Jan 25, 2012

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Toronto teens send Lego man into space

17-year-old students Mathew Ho and Asad Muhammadn create a remarkable space odyssey with a weather balloon, four cameras and a plastic man that soared 24 kilometres high.

A new Toronto transit proposal delivers more bang for the $8.2 billion buck

City council's "mighty middle" warms to a three-route TTC compromise: a bit more subway, open-sky LRT, and a souped-up Finch busway.

Google starts tracking people as they use YouTube, search, Gmail

Google on Tuesday said it will begin tracking people as they use Google search and Gmail, watch YouTube videos and use other Google servicesâ€"at their computers and on their mobile devices.

Toronto Now: Crash blocks Hwy. 410 southbound

The OPP is reporting a two-vehicle collision on Hwy. 410 southbound in Brampton, south of Williams Pkwy. The two left lanes are blocked but there are no injuries reported.

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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Kremlin TV to air Assange’s new show

The Kremlin’s English-language television station has revealed that it will be broadcasting WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange’s new television show.


Stop throttling video games, CRTC tells Rogers

Internet service providers can slow down some traffic. But Rogers was offside in throttling video games, the CRTC says.

Two major Canadian unions, CAW and CEP, exploring merger by mid-2013

Two of Canada’s biggest private-sector labour unions are formally exploring the possibility of creating a new, merged organization by the middle of next year in order to better protect their members from the demands being placed on them.


IMF slashes growth forecast for Canadian economy

Canada’s recovery is being dragged down by a cascading crisis in Europe and weakening conditions elsewhere, the International Monetary Fund suggests in its latest economic outlook.

Facebook and Twitter engineers launch ‘fairer’ version of Google

Social networks team up on Google with “don’t be evil” browser add-on to counter Google’s attempt to be more Facebook-like with Search Plus. But Facebook had it coming, says industry insider.

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Maple Leafs hit all-star break with OT win

Clarke MacArthur’s second goal of the night seals victory after Islanders forced overtime with late marker.

Andrea Bargnani scores 36 points as Raptors defeat Suns 99-96

Andrea Bargnani, back after a six-game injury absence, poured in a season-high 36 points as the Raptors snapped an eight-game losing streak with their first win at Phoenix’s US Airways Center in eight seasons.


Blue Jays land former Reds closer Francisco Cordero

One-year deal worth $4.5 million adds proven reliever in support of newcomer Sergio Santos.

Prince Fielder, Detroit Tigers agree to nine-year, $214 million deal

The AL Central champions moved boldly Tuesday to fill the void left when all-star DH Victor Martinez suffered a knee injury that will keep him out for the entire 2012 season.

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Oscars 2012: Christopher Plummer thrilled with nomination

Christopher Plummer talks to the Star after receiving an Academy Award nomination on Tuesday for Best Supporting Actor for his role in Beginners.

Oscars 2012: A lot of surprise nominations this year, Howell

Surprises are rare on Oscars nomination morning, but the Academy gave us plenty of things to smile about â€" and a few to puzzle over.


Marg Helgenberger’s last CSI episode

Catherine Willows character says farewell Wednesday after 12 seasons.

Two National Film Board of Canada animated shorts nominated for Oscars

Calgary-based filmmakers Amanda Forbis and Wendy Tilby earned the nod for their Prairie-based picture “Wild Life,” while Patrick Doyon claimed the honour for his debut “Dimanche/Sunday.”

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Kingston’s boy-wonder chef turns 21

Kingston chef Luke Hayes-Alexander has been cooking for almost half of his 21 years. He has run his own restaurant for six of those years.

Childhood vaccines: Parents can report immunization records online

Toronto is one of few cities to allow parents to transmit vaccine records online, but only a fraction take advantage of the system.


Bachelor Canada candidates: Our picks to carry the rose

The Star singles out local men we think could be leading man on Canada's version of The Bachelor.

Paris Couture Spring 2012: Day One

Jeanne Beker reports from Paris on Day One of the Haute Couture Spring 2012 shows at Paris Fashion Week.

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One billion international tourists forecast for 2012

United Nations report says Europe attracted more than 500 million visitors last year.

Los Angeles travel: fabulous local food chains in Southern California

There's more to the L.A. dining scene than Wolfgang Puck, tacos and hot dogs.


Italy cruise tragedy: mainlanders come to gawk

Costa Concordia accident brings strong reactions on island of Giglio

Cruise vacations: top trends for 2012

More to eat, drink, see and learn on 2012 ships.

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