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FANTINO DEFENDS MONEY NOT SPENT ON VETS – ANNOUNCES MONEY FOR MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT

It’s not “lost money.” That’s what Veterans Affairs Minister Julian Fantno says about the 1.1 billion dollars that his department didn’t spend over a seven year period. When word of the unspent money came out a few days ago, there … read more

MEL GIBSON MAY DIRECT WW2 EPIC

Mel Gibson could soon be the director of a major Hollywood film again. Gibson is said to be in talks to direct the World War 2 drama “Hacksaw Ridge.” The film would be about real-life war hero Desmond T. Doss who … read more

SNOWBOUND BUFFALO NOW FACES FLOODS – ONTARIO FORCE HELPS OUT

Higher temperatures mean more problems for Buffalo. As the weather warms up over the next few days, the snow-batterd western New York city now faces serious flooding.  New York Governor Andrew Cuomo says it’s more flooding than they’ve seen in … read more

BILLY JOEL TO SET GARDEN PERFORMANCE RECORD

  The Piano Man will be setting a record when he takes to the stage at Madison Square Garden on July 1st next year.    It will be Billy Joel’s 65th performance at the famed New York City arena, and … read more

ROB FORD: FEELING OKAY, ”NOT MYSELF”

Before sitting down to sign more bobbleheads of himself at city hall, Toronto’s outgoing mayor discussed his cancer fight. A tired looking and sounding Rob Ford says he’s not himself but adds the good news is the tumour in his abdomen … read more

ROM PRESENTS BREATHTAKING WILDLIFE PHOTO COLLECTION

A stunning display of amazing photographs of the natural world is coming to the Royal Ontario Museum. The Wildlife Photographer Of The Year Collection is on tour from London’s Natural History Museum. The exhibition features 100 images from amateur and professional photographers all … read more

DEL MASTRO SENTENCING POSTPONED TO LATE JANUARY

A sentencing hearing for one-time Conservative MP Dean Del Mastro has been postponed until January 27, but questions remains about what’s next. Del Mastro, once the prime minister’s parliamentary secretary, resigned his Commons seat two weeks ago after he was … read more

COLD SLEEPOUT RAISES CASH FOR COVENANT HOUSE

Dozens of Toronto business and community leaders slept on the streets Thursday night in sleeping bags on a piece of cardboard. They braved a wind chill of minus-18 to raise money for homeless kids. The third annual Covenant House Executive … read more

HITLER WATERCOLOUR TO BE AUCTIONED SATURDAY

A 100 year old watercolour painting of Munich City Hall is expected to fetch at least $60,000 at auction this weekend, not so much for its artistic value as for the signature in the bottom left corner: A. Hitler. Nuremberg’s … read more

CANADIAN AIRSTRIKES ON ISIL TARGETS IN IRAQ CLAIM LIVES, BUT NO ESTIMATES GIVEN

The Canadian military will not be releasing estimates on the number of casualties caused by its airstrikes on Islamic State terror targets in Iraq. Royal Canadian Navy Captain Paul Forget initially told a media briefing yesterday there are no numbers … read more