VACATIONS MAY NOT BE THE CURE-ALL FOR STRESS

Many of us often feel we need a vacation to recover from our vacation. And that’s not unusual according to Human Resources Professor Jane O’Reilly at the University of Ottawa. She says vacations often don’t decrease stress levels that are long-term work-related.   O’Reilly … read more

THUNDERSTORMS HAMMER SOUTHERN ONTARIO

Southern Ontario, from Windsor to Kingston, was hit by severe thunderstorms Sunday night. There are unconfirmed reports that a tornado touched down the Grand Bend area, along the shores of Lake Huron. Environment Canada may send a team to that … read more

SURVEY SAYS CANADIANS SEE MEDICAL EXPENSES AS THEIR MAJOR EXPENSE IN OLDER ZOOMER YEARS.

A poll taken by the Bank of Montreal says Canadians fear  medical costs will be their biggest financial burden as they become older Zoomers.  According to the bank’s report, titled, “Living to 100: The Four Keys to Longevity” those polled … read more

FAMED ITALIAN TENOR DIES

The Italian tenor, considered one of the most authoritative interpreters of Verdi’s operas, has died at the age of 90. Carlo Bergonzi was born in the province of Parma close to Verdi’s hometown. He started his studies at age 16 … read more

YATIM FAMILY STILL TRYING TO COME TO GRIPS WITH SON’S DEATH ON STREETCAR

It was a year ago Sunday (July 27th) that 18 year-old Sammy Yatim was killed by police gunfire in a Toronto streetcar. Yatim was in an empty streetcar on Dundas Street at about midnight when a confrontation developed between him … read more

THERE ARE MILLIONS OF STORIES IN THE NAKED CITY: THIS IS ONE OF THEM

Artists in New York City Saturday painted the bodies of 40 nude models as part of the inaugural Bodypainting Day. When the painting was complete, the models marched down Broadway and had a photo shoot at Times Square. Public nudity is legal … read more

TEEN FALLS SHORT OF SWIM GOAL, BUT STILL RAISES THOUSANDS FOR KIDS

She had to end her attempt to swim across Lake Erie early, but 16 year old Anneleise Carr still raised a lot of money.   The Walsh, Ontario teen was trying to swim across Lake Erie from Erie Pennsylavinia  to Port Dover, … read more

FORD FEST A SUCCESS FOR THE MAYOR AND HIS SUPPORTERS

Supporters came out by the hundreds for Ford Fest Friday  evening at Thompson Memorial Park in Scarborough.  The annual barbecue party put on by Toronto Mayor Rob Ford appered to be a success, with no overt campaigning by the mayor, … read more

CANADIAN EXHIBIT OF 100TH ANNIVERSARY OF FIRST WORLD WAR

A letter from a soldier from a battlefield in France is included in a Calgary exhibit marking the centennial of the Great War. University student Michael Hilton says his great-grandfather, Sgt. Edward Iley wrote it on the fabric from the wing … read more

ISRAEL REJECTS KERRY’S TRUCE PROPOSAL

Israel has rejected an American proposal for a temporary pause in the Gaza conflict. Media in Jerusalem report the country’s Security Cabinet has unanimously rejected the proposal co-brokered by Egypt and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry. The proposal on the table … read more