Monthly Archives: August 2013

Inexpensive, open-all-hours and endlessly varied — street food is a staple for many, especially in big cities like Jakarta.But concern over potentially fatal food-borne illness has put street food hygiene under the microscope. Data from the Health Ministry suggests that … Continue reading

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Wireless competition would improve without foreign ownership limits

Opening Canada’s $19 billion wireless market to foreign ownership would promote competition far better than existing rules, which cap investment but give preferential access to offshore telecom giants, the Fraser Institute says.In a research paper released Monday, the policy think-tank … Continue reading

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In a litany of loss, the names of 5,200 dead Chinese schoolchildren reverberated throughout the room from a loudspeaker.Hundreds of volunteers gathered at the Art Gallery of Ontario on Sunday to honour the youngest victims of the 2008 earthquake that … Continue reading

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Why Toronto residents must embrace city wildlife

A fox sleeps in the sun, cosy on the threshold of Ruthi Gladstone’s front door. Deer in the backyard nibble on herbs. Rabbits idle and stretch in her garden.This benign kingdom is in Canada’s most populous city, near Yonge St. … Continue reading

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Canadian consumers could be in for a bonanza of special credit card offers now that Aimia Inc. has confirmed TD Bank has won its Aeroplan business away from CIBC, some industry members said.While CIBC hopes to hang onto half its … Continue reading

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Man flees cops drowns in Arden Hills lake

Roseville police continue to investigate how a routine traffic stop started a chase that ended with the driver crashing his car and apparently drowning in an Arden Hills lake.The man’s body was pulled from the water, about 50 feet from … Continue reading

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General Motors Co. is knocking 13 per cent off the U.S. sticker price of the Chevrolet Volt electric car as it tries to keep pace with rivals in the market for plug-in vehicles.The auto maker said Tuesday that the 2014 … Continue reading

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Star Matt Damon deny movie has political agenda

The Hollywood Reporter calls it a “politically charged flight of speculative fiction.”Newsmax refers to it “sci-fi socialism” and “political propaganda.”Variety said its one of the “more openly socialist political agendas of any Hollywood movie in memory, beating the drum loudly … Continue reading

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