My Baby Boomer Parents Up-Sized, And That’s a Good Thing
Posted on 9 February 2016 | 12:00 pm
Zika testing encouraged for pregnant women who visited affected countries
Posted on 10 February 2016 | 3:10 am
Canucks Brandon Sutter, Alex Edler fly back to Vancouver with suspected broken jaw, fractured foot
Posted on 10 February 2016 | 6:41 pm
Montreal taxi drivers planning to block access to sites in Uber protest
The specific sites of today's blockade are expected only to be released this morning.
Posted on 10 February 2016 | 3:08 pm
Chinese companies want to buy Opera for $1.2 billion
Posted on 10 February 2016 | 9:45 am
Adami: Disabled man needs wheelchair but government says find accessible apartment first
Health ministry spokesman David Jensen says says the government assistive devices program "does not fund mobility devices that are used primarily for transportation and community access. Devices required only for use outside of an applicant’s place of residence are not eligible for funding assistance.
"Funding for mobility devices is for helping a person engage in activities of daily living within the home and to gain entry or exit from their place of residence."
Occupational therapist Lesley Bruce, who applied to the assistive devices program for Simser's wheelchair, could not comment about his case. But, she says, she tells all clients before she submits an application that "under no circumstances will (a wheelchair) be dispensed until you've moved into an accessible place." She says she also helps clients with applications for social housing, though Simser says he could be waiting as long as 10 years for a unit because his medical problems are still not considered serious enough to make him a priority.
Through Bruce, Simser has also applied for Para Transpo service to help him get around, but he says he would still need a wheelchair once he leaves the vehicle.
If anyone can help Simser find an affordable and accessible apartment, he can be reached at 613-286-9462.
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Posted on 10 February 2016 | 2:27 pm
CNSC invites comments on discussion paper DIS-16-01, <em>How the CNSC Considers Information on Costs and Benefits: Opportunities to Improve Guidance and Clarity</em>
Posted on 10 February 2016 | 7:10 pm
Is Seasonal Affective Disorder a Myth?
Posted on 10 February 2016 | 12:01 am
Plaid About The Boy
Posted on 9 February 2016 | 2:00 pm
The World Needs More Canada
This quote by former Liberal deputy prime minister John Manley came to mind this week as I listened to an awkward press conference with Canada's new prime minister trying to articulate the reasons behind the first major foreign policy decision of his government. John Manley was a smart and thoughtful politician and this simple, yet deeply patriotic quote, made days after the horrible terror attacks of 9/11 came to reflect the sentiment of many Canadians reacting to the terror attacks that killed 26 Canadians and thousands of Americans.
Throughout our history, standing with our allies has never been a Conservative versus Liberal proposition.
Manley spoke about a Canadian willingness to stand up against such acts of terror by evoking the powerful imagery of our past and the solemn white gravestones that mark Canada's history of playing a role far from our shores. While Manley led the cabinet committee that planned our response to the 9/11 terror attacks, it was this powerful quote, more than anything else, that led to Manley being recognized as Time Magazine's Person of the Year in Canada.
Canadians are not an aggressive people, but from our earliest days as a nation we have never shied away from taking a stand for liberty alongside friends that share our values. Throughout our history, standing with our allies has never been a Conservative versus Liberal proposition. In fact, Canadian political debates over successive generations have shown near unanimity on this point.
In 1939, Prime Minister MacKenzie King thanked Conservative leader Robert Manion in the House of Commons for his bi-partisan support for action in Europe and went so far as to compliment Manion's personal record of military service (Manion was a Vimy Ridge Veteran). In that debate, King cast aside differences between Canadians and viewed all citizens as united in common cause to preserve freedoms far from our shores. King said, "[t]his deep-lying instinct for freedom is, I believe, characteristic of the citizens of Canada from one end of this great country to the other."
In a 1951 speech to the Empire Club of Canada years before he became Prime Minister, Lester Pearson similarly articulated the need for an active Canada in a dangerous world. He described the need for Canada to be part of "collective action with our friends abroad." He also linked Canadian deployments overseas as being critical to our domestic security. "We should accept without any reservation, the view that the Canadian who fires his rifle in Korea or on the Elbe is defending his home as surely as if he were firing it on his own soil." This active and internationalist approach coupled with Pearson's view of Canada as a leader amongst the middle powers of the world became so central to Canadian foreign policy that our Foreign Affairs Building bears Pearson's name.
The Conservative government's approach to countering the Islamic State (ISIS) threat was a three-pillared plan that combined allied military action, alongside direct foreign aid, and support for refugees and the dislocated in the region. In many ways, the plan brought to the last Parliament by the Conservatives was consistent with the Pearsonian worldview that Canada has a duty to take collective action with our friends to advance liberty for others and provide security at home.
All this leads me back to the press conference held by Prime Minister Trudeau announcing the withdrawal of CF-18 fighter jets from the coalition fighting ISIS. This Liberal government seems comfortable tossing aside central tenets of Canadian foreign policy if they conflict with the pre-election position of their leader. We witnessed a collection of Ministers offering clumsy platitudes about training and institution building without answering the simple question as to why Canada is withdrawing our modest combat commitment while our allies step up their efforts to fight ISIS.
Prime Minister Trudeau did not invoke King, Pearson, Manley or any of their shared foreign policy principles, but instead offered his own insight that military action against ISIS was not in Canada's national interest because "the lethal enemy of barbarism" is actually "reason." Thank you prime minister. Perhaps ethnic minorities at risk in the region, or orange jumpsuit clad prisoners being readied for execution can try to reason with ISIS going forward. Until then, the vast majority of Canadians are looking for the Canada our allies and the world once knew.
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Posted on 9 February 2016 | 10:37 pm
Village in southwest N.B. becomes epicentre of earthquake swarms
Posted on 10 February 2016 | 12:41 am
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AWESOME! Big news, everyone! My new book The Happiness Equation hits March 8th, 2016! I am so pumped to share exciting pre-order details with you on February 15th. Stay tuned! Illustration from: Monsieur Cabinet
Posted on 10 February 2016 | 5:01 am
More longer ‘Journeys’ for Carnival
Posted on 10 February 2016 | 4:00 am
Today in Toronto: Battle of the 6ix, Music Bingo, Rev Fashion Show, Toronto Black Film Festival, OkStupid
Today in Toronto you can show that you know your Bono from your Backstreet Boys at Music Trivia at the Gladstone. If you're iTunes library hasn't gotten some TLC in a while, skip the trip to the hotel and get in on some anti-Valentine's fun at Handlebar. The Kensington watering hole is hosting OkStupid, where Torontonians will read their most cringeworthy online dating messages.
For more events, click on over to our events section.
- OkStupid 2016: Live Readings of the Best Worst Online Dating Conversations (Handlebar)
- Battle of the 6ix (Revival)
- Music Bingo (Gladstone Melody Bar)
- Exit Pursued by a Bear & Friends Comedy Variety Show (Social Capital Theatre)
- Rev Fashion Show (NEST)
- Toronto Black Film Festival: Thina Sobabili: The Two of Us (Isabel Bader Theatre)
- Girl Crush: Conversations about Female Friendship (Gladstone Hotel)
Photo of Handlebar by Jesse Milns.
Posted on 10 February 2016 | 5:01 am
Maple Leafs to Sens: Tanks very much
Leafs to Sens: Tanks very much
Posted on 10 February 2016 | 1:43 am
Obama administration struggles to craft ceasefire in Syria
Posted on 10 February 2016 | 3:20 pm
This Ontario town has had two minor hockey incidents result in criminal charges this year, and it's only February
Posted on 10 February 2016 | 6:27 pm
Extra, Extra: TTC Morning Commute From Hell, Catholic School Exemption Leads to Complaint, and the Sneaker Express
Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. Ride the Rocket at your own risk: This morning, hundreds of commuters dealt with up to 30-minute delays on the Yonge-University-Spadina line between Finch and Bloor Stations. The prolonged wait was thanks to a fire at Davisville […]
Posted on 9 February 2016 | 9:00 pm
Ancient Wildebeest Cousin With Dinosaur Horn - 2016/02/06 - Pt. 3
Posted on 5 February 2016 | 5:00 am
Victim behaviour examined
Posted on 10 February 2016 | 4:30 am
Homelessness in Canada: Its Growth, Policy Responses, and Advocacy
Posted on 4 February 2016 | 1:03 pm
Nobody joins a cult, but it is easy to get radicalized
Today: stories about the Palmarian Catholic Church, how easily people get radicalised, and what IS jihadists have in mind for Europe’s cities.
Also: tongue-in-cheek, How do Operating Thetans get in touch with eachother? And is Crossfit a religion?
Finally: Religion News Blog’s new design.
Posted on 28 November 2015 | 5:16 pm
Reality TV BFFs Who Gave Us #FriendshipGoals
Posted on 10 February 2016 | 3:00 pm
Ontario offering up to $14K to electric car buyers
Current incentives range from $5,000 to $8,500
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Posted on 10 February 2016 | 4:45 pm
WATCH: Dash cam that captured wild Porsche ride helps send driver to jail
A 32-year-old Charlottetown man whose Porsche was filmed wildly careening down a city street has learned the hard way that amateur dash cams can provide a prosecutor's dream evidence.
Posted on 10 February 2016 | 7:06 pm
Donald Trump marches to commanding wins over rivals in New Hampshire primaries
Posted on 10 February 2016 | 5:24 am
The most accurate optical single-ion clock worldwide
Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB) are the first research group in the world to have built an optical single-ion clock which attains an accuracy which had only been predicted theoretically so far. As early as 1981, Hans Dehmelt, who was to be awarded a Nobel prize later, had already developed the basic notions of how to use an ion kept in a high-frequency trap to build a clock which could attain the -- then unbelievably low -- relative measure-ment uncertainty in the range of 1E-18. Ever since, an increasing number of research groups worldwide have been trying to achieve this with optical atomic clocks (either based on single trapped ions or on many neutral atoms). The PTB scientists are the first to have reached the finishing line using a single-ion clock. Their optical ytterbium clock achieved a relative systematic measurement uncertainty of 3 E-18. The results have been published in the current issue of the scientific journal Physical Review Letters.
Posted on 10 February 2016 | 7:11 pm
Newmarket man charged in connection with sexual assault of 13-year old girl
A Newmarket man has been charged in connection with the sexual assault investigation of a “young teen” on Tuesday afternoon, York Regional Police say.
“Information came forward about a 13-year old girl, engaging in sexual conversation, as well as sexual contact with an adult man,” says Constable Laura Nicolle.
Officers in the Drug and Vice Unit began investigation on Jan. 19 and determined that there was more than one occasion of sexual contact from December 2015, to January 2016.
Police believe that the suspect “may have been in contact with a number of other young girls,” and have released his photo to the public.
Kevin Kong, 23, has been charged with sexual assault times three, sexual interference, and invitation to sexual touching.
Posted on 9 February 2016 | 7:19 pm
Twitter forms new Trust and Safety Council to combat harassment
Posted on 10 February 2016 | 1:00 am
Great Attractor Mystery Solved! --"Hundreds of Galaxies Discovered Hidden Behind the Milky Way"
Posted on 9 February 2016 | 6:53 pm