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Newswire & Blogs

Norfolk, Ont. mink farmers make Faces of Fur calendar

Sandra admits the anti-fur lobby is huge and recalls 450 mink being released by activists who broke into the cages on a Simcoe farm a few years back

Matilda comes to Toronto as part of Mirvish's '15-'16 season

Two Tony Award-winning musicals and a hit London play are among the productions in the Mirvish 2015-16 season.

BOB'S BLOG: History repeating itself says crusading author, 91

The author looks back at the Depression and the brutal poverty he experienced in his youth, and sees how history is repeating itself.

ALL THINGS CONSIDERED: Sergeant hightailed it in the gloom of London’s Christ Church

Other than nabbing a suspect, there’s nothing more satisfying to a young constable than putting one over on his sergeant.

Rod Stewart, Blondie, Jane's Addiction to headline Kitchener's Big Music Fest

Big Music Fest will also feature Rod Stewart, Blondie, Jane's Addiction and several other popular bands as it returns to McLennan Park in Kitchener from July 10-12.

Echoes of Bobby Gimby: Ottawa-area township salutes 1967

1967 will be coming alive again at this year's Heritage Day celebration being hosted by the Goulbourn Township Historical Society on Saturday, Feb. 14.

Newmarket judge says no to racist will

Maple man Eric Spence, who died two years ago at 71, tried to disinherit one of his two daughters because she had a baby with a white man.

Oakville Christian-radio host Leek dies after scuba diving in Florida Keys

Jim Leek, 58, was diving at the French Reef off of Key Largo on Thursday, Jan. 29

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.

Forever Young Information

Canada's Adult Lifestyle Publication

Don't call boomers Grandma

Aug 12, 2008 - 4 comments

Author Lauren Charpio says today's grandparents no longer want to be called Grandma and Grandpa. These days, new grandparents, many of whom are baby boomers, are "searching for a name that makes them feel cool and hip, active and diverse, all...

Doing it right

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News&Views, News Photo
Aug 12, 2008 - 4 comments

I speak to a lot of people who hit a few snags as they make the transition from the working world into retirement. In common with other major life changes it can be a source of anxiety and tension. Occasionally, however,...

Climate change leaders

Aug 12, 2008 - 4 comments

Congratulations on choosing Carole Taylor, until recently the BC Finance Minister, for your cover (July 2008). As the minister who introduced Canada's first carbon tax earlier this year, Taylor and her colleagues recognized the appetite among regular Canadians for strong action...

Twins will be no joke

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Aug 12, 2008 - 4 comments

In yet another daring example of older folks proving they're still young at heart, two 70-plus-year-olds in India are proud parents of a pair of twins today. The mental image of how this happened is one more reason why I'm against...

The spirit lives on

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News&Views, News Slideshow
Aug 12, 2008 - 4 comments

As the world gears up for the Games of the 29th Olympiad, running Aug. 8 to 24 in Beijing, we brace for anticipated and unforeseeable controversy. The Tibet issue, drugs, human-rights violations, protests, pollution, terrorism - Beijing could have it all....

Breast health made fun at Boob Party

Aug 12, 2008 - 4 comments

When Mississauga's Jennifer Beale heard about a safe, painless and effective breast screening option, she wanted to tell the whole world. So the business networker decided to throw a "Boob Party." Beale had learned about thermography, a no-violation, no-compression and non-invasive...

Second careers can save the world

Aug 12, 2008 - 4 comments

Reporting on the second-careers beat, Encore.org praises influential New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof, long a champion of what he calls "bright-eyed young people" trying to save the world, for his "full-throated endorsement" of encore careers in his latest column. Kristof...

Ontario Ombudsman to investigate LTC complaints

Aug 12, 2008 - 4 comments

The Ontario government is under investigation to see if it's properly monitoring nursing homes after reports of neglect in the facilities where 75,000 vulnerable Ontarians live. But that's only because Ombudsman Andre Marin can't do what he really wants: investigate complaints...

New hub for Lufthansa

Jul 23, 2008 - 4 comments

Up, up and away with Lufthansa Lufthansa Airlines has added a new hub city to its flight routes. Along with the major hub in Frankfurt there’s a new addition in Dusseldorf (Germany).  As well, new flights will now take off from...

Especially susceptible

Jul 01, 2008 - 8 comments

The federal government is hoping to make it easier for Canadians to evaluate air quality and plan activities accordingly, cutting down on the number of deaths related to air pollution. It recently announced the addition of a number of southern Ontario...