Humber News Express, Nov. 1

Nov 1, 2013 | News

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Rob Ford Scandal

Mayor Rob Ford’s friend Alessandro Lisi appears in court today.

He’s charged with extortion in his efforts to obtain the now famous crack video.

Meanwhile at City Hall, the saga continues.

Ford remains adamant he will not be stepping down.

This is despite police possession of the now infamous video.

We want to know, what do you think should happen with Ford? Tell Humber News on Twitter, @humberonline

Canada Pension Plan

Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne will push for improvements in the Canada Pension Plan today.

She’s meeting with provincial and territorial ministers here in Toronto.

Wynne says Ontario may set up its own plan.

P.E.I wants to nearly double the current CPP contributions, boosting the maximum benefit to nearly twenty four thousand dollars.

Diwali Kicks Off

Diwali kicks off tomorrow at the Gerrard India Bazar and across the G.T.A.

The two day event includes live music, dancing and other performances.

Humber News will be broadcasting live from the event tomorrow and everything Diwali will be live on

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Holiday Shopping

From Halloween to the holidays – it’s already that time of year.

Nearly three-quarters of Canadians say they plan to get started on their holiday shopping early.

A new survey found shoppers are expecting to increase their spending.

While the most popular gift items include gadgets, toys, and clothing, the best prices are found early.

Movember Begins

Gentlemen, put your razors down.

Movember begins today, and the annual tradition is seeking to raise funds and awareness for prostate cancer research.

Men worldwide are encouraged to start the month clean-shaven, and not touch a razor again until December first.

Donations can be made at