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Newswire & Blogs

Hamilton: Not a lunchpail town

A trip to the Hamilton area will soon convince you that there is much more there than steel-mills, bowling alleys and football.

The world’s greatest detective

Robert Fabian, who had risen through the ranks of the London Metropolitan Police Force to become detective superintendent of Scotland Yard, was popularly known as the world’s greatest detective.

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.

Forever Young Information

Canada's Adult Lifestyle Publication

Insurance Notebook: a Critical Decision

Sep 03, 2008 - 21 comments

Critical-illness insurance EXPLAINED You work and you plan and you save - to pay everyday expenses and to achieve your longer-term financial goals, whatever they may be. And everything is going well. Then, on one extra-stressful day, your heart says, "I've...

Science or sales pitch?

Sep 03, 2008 - 4 comments

In fairy tales for the young, fair maiden is rescued by Prince Charming. In fairy tales for the not-so-young, aging matron is rejuvenated by magic potion. She applies an emulsion every day and, after a time, looks in the mirror and...

Edwards kept his secret

People Photo
Sep 03, 2008 - 4 comments

Little did AARP know when the retirees organization hosted former Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards at a poverty symposium in Washington, DC on July 30 that nine days later, Edwards would announce on national television that National Enquirer-reported rumours were true:...

Cruise and learn

Sep 03, 2008 - 4 comments

Elderhostel has taken its wide-ranging education programs for older adults onto the world's waterways. The Boston-based company's catalogue, Adventures Afloat, details cruises through December 2009, listing more than 130 itineraries designed for people 55 and older. While land-based offerings last from...

B.C. adds acupuncture to benefits list

Sep 03, 2008 - 5 comments

British Columbia is the first Canadian province to offer acupuncture treatments as a supplementary benefit for its Medical Service Plan (MSP) premium assistance recipients. "Acupuncture is recognized worldwide as a safe and effective way to treat or manage a variety of...

Is home staging for you?

Housing Slideshow
Sep 03, 2008 - 5 comments

Home staging has been around for decades, even though it's only come of age in recent years. Our interest in DIY home upgrades, the competitive real estate market, and popularity of TV programs on selling properties fast have helped bring home...

Who's zooming who?

Sep 03, 2008 - 4 comments

What do you think of the "zoomer" concept? Ten years ago in July this publication, then known as Today's Seniors, was rebranded as Forever Young and we subsequently took heat as some readers, resisting the change, complained that it disrespected those...

Taking the waters

Travel, Snowbirds Slideshow
Sep 03, 2008 - 4 comments

It's a traveller's mantra: "Don't drink the water." History is drenched with unfortunate happenstance reported by pilgrims who sipped the water in strange places. But that's precisely why you come to Hot Springs, Ark. Here the water is as much a...

Pierce's targets

People Slideshow
Sep 03, 2008 - 4 comments

Pierce Brosnan, 55, definitely seems to have gotten rid of his post-Bond blues. And he's proven himself to be a pretty decent prognosticator as well. Brosnan was interviewed on the eve of the release of Mamma Mia!, the ABBA-inspired musical for...

Guelph LTC site now targets younger set

Housing, New projects Slideshow
Sep 03, 2008 - 4 comments

St. Joseph's Health Centre in Guelph, Ont. has long been noted for its long-term and continuing-care services but it is now poised to add a new element to its residential mix as it unveils plans for a new condominium building that...