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York Region hosts Wheel Dance

The Ontario Trillium Foundation hosts Wheel Dance at the Victoria Ballet Company to showcase their new wheelchair ballroom dance program

McCartney happy he and John Lennon reconciled

Sir Paul says he's glad that he and John were able to patch up their differences before his death in 1980 on Dec. 8 at the age of 40.

Don’t give up on defined-benefit plan: study

Canada's experience with conversion to defined contribution has been similar to the U.S. experience.

BOB’S BLOG: Memories of a Deputy Burgermeister

Back in the nineties in Burlington, I was usually on Deputy Mayor duties in the month of November.

ALL THINGS CONSIDERED: The adventures of a rookie bobby

They say a policeman never forgets his first arrest and I’m no exception. In fact, it took a couple of years to live it down.

New Mississauga pet laws draw criticism

The law bans dog owners from leaving any animal without adequate shelter - defined as a double-walled and insulated doghouse that is large enough for the pet to stand up, turn around, lie down and stretch its limbs in - outside during extreme weather.

Hamilton sky-watchers can't wait for Geminid Meteor Shower

Astronomers say the annual Geminid Meteor Shower peaking Dec. 13 should be a great show this year.

BOB'S BLOG: Grey Cup memories –suburb startled by reveller firing shotgun

This seven-year-old watched the Ti-Cat victory from my grandparents’ home, as my parents were out at a Grey Cup party. Weren’t all parents out at a Grey Cup parties in those days?

Burlington women told they are more charitable than men

More than 50 women (and three men) gathered at the Waterfront Hotel last Friday (Nov. 14) to celebrate National Philanthropy Day, and to talk about ways charities can generate more funds for their worthy causes.

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Liberals, Torys now War Party

Mar 07, 2008 - 4 comments

The fix is in. Despite the fact that, according to recent polls, around 60 per cent of Canadians oppose any extension of the Afghan military mission beyond February 2009, Parliament is set to continue our occupation there at least until December...

LESLEY GORE: 'Party' girl hits the road

People Slideshow
Mar 07, 2008 - 4 comments

"Hello, Lesley here." The voice at the other end of the phone was a surprise. Who would have expected Lesley Gore, 1960s pop star who had smash hits over a five-year period starting with It's My Party - recorded at the...

Power of Springsteen on full display

Mar 07, 2008 - 5 comments

Bruce Springsteen reconvened with 18,000 old friends in Hamilton's Copps Coliseum on March 3, presenting a mature rock spectacle that, with the chanting, the arms raised, the rituals and the rapture, seemed akin to a revival meeting. As the buzz built...

Whistle-stopping through the Alaskan wilderness

Mar 07, 2008 - 4 comments

A recent collaboration between the Alaska Railroad and the U.S. Forest Service lets travellers take a train from Anchorage, Girdwood, or Portage deep into remote areas of Chugach National Forest. At the Spencer Glacier Whistle Stop, for example, visitors can take...

Rush tour dates announced

Mar 07, 2008 - 4 comments

Mark July 9 on your calendar if you are a fan of Geddy Lee and the boys. Rush has announced the dates for its Snakes And Arrows Tour 2008 and for the first time in years, the power rock trio will...

Language a living thing

Mar 07, 2008 - 4 comments

Pursuant to your series of letters on proper grammar and flexibility in the English language (D. McDonald, Ann Seyemba et al), I was recently reading the new Naomi Klein book The Shock Doctrine and in one chapter, over maybe 20 pages,...

A Fallen Budgie

Mar 07, 2008 - 4 comments

Birds have always fascinated me. I remember as a kid, lying on my back in the meadow, watching a hawk circle slowly in the sky until, spotting a field mouse, it would dive lightening fast into the tall grass and reappear...

Cruise Log: Cruising, safe and sound

Travel, Cruising Slideshow
Mar 07, 2008 - 5 comments

Even if you've cruised recently, you may not have noticed some of the things that make modern cruise vessels tick, especially those relating to safety and maneuverability. To illustrate this, let's look at Norwegian Cruise Lines' 2,400-passenger Norwegian Pearl that entered...

Right at home

Housing Slideshow
Mar 07, 2008 - 4 comments

When selecting a retirement community, most seniors look for a friendly atmosphere, comfortable surroundings, first-rate meals, plenty of activities and access to health care. But these days, a growing number are searching for, and finding, an additional layer of comfort in...

Toronto encore for Thomas

People Photo
Mar 07, 2008 - 4 comments

By Hal Drucker Toronto, you really, really like Richard Thomas, star of the current touring production of 12 Angry Men. And he loves you right back. It was announced earlier this spring that the play would return to Toronto for a...