The road leading up Blue Mountain from Ontario’s Georgian Bay goes past a 40-hectare farm where a derelict barn sits amid overgrown brush, wild ravines and a neglected apple orchard. The land is also home to wild turkeys and a beekeeping operation, but foremost it has been the stuff of developers’ dreams and, over the past decade, the centre of a number of mysteries.By JOHN NICOL, KIMBERLEY NOBLE7 min
Gilbert Johnson is sleeping easy these days. While millions of new investors plunged into the surging stock markets, Johnson, 68, a retired purchasing manager, kept the bulk of his money in bonds. Over the past five years, he missed one of the strongest run-ups in market history.By TOM FENNELL6 min
Summer is the season of wedding fever. And while most couples still opt for a traditional religious service and sitdown dinner, others go for more adventurous nuptials involving hot-air balloons or bungee jumping. But Alan Knecht and gOgO BegOnia have got them beat.By TANYA DAVIES, RAE CORELLI5 min
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