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18 things you should say to your dad before it’s too late

Going fishing with you was fun even though I said it wasn't.

ALL THINGS CONSIDERED: Ex-soldier joins London police

Born in 1925 in Croydon, England, Ed Pearson volunteered to join the British Royal Air Force at the age of 16 and during World War II served in India and Burma. His blog continues here.

Lancaster flight engineer talks trip to England

Plan to spend an evening with Craig Brookhouse, the chief flight engineer on the recent Canadian Warplane Heritage Lancaster flight to England.

SOUTHBOUND BLOG: Travel to Alabama’s Gulf Coast with Southern this Winter

Southern’s eclectic mixture of private vacation homes and high and mid-rise condominiums ensures a property for every taste and budget of those staying and playing along the Gulf Coast.

Arrest in Brantford nursing home thefts

A 43-year-old Brantford woman is facing multiple criminal charges for string of thefts from a local nursing home.

Shaw Festival plans to replace Court House, Royal George theatres

The board of governors of Shaw has decided to replace the existing Court House and Royal George theatres

Fall fair time for Rick Mercer

Canadian comedian Rick Mercer was among many who took in this weekend's Norwood Fall Fair.

Sheridan Sports Hall honours ex Guelph hoops star

In 1977-78, Jerry Auger and the Bruins had an 18-2 league record, won the OCAA bronze medal - he was named a tournament all-star - and went to the national championship tournament in Montreal.

Guelph retirees thankful for return of wallet

These young ladies are model citizens and human beings. Thank you, young ladies, we are so grateful.

'80s return with Honeymoon Suite

Honeymoon Suite plays at the Portuguese Club in Cambridge on Oct. 17

Forever Young Information

Canada's Adult Lifestyle Publication

Protect against risks that erode retirement savings

Dec 20, 2007 - 4 comments

The longer each person lives into their retirement, the more exposed they become to various retirement risks. Desjardins Financial Security offers an analysis of these threats. Longevity risk: the risk of outliving your savings Health risk: the risk of becoming seriously...

Get to know Gainesville

Travel, Snowbirds Slideshow
Dec 20, 2007 - 5 comments

Mention Orlando, Tampa, Miami or even Jacksonville, St. Augustine and Sarasota. People instantly get the reference: Florida, the Sunshine State. But Gainesville? Where's that again? It's a city of about 125,000 in north central Florida, a little more than 100 miles...

A diner's dilemma

Dec 20, 2007 - 6 comments

It's around this time of year, with everything dying - flowers, leaves, Stephane Dion's political life - that I start to feel old. But I can't. I'm not allowed to. I'm a baby boomer. We are not aging. We are gaining...

'Miracle Pen' makes debut

Dec 20, 2007 - 4 comments

Here's something from the "what will they think of next?" category. First launched in the United Kingdom where it was dubbed the Miracle Pen, the Digital Pen for Blackberry made its debut in Canada in November. With a tap of the...

Depression season

Dec 20, 2007 - 4 comments

It's all well and good to sing during the Christmas season about the weather being so frightful and the fire being so delightful, but the reality of winter sets in as soon as Santa is on his way. While most folks...

Sailor's delight

Travel, World Slideshow
Dec 20, 2007 - 4 comments

During a 1770 voyage of discovery, Captain James Cook was the first to praise sailing among the Whitsunday Islands off the northeast coast of Australia. In his log book he wrote: "Everywhere good anchorages ... indeed the whole passage is one...

Origin offers garden flats in Mississauga

Dec 20, 2007 - 4 comments

The traditional condo suite is getting a new twist at Origin Evergreen, a new retirement community taking shape in Mississauga, with the release of a set of "garden flats." Buyers who want to trade the hassles of home ownership for the...

Hart Pomerantz: Still funny after all these years

People Slideshow
Dec 20, 2007 - 6 comments

He was known as the funny one, but it was his partner Lorne Michaels who went on to become the doyen of North American TV and film comedy. He furthered his reputation as a quick ad libber on a 1970s CBC...

Templar tales

Dec 20, 2007 - 4 comments

Knights of the Black and White by Jack Whyte Viking Canada, 2006 Inspired by Michael Baigent's Holy Blood, Holy Grail, Knights of the Black and White, is Jack Whyte's fictionalized account of the creation of the Templar Knights, a unique order...

Dragon slayer

Health, Cancer Slideshow
Dec 20, 2007 - 4 comments

Never mind what the Chinese astrological charts say - this was definitely the Year of the Dragon for Janet Cockburn. The Burlington entrepreneur and dragon-boat paddler who invented the Janac Sportswear sportsbra, designed especially for women who, like herself, have had...