Yvonne Crittenden
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Yvonne Crittenden is an Australian-born journalist who worked for newspapers and magazines in Australia and Canada for 50 years. She now reviews books for the Toronto Sun and is glad to see journalism remains a family trade, with children and grandchildren taking up the profession. Her daughter, Danielle, is Managing Blog Editor of the Huffington Post Canada.

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How Will I Survive "Marmageddon"?

(1) Comments | Posted January 28, 2014 | 7:27 AM

We obviously have too many civil servants in Canada. Case in point: now they are messing with my personal diet.

Recently, a news story hit the headlines that horrified anyone who is a Marmite-lover. The tasty (or disgusting, depending on your point of view) yeast spread from the...

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A Grandmother's Warning to Young Smokers

(1) Comments | Posted January 17, 2012 | 4:11 PM

I am the aforesaid grandmother of Miranda Frum, whom she mentioned in her quitting smoking blog. A couple of comments:

I started smoking around the age of 16 when it was still glamorous (!) and no warnings of cancer, back in the early 50s. I worked myself up...

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Lordy, I Can See!

(4) Comments | Posted October 12, 2011 | 4:41 PM

It had to be the happiest doctor's waiting room I have ever been in.

I, and a handful of other patients, were awaiting a miracle operation in Toronto that restores sight to those who have had to wear glasses and/or contact lenses all their lives.

Since the age of 16,...

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