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Teenage fiction normalizes abusive relationships Restaurant giant to acquire St-Hubert ROM to feature exhibit on tattoos Trump backtracks on abortion punishment statement Trudeau back in Washington
 
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Teenage fiction normalizes abusive relationships

“You’re nothing but a slut, we’re leaving,” he snapped at her. Alexa fell silent. Alexa is a freshman in high school – the idea of love is new to her. The world of dating is filled with the unknown. Every second not spent with him, her heart aches. Kody is kind-hearted, and loving. And although […]

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Restaurant giant to acquire St-Hubert

Quebec-based restaurant chain St-Hubert is set to be acquired by Cara, owners of Milestones, Swiss Chalet, and Montana’s (to name a few). Two food manufacturing plants and 120 St-Hubert outlets have been purchased by Cara for $537 million. The company aims to solidify its presence in Quebec and is “proud” to have this jewel under […]

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ROM to feature exhibit on tattoos

The Royal Ontario Museum will begin exhibiting the history, art, and obsession surrounding tattoo culture on Apr. 2. Over 200 objects will be on display, including prints, tools, videos, and specially commissioned silicone body parts displaying the work of 13 of the most revered tattoos artists in the world. Previously, the exhibit received acclaim at […]

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Trump backtracks on abortion punishment statement

Donald Trump is in hot water again this week. The Republican presidential hopeful proposed that women who had abortions should be punished in some way. When Trump came under fire for the statements, he appeared to back-track and say that it isn’t the women who should be punished, but the doctors who perform abortions. Trump […]

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Trudeau back in Washington

In his third visit to the U.S. this month, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau attended an economic forum in Washington today. Trudeau delivered his thoughts on bilateral trade, Canada’s economic future. “I think confident, optimistic countries, like confident, optimistic companies, should always be willing to invest in their future — to bet on their future,” Trudeau […]

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Leafs brass given free pass as team’s struggles continue

10 March 2016

The Maple Leafs have grown accustomed to the muckraking by the media in the team’s recent, inglorious past. But the “proper” rebuild seems to be in effect, and the media appear to have bought in. The organization has traded away the majority of its veterans, opting for younger players and stocking up draft picks. Dion Phaneuf […]

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President Barack Obama and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau listen to the Canadian National Anthem during a state arrival ceremony on the South Lawn of White House in Washington, Thursday, March 10, 2016. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Justin Trudeau and Barack Obama use star power for climate change

10 March 2016

In the first official visit to the White House by a Canadian leader in 19 years, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and President Barack Obama announced new climate change initiatives today. The meeting aligned the two political stars on an issue central to both the U.S. president’s legacy and Canada’s foreign policy. The environmental commitments include […]

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PTSD to be included as work illness for first responders

19 February 2016

First responders who develop or have been diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) will automatically be covered by the WISB under a Liberal government proposal announced today. Labour minister Kevin Flynn tabled a bill in the Ontario legislature that eliminates the requirement of first responders to prove their PTSD was caused by work. “We are […]

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Couple deemed in love after Valentine’s Day Instagram post

18 February 2016

Christina and Daryl were only dating. Then their relationship went to the next level after they posted a couple’s selfie on Instagram, garnering dozens of comments telling them how in love they looked. “We were enjoying our Valentine’s Day like anyone else,” said Christina, the couple’s better half. “Then Daryl uploaded the picture. It was kind of […]

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Art and mental illness have a long history

18 February 2016

Kanye West has been getting a lot of attention in the media lately. While this comes as no surprise, as he has a history of making a fool out of himself in the public eye, there is something troubling about his more recent antics on Twitter and concerning his most recent album. He claims to […]

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Wine to join beer on grocery store shelves

18 February 2016

Starting in the fall, Ontario residents will be able to purchase imported and domestic wine from grocery stores across the province. Ontario Premiere Kathleen Wynne made a formal announcement today from a Toronto Longo’s store. The announcement calls for 70 stores to carry wine by this fall, and up to 300 in the coming years. […]

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Mom finally thinks Jeb Bush is cool

18 February 2016

Republican presidential hopeful Jeb Bush has finally received the support of his mother. After years of feeling embarrassed, Barbara Bush now thinks her lamest son is ready to make a real run for president. “I always thought he was a dork. Even from when he was a little dorky kid. George was always the hot […]

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FILE - This is a  Wednesday, June 18, 2008  file photo of the Ikea logo is shown on the side of the warehouse-sized store during the grand opening of New York City's first Ikea.  Ikea has a message for people wanting to converge on its stores for giant games of hide and seek: Go play someplace else. The phenomenon has taken off online in the Netherlands where a whopping 19,000 people signed up to a Facebook group promoting a game at Ikea's Amsterdam branch next month. Another 13,000 signed up for a game in the Ikea store in the city of Utrecht. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

Ikea considers bringing furniture recycling to Canada

18 February 2016

A “take back” program could be brought to Canada that would allow customers to trade items purchased from the Swedish furniture giant in exchange for store credit. The initiative, mirrored after similar environmentally-friendly ventures in France and Belgium, would entail the retailer resell the second-hand item or recycle it. “If we can have an impact on people’s lives […]

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