Health and Medicine, Travel, Gardening, Pets, Automotive

Hybrid Highlander Flings Gas Pumps Away

Toyota’s revamped 2008 Highlander is a nice “crossover,” kind of like a stretched RAV4. It’s comfortable, well-built and with plenty of features. But it’s also quite big, with three rows of seating available and plenty of room for hauling your stuff.

By Jim Bray - Friday, February 1, 2008 - -- Automotive

Buffalo Bills heading to Toronto

The NFL is now one step closer to moving a franchise here to Canada when in the next few days it will be announced that the Buffalo Bills will play 8 regular season and pre-season games here in Toronto at the Rogers Centre.

By Edward Zawadzki - Thursday, January 31, 2008 - -- Lifestyles

On the Seed Scene

Dr. Charles Mayo (1865-1939), organizer of Rochester’s famed Mayor Clinic that his father had founded, was also a keen gardener. His prayer as such seems appropriate at this time:

By Wes Porter - Tuesday, January 22, 2008 - -- Lifestyles

Don Whittman, Cliff Fletcher and the Maple Leafs

Hate to start any column about anything political, but I just finished watching the South Carolina Democratic debate on the tube last night . All I can say is that I truly hope that Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama keep knocking the hell out of each other and give the voters a chance to see that the third person on the stage (I don’t count Wolf Blitzer) John Edwards is head and shoulders above those two twits in ideas, sincerity and charisma. He’s truly the only one up there that appears to look and sound presidential. I really think he is the only Democratic candidate that will give John McCain a run for his money.

By Edward Zawadzki - Tuesday, January 22, 2008 - -- Lifestyles

An Instrument That Could End Medical Madness?

Is there a device that could stop people from destroying themselves? An instrument that could prevent lunatic behaviour and premature death of millions of North Americans? It’s a tall order. But Eureka, with the help of my children there’s finally a solution.

New Volvo Crossover Worth a Look

Before I give you my impressions of Volvo’s newly-redesigned crossover, I’d like to correct some misinformation I disseminated in my piece on the Mazda Tribute a few weeks ago.  I wrote that it has disc brakes on all four wheels, which isn’t true: it has front discs/rear drums. I apologize for this sloppy reporting – though on the other hand it also helps to make my point that it’s time the Tribute were dragged into the 21st century.

By Jim Bray - Sunday, January 20, 2008 - -- Automotive

Groovy Gadgets for Gearheads

Horntones. I don’t know if it’s the greatest gadget for the car since the turbocharger – or the worst example of a company chasing profits at the expense of public good. One thing I do know is that it made me laugh so hard when I first discovered it that I just had to share it with you.

By Jim Bray - Sunday, January 20, 2008 - -- Automotive

Status Doesn’t Always Equal Success… Celebrities bust into the Fashion world

Lauren ConradIt seems like in today’s mass pop-cultured world of fashion, the acceptance of being a “designer” seems to come lightly to those of celebrity status. One must not over look the fact that because a person is simply deemed a “designer” that he or she is good at their trade, and this should be said of celebrities.

Currently, amongst young Hollywood there is this need to design clothing. Of course that goes without saying that every time one of these “pop princesses” are interviewed about their fashion career choice they gush “ I have always loved clothes and fashion”. It’s interesting how the majority of these girls have always loved fashion,  but lacked the sense of self-expression when they have people like celebrity stylist Rachel Zoë dressing them.

By Guest Column - Thursday, January 17, 2008 - -- Lifestyles

Botanicalls: The Plants Have Your Number

The newest idea in houseplant care uses modern technology to have the plant telephone when it requires care. Advice from time immemorial, proffered after experiencing such “advances” in practice and pocket, is summed up as cum graino salus.

By Wes Porter - Tuesday, January 15, 2008 - -- Lifestyles

Sports Roundup, Tragedy in Bathurst,  New Brunswick

Just sending condolences to the families and friends of the seven young athletes and one adult, who lost their lives Saturday in a tragic traffic accident near Bathurst, New Brunswick just doesn’t seem adequate enough our to express our collective profound sadness.

By Edward Zawadzki - Monday, January 14, 2008 - -- Lifestyles

Books to Bless

Dear Church leader, (Click website below; Ministry books)

By Guest Column - Friday, January 11, 2008 - -- Lifestyles

Islamism, Nazism and the Roots of 9/11.

Islamism, Nazism and the Roots of 9/11.
By Matthias Küntzel. Translated by Colin Meade. 180 pages.
Telos Press Publishing. $29.95

By Guest Column Jeffrey Goldberg- Wednesday, January 9, 2008 - -- Lifestyles

The Life and Times of the Lord Jesus Christ:

Broken Hill, Australia, Jan 7, 2008 - This gospel account is noted as being something of a “fifth gospel”. The author, Peter E J Smith, introduces five distinctive features of Christ’s life. The Life and Times of the Lord Jesus Christ: was written for the purpose of presenting the life of Christ in one account.

By News on the Net - Tuesday, January 8, 2008 - -- Lifestyles

Forays of the Fashionistas

“I think Kermit the Frog had it all wrong,” wrote Emer Schlosser in a recent Inside Entertainment. “Not only is it easy “Bein’ Green,” it’s a cinch to look damn fine while doing it,” she notes.

By Wes Porter - Tuesday, January 8, 2008 - -- Lifestyles

Want To Get Smarter In 2008?

Only imbeciles send messages on cell phones or put on lipstick while driving. They constitute one of the reasons why injuries are the leading cause of death in this country up to age 44.

Sports round up January 7th

With the news leaking out that a possible consortium is being put together to place an offer on the badly slumping, but economically pristine Maple Leafs in the past few days,  this has definitely turned into a year of more twists and turns than a Chubby Checker concert.

By Edward Zawadzki - Monday, January 7, 2008 - -- Lifestyles

Bond 22 to Visit the Inner Bond

Want to start the New Year with a look in to the next Bond film? Look no further, ‘cause it’s all here!

By Guest Column Joshua Hill- Thursday, January 3, 2008 - -- Lifestyles