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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

Men of law saluted

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People Photo
Aug 12, 2008 - 4 comments

The Law Society of Upper Canada presented honourary Doctor of Laws degrees to two respected members of the profession on June 19 and 20. Justice Frank Marrocco and Vibert Lampkin, a retired judge of the Ontario Court of Justice, were honoured...

Cardiac care: the next generation

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Aug 12, 2008 - 4 comments

An Ontario man is the first Canadian to benefit from new technology that's being labeled the way of the future in cardiac care. George Woods, 73, of Midland was implanted with a wireless defibrillator that not only administers electrical shocks to...

Port to the left, right, and all around

Aug 12, 2008 - 3 comments

To choose a cruise, you need to decide what you would like to see. Key elements are the ports on your intended itinerary. Once you sign up for a cruise, you will receive material about the ports. Once aboard, there will...

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...

Damage control

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Health, Skin Care Photo
Aug 12, 2008 - 4 comments

I'll bet your mom used to shoo you out to "play in the fresh air and sunshine." Unfortunately, today, the air isn't as fresh and, more seriously, thanks to damage we have inflicted on the ozone layer, sunshine is actually the...

Happy 50th, Madonna

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People Slideshow
Aug 12, 2008 - 4 comments

In the quarter century since her first LP was released in 1983, Madonna has sold more than 200-million albums, had two children of her own and adopted another, married two men and racked up nearly 70-million hits on Google, which she...

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...

Magic in the countryside

Aug 12, 2008 - 4 comments

With Madrid as a home base, tourists can explore the surrounding countryside, including many towns and villages that each exude their own form of Iberian magic. Aranjuez, 40 miles south of Madrid, allows visitors to enjoy a special location designed for...

Bikes aboard!

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Aug 12, 2008 - 4 comments

An orange-jacketed loader hands John Lipscombe his bicycle. The smiling gent joins a group of other cyclists just off the Bike Train, and they pedal away along the Niagara River Recreation Trail toward Niagara Falls. He's going to spend a couple...

Doing it right

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News&Views, News Photo
Aug 12, 2008 - 4 comments

I speak to a lot of people who hit a few snags as they make the transition from the working world into retirement. In common with other major life changes it can be a source of anxiety and tension. Occasionally, however,...