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KJ Mullins

Digital Journalist based in Toronto, Canada. Joined on Apr 12, 2007
Expertise in Books, Charity & volunteer work, Family & parenting, Women's health

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RBC Taylor Prize announces short list Special

Toronto - In light of recent events in Paris the importance of non-fiction writing has never been more important. Writers who bring truth to the global scope at times risk their very lives in order for voices to be heard.

Child soldiers reunited with families

This week 152 child soldiers in the Democratic Republic of the Congo were reunited with their families. While a happy start, the violence these children have lived is a hard trial to get over.

Apples in Canada recalled due to Listeria monocytogenes

The old adage of an apple a day is good advice but for some apples in Canada the threat of Listeria monocytogenes has apples from the United States being recalled. The apples affected were sold under the brand names Big B and Granny's Best.

Toronto shows support to victims to Paris terrorist victims

Toronto City Hall is flying the French flag in a show of solidarity following a terrifying terrorist attack Wednesday in Paris. Terrorists killed 12 people at a newspaper Wednesday in Paris at Charlie Hebdo, a satirical magazine.

Colorado NAACP bombed on Tuesday

Colorado Springs - Authorities in the United States are looking for a balding white man in his 40s after the Colorado NAACP was bombed on Tuesday morning. Luckily no one was injured in the attack.

New EpiPen case connects victims to help

For those who have a life threatening allergy carrying an EpiPen is part of their daily routine. A new case for the EpiPen promises to add an extra layer of help by notifying support networks when an emergency takes place.

Two Toronto men dead as Arctic Air Mass settles on city

Toronto - As Toronto begins to settle into a week of freezing temperatures two homeless men died in the early morning hours Monday and Tuesday.

Lily Tomlin marries long time partner

Los Angeles - Actress Lily Tomlin, 74, is a newlywed. After being together for 42 years Tomlin and her wife Jane Wagner, 78, said their "I do's" on New Year's Eve in Los Angeles.

Heroin is getting cheaper in Denver and beyond

Heroin is a fairly cheap drug. In Denver, Colorado a single dose costs from $10 to $25. That price is much less than some of the most commonly used legal prescription drugs that are used for recreational use like Oxycodone.

Get ready for freezing weather Toronto

Toronto - Sunday's mild temperatures are expected to plummet by the evening leading to a week of freezing temperatures. On Sunday temperatures rose to 3C by early afternoon but with an Arctic air mass on the way that warmth will soon leave the area.

Journalist Robert Chamwami Shalubuto killed in DR Congo

Goma - The United Nations released a statement deploring the murder of Robert Chamwami Shalubuto from DR Congo. Shalubuto was a broadcaster with Congolese National Radio and Television (RTNC). He was gunned down by two men in Goma on December 26.

Reopening of skate rink a step for Toronto's Regent Park

Toronto - Regent Park youth will be having more winter fun this season with the reopening of Regent Park Athletic Grounds ice rink on Saturday. City Councillor Pam McConnell joined partners on the project and members of the community at the official opening.

Beverly Hillbillies star dead at age 81

Zachary - The actress who played Elly May Clampett on The Beverly Hillbillies has died at the age of 81. Donna Douglas played the beautiful but dim-witted daughter of Jed Clampett on the long running television show.

Prince Andrew facing allegations of sexual abuse

British Royal Prince Andrew has been named in a United States sexual abuse case involving minors. Initial word from Buckingham Palace says that "suggestion of impropriety with underage minors is categorically untrue."

What you need to know about Ontario's new tougher smoking laws

It is getting harder for Ontario smokers these days. The number one cause of disease in Ontario, tobacco cigarettes, has new stronger laws that limit the areas where smokers can light up without being ticketed.

Former New York Governor Mario Cuomo Dead at 82

New York - Mario Cuomo, former three term governor of New York, has died at the age of 82. Cuomo's son Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, had canceled his swearing-in ceremony yesterday in Albany to spend time with his father, just hours before the elder Cuomo passed away.

Mohamed Fahmy gets retrial, remains in prison

Cairo - Egyptian-Canadian journalist Mohamed Fahmy remains in prison as he awaits a retrial along with fellow Al-Jazeera journalists Baher Mohammed and Peter Greste. The trio were denied bail by the judge who ordered the retrial on Thursday.

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.

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford diagnosed with cancer

Toronto - The lead doctor from Toronto Mayor Rob Ford's medical team announced that the mayor is facing a battle with a very rare cancer. Ford will undergo chemotherapy as soon as possible.

Doug Ford speaks about mayoral race in Toronto

Toronto - Friday afternoon City Councillor Doug Ford was at City Hall putting his name into the hat for the Toronto Mayoral race. There was a rush to get the paperwork filed as the nomination process deadline was 2:00 p.m. Friday.
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