Tasneem Fared, clad in a white bridal dress, tells the story of a horrific night in Syria in the documentary The Bride’s Side. That night, she recalled, she danced away, using music to drown out the sound of exploding bombs, occasionally taking off an earplug to check whether her home had been shelled.
With severe weather conditions this week, one might think the fun of March break is over before it’s really begun, but it isn’t.
There a recorded 31 cases of mumps in Toronto and Toronto Public Health advises those travelling to make sure all immunisations are up-to-date.
Martin and the Players transport their audience to Paris in 1904 — and the bar called Au Lapin Agile. And who do we find there? None other than Albert Einstein and Pablo Picasso.
Angie Gualtieri holds a book in her hands. Tales of Todmorden Veterans by Jack Aldred. It’s obvious this book means a lot to her.
Gualtieri recalls when the roof at her Royal Canadian Legion Todmorden, Branch 10, needed fixing. The branch couldn’t afford to fix it. Jack Aldred, a well-loved member of the branch, stepped up. Proceeds from Aldred’s helped raise money for the roof repairs.
“That’s who (Jack) was,” Gualtieri said. “A great man.”
The year was 1912. On April 15, the sinking RMS Titanic sent out distress signals received by nearby ships. While more than 1,500 died in the sinking, during the next few hours on the North Atlantic, rescue ships picked up more than 700 survivors. Marc Raboy believes there was an upside to the disaster.
“(It) really opened the imagination to the importance of wireless communication,” he said. He credits wireless radio inventor Guglielmo Marconi.
“The world would never be the same again,” Raboy said. “We now had the capacity to do long distance communication.”
Police said they were called at 6:22 p.m. after a report of shooting at 71 Thorncliffe Park Dr. They found Asakzai in the back parking lot of the high-rise, with life-threatening injuries.