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BOB'S BLOG: Hummingbirds take off for another year

The Ontario Hummingbird Project website includes migration maps, feeding tips and more.

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.

Forever Young Information

Canada's Adult Lifestyle Publication

Unfunked

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Aug 11, 2014 - 0 comments

“Making this record was like being a wine maker with the best hilltop vineyard and the perfect vintage. I would merely be the vehicle between grape and glass. In a nutshell that's what Victor DeLorenzo (Violent Femmes) has done for me as an artist.” - click headline

Summer haven is not a tax haven

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Aug 10, 2014 - 0 comments

If your cottage has appreciated in value, there could be a significant capital-gains liability that could force your heirs to sell the cottage - click headline

Watergate: Making history. FYI interviews Washington Post city editor

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Aug 09, 2014 - 0 comments

‘Harry Rosenfeld was one of the key editors on Watergate, probing, open-minded, dogged, and unsparing of everyone including himself.’ click headline

Calling all folkies: new music festival launches in Kingsville today

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Aug 08, 2014 - 0 comments

Kingsville Folk Music Festival comes to the southwestern Ontario town of Kingsville this weekend

Life in the Boomer Lane: Ready for caressing tonight?

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“The most common practices are kisses, caresses…” click headline

Nostalgia: Plenty of ‘moments’ as Aerosmith visits Kitchener-Waterloo

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Aug 07, 2014 - 0 comments

When I purchased Aerosmith's classic album Toys In The Attic in the spring of my grade 11 year, 1975, there were two things I simply did not know - click headline

Lobos at the Picnic

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It's hard to imagine a band like Los Lobos feeling a kinship with a Canadian industrial city like Hamilton...The band is best known for its cover of Richie Valens’s La Bamba for the 1987 film of the same name, but also has a huge following in jam-band circles due to its close relationship with the Grateful Dead - click headline

Big deals for travel trade in Orlando

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Aug 05, 2014 - 0 comments

Aug. 15 to Sept. 30 employees of the hospital and travel industry have a great opportunity coming up to familiarize themselves with the attractions of the Orlando area - click headline

Why Ontario’s Retirement Pension Plan is a good idea

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Aug 04, 2014 - 0 comments

It’s a bold and progressive step after long bouts of dithering by the federal government. It recognizes that Old Age Security (OAS) and CPP alone are not sufficient for middle-income earners to maintain a comparable standard of living in retirement. Like all big ideas, there are pros and cons and lots to debate - click headline

Fox tales

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Aug 03, 2014 - 0 comments

After an ill-advised audition with a Stratford Festival apprenticeship group, at which he showed up with no readings prepared and was summarily rejected, Fox refocused on school and completed his degree. He was already married and fully ensconced in his career teaching in Brantford before he decided to chuck it all for the stage - click headline