Life

In this Oct. 7, 2003, file photo, a section of a human brain with Alzheimer's disease is on display at the Museum of Neuroanatomy at the University at Buffalo, in Buffalo, N.Y. There are no proven ways to stave off Alzheimer's, but a new report raises the prospect that avoiding nine risks starting in childhood just might delay or even prevent about a third of dementia cases.(AP Photo/David Duprey)

Can lifestyle changes really ward off Alzheimer's?

WASHINGTON — There are no proven ways to stave off Alzheimer’s, but a new report raises the prospect that avoiding nine key risks starting in childhood just might delay or even prevent about a third of dementia cases around the world.

John Franklin, describing his arrival at Point Humphreys, used George Back's illustration of the same event.

An early portrait of Canada

When George Back walked through what would soon be Barrie, mid-spring of 1825, he'd already lived an extraordinary life full of adventure and historic acts.

Easy Upside Down Cake. (Handout)

Pineapple recipes for summer entertaining

Pineapple's perfect any time of year, but it's particularly fabulous during hot summer months. For starters - it just tastes like the tropics! It's sweet and juicy, with a refreshing crunch that gets your mouth watering immediately. It's full of goodness, vitamin C and, at only 80 calories for a cup, a real treat. Pineapples are terrific fresh, jui

Barrie resident Agnes Bernard married the man who would become Canada's first prime minister, propelling her to the forefront of Canadian high society.

Confederation’s key players

For a place with such a small population, Simcoe County made an incredible contribution to the formation of Canada and Confederation. This column highlights just four of those people.

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