A “state funeral” will be held in Toronto on Wednesday for Jim Flaherty.
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A program introduced by Toronto’s Transit Commission this year is helping disabled people travel more easily.
The new program allows disabled people to have a support person ride with them on transit for free.
There’s a terrific mystery in the library at the University of Western Ontario.
But it’s not a novel. It’s a trail of mysterious notes that have been left in the books in the university’s Weldon Library.
Mike Moffatt is an assistant professor of Business and Economics at Western.
On March 9 he took an economics book off the shelf and was surprised when an envelope fell out of its pages.
There is a strip of vacant stores along Eglinton Ave. W. in Toronto.
The street in front of the stores is under construction.
The stores are vacant (there is no one using them) partly because of the construction, which makes it hard for people to visit the stores to shop. And if there are no shoppers, there’s no point in opening a store.
But Toronto businessman John Kernaghan looked at the vacant storefronts and saw possibilities.
From now on, many companies that want to sell clothing to the Ontario government will have to provide the names of the people who made the clothing.
The names and addresses will be put onto a website so if anyone wants to check them, they can.
The new rules apply to companies selling more than $5,000 of clothing to the government.
If they do not give the information, they may not be allowed to sell the clothing.
Last year, unsafe workplaces in Asia made the news. In one incident, there was a fire in a clothing factory in Bangladesh.
It turned out that some Canadian companies were buying products from the Bangladesh factory even though it wasn’t a safe place. In other workplaces, reports came out about children in factories doing the work, which is against the law.
How much do you know about the news that happened in 2013?
Take our quiz and see how much you remember about these stories from the past year. The link beside each question will take you to the TKN article that will give you the answer.
1) First Nations, Inuit and Metis people came together to form a movement for peaceful protest. What did the group call itself?
2) Chris Hadfield is famous for _____________. (Note: There are many possible correct answers for this one — fill the blank with what you know about Hadfield.)
Canada Post is phasing out home delivery.
People, particularly those living in urban areas, won’t have their mail delivered directly to their home.
They’ll have to do what most people in rural areas already do—get their mail from a “community mailbox.”
Canada Post says about two-thirds of people in Canada already get their mail this way.
It will be about five years before home delivery is completely phased out.
The elimination of home delivery service is one of a number of things Canada Post is doing to save money.
One of the finest baseball pitchers in the history of the sport retired yesterday.
And he went out as a Blue Jay.
Roy Halladay had a distinguished career as a pitcher, with a record of 203 wins and just 105 losses.
He spent 12 years wearing a Blue Jays uniform; the last four years of his career he pitched for the Philadelphia Phillies.
On May 29, 2010, Halladay pitched the 20th perfect game in Major League Baseball history. Then, he threw a no-hitter on Oct. 6—only the second no-hitter in MLB post-season history.
He won the Cy Young Award twice and was selected eight times to play in special All-Star games.
In addition to his impressive baseball skill, Halladay is also known as an upstanding person who gave generously to people in need.
Although at the end of his career Halladay played for the Phillies, he wanted to finish his career as a Toronto Blue Jay.
Imagine winning $50-million in a lottery.
Now… imagine losing your ticket.
That’s what happened to Kathryn Jones, from Hamilton, Ont.
In Nov. 2012, Jones bought a Lotto Max lottery ticket from a Shoppers Drug Mart store in Cambridge, near her work.
She didn’t think much about it at the time. In fact, she even misplaced the ticket–she hasn’t seen it since.
That should be the end of the story.
One of the most important members of the Toronto Raptors basketball team is injured and won’t be participating this season.
It’s the “Raptor,” the team’s mascot.
Many people think the Raptor–with his athletic moves, edgy attitude and fun-loving spirit–is one of the best mascots in the NBA. Perhaps even professional sports.
He tore his Achilles tendon during a school visit in Halifax before the basketball season started.
People have an emotional reaction to the Raptor mascot–whoever he/she is.
The coach’s daughter cried when she heard the news of his/her injury.