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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?

Burlington women told they are more charitable than men

More than 50 women (and three men) gathered at the Waterfront Hotel last Friday (Nov. 14) to celebrate National Philanthropy Day, and to talk about ways charities can generate more funds for their worthy causes.

Star’s Griffin wins Canadian Baseball Hall media award

Long-time Toronto Star baseball columnist and former Montreal Expos publicity director Richard Griffin has been named the winner of the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame’s 2014 Jack Graney Award.

Outdoor curling bonspiel set for Orangeville Jan 31

Great Canadian Pond Spiel is guaranteed to be a unique experience Jan. 31, 2015.

Revelo electric bike leads list of 7 best Toronto startups

Founder Henry Chong started the company Revelo Electric which specializes in electric bikes for urban settings.

REVIEW: Lucinda reads from a sheet but band is booming

LUCINDA WILLIAMS AT MASSEY HALL NOV. 20:As her nearly two-hour concert continued, first with Car Wheels On A Gravel Road’s “Can’t Let Go,” and then one of her earlier numbers, “I Just Wanted to See You So Bad,” Williams continued to leaf through the binder for the lyrics to the song she was about to sing.

Missing Brampton grandmother found through Instagram post

The family of a 78-year-old Brampton woman who was missing for two days said that it was an Instagram post that led them to their grandmother.

Modano, Hasek, Forsberg, Blake pose for Hall of Fame photo

from left to right Mike Modano in the Player Category, Bill McCreary in the Referee and Linesman category, goaltender Dominik Hasek and Peter Foresberg, both from the Players Category, Line Gignac Burns(widow of Pat Burns) accepting it for the late Pat Burns from the Builder Category and Rob Blake. Star photo

Pan Am Games cauldron to be manufactured by ArcelorMittal Dofasco

Burlington, Ontario, Friday, Nov. 14 - From left , Saad Rafi Chief executive officer, Toronto Pan Am Games committee, Sean Donnelly, President ArcelorMittal Dofasco, and marathon runner Reid Coolsaet announce that ArcelorMittal Dofasco of Hamilton will be producing the cauldron for the Pan Am games, to take place next year. Photo by: Kaz Novak The Hamilton Spectator.

BOB’S BLOG: Your vote can make a difference in local land-use planning

Neighbourhood Commercial plaza got approved but bakery never materialized

Forever Young Information

Canada's Adult Lifestyle Publication

'I am woman'

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Feb 05, 2008 - 4 comments

PERSON: Penny Bedford, tailor ACTIVITY: Pole dancing for fitness Penny Bedford is a spunky, attractive 50-plus Toronto tailor with a lovely Scottish accent and an unusual workout regimen: she pole dances. For the uninitiated, pole dancing is a staple of a...

Dancing & romancing

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Lifestyle, Pastimes Slideshow
Feb 05, 2008 - 4 comments

It's kind of an insiders' secret across Canada - the place where older folks have a bite to eat, hang out, meet old or make new friends, take a spin on the dance floor and maybe find romance on Saturday night....

The future's now: NORTH AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL AUTO SHOW

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Lifestyle Slideshow
Feb 05, 2008 - 4 comments

With $100 per barrel already a reality, this year's North American International Auto Show in Detroit in January had a "green" edge, but this time with a sense of urgency. Even Ferrari had a Bio Fuel cabriolet on display. And while...

They still like to ROCK!

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Feb 05, 2008 - 4 comments

They've had their ups and downs, their periods of phenomenal success and seeming oblivion, but the members of April Wine just keep on rockin'. Nearly 40 years into the band's tenure as one of the preeminent Canadian rock and roll outfits,...

Boomers are easier than GenXers on first date

Feb 05, 2008 - 4 comments

In the old days, they would call it "getting lucky." Or "putting out," depending on the gender. Whatever the perspective, a new survey conducted on behalf of a baby-boomer dating website has found that more than one-third of UK boomers (37...

REMEMBRANCE: One of a kind

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People Slideshow
Feb 05, 2008 - 4 comments

When Oscar Peterson decided to quit high school and pursue a musical career, he knew his stern father would not be pleased. In an interview with Torstar, in the summer of 2003, Peterson recalled the traumatic event like it had happened...

Friendly Vallarta

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Travel, Snowbirds Photo
Feb 05, 2008 - 5 comments

Rising hills roll down to the gentle Bay of Banderas. Colourful flowers vie with lush green foliage, sandwiched between an azure sky and matching sea. The omnipresent sun covers the red-tile-roofed casas and cobblestone streets with a golden light. Puerto Vallarta,...

On the Bookshelves

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People Photo
Feb 05, 2008 - 4 comments

January saw the release of a new book on retirement by BMO chief economist Sherry Cooper. The New Retirement: How it will Change our Future notes that with the boomer generation reaching the traditional retirement age in the very near future,...

Schadenfreude over the top

Feb 05, 2008 - 4 comments

Methinks the peasants, including the ones in the media, are getting far too much pleasure from the downfall of Conrad Black. Conrad and his missus may be obnoxious social climbers, but the media schadenfreude over their troubles is way over the...

John Neville: Taking care of theatre

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People Slideshow
Feb 05, 2008 - 4 comments

Born in Willesden, London (May 2, 1925), John Neville had to get rid of his Cockney accent before he got to exploit it in the title role of Alfie, the infamous, amoral ladies man that Michael Caine later played on screen....