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NEW DRUG WITH HUGE POTENTIAL FOR HEART PATIENTS

It’s being described as potentially one of the biggest advances against heart failure in more than a decade. It’s a drug made by Swiss company Novartis that hasn’t  been named yet, and is just called LCZ696.  But doctors say the experimental drug … read more

LIBERALS MULLING-OVER MANDATORY VOTING IN FEDERAL ELECTIONS

With voter turnout in Canada free-falling to new lows, Liberal MPs are considering the idea of requiring Canadians – by law – to cast ballots in federal elections. The Liberals are test-driving the idea of mandatory voting – in a … read more

JOAN RIVERS REPORTEDLY IN MEDICALLY INDUCED COMA

Sharp tongued comedian Joan Rivers is said to be in a medically induced coma, a day after going into cardiac arrest at a doctor’s office. The 81-year old Rivers remains at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City where doctors … read more

FOR SALE: BILLY BISHOP TERMINAL

Even though Porter’s looking to sell the Toronto Island terminal, a senior executive says they’re still looking to use it. Michael Deluce says a sale lease-back is going to allow Porter Aviation Holdings to really focus on the airline business, adding … read more

VERY FUNNY CANADIANS HONOURED WITH THEIR OWN STAMPS

There’s a new series of limited-edition stamps honouring Canadians - who’ve put their stamp on the comedy world. The Canada Post  “Great Canadian Comedian” series features Jim Carrey, Mike Myers and  Catherine O’Hara – all comedians with roots in the Toronto … read more

FAMED DIRECTOR’S ART WORK TO BE FEATURED.

The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia is hosting the first U-S museum retrospective featuring art by famed movie and TV director David Lynch. Lynch started out as a visual artist in the mid 60′s when he enrolled … read more

TORONTO COUNCIL ADJOURNS UNTIL 2015

Toronto City Council adjourned Thursday for the final time this term. Much of yesterday’s session was devoted to thanking councillors who won’t be returning. Among those not running again are Councillor Doug Ford and Councillor Karen Stintz, who dropped out … read more

UKRAINE DEATH TOLL RISES TO AT LEAST 2220: GENEVA BASED U.N. HUMAN RIGHTS OFFICE

The death toll from the war in eastern Ukraine has risen to at least 2220 with some three dozen people killed each day.  The numbers have been released by the U.N. Human Rights office which says both sides are committing a … read more

U.S. SENATOR CALLS FOR BURGER KING BOYCOTT AS HAMBURGER CHAIN TEAMS UP WITH CANADA’S TIM HORTONS

Americans are being asked by a U.S. Senator to boycott Burger King after the fast food giant agreed to purchase Tim Hortons for $11-billion and avoid paying U.S. taxes. Democratic Senator Sherrod Brown said in a statement that “Burger King’s … read more

ANONYMOUS ANGELS BLESS THE MINNESOTA ORCHESTRA WITH $MILLIONS

Some very welcome news for the Minnesota Orchestra. As it emerges from a financial crisis and lengthy labour lockout - there’s news of $13.2 million – from four separate anonymous donations. The money includes a single $10 million “leadership gift,” while … read more