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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

‘Calm … not kill’ is the aim behind changing the rules in Toronto’s housing market rules, Premier Kathleen Wynne says

Posted on 22 July 2017

Government will continue monitoring impact of changes as real estate industry urges Ontario to wait before intervening further. Changes to Toronto-area real estate rules were meant to “calm … not kill” the market, says Premier Kathleen Wynne, adding the province will continue to keep an eye on their impact. “We’re monitoring it closely,” said Wynne, [...] Continue Reading

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Canadian Politics

Bombardier admits it may miss 2017 TTC streetcar delivery target

Posted on 22 July 2017

Company has told the TTC it will be a ‘challenge’ to provide a total of 70 cars by the end of the year. The TTC’s much-delayed streetcar order could be headed for another setback. After months of assurances from Bombardier that the company was on track to meet its latest delivery targets, the Quebec-based rail [...] Continue Reading

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Canadian Politics

Royal Canadian Navy warship returns to Halifax after six-month NATO mission

Posted on 22 July 2017

HMCS St. John’s and its 240-member crew have returned home after participating in Operation Reassurance in Europe. HALIFAX—A Halifax-based navy frigate has returned to its home port after a six-month deployment with NATO forces in Europe. HMCS St. John’s and its 240-member crew participated in Operation Reassurance, which is aimed at promoting security and stability [...] Continue Reading

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Society

Police seek witnesses in suspicious fire at Brampton church

Posted on 22 July 2017

Police say the fire at the Ukrainian Catholic Church started in the exterior of the building early Sunday morning. The church previously burned to the ground in 2014 after an accidental fire. Peel police say a fire at a Ukrainian Catholic church in Brampton is suspicious and they are looking for witnesses who may have [...] Continue Reading

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Community

Sister of man shot dead by Durham police makes plea against Taser use on day one of inquest

Posted on 22 July 2017

 “In my opinion, the people who are being shot and killed by police are not the people shooting back, they are the vulnerable sector of society,” said Joanne MacIsaac, sister of Michael MacIsaac, who was shot dead on an Ajax street in 2013. Joanne MacIsaac came to the coroner’s inquest into the police shooting death [...] Continue Reading

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Housing

‘Correction’ to soften Toronto home prices: Report

Posted on 22 July 2017

Royal LePage predicts a soft market for the balance of 2017 to balance the strong performance in the first half. One of the country’s biggest real estate companies is predicting an 18.5 per cent year-end price increase in the Toronto housing market this year, compared to a 13.8 per cent national year-over-year rise. Given the [...] Continue Reading

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Canadian Politics

Canada is America’s biggest and best customer by far, Trudeau tells U.S. governors’ conference

Posted on 22 July 2017

In return, there were assurances from governors and the U.S. vice-president that economic ties will remain strong. The prime minister spoke of Canada’s relentless — but “polite” — push to retain strong trading ties with the United States at a meeting of governors he attended with Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne just days before details on [...] Continue Reading

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Society

Hamilton man accused of Kitchener stabbing death arrested in Texas, police say

Posted on 22 July 2017

Police say they are now working to get Ager Hasan extradited back to Waterloo Region to face charges including one count of second-degree murder. KITCHENER, ONT.—A 24-year-old man wanted in connection with a Kitchener, Ont., homicide has been arrested in Texas. Waterloo Regional Police say they had been investigating the death of 22-year-old Melinda Vasilije [...] Continue Reading

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Community

Man involved in accident pulls shotgun on Good Samaritans, steals car

Posted on 22 July 2017

Several people who came to driver’s aid after a collision got a shotgun pulled on them instead, Toronto police say. A group of Good Samaritans who tried to help a man after a collision got a shotgun pulled on them instead before he stole a vehicle, Toronto police say. A driver of a green Ford [...] Continue Reading

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Business

Ontario proposes banning real estate agents from representing both seller and buyer

Posted on 22 July 2017

Consumers have raised concerns that the financial incentives in double-ended deals might lead to agents engaging in unethical behaviour, officials say. Ontario is proposing banning the practice of double ending, in which a real estate agent represents both a buyer and a seller in a transaction. The province’s Liberal government announced a 16-point housing plan [...] Continue Reading

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ShowBiz

Tara Sutaria is Karan Johar’s latest discovery

Posted on 22 July 2017

After giving the film industry such shining stars as Alia Bhatt, Varun Dhawan, Sidharth Malhotra, talent scout and movie mogul Karan Johar is all now set to unveil a whole new line-up of debutants top lined by Sridevi & Boney Kapoor’s daughter Jhanvi Kapoor, Shahid Kapoor’s brother Ishaan and Chunky Pandey’s daughter Ananya. But to [...] Continue Reading

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ShowBiz

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan inspires Athiya Shetty

Posted on 22 July 2017

Film sets are familiar territory for kids from the fraternity. And their inspirations are often just around the corner. Take Athiya Shetty for instance. The actress, who wants to play the quintessential Bollywood heroine, was drawn to the movies, thanks to Aishwarya Rai Bachchan. The ‘Mubarakan’ actress was in school when she went on the [...] Continue Reading

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