When it comes to elections, the Scarborough ridings of Guildwood, Rouge River, and Pickering are usually a no-brainer. Combine one part concern in immigration laws, one part concern in crime, and another part interest in the environment and you’ve got a solid Liberal base that’s persisted more or less for the last decade.
In a few months, subway riders will experience a new system that will create a better form of communication between the commuters and the transit system. ‘The Next Train’ will inform Toronto Transit Commission riders of the arrival time of trains at individual subway stations throughout the system.
You’d think the hard part was over. Last week, in Geneva, Switzerland scientists applauded, poured champagne and some even wept as an $8-billion particle accelerator aced crucial tests.
If not now, when? If not us, who? Activists, politicians and artists used that message to urge the Canadian government to take a stronger active role in Darfur at Toronto’s Nathan Phillips Square on April 13. London Liberal MP Glen Pearson, Sergeant Debbie Bodkin of Waterloo Regional Police and Canadian musicians Low Level Flight, and […]
Only a small portion of local elementary school students don the grey pants, ties, sweater vests and kilts in class. Uniform schools are a minority amongst youngsters in east Toronto, but this month Catholic schools will be looking at making them mandatory. Children are constantly trying on different styles and personalities while growing up. At […]
Earth Hour has come to Toronto. The event has been a fixture in the media and is generating buzz online. But what will the popular initiative accomplish in the long run? Probably nothing.
Road rage has gone too far. There was a recent episode where a student leaving Centennial College’s Progress campus accidentally cut off another driver. The slighted driver followed the student all the way up to Meadowvale and Ellesmere roads, where he allegedly took out a handgun and fired two shots at the rear passenger side […]
The Universal Transit Pass or U-Pass, offered by the TTC, promised full-time students in post-secondary institutions unlimited travel on regular services aboard the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) or York Region Transit (YRT).
On Dec. 29, 2006, the BBC broke the story on a 66-year-old women successfully giving birth to twin boys in Barcelona, Spain making her the oldest known birth mother in the world. Identified later as Maria del Carmen Bousada de Lara of Spain, the mother and her story drew even more attention when de Lara […]
A noted Toronto political scientist calls the federal finance minister’s actions before the tabling of the Ontario budget unprecedented. Last Monday, federal finance minister Jim Flaherty called a press conference on the eve of Ontario’s budget day. He then strongly suggested what he wanted to see in Ontario finance minister Dwight Duncan’s budget, calling for […]