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CELEBRATE EARTH DAY

Events are planned in cities and towns all around the world to commemorate  the 44th annual Earth Day. The theme for this year’s earth day is “Green Cities.” For the first time in history, more than half of the people … read more

FUTURE SHOP CLOSING ITS DOORS

Online shopping continues to cause problems for brick and mortar retail outlets. American based electronics retail giant Best Buy Co. is closing its 131 Future Shop stores in Canada and will re-open 65 of them under the Best Buy banner … read more

NDP WANTS 40 AMENDMENTS TO ANTI-TERROR BILL

The New Democrats continue to fight against new powers for the Canadian Security Intelligence Service. They also want to strengthen the review of intelligence activities and enhance anti-radicalization programs. After hearing from four dozen witnesses at the House of Commons … read more

ONTARIO SUNSHINE LIST TOPS 100,000

The list that shows which public sector workers were paid $100,000 last year, tops 100,000 for the first time – 111,438. That’s an increase of more than 13,600 over the year before. They include civil servants, nurses, teachers, police, firefighters and others. … read more

JOHN RENBOURN, DEAD AT 70

                  Masterful acoustic guitarist John Renbourn, a founding member of the Pentangle in the 1960s, has died at his home in Scotland. He was 70. It is believed Renbourn suffered a heart attack.  Renbourn teamed with the late Bert Jansch … read more

CATHOLIC SCHOOL BOARD FACING HIGHER DEFICIT

                         The Toronto Catholic District School Board is facing a much higher deficit for next year than previously thought.  At last night’s meeting trustees were informed the deficit next year has ballooned from just under $24 million $34.3 million.  Trustees … read more

‘DOWNTON’ DONE – ENDING AFTER SEASON 6

Prepare to wipe a tear. The next season of ”Downton Abbey” will be its last. Maggie Smith, who portrays matriarch Lady Violet Crawley, recently predicted in the Sunday Times that the sixth season would be the end. ”They say this … read more

CANADIAN AIRLINES CHANGE POLICY RE. COCKPIT CREWS

Canada’s Transport Minister Lisa Raitt says effective immediately, any Canadian airline carrying passengers will be required to have two crew members in the cockpit at all times. The federal government imposed the emergency directive today in the aftermath of the … read more

FRANCE AIR TRAGEDY WAS DELIBERATE

French investigators have concluded that the co-pilot deliberately crashed the Germanwings plane into the French Alps Tuesday, killing all 150 people on board. German officials say there is no sign of any link to terrorism. The authorities and people who … read more

WINNIPEG GALLERY NEEDS TO EXPAND TO DISPLAY MORE INUIT ART

Winnipeg’s art gallery has to come up with some space for what’s believed to be the world’s largest collection of Inuit art. Only a fraction of the collection is ever on display – so the gallery wants to build a … read more