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Weekends dangerous for young men

(CNW) Drowning statistics show that more than 80 percent of Canadian drowning victims are male, and those between the ages of 18 and 24 years have the highest risk. Alcohol consummation is a factor in more than half of water-related fatalities.

Quebec City one of Top 10 walkable cities

(CNW) The American Automobile Association (AAA) has chosen Quebec City  as one of the continent's 10 most walkable cities.
The Da Vinci Code still tops list of must

The Da Vinci Code still tops list of must reads

BY HEIDI ULRICHSEN For me one of the best parts of summer is stretching out in the sun at the cottage with a good book.

Couples can win makeover

Northern Life and A Touch of Class are offering readers a chance to win a couples makeover. That's right, his and her new looks courtesy of Frank Marasco and A Touch of Class.

Canadians going 'cashless'

According to the RBC poll, 52 percent of Canadians with a bank account say they carry less cash today than they did two years ago.

Rainbow Country cast reuniting

BY HEIDI ULRICHSEN Fans of classic Canadian television can meet some of their favourite stars Aug. 11-13 at the Adventures in Rainbow Country Cast and Crew Reunion in Whitefish Falls.

Drive-ins popular

Drive-in theatres are enjoying a renaissance with young people and families following eight consecutive years of decline, according to new data from Statistics Canada. Attendance at drive-in theatres grew more than 20 percent during 2004/2005.
Sweet taste of success

Sweet taste of success

by Marg Seregelyi Producing honey is a buzzing business for Wayne Tonelli. "Anyone can become a beekeeper," says Tonelli, who is in his fourth year of production after deciding to start a beekeeping business as a hobby.
Questions for composer Robert Lemay

Questions for composer Robert Lemay

Laurentian University music professor Robert Lemay is an award-winning composer. He is a semifinalist in the First Tokyo Kosei Wind Orchestra Composition Competition to be held in Japan Aug. 21.

Good but not Great

BY HEIDI ULRICHSEN Mary Germond has lived in Sudbury for 50 years, but she's never visited Science North or seen the Inco Superstack. That's because she's from Sudbury, Vermont, a small, rural town of about 600 people.