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ONTARIO TO CHANGE RULES FOR CANCER DRUGS

Ontario is planning to make changes to its cancer drug system after more than 12-hundred cancer patients in Ontario and New Brunswick received diluted chemotherapy drugs. The government is bringing back legislation that it says will provide more oversight of … read more

ZOOMERS FUEL DEMAND FOR LUXURY PROPERTIES IN GTA

Good news for Zoomers who own luxury properties in the GTA. According to a report by Sothebys International, the high-end real estate market is roaring along, with sales of properties over $1 million up 34 per cent in the first … read more

AIR CANADA JOINS AIRLINES SUSPENDING FLIGHTS TO ISRAEL

Air Canada has joined a growing number of airlines that are respecting the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration ban on  American carriers flying to Israel. Luftansa and Air France have also joined the ban – which followed a Hamas rocket explosion about 5 kilometres from Ben Gurion … read more

FAA PROHIBITS U.S. AIRLINES FROM FLYING TO TEL AVIV FOR 24 HOURS

U.S. airlines are being told they are prohibited from flying to the Ben Gurion International Airport in Tel Aviv – after a Hamas rocket exploded nearby. A statement from the FAA says the ban on flights is for 24 hours … read more

KERRY WORKS WITH ARAB LEADERS TO BROKER MIDEAST CEASEFIRE

Diplomatic efforts continue in the Middle East to broker a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas. US Secretary of State John Kerry is working with Arab leaders to find a solution that would be acceptable to both sides. Hamas rejected a … read more

BRITAIN’S NEW MASTER OF THE QUEEN’S MUSIC IS A WOMAN

For the first time, a woman has been named to the prestigious post of Master of the Queen’s Music. Scottish-born Judith Weir is a composer and educator who has written music for the BBC Proms, along with operas and choral … read more

PIANO MAN BILLY JOEL TO RECEIVE GERSHWIN PRIZE FOR POPULAR SONG: U.S. LIBRARY OF CONGRESS

Billy Joel is being honoured by the U.S. Library of Congress with its Gershwin Prize for Popular Song. The singer songwriter, whose hits include Piano Man and Uptown Girl,  will receive the prize in Washington in November. The Gershwin Prize … read more

TRAIN CARRYING MH17 BODIES CONTINUES JOURNEY TO NETHERLANDS WHILE PRO-RUSSIAN REBELS RELEASE BLACK BOXES

There is some relief for the families of those who died in the Malaysia Airlines crash in eastern Ukraine five days ago.  A train carrying the bodies arrived in the eastern Ukrainian city of Kharkiv today en route to the Netherlands.   Most were Dutch … read more

PEN CANADA CHARITY FACING AUDITORS FROM REVENUE CANADA

An audit has been under-taken of  “Pen Canada,” a small charity promoting freedom of expression that has criticized the Harper government in the past. Two Revenue Canada tax auditors showed up this morning at the Toronto offices of “Pen Canada,” and … read more

A NEW WEEK BRINGS MORE ACCUSATIONS AGAINST DUFFY

More accusations against disgraced senator Mike Duffy. He’s now accused of charging taxpayers for personal travel to funerals – and giving money to three people – under the guise of a consulting contract. Court documents released today allege that Duffy filed … read more