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Newswire & Blogs

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

Doing it right

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,...

Climate change leaders

Aug 12, 2008 - 4 comments

Congratulations on choosing Carole Taylor, until recently the BC Finance Minister, for your cover (July 2008). As the minister who introduced Canada's first carbon tax earlier this year, Taylor and her colleagues recognized the appetite among regular Canadians for strong action...

Hurray for the Strong Loonie

Travel, Snowbirds Photo
Aug 12, 2008 - 4 comments

These days the drop in U.S. housing prices is overshadowing the rise in the value of the loonie. To give an example of how the strong Canadian dollar translates favourably for potential Canadian buyers, property priced at $325,000 U.S. in January...

Spitz loses the frown

People Photo
Aug 12, 2008 - 15 comments

Legendary swimmer Mark Spitz accomplished Personal Bests almost every time he dove into the pool on his record-setting run during the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich, Germany in 1972 but now, PB means something totally different to him. Spitz, an American,...

MEDIAWATCH: Willie Nelson

Aug 12, 2008 - 4 comments

Here's advance notice to subscribers to Cowboys & Indians Magazine: Willie Nelson receives belated birthday wishes on the cover of the September issue of the magazine. Nelson turned 75 on April 30....

Northern reflections

Housing Slideshow
Aug 12, 2008 - 5 comments

Andy Shott's idea of a great place to retire included fresh air, the absence of crime and close proximity to the outdoors. His wife, Linda, wanted a cooler and less humid climate than she was used to in their Maxwell, Ont....

Where to go in Canada

Aug 12, 2008 - 4 comments

In March, the Powder Room - a national program for individuals with overactive bladder - asked Canadians to rate public restrooms via the Cross-Canada Powder Room Map, found at, in search of Canada's best "powder rooms." Just in time for...

Elliot Lakers forever

Housing Slideshow
Aug 12, 2008 - 4 comments

When James and Joyce MacKenzie arrived in Elliot Lake, a town six hours northwest of Toronto, bordered by lakes and nestled in the trees of the Canadian Shield, they were sold in part by the promise of "active retirement living." "And...

Bombardier now builds torches

People Photo
Aug 12, 2008 - 4 comments

John Furlong, CEO of Vancouver's Olympic organizing committee, and Laurent Beaudoin, chairman of the board of transportation giant Bombardier Inc., hold the Calgary 1988 torch at the June 17 announcement that Bombardier will be the designer and manufacturer of the torches...

Twins will be no joke

Aug 12, 2008 - 4 comments

In yet another daring example of older folks proving they're still young at heart, two 70-plus-year-olds in India are proud parents of a pair of twins today. The mental image of how this happened is one more reason why I'm against...