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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

Province bearing heavy cost of Hydro One sale

Posted on 14 February 2018

It would have been cheaper to borrow money for transit projects than to sell shares in Hydro One, watchdog says. The Liberal government’s controversial sale of 53 per cent of Hydro One will cost about $1.1 billion in annual revenues from lost dividends this year, the independent Financial Accountability Office said Monday. In the long [...] Continue Reading

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Canadian Politics

Anti-poverty protestors disrupt Toronto budget debate

Posted on 14 February 2018

Toronto city councillors are setting the $11 billion operating budget for 2018. Shouts of “Mayor Goldilocks Tory!” and “People are dying!” erupted at Toronto city council as anti-poverty protestors briefly shut down debate on the 2018 budget. During a morning presentation on the proposed spending blueprint by city staff, members and supporters of Ontario Coalition [...] Continue Reading

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News in Brief

‘Large explosion’ rocks Mississauga strip mall, sending three to hospital

Posted on 14 February 2018

The Sunday morning blast levelled several shops in a strip plaza near Dundas St. W. and Hurontario St. and a nearby residential building was evacuated. Three people, including a child, were taken to hospital. A family was rescued from the roof of a collapsed building early Sunday morning after an explosion rocked a Mississauga neighbourhood, [...] Continue Reading

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Canadian Politics

LCBO announces deal with Shopify to run online cannabis sales platform

Posted on 14 February 2018

The Canadian firm’s technology will also be used in brick-and-mortar stores to process transactions and display product and health information. The Ontario government has inked a deal to use Shopify Inc.’s e-commerce platform for cannabis sales online and in stores as part of its plan to be the province’s sole distributor of legal recreational marijuana. [...] Continue Reading

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Canadian Politics

The TTC’s budget is rising, but will service improve?

Posted on 14 February 2018

Mayor Tory cites “unprecedented investment” in transit, but critics say the 2018 budget won’t address chronic service problems. No single program takes up a larger share of Toronto’s operating budget than its transit system. The city’s proposed 2018 budget, which council will debate at a special meeting starting Monday, includes a whopping $1.98 billion for [...] Continue Reading

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News in Brief

Quebec begins hearings in inquiry into relations between Indigenous people and province’s public service

Posted on 14 February 2018

Mohawk elder Sedalia Fazio says the timing of the hearings is difficult given the not-guilty verdict in the death of Colten Boushie in Saskatchewan. MONTREAL—An inquiry that has been examining the relations between Indigenous people in Quebec and the public service has begun two weeks of hearings in Montreal. Sedalia Fazio, a Mohawk elder who [...] Continue Reading

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News in Brief

Pakistan and Canada agree to boost cooperation in research and development of agricultural sector

Posted on 14 February 2018

            Commerce Minister of Pakistan Mr. Pervaiz Malik met with the Canadian Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, Mr. Lawrence MacAulay, here today, to take a holistic view of agriculture sector cooperation between the two countries.             While appreciating Canada’s cooperation for construction of dams and irrigation system since 1960s, the [...] Continue Reading

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Sports

Afridi asks fan to hold Indian flag properly, wins hearts

Posted on 14 February 2018

ST MORITZ: Shahid Afridi won many hearts on either side of the border with a touching gesture in which he promptly told an Indian fan to hold the national flag properly while posing for a picture. “Flag seedha karo apna (straighten the flag),” Afridi asked his Indian fan while posing for a picture on the [...] Continue Reading

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ShowBiz

Beach Romance for Salman Khan and Jacqueline Fernandez in Race 3

Posted on 14 February 2018

There is no doubt that Salman Khan and Jacqueline Fernandez make for a sizzling pair on-screen. After Sajid Nadiadwala’s Kick, the duo will be seen sharing screen once again in Remo D’Souza’s Race 3. The Mumbai schedule of the movie has been wrapped up and director Remo D’Souza gave a glimpse of the crackling chemistry [...] Continue Reading

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ShowBiz

FIR filed against Sunny Leone for promoting pornography

Posted on 14 February 2018

It is amazing how Sunny Leone has become a household name after she made her entry through a television reality show: Bigg Boss. Since then, she worked in mainstream Bollywood films and gained popularity with songs like Baby Doll, Pink Lips among others. She has always been a portrait of a modern woman who is [...] Continue Reading

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ShowBiz

Priyanka Chopra finally reveals about her affair, heartache

Posted on 14 February 2018

In a recent interview, Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra admitted being in a committed relationship but has been single for a year. She also talked about heartbreaks and how she deal with it. During an interview, when the actress was asked if distance helped her overcome heartache, she said, “The heartache? No, I come back to [...] Continue Reading

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ShowBiz

Ranbir Kapoor upset with his link-up report with Alia Bhatt

Posted on 14 February 2018

Ranbir Kapoor, who is known for his numerous love affairs is again in news. His affairs always remain in the topmost position in the gossip column. Be his link-up or break-up with Deepika Padukone and Katrina Kaif or his open secret relationship with Pakistani starlet Mahira Khan, the ‘Barfi’ actor always has something in offer [...] Continue Reading

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