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Modano, Hasek, Forsberg, Blake pose for Hall of Fame photo

from left to right Mike Modano in the Player Category, Bill McCreary in the Referee and Linesman category, goaltender Dominik Hasek and Peter Foresberg, both from the Players Category, Line Gignac Burns(widow of Pat Burns) accepting it for the late Pat Burns from the Builder Category and Rob Blake. Star photo

Pan Am Games cauldron to be manufactured by ArcelorMittal Dofasco

Burlington, Ontario, Friday, Nov. 14 - From left , Saad Rafi Chief executive officer, Toronto Pan Am Games committee, Sean Donnelly, President ArcelorMittal Dofasco, and marathon runner Reid Coolsaet announce that ArcelorMittal Dofasco of Hamilton will be producing the cauldron for the Pan Am games, to take place next year. Photo by: Kaz Novak The Hamilton Spectator.

BOB’S BLOG: Your vote can make a difference in local land-use planning

Neighbourhood Commercial plaza got approved but bakery never materialized

Heroic Guelph truck driver to be honoured today

Canada Cartage driver Ian Fleury has come to the aid of several people he's encountered on the road in his 25-year career, but this past winter he found himself rescuing two drivers in as many weeks.

Ottawa renames span Vimy Memorial Bridge

Ottawa’s newest bridge now pays tribute to one of the country’s most iconic military battles.

Veterans can travel Mississauga transit for free Nov. 11

The City of Mississauga is letting Canadian Armed Forces veterans know that they and a companion can ride the city's transit service, called MiWay, for free on Remembrance Day.

1914 Muskoka murder featured in Notorious Ontario book

Ontario authors Maria Da Silva and Andrew Hind have delved beneath the surface to tell the hidden stories behind the murderers, bank robbers and just plain scoundrels of the late 19th and early 20th century, including Muskoka’s “Black Bill” Ruttan.

Monty Python troupe turns down fortune to tour

The Monty Python troupe has turned down a world tour that would have earned them $32 million.

REMEMBRANCE: Ottawa Strathcona Legionnaires take poppy duty seriously

“We’ll make 42 stops,” said Winters, a 20-year member of the Royal Canadian Legion and former military musician who served in the 1960s.

ALL THINGS CONSIDERED: Trainees at London's police school were rough around the edges

Training to become a London, UK policeman in 1947 differed greatly from today.

Forever Young Information

Canada's Adult Lifestyle Publication

McHale was Expos pioneer

People Photo
Feb 05, 2008 - 4 comments

The Expos have left Montreal and now one more link with those fun-filled early years of Canada's first baseball franchise is gone as well. The original president of the Montreal Expos, John McHale Sr., 86, died peacefully at the Hospice of...

The low-fat lowdown on chicken

Feb 05, 2008 - 4 comments

Many of us remember the days when Sunday dinner meant roast chicken. Today, most health-conscious cooks hesitate to roast chicken with the skin on; and, unless you cook the skinless meat in a coating or a sauce, you end up with...

The whiskey side of Scotland

Travel, World Slideshow
Feb 05, 2008 - 4 comments

To see Scotland in all her splendour in a relaxed and fun-filled atmosphere, one possibility is the "Taste of Scotland Whisky Tour." I took the trip, hosted by Louise and David Matthew, along with a dozen congenial malt whisky enthusiasts. We...

Commendation for newcomers

Feb 05, 2008 - 4 comments

Re: Do You Speak English?, January. Socio-economic reasons certainly make it imperative that new immigrants to Canada embrace the English language (or French) with a passion. Those who engage in its study deserve to be commended for their efforts. After all,...

Adventures in the rain forest

Travel, World Slideshow
Feb 05, 2008 - 9 comments

When we told friends and relatives where we were headed, their retort was always something like: "The Amazon? Are you out of your mind? It's hot. It's wet. There's nothing there but mosquitoes and alligators." And why did we choose a...

A choice concept

Housing, New projects Slideshow
Feb 05, 2008 - 5 comments

An increasing number of retirees want to spend their retirement years in one location and the companies that build and operate retirement homes are beginning to take heed of their wishes. The concept of aging in place, also known as continuum...

The doc's a fraud

Feb 05, 2008 - 16 comments

Florida - the oddball state - is back in the news again. State motto: "In God we trust. The rest of you make us very, very afraid." Recently, police in Broward County, Fla., arrested a man impersonating a doctor by going...

Why an American?

Feb 05, 2008 - 4 comments

The idea of a seniors paper is good, but why so much news from the USA? We get that everywhere. Do we really need another front-page picture of Hillary Clinton in a Canadian paper for seniors? Not to mention front-page mention...

Our man on the outside

Feb 05, 2008 - 4 comments

Christopher Guly's wide-ranging cover story on David Suzuki poses an interesting question. What if David Suzuki had entered politics and been able to sit down with elected policy- and lawmakers 20 years ago to discuss the threats to our environment that...

Villages Of Brantwell expands

Feb 05, 2008 - 4 comments

This Burlington adult lifetsyle community has just opened the fifth phase of its bungalow townhouses. Ranging from almost 1,700 to 2,100 square feet, the homes feature brick, stucco and siding exteriors, optional lofts and double garages, priced from about $345,900 to...