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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Feature, Interviews

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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American Politics

Donald Trump: ‘Canada must wait’ on trade deal, but Mexican one is coming nicely

Posted on 15 August 2018

Canada would have to wait on a trade deal due to “tariffs and trade barriers” but the U.S. is making progress with Mexico, President Donald Trump tweeted Friday night. “Deal with Mexico is coming along nicely. Autoworkers and farmers must be taken care of or there will be no deal. New President of Mexico has [...] Continue Reading

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Canadian Politics

Trudeau on Saudi dispute apology, says Canada will speak out ‘wherever we see the need’

Posted on 15 August 2018

It appears no apology is in the works from Canada after Saudi Arabia launched an escalating diplomatic dispute over a tweet. At a press conference in Montreal on Wednesday afternoon, reporters asked Prime Minister Justin Trudeau whether he was willing to apologize to Saudi Arabia after Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland last week criticized the [...] Continue Reading

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Canadian Politics

Saudi Arabia-Canada spat: Here’s everything to know about the feud

Posted on 15 August 2018

It started with a tweet over human rights and now the feud between Saudi Arabia and Canada has escalated into one of the biggest diplomatic rifts in years between the two nations. Saudi Arabia has kicked out the Canadian ambassador, plans to pull out thousands of students and medical patients from Canada and is suspending [...] Continue Reading

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Health & Fitness

500,000 Dollarama toys recalled after dangerous chemicals found

Posted on 15 August 2018

Health Canada is recalling thousands of toys sold at Dollarama that contain higher levels of phthalates than allowed. The recall applies to 516,125 “Skip Ball” toys sold at the stores across Canada between January 2012 and July 2018. The toys are made of a pink ankle loop, which is attached to a plastic cord and [...] Continue Reading

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Canadian Politics

Canada can easily replace Saudi Arabian crude oil, economist says

Posted on 15 August 2018

CALGARY – Canada can easily replace the oil it imports from Saudi Arabia should relations with the Middle Eastern kingdom deteriorate to the point that trade in crude is halted, says an energy economist. Eastern Canadian refineries import about 75,000 to 80,000 barrels per day of Saudi Arabian crude, said Judith Dwarkin, chief economist with [...] Continue Reading

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Housing

Baby boomers are back in the housing market – and it will impact prices: Royal LePage

Posted on 15 August 2018

More than 1.4 million Canadians between the ages of 54 and 72 expect to buy a house in the next five years, according to a new survey by real estate powerhouse Royal LePage. Boomers will be either downsizing to smaller properties in their hometowns or looking for greener — and cheaper — pastures away from [...] Continue Reading

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News in Brief

Conservative MP Maxime Bernier criticizes Trudeau for promoting ‘ever more’ diversity

Posted on 15 August 2018

OTTAWA—Conservative MP Maxime Bernier is taking issue with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s oft-repeated message of diversity in Canada, calling it a form of “radical multiculturalism.” In a series of tweets published late Sunday in both French and English, Bernier says he believes promoting too much diversity could have the effect of dividing Canada into ‘little [...] Continue Reading

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Business

Home sales and prices rise in Toronto region for a second straight month

Posted on 15 August 2018

In a sign that the Toronto area real estate market is in recovery mode, year-over-year resale home prices and sales rose for a second consecutive month in July. Selling prices climbed 4.8 per cent to $782,129 last month, up from $745,971 in the same period last year, for all types of homes in the region, [...] Continue Reading

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ShowBiz

Sanjay Dutt And Ranbir Kapoor Can’t Wait To Shoot Together For Shamshera

Posted on 15 August 2018

After bringing alive the life of Sanjay Dutt in Sanju, Ranbir Kapoor is all set to share screen space with Dutt in the upcoming period drama, Shamshera. The shoot of the film starts in November and the real and reel Sanju can’t wait to shoot together. While Ranbir plays a dacoit, Dutt has been signed [...] Continue Reading

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ShowBiz

Mallika Sherawat Urges People To Follow Plant-Based Diet

Posted on 15 August 2018

Actress Mallika Sherawat says she believes in spreading the message of the health benefits of a plant-based diet. Mallika is also supporting a plant-based nutritional tour in medical schools across India. The first part started in Bhopal on July 26 and went on till August 7. The second part of this programme will begin after [...] Continue Reading

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ShowBiz

Sunny Leone: Have Changed For The Better With Motherhood

Posted on 15 August 2018

Sunny Leone, who started off as an adult film star and ventured into Bollywood with Jism 2 in 2012, is right now in love with her life as it is unfolding. She is not just managing a career, but also enjoying her time being a mother of three — something that has helped her change [...] Continue Reading

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ShowBiz

Preity Zinta Back With A Bang; Catch Her Look In Bhaiaji Superhit

Posted on 15 August 2018

Bollywood actress Preity Zinta is back to win hearts, this time, as Sapna Dubey. The 43-year-old took to Instagram to share her new look from her upcoming film, Bhaiaji Superhit, as she shared the poster of the flick. “Back with a bang! Meet #SapnaDubey in #BhaiajiSuperhit on the 19th of October in a theatre near [...] Continue Reading

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