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GoFundMe page created for Stouffville mayor’s chain of office

Posted on 17 November 2017

A GoFundMe page has been created for Whitchurch-Stouffville Mayor Justin Altmann’s replica chain of office after he charged taxpayers $1,949 for the “promotional item.”The page was created on Thursday “to pay the town back” for the cost of the red chain, dubbed the “people’s community chain.”On Thursday evening, $757 of the $1,949 goal has been raised. One of the donors appears ...

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Toronto library’s popular free Museum and Arts Pass program loses funding

Posted on 17 November 2017

Sun Life Financial has pulled funding for a popular Toronto Public Library program that offers free passes for museums and attractions like the ROM, Toronto Zoo and Ontario Science Centre, leaving its future uncertain.The 10-year-old Museum and Arts Pass (MAP) initiative gives people with library cards access to passes for up to two adults and five kids that can be borrowed at any of t ...

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How to boost your retirement income by 50%

Posted on 16 November 2017

If you were told there was a way to boost your income in retirement by 50% it would no doubt get your attention. It certainly got my attention, in a paper in a recent issue of the Journal of Retirement. The paper was co-authored by one of MoneySense’s panelists for the annual ETF All Stars panelists: Mark Yamada, president and CEO of Toronto-based PUR Investing Inc ...

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Crown drops manslaughter charge against driver who ran over man to save woman’s life

Posted on 15 November 2017

The Crown has withdrawn a manslaughter charge against the driver who ran over a man to save a woman who was allegedly being attacked.Anthony Kiss ran down Dario Romero with his car on June 7 when he saw Alicia Aquino being attacked with a knife at Black Creek Dr. and Eglinton Ave. W. Romero, 37, died at the scene.Kiss, 31, fled before he was arrested on his way to his Wasaga Beach home. He ...

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Incinerator can burn 150 pounds of carcass in an hour, Babcock murder trial told: DiManno

Posted on 15 November 2017

More burn for the buck.An odd point for murder defendant Dellen Millard to elicit from the witness — the economy of buying a 250 pound capacity carcass incinerator over a 500 pound capacity model, when the latter cost just some $2,000 more.“Pretty good value,” Millard suggested to William Penner during cross-examination on Tuesday. “Makes it multipurpose.”Efficient to consume anyth ...

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Start your child's post-secondary education with a budget

Posted on 10 November 2017

(NC) Beginning university or college can be an exciting time, but it also comes with new financial responsibilities for your son or daughter. Teaching them how to manage money and debt wisely when they are young will help them reach their goals, both in education and life. A good way to start is by making a budget. According to data from the most recent Canadian Financial Capability Su ...

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Overdose Prevention Society scrambling for proper safe injection sites

Posted on 07 November 2017

Sarah Ovens was horrified to see a group of people standing in the rain trying to inject themselves with drugs — the tent she had set up for them a few hours earlier had blown over into a nearby tree.Ovens, a volunteer organizer working for the Moss Park safe injection site, scrambled with her colleagues in an attempt to restore the only shelter they had.On Friday, Ontario’s Emergency Me ...

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Mural marks anniversary of ‘Leslieville’ being added to street signs

Posted on 07 November 2017

Leslieville residents on Sunday marked the 30th anniversary since the unveiling of new street signs with the presentation of an installation paying tribute to the neighbourhood. Terry Brackett and her husband, Bruce, commissioned a local artist for the project and raised money for it through local businesses and personal contributions. The 12-by-7-foot mural has a sprawling apple tree ...

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Distracted walking ban is a zombie idea that has infected the brains of reasonable people: Keenan

Posted on 06 November 2017

On Friday, Nov. 3, eight pedestrians were hit by motor vehicles in Toronto before noon — one of them a 2-year-old child, another in a hit and run, yet another was a woman taken to hospital in life-threatening condition. On Tuesday night, Oct. 31, a 14-vehicle crash resulted in a fiery explosion on Hwy. 400 killed three people, apparently after a fuel tanker truck “approaching the are ...

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Airbus strikes a major deal with majority stake in Bombardier CSeries program

Posted on 19 October 2017

The airline industry took a huge rumble, as European aircraft giants—Airbus Group, completed a major deal by buying a majority stake in Bombardier’s CSeries program. In a deal that was announced in Monday, the two manufacturers entered into a partnership just some weeks after the U.S. made an announcement that enforces 300 percent preliminary duties on exports of aircrafts manufactured ...