New job for Obama as music industry continues to struggle: Don Pittis

New job for Obama as music industry continues to struggle: Don Pittis

When his current job runs out, U.S. President Barack Obama has been offered a new presidency — this one at the Swedish music-streaming company Spotify. When you read the requirements, the outgoing head of state is undeniably qualified for the job. But in the unlikely event he applies, getting the music industry back to its former strength seems as […]

What to do when travel dreams turn into a booking nightmare: Roseman

Travel can be stressful when things go wrong. Your dream trip can turn into a nightmare. Here are a few cases where I helped readers receive refunds after their travel bookings didn’t measure up. Alison Bukhari was planning a two-week vacation to Maui with her husband and three children. She used Expedia to search for […]

AGO extends Mystical Landscapes exhibit

Mystical Landscapes, the spiritualized, blockbuster art exhibition rethink at the Art Gallery of Ontario, has extended its closing date by two weeks due to continuing demand, the gallery said. Featuring works by van Gogh, Gaugin and Monet alongside Canadian art icons like Emily Carr, Frederick Varley and Lawren Harris, the show, organized by the AGO, […]

Caught! Meryl Streep Applauds Pizzagate Pedophile

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It’s real and it’s spectacular: Erica Wiebe stars in India’s flashy Pro Wrestling League

Erica Wiebe is officially a pro wrestler.  But the Olympic gold medallist won’t be smashing a folding chair over anyone’s back or tossing anyone into a turnbuckle. Instead, she’s joined India’s Pro Wrestling League 2, a six-team freestyle wrestling competition being held Jan. 2-19 in Delhi. While there are no piledrivers, the league does feature booming […]

GTA REALTORS® Release Monthly Resale Housing Market Figures

TORONTO, January 5, 2017 — Toronto Real Estate Board President Larry Cerqua announced that 2016 was a second consecutive record year for home sales.  Greater Toronto Area REALTORS® reported 113,133 home sales through TREB’s MLS® System – up by 11.8 per cent compared to 2015.  The calendar year 2016 result included 5,338 sales in December […]

Our Take On The MTHFR Gene

Our Take On The MTHFR Gene

The methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase gene, more commonly known as MTHFR, is the most asked-about gene by 23andMe customers. Some websites and products have made bold claims that common genetic variants in MTHFR can cause a wide array of health conditions, ranging from blood clots and cancer to autism and migraines. So we decided to dig deeper […]

Winning $60M Lotto Max jackpot ticket sold in Quebec

THE CANADIAN PRESS Jan 7, 2017 , Last Updated: 9:47 AM ET TORONTO — The whopping $ 60 million jackpot in Friday night’s Lotto Max draw was claimed by a single ticket sold in Quebec. There were also 42 Maxmillions prizes of $ 1 million each up for grabs and 18 of them were won […]

Private jet industry buzzing in era of Donald Trump presidency

Ever since the U.S. presidential election, Ed Dahlberg has pretty much had a smile on his face. He brokers the sale of private jets, and already he’s seeing interest pick up and used-aircraft prices starting to firm up. The sale of a single-engine turboprop aircraft that he recently handled went for about 5 per cent […]

Shhh, your washing machine might overhear you

 Bree Fowler And Mae Anderson, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Jan 6, 2017 , Last Updated: 9:55 AM ET LAS VEGAS — Alexa, are you spying on me? It’s a fair question in light of attempts by authorities investigating the slaying of an Arkansas man to obtain voice recordings collected by an Amazon Echo speaker and its […]