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BOB'S BLOG: Video illustrates senior's troubles finding a good home

An experienced housing advocate who knows her way around policy issues and rules and regulations had trouble finding suitable housing

Top 10 books in Canada, Hardcover Non-Fiction; Paperback Non-Fiction

Top 10, Hardcover Non-Fiction; Paperback Non-Fiction. from

York Region hosts Wheel Dance

The Ontario Trillium Foundation hosts Wheel Dance at the Victoria Ballet Company to showcase their new wheelchair ballroom dance program

McCartney happy he and John Lennon reconciled

Sir Paul says he's glad that he and John were able to patch up their differences before his death in 1980 on Dec. 8 at the age of 40.

Don’t give up on defined-benefit plan: study

Canada's experience with conversion to defined contribution has been similar to the U.S. experience.

BOB’S BLOG: Memories of a Deputy Burgermeister

Back in the nineties in Burlington, I was usually on Deputy Mayor duties in the month of November.

ALL THINGS CONSIDERED: The adventures of a rookie bobby

They say a policeman never forgets his first arrest and I’m no exception. In fact, it took a couple of years to live it down.

New Mississauga pet laws draw criticism

The law bans dog owners from leaving any animal without adequate shelter - defined as a double-walled and insulated doghouse that is large enough for the pet to stand up, turn around, lie down and stretch its limbs in - outside during extreme weather.

Hamilton sky-watchers can't wait for Geminid Meteor Shower

Astronomers say the annual Geminid Meteor Shower peaking Dec. 13 should be a great show this year.

BOB'S BLOG: Grey Cup memories –suburb startled by reveller firing shotgun

This seven-year-old watched the Ti-Cat victory from my grandparents’ home, as my parents were out at a Grey Cup party. Weren’t all parents out at a Grey Cup parties in those days?

Forever Young Information

Canada's Adult Lifestyle Publication

Cost, size are factors in moving

Mar 07, 2008 - 4 comments

Whether it's to a new-fangled "campus" or some other style of housing, new survey data indicates that the decision to move is frequently for financial reasons. According to the U.S.-based Financial Freedom Senior Sentiment Survey, the need to reduce housing costs...

Cher signs 3-year Vegas deal

Mar 07, 2008 - 4 comments

Singer/actor Cher has confirmed that she has signed a three-year deal with The Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas to perform some 200 shows in the 4,300 seat venue beginning May 6. The performance agreement, which is in partnership with...

No-one wants to come out and play

Mar 07, 2008 - 4 comments

The aging of Canada's population has contributed to one more predictable effect: a lower overall national participation rate in sports. The finding was released by Statistics Canada in February as part of a comprehensive study examining participation in sports by adult...

Homelessness is no joke

News&Views, News Photo
Mar 07, 2008 - 4 comments

The national anti-homelessness group Raising the Roof launched its 11th Toque Tuesday Campaign on Feb. 5 with thousands of volunteers taking to the streets to sell its signature toques in communities across Canada. By the end of the day, a total...

People are so dumb

Mar 07, 2008 - 4 comments

I have come to the conclusion that people are really, really stupid. We don't know anything. We go through life blissfully unaware of the dangers we encounter in every-day life. Oh, and fat, poor listeners, lazy, oblivious. This is the only...

Hawaiian cruise offers a cultural feast

Travel, Snowbirds Slideshow
Mar 07, 2008 - 4 comments

The spirit of aloha embraced the 1,440 passengers aboard the MS Zaandam from the moment we boarded in San Diego for a 15-day round-trip to Hawaii. Ports-of-call included Hilo, Honolulu, Lahaina, and Maui, with side trip to Ensenada, Mexico on the...

Biking Paris now easier

Mar 07, 2008 - 4 comments

A new self-service bicycle transit system called Velib lets Parisians and visitors to the French capital pick up and drop off any of the more than 20,500 bicycles distributed among more than 1,400 locations throughout the city. Each Velib parking station...

Patching up Alzheimer's patients

Mar 07, 2008 - 4 comments

A new medication patch may prove more effective and easier to use than traditional capsules Medication can help the memory but in order for that to happen the patient has to remember to take the medicine. It's the catch 22 of...

Let the light inside with acrylic windows

Housing Slideshow
Mar 07, 2008 - 4 comments

INTERIORS Sunlight and privacy may sometimes seem mutually exclusive. Windows let the light in but also open up the house to the outside world. One solution to letting the light in and keeping prying eyes out is acrylic block windows. Like...

Solid Soulpepper

Mar 07, 2008 - 4 comments

Toronto theatre lost two major supporters in 2007 with the demises of Bluma Appel and Ed Mirvish, and Canadian theatre lost its greatest stage actor, William Hutt. But, despite these gloomy notes, there were highlights. Soulpepper offered the highest number of...