Feature, Interviews

Toronto teen uses app to give visually-impaired a new look at the world

Anmol Tukrel, 17, has created an app that helps visually impaired people identify objects and text. Anmol Tukrel, a Grade 12 student at Holy Trinity who designed an app for blind people that describes things you take photos of with your iPhone or iPad. A Toronto teen is hoping to change the lives of visually [...]

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As demographics change, food banks struggle to meet users’ tastes

Every week, hundreds of refugees from Syria arrive at the Mississauga Muslim Community Centre’s food bank to fill their baskets with groceries. As these newcomers walk through the food bank, they follow a similar pattern: Avoiding processed foods such as pasta or prepackaged meals and scanning the shelves for halal items or other Syrian staples: [...]

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Feature, Interviews

Two Indian American Women Elected To The U.S. House Of Congress For The First Time Ever

While most of us were transfixed by the stunning conclusion of the U.S. presidential election, which saw Donald Trump becoming leader of the free world, history of a whole other kind was being made at two low-key Congressional races in California and Washington. Fifty-two year Kamala Harris, currently California’s Attorney General, became the first ever [...]

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I turned hobby into a career : Hamilton born multi-talented artist Grenville

Grenville was born in Hamilton, Ontario in a musical family. His mother plays and teaches piano and his father is a singer. His two sisters are professional pianists who have accompanied him on numerous occasions.]Grenville attended McMaster University in Hamilton where he received his bachelor’s degree in commerce. Grenville is a classically trained musician who [...]

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Feature, Interviews

How United Way’s NetWORKS connects youths with their dream job

Nivethan “Navy” Amirthalingam was three years old in 1996, when he fled war-torn Sri Lanka with his mother. They settled in Toronto, Amirthalingam’s father joining them in four years later, in 2000. Their story was marked by the colossal challenges typical for so many refugees — leaving behind family, friends, jobs and their homeland in [...]

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Editorial

Beyond The Border: No Way To Tell If Billion-Dollar Plan Is Working, AG Says

Posted on 01 December 2016

The federal spending watchdog says the government has no way of telling whether its billion-dollar border plan is improving security or helping speed the flow of goods and people between Canada and the United States. Auditor general Michael Ferguson says while departments and agencies completed many commitments of the high-profile Beyond the Border plan, they faced [...] Continue Reading

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Canadian Politics

Expert raised red flags about costly Brampton development deal

Posted on 01 December 2016

An expert hired to investigate financial decisions made by senior Brampton staff in a controversial half billion-dollar development deal raised concerns about the project’s high cost and other issues, including some that were never shared with council, according to new court documents filed in an ongoing lawsuit against the city. Fay Booker, a financial expert [...] Continue Reading

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Canadian Politics

Support for road tolls may depend on how question is framed, poll suggests

Posted on 01 December 2016

Torontonians strongly support Gardiner Expressway and Don Valley Parkway tolls if they help fund transit and force non-resident motorists to pay their “fair share,” a new poll suggests. The survey of 2,280 Torontonians by Mainstreet Research for advocacy group Transit Alliance also says Torontonians prefer tolls for transit funding over a Toronto-specific sales tax or property-tax hikes. [...] Continue Reading

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Canadian Politics

Tory won’t reopen Gardiner repair debate despite $1B cost spike

Posted on 01 December 2016

Mayor John Tory won’t support reopening the debate over the Gardiner Expressway even though the cost to fix it has ballooned by $1 billion and there is uncertainty over federal funding. “We have had discussions on a number of these projects over and over and over again,” Tory said Monday. “No matter what decision is [...] Continue Reading

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South Asian Politics

HOW NAWAZ SHARIF FACES POLITICAL CHALLENGES

Posted on 01 December 2016

   Dr. Hasan Askari  It is a common practice in Pakistan to talk about an early removal of an elected government. There were several predications about the possible termination of the Nawaz Sharif government. These predictions have not so far come true. Similar predictions were made about the collapse of the PPP government (2008-13) but [...] Continue Reading

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Business

Black Friday was a good – not great – start to holiday shopping season

Posted on 01 December 2016

The good news for retailers in the U.S. is that sales in the past week appear to have improved when compared to the preceding weeks, and few stores required heavy promotions. The bad news, however, is the structural changes favouring digital demand likely took more traffic from the malls, and this trend only seems to [...] Continue Reading

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Society

Automation Will Cost Canada Up To 7.5 Million Jobs: Report

Posted on 01 December 2016

Canada should consider radical changes to its social safety net as the country faces the loss of up to 7.5 million jobs to automation in the next 10 to 15 years, says a new study from a think tank at the University of Toronto. Even people in high-income jobs won’t be spared, as automation will [...] Continue Reading

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Life & Style

Keep exercising to keep happy

Posted on 01 December 2016

How do you feel after you’ve wrapped yourself up in your wools and fleeces, twisted a linty scarf around your neck, and skated your way around your slippery sidewalk block? I’m guessing when you stomp your slushy boots off inside your front door with your cheeks flush red and your skin burning up, you feel [...] Continue Reading

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Life & Style

Keep Your Home (And Family) Organized This Winter

Posted on 01 December 2016

Ah, Winter. What is not to love about this magical, snowy season? Ok, I’m obviously kidding, unless you are an avid skier or snowboarder, or you make your living plowing driveways, chances are you’re not exactly looking forward to the cold, sleet and snow. That being said my 4-year-old really loves winter. She thinks that [...] Continue Reading

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ShowBiz

Why Tamannaah is so excited these days?

Posted on 01 December 2016

Actress Tamannaah Bhatia is thrilled to be part of the yet-untitled Tamil remake of Vikas Bahl’s critically acclaimed Bollywood film “Queen”. The project will be helmed by veteran actress Revathi. “Ever since I saw ‘Queen’, I wanted to be part of its remake, even though I wasn’t sure if it will be remade. What makes [...] Continue Reading

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ShowBiz

‘Wajah Tum Ho’ to be screened for hackers

Posted on 01 December 2016

Director Vishal Pandya’s upcoming thriller ‘Wajah Tum Ho’ is based on a murder that happens live on television – the murderer hacks a TV channel and broadcasts the crime. We hear that before finalising the script, the director spent a lot of time with professional hackers to understand how it is actually done. It’s an [...] Continue Reading

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ShowBiz

Urvashi sizzles in the ‘Saara Zamana remix’ in ‘Kaabil’

Posted on 01 December 2016

Filmmaker Sanjay Gupta thinks big. And when his creative energies received inputs from producer Rakesh Roshan also known for serving up blockbusters, things got better. That is exactly what happened in Kaabil directed by Gupta. After legendary dance songs like Ishg Samundar, Maahi Ve, Saki Saki, Babli Badmash Gupta returns with Sara Zamaana in Kaabil.’ [...] Continue Reading

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