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New school offers barter system for knowledge News, Uncategorized

By Kristin Andrews and Katherine Ward [youtube id=”rlrvJUkcP0Q” width=”620″ height=”360″] A new service that lets people learn a skill in exchange for goods and services is launching a trial run in Toronto this week. The school, known as Trade School Toronto, is modeled on an already established  barter and exchange system in New York. The

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Giller shortlist winners announced News

By Patricia Brotzel and Erin Eaton The Giller Prize shortlist winners were announced this morning at a conference at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel. Each finalist of the competition for best Canadian novel or short story collection published in English received a $5,000 prize, and could potentially win the $50,000 grand prize. The finalists are: Will Ferguson

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Khadr’s return sparks angry debate News

By Claire McCormack Public safety minister Vic Toews has sparked anger among some experts on the Omar Khadr case, a high profile legal battle that has yet to see it’s conclusion. Upon Khadr’s repatriation to Canada this past weekend, Toews issued a statement on the case, saying Khadr would be turned over to the Correctional

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Princess of Wales Theatre may be torn down News

By Ustad Khaira and Ryan Saundercook David Mirvish revealed plans for the future of Toronto’s theatre district today, at the Art Gallery of Ontario, proposing that the Princess of Wales Theatre be demolished and replaced by three high-rise condominiums and mixed-use exhibition and retail space. Canadian-born architect Frank Gehry is on board to design the

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Affordable homeownership benefits all: report News

By Alex Lambert A report released on Monday states that affordable homeownership holds myriad benefits for homeowners, families, and entire neighborhoods. The study, released by Habitat for Humanity Toronto is meant to coincide with the United Nations’ World Habitat Day. All respondents surveyed are currently living in Habitat for Humanity homes, which are provided on

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CIBC Run for the Cure raises over $30 million nationwide News

Thousands gather to raise awareness for breast cancer research By Kristin Andrews & Katherine Ward [youtube id=”F6NKRpoO6yI” width=”620″ height=”360″] Over 170,000 people took part in the annual CIBC Run for the Cure. The 21st annual event took place Sunday in 59 locations across Canada. The money raised, about the same as last year, goes towards

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Statistics Canada details economic data News

  By Mamta Lulla Statistics Canada published revisions to its Gross Domestic Product (GDP) numbers Monday, as part of the effort to create a more detailed breakdown of productivity that will be applied to important economic indicators in the next two months. These revisions include quarterly GDP, balance of payments, labour productivity and provincial/territorial economic

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