It’s on now: A Toronto Star reporter is suing Rob Ford over his interview comments. In an editorial posted on the Star’s website, Daniel Dale said he is serving Ford with ‘a libel notice’ and is ‘also serving Vision TV’ which twice broadcast ‘Ford’s vile and defamatory remarks.’ This comes after Toronto’s mayor made comments during the interview that suggested Dale was a pedophile.
A little girl’s Christmas carol rendition is warming hearts. The girl can be seen in the crowd of kids using sign language to translate the entire carol for her deaf parents. Her mom and dad later said that it wasn’t prepared, and they were just as surprised as everyone else. Check it out below:
A new study says people would rather be unhappy than single. Published in The Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, the research suggests that people’s fear of loneliness is the driving force behind enduring unhealthy relationships. There was even a very small percentage of people who would prefer to be in a relationship, no matter how horrible, than be alone.
Canadian women are increasingly going online seeking ‘free’ sperm donors. Ever since offering payment to sperm donors became illegal in 2004, websites have been popping up that offer the same service without the hefty charges, paperwork and privacy rules. But some doctors say women are taking big risks by meeting up with strangers and exchanging sperm without going through any medical screening processes.
Canada Post is suspending the sale of permanent stamps as critics fume over new charges. Spokesperson Jon Hamilton said that the Crown corporation sat down in ’46 communities for face-to-face discussions’ about the move to phase out door-to-door delivery in urban centres. But NDP Transport Critic Olivia Chow isn’t convinced that those who rely on the service were properly consulted.
Santa will get to drive his Vancouver bus route after all. Earlier this week, Coast Mountain Bus Company told driver Kirk Rockwell that it was time to hang up the Santa suit he’s worn behind the wheel every December for many years. But after riders said ‘Bah, Humbug’ a few times, the company caved and allowed the suit to come right back out.
Thousands of mourners are lining up to see Mandela’s body on his final day lying in state. The government said about 50,000 people gathered to see the anti-apartheid leader, with lines already stretching several kilometres. Tomorrow, Mandela’s body will be flown to his rural hometown of Qunu for a state funeral service and burial on Sunday.