OMBUDSMAN: ”ALARMING LOOPHOLES” IN UNLICENSED DAYCARES

Lax rules that are ”barely being enforced” in a system with legal loopholes. That’s what the Ontario ombudsman found following an investigation of unlicensed daycares. Andre Marin launched the investigation following last year’s death of a two-year old girl at … read more

ROCKETTES GETTING SET FOR SPRING

The Rockettes are taking a second stab at opening a spring show, and they’re leaning on some Broadway stars to do it. Warren Carlyle, Diane Paulus and Randy Weiner have signed up to put together “New York Spring Spectacular” for … read more

TORONTO MARKET DROP NOT A REACTION TO OTTAWA ATTACK

Toronto’s stock market has given back a chunk of the big gains – amassed over the previous four days. The S&P/TSX composite index dropped 236 points to 14,312. Losses increased at mid-morning when reports appeared that a gunman had opened fire at … read more

CANADIAN SOLIDER, GUNMAN IN OTTAWA SHOOTINGS IDENTIFIED

A name has surfaced of the gunman, who shot and killed a Canadian reservist at the National War Memorial in Ottawa, and then himself was shot to death by Parliament’s sergeant-at arms. According to several U.S. media outlets, Michael Zehaf-Bibeau was Canadian born and in his early … read more

SOLDIER SHOT AT NATIONAL WAR MEMORIAL, A SHOOTER INSIDE PARLIAMENT HILL KILLED

A soldier standing guard at the National War Memorial in Ottawa was shot this morning and there are reports of as many as 30 shots fired inside the Parliament by an unknown number of gunmen.  There are reports there are … read more

MAN WHO KILLED TWO SOLDIERS HAD BEEN UNDER POLICE SURVEILLANCE

The RCMP say the man who ran over two soldiers before being killed by police on Monday had been under investigation since June. The Mounties say they began investigating Martin Couture-Rouleau in June after he began posting remarks on Facebook … read more

NEIL DIAMOND INSPIRED BY ‘LOVE’ FOR NEW ‘MELODY ROAD’ ALBUM

Legendary performer Neil Diamond is in love and it’s pouring out in his songwriting.  Here’s a snippet of the audio: Neil Diamond married for the third time in 2012 and he says he was able to make his Melody Road album … read more

ELVIS PHOTOGRAPHER ALFRED WERTHEIMER DIES AT 85

The photographer who chronicled the birth of a music legend has died. Alfred Wertheimer was 26 in 1956 when he was hired by RCA Records to photograph an unknown 21-year-old singer named Elvis Presley. He traveled with Elvis from New … read more

JOHN TORY MOVES WAY OUT AHEAD IN RACE FOR MAYOR WITH FIVE DAYS TO GO: FORUM RESEARCH

A new poll gives John Tory a commanding lead over Doug Ford as the race for Toronto’s mayor comes down to the final days.  Forum Research asked 850 Toronto residents, “If an election for Toronto’s mayor were held today, who … read more

YOUSAFZAI COMING TO TORONTO AS HONORARY CANADIAN CITIZEN

The House of Commons has unanimously supported giving honorary Canadian citizenship to Pakistani teenager and co-winner of this year’s Nobel Peace Prize, Malala Yousafzai. It comes on the eve of Yousafzai’s visit to Canada to participate in a women’s rights event – in Toronto. … read more