Interim OPP commissioner asks court to order ombudsman investigation into Taverner appointment

Interim OPP commissioner asks court to order ombudsman investigation into Taverner appointment

Interim Ontario Provincial Police Commissioner Brad Blair wants an Ontario court to order the provincial ombudsman to investigate the appointment of Premier Doug Ford’s family friend Ron Taverner as the new OPP commissioner.  “If the Ombudsman does not review the complaint, the independence of the OPP will continue to operate under a cloud of suspicion,” […]

From the Vaults digs deep into the CBC archives for unforgettable musical performances

From the Vaults digs deep into the CBC archives for unforgettable musical performances

A 14-year-old singer named Eilleen Twain, who now goes by Shania, crooning away on The Tommy Hunter Show. Leonard Cohen’s first-ever televised performance in 1966 on Take 30 and jazz pianist Oscar Peterson performing his ambitious Canadiana Suite, which hasn’t broadcast in more than 50 years. These are some of the rare performances uncovered by CBC’s new series […]

Negative memories of gym class may last into adulthood

Negative memories of gym class may last into adulthood

  Negative childhood experiences in physical education (PE) classes may have long-term effects on adult physical activity, a study suggests. Researchers conducted an online survey of more than 1,000 adults, ages 18 to 45, across 46 states about their best and worst memories of their PE experiences, as well as their attitude about physical activity now. The 392 male and […]

Knob Hill Plaza backslides into squalor

Knob Hill Plaza backslides into squalor

Some things never change, like the trashy state of affairs at the Knob Hill Plaza, on Eglinton Ave. E. We’ve reported several times on squalor in front of and behind the venerable plaza, on Eglinton Ave., west of Brimley Rd., which has for many years been a smelly local eyesore. Illegal dumping has resumed in […]

Sherbourne St. bike lane turned into work zone

Sherbourne St. bike lane turned into work zone

Is it ever OK to park in a cycling lane, even for a good reason? That’s the question arising from the answer we got from DistinctTech, a fibre optic contractor for Rogers, when we asked why three of its trucks were parked end to end in the Sherbourne St. bike lane on Tuesday. A man […]

Richard Griffin: Blue Jays shouldn’t rush into any Happ deal

Richard Griffin: Blue Jays shouldn’t rush into any Happ deal

Blue Jays’ GM Ross Atkins is in a favourable position when it comes to negotiating a trade for highly-coveted lefthander J.A. Happ prior to the July 31 trade deadline. He is not up against the wall in terms of payroll, so the Jays can afford to be creative when it comes to the remaining amount […]

Wild claw back into series with lopsided Game 3 victory over Jets

Wild claw back into series with lopsided Game 3 victory over Jets

Blake Wheeler didn’t see the same intensity from his team Sunday that the Winnipeg Jets displayed over the first two games of their first-round playoff series. That stung them in a Game 3 loss to the Minnesota Wild. Minnesota scored four second-period goals Sunday en route to a 6-2 win over the Jets, halving Winnipeg’s […]