Feature, Interviews

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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Feature, Interviews

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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Feature, Interviews

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

Meet the Harper veterans who could help Patrick Brown become the next premier

Posted on 13 October 2017

With an eye toward toppling Premier Kathleen Wynne in the next provincial election, the Tory leader has quietly been assembling a talented team that includes many Stephen Harper Tories. Former prime minister Stephen Harper never made Progressive Conservative Leader Patrick Brown a cabinet minister. But some of Harper’s aides could make Brown the premier of [...] Continue Reading

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Canadian Politics

Two more Wynne cabinet ministers say they won’t run again in next June’s Ontario election

Posted on 13 October 2017

Deputy Premier Deb Matthews of London and Treasury Board President Liz Sandals said they will leave elected office when the campaign begins. Premier Kathleen Wynne will be running for re-election next June 7 without two more cabinet ministers, including her confidant and Deputy Premier Deb Matthews of London. Matthews and Treasury Board President Liz Sandals, [...] Continue Reading

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Technology

Google firm poised to partner on Toronto high-tech neighbourhood

Posted on 13 October 2017

Landing a Google company to build a ‘smart’ neighhbourhood would boost city’s push to become centre of innovation. Sidewalk Labs, a sister company of tech giant Google, is the preferred partner to build a high-tech “smart” neighbourhood on Toronto’s east downtown waterfront, the Star has learned. The board of Waterfront Toronto, the federal-provincial-city agency overseeing [...] Continue Reading

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Canadian Politics

Bill would protect against discrimination based on genetics, immigration status and police records

Posted on 13 October 2017

Liberal legislator Nathalie Des Rosiers says the proposed bill would ensure that people have fair access to employment, insurance and goods and services. Discriminating against someone on the basis of their genetics, immigration status, social condition and police records would be a violation of their rights in Ontario under a proposed bill introduced in the [...] Continue Reading

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Health & Fitness

Majority of Torontonians with celiac disease don’t know they have it, study shows

Posted on 13 October 2017

About 1 per cent of Torontonians are estimated to have celiac disease, an autoimmune disorder triggered by gluten. Yet University of Toronto researchers found that 87 per cent of people living with celiac in Toronto aren’t aware they have the condition. If you’ve got constant fatigue, sore muscles or unexplained gastrointestinal problems, there’s a chance [...] Continue Reading

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Business

Ontario realtors face new double-ending rules, stiffer fines

Posted on 13 October 2017

New conflict of interest rules are supposed to protect consumers from unethical real estate agents. Real estate agents in Ontario will face new conflict of interest rules when they represent both a buyer and seller in a single transaction and tougher penalties when they violate the industry regulations and ethics. The Liberal government announced on [...] Continue Reading

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Sports

Sania Mirza-Shuai Peng out of China Open after semifinal loss

Posted on 13 October 2017

BEIJING: Sania Mirza and her doubles partner Shuai Peng’s campaign in the China Openended after they suffered a 6-2, 1-6, 5-10 defeat in the semifinal to Martina Hingis and Chan Yung-jan here on Saturday. Swiss veteran Hingis and her her Taiwanese partner will take on Timea Babos and Andrea Hlavackova in the final. Incidentally, Mirza [...] Continue Reading

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Travel

Province Cutting Cost to Ride the TTC in Half for People Paying to Ride GO Transit and UP Express

Posted on 13 October 2017

Ontario is lowering the cost of commuting for people in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA) by introducing a 50 per cent discount for PRESTO card users who transfer between GO Transit or the Union Pearson Express (UP Express) and the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC), in both directions. Premier Kathleen Wynne was at Union [...] Continue Reading

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ShowBiz

WOW! Katrina Kaif hires an agent in Hollywood?

Posted on 13 October 2017

It was considered that Indian actors can’t shine or make a mark in Hollywood. Naseeruddin Shah, Kabir Bedi, Mallika Sherawat, Anil Kapoor, Amrish Puri, Tabu, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Anupam Kher etc tried their luck in Hollywood but couldn’t become popular. On the other hand, Om Puri did get few roles while Irrfan Khan left a [...] Continue Reading

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ShowBiz

Arbaaz Khan spotted on a date with Romanian girl Alexandra Camelia

Posted on 13 October 2017

Post split with wife Malaika Arora Khan, Arbaaz Khan moved on in life. He was rumoured to be dating Romanian beauty Alexandra Camelia. Rumour of their link-up spark when Arbaaz was seen posing with Alexandra in his instagram account. Lately, the actor-director was seen in a romatic date with his new found love. On Thursday [...] Continue Reading

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ShowBiz

“Kareena and I have decided to send him to a boarding school” – Saif Ali Khan on son Taimur

Posted on 13 October 2017

Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor Khan’s li’l baby Taimur Ali Khan is already quite a star and not just the paparazzi but all of us love this royal prince. He leaves us charmed with his flushed pink cheeks and gorgeous big blue eyes each time we catch a glimpse of him. His fan following [...] Continue Reading

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ShowBiz

Unhappy with costumes, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan cancels Fanney Khan’s shoot

Posted on 13 October 2017

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan is considered to be the most beautiful women in the world and she ensures that she constantly lives up to that image. It’s rare to find her in the list of ‘worst dressed celebs’ or she making a faux pas in an event. Her airport looks are also spot on. Even in [...] Continue Reading

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