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4/29/2017: FRONT PAGE: HOW I LOST MY MOTHER, FOUND MY FAMILY, RECOVERED MY IDENTITY

(image) I’m three years old. I remember I’m wearing a plaid dress that I don’t usually wear. It’s too small for me. There’s a policeman and a lady in the room and they’re being really nice to me. My mother’s arms are tight around me; she’s crying and...



4/29/2017: NAVIGATOR: 100 DAYS AND COUNTING

(image) “I actually, this is more work than my previous life. I thought it would be easier.” “I loved my previous life, I loved my previous life. I had so many things going.” “I do miss my old life. This — I like to work. But this is actually more work.” “You...



4/29/2017: NAVIGATOR: Living longer, better in three easy steps
BE SOCIAL Smoking, drinking, exercise and even heart problems are not predictors of a person’s longevity — a person’s close relationships and social integration were. That’s what psychologist Susan Pinker has discovered in researching the impact that...



4/29/2017: NAVIGATOR: SIX THINGS ABOUT POLITICS AND INSULTS
1 ‘ MUTTON- HEADED’ Britain’s general election campaign was enlivened this week when Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson called Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn a “mutton- headed old mugwump.” Although in truth, Johnson said voters should not be deceived into...



4/29/2017: NAVIGATOR: 16
The number of dead humpback whales found on the shores of the Atlantic from North Carolina to Maine since Jan. 1. Scientists have declared “an unusual mortality event” following a spike in dead humpbacks. Officials at the National Oceanic and...



4/29/2017: NEWS: Head trauma linked to Hemingway’s suicide

(image) Ernest Hemingway’s depression and psychosis were a t extbook case of chronic traumatic encephalopathy, the brain disease caused by repeated blows to the head, according to an American forensic psychiatrist who has written what he calls the “first...



4/29/2017: CANADA: Bernier’s strengths match his flaws

(image) On paper, Maxime Bernier would seem the Conservatives’ dream candidate: a f ree marketer from Quebec, with enough native-son appeal to win seats in his home province yet with the sort of taxcutting, smaller-government message that can appeal to Western...



4/29/2017: CANADA: Politician Sajjan claimed battle credit, not ‘Harj the soldier’
Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan was not “the architect” of Canada’s biggest battle since the Korean War as he claimed in a speech in India last week, according to the chief of operations for NATO in southern Afghanistan during Operation Medusa in...



4/29/2017: CANADA: STUDY TO EXAMINE LINKS BETWEEN ART AND SOCIAL BENEFITS
As the federal government looks to new ways to fund social programs, the arts community is looking for new ways to justify why it deserves money. Officials in the arts sector and Canadian Heritage decided last year they need to measure social impacts...



4/29/2017: CANADA: Even white knights are answerable

(image) To borrow from the immortal words of the Talking Heads in Once in a Lifetime, “And you may ask yourself, well, how did I get here?” How can it be that almost a decade after the Goudge inquiry released its report into the messy trail left behind by...



4/29/2017: CANADA: Drunk driver gets eight years for killing trio on B.C. highway

(image) VANCOUVER •A British Columbia man who killed two cyclists and a passenger in his own vehicle while driving drunk along a winding, mountain highway north of Whistler has been sentenced to eight years and f our months in prison. Samuel Alec pleaded...



4/29/2017: CANADA: OFFICER WHO FAKED CRASH REPORTS FOR CASH LOSES APPEAL

(image) A veteran police officer who prepared bogus accident reports in exchange for cash lost his bid on Friday to overturn his conviction and fiveyear prison term. In upholding the guilty finding, the Court of Appeal for Ontario rejected arguments from Peel...



4/29/2017: CANADA: Polygamy trial takes twist with religious freedom challenge

(image) CRANBROOK, B.C. • Suddenly, the polygamy trial of two fundamentalist Mormon leaders was transformed this week from a criminal trial into a constitutional challenge involving religious freedom. Two weeks into the trial of Winston Blackmore and James...



4/29/2017: CANADA: THE SKY WAS A SEA OF FLAMES 300 FEET TALL

(image) There’s one road in and one road out of Fort McMurray, and that one road was gridlocked. The whole southern lane crowded with cars too slow to outpace clouds of smoke chasing them from the north. The sky, hardly visible through the smoke, was a sea of...



4/29/2017: CANADA: Asbestos, spying and the CANADIAN connection

(image) This week in Geneva, delegates to a c onference of the parties to the Rotterdam Convention are again discussing whether chrysotile asbestos should be put on the list of hazardous substances. One hot topic is sure to be Canada, which until 2012 was a...



4/29/2017: WORLD: Pope urges imams to teach peace, tolerance

(image) CAIRO • Pope Francis urged Egypt’s leading imams on Friday to teach their students to reject violence in God’s name and preach messages of peace and tolerance instead, forging ahead with a delicate visit to the Arab world’s most populous country...



4/29/2017: WORLD: Surgeon who ‘played God’ found guilty

(image) LONDON • A prominent breast surgeon whose victims accused him of playing God with their lives faces a life sentence after a jury convicted him Friday of carrying out unnecessary operations that maimed some of his victims for life. The Nottingham Crown...



4/29/2017: WORLD: GOVERNOR DISMISSES EXECUTION PROBE CALLS
LITTLE ROCK, ARK. The Arkansas governor said Friday that he sees no reason for anything beyond a routine review of the state’s execution procedures after a condemned inmate lurched and convulsed 20 times during a lethal injection. Attorneys for...



4/29/2017: WORLD: JUDGE SENTENCES ‘PSYCHIC’ TO 8 YEARS IN $1M SCAM

(image) A self- described psychic who scammed more than $ 1 million from a dozen people she promised to protect from “dark forces” has been sentenced to eight years in prison. An Ohio judge also ordered Gina Miller, 42, to repay $ 1.4 million. Before her...



4/29/2017: WORLD: TREKKER RESCUED AFTER 47 DAYS CELEBRATES

(image) A Taiwanese trekker who was rescued after 47 days on a mountain in Nepal celebrated his 21st birthday at a hospital in the capital on Friday. A happy Liang Shengyueh cut chocolate cakes in his hospital room in Kathmandu, where hospital staff and a...



4/29/2017: WORLD: TRUMP NAMES ANTI-ABORTION LEADER TO POST
The White House s ays Presi dent Donald Trump is appointing the former president of a leading anti- abortion organization to a senior position at the Department of Health and Human Services. Charmaine Yoest, who actively supported Trump in his...



4/29/2017: WORLD: GEORGE H. W. BUSH RELEASED AFTER LATEST HOSPITAL STAY FOR PNEUMONIA
Former president George H.W. Bush was released Friday from a Houston hospital where he received treatment for a mild case of pneumonia and chronic bronchitis during a two-week stay. “President and Mrs. Bush are very pleased to be home spending time...



4/29/2017: WORLD: FRANCE’S DARK NAZI HISTORY COLOURS PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN
France’s wartime past took centre stage Friday in the presidential race, as centrist Emmanuel Macron visited the site of France’s worst Nazi massacre and Marine Le Pen’s far- right party suffered a new blow over alleged Holocaust denial. Macron toured...



4/29/2017: EDITORIALS: Germany grows tired of its burden of shame

(image) Li ke Iv anka Trump visiting on Tuesday, everyone who goes to Berlin has to see Germany’s Holocaust museum, titled Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe. It’s an impressive and ambitious monument, 2,711 big concrete slabs arranged in a grid pattern...



4/29/2017: EDITORIALS: Ontario Liberals just never learn
As if any more proof was needed, the Ontario budget tabled this week has driven home, yet again, that the province’s Liberals, and their l eader Kathleen Wynne, haven’t learned a thing. The only real question is whether the voters of Canada’s...



4/29/2017: EDITORIALS: LIMERICKING
A billionaire fellow who’s had Life easy since he was a lad Sat down in his quarters And said to reporters His job is too hard and he’s sad. Twitter.com/ limericking



4/29/2017: LETTERS: The medical case for vaccination

(image) Re: About Vaccines, Letter to the editor, April 19. Vaccines are safe and effective and they save lives around the world every day. This week marks National Immunization Awareness Week and as such it is an opportune time to remind people of how far...



4/29/2017: LETTERS: Under the thumbs of the beast

(image) It must have been fun in the higher council so four government this week. The inimitable Donald Trump was out on the firing range with his famous Twitter cannon again, and this time the practice target was Canada. The thinking in the White House was...



4/29/2017: LETTERS: Trump getting it done
Re: Blame Canada was a spoof, sir. John Ivison, April 26 What a joke Ivison! Trump has done more in two months than Obama in two terms. The swamp is being drained. Make sure you don’t go down the plughole. Geoffrey Corfield, London, Ont.



4/29/2017: LETTERS: Let’s unleash Mr. Slick
Re: Timber cartoon, Gary Clement, April 26. Donald Trump’s America is sandwiched between Mexico and Canada. In the opinion of the Preez-ee- dent, these two great countries have flummoxed the Yankee trader at every throw of the NAFTA- dice. There is...



4/29/2017: LETTERS: The PM’s provocations
Re: We’re out? Who knows, Andrew Coyne, April 27 Mr. Coyne goes on at length about the unpredictability of President Donald Trump and “the kinds of havoc he could cause Canadian interests.” However, Mr. Trump’s reactions to PM Justin Trudeau’s taunts...



4/29/2017: LETTERS: The salvos of a school bully
In his getting- to- yes end game, it has become apparent that President Donald Trump leads with apocalyptic scenarios meant to frighten his opposition into defensive and more malleable negotiating positions. His opening offensive salvos are the bluster...



4/29/2017: LETTERS: O’Leary and shark instincts
He’s out? He was barely in, John Ivison, April 27. Kevin O’Leary didn’t drop out because he couldn’t win Quebec ( Harper won without Quebec); he left the race because he couldn’t win the country as a whole. By dropping out at this point, though, he’s...



4/29/2017: LETTERS: The perils of quick-fix diets
Re: Can we ditch old ideas about dietary fat? Colby Cosh, April 27. Colby Cosh’s article gave me pause. My wife has been a registered dietitian for over 40 years dealing with the various theories of diet, cholesterol, weight loss, etc. She has a...



4/29/2017: LETTERS: Can we swallow this humbug?

(image) There was one goal above all others for Thursday’s Ontario’s budget: to halt the water that has been flooding into this Titanic of a government and keep it from sinking from sight. This is a government that has been desperate for good news. Attempts...



4/29/2017: LETTERS: The populist uprising declared too early

(image) Yesterday’s conventional wisdom: a wave of insurgent populism is sweeping the West, threatening its foundational institutions — the European Union, the Western alliance, even liberal democracy itself. Today’s conventional wisdom (post-first-round...



4/29/2017: ISSUES & IDEAS: As smug as ever

(image) Ihave just returned from Europe, where t here has been an irritating outburst of complacency over recent political events there, from quarters with no right to indulge in it. The huge sigh of pan- European relief over the first round of the French...



4/29/2017: FINANCIAL POST: A HOUSE OF WOE

(image) As Home Capital Group Inc. was having its worst week ever, at least one person in the investment world was smiling. Marc Cohodes, a short seller who has been described as a “scourge of Wall Street” has for more than three years bet on the implosion of...



4/29/2017: FINANCIAL POST: Making haste slowly on oilsands

(image) Imperial Oil Ltd., the Canadian subsidiary of Exxon Mobil Corp., isn’t joining the exodus of oil majors out of Canada. But Canada’s longest- established oil company isn’t in a rush to expand either as it weighs whether to embark on a new phase of...



4/29/2017: FINANCIAL POST: Trump signs order aimed at opening Arctic drilling
WASHINGTON • Working to dismantle his predecessor’s environmental legacy, President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Friday aimed at expanding drilling in the Arctic and opening other federal areas to oil and gas exploration. With one day...



4/29/2017: FINANCIAL POST: N.B. fights for lumber tariffs exemption
FREDERICTON • The New Brunswick government is calling for an immediate start to negotiations between Canada and the United States to ensure softwood lumber from Atlantic Canada is exempt from countervailing duties. Provincial governments in the region...



4/29/2017: FINANCIAL POST: POWER CORP. CO- CEO TAKING MEDICAL LEAVE

(image) Power Corporation of Canada co- CEO André Desmarais is taking a temporary medical leave from his day-to-day activities at the Montreal-based holding company. The company says Desmarais, 60, will continue to monitor and be involved in any major issues...



4/29/2017: FINANCIAL POST: Bombardier facing lengthy investigation

(image) Quebec- based Bombardier Inc. is facing a potentially lengthy and “serious” investigation that could affect its ability to deliver its CSeries jets in the United States market in the future, according to a trade expert. On Thursday, Boeing filed a...



4/29/2017: FINANCIAL POST: DEFICIT HITS $11.5B IN FIRST 11 MONTHS OF FISCAL YEAR

(image) The federal government ran a deficit of $11.5 billion over the first 11 months of its 2016-17 fiscal year, putting it well ahead of its spring budget forecast with one month to go. The result compared with a surplus of $7.5 billion during the April-...



4/29/2017: FINANCIAL POST: Cameco posts bigger Q1 loss than expected
SASKATOON • Cameco Corp. posted a worse- thanexpected first- quarter loss Friday as it felt the latest effects of the 2011 Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster. The results pushed the company’s already depressed stock price down $1.19 or 8.33 per cent...



4/29/2017: FINANCIAL POST: Reaching beyond fair trade

(image) Michael Sacco spends most of his days with his team roasting, grinding, tempering and packaging every piece of chocolate made on the premises of ChocoSol, a learning community and chocolate social enterprise in Toronto that also grows ingredients such...



4/29/2017: FINANCIAL POST: U.S. growth weakest in 3 years for Q1 GDP
•The U.S. economy turned in the weakest performance in three years in the JanuaryMarch quarter as consumers sharply slowed their spending. The result fell far short of President Donald Trump’s ambitious growth targets and underscores the challenges of...



4/29/2017: FINANCIAL POST: CANADIAN GDP GOES FLAT IN FEBRUARY AFTER HOT START

(image) Canadian economic growth took a pause in February after the breakneck pace seen at the start the year. Statistics Canada said Friday gross domestic product was unchanged in February, matching the expectations of economists, according to Thomson...



4/29/2017: FINANCIAL POST: Ratings agency sees Toronto home price slowdown
• Massive gains in house prices across the Greater Toronto Area could be coming to an end with a correction even in the cards, says a leading U. S. ratings agency. Fitch Ratings believes the province’s 16- point plan to create affordability in the...



4/29/2017: FINANCIAL POST: SHAW EXPLORES SELLING VIAWEST, SOURCES SAY

(image) Shaw Communications is looking for a buyer for ViaWest, the U. S. data centre company it bought three years ago, according to people familiar with the matter, as the Canadian cable company continues to shed assets it considers non-core. The sale of...



4/29/2017: FINANCIAL POST: negotiating the high-stakes field of Next- ge Ne ratio N ca N ce rd rugs

(image) Each year, researchers develop new drugs to fight an array of diseases and conditions. However, only a select minority progress from concept to candidate drug to patients via clinical trials. One company that’s successfully run the gauntlet over the...



4/29/2017: FINANCIAL POST: PENSIONLESS BUT AFFLUENT COUPLE HAVE NO CAUSE TO WORRY

(image) In Alberta, a couple we’ll call Sam, who is 70, and Ethel, who is 64, are moving toward full retirement. Sam has already retired from his small auto parts business. Ethel, who advises clients about their diets and exercise, is winding down her...



4/29/2017: FINANCIAL POST: How Trump’s tax-cut plan stacks up against Canadian system

(image) Called the “biggest individual and business tax cut in Ameri can history,” this week’s long- anticipated U. S. tax reform announcement had four stated goals: growing the U. S. economy and creating “millions of jobs,” simplifying the “burdensome” U. S....



4/29/2017: FINANCIAL POST: $521M
HOME CAPITAL’S APPROXIMATE HIGH INTEREST RATE SAVINGS DEPOSITS AS OF APRIL 28



4/29/2017: FINANCIAL POST: $2B
HOME CAPITAL’S APPROXIMATE HIGH INTEREST RATE SAVINGS DEPOSITS AS OF MARCH 28



4/29/2017: FINANCIAL POST: $1.4B
HOME CAPITAL’S APPROXIMATE HIGH INTEREST RATE SAVINGS DEPOSITS AS OF APRIL 24



4/29/2017: FP INVESTING: THE HONEYMOON IS ENDING

(image) Saturday marks Donald Trump’s 100th day in office, and so far, the stock market is giving him a pretty good grade. The S& P 500 is up more than 10 per cent since election day on Nov. 8 ( about half those gains have come since his inauguration on Jan....



4/29/2017: FP INVESTING: Five stocks that make me shake my head
From time to time, I try to engage my kids in discussions about investing and the stock market. For example, if we are at Tim Hortons, I explain to them how it was purchased by the U. S. holding company which owns Burger King. During our recent roller...



4/29/2017: FINANCIAL POST: Orchard robots? Replacing humans worries some

(image) • Harvesting Washington state’s vast fruit orchards each year requires thousands of farm workers, and many of them work illegally in the U.S. That system eventually could change dramatically as at least two companies are rushing to get robotic...



4/29/2017: FINANCIAL POST: Pot law’s impact on the office

(image) Wit ht he imminent legalization of marijuana, some reaction as to the alleged repercussions to Canada’s employers border on the hysterical. Some fear that employees will be hovering 10 metres of office entrances getting in a joint on their way to or...



4/29/2017: FINANCIAL POST: U.S. airlines alter overbooking practices
• The backlash against the rough removal of a United Airlines passenger to make room on a crowded flight has opened a divide in the U.S. industry over how to manage flight overbooking, with some renouncing the practice and others offering richer...



4/29/2017: FINANCIAL POST: ‘FEARLESS GIRL’ WORTH US$7.4M IN MEDIA EXPOSURE

(image) In the 51 days since Fearless Girl took her defiant place in front of Wall Street’s charging bull, she’s never lacked for company. Hundreds of visiting women and girls have tweeted selfies with artist Kristen Visbal’s bronze statue. Fearless Girl has...



4/29/2017: POST SPORTS: SENATORS WARY OF RANGER DANGER

(image) Tin Ottawa he Ottawa Senators are tr ying desperately to hold on to the underdog label. Hey, whatever works. It’s the playoffs. Senators coach Guy Boucher continues to use that role as a rallying cry for his team heading into Game 2 of their Eastern...



4/29/2017: POST SPORTS: Message to draft prospects: live it
From pucks to PingPong balls. In t he end, both will play the determining factors in where the lives of Nolan Patrick, Nico Hischier and the other top NHL draft prospects of 2017 go from here moving forward. To this point, it has been their marvellous...



4/29/2017: POST SPORTS: CFL FINES RIDERS, HEAD COACH/GM JONES

(image) The CFL fined the Saskatchewan Roughriders $31,500 for two bylaw violations and head coach/GM Chris Jones, pictured, $5,000 for meeting with the publicist for former NFL quarterback Johnny Manziel. Manziel is on the Hamilton Tiger- Cats’ negotiation...



4/29/2017: POST SPORTS: IN THIS CORNER

(image) Maria Sharapova who advanced to the semifinals of the Porsche Grand Prix, on negative comments made by several women’s tennis players about her return from a doping ban. I’m not someone that uses that as part of my comeback. My results have spoken for...



4/29/2017: SPORTS: WHO IS TRUE NO. 1?

(image) Ayear ago at this time y ou wouldn’ t have had time to read this story. You’d have been far too busy clicking on the NHL draft lottery simulator — over and over and over again. It’s what Toronto Maple Leafs president Brendan Shanahan admitted to...



4/29/2017: SPORTS: NHL DRAFT
Here is how some of the worst-finishing teams are approaching the draft: ❚ Colorado 2016-17 finish: 30th overall Odds of winning: 17.9% Last year’s pick: Tyson Jost, 10th overall The Avalanche have a wealth of talent, but none of it really seems to...



4/29/2017: SPORTS: BORN TO PLAY BASKETBALL, BUILT TO THROW BASEBALLS

(image) The decades- long journey of a father and a son, of a game and a country, ended with a sprint. When Dovydas Neverauskas — fresh from the airport and wearing cleats and a glove bummed from his new Pittsburgh Pirates teammates — jogged onto the mound at...



4/29/2017: SPORTS: STRUGGLING JAYS BLOW LATE LEAD
Logan Morrison hit the third of Tampa Bay’s three home runs in the eighth inning as the Rays rallied for a 7- 4 win over the struggling Toronto Blue Jays on Friday. Toronto had taken a 3-1 lead on a Kevin Pillar homer in the seventh inning before the...



4/29/2017: SPORTS: Raptors need better ball fluidity

(image) Winning ugly is just another way of saying you won. In the end, it doesn’t matter that a 25- point lead was completely blown. What matters is the Toronto Raptors are moving on having won three straight playoff games in a series for the first time and a...



4/29/2017: SPORTS: Olympic ideal includes more mixed-gender events 2020 PROGRAM
As the International Olympic Committee pushes for gender parity in its Games, sports federations are scrambling to add mixed events to their programs. The international governing bodies for swimming, archery, triathlon and taekwondo are among those...



4/29/2017: DIVERSIONS: HOROSCOPE
Moon Alert: Avoid shopping or big decisions from 5:15 PM to 10 PM EDT today. After that, the Moon moves from Gemini into Cancer. Aries (March 21-April 19) This is an interesting day. You might take a short trip. Admittedly, later in the day, relations...



4/29/2017: DIVERSIONS: CANADIAN CRISSCROSS
ACROSS 1. City in England 5. Pole which holds a sail 9. Religious pledges 13. Eye part 14. Press on 16. Rapier 17. Deal in 18. Italy’s former minister of foreign affairs 19. Only slightly cooked 20. Get hold of 22. Simultaneously 24. Metal-bearing...



4/29/2017: DIVERSIONS: CRYPTIC CROSSWORD
ACROSS 1 The first person the woman had engaged (6) 4 Spotted fraction of a bushel aboard glider (8) 9 Announced minimum put up for rent (6) 10 Channel track star Lewis returning in four-lap race (8) 11 Make something to ruminate on, and hit hard with...



4/29/2017: DIVERSIONS: BRIDGE
Effective declarer play isn’t always brilliant and dazzling: so very often, you just have to take what the card gods (and the opponents!) allow you to take and hope for the best. In a high-level match, both North-South pairs arrived in four hearts...



4/29/2017: DIVERSIONS: SUDOKU
Level: Evil To solve this puzzle, each 3x3 box, each row and each column must contain all the numbers 1 to 9. Puzzles come in four grades: easy, medium, hard and evil. Puzzle by websudoku.com



4/29/2017: POST HOMES: FOR SALE
Asking price for Lake Rosseau beauty is $3.75M



4/29/2017: NEW HOMES: Perfect balance

(image) “I was torn between creating a modern look and a traditional look,” says Sandra Couloufis of the model she designed at Harbourview Condominiums. Located on Bob- Lo Island near Windsor, the site attracts a range of buyers — including second-home...



4/29/2017: NEW HOMES: Bluffs central to new project

(image) The Scarborough Bluffs aren’t exactly a city secret, but f or Armaan Salek — the first time he visited the location of his new condominium development — they were certainly a surprise. “I’d never been to the Bluffs, personally, before going to visit...



4/29/2017: NEW HOMES: QUEEN STREET WEST

(image) With just 25 units in total — all of them two storeys — Cabin is a boutique condominium project in Toronto’s west end. Designed by RAW, the building is currently under construction. Builder/developer Curated Properties What’s new Two units remain left...



4/29/2017: NEW HOMES: STOUFFVILLE

(image) PACE on Main is a mid-rise building located close to the Stouffville GO Station and the amenities of the local Main Street. Builder/developer Geranium What’s new The developer has released three two-storey townhouse units for sale. Occupancy November...



4/29/2017: POST HOMES: How to make your child’s artwork endure forever

(image) For parents of a school-aged child, there are two things that converge at this time of year: spring cleaning and the realization that you have accumulated almost a year’s worth of your kid’s artwork. Usually the two are at odds: You want to clear the...



4/29/2017: POST HOMES: Mould, moisture woes controllable

(image) Ihear from a lot of homeowners who are concerned about a musty smell in their basement — what causes it and does it mean mould? To me, that musty smell signals two things: that you’ve got moisture in your basement — and possibly mould. While a...



4/29/2017: POST HOMES: Comfort without compromise

(image) All t oo often, people who love the traditional look of Toronto’s established neighbourhoods tend to view Modernist renovations ( or worse, new builds) with fear and loathing. But, done with as much sensitivity as this one, by TongTong principal...



4/29/2017: POST HOMES: MIX-AND-MATCH ELEMENTS GIVE CHARM TO OUTDOORS

(image) There are those who prefer perfectly matched furniture and a monochromatic colour scheme in decor. But for those who like to shake things up, it’s time to take it outside. There’s a freespirited attitude now in outdoor decor, with mix- and- match...



4/29/2017: RESALE: CALEDON

(image) 10 Valley Hill Dr. (Mt. Wolfe Road and 17th Sideroad) Asking price: $2.3 million Taxes: $8,200 (2016) Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 4 MLS# W3758136 PRIME CUL- DE- SAC LOCATION It has many exceptional features, but the one that attracted the most potential...



4/29/2017: POST HOMES: SERENE SETTING

(image) Mississauga 865 Whittier Cres. (Lakeshore Road West and Lorne Park Road) Asking price: $3.788 million Sold for: $3.68 million Taxes: $17,697 (2016) Bedrooms: 5+2 Bathrooms: 7 Time on the market: 31 days It was the private and serene setting of this...



4/29/2017: POST HOMES: BATHURST MANOR

(image) 79 Hove St. (Bathurst Street and Sheppard Avenue West) Asking price: $1,395,000 Sold for: $1,950,700 Taxes: $5,125 (2016) Bedrooms: 3+2 Bathrooms: 3 Time on the market: Seven days EIGHT OFFERS TO PURCHASE There were eight offers to purchase and this...



4/29/2017: POST HOMES: BRAMPTON

(image) 31 Seaside Circ. (Bovaird Drive East and Great Lakes Drive) Asking price: $539,000 Sold for: $675,000 Taxes: $3,927 (2016) Bedrooms: 3+2 Bathrooms: 4 Time on the market: One day SEMI FEELS LIKE DETACHED HOME The best feature of this semi-detached...



4/29/2017: POST HOMES: LEE ROCKER’S CALIFORNIA MANSION GOING FOR $10.5M

(image) Lee Rocker of the Stray Cats and his fashion designer wife Deborah Drucker have cut the price of their Moroccan-vibe mansion and put it back on the market for $10.5 million, down from an earlier listing for $11.5 million, the L.A. Times reports. They...



4/29/2017: THE CHATTER: We’re no angels
I’ve had angels on my mind lately. Maybe it’s because as our four-month-old Gus grows chubbier, he looks more and more like a cherub. I wonder if those diaperless angels, depicted as flying over the world, pooped down upon the masses. Maybe that’s...



4/29/2017: THE CHATTER: End the tweet shots
Etiquette tends to develop in concert with leaps in technological evolution – and so it was that the very moment we were introduced to Twitter we inaugurated uncompromising rules around subtweeting. A subtweet, for the uninitiated, is a glancing barb...



4/29/2017: THE CHATTER: DIRTY JEANS; NOT DIRT CHEAP
From chokers to bomber jackets, shoulder pads to capris, there are some fashion trends that are better left in the past where they belong – or at least in the clearance bin for the hipsters to find. Sure, we managed to revive cigarette pants, loafers...



4/29/2017: THE CHATTER: AN UPDATE ON TEXTUAL RELATIONS
When I was a teenager, I used to sneak downstairs every Saturday night to watch Sex and The City. I remember one infamous episode where Carrie Bradshaw’s boyfriend, Berger, breaks up with her on a Post- It note. Carrie then spends the rest of the...



4/29/2017: THE CHATTER: It’s all in the timing
The early reviews for The Handmaid’s Tale, the miniseries adapted from Margaret Atwood’s novel, have been almost synonymous in praising one specific aspect: its timeliness. Two vocal minorities are viewing the present political climate in the United...



4/29/2017: THE CHATTER: FROM DAY 6 • THE HALF-DOZEN MOST INTERESTING FACTS AND FIGURES BRENT BAMBURY FOUND THIS WEEK
A Glasglow Ukip candidate told a UK newspaper “When I go to a zoo and I see a gorilla my hormones go absolutely crazy. I find a gorilla very attractive.” indy100.com Children in Tajikistan are being asked by teachers and authorities to stay in contact...



4/29/2017: ARTS & LIFE: IS IT WORTH IT?

(image) Last weekend I took my kids to our boring little local park, where I met one of the local dads. It was a gorgeous spring day; warm enough to drop coats on the bench, sun shining, green buds showing on the barren trees. It was also the weekend of the...



4/29/2017: EAT: DINNER, DECONSTRUCTED
With 25,000 foodies in attendance and over 80 limited edition dishes to try, Taste of Toronto has become the city’s most anticipated summer culinary event. Here’s a sneak peek at what to expect from Toronto’s best chefs as they meet from June 15 – 18...



4/29/2017: EAT: eat
1 QUEBEC CITY: GRILLED CHEESE FESTIVAL Starting May 1 nearly 100 restaurants from across Quebec will come together in Quebec City for the city’s famed Grilled Cheese Festival. Look out for creative offerings including Banh Mi grilled cheese, apple...