CANCER CASES TO RISE 40 PERCENT IN CANADA OVER 15 YEARS AS POPULATION AGES

Cancer could be even more pervasive in the coming years, largely because of an aging population. A report released today by the Canadian Cancer Society says the number of new cancer cases in 2030 will be 40 percent higher than … read more

CANADIAN ART AUCTION COULD TOP $10 MILLION

  Paintings by Canadian artists Emily Carr and Tom Thomson are among the highlights of tonight’s Heffel spring auction in Vancouver.  Seven Carr works are on offer, including “Forest Light” from her mature period, which has a pre-sale estimate of … read more

WORLD SOCCER CORRUPTION PROBED

The governing body of World soccer has been dealt a double blow today.  First off, seven senior FIFA officials were arrested in Zurich relating to a U.S. corruption probe involving bribes of more than 150-million dollars.  The suspects are being … read more

VOLUNTARY CPP EXPANSION PROPOSED BY FEDERAL CONSERVATIVES

Opposition MPs in Ottawa call it an about face. Without releasing many details, Finance Minister Joe Oliver has announced that the federal government is considering allowing Canadians to increase contributions to the Canada Pension Plan. He says the goal is to … read more

OLRB: DURHAM, PEEL, SUDBURY TEACHERS STRIKES ILLEGAL

The job actions by public high school teachers in school board districts on either side of the GTA, Durham and Peel, plus the Sudbury-area are unlawful. In issuing its ruling late Tuesday, the Ontario Labour Relations Board says the strikes … read more

SMILING ROB FORD MAKES SURPRISE VISIT TO CITY HALL

Just 15 days after having cancer surgery, city councillor Rob Ford was discharged from Mount Sinai Hospital this afternoon. He didn’t go directly home. Instead, the smiling, thinner Ford stopped in at city hall. Ford, who turns 46 Thursday, says … read more

MORE THAN TWO DOZEN SENATORS COULD HAVE DOUBTFUL EXPENSE CLAIMS

There are more senators who may come under public scrutiny. Auditor general Michael Ferguson says there are about 30 senators – who will be found to have dubious expense claims, including close to 10 – who may be referred to … read more

BROADWAY BUSTS MORE RECORDS

Broadway has set records at the box office – and for attendance. A healthy gush of more shows – and premium prices – helped the cash flow: with The Broadway League saying that box offices reported a record total gross … read more

FIRST OF TWO LAWSUITS AGAINST CANADA POST PLAN TO END HOME MAIL DELIVERY GOES TO COURT TODAY

Opposition against Canada Post’s plan to eliminate door-to-door mail delivery will be heard in court today. The Ontario Superior Court will hear arguments about a new bylaw in the city of Hamilton that requires Canada Post to apply for a … read more

EDUCATION LABOUR PROBLEMS CONTINUE TO GROW

  If not for the N.D.P., more than 70-thousand high school students in Durham, Peel and the Sudbury area would be back in class today.  However, Andrea Horvath’s New Democratic caucus at Queen’s Park refused to make it unanimous and … read more