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Victor Walk gives ‘voices back’ to survivors of childhood sexual abuse

Posted on 24 July 2017

Marc Beaudry says he’s a victor, not a victim.For 10 years of his childhood, between the ages of five and 15, Beaudry says he was sexually abused.What made matters worse is that nobody believed him.Leading one of four “Victor Walks” in various Canadian cities on Saturday, Beaudry, now 36, braved the rain in downtown Toronto because he wants to make sure abused children “have a voice.”“ ...

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Waiting game ‘agonizing, frustrating’ for refugee claimants wanting to live in Canada

Posted on 24 July 2017

The year Sebastian Commock spent waiting for his refugee hearing was the most “agonizing, frustrating” year of his life.“I’m still not fully recovered from that year, and that was just one year,” he said.With his own experience of being in limbo behind him, Commock has turned his attention to refugee claimants who’ve been waiting five years — or in some cases more — for hearings to ...

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Multi-purpose must-haves to conquer life's mishaps

Posted on 13 July 2017

NC) Every household has a handy junk drawer with a mismatch of useful items for everyday life. But no matter if yours is in the kitchen, garage or family room, there are a few essential household helpers to help get you through any bind. Here's what to stash in your junk drawer. Quality tape. There is a reason that duct tape has been called the “handyperson's secret w ...

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Shining a spotlight on global death penalty rates

Posted on 05 June 2017

(NC) In October 2016, Canada co-sponsored a motion at the United Nations calling for a global moratorium on use of the death penalty. But the most recent annual report on the death penalty by Amnesty International reveals that thousands of people were put to death last year. Here are four facts you need to know: China continues to top the list of global executioners. T ...

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3 Injured in Triple Shooting in Don Mills Area

Posted on 15 May 2017

A triple shooting in the Don Mills area late Sunday night left three people with non-life threatening injuries. Police say at least two of the victims were in a vehicle when they were shot just after 11 p.m near the intersection of Don Mills Road and York Mills Road. Police say they believe a suspect in the shooting was driving a white minivan. (Tony Smyth/CBC) A third victim was ...

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Toronto’s Harbour Needs E. coli Clean-Up

Posted on 13 May 2017

Toronto’s Harbour has always been a recreational centre for countless tourists all over the world. However, there is a major issue that seems to have always been swept under the carpet whenever it crops up and that is the inability of the various governmental institutions to check for E. coli bacteria at the downtown inner city harbour. The current E. coli levels at the inner city harbour c ...

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Toronto and Victoria, B. C. Join World Hottest Markets for Luxury Homes

Posted on 13 May 2017

The rise of Canada as a country to a level where it is now regarded as the land of freedom and opportunities, has been very steady. The political stability and booming economic activities within the country has helped immensely in placing Canada above most of the so-called great countries. It is therefore not surprising at all to find out that recent studies carried out by Christie’s Intern ...

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New Federal Infrastructure Bank Comes to Toronto

Posted on 13 May 2017

There is a new big shark in the Toronto waters: a federal infrastructure bank is now about to have its headquarters in Toronto. This is news that should bring relief to all residents of Toronto as a lot of people in high places had wanted it to be situated in areas apart from Toronto. A clear example is Quebec’s Liberal MPs who kept on lobbying with officials in order to have the bank situa ...

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Air Transat partners with great Quebec chef Daniel Vézina to offer gourmet meals on its flights

Posted on 20 April 2017

MONTREAL, April 12, 2017 /CNW Telbec/ - Air Transat is proud to announce that it has partnered with Daniel Vézina to offer a selection of gourmet meals on its flights, inspired by the signature recipes of the renowned Quebec chef. The Chef's Menu by Daniel Vézina, a variety of exclusive dishes carefully crafted by the chef, will be offered to Club Class passengers as of May 1. ...

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A Fabulous Journey to the Heart of Amazonia, Its River, Its Forest and Its Peoples

Posted on 20 April 2017

(CNW) Pointe-à-Callière is proud to present a new exhibition: Amazonia. The Shaman and the Mind of the Forest, from April 20 to October 22, 2017 MONTRÉAL, April 19, 2017 /CNW Telbec/ - Pointe-à-Callière, the Montréal Archaeology and History Complex, is proud to present Amazonia. The ...