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  • Rob Ford claims he's best Toronto mayor ever, files for reelection

    Rob Ford, the Toronto mayor stripped of his authority and shamed around the world for smoking crack and hanging out with criminals, declared himself the best leader that Canada's No. 1 city has ever had and filed Thursday for reelection. Ford was...
  • 'Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones' fails to possess critics

    As the absence of a numeral and a non-Halloween date indicates, this weekend's "Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones," the latest installment in the popular found-footage horror franchise, is not a direct sequel to "Paranormal Activity 4," but rather a...
  • Toronto Mayor Rob Ford report: Another day, another drunken rant

    Toronto Mayor Rob Ford report: Another day, another drunken rant
    Crack-smoking Toronto Mayor Rob Ford is back in the news, as usual, for all the wrong reasons. On Monday someone shot a surreptitious video of Ford, appearing drunk of out his mind at a suburban Toronto diner, spewing obscenities in a pseudo-Jamaican...
  • Five killed in Quebec seniors home fire; death toll expected to rise

    A fire that swept through a home for seniors in the Quebec town of L'Isle-Verte likely took the lives of many of the 30 frail and elderly residents now listed as missing, authorities in the Canadian province said Friday. Five of the 52 people registered...
  • 'I'm a role model,' says crack-smoking Toronto Mayor Rob Ford

    'I'm a role model,' says crack-smoking Toronto Mayor Rob Ford
    He’s not resigning, he’s not taking a leave of absence and he’s not admitting he has a problem. So what’s next for Rob Ford, Toronto’s delusional crack-smoking mayor? “There might be a hanger left in my closet,”...
  • Toronto Mayor Rob Ford says he'll seek reelection, not rehab

    Toronto city leaders on Wednesday urged disgraced Mayor Rob Ford to resign or take a leave of absence to "address your challenges privately," calling his admissions to smoking crack cocaine a distraction and a stain on the city's reputation. But the...
  • Alice Munro has retired from writing. Or has she?

    Alice Munro has retired from writing. Or has she?
    Before winning the Nobel Prize in Literature, Canadian short story master Alice Munro announced her retirement in an interview with Mark Medley of Canada's National Post. “When you’re my age,” Munro said in June, “you don’t...
  • Toronto mayor admits to crack cocaine use; no sign he will step down

    Toronto Mayor Rob Ford admitted Tuesday that he has smoked crack cocaine "in one of my drunken stupors," six months after reports of a video depicting him puffing on a crack pipe. At an impromptu news conference on the steps of City Hall, Ford...
  • Toronto mayor apologizes for crack use, defies calls to resign

    Toronto Mayor Rob Ford apologized to the residents of Canada's largest city Tuesday after admitting that he lied for six months about smoking crack cocaine, declaring "I love my job" and saying he would stay in it "for the sake of the taxpayers." In...
  • Canadian Helmer Greyson Released From Egyptian Jail

    ROME - Egyptian authorities have released Canadian filmmaker John Greyson and physician Tarek Loubani after they spent nearly 50 days in a crowded Cairo prison without charges being pressed. Their detention had prompted a campaign for their release...
  • Toronto's crack-smoking mayor: Revenge of the hosers?

    Toronto's crack-smoking mayor: Revenge of the hosers?
    Toronto Mayor Rob Ford's admission that he "probably" smoked crack cocaine during "one of my drunken stupors" proved a swift and sure gift to comedy and an inspiration for Canadians' trademark talent for self-deprecation. "This is a hoser country. We...