MAYOR SEES RED OVER RISING COST OF SPADINA EXTENSION

John Tory says he’s ”furious that this happens over and over again.” That’s the Toronto mayor’s response to word that the Spadina subway extension’s way over budget, reportedly hundreds of millions of dollars, and behind schedule. He blames the lack … read more

THALIDOMIDE VICTIMS COMPENSATED – 50 YEARS LATER

It’s been a very long time coming. The federal government is offering a $125,000 lump sum payment - to thalidomide victims. The money is tax free and is intended to cover urgent health-care needs. Health Minister Rona Ambrose says the long-awaited … read more

DYING WOMAN HAS REMBRANDT WISH FULFILLED

A terminally ill woman’s last wish has been granted – by a Dutch charity. The dying woman got to see masterpieces by Rembrandt at the Rijksmuseum. She was wheeled into the world famous museum in Amsterdam – on a special … read more

PARLIAMENT HILL SHOOTER VIDEO RELEASED

The man, who killed Cpl. Nathan Cirillo at the National War Memorial last October before rushing into Parliament Hill’s Centre Block where he was gunned down, said his actions were triggered by Canada’s military involvement in Afghanistan and Iraq. Michael … read more

HARRISON FORD REPORTEDLY UNDERGOES SURGERY AFTER NON-LIFE THREATENING VINTAGE PLANE CRASH

Harrison Ford is still in hospital after crashing his vintage plane yesterday in Los Angeles.  There are reports he underwent surgery for a couple of broken bones but he is expected to fully recover. Soon after the legendary action movie … read more

HAPPY 181ST BIRTHDAY TORONTO

  “Toronto the Good” is Toronto the old.  To be exact, the city is 181 years old today.  Toronto began as the Town of York which grew up around Fort York beginning in 1793.  On March 6th, 1834, the municipality … read more

PLUMMER TO BE IMMORTALIZED

In preparation for the 50th anniversary celebration of “The Sound of Music”, legendary Canadian actor Christopher Plummer, will have his hand and footprint immortalized in Los Angeles.  The 85 year old, who was born in Toronto and raised in Montreal, will participate … read more

SPADINA SUBWAY EXTENSION $400-MILLION OVER BUDGET: TORONTO STAR REPORT

A published report says the TTC’s unfinished Spadina subway extension is about $400-million over budget. This portion of the line will go from the existing Downsview Station through York University and up into the city of Vaughan. The Toronto Star quotes unnamed … read more

OREGON ARCHAELOGISTS FIND 16,000 YEAR OLD TOOL

It may be a landmark discovery. Scientists have found a stone tool at an ancient rock shelter in the high desert of eastern Oregon – that may turn out to be older than any known site of human occupation – … read more

‘SEINFELD’ ACTOR DANIEL VON BARGEN DIES

George Costanza’s boss has died. Daniel von Bargen was 64. He reportedly died of complications from diabetes. Von Bargen played the dim-witted Mr. Kruger on ”Seinfeld.” He also portrayed Commandant Edwin Spangler on ”Malcolm in the Middle,” had appearances on ”Law … read more