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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.

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Life in Norval

People Slideshow
Aug 01, 2007 - 4 comments

At a curl in the Credit River in the village of Norval, Ont., sits a red-brick manse where Canada's most famous author, L.M. Montgomery, resided from 1926 to 1935. The celebrated creator of Anne of Green Gables was known in her...

Onley a disability pioneer

People Photo
Aug 01, 2007 - 4 comments

David Onley, Ontario's next lieutenant governor, plans to use his five-year term to improve accessibility for the disabled. But first, the long-time Citytv broadcaster will have to find a way around the 22-step stone staircase at the official entrance to his...

Diana Forever Young

People Slideshow
Aug 01, 2007 - 4 comments

For Canadians still up in the early hours of Aug. 31, 1997, news of the death of Diana, Princess of Wales might have seemed unreal - but perhaps not as much as for those attending the final performance of Disney's Beauty...

Our greatest star: William Hutt remembered

People Photo
Aug 01, 2007 - 4 comments

William Hutt was the closest thing we had to a great Canadian theatre star. His performances on stage burned with such passion and energy that it's hard to believe that great flame has burned itself out. Hutt died on June 27...

Resort amenities attract boomers to Garth Trails

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

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...

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...

St. Hilda's marks 30 years

Aug 01, 2007 - 4 comments

At St. Hilda's Towers in Toronto, the 30th-anniversary celebrations continue. St. Hilda's opened its doors in 1977. It's a full-service retirement residence offering various levels of care. Programs and services include a wellness centre, recreational programs, fine dining, physiotherapy, a social...

Prepare for 'encore' career

Aug 01, 2007 - 4 comments

The latest news from the post-retirement employment beat introduces a new term: the "encore career." Marc Freedman, the CEO of a think tank based in California called Civic Ventures, writes, "In one of the most significant social trends of the new...

Sock it to your best friends

News&Views, News Photo
Aug 01, 2007 - 4 comments

Looking for a way to say hello to an aging father, relative or friend with a gift that lasts the whole day long? A Canadian company has created a unique way to stay in touch on a monthly basis, through delivery...