GARCIA MARQUEZ UNPUBLISHED WORK DISCOVERED

Nobel prize winning novelist Gabriel Garcia Marquez left behind an unpublished manuscript that he chose not to release while he was alive. Penguin Random House Mexico says Garcia Marquez’s family hasn’t yet decided whether to allow the book to come … read more

CANADA – TOPS OF THE MIDDLE CLASS

A surprising new study suggests middle-class Canadians are doing better than members of the American middle class. The New York Times reports that Canada’s middle class is leading the rest of the developed world when it comes to income. The … read more

RUSSIAN AMBASSADOR HECKLED DURING TORONTO SPEECH

Georgiy Mamedov addressed the Empire Club today amid tension over Moscow’s involvement in eastern Ukraine. Pro-Russian gunmen have taken control of government buildings there to back demands for closer ties with Russia. Ottawa`s slapped sanctions against Moscow and has warned that intervention … read more

SCATHING REPORT INTO TCHC PRACTICES

It`s all about failure of leadership from the top. That`s how the Toronto Ombudsman summarizes her report “Unrule(y) Behaviour“, into hiring practices at the Toronto Community Housing Corporation. Fiona Crean says much of the blame lies with CEO Gene Jones, … read more

FORMER DEPUTY PRIME MINISTER HERB GRAY DIES

A man who was elected to parliament more than a dozen times has died. Herb Gray was first elected by voters in his home town of Windsor in 1962. He never lost his seat. Gray served in the cabinets of … read more

BRAMPTON GRANDMOTHER DENIED COVERAGE FOR CHEMO DRUG

A woman in Brampton has been told that OHIP won’t cover her chemotherapy drugs because of a technicality. Anne Mitchell is going through a second round of chemo for chronic lymphocytic leukemia. When she arrived at the hospital for her … read more

GOOGLE CANADA CELEBRATES EARTH DAY WITH OPPORTUNITY TO SHARE PICS

Google Canada is celebrating today’s Earth Day with an invitation to share your photos.  When you go to the homepage here, click on #MyBeautifulEarth to see a collection of pictures showing favourite images of various parts of Earth. That’s where you can also … read more

LAWYERS MOVE IN AFTER 45 DAYS PASS SINCE DISAPPEARANCE OF FLIGHT MH370

Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 vanished over the southern Indian Ocean a month and a half ago.  The milestone is a somber one because it now allows the lawyers to move in.  There is a 45-day rule that says American lawyers … read more

LOSE MORE THAN WEIGHT WITH STOMACH SURGERY

Any Zoomers contemplating weight loss surgery may want to consider this. A British study finds such surgery may have some unexpected side effects. Besides losing their appetite, many gastric bypass surgery patients say several of their senses have changed. Almost half say … read more

RARE WIN IN BOSTON MARATHON – FOR AN AMERICAN

The 118th running of the Boston Marathon has ended – with nothing out of the ordinary happening – except for the fact that an American won the men’s division. Meb Keflezighi completed the race in a time of 2 hours, … read more