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TSO ANNOUNCES A SURPLUS AFTER A GREAT SEASON

The Toronto Symphony Orchestra is celebrating another successful season – both financially and artistically. The orchestra toured Europe for the first time in 14 years – and also released its first recording with the internationally respected Chandos label. The season marked … read more

DEMENTIA STUDY: THE IMPORTANCE OF TIMELY MENTAL ASSESSMENT

A new study of nearly 300 older American Zoomers shows only half of adults, later found to have dementia, ever had a timely assessment. Researchers say this may serve as a reminder that, as better treatments lead to progress in … read more

DOUG FORD NOT AFTER TIM HUDAK’S JOB

He’s been a city councillor, tried to become mayor pinch-hitting for his ailing brother, but Doug Ford says he will not seek the Ontario PC leadership. Apologizing to supporters and those who’d encouraged him to run, the 50-year old Ford … read more

ALICE’S ADVENTURES TAKE HER TO AMERICA

Alice is taking a trip to America. Lewis Carroll’s handwritten, illustrated manuscript for “Alice in Wonderland” will travel to the U.S. to mark its 150th anniversary. Next year, The British Library will loan the book to New York’s Morgan Library and Museum … read more

LIBBY ZNAIMER’S INCREDIBLE CANCER STORY INSPIRES WORLDWIDE PERSONALIZED MEDICINE RESEARCH

Personalized medicine is becoming more the norm in cancer treatment around the world, thanks in part to the research by Doctor Steven Gallinger of the University Health Network’s Princess Margaret Cancer Centre. Doctor Gallinger received a $1.2 million five year … read more

DYSFUNCTION TO THE END AT THE TDSB

The Toronto District School Board held its last meeting of the current term. And it appears the dysfunction of the board held on to the end. Outgoing trustee Sam Sotiropoulos invoked Mark Twain during his final remarks, saying, “God made idiots. … read more

CULTURAL ACTIVITIES IMPROVE HEALTH LITERACY: STUDY

If you’re having trouble following directions on a prescription bottle or understanding your doctor’s advice, scientists have a recommendation: attending a concert, going to a play, or visiting a gallery or museum. New research in England has discovered a connection … read more

GHOMESHI STAYS AT MOTHER’S HOME IN THORNHILL, NEXT COURT DATE JANUARY 8th

Jian Ghomeshi is staying at his mother’s home in Thornhill as a condition of his bail, after the fired CBC radio star once again made international headlines.  Ghomeshi’s Toronto court appearance at College Park yesterday was covered by a crush … read more

THE LONG WAIT FOR HEALTH CARE IN CANADA

Nothing has changed in the last year. It its 24th annual wait times report, the Fraser Institute says Canadians are waiting, on average, 18.2 weeks for medically necessary surgery or other treatment. The same as last year. In 1993, the … read more

GHOMESHI TO PLEAD NOT GUILTY TO SEX ASSAULT CHARGES

Former CBC radio host Jian Ghomeshi’s free on $100,000 bail after being charged with four counts of sexual assault and one of ”overcome resistance-choking.” It was a wild scene in the ground floor hallway of the College Park Courthouse. A … read more