I made my way through Kensington Market this afternoon, walking eastbound on St. Andrew St.. Downtown Torontonians may know that the Bright Pearl dim sum aircraft hangar sits on the southwest corner of that street's intersection with Spadina. They may also know about the Chinese-style architecture. The green part of the roof in the (unseasonal) [...]
Last year, I published a post about the 10th anniversary of the massive downsizing of the Regina Leader-Post – something orchestrated by the Hollinger of David Radler and Conrad Black. Their company had taken ownership of the newspaper two days before. That post turned out to be the most-read story ever on this blog, with [...]
Conrad Black doesn’t go on trial until March 14, but the big media machine is already gearing up. More from the Toronto Star’s Antonia Zerbisias.
From the BBC: The BBC has struck a content deal with YouTube, the web's most popular video sharing website, owned by Google. Three YouTube channels – one for news and two for entertainment – will showcase short clips of BBC content. The BBC hopes that the deal will help it reach YouTube's monthly audience of [...]
Pakistan announced the arrest of a former Taliban defence minister — in Quetta, of all places! The arrest took place on Monday, the same day that U.S. Veep Dick Cheney urged Pakistan to do more to fight terror. The Taliban denies the arrest claim.On Wednesday, Pakistan's President Pervez Musharraf denied that Osama and Ayman were [...]
From the BBC: UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has warned that climate change poses as much of a danger to the world as war. In his first address on the issue, Mr Ban said changes in the environment were likely to become a major driver of future war and conflicts. He urged the US – [...]
If you look at Asia, Himalayan glaciers feed seven major rivers: The Ganges, Indus, Brahmaputra, Mekong, Thanlwin, Yangtze and Yellow rivers. In 2005, the World Wildlife Fund issued a report warning that those glaciers are shrinking. In late 2006, India and China launched their own study. Hundreds of millions of people depend on those rivers. [...]
The Associated Press, the world's largest news agency, decided to have some impish fun and not move any Paris Hilton stories for a week to see if anyone would suffer from withdrawal. The answer? Not really. Some excerpts from the AP story on CTV.ca: … Editors just wanted to see what would happen if we didn't cover [...]