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Car flips at Danforth and Coxwell

Car flipped on its side after hitting a parked car at Coxwell and Danforth.

Posted: 22 hours ago
It looked like a scene out of the Fast and the Furious at Danforth and Coxwell avenues at about 9 o'clock last night.


Project takes on dental elder abuse

Dr. Natalie Archer, the driving force behind the Dental Elderly Abuse Response (DEAR) Project, taps away at her keyboard at her dental practice, Archer Dental.

Posted: 22 hours ago
Dr. Natalie Archer is intimately aware of the latest form of elder abuse, especially when she hears the excuses from the caregivers of some of her older patients. “Well, my dad doesn’t talk, so he doesn’t need to have dentures,” the local dentist recounted. Or, “She’s been on IV fluids, so she just drinks out of […]


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Jamal Murray making strong case to be Canada’s next big basketball star

MVPs Jalen Poyser (left) and Jamal Murray (right) were the stars in the inaugural BioSteel All-Canadian Basketball Game on Apr. 14 in Toronto, Ont.

Posted: Apr 15 2015 | 7:02 am
Jamal Murray is on an absolute tear of late. The Kitchener product scored a game-high 29 points while recording 10 rebounds, eight assists, and three steals but it wasn’t enough for Team White as its frantic fourth quarter comeback came up short to Team Red in a 99-95 loss in the inaugural BioSteel All Canadian […]


Ryan Cochrane continues to set bar for Canadian swimming

Ryan Cochrane speaks following a practice swim at the Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre March 3.

Posted: Apr 14 2015 | 12:46 pm
Ryan Cochrane wants Canadians to aim higher. The 26-year-old has been Canada’s only swimmer to medal at the past two Olympic Games, winning a bronze at Beijing, then a silver at London, both in the 1,500 metre freestyle. He hopes his success can inspire his fellow teammates to reach for the podium, and not be […]


Paige Schultz setting her sights on Olympic glory

Posted: Apr 11 2015 | 8:41 pm
Paige Schultz sat down with coach Byron MacDonald a year ago and made a decision. The University of Toronto swimmer would focus on one event for a shot at the 2016 Olympic Games — 100 metre freestyle. “We just sat down and looked at the numbers, and crunched numbers,” Schultz said, in a recent interview. […]


Arts & Life

Lights, Camera, Action Canada!

The Colossus in Vaughan is one of the Cineplex theatres offering sensory-friendly screenings.

Posted: Apr 14 2015 | 11:24 am
More movie theatres across Canada are offering accommodation for individuals with autism and their families.


Features

Project takes on dental elder abuse

Dr. Natalie Archer, the driving force behind the Dental Elderly Abuse Response (DEAR) Project, taps away at her keyboard at her dental practice, Archer Dental.

Posted: 22 hours ago
Dr. Natalie Archer is intimately aware of the latest form of elder abuse, especially when she hears the excuses from the caregivers of some of her older patients. “Well, my dad doesn’t talk, so he doesn’t need to have dentures,” the local dentist recounted. Or, “She’s been on IV fluids, so she just drinks out of […]


The tale of two unlikely friends

Posted: Apr 15 2015 | 5:29 pm
When Leslie Noel’s parents passed away, he prayed for a companion. He didn’t know his prayers would be answered in the form of a furry orange tabby cat. “I prayed to God that I didn’t want to be alone … and I found him the next day,” Noel said, with his cat McLovin’ sitting on his […]


Special Reports

No snow tires on TTC buses: Riders at risk?

No snow tires on TTC buses: Riders at risk?

Posted: Mar 2 2015 | 3:28 am
Imagine being on your way somewhere and the TTC bus you’re in is not moving, because it can’t get up the hill in the snow. That is exactly what happened to many passengers on Monday February 2, when at least one bus on York Mills Road east of Yonge Street was struggling to get up the hill, due to the 22 centimetres of snow that walloped Southern Ontario overnight Sunday and into the morning commute. The TTC buses do not use snow tires.


Toronto’s new council: white, again

Posted: Nov 24 2014 | 8:58 pm
First-time candidate Randy Bucao never thought the colour of his olive skin was going to be a problem in his campaign during the recent 2014 Toronto municipal election. A mechanical engineer who moved to Canada in 1994, he’s been heavily involved with the city’s Catholic school board, and his Filipino-Canadian organizations in Toronto. Bucao knew he would face a challenge campaigning for a council seat in a heavily ethnic area, Ward 10, York-Centre, but not blatant racism from some residents.


Opinion

Nothing flattering about this imitation

Posted: Apr 9 2015 | 12:21 pm
Now Ishika knew she couldn’t change her natural brown skin tone, or her dark eyes — and she was pretty sure that her mother would never let her dye her hair. So she decided to change her body. Not a good choice.


Change is brewing

Posted: Apr 9 2015 | 11:44 am
Some wineries already have kiosks in grocery stores that are able to sell bottles of their red and white, so why shouldn’t breweries get the benefit of a more liberalized environment?


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