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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

Bard's spirit buoys Avon

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Travel, World Slideshow
Oct 16, 2007 - 5 comments

The "Sweet Swan of Avon," Ben Johnson's honorific for William Shakespeare, is reflected best in nature's choreography as the stately curvaceous creatures carve their rippled wake across the surface of the world-famous waterway in England's Stratford-Upon-Avon. Chances are visitors will find...

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:...

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...

Missouri legends

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Travel, North America Slideshow
Oct 16, 2007 - 4 comments

Pretty Kansas City, once a trading post on a bend in the Missouri River, has evolved into a notable commercial centre while managing to keep its small-town appeal. In the 1920s, J. C. Nichols, who created Country Club Plaza on the...

Your final plan

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Oct 16, 2007 - 4 comments

As the old saying goes, "where there's a will, there's a relative." During my years in the financial industry, I can't recount how many families vowed that theirs got along smashingly and there would be no arguments upon their death. How...

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...

Pappin ring found decades after loss

Oct 16, 2007 - 4 comments

For former National Hockey Leaguer Jim Pappin, it's been a mystery more than 35 years in the making. Whatever became of his original 1967 Stanley Cup ring, won with the Toronto Maple Leafs? Bitter that the Leafs traded him after he...

Names to know: Tosca Reno

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People Photo
Oct 16, 2007 - 4 comments

Ontario's Tosca Reno has come a long way in the past eight years, and that isn't even counting the 80 lbs. she has lost. Tosca Reno was an unhappy, overweight 40-year-old mother of three in an abusive marriage. One day she...

An affair to remember

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People Slideshow
Oct 16, 2007 - 5 comments

Marilyn Monroe's status as one of the biggest and most intriguing film stars of all time remains unchallenged 45 years after her death in August, 1962. Ranked the sixth-greatest female star of all time by the American Film Institute in 1999,...

Fox family carries on

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People Photo
Oct 16, 2007 - 5 comments

Terry Fox's family members were photographed with newly shaved heads along with the celebrities who did the honours at Vancouver General Hospital on Sept. 5. The event was in support of the Great Canadian Head Shave, part of the Terry Fox...