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NOBEL PRIZE WINNER IRWIN ROSE DIES AT 88

   An American biochemist who shared the 2004 Nobel Prize in chemistry has died at the age of 88.  Irwin Rose won the Nobel with two Israeli scientists for discovering a way that cells destroy unwanted proteins. Their discovery was … read more

ANTI-PSYCHOTIC DRUG USE INCREASING AMONG THE ELDERLY

             According to new research from St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto, the use of anti-psychotic drugs by seniors in their own homes and other community settings in Ontario has jumped by 25 per cent in … read more

SAVINGS FROM LOWER GAS PRICES GOING TO PAYING OFF DEBT: CANADIAN REPORT

The ripple effect of low oil prices may be putting extra dollars in the bank accounts of Canadians, but a new report says record debt levels have us taking a more conservative approach to spending. The review by market intelligence … read more

A CALL FOR END TO ‘CARDING’ COMES FROM DOZENS OF PROMINENT TORONTO ZOOMERS

There is a call for the end of the Toronto Police practice of carding, and it comes from a group of 46 prominent Toronto citizens. The influential voices include former Toronto mayors, Barbara Hall and David Crombie, along with former provincial … read more

NOAH HEADING HERE BEFORE HE HEADS-UP “THE DAILY SHOW”

Trevor Noah is coming to Toronto’s version of the Just For Laughs festival – just before his debut as  “The Daily Show” host. The South African native has a gig at JFL42 on September 26th. That’s two days before he’s … read more

FINANCE MINISTER REFUSING TO USE THE ”R” WORD

Joe Oliver says he won’t talk about the prospect of a recession because he fully expects the Canadian economy will rebound in the second quarter or three months from April to June. The federal finance ministers’ testimony Tuesday at a … read more

TRUTH AND RECONCILIATION REPORT SUMMARY CALLS RESIDENTIAL SCHOOLS “CULTURAL GENOCIDE”

The chairman of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission into Canada’s residential school system has issued a summary of his long-awaited report. Justice Murray Sinclair’s report is the culmination of six emotional years of extensive study into the church-run, government funded … read more

SOCCER STUNNER, SEPP BLATTER STEPPING DOWN

Displaying fancier footwork than Argentine footballer Lionel Messi, the recently re-elected president of FIFA shocked the sport Tuesday announcing he’ll be resigning. 79-year old Sepp Blatter, who was voted to lead a fifth term last Friday, two days after the corruption scandal … read more

CANADIAN JAZZ ARTIST MICAH BARNES ADMITS TO BEING A ‘BIT OF A WORKAHOLIC’ AND LOVES IT

Award winning Canadian jazz artist Micah Barnes says he doesn’t mind getting older because it allows him to continue working at what he loves best. “I’m a little bit of a workaholic, I admit to it,” Micah explained during a visit … read more

JACQUES PARIZEAU DEAD AT 84

                      Tributes are coming in from many who crossed the path of ex-Quebec premier Jacques Parizeau, who died last night at age 84.  Parizeau came within a hair’s breadth of a sovereigntist win in the 1995 Quebec referendum.   … read more