Jason Kenney’s pitch to Torontonians

Jason Kenney’s pitch to Torontonians

“Find things you’d never expect, like an affordable house,” reads an ad in the Bloor-Yonge subway station. Another one nearby asks: “What’s the average price of a detached home? Toronto: $1.4 million. Calgary: $700,000.” The ads, which first appeared last week, are part of broader campaign launched by Alberta Premier Jason Kenney in August that’s … Read more

Ontario parents frustrated with lack of swimming lessons amid lifeguard shortage

Ontario parents frustrated with lack of swimming lessons amid lifeguard shortage

Lifeguards work at Brittany Beach of the Ottawa River in Ottawa on June 24.Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press Lacey Miller is frustrated after her daughter’s fall swimming lessons were abruptly cancelled this week due to a lifeguard shortage. The Ottawa mother said her five-year-old’s swim classes were set to start soon, after she secured a spot … Read more

Toronto’s busiest subway station is currently a giant ad for Alberta

Toronto’s busiest subway station is currently a giant ad for Alberta

The Government of Alberta is not playing around when it comes to poaching skilled workers from Ontario, as evidenced by the complete takeover of Toronto’s Bloor-Yonge Station with ads that scream things like “LESS TAXES” and “BIGGER PAYCHEQUES, SMALLER RENT CHEQUES.” Everywhere. The massive TTC ad buy, which involves not only posters and wall murals … Read more

Justin Trudeau slightly favoured over Pierre Poilievre for prime minister: new poll

Justin Trudeau slightly favoured over Pierre Poilievre for prime minister: new poll

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Conservative leader Pierre Poilievre greet each other as they gather in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill to pay tribute to Queen Elizabeth in Ottawa on Sept. 15.Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press A new poll suggests Canadians still believe Justin Trudeau is still the best man for the job of … Read more

Alberta rescinds appointment of Human Rights Commission chief in book review dispute

Alberta rescinds appointment of Human Rights Commission chief in book review dispute

Tyler Shandro answers questions at a news conference in Calgary on Sept. 3.Todd Korol/The Canadian Press The Alberta government has rescinded the appointment of the head of its Human Rights Commission in a dispute stemming from a passage in a book review that has been criticized as Islamophobic. Justice Minister Tyler Shandro’s department did not … Read more

Two translated titles among finalists for $60,000 Atwood Gibson Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize

Two translated titles among finalists for ,000 Atwood Gibson Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize

Donald Winkler’s translation of Querelle of Roberval by Kevin Lambert is one of five books on the shortlist for the Atwood Gibson Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize.Chris Young/The Canadian Press Two French-to-English translations are among the titles in the running for a $60,000 fiction prize from the Writers’ Trust of Canada. Organizers revealed the five-book shortlist … Read more

Trans-Canada Highway: Fall closure announced for Kicking Horse Canyon

Trans-Canada Highway: Fall closure announced for Kicking Horse Canyon

Be ready to add an extra 90 minutes of travel time if you plan on driving the Trans-Canada Highway through the Rocky Mountains this fall. On Tuesday, B.C.’s Ministry of Transportation announced that the Kicking Horse Canyon section, located east of Golden, will undergo a lengthy traffic closure between Sept. 26 and Dec. 1. According … Read more

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney vows to vote against Danielle Smith’s sovereignty act

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney vows to vote against Danielle Smith’s sovereignty act

Danielle Smith, centre, makes a comment as Todd Loewen, left, and Rajan Sawhney listen during the United Conservative Party of Alberta leadership candidate’s debate in Medicine Hat on July 27.Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press Alberta Premier Jason Kenney says if Danielle Smith wins the race to replace him as head of the United Conservative Party next … Read more

Tenille Townes – The Last Time (Official Lyric Video) – TenilleTownesVEVO

Tenille Townes – The Last Time (Official Lyric Video) – TenilleTownesVEVO

Tenille Townes – The Last Time (Official Lyric Video)  TenilleTownesVEVO

Local artist Smokey D. (a.k.a. Jamie Hardy) paints positive messages in Vancouver’s Chinatown

Local artist Smokey D. (a.k.a. Jamie Hardy) paints positive messages in Vancouver’s Chinatown

Artist Smokey D. works on one of his pieces on a city-sanctioned graffiti wall just outside Chinatown in Vancouver on Aug. 18.Rafal Gerszak/The Globe and Mail Vancouver’s Chinatown has seen an increase in vandalism this year – storefronts and beloved murals have been sprayed with graffiti. The community has gathered multiple times to clean the … Read more