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January 19, 2018 8:38 PM Amazon hikes monthly Prime membership price by 20% in U.S. but not in Canada

Monthly fee in U.S. rises to $12.99, but Canadians only pay annual fee, which stays at $99 Amazon is hiking the monthly fee it charges its U.S. customers for Prime membership, but the change won't impact Canadians who all pay by the year. The online retailer announced Friday that starting immediately, new customers would be charged $12.99 US a month 7

January 12, 2018 2:49 PM 'I felt really scared:' Toronto girl says man tried to cut off her hijab while she walked to school

The attacker is described as an Asian man in his 20s An 11-year-old Toronto girl says a man approached her while she was walking to school on Friday morning and attempted twice to cut off her hijab with scissors. "I felt really scared and confused," said Khawiah Noman, a student at Pauline Johnson Junior Public School in Scarborough, Ont. Khawiah said she felt the man behind 32

December 27, 2017 9:26 PM Spurs’ Popovich says if you’re ‘rich as hell,’ give to charity

San Antonio's head coach supports several good causes in the U.S. and the Caribbean — including relief efforts for victims of Hurricanes Irma and Maria. Gregg Popovich is just as outspoken about charity as he is about political and social issues. The San Antonio Spurs coach, who has supported the San Antonio Food Bank, Shoes That Fit (a group that delivered 16

December 7, 2017 7:06 PM Ontario government delays releasing number of college students seeking tuition refund after strike

The provincial government says the release of the number of students seeking a tuition refund after a five-week-long strike cancelled classes at Ontario’s colleges could be delayed as much as a week. Advanced Education Minister Deb Matthews says the government has received the figures from the province’s 24 colleges, but is just now compiling them for release 13

December 6, 2017 5:11 PM Indigenous films, French zombie flick on TIFF's annual list of top Canadian movies

TORONTO -- The Toronto International Film Festival's annual list of top Canadian movies includes Indigenous stories, a French-language zombie film, and the directorial debut of two Montreal brothers starring Evan Rachel Wood. The selection is part of TIFF's Canada's Top Ten Film Festival, which includes 10 days of screenings and events in Toronto and a cross-country 16

November 30, 2017 6:23 AM Late-minute deal averts school bus strike in GTA

TORONTO - A school bus strike that could have impacted about 10,000 students at 103 schools in parts of Durham Region and east-end Toronto was averted late Wednesday night. Unifor and First Student Canada signed a tentative agreement for 260 drivers just ahead of strike deadline of 12:01 a.m. Thursday. Details will be released after a ratification vote to be held in the coming 16

November 29, 2017 9:29 PM Potential bus driver strike could hit Toronto schools

Twenty-eight schools at both the Toronto District School Board and Toronto Catholic District School Board could be without bus service Thursday morning. A potential strike by school bus drivers in the Greater Toronto Area could affect tens of thousands of students across the region, and leave riders at 28 Toronto schools without transportation on Thursday 14

November 24, 2017 4:03 PM Santa won’t be sending individual letters to schools this year

Canada Post says many children write letters to Santa both from home and from school. To make sure kids don’t get inconsistent responses the program will change for letters from school. Canada Post says Santa won’t be sending as many personalized letters to kids this year, though he still wants to make sure he responds to every note he receives 20

November 19, 2017 6:45 PM Ontario college strike ends as back-to-work legislation passed

Thousands of college students expected to return to class this week Hundreds of thousands of college students are expected to be back in class this week after the provincial government passed back-to-work legislation Sunday to end a five-week strike by Ontario college faculty. The Liberals introduced the six-page page bill Friday after college faculty 36

November 18, 2017 2:44 PM Ontario legislature in session this weekend to try to end college strike

If back-to-work bill is passed, students could be back as early as Tuesday Ontario's legislature is sitting this weekend as the governing Liberals push through a bill to end a strike by faculty at the province's colleges. It has been slow going for the government's back-to-work bill, the opposition New Democrats opposed speedy passage of the legislation 48