Parkdale-High Park MPP Cheri DiNovo’s private member’s bill hopes to raise the minimum wage from $7.75 (set to jump to $8 in February 2007) to $10. The bill passed its second reading in early November.
Like death and taxes, pooping and scooping is a fact of life if you’re a dog owner. From the time of the earliest civilization humans have taken pets, and with the animal-human bond an unspoken understanding has always been that the owner shall assume responsibility for the dirty work that comes with owning a pet. […]
Imagine someone breathing down your neck at night, and it is not your spouse who is lying next to you.
This Christmas season, more and more people are opting out of the over-consumption craziness
It’s cold; it’s grey; it’s going to snow, and along with the dismal weather comes a message from Toronto Public Health; it’s time to get your flu shot. The flu shot, known to science as the influenza vaccine, is a combination of modified particles of three different flu viruses. This year’s vaccine contains one A […]
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Scarlett Ball proves to be a great experience for volunteers
On the heels of American corporations limiting health care benefits to their employees who smoke, some Canadian companies are taking a more vested interest in the health of their own employees. Telesat Canada, a satellite communications company which opened in 1969, is recognized worldwide as one of the leading telecommunications companies, and within Canada as […]
It’s as big as a truck tire and weighs just as much as an 11-year-old child. At just over 86 pounds, Steve Hoult’s squash, more specifically known as a Turks Turban, took home the title of this year’s world’s largest vegetable on Nov. 2 at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair in Toronto. The turks turban […]
Finally, the phrase shopaholics all over Toronto have been waiting to hear: Shopping saves lives. This weekend, stock up on Christmas gifts while reducing poverty at the Ten Thousand Villages Mennonite Christmas Festival. Starting today, (Dec. 1), and running to Dec. 3, artisans from more than 30 developing countries will be exhibiting fair-trade handcrafted gifts […]