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The Sidewalk Crusaders Jazz Up Toronto Special

Toronto - On Saturday afternoon the corner of Yonge and Dundas was getting a burst of jazz from a creative group of young men knew as The Sidewalk Crusaders. These music students have taken to the streets since 2012 when Peter Cavanagh had an idea.

Review: Nick Offerman goes 'full bush,' endears Canadians at JFL42 Special

Toronto - Fans of the NBC hit 'Parks of Recreation' likely know what it sounds like when Ron Swanson giggles. As it turns out, Nick Offerman has the exact same laugh — it was one of many ways Offerman endeared himself to the Sony Centre on Saturday night.

Op-Ed: Crowdfunding for medical research hits a new high

Sydney - A new report from The Lancet indicates that crowdfunding for medical research is getting bigger. This is an interesting development in an industry which is seen as a pet for Big Pharma and other dubious institutions.

Rob Ford has Toronto join 'Recovery Day in Canada' celebration

Thanks to two ambitious women and a filmmaker, each from the community of recovering alcohol and drug addicts, September 20, 2014, was Canada's 3rd Annual Recovery Day. The city of Vancouver leads the movement but Toronto is also involved.

Launching a new classical season with flash and fury Special

Toronto - Who says classical music isn't exciting? The Toronto Symphony Orchestra launched its latest season in fine style this week, with superstar violinist Joshua Bell providing characteristic fire and drama.

Dog lost in Philly turns up 5 months later over 3,000 miles away

When a dog from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania went missing last spring. the family did some hectic searching. She wasn't to be found, however, and her owners all but gave up, thinking they may never seen their pooch again.

Review: Amy Schumer's raunchy humour scores big at JFL42 Special

Toronto - As the first of JFL42's headliners, Amy Schumer had high expectations placed on her, but she more than delivered to a sold-out Sony Theatre Friday night in Toronto.

Review: Tim Minchin makes an effortless return to comedy at JFL42 Special

Toronto - Partway through his act, Australian comic Tim Minchin said "This isn't actually comedy. This is like someone with an arts degree who never got to use it." Despite his insistence that his act wasn't comedy, he had a full audience roaring throughout.

Give your memory a boost with Manoush

Canning - The Annapolis Valley of Nova Scotia is quickly becoming a culinary destination and with its rich diversity of cultures from around the world it's not hard to see why. One of those foods that has grabbed attention recently is Manoush.

Op-Ed: Islanders good bet to be most-improved NHL team

Many NHL teams are upwardly mobile, but only one will be the most-improved squad during the coming season, likely helping its coach to the Jack Adams Trophy.

Sears stores offer curbside pickup/returns to online shoppers

Hoffman Estates - Online shoppers picking up or returning items to brick-and-mortar Sears stores nationwide can take care of business without leaving their cars.

Kids with asthma at greatest risk from EV-D68 Special

Toronto - Parents of children with asthma should ensure that their asthma is well controlled to avoid potential complications from contact with the respiratory virus EV-D68, according to the Ontario Lung Association.

Ryder Cup begins in Scotland this week

Auchterarder - One of the biggest dates in the Scottish calendar starts this week and you could drum up support for the Europeans or the Americans. Yes, it's time for the Ryder Cup golf tournament again and it's being played at the home of golf — Gleneagles in Scotlan

Op-Ed: Aga Khan Museum opens in Toronto Special

Toronto - After 18 years, the dream of an Islamic centre for art and community has become a reality — not, as originally intended, in London, England, but in Toronto.

Photo essay: Touring southern Saskatchewan Special

While Saskatchewan, Canada is a province known largely for its flat landscape, a tour of the province's south shows that there's a lot more than meets the eye.

It's over! Tentative deal reached, B.C. kids soon back to school

It is only tentative but the B.C. teachers and the government have reached a deal to get the province's kids back to school. Mediator Vince Ready emerged from a hotel in Richmond at 4 a.m. Tuesday to tell a tired group of media a breakthrough had come.

Op-Ed: NFL Games of the Week – Week 3

Well that was an interesting… Week 2 in the NFL left a number of fans – including this writer – scratching their heads.

Italian football Serie A club advertises movies on team's jerseys

A football club from Genoa that plays in the Serie A league, Italy's top soccer league, is becoming an advertiser for movies. The club announced this week that they will advertise movies on their jerseys starting with their next match on Sunday.

Op-Ed: Health Canada under fire for serious public health risk issues

Toronto - The Toronto Star has exposed major failures related to Health Canada’s conduct of its operations. A pattern of dysfunction, including "useless" information, a culture of hiding serious drug defects, and a lot more is emerging, and it's a sick picture.

Scott McKeen: Leading a ward 'on its way up' Special

Edmonton - Scott McKeen is Edmonton's City Councillor for Ward 6. He was elected to office for the first time in the civic election in October of 2013.
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