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WINTER WEATHER PROMISES TRICKEY COMMUTE

The GTA is under a special weather statement from Environment Canada warning of a mix of wintery weather that is taking aim at much of Southern Ontario. A low pressure system, tracking towards Southern Ontario today, is bringing a mix of snow, … read more

THE END OF A CLASSICAL SHEET MUSIC ERA

New York City’s last classical sheet music store is closing for good on Friday. Frank Music Company says poor sales due to scores being readily available online are to blame.  The retail store on West 54th Street has supplied generations … read more

YORK UNIVERSITY HIT BY A STRIKE, ONE DAY AFTER UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO WALKOUT BEGINS

Canada’s two largest universities have been hit by strikes at the same time. Teaching assistants and contract faculty at York University are walking off the job today, following TA’s at U of T who went on strike yesterday. And while classes … read more

BILLIONAIRE BUFFET BACKS KEYSTONE XL

President Obama may have recently vetoed legislation aimed at getting it approved, but Warren Buffett says he would have approved the project. The billionaire investor calls Canada a terrific partner and Canadian oil a valuable resource for North America. Since Buffett owns … read more

U.N. REACHES OUT AGAIN ON EBOLA

The United Nations is begging donors, organizations and countries fighting Ebola in West Africa not to become complacent – as the death toll from the virus climbs toward 10,000. U.N. experts say the spread of the virus in Guinea, Liberia … read more

PLUM JOHNSON TAKES RBC TAYLOR PRIZE

A Toronto writer has won the $25,000 RBC Taylor Prize. Plum Johnson has been honoured with the award for “They Left Us Everything,” published by Penguin Canada. Jurors for the non-fiction prize say Johnson’s memoir about cleaning out her parents’ home … read more

STUDY: CANADIANS DRINK TOO MUCH

A lot of Canadians drink more than they should and doctors are not intervening. An editorial in the Canadian Medical Association Journal thinks they should. Dr. Sheryl Spithoff at Women’s College Hospital and Dr. Suzanne Turner at St. Michael’s Hospital, … read more

MISSING PICASSO FOUND IN NEW JERSEY

Port authorities in Newark, New Jersey have seized a painting thought to be a long lost work by Pablo Picasso. The artwork titled “La Coiffeuse” - The Hairdresser in English – was painted by the Spanish artist in 1911.  It went … read more

TORONTO POET SUES FOR DEFAMATION

A prominent Toronto poet has launched a $150, 000 dollar defamation suit against two peers who accused him of sexual harassment and assault.  Greg Frankson, who goes by the stage name Ritallin, says the allegations resulted in him being banned … read more

TORONTO TUNNEL MYSTERY SOLVED, BUILT FOR PERSONAL REASONS: TORONTO POLICE

The Toronto tunnel mystery has been solved!  Toronto Police have issued a news release saying that two men told investigators they built the tunnel for personal reasons.  Investigators have verified their account and are satisfied there was neither criminal intent … read more