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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

NDP Leader Andrea Horwath rules out coalition with Liberals, promises boost to health care services in Brampton

Posted on 17 May 2018

Andrea Horwath has “unequivocally” ruled out any possibility of a coalition with the Liberals to keep the Progressive Conservatives out of power. Asked Monday about a social media post by PC Leader Doug Ford that alleged a backroom deal, the NDP leader said no way. “It seems to me that it’s Mr. Ford who likes [...] Continue Reading

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Canadian Politics

Wynne blasts Ford for stoking Trump-style ‘lock her up’ rhetoric

Posted on 17 May 2018

WATERLOO—Kathleen Wynne is condemning the “lock her up” shouts at a Doug Ford rally, warning it recalls Donald Trump’s polarizing presidential campaign against Hillary Clinton. While Ford distanced himself from the outburst of his supporters, Wynne blamed the Progressive Conservative leader for the “irresponsible rhetoric” in the June 7 election. “It’s indicative of a style [...] Continue Reading

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Canadian Politics

Two members of Canada’s military allege they were sexually harassed by passengers during a troubled VIP trip

Posted on 17 May 2018

OTTAWA—Two members of Canada’s military alleged that they were sexually harassed by passengers during a troubled VIP trip last December to visit Canadian troops overseas, the Star has learned. Former Toronto Maple Leafs player Dave “Tiger” Williams was charged earlier this year with sexual assault and assault in the wake of that tour. But an [...] Continue Reading

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News in Brief

OPP receive complaints after Thunder Bay Amber Alert sets off phones Ontario-wide

Posted on 17 May 2018

An Amber Alert for a missing 8-year-old put Ontario’s Emergency Alert system to the test Monday morning after the child was reported missing in Thunder Bay. The alert was issued around 11:30 a.m. to phones across Ontario. A second alert, this time in French, was sent out shortly after. A third alert rang out around [...] Continue Reading

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Business

TD Bank discounts 5-year variable mortgage rate as competition heats up

Posted on 17 May 2018

TD Bank is joining a rival bank in offering a highly discounted variable mortgage rate as competition among Canada’s biggest lenders heats up. The Toronto-based bank said Tuesday it’s lowering its five-year variable closed rate to 2.45 per cent, or 1.15 per cent lower than its TD Mortgage Prime rate, until May 31. TD’s special [...] Continue Reading

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Community

JINNAH PARK INAUGURATED IN WINNIPEG, CANADA

Posted on 17 May 2018

          High Commissioner Tariq Azim Khan inaugurated the first ever Muhammad Ali Jinnah Park at Winnipeg, Manitoba today. Hundreds of people across Canada attended the ceremony. In his address, the High Commissioner said that credit goes to the vibrant Pakistani-Canadian community in Manitoba for succeeding in naming of first ever Public Park in North American [...] Continue Reading

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Health & Fitness

ADDING THOUSANDS MORE NURSES FOR A MORE CARING ONTARIO

Posted on 17 May 2018

Premier Wynne Highlights Hiring Commitment during National Nursing Week TORONTO — A re-elected Liberal government would add 3,500 more nurses to Ontario’s health care system this year, delivering better care for people at home and in the community. Premier Kathleen Wynne made the announcement today at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, where she [...] Continue Reading

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Sports

Simona Halep seeks French Open boost in Rome

Posted on 17 May 2018

ROME: World number one Simona Halep said on Sunday she was looking to lay the groundwork for a Grand Slam breakthrough at the French Open in the Rome WTA clay-court tournament. The 26-year-old finished runner-up in Rome last year before losing in the final in Roland Garros for a second time. She was also a [...] Continue Reading

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ShowBiz

Aishwarya Bachchan slays in a peacock gown with daughter Aaradhya

Posted on 17 May 2018

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan looks breathtakingly beautiful in a ‘peacock’ gown designed by Dubai-based designer Michael Cinco. She is joined by her daughter Aaradhya. Ash shared the pictures of her Cannes appearance on her Instagram account. Aishwarya’s little princess Aaradhya Bachchan looks adorable in a red ruffled dress. The actress made her daughter twirl and even [...] Continue Reading

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ShowBiz

Karan Johar played cupid for Neha Dhupia and Angad Bedi

Posted on 17 May 2018

It seems like it is officially the wedding season in Bollywood. A couple of days ago it was Sonam Kapoor’s big, fat Punjabi wedding which was every bit of a starry night. And, now the lovebirds who got married in a hush-hush ceremony are Neha Dhupia and Angad Bedi. The two tied the knot on [...] Continue Reading

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ShowBiz

Had suicidal attempts: Zaira Wasim opens up about depression

Posted on 17 May 2018

After Deepika Padukone, ‘Dangal’ actress Zaira Wasim opened up about battling depression. The 17-year-old actress said that she has been suffering from depression and severe anxiety for a very long time. Zaira, who was last seen in ‘Secret Superstar’ took to her social media account to talk about fighting depression. “I’m writing this to (finally) [...] Continue Reading

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ShowBiz

Karan Johar REPLACES Sidharth Malhotra opposite Kareena Kapoor, ropes in Janhvi Kapoor & Kartik Aaryan

Posted on 17 May 2018

We exclusively told you a few days ago that Karan Johar is all set to helm a fancy ensemble film and has roped in bestie Kareena Kapoor Khan for the same. We also told you that he was looking at casting Sidharth Malhotra opposite the diva and has one more younger lead pair in mind. [...] Continue Reading

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