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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

Staging abuse

News&Views, News Slideshow
Feb 05, 2008 - 4 comments

A grandmother, holding a baby in her arms, starts preparing breakfast. Her daughter, son-in-law and school-aged grandson rush in making demands. Grandmother serves them breakfast - never sitting down. The family rushes off to start their day, leaving her home alone...

Creature comfort

Feb 05, 2008 - 4 comments

It's been said that people can balance their lives by having a dog to adore them and a cat to ignore them. But both can also lower the life's stress levels. Pets have long been taken to hospitals and nursing homes...

Luscious lashes

Health, General Health Slideshow
Feb 05, 2008 - 7 comments

It's a sad irony that as we get older, the hair we most want to hold onto -- that on top of our heads and our eyelashes -- just keeps thinning out. (The corollary is that the stuff on our upper...

Chi-lites, Delfonics, Billy Paul thrill GTA crowd

Feb 05, 2008 - 5 comments

It was billed as a night of "Classic Love" and it was certainly that and more on Dec. 22 at Arrow Hall in Mississauga's International Centre. Actually, it was 2 a.m. on the 23rd as the headliners, Chicago's Chi-Lites, left the...

Food rules

Health, Heart & Stroke Slideshow
Feb 05, 2008 - 4 comments

Comfort food. Wining and dining. Decadent delights. Your heart's desires when it comes to satisfying the taste buds may not be what your heart really needs to keep in tip-top shape. So what does it need? From doctors to dietitians, the...

Retirement: Be prepared

Lifestyle Photo
Feb 05, 2008 - 4 comments

There's no sense of retirement in the meaning of "freedom 55" for Gerald Bramm. In fact, the 55-year-old, Oakville-based marketing research consultant has devoted a significant portion of his professional life redefining what he feels has become an antiquated concept. "A...

Willie's big month

People Slideshow
Feb 05, 2008 - 4 comments

A journeyman ex-hockey player from New Brunswick earned a moment in the spotlight in mid-January when the hockey world paused to honour the 50th anniversary that he broke the National Hockey League colour barrier. Willie O'Ree became the first black athlete...

Help from the Legion

Feb 05, 2008 - 4 comments

I would like to thank you for your article in the November edition of Forever Young entitled "Remembrance: taking care of our heroes." Like the veterans you mentioned in your article, I have been trying to get pension approval since 1995....

Be prepared to help your heart

Feb 05, 2008 - 4 comments

There are numerous accounts of folks who have had a heart attack behind the wheel and survived the episode. Sheer luck probably helped in some cases. A bit of homework should be credited with success in others. Recognizing the signs of...

Don't be colour blind in '08

Housing Photo
Feb 05, 2008 - 4 comments

Bringing the outdoors in sums up the theme for colour palettes being forecast by major paint marketers for 2008. "Colour allows us to shape the emotional character of our homes," says Doty Horn, director of colour and design for Benjamin Moore...