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Tens of thousands mark Khalsa Day Sikh celebration in Toronto

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Premier Kathleen Wynne and Mayor John Tory joined thousands in Toronto in celebrating the 39th annual Khalsa Day Parade. Held in commemoration of the Sikh new year, the Khalsa order of Sikhism and the end of Sikh heritage month, this year’s event also celebrated the 350th anniversary of the birth of [...]

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New Peel Police Prisoner Escort Officer the First to Wear Hijab on Duty

When people think of women in general—let alone observant Muslim women—they don’t often think of challenging and traditionally male-oriented jobs like policing. Now, a young woman who recently joined Peel Regional Police as a special constable, prisoner escort officer (PEO) is working—simply by being present—to change that. Yusra Syed, a former University of Toronto Mississauga [...]

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The rise of LillyTube

With two billion views on YouTube, a new book and brands knocking down her door, Scarborough-born Lilly Singh offers a lesson for Canadians looking to ride the wave of cultural disruption. Here’s the thing about success. You can be an online phenom with more than 11 million YouTube subscribers; have a gaggle of William Morris agents working their [...]

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Uzma Jalaluddin loves her Instant Pot but is no longer buying ‘things’

Every once in a while I get caught in a wave of optimistic shopping. I start to think my life really will be better, if only I had an ice cream maker/slow cooker/Le Creuset dish set. It isn’t until credit card digits are surrendered that I remember I don’t like to cook, or learn how [...]

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Financial literacy should be part of an equitable education system Prakash Amarasooriya

Ontario launches plan to teach high school kids financial skills Ontario is rolling out pilot projects at 28 high schools aimed at revamping the Grade 10 careers course and laying the groundwork for financial literacy to become part of the curriculum. About 700 students will be involved in the pilots, running until June, and their [...]

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Canadian Politics

Hydro One sending crews to Florida to help restore power after Irma

Posted on 15 September 2017

Nearly 4.5 million homes and businesses lost power in the storm that made landfall in the U.S. on Sunday. Hydro One is sending crews to Florida in an effort to support the millions of people left without power in the wake of hurricane Irma. The operator of Ontario’s largest electricity distribution system says it’s getting [...] Continue Reading

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Canadian Politics

Doug Ford will run for mayor in 2018 rematch

Posted on 15 September 2017

Mayor John Tory said Friday he welcomes a rematch in the 2018 mayoral race and holding up his record to Doug Ford’s in the previous council term. Doug Ford, ex-city councillor and brother of the late Rob Ford, has confirmed he wants a mayoral rematch with John Tory next year. “Robbie, this one is going [...] Continue Reading

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Canadian Politics

Defence asks for delay in gas plants trial of top aides to ex-premier Dalton McGuinty

Posted on 15 September 2017

Former chief of staff, one-time deputy chief were to go on trial Monday for alleged deletion of data linked to cancellation of gas-fired power plants. Defense lawyers are requesting the long-awaited criminal trial of two former top aides to ex-premier Dalton McGuinty in the gas plants case be delayed another week, possibly longer. Former McGuinty [...] Continue Reading

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Canadian Politics

Canadians barred from Turks and Caicos flight allowed to return home, Air Canada says

Posted on 15 September 2017

Turks and Caicos officials have now agreed to let Air Canada operate the return flight from Turks and Caicos, which is scheduled to leave Monday afternoon. Air Canada says about 100 Canadians who had been barred by local authorities from a flight leaving Turks and Caicos will now be allowed to fly home. Hurricane Irma [...] Continue Reading

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Society

York Region cops covered up assault of robbery suspect, judge finds

Posted on 15 September 2017

The judge’s ruling has prompted York’s police chief to order an independent investigation by Peel Regional Police. Ontario Superior Court Justice Cory Gilmore was already suspicious of two experienced York Regional Police officers when they refused to acknowledge that a stain marring a white Banana Republic long-sleeved shirt was blood — in spite of DNA [...] Continue Reading

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Business

Toronto house prices likely already near bottom, RBC economist says

Posted on 15 September 2017

As real estate prices continue to drop following Ontario’s market-cooling policies, economist Robert Hogue says Toronto is likely to mimic Vancouver’s experience. Toronto’s roller-coaster real estate market took a swoop lower in August, the fourth-straight month that the average sales price in Canada’s largest city declined from a dizzying record high set in April. The [...] Continue Reading

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Sports

Sania Mirza-Shuai Peng crash out in US Open semi-finals

Posted on 15 September 2017

NEW YORK: The fourth seeded Indo-Chinese pair of Sania Mirza and Shuai Peng was sent packing by Swiss ace Martina Hingis and Yung-Jan Chanof Chinese Taipei in the women’s doubles semi-finals of the US Open. While the scoreline suggests a straight-set victory of 6-4, 6-4 for the second-seeded pair but in both sets it was [...] Continue Reading

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Society

NDP: Urgent action needed to solve capacity crisis in Ontario hospitals

Posted on 15 September 2017

OHA raises alarm bells Monday QUEEN’S PARK – With the Ontario Hospital Association (OHA) raising alarm bells about a worsening capacity crisis in Ontario’s hospitals over the winter months, Ontario New Democratic Leader Andrea Horwath says the Wynne Liberals must act now to reverse decades of cuts to Ontario’s health care system. “The last Conservative [...] Continue Reading

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Education

Empowering thousands of Canadian researchers and students to push the boundaries of knowledge and innovation

Posted on 15 September 2017

Half a billion in funding for scientists and engineers means more opportunities for discovery, skills training and job creation. VICTORIA, Sept. 8, 2017 /CNW/ – When Canada’s scientists and engineers have the opportunity to succeed, they’re able to make the discoveries that lead to ground-breaking innovations, sustainable economic growth and a stronger middle class. The [...] Continue Reading

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ShowBiz

Farah Khan slams Kangana Ranaut for playing the women’s card in her feud with Hrithik Roshan

Posted on 15 September 2017

The Hrithik Roshan–Kangana Ranaut feud that had died down after rearing its ugly head in beginning of 2016 has got reignited. This happened after Kangana Ranaut’s shocking claims on the popular chat show ‘Aap Ki Adalat’. As soon as the episode was aired on India TV, a section of media and fans praised her for [...] Continue Reading

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ShowBiz

Priyanka Chopra’s Pahuna receives standing ovation at the Toronto Indian Film Festival

Posted on 15 September 2017

While we won’t call her career devoid of struggles, Priyanka Chopra undoubtedly has traced a unique path for herself. Her journey from a beauty queen to an award winning Bollywood actress to a Hollywood star to a famous producer is worth applauding. Now she has made it big with a Sikkimese film Pahuna and has [...] Continue Reading

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ShowBiz

Shilpa Shetty Kundra condemns attack on media photographers by restaurant bouncers last night

Posted on 15 September 2017

An ugly incident unfolded yesterday outside Bastian restaurant in Bandra, Mumbai. Shilpa Shetty and her husband Raj Kundra were having a dinner date at this place at night and the photographers reached there in hordes, as it happens usually, to click their pictures. As soon as the couple walked out, they were requested for pictures [...] Continue Reading

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