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By Stacey Thompson Ontario Progressive Conservative Leader Tim Hudak wants the province to allow grocery and convenience stores to sell wine, beer and spirits. “I think we need to be practical and thoughtful, whether that’s a partial sale of LCBO stores, a full sale, allowing the employees in to bid and run them as well,
By Kelly Snider An increase of carbon dioxide pumped into the air means it is unlikely countries will meet the international reduction targets, according to a study. Glen Peters, study lead author and senior researcher at the Center for International Climate and Environmental Research, in Norway, said it is not just unlikely but “rather optimistic”
By Andrew Schopp The death of a New York man is being overshadowed by controversy surrounding a photograph taken seconds before a subway car struck and killed him. Ki-Suck Han, 58, of New York City was shoved onto the tracks of the Times Square subway station on Monday by a homeless man during an altercation.
By Sasha Ramnarine Torontonians may have an easier time fighting tickets after city council voted Tuesday on a motion put forth by Coun. Josh Matlow to highlight a 10-minute grace period for expired parking meters. This grace period has actually been around for 20 years, according to manager of parking operations in Toronto, Anthony Fabrizi.
Compiled by Stacey Thompson Rob Ford will be able to run in a by-election if he loses his appeal of the ruling that ousted him as Toronto’s mayor, The Globe and Mail reports. Ontario Superior Court Justice Charles Hackland clarified his ruling Friday morning during a conference call with Ford’s lawyers, the National Post reports.
Compiled By: Andrew Millichamp Greece will be getting a gift of $44 billion from Germany on Dec. 13. Germany’s parliament, the Bundestag voted 473-100 with 11 abstentions on Friday in favour of the latest Greece rescue package. The Eurozone bailout is designed to keep Greece from bankruptcy. According to BBC News, finance ministers of 17
By Chanelle Seguin Dalhousie University students are getting their paws on some unconventional stress relief. Gavin Jardine, vice president of student life at Dalhousie in Halifax, N.S., said a student suggested an idea for a puppy room, and the student union approved the initiative. “We haven’t even printed a single poster yet, we just put
By Andrew Schopp Saturday marks the 25th World AIDS Day, an annual international effort to raise awareness of the disease, which according to Public Health Agency of Canada, has claimed the lives of over 13,000 Canadians from 1980-2009. World AIDS Day was established in 1988 by the UN General Assembly. “It was decided that this
By: William Kee The magical world of Disney will be taking a hit on the web with the closure of its online web service, Disney Movies Online. As of Dec. 31 the website, which allowed consumers to purchase and stream Disney and Pixar content online, will be shutting down. In a news release posted on