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NEW ORLEANS REMEMBERS KATRINA, 10 YEARS AFTER

New Orleans is marking the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. The powerful and devastating storm blasted onto the Gulf Coast marshes, swamps and islands of south Louisiana, and up the Mississippi to the iconic, low-lying city. Its winds reached 225 … read more

UN CONCERT FEATURES PERFORMERS FROM WW II ALLIES MARKING END OF WAR – BEGINNING OF U-N

Artists from all the major Alllied powers of World War II performed at the United Nations on Friday to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of the war and the establishment of the U.N. It was one of the … read more

NEW IPSOS POLL GIVES MULCAIR THE NOD FOR P.M.

The three main parties appear to be close to a tie – ahead of the next federal election -but a new Ipsos poll seems to suggest that voters think NDP leader Tom Mulcair would be the best Prime Minister. The … read more

RE-OPENED JAMESON RAMP BRINGS DRIVING DELIGHT

Drivers who travel on the westbound Gardiner expressway – will be delighted with this news : the Jameson on-ramp has been re-opened … 24/7. That is just in effect during the current ongoing work on the Gardiner – which is … read more

WHAT TO DO IF SKYGREECE HAS GROUNDED YOU

The decision by SkyGreece Airlines to ”temporarily cease operations” has stranded about 1,000 travellers, but all may not be lost. While the airline is simply telling customers to get in touch with their travel agents, there are three options you may … read more

CHRISTINE ELLIOTT RESIGNS WHITBY-OSHAWA SEAT

MPP Christine Elliott is stepping down immediately as the provincial representative for Whitby-Oshawa. In releasing a statement Friday, she said the decision, ”was not easy.” The 60-year old Elliott, widow of former finance minister Jim Flaherty who represented the same riding … read more

CELINE DION RETURNS TO LAS VEGAS STAGE WITH ‘AWKWARD EMOTIONS’ WHILE STAYING ‘GROUNDED’

Canadian born superstar Celine Dion returned to the stage at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas last night after a lengthy break to take care of her ailing husband, Rene Angelil. Prior to the show, Celine held a news conference where … read more

CATHOLIC BOARD TO EXPROPRIATE TOWNHOMES

By a six-to-four vote, the Toronto Catholic District School Board has decided to expropriate and tear down 17 town homes in North York to make way for a new high school.                  The cost is estimated between $28 and $30 … read more

BLANCHETTE TO BE HONOURED BY THE BFI

Australian Oscar winner Cate Blanchett is to receive the British Film Institute fellowship for her contribution to film. In announcing the award, the BFI praised the Blanchette’s “mesmerizing screen presence” which “has captivated audiences since her earliest roles”.  The 46 … read more

NEARLY 8 IN 10 CANADIANS IN FAVOUR OF DOCTOR ASSISTED DEATH FOR GRAVELY ILL PATIENTS: POLL

While most Canadian doctors say they would refuse ending the life of a gravely ill patient, a growing majority of Canadians appears to support physician assisted death. A new Forum Research poll finds 77 percent of the population believes in … read more