John Size

    John Size

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  • Could Toronto shark fin ban push Ottawa to pass a national law?

    Toronto could be the next locale where diners will no longer be able to sink their teeth into shark fins, following the lead recently set in California and Mississauga. The issue of banning the sale and consumption of shark fins … <a href="http://blog.tools.news.yahoo.com/dailybrew/2011/10/12/could-toronto-shark-fin-ban-push-ottawa-to-pass-a-national-law/">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>

  • National Post takes heat for running apparent anti-gay advertisement

    The National Post was called out by a popular American website this week for running what it argues is an anti-gay advertisement. The black and white ad titled "Please! Don't confuse me" features an attractive young girl staring out from … <a href="http://blog.tools.news.yahoo.com/dailybrew/2011/09/30/national-post-getting-heat-for-running-apparent-anti-gay-advertisement/">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>

  • Hungry bear breaks into Fat Tony’s pizza in Whistler, B.C. and helps himself to a slice

    A bear in Whistler, B.C. didn't seem to mind he wasn't getting a combo with his pizza slice at Fat Tony's. In fact, the bear must have known Fat Tony's is famous in Whistler for its post-party za and even … <a href="http://blog.tools.news.yahoo.com/dailybrew/2011/09/29/hungry-bear-breaks-into-fat-tonys-pizza-in-whistler-b-c-and-helps-himself-to-a-slice/">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>

  • 9/11 terror attacks carry a human message, Canadian witness says

    When the clouds of acrid smoke lifted from the crumpled World Trade Center twin towers allowing the sun back in, Canadian Justine Melman had her faith in the goodness of humanity shine again as well. It's not as if the … <a href="http://blog.tools.news.yahoo.com/dailybrew/2011/09/09/911-terror-attacks-carry-a-human-message-canadian-witness-says/">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>

  • Canadian journalist recalls terrifying day he was to be at the World Trade Center

    The Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attack on the United States was much more than a television event for me. I was there. On that day, I was scheduled to attend an IBM press conference at 9 a.m. at the top … <a href="http://blog.tools.news.yahoo.com/dailybrew/2011/09/09/canadian-journalist-recalls-terrifying-day-he-was-to-be-at-the-world-trade-center/">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>

  • Small northern Ontario town honoured with a piece of WTC twin towers

    When volunteer firefighters in the northern Ontario town of Lavigne filed into the department's boardroom they fell silent at the sight of a piece of the destroyed World Trade Center twin towers. The melted metal, violently twisted, was contained in … <a href="http://blog.tools.news.yahoo.com/dailybrew/2011/09/08/small-northern-ontario-town-honoured-with-a-piece-of-wtc-twin-towers/">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>

  • Canada still needs to convince U.S. our borders are safe after terror attacks

    The long lineups of truckers and shoppers at the border probably aren't thinking about former al-Qaida Chief Osama bin Laden as they wait — sometimes for hours — to enter the U.S. But 10 years after al-Qaida terrorists flew hijacked … <a href="http://blog.tools.news.yahoo.com/dailybrew/2011/09/08/canada-still-needs-to-convince-u-s-our-borders-are-safe-after-terror-attacks/">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>

  • Alberta enacts toughest distracted driving law in North America

    The Alberta version of a distracted driver law may come long after province's like Ontario, but it's probably the toughest in Canada and perhaps North America. The law, Bill 16, comes into effect tomorrow (Sept. 1) and sets out a … <a href="http://blog.tools.news.yahoo.com/dailybrew/2011/08/31/alberta-enacts-toughest-distracted-driving-law-in-north-america/">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>

  • Is this man the secret love child of former prime minister John Diefenbaker?

    Former prime minister John George Diefenbaker is the last man you'd finger for having fathered a secret love child. JFK? Maybe. Pierre Trudeau? That was no secret at all. But Dief the Chief? The revered icon of the old Progressive … <a href="http://blog.tools.news.yahoo.com/dailybrew/2011/08/26/is-this-man-the-secret-love-child-of-former-prime-minister-john-diefenbaker/">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>

  • Mounties get their contract as Alberta opts to continue without provincial police

    The Alberta government has renewed its contract for the RCMP to police the province for another 20 years, continuing the Mounties' historic ties to the source of its founding legend. Like a lot of things Mountie these days, the decision … <a href="http://blog.tools.news.yahoo.com/dailybrew/2011/08/25/mounties-get-their-contract-as-alberta-opts-to-continue-without-provincial-police/">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>

  • Moms seek to end movie plans for Bathurst High School basketball tragedy

    Real human tragedies have provided source material for movies and television from the earliest days of these media but modern sensitivities have begun to complicate the work of those who want to bring these stories to the screen. The latest … <a href="http://blog.tools.news.yahoo.com/dailybrew/2011/08/25/moms-seek-to-end-movie-plans-for-bathurst-high-school-basketball-tragedy/">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>

  • Canadian doctors’ call to ban pets from flights raises hackles

    Pet owners are none too pleased with the Canadian Medical Association's call to ban pets from the passenger cabins of Canadian airlines. The CMA passed a resolution calling for the ban at its meeting this week in St. John's, contending … <a href="http://blog.tools.news.yahoo.com/dailybrew/2011/08/25/canadian-doctors-call-to-ban-pets-from-flights-raises-hackles/">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>

  • Toronto, Vancouver among major Canadian cities with long commutes: StatsCan

    Long commuting times aren't enticing Canadians out of their cars. If anything, evidence commutes take longer on transit is keeping people behind the wheel. That's the conclusion suggested by a Statistics Canada survey that finds, not surprisingly, commuters in major … <a href="http://blog.tools.news.yahoo.com/dailybrew/2011/08/24/toronto-vancouver-among-major-canadian-cities-with-long-commutes-statscan/">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>

  • Christie Blatchford’s Jack Layton column sparks backlash on social media

    Jack Layton's last words: "Love is better than anger. Hope is better than fear . . . have already been turned into posters and Canada is gearing up for an emotionally cathartic state funeral for the popular New Democratic Party … <a href="http://blog.tools.news.yahoo.com/dailybrew/2011/08/23/christie-blatchfords-jack-layton-column-sparks-backlash-on-social-media/">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>

  • Canada’s women will disappear in the year 4400, statistics show

    Don't worry about any pending apocalypse, Canada is due to become extinct in a few thousand years. The Economist reports this week falling fertility rates around the world spell doom for many countries as the single life appeals to more … <a href="http://blog.tools.news.yahoo.com/dailybrew/2011/08/23/canadas-women-will-disappear-in-the-year-4400-statistics-show/">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>

  • 100 years today: Predictor of the Internet Marshall McLuhan leaves lasting message

    Would the Internet have become the global pillar of communications it is today had Marshall McLuhan not all but predicted it? Doubtless it would have. The iconic Canadian academic and media theorist had nothing to do with conjuring the technologies … <a href="http://blog.tools.news.yahoo.com/dailybrew/2011/07/21/100-years-today-predictor-of-the-internet-marshall-mcluhan-leaves-lasting-message/">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>

  • P.E.I. tells salaried doctors to see more patients as paycheques change across Canada

    Does paying doctors a salary instead of a fee-for-service save the taxpayers money and solve the problem of burgeoning health-care costs? Some experts say no and one province is telling salaried doctors in no uncertain terms they must see additional … <a href="http://blog.tools.news.yahoo.com/dailybrew/2011/07/20/p-e-i-tells-salaried-doctors-to-see-more-patients-as-paycheques-change-across-canada/">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>

  • Why are Conrad Black’s musings still published in the National Post? The op-ed editor answers a question

    Disgraced media baron. Fraudster. Egotist. Criminal. Historian. Lord. All these terms have been used to describe Conrad Black, former head of Hollinger Inc., who is about to return to a U.S. prison after losing another appeal for his conviction of … <a href="http://blog.tools.news.yahoo.com/dailybrew/2011/07/18/why-are-conrad-blacks-musings-still-published-in-the-national-post-the-op-ed-editor-answers-a-question/">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>

  • Close encounters with wildlife, one death, worry B.C. residents as incidents rise

    One of the things British Columbians like to brag about is their closeness to nature but some residents worry the wildlife is getting a little too close for comfort. The news has been full of reports recently about close encounters … <a href="http://blog.tools.news.yahoo.com/dailybrew/2011/07/13/close-encounters-with-wildlife-one-death-worry-b-c-residents-as-incidents-rise/">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>

  • U.K. News of the World voicemail hacking scandal could happen in Canada

    Do you have a cellphone? Of course you do. Do you use voicemail on it? We all do. And we should all be scared. You don't have to have an aversion to yellow journalism to feel a chill now that … <a href="http://blog.tools.news.yahoo.com/dailybrew/2011/07/12/u-k-news-of-the-world-voicemail-hacking-scandal-could-happen-in-canada/">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>