SpaceX launches powerful Falcon Heavy rocket

SpaceX launches powerful Falcon Heavy rocket

SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy rocket has blasted off from Cape Canaveral, Fla., much to the delight of Elon Musk, who said the launch went as well as he could have hoped and showed him that “crazy things come true.”  The Falcon Heavy is designed to be the most powerful rocket in use, and many hope it […]

Mentally ill man who died in Lindsay jail was pepper sprayed, held down with leg irons, subdued by officers, report says

Mentally ill man who died in Lindsay jail was pepper sprayed, held down with leg irons, subdued by officers, report says

“The information we have received…is very troubling and raises a number of questions that will need to be answered by the Kawartha Lakes Police Service.” The family did not provide comment. In the course of the five days Faqiri spent in segregation, reports obtained by the Star show he refused to wear anything besides his […]

Jake Gardiner’s giving nature driving Leafs offence

Jake Gardiner’s giving nature driving Leafs offence

Gardiner’s personality, though, could include little irritations that would lead to memorable moments between the two, the kind of stuff common to brothers. “All the time, we’d get in crazy disputes,” Rielly said. “More just him carrying on and me not understanding something, and him not caring, and carrying on the line he was on,” […]

Street lights in Orchard Park are lit up night and day

Street lights in Orchard Park are lit up night and day

Few things fire up people who believe in the judicious use of electricity more than street lights that never shut off. Nights are a lot longer than days at this time of year, leaving those of us who are sensitive to the reduced sunlight feeling bummed out and weary of the relentless overcast gloom. It […]

Bank of Canada announces 2017–18 scholarship recipients

Bank of Canada announces 2017–18 scholarship recipients

The Bank of Canada is pleased to announce this year’s recipients of its Scholarship and Work Placement Program for Indigenous students and students with disabilities. The program reflects the Bank’s commitment to the diversity of people, ideas and disciplines by encouraging young Canadians to consider employment in fields related to the work of the central […]

Raptors get through one thanks to the kids

Raptors get through one thanks to the kids

Mon., Feb. 5, 2018 Another one they got through and put on the correct side of the ledger and the kids were really good. Other than that, it was a somewhat predictable win and even if there was nothing memorable about, it beats an unmemorable defeat. And there was this before a big week gets […]

Disappearing deposits: What happens when banks lose your money

Disappearing deposits: What happens when banks lose your money

They thought there was no safer place to put their money — but when tens of thousands of dollars in deposits disappeared, customers of two big banks say they were left to fix the problem themselves. TD Canada Trust lost $ 17,000 of Jesse Hardy’s money for almost a year. In June 2016, he deposited […]

The ins and outs of home staging: Ask Joe

The ins and outs of home staging: Ask Joe

By Joe RicherRegistrar, Real Estate Council of Ontario Sat., Feb. 3, 2018 I hear a lot on the home and garden TV shows about home staging, and how it helps get a better selling price. What do stagers do, and who pays for it? Home staging is a marketing tool to make a listed house […]