Care, a provider of non-medical services for seniors, at the Briton House...

No respect for differences

Dec 20, 2007 - 4 comments

Re: Lionel Darby letter, October. I am amused. When I started school over 75 years ago, the chants of the children then on the streets was, "Protestant, Protestant, ring the bell, Catholic, Catholic go to hell." Of course it was reversed...

Bingo was her downfall

Dec 20, 2007 - 4 comments

Lorraine Boutilier tried to cope with the growing stress and loneliness in her life by hanging out with friends at the local bingo hall. Sometimes she was there as often as three times a day, five days a week, her lawyer...

ON THE SCENE: Branson recruits Elvis for announcement

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Dec 20, 2007 - 3 comments

Sir Richard Branson, 57, officially announced the launch of Virgin Unite Canada, the independent charitable arm of Virgin, on Nov. 12 with the help of such luminaries as the "International Queen Of Burlesque" Dita Von Teese, 35, and New Wave musical...

Protect against risks that erode retirement savings

Dec 20, 2007 - 4 comments

The longer each person lives into their retirement, the more exposed they become to various retirement risks. Desjardins Financial Security offers an analysis of these threats. Longevity risk: the risk of outliving your savings Health risk: the risk of becoming seriously...