MASSIVE EARTHQUAKE KILLS HUNDREDS IN NEPAL

A powerful earthquake has shaken Nepal, and has triggered avalanches in the Himalayas, including Mt. Everest. A Nepalese police official says at least 876 people are confirmed dead from the massive quake that had a preliminary magnitude of 7.8. It … read more

DVP CLOSED FOR MAINTENANCE – BUT JUST FOR A DAY

A reminder to Toronto motorists and those planning to come into the city: The Don Valley Parkway is closed for spring maintenance today in both directions between the 401 and the Gardiner Expressway. The heavily-used north-south thoroughfare will re-open at … read more

CATHOLIC TEACHERS MAY PAY FOR PARKING

Many Catholic school teachers aren’t too happy with this idea. Some trustees have asked staff to consider the idea of charging teachers and school staff – to pay for use of the board’s 7,000 parking spots across the city. The … read more

JOLIE AT U.N. PLEADING FOR SYRIAN REFUGEE HELP

United Nations Special Envoy Angelina Jolie pleaded with security council members today – to make a visit to millions of refugees from Syria. The Hollywood actress and director appealed for unity and accountability for some 4 million Syrian refugees. The … read more

OUTGOING POLICE CHIEF JOINS HOSPITAL BOARD

On the second last day as chief of the country’s largest municipal police service, Bill Blair already knows where he’ll be spending some of his retirement. As he exchanged goodbyes with uniformed and civilian employees at headquarters, he talked about joining … read more

KHADR GRANTED BAIL, ”DISAPPOINTED” OTTAWA TO APPEAL

Former Guantanamo Bay inmate Omar Khadr is that close to tasting freedom for the first time in almost 13 years. American soldiers captured a then 15-year old boy, who was charged war crimes. The Toronto-born Khadr is currently in a … read more

‘STAY AWHILE’ DOCUMENTS THE LIFE OF CANADIAN 60’s BAND ‘THE BELLS’

If you were coming of age in the late 60s and early 70s in Canada, you’ll remember hearing the internationally recognized song Stay Awhile on the radio. The Bells were Cliff Edwards, Anne and Jackie Ralph, Doug Gravelle and Gordie … read more

RULING EXPECTED ON KHADR’S BAIL APPLICATION

  A ruling is expected today on whether convicted terrorist Omar Khadr can be released on bail.  The Toronto-born, former Guantanamo Bay inmate is seeking release pending an appeal against a conviction for war crimes in the United States. The … read more

HAPPY 451ST TO THE BARD

         A belated Happy Birthday to William Shakespeare.  Although there is some disagreement among historians, it’s generally accepted that Shakespeare’s birthday was on April 23rd, three days before he was baptized.  That would make the Bard 451 years old. … read more

ONTARIO BUDGET OFFERS MUCH LESS FOR ZOOMERS THAN FEDERAL BUDGET: CARP

Unlike the federal budget, yesterday’s Ontario budget offered very little help for Zoomers. Susan Eng of CARP – A New Vision of Aging – told Zoomer Media’s Libby Znaimer, the document is a stand pat budget.  But End did note the … read more