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ALL THINGS CONSIDERED: Major drama for Toronto cops during Hurricane Hazel

Hurricane Hazel packed a punch unlike anything in Toronto's history and for emergency workers including police officers, it was a night of harrowing experiences.

Ryder Cup host Gleneagles in Scotland named Best Golf Resort in the World

The Gleneagles Hotel in Perthshire, Scottland has been named ‘Best Golf Resort in the World’ for the third year running at The 2014 Ultratravel 100 Awards.

SOUTHBOUND BLOG: Experience Northwest Florida with Southern Vacation Rentals this Winter

Retreat from the colder climates of the North and travel to the beautiful beaches of Northwest Florida with Southern Vacation Rentals this winter.

CBC goes heavy on Royal Family programming in Sept.

Royal watchers will want to mark their TV viewing schedules to catch these five documentaries on the British Royal family this month.

VIDEO: Author Isabelle Allende on aging with passion, from TED2014

Author Isabelle Allende on aging with passion, from TED2014

Blue Rodeo, Serena Ryder thrill Elora audience

It's impossible to say who was most impressive at Riverfest Elora 2014, held at Elora’s Bissell Park on Aug. 22 and 23.

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.

Forever Young Information

Canada's Adult Lifestyle Publication

Kansas City, here I come

Travel, Snowbirds Slideshow
Nov 07, 2007 - 5 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...

Breathless living

Travel, Snowbirds Slideshow
Nov 07, 2007 - 4 comments

In the past, Canadian snowbirds seeking solace from a long, cold winter would head south and soak up some sun, sometimes year-round. Rest and relaxation was paramount; being sedentary was okay. Now, as the first wave of baby boomers - defined...

Caribbean smorgasbord

Travel, Cruising Slideshow
Nov 07, 2007 - 4 comments

It's that special time of year in the Caribbean. Until April, the soothing waters and gentle trade winds are at their best, burnishing that region's reputation as the world's most popular cruising area. Cruise companies galore place their ships here, offering...

Do your homework before investing in U.S. property

Travel, Snowbirds Photo
Nov 07, 2007 - 12 comments

Real estate investment in the United States has its ups and down. Canadians investing in U.S. property will encounter more paperwork than they may be accustomed to. The U.S. has many consumer protection regulations that Canada has not adopted, as well...

Gourmand's getaway

Travel, World Slideshow
Nov 07, 2007 - 6 comments

In windy Wellington, the capital city of New Zealand located on the North Island, two unabashedly determined females have launched innovative local tour companies. High on the list of hot topics are food and wine. "We sit around the table for...

Hurray for Plan B

Travel, Snowbirds Slideshow
Nov 07, 2007 - 4 comments

We were ready to go, sunblock and bathing suits in the beach bag, eager to drive to the dock and board the snorkel boat for the coral reefs that are part of John Pennekamp Park, off the coast at Key Largo....

Worth a drive in Florida

Nov 07, 2007 - 4 comments

Visit Florida, the state's official source for travel planning, has launched a Worth the Drive guidebook containing 21 self-directed driving tours designed to take travelers off the beaten path to sights ranging from historic forts to beach treasure hunts. Categorized by...

A road into history

Travel, World Slideshow
Nov 07, 2007 - 4 comments

There's nobody in sight on this early summer morning as I step onto the pavement and look toward the distant hills. The road is straight. Were it not for the ruins and collapsed farmhouses, surrounded by vineyards and olive trees, some...

Warm for Mexico

Travel, Snowbirds Slideshow
Nov 07, 2007 - 5 comments

Move over, Florida. Step aside, Arizona. Mexico is staking its claim as one of the most desired sites for expatriate Canadians to reside, says Reg Cyr, a Toronto-based financial advisor who has been counselling clients about relocating to this North American...

Planning to give

Nov 07, 2007 - 4 comments

This year marked a special anniversary as the first of Canada's baby boomers, born in 1947 (as opposed to 1946 in the U.S.), turned 60. As a group, this massive demographic has generally fared far better than their parent's generation financially....