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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

Not zooming anywhere

Oct 01, 2008 - 4 comments

I have worked hard to become a senior (I am now age 65) and don't appreciate someone telling me I'm going to be Forever Young (which I would never want to be) and especially having someone calling me a Zoomer. I...

BBQ for sale - cheap

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Oct 01, 2008 - 4 comments

So my good friend Dave "The Doc" calls late one evening, says he's uncorking a bottle of Lagavulin and could I come over. I scared him when I pressed my face against the glass of his kitchen window while he was...

Game on

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Oct 01, 2008 - 4 comments

For all of us 50-plus types who struggle to maintain some level of fitness there were a couple recent sporting events that were both inspirational and instructive. One story comes from the recent Olympics in Beijing and some amazing performances by...

Bosom Buddies

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Health, Cancer Slideshow
Oct 01, 2008 - 20 comments

They go by many monikers: warrior princesses, bosom buddies, women alike, breast friends. They gather in every province, in most cities and scores of rural areas across the country. They take part in a multiplicity of activities: talking, singing, arts and...

Feeling left behind

Oct 01, 2008 - 4 comments

I'm so glad you raised this issue! I, for one, feel excluded by Moses Znaimer's reclassification of older adults. My children are of the boomer generation, and at least one of them qualifies, by his standards, to be a Zoomer. Where...

Eight big names for Walk of Fame

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People Slideshow
Oct 01, 2008 - 4 comments

As if early September in Toronto was not already laden with film stars, in the city for the Toronto International Film Festival, another batch of big-name homebrews came to town for another heavyweight event. Eight inductees to Canada's Walk of Fame...

Boomers love computers

Oct 01, 2008 - 4 comments

Another survey conducted by a U.S.-based computer-service company reveals how extensively boomers rely on their computers. The survey was conducted in June for support.com and indicates: more than 70 per cent of the boomers surveyed report a computer breakdown would be...

Gidget still surfing it up

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People Photo
Oct 01, 2008 - 4 comments

It may surprise many boomers and seniors to learn that there is a real-life Gidget, who 50 years ago was hooked on surfing and inspired the series of books and movies bearing her name. And today, 51 years after she bought...

Smart snowbirds know to 'beat their birthday'

Oct 01, 2008 - 5 comments

Travel insurance can protect you from significant losses, including cancelled trips, lost baggage, medical emergencies, as well as other unforeseen circumstances. The following is a brief description of some of the general types of travel insurance available. Emergency Medical Insurance: provides...

Exercise with Edna

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Lifestyle, Fitness Slideshow
Oct 01, 2008 - 7 comments

As Edna Levitt was leaving a Toronto restaurant a few years ago, the owner asked an unexpected question: "Do you work out?" When the lithe and slim 60-something Levitt replied in the affirmative, the woman nodded. "I can tell by your...