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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.

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.

Stratford area hikers celebrate 40th anniversary of Avon Trail

This year marks the 40th anniversary of the beginnings of the Avon Trail and the public is invited to come to a 40th Anniversary Launch on Sunday, Nov. 9 at 1 p.m.

Forever Young Information

Canada's Adult Lifestyle Publication

Checklist before buying travel health insurance

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Oct 21, 2014 - 1 comments

...and for those new to being out of the country for an extended time period, one of the most important items to plan is around insurance - click headline

Snowbird Notes: Arizona tops in long-stay vacations

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Oct 20, 2014 - 0 comments

Arizona tops in long-stay vacations / Scottsdale Chute for the Stars / Austin hosts Formula 1 U.S. Grand Prix / Florida theme park expansions / Snowbirds find Mexico, Cuba attractive - click headline

Recipes for October: New twists with pumpkin

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Lifestyle, Food Slideshow
Oct 19, 2014 - 0 comments

Pumpkin Vegetarian Pie as an entree, for snacks or as an appetizer / Pumpkin Cake - A twist on Christmas Cake but with pumpkin and just as tasty - click headline

Risky Richard Rose discusses Tarragon's Lies, Sex & What Comes Next

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Oct 18, 2014 - 0 comments

Each play looks at the human perspective, particularly related to sex, how each situation provokes different reactions in different people. Rose wonders, "What's the variable? What's beneath the sex?" - click headline

Author Baillie takes novel beyond book format

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Oct 17, 2014 - 0 comments

After Martha Baillie’s third novel, The Shape I Gave You, was taken on by a large corporate publisher, she drilled a hole (or “core sample”) through the centre of her manuscript - click headline

Half-century of paintings from Brampton artist revealed

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Oct 16, 2014 - 0 comments

A trove of paintings hoarded in an artist's basement have been freed, exhibited at an Alton Mill Arts Centre gallery in Alton Mill, near Orangeville.

Best of Broadway: Holiday Guide for the Astute Canadian Theatre-Goer

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Oct 16, 2014 - 0 comments

Theatre critics Hal Drucker, a Drama Desk and Outer Critics’ Circle Reviewer, and his grandson James Marshall Feinberg team up to recommend a long holiday weekend’s worth of theatre fare that will ensure you with a memorable theatre-going visit to New York.

Busy Randy Bachman on Overdrive

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Oct 16, 2014 - 2 comments

Randy Bachman turned 71 last month (Sept. 27), but he is speaking on the phone with the enthusiasm of a teenager who just heard the Beatles for the first time - click headline

Guelph statue to honour 'Flanders' poet McCrae

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Oct 15, 2014 - 0 comments

A fundraising committee working toward bringing a statue of John McCrae to Guelph is well on its way thanks to a substantial donation from the Rotary Club of Guelph.

Toronto Festival of Authors welcomes Ann Eriksson

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FYI previews the 35th edition of the International Festival of Authors, running Oct. 23 to Nov. 2 in Toronto, with profiles of two participating writers. Visit ifoa.org for festival details