Feb 23, 2012

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Thursday, February 23, 2012 Hello Cabuyano! 

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DiManno: Mississauga girl’s killing ‘no mystery,’ judge says

It was a non-smoking household and those rules were obeyed. Not, apparently, a non-killing household, however.

Republican debate turns into comedy club

With the prize still hanging in the balance, the spectacle of seemingly endless Republican presidential debates drew to a close Wednesday night.

Goon movie poster stripped from city bus shelters

An offside call from the city saw lewd Goon movie posters torn from city bus shelters Wednesday, just hours before the hockey comedy made its Toronto premiere.

Report calls for three-year degrees at Ontario universities

Provincial document proposes changes to post-secondary system that would mean a faster, cheaper education â€" but would it be better?

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Why can’t voters fire Rob Ford?

Recall legislation could allow residents to dump incompetent city politicians before their terms are over.


Most Canadians expect to work beyond age 66, new poll finds

As Canadian live longer and face tougher financial choices in their golden years, fewer than a third of respondents in a new survey plan to be fully retired by 66.

Greece’s debt deal sparks union protests

Greece scrambled Wednesday to adopt a batch of emergency laws that will further cut incomes and government spending, while revising deficit estimates higher, a day after securing a new bailout and debt relief deal designed to stave off bankruptcy.


Sears Canada faced with ‘toxic’ challenge

Sears Canada, one of Canada’s largest department store chains, continued to slide over the key holiday sales period while profits shrank.

Rogers raises dividend 11 per cent as profits, sales grow

Rogers Communications Inc. says it is increasing its dividend by 11 per cent as its fourth quarter profits and revenues improved.

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Toronto Raptors beat Detroit Pistons, end four-game skid

Raptors get 23 points from DeMar DeRozan and 15 assists from Jose Calderon, completing 2-5 homestand before entering all-star break.

Cox: Leafs in goalie crisis, Nash price sky-high

If there ever was a chance Jonas Gustavsson was going to succeed in Toronto, that time has passed.


Feschuk: James Reimer, Leafs Nation believes in you

It’s up to you now, Optimus. You’re our No. 1. Please don’t let Toronto down.

Graham James apologizes to victims, players, hockey community

Crown seeks six-year sentence for convicted sex offender, whose lawyer says he is rehabilitated and should get 12 to 18 months of community service.

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Pavlo strings the world along

Toronto guitar master's expanded global sound gets special showcase at Roy Thomson Hall

Tropic of Cancer publisher dies

Barney Rosset, who introduced North America to countless political and avant-garde writers and risked prison and financial ruin to release such underground classics as Tropic of Cancer and Lady Chatterley’s Lover, has died


Monkey Majik: Canadians move hearts in Japan

Two brothers from Ottawa make it big in Japan, and find ties deepening amid tragedy.

Downton Abbey goes back to beginning

Season 1 of hit PBS drama Downton Abbey begins airing again on VisionTV.

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Upscale doughnut shops satisfying grown-up tastes

Since Glory Hole Doughnuts blasted onto the Toronto food scene, other doughnut bakeries have set their sites here too.

Korean poppers snacking craze takes Canadian supermarkets by storm

Poppers, a fun Korean street food, are showing up in Canadian supermarkets as a form of theatre. They’re a tasty vehicle for sweet and savoury toppings.


Needle phobia in childhood linked to future health-care fears

For young children who fear getting a needle, researchers have developed a scale — a series of increasingly frightened faces — that helps youngsters report their feelings.

Facebook app ‘If I Die’ lets users announce their own deaths

Users can create a video or text announcement that will be posted to Facebook after they die.

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Kauai, Hawaii made for the movies

It’s four o’clock happy hour at the Tahiti Nui in downtown Hanalei on Kauai’s North Shore, where scenes from the movie The Descendants were filmed.

Maple Leafs ticket-and-hotel deal in Boston ices the cake

Toronto Maple Leafs fans can get hotel-and-tickets deals on a March 19 game in Boston, while Transat holidays offers romance packages on European cruises.


Sunseekers still flock to Florida, while Iran aims to attract tourists

A roundup of interesting travel items.

Maple Leafs ticket-and-hotel deal in Boston ices the cake

Toronto Maple Leafs fans can get hotel-and-tickets deals on a March 19 game in Boston, while Transat holidays offers romance packages on European cruises.

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