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YATIM FAMILY STILL TRYING TO COME TO GRIPS WITH SON’S DEATH ON STREETCAR

It was a year ago Sunday (July 27th) that 18 year-old Sammy Yatim was killed by police gunfire in a Toronto streetcar. Yatim was in an empty streetcar on Dundas Street at about midnight when a confrontation developed between him … read more

THERE ARE MILLIONS OF STORIES IN THE NAKED CITY: THIS IS ONE OF THEM

Artists in New York City Saturday painted the bodies of 40 nude models as part of the inaugural Bodypainting Day. When the painting was complete, the models marched down Broadway and had a photo shoot at Times Square. Public nudity is legal … read more

TEEN FALLS SHORT OF SWIM GOAL, BUT STILL RAISES THOUSANDS FOR KIDS

She had to end her attempt to swim across Lake Erie early, but 16 year old Anneleise Carr still raised a lot of money.   The Walsh, Ontario teen was trying to swim across Lake Erie from Erie Pennsylavinia  to Port Dover, … read more

FORD FEST A SUCCESS FOR THE MAYOR AND HIS SUPPORTERS

Supporters came out by the hundreds for Ford Fest Friday  evening at Thompson Memorial Park in Scarborough.  The annual barbecue party put on by Toronto Mayor Rob Ford appered to be a success, with no overt campaigning by the mayor, … read more

CANADIAN EXHIBIT OF 100TH ANNIVERSARY OF FIRST WORLD WAR

A letter from a soldier from a battlefield in France is included in a Calgary exhibit marking the centennial of the Great War. University student Michael Hilton says his great-grandfather, Sgt. Edward Iley wrote it on the fabric from the wing … read more

ISRAEL REJECTS KERRY’S TRUCE PROPOSAL

Israel has rejected an American proposal for a temporary pause in the Gaza conflict. Media in Jerusalem report the country’s Security Cabinet has unanimously rejected the proposal co-brokered by Egypt and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry. The proposal on the table … read more

PASSENGER ARRESTED AFTER SUNWING FLIGHT THREAT

A 25-year old man has been arrested after a Sunwing flight heading for Panama was forced to turn around because of a threat. Sunwing Flight 772 departed Pearson International shortly after 7 a.m. But the plane, with 189 on board, … read more

NEW ART WORKS COME TO LIGHT IN GURLITT PROBE

German authorities say they are now in possesion of more major art works - from the  apartment of the late collector Cornelius Gurlitt. The latest pieces include two sculptures – believed to be works by Edgar Degas and Auguste Rodin. A task force working to … read more

JON BON JOVI CONDUCTS STADIUM FEASIBILITY STUDY FOR BUFFALO BILLS TO MOVE TO TORONTO: AP REPORT

Zoomer rocker Jon Bon Jovi appears to be pursuing his dream of buying NFL’s Buffalo Bills franchise and building a stadium in Toronto.  A person close to the situation told The Associated Press, that a Buffalo Bills prospective ownership group … read more

BYLAW OFFICERS WILL MONITOR TONIGHT’S “FORD FEST”

Toronto bylaw officers will be monitoring the festivities at Thompson Memorial Park in Scarborough tonight as the annual Ford Fest kicks off. The city issued a permit to Mayor Rob Ford and his Councillor brother Doug to hold a party … read more