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Canadian equestrian legend Ian Millar continues hot streak

Canadian Olympic legend Ian Millar continued his hot streak last weekend during the Canadian Show Jumping Championship at the Caledon Pan Am Equestrian Park highlighted by a World-Cup-qualifying win to claim the 2014 Caledon Cup.

Oakville artist Naoko Matsubara honoured by Japanese foreign minister

Internationally celebrated Oakville, Ont. woodblock artist Naoko Matsubara was awarded a 2014 Japanese Foreign Minister's Commendation at a ceremony last Thursday night in Toronto.

18 things you should say to your dad before it’s too late

Going fishing with you was fun even though I said it wasn't.

ALL THINGS CONSIDERED: Ex-soldier joins London police

Born in 1925 in Croydon, England, Ed Pearson volunteered to join the British Royal Air Force at the age of 16 and during World War II served in India and Burma. His blog continues here.

Lancaster flight engineer talks trip to England

Plan to spend an evening with Craig Brookhouse, the chief flight engineer on the recent Canadian Warplane Heritage Lancaster flight to England.

SOUTHBOUND BLOG: Travel to Alabama’s Gulf Coast with Southern this Winter

Southern’s eclectic mixture of private vacation homes and high and mid-rise condominiums ensures a property for every taste and budget of those staying and playing along the Gulf Coast.

Arrest in Brantford nursing home thefts

A 43-year-old Brantford woman is facing multiple criminal charges for string of thefts from a local nursing home.

Shaw Festival plans to replace Court House, Royal George theatres

The board of governors of Shaw has decided to replace the existing Court House and Royal George theatres

Fall fair time for Rick Mercer

Canadian comedian Rick Mercer was among many who took in this weekend's Norwood Fall Fair.

Sheridan Sports Hall honours ex Guelph hoops star

In 1977-78, Jerry Auger and the Bruins had an 18-2 league record, won the OCAA bronze medal - he was named a tournament all-star - and went to the national championship tournament in Montreal.

Forever Young Information

Canada's Adult Lifestyle Publication

No respect for differences

Dec 20, 2007 - 4 comments

Re: Lionel Darby letter, October. I am amused. When I started school over 75 years ago, the chants of the children then on the streets was, "Protestant, Protestant, ring the bell, Catholic, Catholic go to hell." Of course it was reversed...

Bingo was her downfall

Dec 20, 2007 - 4 comments

Lorraine Boutilier tried to cope with the growing stress and loneliness in her life by hanging out with friends at the local bingo hall. Sometimes she was there as often as three times a day, five days a week, her lawyer...

ON THE SCENE: Branson recruits Elvis for announcement

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Dec 20, 2007 - 3 comments

Sir Richard Branson, 57, officially announced the launch of Virgin Unite Canada, the independent charitable arm of Virgin, on Nov. 12 with the help of such luminaries as the "International Queen Of Burlesque" Dita Von Teese, 35, and New Wave musical...

Protect against risks that erode retirement savings

Dec 20, 2007 - 4 comments

The longer each person lives into their retirement, the more exposed they become to various retirement risks. Desjardins Financial Security offers an analysis of these threats. Longevity risk: the risk of outliving your savings Health risk: the risk of becoming seriously...

Get to know Gainesville

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Travel, Snowbirds Slideshow
Dec 20, 2007 - 5 comments

Mention Orlando, Tampa, Miami or even Jacksonville, St. Augustine and Sarasota. People instantly get the reference: Florida, the Sunshine State. But Gainesville? Where's that again? It's a city of about 125,000 in north central Florida, a little more than 100 miles...

A diner's dilemma

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Dec 20, 2007 - 6 comments

It's around this time of year, with everything dying - flowers, leaves, Stephane Dion's political life - that I start to feel old. But I can't. I'm not allowed to. I'm a baby boomer. We are not aging. We are gaining...

'Miracle Pen' makes debut

Dec 20, 2007 - 4 comments

Here's something from the "what will they think of next?" category. First launched in the United Kingdom where it was dubbed the Miracle Pen, the Digital Pen for Blackberry made its debut in Canada in November. With a tap of the...

Depression season

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Dec 20, 2007 - 4 comments

It's all well and good to sing during the Christmas season about the weather being so frightful and the fire being so delightful, but the reality of winter sets in as soon as Santa is on his way. While most folks...

Sailor's delight

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Travel, World Slideshow
Dec 20, 2007 - 4 comments

During a 1770 voyage of discovery, Captain James Cook was the first to praise sailing among the Whitsunday Islands off the northeast coast of Australia. In his log book he wrote: "Everywhere good anchorages ... indeed the whole passage is one...

Origin offers garden flats in Mississauga

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Dec 20, 2007 - 4 comments

The traditional condo suite is getting a new twist at Origin Evergreen, a new retirement community taking shape in Mississauga, with the release of a set of "garden flats." Buyers who want to trade the hassles of home ownership for the...