August 11, 2014

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Who will win the Children's Book of the Year Award 2014?

(subscription)or more conservative subjects, whereas the kids are wanting to read John Green.' Atkinson recalls a recent exchange with a young female customer that...

Celeb birthdays for the week of Sept. 7-13

Actress Heather Thomas is 57. Singer Aimee Mann is 54. Pop musician David Steele (Fine Young Cannibals) is 54. R&B singer Marc Gordon (Levert) is...

Celeb birthdays for the week of Sept. 7-13

Sept. 7: Jazz musician Sonny Rollins is 84. Singer Alfa Anderson (Chic) is 68. Actress Susan Blakely is 66. Singer Gloria Gaynor is 65. Rock...

Judge shortage puts squeeze on jail, courts

A visiting judge from Northern Virginia or an urban center like Norfolk or Richmond who adjudicates serious felonies daily is generally more likely to recommend...

Windsor fails at transport, economy: survey

(blog) (blog)Job opportunities and transportation in Windsor get a failing grade, according to results from a community survey released Monday. The survey, conducted by...

Sleeper Alert: Seahawks WR Doug Baldwin

In his final 11 games, including the postseason, Baldwin averaged 3.6 catches for 55 yards and 0.45 TDs, which extrapolate to about what Mike Wallace...

Drenched! Windsor-Essex deals with flooding after rain pummels region

(blog) (blog)Bruce Moncur to run for federal NDP nomination · Bruce Moncur to run for federal NDP nomination. Afghanistan war veteran Bruce Moncur will...

Democrats Increasingly Backing Oil and Gas Industry

Mike McKenna, president of conservative lobbying firm MWR Strategies, which has close ties to GOP congressional leadership, said "it's a genuine shift and an important...

Chat With Dear Prudence

Need help getting along with partners, relatives, co-workers, and people in general? Ask Dear Prudence! Emily Yoffe takes your questions on manners, morals, and more.

Independence without borders: foreword to "42 reasons to support Scottish ...

Independence without borders: foreword to "42 reasons to support Scottish ...“Gordon Brown had said that this is a campaign for or against the SNP but...

Statistics Canada says depression, PTSD, anxiety prevalent among military

Still, NDP defence critic Jack Harris described the Statistics Canada findings as "alarming" and said the government needs to take steps to lower the numbers...

RIP Robin Williams: A Look Back at the Late Actor's Best Work

Like Williams' Daniel Hillard, my dad was also flawed, but that didn't keep him from striving to be a great dad. Throughout ... Robin Williams...

Robin Williams: "That was tough, but it was good."

(blog) Robin Williams: "That was tough, but it was good." (blog)Studio executives were too conservative... And, yes, he'd also made some bad or expedient decisions.

Justin Trudeau First Nations transparency comments draw fire from Tories

Toronto Star Aboriginal Affairs Minister Bernard Valcourt accused Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau of giving First Nations leaders who oppose new transparency rules "an easy way out."...

Senate audit tricky as illegal spending difficult to discern: Opposition leader

Toronto Sun In an interview with QMI Agency on Monday, Cowan said: “It's very difficult to put down precisely on paper what the job of a...

LRT momentum needed past 2018

Orléans MP Royal Galipeau, the Conservative government's point-man on Ottawa's LRT project, said the feds would probably be at the table, too. "Everybody wants more...

House censures UT regent for misconduct, incompetency

Michael Quinn Sullivan, the head of the conservative advocacy group Empower Texans, sounded off against the censure as a "legally meaningless admonition" "to save face...

Trio share 2014 US Amateur lead at 6 under

But I'm definitely playing well enough to shoot another good round." Others believe that a more conservative approach will net them a spot in the...

Now might be a good time to panic, Mr. Harper

(subscription) (subscription)As with other attacks on Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau, the campaign succeeds in hitting everything apart from its target: Criticizing Trudeau for supporting...

New Report Is The Latest Confirmation That SCOTUS Was Wrong About The VRA

Never Stop Asking Questions: In other words, David Gregory is still hosting Meet the Press....?... A.P.CAST: I have watched MTP for over 40 years maybe...

Ontario's Progressive Conservatives to pick leader in spring

Federal Conservative backbencher Patrick Brown, widely seen to be a more socially conservative candidate, is testing the waters. Transport Minister Lisa Raitt's name has been...

Martin Scorsese to direct movie about Jesuit mission to 17th-century Japan

In 1986, director Roland Joffe made "The Mission," from Robert Bolt's original screenplay. Its cast (Jeremy Irons, Robert De Niro) included small parts played by...

Seamus O'Regan to Enter Federal Politics

As News first reported, Seamus O'Regan is going to seek the Liberal nomination in the riding of St. John's South - Mount Pearl. ReMax...

Tories slam Justin Trudeau for siding with First Nations over transparency law

NDP aboriginal affairs critic Jean Crowder (Nanaimo-Cowichan) said everyone agrees transparency is important, provided that all elected leaders are facing the same scrutiny. “First Nations...

Veterans across Canada plot campaign against Conservatives

A network of veterans across Canada is planning a co-ordinated campaign against the Conservative government during next year's election. The plan was sparked in January...

Running as a Dem, sounding like a Republican

Democrats who have the especially high hurdle of competing in deep-red districts are striking multiple conservative themes. Democrat Patrick Henry Hays, the North Little Rock...

Shrinking the Distance – Creating Direct Links to National Leaders

I like to take every opportunity I can to shrink the distance between Ottawa, our Coastal community, and the rest of the riding. This summer,...

Canada's royal couple of marijuana has big plans

Jodie said she received her official Liberal nomination papers this week for the riding of Vancouver East, which has been held by the NDP's Libby...

The Taxman's out of control, Mr Osborne

Daily Mail - and it could cost you the electionDaily MailYet this Conservative-led Coalition has presided over one of the biggest tax raids on the...

Life on the Edge of Ebola's Hot Zone

And while many have encouraged continued investigations into former IRS head Lois Lerner and the agency, there is little evidence that major Republican candidates support...

House spending board set to rule on NDP satellite offices

Members of the committee, comprised of Conservative, Liberal and NDP MPs, will likely review documentation about the staffing provided by House of Commons administrators before...

Colleen Hanabusa cites irregularities in Hawaii vote

(Also on POLITICO: Clinton gives liberals 2008 deja vu). “We've got a lot of people coming up to us saying, 'We couldn't get out to...

Driver struck by Tony Stewart's car dies of massive blunt trauma

This June 28, 2014 photo provided by Empire Super Sprints, Inc., shows sprint car driver Kevin Ward Jr., at the Merrittville Speedway in Thorold, Ont.

Senate audit tricky as illegal spending difficult to discern, says Opposition ...

Charlie Angus, NDP ethics critic, isn't buying it. “Nobody said those senators need to be self-styled ambassadors for ethnic communities, or spend their budgets on...

Tories slam Justin Trudeau for siding with First Nations over transparency law

NDP aboriginal affairs critic Jean Crowder (Nanaimo-Cowichan) said everyone agrees transparency is important, provided that all elected leaders are facing the same scrutiny. “First Nations...

Senate audit tricky as illegal spending difficult to discern, says Opposition ...

Charlie Angus, NDP ethics critic, isn't buying it. "Nobody said those senators need to be self-styled ambassadors for ethnic communities, or spend their budgets on...

Ring of Fire funding a must with or without feds

Premier Kathleen Wynne recently urged the Conservative federal government to increase funding for infrastructure to 2% of the GDP annually or roughly $12 billion a...

One sex worker 'attacked every day'

Conservative London Assembly Member Andrew Boff, an advocate for the scheme who obtained the figures, said: "This city is becoming safer for Londoners yet my...

Austin ISD: Cowan Returns to Ballot

Cowan has a long track record in the district, having served as PTA president at Doss Elementary, Murchison Middle School, and Anderson High, plus districtwide...

Election 2014: Attorney general, fate of state Senate top primary races

The person voters choose will take on Republican Waukesha County District Attorney Brad Schimel in the Nov. 4 general election. Schimel heads into the general...

The chain gang: Australian restaurant groups building empires

Look at Andrew McConnell's stable of fine-diners in Melbourne, the Merivale Group's 50-plus portfolio of restaurant bars and event spaces in Sydney, Made Establishment (led...

HUFFPOST HILL

- President Welcomes Potentially Less Incompetent PuppetHuffington PostMike Huckabee, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal and former Sen. Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania — gathered at a...

Former federal MP and Quebec priest Raymond Gravel dies

Toronto Star Louis Plamondon, the dean of the four-member Bloc caucus in Parliament, said in an interview that he often had supper with Gravel and the...

Hillary Clinton gives liberals 2008 deja vu

Hillary Clinton is giving some liberals flashbacks to 2008, and not in a good way. Progressives are wincing over Clinton's foreign policy comments in a...

Conservatives slam Trudeau for saying he'd repeal First Nations salary law

In addition to his own poor track record on transparency, this is an affront to what we heard,” Natural Resources Minister Greg Rickford said in...

Windsor man scatters friend's ashes at Rogers Centre, heckled online

(blog)Have you ever said something stupid, knowing it was stupid the moment it came out of your mouth? That's probably how Conservative MP Ryan...

Kingston Mayor won't replace retiring MP

KINGSTON AND THE ISLANDS M-P TED HSU STILL HAS OVER ONE YEAR LEFT IN HIS JOB — BUT SPECULATION IS ALREADY GROWING OVER WHO WILL...

NDP calls for open meeting on satellite office costs

... court," and has already served notice that it plans to take the matter to court. The board is made up of MPs from all...

Bombers facing Argos on five days rest

The Bombers visit the Toronto Argonauts at Rogers Centre for their second game in five nights. But considering they're coming off a 23-17 loss to...

Thomas Mulcair en visite - Écho de Maskinongé

Thomas Mulcair en visiteÉcho de MaskinongéThomas Mulcair, chef du NPD, s'est arrêté dans le comté de Berthier-Maskinongé le vendredi 8 août, le temps d'une rencontre...