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BRITISH PM READY TO GO AFTER ISIL

Calling them monsters, British Prime Minister David Cameron says he has an “iron determination” to destroy ISIL and hunt down those responsible for the murder of British hostage David Haines. The aid workers is the third westerner beheaded by ISIL … read more

QUEBEC SOVEREIGNTISTS EYE CRUCIAL VOTE THIS WEEK FOR SCOTS

Quebec sovereigntists are intrigued by the Scottish referendum taking place this week. In fact, some members of the Bloc Quebecois and the Parti Quebecois will be heading to Scotland for Thursday’s vote to cheer for “Yes” supporters and to see how … read more

NFL STAR CHARGED WITH CHILD ABUSE

The NFL has another player issue to deal with. Minnesota Vikings superstar running back Adrian Peterson turned himself in to police Saturday morning after he was indicted in Texas on child abuse charges for using a branch to spank his four-year-old son. Police … read more

NDP’s HORWATH SAYS SHE’S STAYING PUT FOR NOW

Andrea Horwath says not so fast.   At an Ontario N-D-P provincial council meeting this weekend in Toronto, there are signs of dissent within the ranks because of the party’s poor showing in the June election. A petition calling for Horwath … read more

DOUG TAKES ROB’S PLACE IN MAYOR’S RACE

If Ford wins the Toronto mayor’s race – it’s going to be Doug. The councillor, who was Rob Ford’s re-election campaign manager, enters the ring at the last minute while his political tag team partner / brother decides to sit this one … read more

RIVERS’ DOCTOR NO LONGER WITH FACILITY

The medical director of the facility where Joan Rivers went into cardiac arrest during a routine procedure is no longer with the clinic. A spokeswoman for New York’s ”Yorkville Endoscopy” clinic says  Doctor Lawrence Cohen is no longer the medical director, nor is he performing … read more

O’KEEFFE’S FOR SALE

The Georgia O’Keeffe Museum has decided to sell three works by the American modernist painter - to raise money for its acquisitions fund. Among those to be auctioned is one of O’Keeffe’s most well-known flower paintings “Jimson Weed/White Flower No. 1.” The larger-than-life … read more

ROB FORD OUT OF MAYOR’S RACE, RUNNING FOR COUNCILLOR

Rob Ford has officially withdrawn his name from the Toronto mayor’s race. Doug Ford’s running in his place. The councillor, who had not planned to run again, is now on the ballot for mayor. Instead Rob Ford’s name appears on the ballot for the council … read more

UNCOMPROMISING IRISH PROTESTANT IAN PAISLEY DIES AT 88

Ian Paisley, the Protestant firebrand who devoted his life to thwarting compromise in Northern Ireland but became a pivotal peacemaker in his twilight years, has died. He was 88.  His wife Eileen announced his death today. Paisley was Northern Ireland’s … read more

PISTORIUS FOUND GUILTY OF LESSER CHARGE

The South African once known as “the Blade Runner” has been found guilty of culpable homicide in the death of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp. That’s similar to manslaughter The judge in the case of double-amputee former Olympic runner Oscar Pistorius … read more