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Arts and Entertainment, Immigration & Refuge, Lifestyle, Society

Swiss couple build park for neighbours in Nova Scotia

A Swiss couple. who moved to a community near Halifax, Nova Scotia, four years ago have already left their mark. Lorraine and Hervé Burri invested $400.000 (Cdn) of their own money, to create a park in Enfield. “It hasn’t been» 

Animals, Arts and Entertainment, Health, History, Lifestyle, Science and Technology, Society

CNE, ‘The Ex’ opens tomorrow in Toronto

The Canadian National Exhibition (CNE) officially opens tomorrow. Canada’s largest fair, with about 1.5 million visitors last year, is more affectionately known as ‘The Ex’ as in, short for Exhibition. The All-Canadian Red Hot Burger is a nod to Canada’s 150th» 

Economy, Environment, International, Science and Technology, Society

Calgary light conversion observed from space

Calgary, the largest city in Alberta, has undergone a transformation that has changed the night from orange to blue. After replacing 80,000 street lights with new LED bulbs the city expects to save $5 million (Cdn) a year in electricity» 

Education, Health, International, Society

Pornhub makes way for sex therapist Laurie Betito

Pornhub, the Canadian site that’s one of the largest in the world, is also one of the first to include content on sexual health. Laurie Betito, a Montreal-based psychologist with a private practice specializing in sexuality, has also been listening» 

Economy, History, Politics, Society

Ontario families: falling standard of living

Ontario has become a place where the poor are getting poorer and the rich are getting richer. These are the findings of a study released today by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA)  a left-leaning economic think tank. At one time» 

Arts and Entertainment, History, Society

Daisy Peterson Sweeney dies at 97

Daisy Peterson Sweeney died on Friday August 11th, at the age of 97. The much-loved and admired piano teacher taught some of Canada’s jazz-greats, including her younger brother Oscar Peterson, and neighbour, Oliver Jones, among hundreds of others “They all» 

International, Politics, Society

Clinton family coming to Eastern Townships

Clinton’s, from three generations, will be having a summer sojourn at Manoir Hovey, near the town of North Hatley, in Quebec’s Eastern Townships region. The U.S. Secret Service agents have already checked out the premises and family, including Hilary, Bill,» 

Society

Police look for bikers who mobbed Toronto highways

Ontario Provincial Police are asking the public to help them find dozens of people involved in motorcycle mobs that blocked several public highways in the Toronto area last Sunday afternoon. The action caused traffic delays and prompted angry calls to» 

International, Society, Sports

World Dwarf Games 2017 in Guelph, Ontario

The World Dwarf Games 2017 began with a grand opening event on Friday August 4th and the games continue until Saturday August 12th, 2017. There are 420 athletes from 19 countries in Guelph, Ontario, along with families and supporters. The British» 

Society, Sports

World Dwarf Games underway in Guelph, Ontario

The World Dwarf Games are happening in the city of Guelph, about 90 kilometres northwest of Toronto. This is the seventh edition of the games that welcome all “short-statured athletes with dwarfism from all over the world, from 4-99 years»