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BOB'S BLOG The Boston Marathon and Tom Longboat

On April 19, 1907, Longboat a member of the Onondaga Nation who grew up at Six Nations, southeast of Brantford, Ont., ran to victory at the Boston Marathon.

BOB’S BLOG: Allan Cup has a century of great hockey memories

Hockey fans looking forward to an alternative to the Stanley Cup playoffs should check out the upcoming Allan Cup tournament in Dundas from April 14-19.

ALL THINGS CONSIDERED: lads of Croyden and India attracted to shrapnel

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.

Sheridan's Age Aware Summit a must for businesses engaged in mature market

Sheridan's Age Aware Summit features internationally recognized author and mature market expert Dick Stroud of the UK-based consultancy 20plus30.

ALL THINGS CONSIDERED: India was a shock to the senses for the troops

Upon our arrival in Bombay, the first shock to hit us was the sweltering, stifling heat and oppressive humidity quite unlike anything we’d known during Britain’s miserly summers.

BOB'S BLOG Followup on visit by Brown Booby

Researcher got the scoop on the poop

Blog / ALL THINGS CONSIDERED: At 17, I wasn't a well-travelled youth prior to the war

17 year old Ed Pearson begins his wartime adventures

Gene Valaitis of radio team Jesse and Gene laments radio bean counters

I cried watching Jay Leno signing off. I spent 23 years in broadcasting

BOB'S BLOG 1 day till Sochi. 5 to watch for Canada

Here are five athletes who may not end up owning the podium but have worked hard to get there.

Blog/ ALL THINGS CONSIDERED: Ready for action after gunner training

FYI is proud to welcome back Ed Pearson as a contributing blogger.

Forever Young Information

Canada's Adult Lifestyle Publication

Resort amenities attract boomers to Garth Trails

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Housing Slideshow
Aug 01, 2007 - 4 comments

The big selling point at Garth Trails The Village, a new lifestyle community from Starward Homes in Hamilton, is resort-style amenities. What sets this Hamilton Mountain community apart from others, says Starward Homes sales manager Michelle McKenzie, is its 14,000-square-foot clubhouse....

One big family

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Housing Slideshow
Aug 01, 2007 - 4 comments

In the beginning there were two. And 249 empty houses. Joyce and Darrell Brown moved into the first rental home on the vacant CFB Chatham military base in Miramichi, N.B. in 1997. Their first neighbours arrived three months later. By the...

Obama joins boomer network

Aug 01, 2007 - 4 comments

Eons.com, billed as the first social networking site for baby boomers, has announced Barack Obama's participation on the site. Obama has created a full profile to share with Eons members. He's is the first candidate to recognize the importance of boomers...

Retirement here I come

Aug 01, 2007 - 4 comments

Recently I retired. Was this good news or bad? I do know that before I submitted that final resignation letter I spent a lot of time in consultation with financial advisors, friends and colleagues, and especially with myself. I did a...

Grand day for PAL Vancouver

Aug 01, 2007 - 4 comments

Vancouver's Performing Arts Lodge, an apartment complex providing subsidized housing for seniors and people with disabilities from the performing arts, opened its doors to its first tenants in May 2006. But last month it opened up to the world, hosting its...

All aboard the Toy Train

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Travel, World Slideshow
Aug 01, 2007 - 4 comments

India changes people, I was once told by a friend from that country. Even though I have been to the subcontinent several times, there's one word that describes what I learned on a recent trip: patience. Train travel has always excited...

Deemed if you do

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Travel, Snowbirds Photo
Aug 01, 2007 - 4 comments

As a mature Canadian, just about now is when you might be contemplating a trip south during our cold winter. And this year the strong loonie makes the U.S. south more affordable for greater numbers than in many years. But here's...

The scooter squeeze

Aug 01, 2007 - 6 comments

With the proliferation of motorized toys, scooters and other vehicles, a question increasingly arises. What can you do about insuring these things? Four years ago, my grandson received a Ninja Kawasaki motorized vehicle that was powered by a rechargeable electric motor,...

York Hosts Mariposa Archives

Aug 01, 2007 - 4 comments

Toronto's York University is the new, permanent home to the archives of the Mariposa Folk Festival, it was announced in June. "We are thrilled with the treasure trove of historical artifacts that the Mariposa archives offer," said Michael Moir, head archivist...

Bad news in your inbox

Aug 01, 2007 - 4 comments

It's the latest way to say good-bye - with an email to friends. A new online service called YouDeparted.com promises to automatically email the client's last wishes and important information to their family and friends when they die. YouDeparted.com allows the...