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NEPAL DEATH TOLL TOPS 3700 AS CANADA SENDS DART AND FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

A massive international relief effort is underway for victims of Saturday’s earthquake in Nepal.  More than 3700 people have been killed in Nepal, as well as in a quake-triggered avalanche at a base camp on Mount Everest, and in neighbouring India and Tibet. … read more

‘THE FANTASTICKS’ WILL NOT BE CLOSING AFTER ALL

“The Fantastiks” is going to continue. The legendary off-Broadway production was scheduled to close on May 3rd, 55 years after it opened in 1960. But two anonymous donors have stepped up with a pledge to keep it open, according to … read more

BILL BLAIR TO SEEK LIBERAL NOMINATION FOR FEDERAL ELECTION

The day after Bill Blair left his job as Toronto Police Chief he’s announced that he’s getting into the political fray. In a published interview, Blair says he will be seeking the nomination to run in the next federal election … read more

NEPAL DEATH TOLL NOW OVER 2,000 IN MASSIVE EARTHQUAKE

A powerful earthquake has shaken Nepal, and has triggered avalanches in the Himalayas, including Mt. Everest. An official in Katmandu says the death toll now stands at 2,150 in Nepal, and at least 60 deaths have been reported in India, … read more

DVP WAS CLOSED FOR MAINTENANCE – BUT JUST FOR A DAY

The Don Valley Parkway has re-opened after being closed for spring maintenance Saturday in both directions between the 401 and the Gardiner Expressway. The heavily-used north-south thoroughfare opened again at about 5:00 Sunday morning. Unlike past years when the DVP … read more

CATHOLIC TEACHERS MAY PAY FOR PARKING

Many Catholic school teachers aren’t too happy with this idea. Some trustees have asked staff to consider the idea of charging teachers and school staff – to pay for use of the board’s 7,000 parking spots across the city. The … read more

JOLIE AT U.N. PLEADING FOR SYRIAN REFUGEE HELP

United Nations Special Envoy Angelina Jolie pleaded with security council members today – to make a visit to millions of refugees from Syria. The Hollywood actress and director appealed for unity and accountability for some 4 million Syrian refugees. The … read more

OUTGOING POLICE CHIEF JOINS HOSPITAL BOARD

On the second last day as chief of the country’s largest municipal police service, Bill Blair already knows where he’ll be spending some of his retirement. As he exchanged goodbyes with uniformed and civilian employees at headquarters, he talked about joining … read more

KHADR GRANTED BAIL, ”DISAPPOINTED” OTTAWA TO APPEAL

Former Guantanamo Bay inmate Omar Khadr is that close to tasting freedom for the first time in almost 13 years. American soldiers captured a then 15-year old boy, who was charged war crimes. The Toronto-born Khadr is currently in a … read more

‘STAY AWHILE’ DOCUMENTS THE LIFE OF CANADIAN 60’s BAND ‘THE BELLS’

If you were coming of age in the late 60s and early 70s in Canada, you’ll remember hearing the internationally recognized song Stay Awhile on the radio. The Bells were Cliff Edwards, Anne and Jackie Ralph, Doug Gravelle and Gordie … read more