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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

Heroic Guelph truck driver to be honoured today

Canada Cartage driver Ian Fleury has come to the aid of several people he's encountered on the road in his 25-year career, but this past winter he found himself rescuing two drivers in as many weeks.

Ottawa renames span Vimy Memorial Bridge

Ottawa’s newest bridge now pays tribute to one of the country’s most iconic military battles.

Veterans can travel Mississauga transit for free Nov. 11

The City of Mississauga is letting Canadian Armed Forces veterans know that they and a companion can ride the city's transit service, called MiWay, for free on Remembrance Day.

1914 Muskoka murder featured in Notorious Ontario book

Ontario authors Maria Da Silva and Andrew Hind have delved beneath the surface to tell the hidden stories behind the murderers, bank robbers and just plain scoundrels of the late 19th and early 20th century, including Muskoka’s “Black Bill” Ruttan.

Monty Python troupe turns down fortune to tour

The Monty Python troupe has turned down a world tour that would have earned them $32 million.

REMEMBRANCE: Ottawa Strathcona Legionnaires take poppy duty seriously

“We’ll make 42 stops,” said Winters, a 20-year member of the Royal Canadian Legion and former military musician who served in the 1960s.

ALL THINGS CONSIDERED: Trainees at London's police school were rough around the edges

Training to become a London, UK policeman in 1947 differed greatly from today.

Forever Young Information

Canada's Adult Lifestyle Publication

Remembering Peterson

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Feb 05, 2008 - 4 comments

Among the performers and other notables attending a tribute concert to Oscar Peterson at Roy Thomson Hall on Jan. 12 were Herbie Hancock, bandleader Phil Nimmons, Measha Brueggergosman, former Ontario premier Bob Rae (an organizer of the show), Gov. Gen Michaelle...

Swim, walk and dance! Working out with Ray Braun

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Feb 05, 2008 - 4 comments

His regimen: Retired Stelco worker Raymond Braun, 77, of Hamilton, Ont. swims four to five times a week at municipal pools in Dundas and Ancaster, averaging 35 lengths per swim. He also walks and dances. Proudest moment: Winning gold and silver...

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,...

The whiskey side of Scotland

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Travel, World Slideshow
Feb 05, 2008 - 4 comments

To see Scotland in all her splendour in a relaxed and fun-filled atmosphere, one possibility is the "Taste of Scotland Whisky Tour." I took the trip, hosted by Louise and David Matthew, along with a dozen congenial malt whisky enthusiasts. We...

Adventures in the rain forest

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Travel, World Slideshow
Feb 05, 2008 - 9 comments

When we told friends and relatives where we were headed, their retort was always something like: "The Amazon? Are you out of your mind? It's hot. It's wet. There's nothing there but mosquitoes and alligators." And why did we choose a...

Florida Real Estate: Time to buy

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Travel, Snowbirds Photo
Feb 05, 2008 - 4 comments

The U.S. subprime mortgage disaster, which recently sent stock prices plummeting and pushed the American economy toward a full-blown recession, is giving Canadian snowbirds an opportunity to find homes in Florida at affordable prices, say real estate brokers on both sides...

It's a small-ship world

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Travel, Cruising Photo
Feb 05, 2008 - 4 comments

The traditional image of cruising is the luxury liner carrying up to 3,000 passengers and loaded with amenities, activities and highly structured itineraries. Contrast this with the "other" cruising: small ships. Defined as vessels that carry less than 500 passengers, they...

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...

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,...

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....