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Newswire & Blogs

BOB'S BLOG: The Beatles Invade Port Dover

John B. Lee, the Poet Laureate of both Brantford and Norfolk County, became a Beatles fan on Feb. 9, 1964.

ALL THINGS CONSIDERED: Mixed emotions for soldiers returning home

The first stop after reaching Mersey Dock was at the nearest English pub.

BOB’S BLOG Case Study of Long-Ago ‘Community Project’

Long-ago battle pitted a large corporation (McDonald’s, the fast food chain,) and their planning allies against a group of citizens.

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.

Forever Young Information

Canada's Adult Lifestyle Publication

Gates swing open for Windsor community

Housing, New projects Slideshow
Nov 07, 2007 - 6 comments

Windsor's first gated golf-course community is now selling its first phase of ranch-style condo townhomes at Ambassador Estates, on the border of LaSalle adjacent to Windsor Raceway. "It's definitely unique to the area. There's nothing else quite like it," says sales...

Canada supports Age-Friendly Cities

News&Views, News Photo
Nov 07, 2007 - 4 comments

Canada is earning high marks internationally for being "age-friendly." Last month, the World Health Organization (WHO) launched its Age-Friendly Cities Guide, a global tool designed to help communities make their urban centres more friendly to aging residents. Among the 33 cities...

Planning to give

Nov 07, 2007 - 4 comments

This year marked a special anniversary as the first of Canada's baby boomers, born in 1947 (as opposed to 1946 in the U.S.), turned 60. As a group, this massive demographic has generally fared far better than their parent's generation financially....

Extreme Dianaphilia

Nov 07, 2007 - 4 comments

For years I've not expressed myself about Princess Di, but Pierrette Gagnon's laudatory letter (October Forum, re: the August FY cover) has driven me to take up pen. I certainly feel Diana got a rotten deal with Prince Charles who should...

Tory program to fight elder abuse

Nov 07, 2007 - 4 comments

The Harper government chose the International Day of Older Persons, Oct. 1, to announce details of a program to help combat elder abuse. Marjory LeBreton, Secretary of State (Seniors), said that $10-million in funding is going to be made available soon...

Emperor Bush's lies

Nov 07, 2007 - 6 comments

Re: Our Heroes, letter, October Forum Prime Minister Jean Chretien was wise enough not to believe the Bush/ Blair lies of WMD and take part in the destruction (democratization to Bush and Harper) of Iraq. However, not to antagonize God Emperor...

Do your homework before investing in U.S. property

Travel, Snowbirds Photo
Nov 07, 2007 - 12 comments

Real estate investment in the United States has its ups and down. Canadians investing in U.S. property will encounter more paperwork than they may be accustomed to. The U.S. has many consumer protection regulations that Canada has not adopted, as well...

Remembrance: Taking care of our heroes

News&Views, News Slideshow
Nov 07, 2007 - 4 comments

Frank Sonoski served as a wireless operator on a Halifax bomber during the Second World War. One of the first things he noticed on returning home from the war was some hearing loss, which grew progressively worse as the years passed....

Gourmand's getaway

Travel, World Slideshow
Nov 07, 2007 - 6 comments

In windy Wellington, the capital city of New Zealand located on the North Island, two unabashedly determined females have launched innovative local tour companies. High on the list of hot topics are food and wine. "We sit around the table for...

No fan of Curtis, Monroe

Nov 07, 2007 - 7 comments

Forever Young: a very impressive, eye-catching title. Even more so is the line on the front cover: "Canada's Leading Publication for Today's 50-Plus Lifestyle." In view of the feature story in the issue in front of me (Marilyn and Me, October...