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Memories of London’s underground

All the hubbub surrounding Toronto’s expansion of its smallish subway service got me to thinking about the massive London Underground System with its almost 300 stations on 11 different lines.

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.

Forever Young Information

Canada's Adult Lifestyle Publication

Damage control

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Health, Skin Care Photo
Aug 12, 2008 - 4 comments

I'll bet your mom used to shoo you out to "play in the fresh air and sunshine." Unfortunately, today, the air isn't as fresh and, more seriously, thanks to damage we have inflicted on the ozone layer, sunshine is actually the...

Pineapple: Symbol of hospitality

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Lifestyle, Food Photo
Aug 12, 2008 - 4 comments

Did you know the typical supermarket has more than 20,000 different foods available? Yet, most people purchase the same foods week after week, limiting themselves to about 100 items. Nutrition has become one of the hottest topics around as more and...

Travel Health Insurance: Personalize your deal

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Travel, Snowbirds Photo
Aug 12, 2008 - 9 comments

Too many people find out the hard way that provincial health insurance doesn't necessarily cover them completely when they are on the road. While many Canadians purchase travel insurance for their winters in Florida or Mexico, the truth is that travel...

See more of Europe

Aug 12, 2008 - 4 comments

If your travel plans include Europe, more countries are now easier to reach. Nine new countries were added to the European Union late last year - the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Slovakia, and Slovenia - bringing the...

MADRID: A passion for life

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Travel, World Slideshow
Aug 12, 2008 - 4 comments

"Lady, please don't fold your passport, it is going to tear," said the solicitous immigration agent as he opened the document, caressing its creases, as I arrived in Madrid, Spain. My passport had been stuffed open and bent backwards in the...

Port to the left, right, and all around

Aug 12, 2008 - 3 comments

To choose a cruise, you need to decide what you would like to see. Key elements are the ports on your intended itinerary. Once you sign up for a cruise, you will receive material about the ports. Once aboard, there will...

Magic in the countryside

Aug 12, 2008 - 4 comments

With Madrid as a home base, tourists can explore the surrounding countryside, including many towns and villages that each exude their own form of Iberian magic. Aranjuez, 40 miles south of Madrid, allows visitors to enjoy a special location designed for...

Bikes aboard!

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Aug 12, 2008 - 4 comments

An orange-jacketed loader hands John Lipscombe his bicycle. The smiling gent joins a group of other cyclists just off the Bike Train, and they pedal away along the Niagara River Recreation Trail toward Niagara Falls. He's going to spend a couple...

Hurray for the Strong Loonie

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Travel, Snowbirds Photo
Aug 12, 2008 - 4 comments

These days the drop in U.S. housing prices is overshadowing the rise in the value of the loonie. To give an example of how the strong Canadian dollar translates favourably for potential Canadian buyers, property priced at $325,000 U.S. in January...

Where to go in Canada

Aug 12, 2008 - 4 comments

In March, the Powder Room - a national program for individuals with overactive bladder - asked Canadians to rate public restrooms via the Cross-Canada Powder Room Map, found at powderroom.ca, in search of Canada's best "powder rooms." Just in time for...