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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.

BOB’S BLOG: My problems with this provincial campaign

Every time an election is called, any kind of election, like that old dog who wants to hunt, I’ve got this hankering to head out and track down votes or hammer a sign into someone’s lawn. Until now.

Canadian tourism in Florida sets new record

Canadian tourism to Florida set an all-time record in the first quarter of 2014.

Weston Foundation makes donation to St. John Ambulance

Weston Foundation makes donation to St. John Ambulance.

Forever Young Information

Canada's Adult Lifestyle Publication

Calm down

Oct 16, 2007 - 4 comments

Global markets have experienced a number of months of low volatility that culminated with the recent sell-off that shook financial markets. The most recent bull market began in late 2002 and, since that time, there have been a number of pullbacks...

Travels with Jane Christmas

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Travel, World Photo
Oct 16, 2007 - 4 comments

The question arises: what would compel someone to celebrate a 50th birthday by slogging over an ancient 800-kilometre pilgrimage route in northern Spain? The answer may be discovered in a new book by Jane Christmas, What the Psychic Told the Pilgrim:...

60th with a twist

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Lifestyle Slideshow
Oct 16, 2007 - 4 comments

Sixtieth birthdays often entail over-the-hill cards, some golf clubs and a party. And Bob Rittenhouse of Kitchener knew he didn't want any of it. This prompted his wife Rita to get creative. The result was a barbecue for 200 people --...

Thinking big in small towns

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Housing, New projects Slideshow
Oct 16, 2007 - 4 comments

Home hunting can be a difficult process at the best of times, and even worse when circumstances dictate a move. That was the situation Wellwood Smith found himself in as he recovered from a heart attack and discovered that living on...

A tale of two Manors

Oct 16, 2007 - 4 comments

It's the best of times for many B.C. seniors who need extra help to live on their own. Two communities last month announced additional assisted-living accommodations, both in residences called "Manors." In the far northeastern city of Fort St. John, the...

India's air link arrives in Canada

Oct 16, 2007 - 5 comments

After an August launch in New York, Jet Airways, voted India's most awarded airline took off in Toronto last month. The airline has tried to raise the bar for on-time reliability, fine wine selection, in-flight entertainment and world-class service. Although first...

Alternative diets

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News&Views, News Slideshow
Oct 16, 2007 - 4 comments

As Ontario's election campaign entered its final weeks, it was becoming clear that voters might well be inclined to look beyond the so-called "traditional" parties when they mark their ballots on Oct. 10. Dissatisfaction with Dalton McGuinty's broken promises; concern that...

Proportional Representation

Oct 16, 2007 - 32 comments

As we go to print the issue of electoral reform flies under the radar. A referendum offers voters a choice between our existing "first past the post" voting system or a proposed Mixed Member Proportional Representation (MMP) arrangement that would see...

Going green on top

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Housing Photo
Oct 16, 2007 - 4 comments

It's going to cost more than a half a million dollars but what a garden it will be. Shalom Manor and Shalom Gardens, a linked Dutch-Christian nursing home and assisted-living facility in Grimsby, Ont., is going green with a rooftop revamp....

Weight less risky than surgery

Oct 16, 2007 - 4 comments

Obese older adults are not good candidates for the newer weight loss surgeries, a study suggests. The first large-scale review of weight-loss surgeries performed on older adults suggests bariatric procedures should be limited to people under the age of 65. A...