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Hamilton: Not a lunchpail town

A trip to the Hamilton area will soon convince you that there is much more there than steel-mills, bowling alleys and football.

The world’s greatest detective

Robert Fabian, who had risen through the ranks of the London Metropolitan Police Force to become detective superintendent of Scotland Yard, was popularly known as the world’s greatest detective.

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.

Forever Young Information

Canada's Adult Lifestyle Publication

Retire to school

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Sep 03, 2008 - 4 comments

It's not just kids who are heading back to school this September. Older folks are also reentering the hallowed halls in record numbers. If you've toyed with the idea of expressing your creative side, upgrading your skills or taking courses so...

Bete'avon!

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Travel, World Slideshow
Sep 03, 2008 - 4 comments

In the past few years, Israel has begun carving a niche in the gastronomic world. So this trip to the land of milk and honey was planned specifically to eat. After meeting our guide, Yuval Russ, we checked into Tel Aviv's...

Cruise and learn

Sep 03, 2008 - 4 comments

Elderhostel has taken its wide-ranging education programs for older adults onto the world's waterways. The Boston-based company's catalogue, Adventures Afloat, details cruises through December 2009, listing more than 130 itineraries designed for people 55 and older. While land-based offerings last from...

Taking the waters

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Travel, Snowbirds Slideshow
Sep 03, 2008 - 4 comments

It's a traveller's mantra: "Don't drink the water." History is drenched with unfortunate happenstance reported by pilgrims who sipped the water in strange places. But that's precisely why you come to Hot Springs, Ark. Here the water is as much a...

Hikes to GIS earnings exemption now in effect

Sep 03, 2008 - 4 comments

The federal government has confirmed changes to the Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS) that will allow low-income seniors who work to earn more without having their GIS benefits reduced. Senator Marjory LeBreton, Secretary of State for Seniors, addressed the changes in a...

Insurance Notebook: a Critical Decision

Sep 03, 2008 - 21 comments

Critical-illness insurance EXPLAINED You work and you plan and you save - to pay everyday expenses and to achieve your longer-term financial goals, whatever they may be. And everything is going well. Then, on one extra-stressful day, your heart says, "I've...

Problems with gas

Sep 03, 2008 - 4 comments

Don't you wish, sometimes, for the old days when you had one supplier taking care of your home heating? Competition is fierce among natural-gas suppliers and on top of dealing with their sales pressures, there is the added burden of having...

Stroke researcher Hachinski receives Canadian honour

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Sep 03, 2008 - 4 comments

Along with leading lights of the theatre world, educators, authors and social activists, stroke research has made the Order of Canada list with the honour - one of the country's highest - awarded to London, Ont. researcher Dr. Vladimir Hachinski. Hachinski,...

Distinguished Dancer

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Sep 03, 2008 - 4 comments

Elizabeth Paterson of Oakvillle received the 2008 Forever Young Award of Distinction, honouring lifelong dedication to the arts, from national editor Don Wall during a ceremony at the annual Seniors Jubilee on Aug. 12. The presentation took place at Toronto's Roy...

Parton announces Dollywood expansion

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Sep 03, 2008 - 4 comments

There is Dolly Parton the singer/songwriter, then there is Dolly Parton the entrepreneur. Her theme park/resort Dollywood, located in Pigeon Forge, Tenn., recently announced expansion plans that will see a new family attraction, called Adventure Mountain, open in 2009. The two-acre,...