Duterte loses patience, Philippines president orders trash shipped back to Canada

Duterte loses patience, Philippines president orders trash shipped back to Canada

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered his government to hire a private shipping company to send 69 containers of garbage back to Canada and leave them within its territorial waters if it refuses to accept the trash, his spokesperson said Wednesday. “The president’s stance is as principled as it is uncompromising: The Philippines as an independent sovereign […]

Disney announces new Star Wars films, pushes Avatar sequels back

Disney announces new Star Wars films, pushes Avatar sequels back

Now armed with the upcoming releases of 20th Century Fox, the Walt Disney Co. on Tuesday set forth a shock-and-awe release schedule spanning the next eight years, including the yet-again-postponed Avatar sequels, a new batch of Star Wars releases and Steven Spielberg’s West Side Story adaptation. Since Disney’s $ 71.3 billion US acquisition of Fox was completed in March, […]

Airbnb fights back against Toronto councillors' call for platform to 'play by the rules'

Airbnb fights back against Toronto councillors' call for platform to 'play by the rules'

A Toronto councillor is calling on Airbnb to “play by the rules” set out by the city — but the popular home-sharing website is standing firm.  In a member motion on the agenda for council this week, Coun. Joe Cressy is pushing to issue a request for Airbnb and other similar companies to voluntarily abide by city rules approved in 2017, which […]

Mark Walberg is back for Temptation Island reboot

Mark Walberg is back for Temptation Island reboot

Mark L. Walberg has been working in television most of his adult life but he has never seen anything as bizarre as his latest job. “Waiting 18 years for another season of a show is a little unusual,” Walberg says. He quickly adds that it was worth the wait. Mark L. Walberg is back as […]

Team Jacobs hopes to have Ryan Fry back at next Grand Slam in January

Team Jacobs hopes to have Ryan Fry back at next Grand Slam in January

CONCEPTION BAY SOUTH, N.L. — It’s been nearly a month since curler Ryan Fry took an indefinite leave from Brad Jacobs’ team after being kicked out of the Red Deer Curling Classic for “unacceptable behaviour” which included being “extremely drunk.” Since then, Jacobs and his team from Sault Ste. Marie, Ont. have played in two events […]

‘Get the balance back’: Amid seal and sea lion boom, group calls for hunt on B.C. coast

‘Get the balance back’: Amid seal and sea lion boom, group calls for hunt on B.C. coast

For the first time in decades, a small-scale seal hunt is taking place on Canada’s West Coast — all in the hopes that it leads to the establishment of a commercial industry to help control booming seal and sea lion populations and protect the region’s fish stocks. In early November, a group called the Pacific Balance Pinnipeds Society (PBPS) started using First […]

‘He did the right thing’: Former premiers back Doug Ford’s use of the notwithstanding clause

‘He did the right thing’: Former premiers back Doug Ford’s use of the notwithstanding clause

Former premiers Christy Clark and Brad Wall said Thursday that they think Ontario Premier Doug Ford is justified in using the notwithstanding clause to override a provincial court ruling attempting to block the government’s move to shrink the size of Toronto city council. “I think he did the right thing,” said former B.C. premier Christy Clark […]

Go ‘back to school’ without paying tuition

Go ‘back to school’ without paying tuition

By Lesley-Anne ScorgiePersonal finance columnist Mon., Sept. 3, 2018 I started taking continuing education French courses at the University of Toronto’s St. George campus two years ago. My goal was, and still is, to be able to conduct basic business transactions and hold a reasonably intelligent conversation in French within five years. And, because my […]

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