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Magnotta murder trial slides ankle-deep into the gutter

October 1, 2014

WARNING: Due to the nature of the trial, this column contains graphic content. MONTREAL—Grindr: A global gay social media app for hooking up. Bareback Vibes: A gay porn film. Coffee grounds enema: Unclear but insinuated as a precursor for gay sexual activity. Jun Lin, the Chinese exchange student murdered and dismembered in May 2012...
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Opera: Robert Carsen’s Falstaff looms large in the (second) Elizabethan era

October 1, 2014

Robert Carsen is in love and he’s not ashamed to talk about it. The Toronto-born but now world-famous director is logically infatuated with the leading character of the opera with which he’s opening the season for the Canadian Opera Company. “He is such a fantastic character, such a wonderfully larger-than-life figure that you have...
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How to correct flight errors at no cost: Roseman

October 1, 2014

What if you make an error when booking your own flights? Can you make changes without paying costly fees? In a recent column, I said that there was no grace period when you book airline tickets. I was writing about a complaint involving a customer who entered the same dates for both arrival and...
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Ford hiring 1,000 people for Oakville assembly plant

October 1, 2014

Ford Motor Company of Canada says it’s adding more than 1,000 hourly jobs at its Oakville assembly plant in preparation for the launch of its 2015 Ford Edge crossover utility vehicle. The mass hiring is the first bit of good news in a long time for Ontario’s beleaguered manufacturing sector, which has seen the...
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Detailing Financial Links of Doctors and Drug Makers

September 30, 2014

Pharmaceutical and device makers paid doctors roughly $ 380 million in speaking and consulting fees, with some doctors reaping over half a million dollars each, during a five-month period last year, according to an analysis of federal data released Tuesday. Other doctors made millions of dollars in royalties from products they helped develop. The...
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Latest American Business 2014 News

September 30, 2014

Applejack is back: Coppercraft Distillery goes to market with historic … HOLLAND TOWNSHIP, MI — A Michigan distiller is going to market this fall with what's believed to be the state's first distributed variety of applejack, a type of apple brandy once favored by George Washington and used as colonial era currency … Read...
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Online errors trip up travellers: Roseman

September 30, 2014

It’s easy to make mistakes when you book your own travel arrangements. Corrections can be costly. A few years ago, I was arranging for our family of four to fly to Montreal. I made online reservations with WestJet, which confused me by referring to passengers as guests. When asked how many guests were travelling,...
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Dalhousie men’s rugby club suspends play after hazing complaint

September 30, 2014

HALIFAX—Dalhousie University in Halifax has suspended its men’s rugby club while it investigates a hazing complaint. The school said in a statement on its website that it began looking into the matter after receiving a formal complaint from a university employee. The statement does not elaborate on the nature of the complaint. However, the...
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Artist collective lends a hand to create Kiss & Cry

September 29, 2014

It took a story about loneliness to bring two people closer together. Choreographer Michèle Anne de May and filmmaker Jaco Van Dormael have been living together for 15 years, but “we’d never worked together and that made for a certain sadness in our lives,” said De May over Skype from their home in Belgium....
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5 tips for older workers looking for work: Mayers

September 29, 2014

Encore! Encore! One more time. That’s what many retired Canadians want to do: Go back to work, try something new, perhaps with fewer hours and less pay, but find a way to keep active, stay engaged and get paid for it. Longevity is rising, we’re healthier and so the traditional notion of retirement has...
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