MUSSOLINI’S WINE CELLAR BUNKER NOW OPEN TO TOURISTS

A wine cellar that Italian dictator Benito Mussolini converted to an air raid shelter is now open for tourists. The wine cellar was in a Rome villa owned by a noble family, and was taken over by the fascist ruler.  The shelter has an iron-rung … read more

DEATHS OF TWO SOLDIERS CAUSES EARLY DEMAND FOR POPPIES

The tragic murders of two Canadian soldiers has prompted early requests for poppies. The Royal Canadian Legion traditionally starts its annual poppy campaign on the last Friday in October, and says it’s too late to start it any earlier this year.  However … read more

NATIONAL ARTS CENTRE ORCHESTRA HONOURS CPL. CIRILLO IN U.K. TOUR

Musicians of The National Arts Centre Orchestra are dedicating their remaining tour performances in the U.K. to Corporal Nathan Cirillo. The Ottawa-based NACO is in the midst of a 5-city Remembrance Tour overseas – to coincide with the 100th anniversary … read more

GEHRY SHOCKS IN SPAIN

A Spanish shocker from architect Frank Gehry. The world renowned Canadian-U.S. architect was in Spain to receive a prestigious award – but stunned his hosts by responding to a reporter’s question with a “finger salute” and a harsh profanity - slamming most modern architecture. The 85-year … read more

FENNELL: ”MY NAME IS NOW CLEARED”

An arbitrator has cleared Brampton Mayor Susan Fennell of many of the expense policy violations identified in an audit by Deloitte Canada released this past summer. It showed she violated spending rules over 260 times over seven years. Outside her … read more

CPL. NATHAN CIRILLO RETURNING HOME

Bagpipes played as members of the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders regiment placed the flag-draped casket of Corporal Nathan Cirillo into a hearse early this afternoon before the motorcade began the sombre ride to his hometown. Hundreds are lining the route that … read more

NEW POLL NARROWS JOHN TORY’S LEAD IN TORONTO

With three days to go until the municipal election, a new polls shows the constant attacks by Doug Ford and Olivia Chow on John Tory may be having an impact. The new survey by Mainstreet Technologies still gives Tory the … read more

JUSTIN TRUDEAU TO VISIT ZOOMERPLEX TODAY TO TALK ‘PENSIONS’ WITH CARP LEADERS

CARP – A New Vision of Aging – is welcoming a special guest to its Annual General Meeting and Chapter Congress at the ZoomerPlex in Toronto’s Liberty Village today. Federal Liberal leader Justin Trudeau will host a town hall style … read more

STRATFORD VETERAN BERNARD HOPKINS DIES

The Canadian theatre community is mourning the loss of one of its leading mentors. Bernard Hopkins had a career that spanned half a century, including 24 seasons at the Stratford Festival. Called “Bernie” by everyone who knew him, Hopkins was … read more

SECURITY AT THE FOREFRONT AFTER WEDNESDAY’S TERRIFYING SHOOTINGS ON PARLIAMENT HILL

The two Canadians who killed soldiers this week both wanted to go to Syria, but in their failed attempts to go abroad, decided to terrorize their homeland.  RCMP Commissioner Bob Paulson says these are difficult threats to detect and there’s … read more