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BOB'S BLOG: The Beatles Invade Port Dover

John B. Lee, the Poet Laureate of both Brantford and Norfolk County, became a Beatles fan on Feb. 9, 1964.

ALL THINGS CONSIDERED: Mixed emotions for soldiers returning home

The first stop after reaching Mersey Dock was at the nearest English pub.

BOB’S BLOG Case Study of Long-Ago ‘Community Project’

Long-ago battle pitted a large corporation (McDonald’s, the fast food chain,) and their planning allies against a group of citizens.

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.

Forever Young Information

Canada's Adult Lifestyle Publication

Holy airline!

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Nov 07, 2007 - 4 comments

Senior citizens aboard the Vatican's first official flight from Lourdes to Rome were mostly pilgrims in search of spiritual healing. But that didn't stop security guards at Rome's Fiumicino Airport last month from confiscating the bottles of holy water they were...

Pensions, wages too low

Nov 07, 2007 - 4 comments

Re David Onley profile, August David Onley says that during his term as Ontario's Lieutenant Governor he intends to do his best to promote the welfare of the disabled. Onley sounds like a very caring person, so there's hope that he...

A poem to Diana

Nov 07, 2007 - 4 comments

Dear, dear, Diana, be with us again We know your absence will not be in vain Come what may, sunshine or rain Every day we see your beauty and love You shine into our darkest days And for all you inspiration...

Grannies in arms

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News&Views, News Slideshow
Nov 07, 2007 - 4 comments

In her native tongue, Zulu, Zodwa Hilda Ndlovu's first name means "the only one." And at home near Durban, South Africa - and by any measure, anywhere in the world - Ndlovu (pronounced En-jo-voo) is an exceptional woman. The 56-year-old widow,...

Canada supports Age-Friendly Cities

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Nov 07, 2007 - 4 comments

Canada is earning high marks internationally for being "age-friendly." Last month, the World Health Organization (WHO) launched its Age-Friendly Cities Guide, a global tool designed to help communities make their urban centres more friendly to aging residents. Among the 33 cities...

Extreme Dianaphilia

Nov 07, 2007 - 4 comments

For years I've not expressed myself about Princess Di, but Pierrette Gagnon's laudatory letter (October Forum, re: the August FY cover) has driven me to take up pen. I certainly feel Diana got a rotten deal with Prince Charles who should...

Tory program to fight elder abuse

Nov 07, 2007 - 4 comments

The Harper government chose the International Day of Older Persons, Oct. 1, to announce details of a program to help combat elder abuse. Marjory LeBreton, Secretary of State (Seniors), said that $10-million in funding is going to be made available soon...

Emperor Bush's lies

Nov 07, 2007 - 6 comments

Re: Our Heroes, letter, October Forum Prime Minister Jean Chretien was wise enough not to believe the Bush/ Blair lies of WMD and take part in the destruction (democratization to Bush and Harper) of Iraq. However, not to antagonize God Emperor...

Remembrance: Taking care of our heroes

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Nov 07, 2007 - 4 comments

Frank Sonoski served as a wireless operator on a Halifax bomber during the Second World War. One of the first things he noticed on returning home from the war was some hearing loss, which grew progressively worse as the years passed....

No fan of Curtis, Monroe

Nov 07, 2007 - 7 comments

Forever Young: a very impressive, eye-catching title. Even more so is the line on the front cover: "Canada's Leading Publication for Today's 50-Plus Lifestyle." In view of the feature story in the issue in front of me (Marilyn and Me, October...