Dec 14, 2011

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DiManno: Crown pounces on witness discrepancy at Shafia trial

The jury in a multiple homicide trial in Kingston will draw its own conclusions about witness testimony from what they’ve heard this week — and the six weeks preceding.

TTC scrambles to salvage service with $5 million plan

$5 million would delay service cuts to February and keep the buses rolling as ever on Finch, Dufferin and Don Mills routes.

Woman’s body found at home of Belgium gunman

The body of a woman has been found in the garage of a grenade-lobbing gunman, bringing to four the number of people killed in an attack in the city of Liege, officials said Wednesday.

Royals to come to Canada to mark Queen’s 60-year reign

Buckingham Palace says the royal family will tour the globe to celebrate the Queen’s 60-year reign.

 
 
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Doug Ford saves the day?

Mayor’s brother demonstrates why personal handouts are misguided.


 
Business
 

Markets sink on U.S. economic worries

The Toronto stock market closed lower Tuesday as traders took in a sobering look at economic conditions from the U.S. Federal Reserve.

5 economic predictions for 2012

There's good and bad news ahead, but don't rule out a global recession.

 

RIM exec forced plane into lockdown; court transcript

Drunk RIM executives allegedly pushed a flight attendant and threatened passengers and Air Canada crew.

Public sector pensions based on 'fanciful' returns: report

Taxpayers could be on the hook for the growing liability, says a study from the C.D. Howe Institute.

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Sports
 

Five answers: Leafs have work to do despite win

The Star’s hockey writer Mark Zwolinski posed five questions for the Leafs prior to their game against the Carolina Hurricanes on Tuesday night. Here’s how the Leafs responded.

Doug Smith's Sports Blog: Raptors roster is complete

Gary Forbes is coming. Not a huge surprise and ends Bryan’s off-season free agent shopping and the guy should be here sometime today.

 

Feschuk: Patrick Chan wins Lou Marsh award

Toronto skater tops starry field to be named Canada’s athlete of the year.

Photos: Patrick Chan, 2011 Lou Marsh Trophy winner

Patrick Chan, the 20-year-old figure skater from Toronto, has won the Lou Marsh Trophy as Canada’s athlete of the year.

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Entertainment
 

Tree of Life, Take Shelter top Toronto film awards

Toronto Film Critics Association awards acting prizes to Jessica Chastain, Michelle Williams and Christopher Plummer.

Pecaut Centre brightens our future

The David Pecaut Centre for Social Enterprise would create and nurture social improvement programs starting in 2012

 

Drew Brees tackles Elmo

Drew Brees of the New Orleans Saints is making a special appearance on Thursday’s episode of the educational children’s TV show.

Has ‘Glee’ lost its grip?

A rare TV/music double sensation just last year, “Glee” â€" an over-the-top romp about a high-school show choir filled with colourful characters â€" has officially entered its awkward middle years.

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Living
 

Is Raf Simons the next head of Dior?

Rumour is that the head of Jil Sander is in negotiations for the gig. At first glance the thought of him taking over at Dior seems unusual â€" maybe not.

Yorkville hat shop to close after 32 years

Iconic accessories shop Accessity is closing after 32 years. Its Yorkville neighbour UPC is also shutting down.

 

Beker: Klum a model for those who want to have it all

We’re at Yorkville’s swank Hazelton Hotel and Heidi Klum is sad.

Google loves its doodles

Jennifer Hom is one of a handful of illustrators who dress up the Google home page.

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Travel
 

Dublin’s Libraries Get the Last Word

Take a tour of literary Dublin; a writers' - and tourists - paradise.

Get married naked on TV for a Jamaica trip

Hedonism II offering a free wedding and 4 nights stay if folks get married in the nude on a TV broadcast.

 

The French Town That Charmed Leonardo da Vinci

Lovely castles and a gentle river in Amboise, France.

Florida Keys dining fresh as the ocean around it

Despite the retro ’50s beach shack vibe, visitors hunting for great food on this laid-back island chain will discover the real thing, prepared by people who love what they do.

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