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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

Canada, UN still hammering out details for peacekeeping mission as summit looms

Posted on 16 November 2017

Canadian officials are gearing up to host a major peacekeeping summit in Vancouver this week, with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau scheduled to drop in on Wednesday. OTTAWA—A senior United Nations official says UN staff are in talks with Canadian counterparts about when, where and how Canadian military personnel and equipment will be employed on peacekeeping [...] Continue Reading

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Canadian Politics

Liberals haven’t rebounded from summer dip in the polls: Forum research

Posted on 16 November 2017

A new public opinion poll by Forum Research shows a dip in popularity that began for the federal Liberals this summer is still there. The popularity of the federal Liberals hasn’t rebounded since their dip this summer, while support for the Conservatives has improved, according to a public opinion poll from Forum Research. The poll, [...] Continue Reading

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Canadian Politics

Federal government delays $2.14 billion in infrastructure spending

Posted on 16 November 2017

The figures show that the Liberals are having difficulty moving cash out of the federal treasury fast enough to fund projects around the country. OTTAWA — The federal government failed to spend $2.14 billion that was earmarked last year to rebuild roads, bridges and other large-scale projects aimed at helping people in their day-to-day lives, [...] Continue Reading

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Canadian Politics

Sousa to unveil tax cuts for small businesses in budget update

Posted on 16 November 2017

Ontario’s finance minister is set to deliver an election-ready fiscal update that will give businesses with fewer than 100 employees tax breaks to offset a higher minimum wage, the Star has learned. Finance Minister Charles Sousa is set to deliver an election-ready fiscal update that will give small businesses significant tax breaks to offset paying [...] Continue Reading

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Education

Almost half of Ontario youth miss school because of anxiety, study suggests

Posted on 16 November 2017

A survey commissioned by Children’s Mental Health Ontario suggests that children and parents miss school and work to cope with mental illness. At five years old, Shannon Nagy told her mother she wanted to die. In Grade 6, she missed almost the entire school year because more often than not, she couldn’t get out of [...] Continue Reading

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Business

Annual rate of homes entering construction jumped in October, CMHC reports

Posted on 16 November 2017

Vancouver hit a 12-month high as housing starts doubled, while Toronto saw a slowdown in its pace. OTTAWA—Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. says the annual rate of housing starts ticked higher in October as the pace of new construction in the Vancouver region hit a 12-month high. The housing agency said Wednesday that housing starts [...] Continue Reading

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Community

Ontario Supporting Seniors to Live Their Best Life

Posted on 16 November 2017

New Action Plan Provides More Fairness for Seniors in Brampton and Enhances Support Across the Province Every person in Brampton-Springdaleand across the province should benefit from the opportunities that Ontario has to offer, no matter their age. That’s why the province is taking action to make sure that all seniors are able to access the [...] Continue Reading

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Community

Councillor Chin Lee nominated as the Ontario Liberal Party candidate in Scarborough North

Posted on 16 November 2017

SCARBOROUGH—Today, Toronto City Councillor Chin Lee was nominated as the Ontario Liberal Party candidate for Scarborough North in the June 2018 provincial election. “I am excited to be joining Premier Wynne’s team and am ready to continue to serve my constituents at Queen’s Park,” said Lee, who was first elected to Toronto City Council in [...] Continue Reading

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ShowBiz

Madhuri Dixit – Sanjay Kapoor to recreate 90s chartbuster ‘Ankhiyan Milaoon’ from Raja on TV

Posted on 16 November 2017

Sanjay Kapoor recently returned to the small screen with the unconventional love story ‘Dil Sambhal Jaa Zara’. The actor will be seen romancing as well as tying the knot to a much younger girl in this romantic drama, a role essayed by TV actress Smriti Kalra. Gearing up for their nuptials in the series, actor [...] Continue Reading

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ShowBiz

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan-starrer Fanney Khan and Salman Khan-starrer Race 3 to clash on Eid 2018!

Posted on 16 November 2017

Since 2009, Eid and Salman Khan’s releases have gone hand in hand. Except this year’s Tubelight, all the previous Salman Khan’s Eid releases – Wanted, Dabangg, Bodyguard, Ek Tha Tiger, Kick, Bajrangi Bhaijaan and Sultan – have been huge blockbusters. In fact, for a long time, no film was slated to release on Eid 2018 [...] Continue Reading

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ShowBiz

Alia Bhatt is singlehandedly shouldering Kalpana Lajmi’s hospital bills

Posted on 16 November 2017

There is a lot of altruistic talk being heard in the media regarding various distinguished celebrities paying the seriously ailing filmmaker Kalpana Lajmi’s medical expenses. However a source close to Kalpana puts all this unconfirmed talk to rest saying, “Kalpana’s medical bills which comes to around Rs. 2.5 lakh every week for the four dialysis [...] Continue Reading

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ShowBiz

Income Tax tribunal gives Katrina Kaif a clean chit on Rs. 2.07 cr cash deal

Posted on 16 November 2017

With the Income Tax recently trying to seize black money from varied professionals, film industry too wasn’t sparred from their raids. Reportedly, Katrina Kaif was dragged into the black money controversy after the department officials came across a laptop of an employee who works in the talent management firm that handles Kaif. However, the details [...] Continue Reading

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