Feb 20, 2012

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Monday, February 20, 2012 Hello Cabuyano! 

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‘I made a mistake and I readily admit it’: Ontario town rocked by a horse-drawn buggy accident

The town of Mount Forest has been rocked by a horse-drawn buggy accident and how an off-duty OPP officer charged in it may have received special treatment by his colleagues.

Children who are gender nonconforming at greater risk of abuse: study

A Harvard study says one in 10 children is at risk of abuse and more likely to suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder if they exhibit gender behaviour different than that typically expressed by their biological sex.

DiManno: I've got a gun

Rosie DiManno takes possession of a shotgun the very day Ottawa formally scraps the long-gun registry.

Thornhill's Milos Raonic wins San Jose's SAP Open

Raonic rose to as high as No. 25 in the rankings last year â€" the highest ever for a Canadian â€" before his season derailed on Wimbledon’s grass.

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Review: Simpsons, 500th episode

You can go ahead and have that cow, man. The Simpsons have hit Episode #500. That’s only 130-something less than television’s all-time episodic record-holder, Gunsmoke.

Olive: Mark Carney’s plan to help save the (financial) world

Mark Carney, in a sit-down interview with the Star’s David Olive, displays the steeliness he’ll need to steer global finances away from the brink as head of the Financial Stability Board. In a terse exchange, the Bank of Canada head even puts Olive in his place.

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 joins low-price club - fewer sales, better prices

Sears' plan to permanently cut prices on thousands of items and offer sales on fewer items is the latest volley in a  retail price war.

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NHL trade deadline: Maple Leafs among teams looking to trade

The NHL trade deadline is a week away. A look at the buyers, the sellers and who’s after what.

Smith: ESPN's racist headline a sorry comment on our craft

Sometimes too many of us don’t think before writing something and it diminishes all journalists.


Mudhar: Story of New York Knicks guard Jeremy Lin jumps from sports to insight pages

The good thing about the negative incidents is people are watching, and ready to call something racist when they see it.

Canada’s Milos Raonic defends his title at SAP Open

Raonic rose to as high as No. 25 in the rankings last year â€" the highest ever for a Canadian â€" before his season derailed on Wimbledon’s grass.

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Degrassi star Neil Hope, a.k.a. Wheels, died a lonely death unnoticed

Neil Hope —the lovable, troubled teen “Wheels” on Degrassi — died alone in a Hamilton rooming house in 2007, police confirm.

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.

Justin Bieber was found on YouTube, why not a conductor?

The Windsor Symphony Orchestra asked for YouTube videos from 153 applicants for the job of conductor â€" part of a new trend of internet artist search

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Generations: Special section on family and style

For this special edition of Weekend Life, guest editor Jeanne Beker explores the connections between generations and style.

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.


Montreal restaurant Laurier drops celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay from name

Once Laurier Gordon Ramsay, Montreal restaurant will now be known as Laurier 1936 after its relationship with the U.K. chef soured.

More athletes scoring beauty product endorsements

They've been known for their brawn. Now they're getting known for their beauty. Tennis star Milos Raonic teams with Biotherm and swimmer Annamay Pierse pairs with Pantene in the latest endorsements.

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A perfect weekend in Miami

The shopping and beach mecca of Miami, Florida is often at the top of Canadians' travel lists.

Europe on a $23.71 a day . . . or maybe $118.78

Backpacker study finds Sofia, Bulgaria the cheapest city in Europe, while Oslo, Norway is the most expensive. Be prepared!


Travel Deals: Newfoundland, Bahamas, Hawaii, Ontario and more

Newfoundland and Labrador have done a great job promoting their destination these past few years with an eye-catching ad campaign. If you’re ready to book, Globus has a deal: 12-day tours discounted by $200 per person, as long as you reserve by April 17. Trip highlights include Gros Morne National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site famous for its spectacular scenery, the Strait of Belle Isle (also known as ‘Iceberg Alley’), L’Anse Aux Meadows National Historic Site and the only known Viking settlement in North America, the historic community of Trinity, Cape Spear and St. John’s with a cruise of Witless Bay to see the humpback whales. With the discount, prices start at $2,379 per person and include accommodation, touring, attraction tickets, daily breakfasts and most dinners, including a lobster dinner and a farewell dinner complete with one of Newfoundland’s famous ‘Screech-In’ ceremonies on the last night. Tours run June through September. See www.globusjourneys.ca.

Rivers and Dust â€" The two sides of Africa

Finding wild animals on a safari to Africa is a special experience. But it's really all about the water.

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