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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.

BOB'S BLOG: 10 Things I Learned from David Halton’s Dispatches from the Front

Matthew Halton is considered to be one of the best war correspondents of World War II.

Teenage vandals in St. Thomas caught orange-handed

The doorbell rang shortly before 11 p.m., the house already pelted with oranges, the teens running down the street.

WW2 veteran from Belleville energizes youth with social-justice message

Harry’s Last Stand has sold over 20,000 copies and the book, released earlier this year, is going into a third reprint.

ALL THINGS CONSIDERED: I was no Tyrone Power but still married the girl of my dreams

On my return from wartime duty, I was pleasantly surprised to see that the girl next door had grown into a lovely young woman in my absence.

BOB'S BLOG: New municipal councillors learn the fine art of staying awake

I have a lot of respect for those elected officials who toil long hours in service to their community. Good luck to them.

BOB'S BLOG: Video illustrates senior's troubles finding a good home

An experienced housing advocate who knows her way around policy issues and rules and regulations had trouble finding suitable housing

Top 10 books in Canada, Hardcover Non-Fiction; Paperback Non-Fiction

Top 10, Hardcover Non-Fiction; Paperback Non-Fiction. from

York Region hosts Wheel Dance

The Ontario Trillium Foundation hosts Wheel Dance at the Victoria Ballet Company to showcase their new wheelchair ballroom dance program

McCartney happy he and John Lennon reconciled

Sir Paul says he's glad that he and John were able to patch up their differences before his death in 1980 on Dec. 8 at the age of 40.

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Port of Dreams

Travel, World Photo
Apr 04, 2008 - 4 comments

On an island outside the German city of Hamburg, a brand new museum is dedicated to the massive migration of Europeans to North America. It gives visitors a you-are-there experience of the refugees who poured from the European shores for almost...

Anguilla steps up

Travel, Snowbirds Slideshow
Apr 04, 2008 - 4 comments

The number-one attraction of the Caribbean will always be the weather. For Canadians and Americans used to the grind of caffeinated capitalism with all of its attendant stress, the Islands represent the other end of the spectrum -- a place where,...

Flexibility helps keep senior staffers

Apr 04, 2008 - 4 comments

More than 90 per cent of the baby boomer work force in the U.S. who'd like to remain working does so for financial reasons. This and several other findings are among the results of an internet-based survey of almost 500 companies...

CPP stragglers may benefit from Senate proposal

Apr 04, 2008 - 5 comments

Take heart, CPP stragglers. The Senate National Finance Committee has tabled a report cataloguing the number of Canadians who are eligible for, but living without, Canada Pension Plan (CPP) benefits because they failed to apply for the plan's retirement pension. The...

Mom gives bargain advice

Apr 04, 2008 - 4 comments

Joel Kriner is a 29-year-old resident of Hawaii with dual Canadian/U.S. citizenship who is relying on his mother's know-how after launching what looks to be a home run of a business idea. In fact, his mother Claudette Kriner, 60, is a...

Murray crosses Canada

People Photo
Apr 04, 2008 - 4 comments

Fresh from an appearance on the Rick Mercer Report, two months on the road in the United States and a controversial addition to the list of Juno nominations, country crooner Anne Murray is set to visit her fans across Canada in...

Eye Catching

People Photo
Apr 04, 2008 - 4 comments

The Italian Trade Commission ensured its Made in Italy campaign will get lots of attention with the announcement that actor Isabella Rossellini will be the face the campaign. Rossellini, 55, the star of Blue Velvet, is the daughter of Ingrid Bergman...

Kuerti comes through big

People Photo
Apr 04, 2008 - 4 comments

Anton Kuerti will remember March 11 and 12, 2008 for a long, long time. The Austrian-born Kuerti, one of Canada's most celebrated interpreter of Beethoven's piano music, was in Boston on March 11 to see his son Julian conducting the last...

What makes Jim Carrey tick?

People Slideshow
Apr 04, 2008 - 4 comments

Jim Carrey is in his element, relaxed in a t-shirt and jeans promoting his latest film, Horton Hears a Who. An often-irreverent performer on screen, off screen Carrey is often quietly reflective, an actor who genuinely dismisses the iconic status he...

Big plans for basements

Housing Photo
Apr 04, 2008 - 4 comments

Traditionally the home of the laundry room, furnace, storage areas or maybe a rec room or kids' playroom, basements today are taking on a more prestigious role. Bedrooms, home offices and other additions to the home's living space are finding their...