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NOBEL WINNER GABRIEL GARCIA MARQUEZ GONE AT 87

Sources close to the family are reporting the death of Colombian writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez. The Nobel Prize-winning author of novels “One Hundred Years of Solitude” and “Love in the Time of Cholera,” is reported to have died at the … read more

A SURE SIGN OF SPRING

Here is a sure sign that spring has finally arrived. Weather permitting, Toronto’s five municipal golf courses will open officially Good Friday. Special twilight rates will be offered until April 30 to motivate people to get outside after the long … read more

TORONTO COUNCILLOR TO TRY FEDERAL POLITICS

A long-time Toronto City Councillor is planning to attempt the leap to federal politics. Adam Vaughan is reportedly going to seek the Liberal nomination for the upcoming by-election in Trinity – Spadina. The riding was vacated by Olivia Chow who … read more

STATEMENT ON UKRAINE ISSUED FROM GENEVA

Diplomats from Russia, Ukraine, the U.S. and the EU issued a joint statement today on the crisis in Ukraine. They are calling for all illegal armed groups to be disarmed, all illegally seized buildings to be returned to their owners, … read more

“JOB-HOPPING” IS BECOMING THE NORM: SURVEY

There’s more proof that the days when spent your entire career at one company are disappearing. An online survey from job-hunting website Workopolis found that 51% of those polled say they had been in the same job for less than … read more

UKRAINE GOES ON THE DEFENSIVE IN BLACK SEA PORT OF MARIUPOL, 3 PRO-RUSSIAN INSURGENTS KILLED

Fighting between pro-Russian militants and Ukrainian troops has turned deadly in eastern Ukraine. Ukraine’s interior minister says 3 pro-Russian insurgents have been killed and 13 wounded after Ukrainian troops repelled an attack on a national guard base in Ukraine’s Black Sea … read more

REAL MEN DON’T READ BOOKS

A new British survey finds that women read books; men prefer to wait for the movie to come out. Researchers report that 75% of the men they surveyed said they would rather watch a movie version rather than read the … read more

VALERIE HARPER DECLARES SHE’S “CANCER FREE”

It was just over a year ago Valerie Harper was told by doctors she had mere months to live.  Now the veteran actor has declared herself “cancer free!”  Known best for her role as Rhoda on the Mary Tyler Moore … read more

JIM FLAHERTY LAID TO REST IN STATE FUNERAL

Former finance minister Jim Flaherty has been remembered at his state funeral as a man who walked on the world stage “like a giant.” Luminaries from all over the political spectrum came together at St. James Cathedral in Toronto today … read more

ZOOMER LEGEND NEIL YOUNG EMBRACES ONLINE FUNDRAISING

Canadian Zoomer legend Neil Young has raised more than $6 million through a Kickstarter campaign to fund his digital music project PonoMusic. Kickstarter closed the campaign last night after raising 6.2 million dollars through 18-thousand supporters. The campaign is the … read more