OPPOSITION DEMANDS GAS PLANT HEARINGS RESUME

The opposition at Queen’s Park is demanding Premier Wynne recall the legislature early in the new year and resume hearings into the destruction of documents on the gas plants cancellation scandal. The move follows the release of court documents showing … read more

PROFUMO SCANDAL FIGURE DIES AT AGE 70

One of the main figures in the 1960s Profumo Sandal in Britain, has died from cancer at the age of 70. Mandy Rice Davies, who along with her friend Christine Keeler, was at the centre of the scandal which threatened … read more

U.S. OFFICIALLY BLAMES NORTH KOREA FOR SONY HACK

Washington says it was North Korea. The White House says it’s determined it was that country’s government that was behind the hack attack against Sony Pictures. The FBI says it found similarities between the tools used in this attack and … read more

CITY HANDS PROVINCE ICE STORM BILL

With this Sunday and Monday marking the first anniversary of the ice storm, the City of Toronto’s submitted its official funding request to the province for the cleanup costs. The $64.2-million request would help recover costs for emergency response, shelter and food for … read more

SONY PICTURES DRAWS INCREASING CRITICISM FOR SCRAPPING “THE INTERVIEW”

The US government isn’t pointing the finger of blame over the cyber-attack on Sony Pictures. At least not yet. But officials say the attack was carried out by somebody ”sophisticated” who had ”malicious intent.” And sources say it most likely … read more

RULES FOR WITHDRAWING FUNDS FROM RETIREMENT ACCOUNTS YEARLY COULD CHANGE: FINANCE MINISTER OLIVER

It’s been a long-standing demand from CARP – A New Vision of Aging. The advocacy group wants the government to change the rules that force zoomers to withdraw prescribed amounts from their retirement accounts yearly, whether they need the money or not. … read more

ITALIAN ACTRESS VIRNA LISI DIES

Italian film star Virna Lisi has died.         She was known for several blonde bombshell Hollywood movie roles in the Sixties, including How to Murder Your Wife with Jack Lemmon. But she began to worry that she was … read more

MAYOR TORY JOINS CARP IN OPPOSITION TO ENDING DOOR TO DOOR MAIL DELIVERY

Toronto’s Mayor doesn’t think that Canada Post will be able to end door to door mail delivery in all areas of Canada, including downtown Toronto. “In the downtown neighbourhoods, where are they going to put the super mailboxes?” Tory asks … read more

DICK VAN DYKE: ZOOMERS – ”KEEP MOVING”

Inspirational advice from a favourite entertainer of many Zoomers. In a career spanning seven decades, actor, comedian, singer, dancer, producer, Dick Van Dyke plans to put his upbeat approach to aging between the covers of a book. ”Keep Moving, and Other … read more

MARKETS SWING UPWARD – DOW SOARS

Another day of triple digit advances for the Toronto market – as buyers picked over stocks flattened during the recent sell-off sparked by falling oil prices. The S&P/TSX closed the day up 133 points to 14,347. And the loonie saw an increase too – rising 31-100ths … read more