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Co-founder of Parry Sound Festival of the Sound dies

Along with husband, internationally known pianist Anton Kuerti, the couple helped established the world acclaimed local musical festival, The Festival of the Sound, in the summer of 1979 at their cottage in Parry Sound.

BOB'S BLOG: 10 Things I Learned from David Halton’s Dispatches from the Front

Matthew Halton is considered to be one of the best war correspondents of World War II.

Teenage vandals in St. Thomas caught orange-handed

The doorbell rang shortly before 11 p.m., the house already pelted with oranges, the teens running down the street.

WW2 veteran from Belleville energizes youth with social-justice message

Harry’s Last Stand has sold over 20,000 copies and the book, released earlier this year, is going into a third reprint.

ALL THINGS CONSIDERED: I was no Tyrone Power but still married the girl of my dreams

On my return from wartime duty, I was pleasantly surprised to see that the girl next door had grown into a lovely young woman in my absence.

BOB'S BLOG: New municipal councillors learn the fine art of staying awake

I have a lot of respect for those elected officials who toil long hours in service to their community. Good luck to them.

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 therecord.com

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.

Forever Young Information

Canada's Adult Lifestyle Publication

Knot A Breast dragon boat team captures world contest

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Nov 26, 2014 - 0 comments

Knot A Breast had 55 members of its team of 68 accompany the crew to Sarasota. Fourteen of the team's members are from Burlington. The rest hail from Oakville, Hamilton, Grimsby and Mississauga.

First-class cinema promised at expanded Milton Film Festival

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Nov 26, 2014 - 0 comments

Anyone who’s disappointed in the state of movies will have new hope for the cinema after attending the upcoming Milton Film Festival Jan. 23 to 25.

Oakville woman battling cancer finds support for cap project

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Nov 26, 2014 - 0 comments

Oakville resident Dorothy Towey isn’t letting her breast cancer diagnosis stop her from trying to put a cap on the deadly disease. The 55-year-old woman has been knitting flower hats, selling them and donating all the proceeds to the Canadian Cancer Society.

Laughlines: Why newborns need lawyers

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Nov 26, 2014 - 0 comments

In New Zealand a young girl recently went to court to legally change the name she was given at birth and has hated since she was able to talk. In her judicial endeavour, nine-year-old Talula Does The Hula From Hawaii was successful - click headline

REVIEW: Rise to Greatness by Conrad Black

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Nov 24, 2014 - 0 comments

Conrad Black has always written from a lofty elevation, but even so his two most recent books — a 760-page history of the United States, and now an 1100-page history of Canada — stand out as monuments to this epic tradition.

Art Gallery of Hamilton Cezanne show is modest, refreshing

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Nov 24, 2014 - 0 comments

There's a mini-blockbuster currently in progress at the Art Gallery of Hamilton, which is really the only way to describe the two-room Cézanne sampler the museum is currently hosting from now until Feb. 8.

Charities reap benefits from old friends honouring Gina

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Nov 24, 2014 - 0 comments

“Things are going wonderfully. The community response has been amazing. We presently have 240 wedding gowns and approximately 75 mother-of-the-bride/ groom, bridesmaid and flower-girl dresses. We have about two-dozen designer dresses, some handmade ones and also some brand new dresses that were donated by a bridal store.”

Give and save at the same time

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Nov 23, 2014 - 0 comments

When you use an effective ‘gifting strategy’ you will not only support your charity, you will also reduce your tax load

River of Life: Sailing Bangkok's Chao Phraya River to the Temple of The Dawn

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Nov 22, 2014 - 0 comments

"Is this not better than suffering in the pollution and traffic-clogged streets of Bangkok?" - click headline

Kitchener's award-winning 'Royal Family' mark 92 years at the Fair

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Nov 21, 2014 - 0 comments

Charlie Tilt and Margaret Schnurr will add the ribbons to piles that have been brought home from the Royal Winter Fair each year, for the last 92 years.