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PUTIN CALLS FOR POLITICAL SOLUTION TO UKRAINE CRISIS

Russian President Vladimir Putin appears to be pushing for statehood and full independence for the region of eastern Ukraine that he recently referred to as “New Russia.” Putin was speaking on Russian television when he called for Ukraine to discuss a … read more

NEW STREETCARS MAKE THE BETTER WAY EVEN BETTER

Toronto’s new streetcars are now in service. The official launch of the the new TTC streetcars on the 510 Spadina line took place Sunday morning. It’s the first route to have the new cars.  About 200 new units will be put into service … read more

BLACK BOX TECHNOLOGY TESTED FOR OPERATING ROOMS

The black box used by airlines is an important device in determining what caused something to go wrong, now a Toronto surgeon wants to use similar technology in the operating room. Dr. Teodor Grantcharov, a surgeon at St. Michael’s Hospital, … read more

NEW DRUG WITH HUGE POTENTIAL FOR HEART PATIENTS

It’s being described as potentially one of the biggest advances against heart failure in more than a decade. It’s a drug made by Swiss company Novartis that hasn’t  been named yet, and is just called LCZ696.  But doctors say the experimental drug … read more

LIBERALS MULLING-OVER MANDATORY VOTING IN FEDERAL ELECTIONS

With voter turnout in Canada free-falling to new lows, Liberal MPs are considering the idea of requiring Canadians – by law – to cast ballots in federal elections. The Liberals are test-driving the idea of mandatory voting – in a … read more

JOAN RIVERS REPORTEDLY IN MEDICALLY INDUCED COMA

Sharp tongued comedian Joan Rivers is said to be in a medically induced coma, a day after going into cardiac arrest at a doctor’s office. The 81-year old Rivers remains at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City where doctors … read more

FOR SALE: BILLY BISHOP TERMINAL

Even though Porter’s looking to sell the Toronto Island terminal, a senior executive says they’re still looking to use it. Michael Deluce says a sale lease-back is going to allow Porter Aviation Holdings to really focus on the airline business, adding … read more

VERY FUNNY CANADIANS HONOURED WITH THEIR OWN STAMPS

There’s a new series of limited-edition stamps honouring Canadians - who’ve put their stamp on the comedy world. The Canada Post  “Great Canadian Comedian” series features Jim Carrey, Mike Myers and  Catherine O’Hara – all comedians with roots in the Toronto … read more

FAMED DIRECTOR’S ART WORK TO BE FEATURED.

The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia is hosting the first U-S museum retrospective featuring art by famed movie and TV director David Lynch. Lynch started out as a visual artist in the mid 60′s when he enrolled … read more

TORONTO COUNCIL ADJOURNS UNTIL 2015

Toronto City Council adjourned Thursday for the final time this term. Much of yesterday’s session was devoted to thanking councillors who won’t be returning. Among those not running again are Councillor Doug Ford and Councillor Karen Stintz, who dropped out … read more