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Garry Melnyk

Toyota Tacoma aces its test

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If you listen to the radio and television ads you’d think there were only full-size pickups for the consumer. Not so, mid-size pickups like Toyota’s Tacoma are available for those of you who feel a full-size truck is too much for your needs....

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Tracy Aisenstat

Cory Hare

The aging Sea King

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Wow, the hockey season has flown by. ...

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Peter Bailey

My life was saved by rock 'n roll

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OK, if not literally saved, certainly my life was changed by rock 'n roll. And Lou Reed played a part. It's his iconic song Rock 'n' Roll where the lyric, "Her life was saved by rock 'n' roll" appears. Perhaps rock saved Lou for a time too, but on Oct. 27 of this year Lou Reed died at age 71. ...

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Krista Osborne

The autistic mind

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When I first became a pregnant, I worried. Like most new parents I had the concern, "What if something is wrong with my child?" For many people Down syndrome, cerebral palsy among other disabilities are at the forefront of their concern. ...

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Laurel Vespi

Putting off your glory days

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The Heart and Stroke Foundation has an ad campaign with the sobering message that average Canadians will spend their last 10 years in illness. The point of course is to encourage people to make conscious choices about healthy living to avoid that happening. ...

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Scott Hayes

Scott's Classy Oscar Predictions 2014

Now that the BAFTAs are over, I consider it safe enough to put on a pot of coffee, crunch some numbers, and figure out who (and what) I would predict to come home with little golden statuettes come end of day Sunday, March 2.Yes, these are my Oscar picks. It's an annual tradition that exists most...

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George Mentz

Life on the ice is good

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It's a still, chilly, minus 10 degree afternoon. I stand, isolated on the edge of a 35-metre drop. From the south rim of Maligne Canyon, one can easily see past the abyss to the north side. Chatting with my daughter Robin on the opposite edge, I can clearly make out her expression as she talks, s...

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