Foreign affairs minister wants a new 'framework' on Canada-China relations

Canada can no longer do business as usual with China. That's the new foreign minister's take, exactly one year after the arrest of Huawei's Meng Wanzhou in Vancouver. In an exclusive interview with Radio-Canada, François-Philippe Champagne said he recognizes that the situation is serious. "I think we have arrived at a critical moment, strategically, where my role is t [...]

14 December 2019

The Politics of Faith: Does a leader’s personal religious practice hurt or help with voters? It depends

November 28, 2019 – The role of faith in Canadian society remains part of an ongoing and unresolved debate. In a country that enshrines freedom of religion in its constitution, but whose populace is increasingly less likely to identify as formally religious, how much does a political leader’s own faith help or hinder them? These are among the questions Canadians themselves are grappli [...]

14 December 2019

Group of premiers band together to develop nuclear reactor technology

The premiers of Ontario, Saskatchewan and New Brunswick have committed to collaborate on developing nuclear reactor technology in Canada.  Doug Ford, Scott Moe and Blaine Higgs made the announcement and signed a memorandum of understanding on Sunday in advance of a meeting of all the premiers.  They will be working on the research, development and building of small modu [...]

14 December 2019

Sex toys used to look very different - and people thought they 'cured disease'

Before she passed away in 2016, sex-educator Joani Blank had been collecting antique vibrators for over 20 years. And her weird and wonderful collection is now on display at the Antique Vibrator Museum in San Fransisco. But what some of the items look like might surprise you - that's because you won't find any pink or bedazzled devices on display at their exhibits, like the sex toys that [...]

15 November 2019

Will a rap video convince you to buy this Toronto home?

When a realtor is selling a home, they'll often post an online listing accompanied by photos. If they want to step it up, they may include a virtual home tour. But for Toronto real estate agent Arty Basinski of Real Estate By Bike, neither of those were enough. So instead, he created a rap song and music video. As he states in the video's description: "Why do a virtual tour wh [...]

10 May 2019

Toronto paramedics facing $4M funding cut from province, says city manager

Toronto paramedics are facing a nearly $4 million shortfall thanks to a funding cut from the provincial government, according to a memo circulating among city officials. On April 26, the Ministry of Health informed the city the province's 2019 land ambulance grant funding would remain static from the year before — and without a cost of living allowance increase, re [...]

10 May 2019

People in York Region, Toronto and Niagara exposed to measles

A case of measles has been confirmed in the Niagara Region. The Niagara Region Public Health and Emergency Services says an adult caught the infection while travelling outside of Canada. The exposed individual arrived at Pearson International Airport in Toronto from the Philippines aboard Philippine Airlines flight PR118 on Sunday, April 28 between the hours of 8 p.m. and 11 p.m. [...]

10 May 2019

No new streetcars, a hit on accessibility? Why a $1.1B Toronto transit funding cut has some feeling 'ill'

Transit advocates are calling on the province to reverse a $1.1-billion funding cut that could see the TTC run out of money before it can it can purchase new vehicles next year, and could mean a hit on accessibility projects.  At a board meeting Wednesday, the TTC painted a bleak picture thanks to the province's cancellation of a planned hike in municipalities' share of the ga [...]

10 May 2019

Uri Geller tells PM: 'I am going to stop Brexit telepathically'

Illusionist Uri Geller has vowed to "telepathically" stop Brexit in an open letter addressed to Theresa May.  The TV personality said he "admired" the prime minister but felt "physically and very strongly" that most Britons were against the UK's withdrawal from the EU. He wrote: "I feel psychically and very strongly that most British people do not want Brexit. "I love you v [...]

28 March 2019

Harry Potter superfan breaks world record for largest collection of memorabilia

A Harry Potter superfan has broken the Guinness World Record for having the largest collection of Wizarding World memorabilia. Mum of three Victoria Maclean, 39, from Neath, South Wales, says it took her 18 years to gather the staggering 3,686 pieces she has in her home. They include her favourite and rarest item - a 24-carat gold-plated golden snitch puzzle from Japan. She told [...]

28 March 2019

Sex toys used to look very different - and people thought they 'cured disease'

Before she passed away in 2016, sex-educator Joani Blank had been collecting antique vibrators for over 20 years. And her weird and wonderful collection is now on display at the Antique Vibrator Museum in San Fransisco. But what some of the items look like might surprise you - that's because you won't find any pink or bedazzled devices on display at their exhibits, like the sex toy [...]

28 March 2019

Mums admit gross things they craved during pregnancy - including toilet cleaner

We all know that pregnancy hormones can really mess with a woman's body. From shifting their sex drive up a notch (or six) to making them burst into tears for absolutely no reason. But one other thing pregnancy has an impact on is a woman's food and drink cravings and it's fair to say pregnant women often want to eat some very, very bizarre things. This has been highlighted by [...]

28 March 2019

Man tries to board flight naked saying clothes made him 'less aerodynamic'

A man stripped naked before boarding his flight to make himself 'more aerodynamic', it has been reported. Footage of the man, 38, whose identity has not been revealed, shows him standing naked as he nonchalantly waits his turn to board the Ural Airlines flight at Russia's Domodedovo Airport in Moscow. The nude intruder was then caught by airport staff as he ran onto the jet bridge [...]

28 March 2019

Searching for ‘Florida Man’ is the latest internet fad

ORLANDO: A new challenge making waves on social media pokes fun at Florida’s reputation for producing strange news stories involving guns, drugs, booze and reptiles — or some combination of the four. The challenge invites participants to run their birthday and “Florida man” through a search engine to find out which headline pops up. Then they must post the result on social media. The [...]

28 March 2019

UK prison guards smell a rat and find rodents stuffed with drugs

LONDON (Reuters) - Suspected organized criminals have been stuffing the bodies of dead rats with drugs, phones and cash and throwing them over the walls of a British prison to get contraband to inmates, the government said on Monday. Guards at Guys Marsh prison in Dorset, southwest England, grew suspicious when they found the bodies of three rats with long stitches along their st [...]

28 March 2019

Personal Injury: 5 Tips for Negotiating With Insurance Companies

If you’ve been the victim of a personal injury situation – such as a car accident, slip and fall, or workplace accident – you’ll find yourself in the middle of a financial and legal battle. And if you aren’t prepared for the pressure insurance companies will put on you to quickly settle, you may easily crack. 5 Negotiation Tips and Secrets If you’re injured as the result of som [...]

28 January 2019

Geophysical Pole Shift Is Linked To North America's Warming, Researcher Says

Thousands of years ago, a series of natural phenomena triggered what we know today as the Ice Age. Scientists have long speculated about this event, but one of the theories suggests that it could have been caused by what has been denominated Geophysical Pole shift, which means that Earth’s poles are moving the opposite direction (the North Pole is moving south, and the South Pole is moving north [...]

06 September 2018

Earth's Geophysical Pole Shift Has Already Begun, Researcher Asserts

In recent years, we have witnessed a series of shocking events that have panicked people around the world: deadly earthquakes, tsunamis, uncontrolled wildfires and many other catastrophes have hit different locations in our world. Considering this, some researchers like Angellica Goodson have attributed these phenomena to what they call Geophysical Pole shift. “Our Earth has been wobbling arou [...]

31 August 2018

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