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Memories of London’s underground

All the hubbub surrounding Toronto’s expansion of its smallish subway service got me to thinking about the massive London Underground System with its almost 300 stations on 11 different lines.

Norfolk, Ont. mink farmers make Faces of Fur calendar

Sandra admits the anti-fur lobby is huge and recalls 450 mink being released by activists who broke into the cages on a Simcoe farm a few years back

Matilda comes to Toronto as part of Mirvish's '15-'16 season

Two Tony Award-winning musicals and a hit London play are among the productions in the Mirvish 2015-16 season.

BOB'S BLOG: History repeating itself says crusading author, 91

The author looks back at the Depression and the brutal poverty he experienced in his youth, and sees how history is repeating itself.

ALL THINGS CONSIDERED: Sergeant hightailed it in the gloom of London’s Christ Church

Other than nabbing a suspect, there’s nothing more satisfying to a young constable than putting one over on his sergeant.

Rod Stewart, Blondie, Jane's Addiction to headline Kitchener's Big Music Fest

Big Music Fest will also feature Rod Stewart, Blondie, Jane's Addiction and several other popular bands as it returns to McLennan Park in Kitchener from July 10-12.

Echoes of Bobby Gimby: Ottawa-area township salutes 1967

1967 will be coming alive again at this year's Heritage Day celebration being hosted by the Goulbourn Township Historical Society on Saturday, Feb. 14.

Newmarket judge says no to racist will

Maple man Eric Spence, who died two years ago at 71, tried to disinherit one of his two daughters because she had a baby with a white man.

Oakville Christian-radio host Leek dies after scuba diving in Florida Keys

Jim Leek, 58, was diving at the French Reef off of Key Largo on Thursday, Jan. 29

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.

Forever Young Information

Canada's Adult Lifestyle Publication

FLASHBACK: Face Off with Art Hindle

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Jan 25, 2015 - 0 comments

The film, billed as Canada’s first million-dollar movie, focuses on Billy Duke, played by Hindle, a rookie who joins the Toronto Maple Leafs and must adapt to the major league with help from roommate George Armstrong (playing himself), while wooing a singer, played by Trudy Young, who objects to her boyfriend’s rough-and-tumble career - click headline

Positively Medieval: Hiking through ancient mysteries in southern France

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Travel, World Slideshow
Jan 23, 2015 - 0 comments

As we hiked through, around, up and over one medieval village after another, our guide Richard Posner immersed us in their Middle Ages history stretching from the 11th to the 14th century - click headline

Recipes: Exotic African stews combat winter cold

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Lifestyle, Food Photo
Jan 21, 2015 - 0 comments

Garlic Meatball Stew, Lamb and Lentil Stew – ideal for cold winter days - click headline

FLASHBACK: El Mocambo saved by Dragons’ Den star Michael Wekerle

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Jan 20, 2015 - 0 comments

“I had numerous beers here back in my youth,” Wekerle said of the bar. “I saw some great Canadian acts ... I want to give the kids a chance to look up and say, ‘I’m going to play the El Mocambo.’ That’s what it’s all about” click headline

Florida Lifestyles: Canucks have room at the Inn

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Jan 18, 2015 - 1 comments

In finding the perfect inn they landed in one of Florida’s most elite vacation spots.The Tidballs love meeting and hosting people from Canada, the U.S. and all over the world. Many repeat guests have become personal friends - click headline

Jan. 19, 1935: 80 years of jockey shorts

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News&Views Photo
Jan 16, 2015 - 0 comments

The first Jockey briefs, which went on sale on Jan. 19, 1935 at the Marshall Field & Co. department store in Chicago.

Then and Now: 1968, Yorkville, Toronto, Vidal Sassoon opens first Canadian hair salon

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Jan 16, 2015 - 0 comments

“My dad is responsible for bringing Vidal to Toronto. He told him he would build a state-of-the-art salon, three storeys high with skylights in the heart of Yorkville. Vidal was blown away when he saw it and I remember the opening party was something to behold” click headline

Travel Briefs: Pristine park in Florida Keys, zip lining in Laos, tips for women travellers

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Jan 15, 2015 - 0 comments

Prepared by Grand Circle Travel, 101 "Tips for Women Travelers" has packaged its travel tips with short sketches of famous women globe-trotters throughout history - click headline

Snowbird Notebook: Sun Belt airports, visas for Ecuador

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Jan 14, 2015 - 0 comments

Ecuador fast-tracks visa process / Marion County hosts first LPGA tourney of ’15 season / Favourite snowbird airports - click headline

Cowichan sweater from Coast Salish a winter staple for decades

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Lifestyle, Fashion Slideshow
Jan 13, 2015 - 0 comments

“There’s lots of new interest,” Olsen says. “They’re getting a new reputation. They’re seen as really retro.” click headline