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Memories of London’s underground

All the hubbub surrounding Toronto’s expansion of its smallish subway service got me to thinking about the massive London Underground System with its almost 300 stations on 11 different lines.

Norfolk, Ont. mink farmers make Faces of Fur calendar

Sandra admits the anti-fur lobby is huge and recalls 450 mink being released by activists who broke into the cages on a Simcoe farm a few years back

Matilda comes to Toronto as part of Mirvish's '15-'16 season

Two Tony Award-winning musicals and a hit London play are among the productions in the Mirvish 2015-16 season.

BOB'S BLOG: History repeating itself says crusading author, 91

The author looks back at the Depression and the brutal poverty he experienced in his youth, and sees how history is repeating itself.

ALL THINGS CONSIDERED: Sergeant hightailed it in the gloom of London’s Christ Church

Other than nabbing a suspect, there’s nothing more satisfying to a young constable than putting one over on his sergeant.

Rod Stewart, Blondie, Jane's Addiction to headline Kitchener's Big Music Fest

Big Music Fest will also feature Rod Stewart, Blondie, Jane's Addiction and several other popular bands as it returns to McLennan Park in Kitchener from July 10-12.

Echoes of Bobby Gimby: Ottawa-area township salutes 1967

1967 will be coming alive again at this year's Heritage Day celebration being hosted by the Goulbourn Township Historical Society on Saturday, Feb. 14.

Newmarket judge says no to racist will

Maple man Eric Spence, who died two years ago at 71, tried to disinherit one of his two daughters because she had a baby with a white man.

Oakville Christian-radio host Leek dies after scuba diving in Florida Keys

Jim Leek, 58, was diving at the French Reef off of Key Largo on Thursday, Jan. 29

Co-founder of Parry Sound Festival of the Sound dies

Along with husband, internationally known pianist Anton Kuerti, the couple helped established the world acclaimed local musical festival, The Festival of the Sound, in the summer of 1979 at their cottage in Parry Sound.

Forever Young Information

Canada's Adult Lifestyle Publication

The nightmares continue

People Photo
Aug 12, 2008 - 4 comments

Stephen King, described as a "shock-master and horror-master," admits he like to scare people, yet also make people laugh. "At times I have nightmares about things that I write, but I just like to entertain people." Known mainly for his horror...

Northern reflections

Housing Slideshow
Aug 12, 2008 - 5 comments

Andy Shott's idea of a great place to retire included fresh air, the absence of crime and close proximity to the outdoors. His wife, Linda, wanted a cooler and less humid climate than she was used to in their Maxwell, Ont....

Elliot Lakers forever

Housing Slideshow
Aug 12, 2008 - 4 comments

When James and Joyce MacKenzie arrived in Elliot Lake, a town six hours northwest of Toronto, bordered by lakes and nestled in the trees of the Canadian Shield, they were sold in part by the promise of "active retirement living." "And...

Social networks help fight dementia

Aug 12, 2008 - 4 comments

A study published in July in the American Journal of Public Health found that elderly women with strong social networks of family and friends are less likely to develop dementia than women who have smaller social networks. Funded by the National...

Kristof praises second careers

Aug 12, 2008 - 4 comments

Reporting on the second-careers beat, praises influential New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof, long a champion of what he calls "bright-eyed young people" trying to save the world, for his "full-throated endorsement" of encore careers in his latest column. Kristof...

Bye-bye Bush

Aug 12, 2008 - 4 comments

George W. Bush and Tony Blair, two of the world's most powerful men, attacked Iraq and Afghanistan, ruthlessly destroying cities, towns and villages, incinerating thousands, humans and animals alike, only to have Blair humiliated out of office by his own people,...

HIV screening for 55-plus 'makes sense'

Aug 12, 2008 - 4 comments

Research by a team of health-services researchers from Toronto St. Michael's Hospital and Stanford and Duke universities in the U.S. suggests that screening 55- to 75-year-olds for HIV is a cost-effective method of increasing life expectancy and decreasing disease transmission. "HIV...

Brit obits are the best

Aug 12, 2008 - 5 comments

I have been retired for the past 23 years and have enjoyed every minute of it. When I wake up at 7 o'clock (something else that is a definite plus) I start looking forward to spending two hours of quality time...

About those McCain jokes

Aug 12, 2008 - 4 comments

A reader called the other day to complain about ageist attacks on John McCain and I must admit, I had not been bothered by what I had heard. In fact, given that I am not a fan of his politics, until...

Don't call boomers Grandma

Aug 12, 2008 - 4 comments

Author Lauren Charpio says today's grandparents no longer want to be called Grandma and Grandpa. These days, new grandparents, many of whom are baby boomers, are "searching for a name that makes them feel cool and hip, active and diverse, all...