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Idol runner-up embarks on Outback tour

World travellers and Australians alike utter envious sighs upon mention of the epic transcontinental train journey from Sydney to Perth aboard the Great Southern Rail's Indian Pacific.

Year of rats, robbery, pipes and Palmer

The Tall Ships dream sank, a Paralympian was in court and Cummins stepped down

Seeing is believing for winter driving

Winter weather brings a host of challenges. Shoveling the driveway, finding ways to stay warm and negotiating snowstorms are just a few of the issues that arise when the mercury starts to dip and winter winds begin to howl.
Holiday acrobats at Lansdowne Shopping Centre

Holiday acrobats at Lansdowne Shopping Centre

Don't get 'grinched' at the pumps

During the busy Christmas holiday, motorists can't control the price of gas, but they can keep from getting "grinched" by following a few simple steps from Be Car Care Aware.
Photos: Kick-off to Christmas in Steveston

Photos: Kick-off to Christmas in Steveston

Norway: Humble, yet breathtaking

Rugged is putting it mildly when it comes to 80 per cent of Norway. Historically, it was a challenge to live here. That's why Vikings ventured south and so many emigrants left for America. But I find excuses to return to Norway almost annually.

Leading causes of blindness

Three million Canadian seniors, or 82 per cent of the population aged 65 and older reported vision problems in 2003, according to data from the Canadian Community Health Survey.

Focusing on flexibility

Besides establishing a cardiovascular base and doing resistance/strength workouts, it's important to stretch our muscles (and our minds). You can do a do-it-yourself stretch routine by following the exercises below.

Lemmings have it right, diversify

The lemming gets a bad rap! Common error says that these arctic rodents commit mass suicide by jumping off cliffs to drown in the ocean below.
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