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“50 SHADES” SETS NEW SALES RECORDS

The new “Fifty Shades of Grey” spin-off novel has broken first week sales records for adult books in North America and England.  Despite being savaged by the critics, the book has sold over a million copies in Canada and the … read more

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MAGNA CARTA COMING TO TORONTO

    One of the world’s best known historic documents, the Magna Carta, will be exhibited for the first time in Canada this fall.  The document will be on diplay at Toronto’s historic Fort York from October 4th to November 7th.  … read more

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GOVERNMENT WORKERS MAKE 10 PERCENT MORE THAN COMPARABLE PRIVATE SECTOR EMPLOYEES: STUDY

A job with the government appears to pay more than the same job in the private sector. A new study by the Fraser Institute, an independent, non-partisan Canadian public policy think-tank, finds government employees in Canada, whether at the federal, provincial or local … read more

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ANOTHER HONOUR FOR CANADA’S ATWOOD

          One of the world’s most celebrated writers, Canada’s Margaret Atwood, has been named a foreign honorary member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters.  The 75 year old author is best known for her dystopian novel “The Handmaid’s … read more

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CANADA SENDING MORE SUPPLIES, MATCHING DONATIONS TO NEPAL FUND

Canada’s doing more for the survivors and victims of the weekend earthquake in Nepal that’s killed over 4,000 and injured 7,100. The Harper government’s sending items like blankets, jerry cans and hygiene kits from emergency stockpiles in Mississauga and Dubai … read more

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UNEMPLOYMENT AMONG YOUNG ADULTS LINKED TO HIGHER DEPRESSION: U.S. STUDY

It could be important news for zoomer parents of young adults. Scientists at Emory University in Atlanta found adults between the ages of 18 and 25 who are out of a job are THREE times more likely to suffer from … read more

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OECD LOWERS GROWTH OUTLOOK FOR CANADA

The Paris based Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development has reduced its 2015 and 2016 economic growth forecasts for Canada, citing the drag caused by lower prices for oil and other commodities.  The organization is now estimating Canada’s economy will … read more

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TORONTO’S INCOME GAP WIDENS AT DOUBLE THE NATIONAL RATE: UNITED WAY

Toronto is now the income inequality capital of Canada. A published report says a new United Way study shows the gap between rich and poor households in the city is widening at double the national pace. The study, to be … read more

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BOC CHIEF KEEPING AN EYE ON ECONOMY’S HEALTH

Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz says the impact of lower oil prices and how much they will hurt Canada’s economy remains unclear. Poloz says he’s keeping a very close eye on a number of factors to determine the overall … read more

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TORONTO MEASLES OUTBREAK SAID TO BE VERSION NOT LISTED WITH THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION

The mysterious measles outbreak in Toronto is a version that has never before been reported to the World Health Organization database.  A published report today quotes Matthew Gilmour, the new scientific director general who oversees Canada’s National Microbiology Laboratory in … read more

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