Feb 17, 2012

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DiManno: Pope Benedict is the one Catholic who can't be touched

Benedict may be indubitably pious and unmatched as a scholar-pope but, on his watch, the Catholic Church has sunk into a morass of unprecedented scandal.

OxyContin will soon be pulled from Canadian pharmacies

The narcotic painkiller OxyContin will soon be pulled from pharmacy shelves across the country, and addiction experts warn the move will spark a public health crisis in Northern Ontario.

GO Transit parking tickets double

Drummond Report suggests GO’s free lots start charging, while commuters who can’t find a legal spot drive up the number of fines issued.

Inflation rate jumps to 2.5 per cent on higher gas prices

A one-month pop in gasoline prices propelled Canada's annual inflation rate up two notches to 2.5 per cent in January, reversing a recent trend toward moderating consumer price increases.

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Why you should forget about sales

Sears joins Walmart, Target, H&M, Joe Fresh, IKEA in everyday low prices – once a surefire way to go out of business fast. Now it’s becoming the norm.


Inflation rate jumps to 2.5 per cent on higher gas prices

A one-month pop in gasoline prices propelled Canada's annual inflation rate up two notches to 2.5 per cent in January, reversing a recent trend toward moderating consumer price increases.

Sears Canada cuts prices up to 30%

Sears Canada is cutting prices  by as much as 20 to 30 per cent in hopes of shoring up sagging sales.

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Griffin: Gary Carter, Baseball Hall of Famer, dead at 57

Crowd-pleasing catcher, a man of faith who always played the game with heart and passion, passed away Thursday from brain cancer.

Griffin: Blue Jays’ quest for Cuban free-agent talent continues

When Alex Anthopoulos was named Blue Jays GM in 2009 he vowed that the club was going to be active in competing for international free agents. AA has kept his word.


Toronto bishop dons Toronto Maple Leafs sweater at Vatican

Toronto Archbishop Thomas Collins donned a personalized Maple Leafs sweater in St. Peter’s Square on Thursday as he awaits elevation into the College of Cardinals.

Judge orders Todd Bertuzzi’s lawyers to release details on secret deal with ex-coach

Bertuzzi, then playing for Vancouver, struck Colorado’s Steve Moore from behind, punched him in the side of the head, then drove his head into the ice

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Oscars 2012: Academy Awards gone weird

Could this be the weirdest Academy Awards ever? Consider these nine sets of oddball Oscar facts and figures, in a year when a silent movie could triumph in Tinseltown.

Oscars 2012: The Odds: War Horse

Star movie critic Peter Howell handicaps the odds on the nine Best Picture contenders for the Feb. 26 Academy Awards. Today: War Horse.


Degrassi star ‘Wheels’ reported dead, almost five years later

Degrassi producers confirm the news of Neil Hope's death, which was made public today. He reportedly died almost five years ago at age 35 in Hamilton.

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Justin Bieber, Ellen DeGeneres grant Ottawa woman’s wish

Helene Campbell, who is awaiting a double lung transplant, will appear on The Ellen DeGeneres Show thanks to the power of Twitter.

Sushi can be a healthy meal â€" if you choose wisely: The Dish

Sushi, like any meal, can be healthy â€" if you choose wisely


Hydration â€" what’s the best drink for your work out routine: Gym Rat

There’s been some debate recently over when, how much â€" and more importantly, what â€" to drink while working out.

FAMILY DAY 2012: 39 fun things to do with your family

Toss pizza dough in the air. Make a kite. Catch a free film. Belly laugh. Mug for the camera. There’s no shortage of ways to spend the Family Day long weekend around the GTA this weekend. To help you make the most of precious family time, the Star has an exhaustive list of great family activities.

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Spring Break 2012: Where to party in the U.S.A.

From Key West to Myrtle Beach to Las Vegas, a look at the trashiest spots for college kids to party on spring break in 2012.

St. Martin or St. Maarten: The Caribbean’s Friendly Island means good food

Tiny St. Martin/St. Maarten is so much more than a shopping mecca: think food. Dine almost anywhere here â€" from beach fare or gourmet resto â€" and expect a great meal.


World’s Best Shopping Cities: bag deals in New York, Italy, Bali . . . and Montreal

U.S., Italy, Indonesia, Spain and China offer shopping bargains for travelers looking for jewellery, leather and other deals.

Holland’s dazzing flower display

Holland's fabulous Floriade expo runs every 10 years, and this is one of them.

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