Nov 18, 2011 Morning Headlines

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Rations of one diaper every eight hours: Elderly continue to suffer

Eight years after an Ontario government promise to revolutionize nursing home care, a private nursing home chain enforced such strict restrictions on diapers that staff wrapped residents in towels and plastic garbage bags to keep their beds dry.

Toronto Now: Southbound lanes on Highway 400 blocked

All southbound lanes on Highway 400 are blocked between Highways 88 and 89 for a heavy tow-truck removing a tractor-trailer that rolled over earlier this morning.

Toronto teacher faces child porn charges

A Toronto District School Board teacher has been charged with possessing child pornography.

Inflation slides, but gas prices up 18.2 per cent

Still, the gas spike is significantly less than the 22.7 per cent increase in gas prices recorded in September.

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Would you like to see Gretzky as a Leafs owner?

Add Wayne Gretzky's name to the list of people now said to be involved with groups interested in buying Maple Leafs Sports and Entertainment.

Ireland’s Celtic Tiger now a roaring good real estate deal

Real estate prices have plummeted so severely in Ireland, some properties are now selling for 70 per cent off their 2007 peak.

Ottawa launches pooled pension plan

Ottawa has tabled a framework for a pooled pension plan aimed at helping the many Canadian workers without the security of a company pension.


Euro debt crisis takes TSX lower

The Toronto stock market was lower while commodity prices fell back as worries about the European debt crisis settled on Spain.

Canada should slap a price on industrial water usage: Report

The federal advisory body on sustainable development wants governments to put a price on water used by industry.

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Cox: Wilson's contract extension now unlikely

The sizzling start of the Maple Leafs is now but a memory. And Ron Wilson's opportunity to land a contract extension at some point during this season is almost certainly gone as well.

Gretzky approached by groups eyeing purchase of MLSE

Great One courted by at least one group kicking the tires on the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Fund’s $1.5 billion share of MLSE.


Five answers from Leafs-Predators game

Star columnist Rosie DiManno offers her take on how the Leafs answered five questions facing them in the Preds game.

DiManno: Leafs ‘not comfortable putting starting load’ on Monster, says Burke

Jonas Gustavsson may now be a pale version of his former self, but for the Leafs to claim he was never projected as the main guy in the nets seems a tad revisionist.

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How kids’ flicks stack up

This guide will help parents navigate and prepare for the onslaught of Muppets, Chipmunks and other animated critters soon to be lurking in theatres.

Jack Layton biopic in the works

Veteran filmmaker Laszlo Barna and the CBC are collaborating on a biopic on the life of late NDP leader Jack Layton.


Demi Moore to end marriage to Ashton Kutcher: reports

Demi Moore is ending her marriage to fellow actor Ashton Kutcher, she told the Associated Press Thursday.

Happy Feet Two: Less happy, more worry

The sequel is a darker version of the 2006 Oscar winner, but a pair of krill feed us some big laughs.

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My Kardashian divorce: Why our marriage lasted less than a year

They were married four times as long as Kim Kardashian but split up within a year of saying “I do.” Toronto exes Jenny Johnston and Brice Hall talk to the Star about their 360-day marriage.

Meet the restaurant barkers of King St. W.

The solitary touts who wheedle, cajole or murmur quietly are loved by some and snubbed by others. Meet two of them.


The Real Dirt: Plants with racy reputations

Sonia Day tries growing the sexy specimens featured in her new book, The Untamed Garden.

The Dish: A chicken bento box is the saltiest dish we’ve analyzed yet

The Dish analyzes the chicken bento box from Sushi on Bloor, a popular Annex eatery

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Get lost in the Alps Lose yourself in the Alps

Twelve interconnected resorts in two countries, 650 km of groomed runs, 197 lifts — the Portes du Soleil stats read like Jose Bautista’s baseball card.

American royalty

Hearst Castle in San Simeon, California is larger than life, just like its illustrious founder.


A bargain Roman holiday

Fine hotels offer artsy Italian package, plus check out bargains for sunny destinations like San Diego and Mexico.

Monumental Arizona

Arizona’s gigantic landmarks are a reason to hit red-rock country in the desert around Sedona.

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