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IT’S BY-ELECTION DAY IN SIMCOE NORTH.

Voters in the Ontario riding of Simcoe North are going to the polls today in a by-election That could see the new leader of the provincial PC’s elected to a seat at Queen’s Park. Patrick Brown has been watching the … read more

TRUDEAU MAKES ELECTION CAMPAIGN PUSH FOR LEGALIZING MARIJUANA

Now to the federal election campaign where the issue of legalized marijuana has surfaced. Last night, Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau was in Quebec City where he faced questions about the party’s promise to legalize marijuana, which he says makes far … read more

AGATHA CHRISTIE FAVE CHOSEN BY FANS

As part of the celebrations of the 125th anniversary of British Mystery Queen Agatha Christie’s birth, her fans were asked to choose their favourite Christie novel. And the winner is — And Then There Were None – which depicts 10 … read more

DISNEY FILM STAR DEAN JONES DIES, 84

Dean Jones, who starred in Disney films in the 1960’s has died of Parkinson’s. He was 84. His boyish good looks made him Disney’s favourite actor for such lighthearted films like ”That Darn Cat (1965)” and ”The Love Bug (1968).” Jones made … read more

LITTLE SLEEPY BUNNY TALE FINDS BIG PUBLISHER

A self-published picture book about a sleep-deprived rabbit has become a big hit. And Swedish psychologist Carl-Johan Forssen Ehrlin’s sleepy bunny tale has been acquired by Penguin Random House – after becoming a word-of-mouth sensation. –   The publisher says … read more

MULCAIR: CANADA NOT DOING ENOUGH ABOUT EUROPEAN MIGRANT CRISIS

It wasn’t all about the economy Wednesday on the federal election campaign trail. NDP Leader Tom Mulcair accused the Harper government of not doing enough for those fleeing Syria, Iraq and heading to Europe. Campaigning in B.C., Mulcair says the NDP … read more

ZOOMER PARENTS USING RETIREMENT INCOME TO FUND EXPENSES FOR ADULT CHILDREN: CIBC POLL

As a zoomer, this may be the story of your life. A new poll suggests adult children are draining their parents’ retirement nest eggs. The CIBC survey suggests that two-thirds of Canadian parents are they’re feeling the financial impact of … read more

CONCERT PIANIST MURDERED IN ENGLAND

A 47 year old man appears in court in England today charged with the murder of concert pianist Natalia Strelchenko. The 38-year old pianist was found Sunday with fatal injuries at a house in Manchester. In a statement, her family … read more

CARDING TO END IN ONTARIO

Ontario’s Community Safety Minister is promising to crack down on arbitrary police interactions with members of the public. Yasir Naqvi spoke last night in Toronto at the final public meeting in a province-wide review of police street checks; more commonly … read more

PEEL DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD DIRECTOR TAKES TOUGH STANCE ON EXEMPTING KIDS FROM PARTS OF NEW HEALTH CURRICULUM

The director of Ontario’s second largest school board says parents can remove their kids from sex-ed classes for religious reasons, but any requests for students to opt out of learning about gay families or diverse gender identities won’t be tolerated. … read more