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ALL THINGS CONSIDERED: Discharge still a long way off after VJ Day

In the Malaysian jungle, we didn’t get word of Potsdam Declaration until a couple of days later.

BOB'S BLOG: Twitter still has its doubters

I took a look at a more or less random sample of FYI followers to address the twittering/frittering allegation.

Big deals for travel trade in Orlando

Employees of the hospital and travel industry have a great opportunity coming up to familiarize themselves with the attractions of the Orlando area.

5 easy steps to a healthy summer

Shepell-fgi offers simple advice on how to stay healthy with nutritious food this summer.

ALL THINGS CONSIDERED Reliving thrills through British Archives

Memories come flooding back as Pearson pores over a record of the operations of his RAF squadron transcribed from the National Archives, England.

BOB'S BLOG: 3 issues the politicians have ignored this campaign

Boomers and seniors are interested in many issues, not just pensions and nursing homes. Here are my three picks of issues that matter that aren’t being talked about.

ALL THINGS CONSIDERED: D-Day was the beginning of the end

Although the glorious victories of D-Day didn’t put a finish to the war, it definitely let the enemy know in no uncertain terms that the Allied forces meant business.

BOB’S BLOG: My problems with this provincial campaign

Every time an election is called, any kind of election, like that old dog who wants to hunt, I’ve got this hankering to head out and track down votes or hammer a sign into someone’s lawn. Until now.

Canadian tourism in Florida sets new record

Canadian tourism to Florida set an all-time record in the first quarter of 2014.

Weston Foundation makes donation to St. John Ambulance

Weston Foundation makes donation to St. John Ambulance.

Forever Young Information

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See the world on three wheels

Travel Photo
Oct 16, 2007 - 4 comments

Forget seeing the sights through the car windshield. There's a new way to explore the countryside. DiBlasi, a company based in Sicily which has been designing bicycles for almost half a century, has introduced a Folding Trike, designed specifically for the...

Christmas shop, Swedish style

Oct 16, 2007 - 4 comments

Sweden's second largest city, Gothenburg, lays claim to the largest Christmas market in the country. From mid-November to Christmas Eve, the city's centrally located Liseberg Amusement Park, the country's most popular visitor attraction, has its 80 cabins and shops offering an...

Breast-cancer survivor became paddler, inventor

Lifestyle, Fitness Slideshow
Oct 16, 2007 - 4 comments

It's said that necessity is the mother of invention. It's also said that most things in life happen for a reason. These two adages may seem unrelated but for Janet Cockburn, they have melded with remarkable synchronicity. Twelve years ago, Cockburn,...

Names to know: Tosca Reno

People Photo
Oct 16, 2007 - 4 comments

Ontario's Tosca Reno has come a long way in the past eight years, and that isn't even counting the 80 lbs. she has lost. Tosca Reno was an unhappy, overweight 40-year-old mother of three in an abusive marriage. One day she...

Bard's spirit buoys Avon

Travel, World Slideshow
Oct 16, 2007 - 5 comments

The "Sweet Swan of Avon," Ben Johnson's honorific for William Shakespeare, is reflected best in nature's choreography as the stately curvaceous creatures carve their rippled wake across the surface of the world-famous waterway in England's Stratford-Upon-Avon. Chances are visitors will find...

An affair to remember

People Slideshow
Oct 16, 2007 - 5 comments

Marilyn Monroe's status as one of the biggest and most intriguing film stars of all time remains unchallenged 45 years after her death in August, 1962. Ranked the sixth-greatest female star of all time by the American Film Institute in 1999,...

And you thought you had problems

Oct 16, 2007 - 4 comments

We've all had bad days, really bad days, even bad years, but nothing in our past could even come close to what these authors have undergone. After reading about their experiences, you'll feel a whole lot better about your own life....

Fighting the fog

Oct 16, 2007 - 4 comments

MindFit Back on Track, new computer software from CogniFit Ltd., is designed to help symptoms of chemo fog by giving the brain a workout in 14 cognitive skill areas. Its predecessor, MindFit, was proven in scientific trials to improve function in...

Still fonda Wanda

Oct 16, 2007 - 4 comments

She's been called the Nice Lady with the Nasty Voice, the Female Elvis and the Queen of Rockabilly. She's in just about every roots- and country-flavoured music hall of fame except one (more about that later). She's revered by the likes...

Calm down

Oct 16, 2007 - 4 comments

Global markets have experienced a number of months of low volatility that culminated with the recent sell-off that shook financial markets. The most recent bull market began in late 2002 and, since that time, there have been a number of pullbacks...