TOM HANKS’ TYPEWRITER iPAD APP TOPS U.S. SALES

Zoomers remember well the sound of a manual typewriter.   An app for the iPad that tries to recreate the nostalgic sense of typing on a manual typewriter was the top seller in the United States last week.  The Hanx Writer is … read more

FORD GAINS GROUND IN NEW TORONTO POLL

A new poll on the Toronto campaign for mayor shows a tight race between John Tory and Rob Ford. The Forum Research poll shows Tory in the lead with 34 per cent. Ford has picked up six points to close … read more

ROBERT ALTMAN DOC IS LONE CANADIAN FILM AT VENICE FESTIVAL

The world’s oldest film festival is underway. And Canada is represented by just one film this year. Ron Mann’s documentary on legendary film director Robert Altman is screening out of competition at the Venice Film Festival. Altman created classics such … read more

7000 NEW CONDO UNITS APPROVED BY CITY COUNCIL IN “MANHATTANIZATION OF TORONTO”

Seven-thousand new condo units have been approved by Toronto City Council, adding to the nearly 70,000 already set to be built.  Yesterday’s decision is leaving some on council wondering if the city’s infrastructure can keep up.  Joe Mihevc says “we’re experiencing … read more

BRISTOL YOUTH CLUB SELLS BANKSY

A youth group in Bristol, England has sold a Banksy artwork to a private collector – to raise money for the cash-strapped club. The sale will bring in about $668,000 – and secure the future of the club. Banksy’s ”Mobile Lovers,” shows a couple embracing … read more

CARP AND CANADIAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION COME TOGETHER ON CARE FOR AGING ZOOMERS

As the premiers meet in Charlottetown, CARP – A New Vision of Aging - in concert with the Canadian Medical Association – is co-hosting a roundtable designed to put a national seniors’ care strategy at the top of the agenda in Canada. Both organizations … read more

WHAT’S NEW AT NUIT BLANCHE

The international laser display ”Global Rainbow” is coming to Toronto’s all-night arts festival in early October. It’ll cast beams of colours up to 60 kilometres. Created by New York artist Yvette Mattern, it’s been displayed in cities around the world … read more

ISRAEL, HAMAS EACH DECLARE VICTORY IN GAZA

The day after an open-ended truce took effect, Israel’s prime minister says ”Hamas was hit hard” during the seven weeks of fighting. In a nationally televised news conference, in which he declared victory, Benjamin Netanyahu said Israel did not accept … read more

TORONTO COUNCIL BACKS LEGAL FEES FOR AUGIMERI; REJECTS DEBATE ON O CANADA

Mayor Rob Ford is angry that taxpayers will be on the hook for legal fees after a city councillor was found to be in breach of council’s code of ethics. The Ethics Commissioner found Maria Augimeri violated the code when … read more

ROCK ICON NEIL YOUNG AND WIFE OF 36 YEARS CALL IT QUITS: ROLLING STONE MAGAZINE

Canadian rock legend Neil Young and his wife of 36 years have decided to divorce.  Pegi Young has been a frequent musical collaborator with the rock icon over the years. She was the inspiration for some of Young’s love songs, … read more