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LONDON STATUES TALKING

The city of London is bringing some of its storied history to life. The streets of both London and Manchester are filled with statues of famous characters from fact and fiction. And several of them are prepared to speak to … read more

AMERICAN JOURNALIST THOUGHT TO BE MAN EXECUTED BY ISIS IN GRISLY VIDEO

The family of American journalist James Foley is acknowledging that he has died.  And two U.S. experts say they believe Foley was the man executed by Islamic State extremists as shown in a grisly video released yesterday.  The extremists called the move … read more

TORONTO RANKS AS 4TH BEST IN THE WORLD IN WHICH TO LIVE: THE ECONOMIST

Torontonians are living in one of the world’s best cities and Canada is home to three of the top five on the planet. According to an annual report by The Economist, Toronto is ranked as the fourth best city in which … read more

ANOTHER NAZI-LOOTED ARTWORK FOUND IN GURLITT’S HUGE COLLECTION

A second rare painting that was part of a trove of art found in the apartment of late collector Cornelius Gurlitt – was indeed stolen by the nazis from its Jewish owner. That’s the conclusion of experts – who say … read more

LAC MEGANTIC REPORT UNVEILS MANY FACTORS LEADING TO THE DISASTER

Canadians heard today that there were many factors contributing to the horrific train derailment last summer in Lac Megantic, Quebec. And one factor was the sloppy safety measures that existed – at the company that owned the runaway train. Transportation … read more

SENIOR ZOOMERS JUST KEEP ON GOING

For 73 years he’s been going to work at the same job and now at age 101, he says he won’t retire. Herman “Hy” Goldman still shows up four days a week at light fixtures company Capitol Lighting in East … read more

CANADIAN DOCTORS GRAPPLE WITH END OF LIFE ISSUES

Canada’s doctors say they’re grappling with the challenges of meeting the needs of patients at the end of their lives. End of life care was the focus of a discussion this morning at the annual meeting of the Canadian Medical … read more

CHALLENGES AROUND MEDICALLY ASSISTED DYING BROACHED AT CMA’S ANNUAL MEETING

Canada’s doctors say they’re grappling with the challenges of meeting the needs of patients at end of life.  The quality of end of life care was the focus of a conversation this morning as the annual meeting of the Canadian … read more

MAYORAL CANDIDATES DIFFER OVER TTC PROPOSALS

The TTC Board is debating a staff report today on ways to improve transit service in the short term. The report lists nine recommendations. They include allowing transfers to be used for multiple trips over a two-hour period and expanding … read more

DOMINGO CANCELS SALZBURG PERFORMANCES BECAUSE OF ILLNESS

Placido Domingo has been forced to do something he rarely does: cancel performances. The legendary Spanish singer has cancelled the remaining three performances of Il Trovatore and a recital at the Salzburg Festival because of a bladder infection and respiratory problems. … read more