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PUTTING ‘STAMP’ ON CANADIAN FLAG’S 50TH

Canada Post is celebrating Canada Day in a unique fashion – its first fabric stamp depicting a flapping Maple Leaf flag. The unusually large stamp, made from rayon, features a three-dimensional image of the flag and provides $5 in postage. … read more

NBC FIRES TRUMP FOR COMMENTS ON MEXICANS

The Donald says he’ll consider suing NBC – after  the network announced it was cutting its business relationship with the Republican presidential candidate – over comments he made about immigrants during his campaign kickoff. Trump said today that he won’t … read more

TRUDEAU’S ENVIRONMENTAL PLATFORM MEANS POLLUTERS WILL PAY A PRICE

If  Justin Trudeau becomes Canada’s next Prime Minister, he’ll put a price on carbon pollution. The bold move was part of Trudeau’s environmental platform – unveiled  today. Trudeau told media in Vancouver that within 90 days of taking office, his  … read more

STUDY: HEAVY ANTIBIOTICS USE POSES INCREASED RISK FOR NURSING HOME RESIDENTS

A just released report of antibiotic use in provincial nursing homes shows large variations in the amounts residents receive. It found that residents of homes where antibiotic use is heaviest face an increase risk (24%) of having a health problem … read more

DALAI LAMA AT GLASTONBURY

One of the most talked-about appearances at Britain’s Glastonbury music festival wasn’t a singer or rocker it was the Dalai Lama. The exiled Tibetan spiritual leader, who appeared at the festival for the first time, spoke on a small platform … read more

NEW HOV LANES NOW IN EFFECT ACROSS GTA

There were a few more traffic problems around the GTA this morning as motorists adjusted to the new, temporary HOV lanes that went into effect in advance of the Pan Am Games. As of today cars must carry three people … read more

NIGHTMARE IS FINALLY OVER: NEW YORK GOVERNOR CUOMO AFTER CAPTURE OF SECOND FUGITIVE

It was a story that garnered worldwide attention. The second of two convicted killers who escaped from an upstate New York prison a little over three weeks ago is now in critical condition in a hospital in Albany. David Sweat … read more

JONI MITCHELL “SPEAKING AND SPEAKING WELL” SAYS OFFICIAL WEBSITE ENTRY

Despite a dire update on Joni Mitchell from her longtime friend David Crosby, another friend says the truth is that Joni is “speaking and she’s speaking well.” Leslie Morris is acting as her conservator and says on Mitchell’s official website … read more

ECB WON’T INCREASE FUNDING LIMIT FOR GREEK BANKS

The European Central Bank is going to maintain emergency credit to Greek banks at its current level. While it only maintains, and doesn’t increase its emergency liquidity assistance to Greek banks, it does keep a key financial lifeline open. In … read more

SELFIE-STICKS BANNED AT DISNEY THEME PARKS

Disney says no selfie-sticks, thank you. Beginning Tuesday, visitors to Disney World in Florida or Disneyland in California will not be allowed to take photos using a selfie-stick. They’re the ubiquitous extenders for cellphone cameras that allow more people or … read more