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BILLY BISHOP AIRPORT TUNNEL FINALLY OPENS

The long-awaited pedestrian tunnel to the island airport at the foot of Bathurst Street is finally open. The 260-metre tunnel features four moving sidewalks that carry flyers about the length of two football fields in under 6 minutes. Mayor John … read more

BLUE JAYS FIND PRICE IS RIGHT

First, Troy Tulowitzki. Now, David Price. For the second time in as many days, the Blue Jays make an eye-popping trade. This time the ball club acquired one of the most sought after pitchers ahead of the Friday afternoon non-waiver … read more

FEDERAL ELECTION CAMPAIGNS TO KICK OFF THIS WEEKEND

With the federal election just under three months away, political parties have begun to make their final plans for the October 19th date. As such, the campaigning is expected to start this weekend. Media reports say Stephen Harper is expected … read more

PROVINCE PRESSURING OTTAWA TO MAKE CHANGES TO ORPP

The province thinks Ottawa should help with the planned Ontario Registered Pension Plan, however Federal Finance Minister Joe Oliver recently informed Ontario that Ottawa would not help implement the Ontario Retirement Pension Plan or make any legislative changes to allow … read more

MH370 MYSTERY MAY BE SOLVED

The mystery surrounding the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight MH-370 may be closer to being solved now that airplane debris has been found off the east coast of Africa.         A U.S. official says air safety investigators have a “high … read more

AI WEIWEI DENIED 6 MONTH BRITISH VISA

Dissident Chinese artist Ai Weiwei has been refused a six-month visa by the British government amid claims he lied on his visa application form.    Ai posted a letter on Instagram this morning stating his entry to the UK had … read more

66 PERCENT OF CANADIAN VOTERS WANT CHANGE AHEAD OF FALL ELECTION: CTV POLL

It’s not the best news for Prime Minister Stephen Harper ahead of an expected election call this weekend. A new CTV News poll reveals that two in three respondents agree it is “time for a change in government”.  The survey … read more

RU-486 ABORTION PILL APPROVED BY HEALTH CANADA

It’s a pill that has been used by women in France for 25 years.  The abortion pill, commonly known as RU-486, has been approved by Health Canada for use in this country. The decision follows a review process that began at the … read more

BOOKER FOR FICTION SHORT-LIST ANNOUNCED

Americans Anne Tyler and Marilynne Robinson are among 13 novelists in the running – for the $78,000 Booker Prize for fiction. The long list ran to 156 entries – and the short-list also includes “A Brief History of Seven Killings” … read more

ON YOUR MARK, GET SET, FEDERAL ELECTION CALL THIS WEEKEND

Prime Minister Stephen Harper will call the election as early as this Sunday. CBC confirms he will go to Rideau Hall either Sunday or Monday to ask the Governor-General David Johnston to dissolve Parliament. The Conservatives have already sent out … read more