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KEITH RICHARDS DOCUMENTARY AND SOLO ALBUM TIMED FOR RELEASE IN SEPTEMBER

Zoomer rocker Keith Richards is the focus of a new documentary.  It will air on Netflix in September, timed with the release of his first solo album in more than 20 years. The documentary is called Keith Richards: Under the Influence.  Director … read more

NO DISAPPOINTMENTS IN NEW DR. SEUSS BOOK

As we reported you last week, there is a new Dr. Seuss’ new book, called “What Pet Should I Get?”.  It features the same siblings from the 1960 classic “One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish.”               The book … read more

BABY IT’S HOT OUTSIDE

The city of Toronto has upgraded its heat alert to an extreme heat alert and ordered the city’s cooling centres open. During an extreme heat alert, you are encouraged to visit family, friends and neighbours, especially isolated adults and seniors … read more

HACKER GROUP ‘ANONYMOUS’ THREATENS MORE GOVERNMENT SECURITY BREACHES UNLESS DEMANDS MET

Canadian government and law enforcement staff are scrambling to figure out how the digital hacking collective Anonymous gained access to classified Canadian government information. On Monday, the group released to the media the first of what it says will be … read more

GREENS PLATFORM TOUTS NATIONAL PHARMACARE

The Green party is making a national pharmacare plan – a key plank of its election platform. The party says its plan would save billions of dollars – while making  affordable medicine a reality for all Canadians. The plan would … read more

SUTHERLAND MIGHTY MIFFED AT VOTING LAW

A famous Canadian expat is blasting the Harper government over a  law that takes the right to vote away –  from citizens who have lived  abroad – for more than five years. Donald Sutherland attacks the federal policy in an … read more

TAKING REGENERATIVE MEDICINE ‘TO THE NEXT LEVEL’

The University of Toronto has received $114-million from the Harper government that the school says will ”take regenerative medicine to the next level.” The funds will allow the school, Hospital for Sick Children, University Health Network and Mount Sinai Hospital … read more

ISRAELI SPY JONATHAN POLLARD GRANTED PAROLE BY U.S.

Some officials in the Obama administration hope this may appease Israelis angry over the Iran nuclear deal. A federal panel’s granted parole to Israeli spy Johnathan Pollard with a planned release in November. Pollard, a civilian Navy analyst arrested and … read more

FORMER POWERFUL LOBBYIST AT TORONTO CITY HALL, JEFF LYON DIES AT 75

He was Toronto City Hall’s most powerful lobbyist until the MFP computer leasing scandal of the late 1990’s. Also a former TTC chair and vice chair of the Toronto Police Services Board, Jeff Lyons has died at the age of … read more

MORE DISTANCING FOR BILL COSBY

A prestigious African-American college in Atlanta is the latest institution to distance itself from comedian Bill Cosby.    Spelman College is discontinuing a professorship funded by the comedian.  The college had provisionally suspended the position when allegations of Cosby drugging … read more