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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.

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.

Forever Young Information

Canada's Adult Lifestyle Publication

Jan. 19, 1935: 80 years of jockey shorts

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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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“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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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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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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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

New Found Stories: Great Big Sea’s Alan Doyle tours to support second solo album

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Alan Doyle will perform almost nightly in late January: Kitchener, Jan 21; Lindsay, Jan. 22; Ottawa, Jan. 23; Guelph, Jan. 24; North Bay, Jan. 25; St. Catharines, Jan. 28; Burlington, Jan. 29; Kingston, Jan. 30; Richmond Hill, Jan. 31; Brampton, Feb. 1; Hamilton, Feb. 3; London, Feb. 4; Toronto, Feb. 6 - click headline

FLASHBACK: January prime time Sundays, 1970

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During January 1970 Sunday nights, what were your prime time favourites? click headline

BIRTHDAYS Jan. 10, Jerome Drayton, marathon runner, was born on this day in 1945

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Drayton still holds the record for the fastest Canadian marathon. “These days, he walks – gingerly, given the osteoarthritis that has invaded his left knee – to the McDonald’s near his Mimico-area (Toronto) home for his coffee fix and a blueberry muffin.” - click headline

Life the the Boomer Lane: New Bond ‘Girl’ not a girl by any definition

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Jan 09, 2015 - 0 comments

LBL hasn’t seen a Bond film since 1964, but she is standing and cheering over this one - click headline

Laughlines: Bedevilled by all the remotes

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Jan 08, 2015 - 0 comments

I lunge for the phone and I'm talking to Robbie except the phone is still ringing and I realize that I have one of the remotes to my ear - click headline