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Co-founder of Parry Sound Festival of the Sound dies

Along with husband, internationally known pianist Anton Kuerti, the couple helped established the world acclaimed local musical festival, The Festival of the Sound, in the summer of 1979 at their cottage in Parry Sound.

BOB'S BLOG: 10 Things I Learned from David Halton’s Dispatches from the Front

Matthew Halton is considered to be one of the best war correspondents of World War II.

Teenage vandals in St. Thomas caught orange-handed

The doorbell rang shortly before 11 p.m., the house already pelted with oranges, the teens running down the street.

WW2 veteran from Belleville energizes youth with social-justice message

Harry’s Last Stand has sold over 20,000 copies and the book, released earlier this year, is going into a third reprint.

ALL THINGS CONSIDERED: I was no Tyrone Power but still married the girl of my dreams

On my return from wartime duty, I was pleasantly surprised to see that the girl next door had grown into a lovely young woman in my absence.

BOB'S BLOG: New municipal councillors learn the fine art of staying awake

I have a lot of respect for those elected officials who toil long hours in service to their community. Good luck to them.

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.

Forever Young Information

Canada's Adult Lifestyle Publication

What will your walls be wearing?

May 01, 2008 - 7 comments

Paint trends are increasingly being influenced by the world of fashion, says Canadian PARA Paints. "Study the window displays of high-end clothing stores or flip through fashion magazines and you’ll get a good sense of what paint colours are in style...

New blood adds energy to old Foreigner tunes

May 01, 2008 - 4 comments

What started as a short series of charity concerts has turned into a full-blown renaissance for the rock band Foreigner. Now 32 years into their history, the band, with an almost completely different lineup from its hit-making days of the late...

Tired eyes

Apr 04, 2008 - 5 comments

"You look tired today," says a colleague. But I'm not. What I am is one of those people who has dark circles under her eyes which blossom into a full raccoon mask at the drop of a hat. It seems to...

Big plans for basements

Housing Photo
Apr 04, 2008 - 4 comments

Traditionally the home of the laundry room, furnace, storage areas or maybe a rec room or kids' playroom, basements today are taking on a more prestigious role. Bedrooms, home offices and other additions to the home's living space are finding their...

Flexibility helps keep senior staffers

Apr 04, 2008 - 4 comments

More than 90 per cent of the baby boomer work force in the U.S. who'd like to remain working does so for financial reasons. This and several other findings are among the results of an internet-based survey of almost 500 companies...

84 ways to help

News&Views, News Photo
Apr 04, 2008 - 4 comments

The federal Senate Special Senate Committee on Aging has released its second interim report outlining 84 options to improve the situation for seniors of today and of the future. The report, titled Issues and Options for an Aging Population, was released...

Five Prime Addresses

Apr 04, 2008 - 4 comments

Bear Mountain, Victoria, B.C. ( Lots and homes, townhomes, condominiums and fractional ownership are available at this scenic mountainside resort property. Speargrass, Carseland, Alta. ( Custom dream homes and cozy weekend cottages accompany this southern Alberta community within river valley landscape....

Murray crosses Canada

People Photo
Apr 04, 2008 - 4 comments

Fresh from an appearance on the Rick Mercer Report, two months on the road in the United States and a controversial addition to the list of Juno nominations, country crooner Anne Murray is set to visit her fans across Canada in...

Look before you leap

Travel, Snowbirds Photo
Apr 04, 2008 - 4 comments

You've seen the ads: "Buy in Florida, it's never been a better time!" "Invest in Florida!" "Deals abound in Florida." Successful cross-border real-estate buying requires up-to-date knowledge of continually changing legal, mortgage and property-tax issues. Growing up in Ontario, I always...

Prostate Cancer: Ask questions, get answers

Health, Cancer Slideshow
Apr 04, 2008 - 4 comments

In January of 1998, Harold Usher --engineer, human-resources trainer and city councillor in London, Ont. -- had his world turned upside down. The impetus for this transformation was a diagnosis of prostate cancer, something that more than 22,000 Canadian men will...