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BOB'S BLOG: Video illustrates senior's troubles finding a good home

An experienced housing advocate who knows her way around policy issues and rules and regulations had trouble finding suitable housing

Top 10 books in Canada, Hardcover Non-Fiction; Paperback Non-Fiction

Top 10, Hardcover Non-Fiction; Paperback Non-Fiction. from

York Region hosts Wheel Dance

The Ontario Trillium Foundation hosts Wheel Dance at the Victoria Ballet Company to showcase their new wheelchair ballroom dance program

McCartney happy he and John Lennon reconciled

Sir Paul says he's glad that he and John were able to patch up their differences before his death in 1980 on Dec. 8 at the age of 40.

Don’t give up on defined-benefit plan: study

Canada's experience with conversion to defined contribution has been similar to the U.S. experience.

BOB’S BLOG: Memories of a Deputy Burgermeister

Back in the nineties in Burlington, I was usually on Deputy Mayor duties in the month of November.

ALL THINGS CONSIDERED: The adventures of a rookie bobby

They say a policeman never forgets his first arrest and I’m no exception. In fact, it took a couple of years to live it down.

New Mississauga pet laws draw criticism

The law bans dog owners from leaving any animal without adequate shelter - defined as a double-walled and insulated doghouse that is large enough for the pet to stand up, turn around, lie down and stretch its limbs in - outside during extreme weather.

Hamilton sky-watchers can't wait for Geminid Meteor Shower

Astronomers say the annual Geminid Meteor Shower peaking Dec. 13 should be a great show this year.

BOB'S BLOG: Grey Cup memories –suburb startled by reveller firing shotgun

This seven-year-old watched the Ti-Cat victory from my grandparents’ home, as my parents were out at a Grey Cup party. Weren’t all parents out at a Grey Cup parties in those days?

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Canada's Adult Lifestyle Publication

Craigslist Cantana: Helle musical opens in Ottawa

Nov 13, 2014 - 0 comments

It's an odd place for a photo shoot, this re-created morgue at the Vancouver Police Museum, but it's also memorable, as is Veda Hille, who is as colourful as the room is bleak and sterile

Dallaire revered by Guelph students

Nov 13, 2014 - 0 comments

“You are a great Canadian leader that is so deserving of our National Leadership Award,” said Medeiros. “You stand firm as a strong voice of reason, honesty, integrity and peace.”

City Lights: Shine on, Sarah

Nov 12, 2014 - 0 comments

After her father's death, McLachlan turned her attention to her two daughters. They too were suffering from the loss. "They were very close, my little one in particular," she says. "We still talk about him almost every night when we're lying in bed cuddling. She'll say 'I miss grandpa.'" - click headline

Live coverage of Remembrance ceremonies from Ottawa's War Memorial

News&Views Slideshow
Nov 11, 2014 - 0 comments

Toronto Star live coverage of Remembrance ceremonies in Ottawa, Steve Russell photos.

City Lights: John Fogerty still rollin’


1969 was so spectacular for John Fogerty and his band CCR that he has named his current tour after the year - click headline

Parry Sound students reverent at WW2 sites

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Nov 10, 2014 - 0 comments

Prior to the 10-day trip in June that took them across Europe visiting battle sites, cemeteries and memorials, the 38 students had the unique opportunity to get to know local soldiers on a more personal level.

Brantford woman reached very bottom before resolving to lose weight

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Nov 10, 2014 - 0 comments

Brantford's Joan Minnery had to reach the bottom before she was inspired to lose more than 150 pounds. She has written a book on the experience.

REMEMBRANCE: Hail to heroes

News&Views, People Slideshow
Nov 10, 2014 - 0 comments

‘Being coned was one of the worst things,’ says former WW2 air gunner George Olley. ‘It would blind you and you knew you were in their sights.’ - click headline

Dutch woman tended Canadian grave for 70 years; cousin gives thanks

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Nov 10, 2014 - 0 comments

Nearly 70 years later, Lott’s cousin Normany Maynard of Halton Hills, Ont. and Bep Diesveld, who took care of his grave all these years, met for the first time by his gravesite in the Canadian cemetery in Groesbeek, the Netherlands.

Toronto and GTA: Remembering those who served

Nov 09, 2014 - 0 comments

For ceremonies throughout the GTA Nov. 9 and 11 - click headline