Jan 21, 2012

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Saturday, January 21, 2012 Hello Cabuyano! 

Morning Headlines

Smitherman brokered meeting between Korean officials and ORNGE

The former health minister acted as an unpaid consultant, setting up a meeting last fall for the troubled Ontario air ambulance organization.

Man shot to death in Scarborough

A victim was shot to death and found at Scarborough General Hospital early this morning. It is the city’s latest homicide.

New Ontario poll puts Tories ahead of Liberals

The Progressive Conservatives have regained the public-opinion poll lead that they squandered to the governing Liberals last fall, a new Forum Research survey suggests.

Don Drummond reigns over Ontario’s introduction to austerity

Don Drummond has been put in charge of a commission on the public service with the power to affect all our lives in Ontario. Tough work? More like “dream job.”

Winterlicious Celebrates its Tenth Anniversary

Check out Toronto.com's Winterlicious Guide

Over 175 top restaurants to choose offering prix-fixe menus January 27th to February 9th. Find all participating restaurants and menus at Toronto.com and reserve your table January 12th.
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This Weekend: Things to do in Toronto

Jan. 20 to Jan. 22: what's on this weekend including the Monster Jam, Lunar Fest and Dance Weekend.

Inflation in Canada falls as prices drop for food and gas

Inflation in Canada fell sharply last month to 2.3 per cent, as prices for most major items — from gasoline and food, to cars and clothing — plunged in December.

Direct Energy moving headquarters moving to Houston, impacting 500 jobs

Direct Energy chops 500 head office jobs in Toronto, citing too much regulation in Ontario

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Athletic therapist claimed she was fired by Toronto Argos because she’s a woman

Lawsuit accused then-coach Jim Barker of saying he wouldn’t be comfortable working with female head therapists because they would ‘mother’ players.

Lleyton Hewitt beats Milos Raonic at the Australian Open

Former No. 1-ranked Lleyton Hewitt reached the Round of 16 in his 16th Australian Open after beating No. 23-seeded Canadian Milos Raonic 4-6, 6-3, 7-6 (5), 6-3 in a Saturday night match.


Cox: Milos Raonic refining his game in high pressure moments

Tough one for Milos Raonic. But a compelling final blast from Lleyton Hewitt.

Maple Leafs goalie Jonas Gustavsson’s calm pays off in hockey-mad Toronto

No matter what happens, he has the ability to put it all into an easy-to-handle perspective.

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Etta James dies at age 73

R&B singer Etta James, who died Friday in Los Angeles, was known for tempestuous relationships with her family, her men and the music industry. Then she spent decades battling drug addiction. But she will be remembered forever for “At Last.”

Haywire, starring Gina Carano: Review

Mixed martial arts star Gina Carano benefits from her relative anonymity as she delivers leather and knuckles to famous male faces in Haywire.


Sundance 2012: Robert Redford offers hope in hard times

These are tough times we’re living in â€" and that includes the film business â€" acknowledged Sundance Film Festival founder Robert Redford, sounding like a character he’d play in a western as he spoke to the media in the Egyptian Theatre in Park City a few hours before the fest opened Thursday.

New movie apps explode on the scene

Want to simulate M:I4 explosions or use your iPad as a racetrack? New apps get creative to draw in movie fans.

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Ricky Tsang can hardly move, yet he’s written a book. Next up? Finding love

Inspiring young man with duchenne muscular dystrophy has written a book called Ridiculous

Cribb: At work, today's dads are where women were 40 years ago

Somewhere in the space between the traditional male hunter/gatherer and new age snot wiper, fathers are balanced precariously.


Chinese New Year celebrations in Toronto kick off Year of the Dragon

Come Sunday, millions of families worldwide will come together to feast and celebrate as the dragon breathes life into the new year.

Lost purse returned: Tell us your stories of valuable objects lost and found

It could’ve been a bank fraud and ID-theft spree. Instead my handbag was returned â€" even the lone Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup had survived.

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Tourists sample Patagonia’s harsh beauty in Chile’s Torres del Paine national park

Chile’s Patagonia is a haven for hikers, a taste of Alaska, the Alps, the Himalayas and the High Sierra all in one place. It is considered one of the Top treks in the world.

Travel deals to impress your valentine â€" and save you money

Holiday bargains of the week include Florida, New York, London and tantalizing Tahiti


Quebec City Travel: It’s winter Carnival time

Quebec City’s famous winter Carnival, which starts next week, is a great travel destination for Canadians.

California Travel: San Francisco a heaven for foodies

San Francisco is a gastronomic delight, with far more than sourdough and seafood. Check out the luscious market at the Ferry Building.

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