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Ports & Bows: River rapture has 55-plus set in seventh heaven

Torstein Hagen is a cruise maverick and risk-taker.

The owner and CEO of Viking Cruises decided — when most river lines were building one or two boats a year — that he wanted to own the largest share of the market on the rivers of Europe. 647 more words

Travel

Ports & Bows: Small ships offer intimate, unique adventures

Just a few decades ago, I spent my summers sailing the coastal waters of British Columbia. More than anything else, it was those summers that piqued my interest in cruising. 707 more words

Culture And Lifestyle

Nina, Abby & Finn {Point Grey}

He may be huge, but Finn’s just a big softie :)

Dog-sitting

Stubbs: Weir remains sentimental favourite at Open

It was 1:15 p.m. on this perfect Thursday summer afternoon when Canada’s Mike Weir was announced on the first tee of Royal Montreal.

The gallery was horseshoed a few deep around the tee box and continued behind the ropes on both sides down into the lush fairway, these fans enthusiastically patriotic but also politely welcoming the two others in Weir’s group: Luke Donald of England and Graeme McDowell of Northern Ireland. 1,143 more words

Sports

Stubbs: DeLaet looks like Canada’s best bet at Open

MONTREAL — In temperatures that seemed a reasonable facsimile of those on the surface of Venus, the only ice you’d find at Royal Montreal Golf Club on Tuesday was that which bobbed in tumblers in the dining room of the tony clubhouse. 1,020 more words

Golf

Boarded-up house in Vancouver could be yours for $25.8 million

Welcome to Vancouver, where $25 million can buy you a teardown with a terrific view.

When it comes to real estate prices, there isn’t too much that can shock a Vancouverite.  176 more words

Vancouver