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at Brampton high school
Toronto is getting $1.9 million in federal
job-training money to help prevent gun violence, one in a range of anti-crime initiatives
touted by Prime Minister Paul Martin during
a campaign-style stop in the Jane and Finch
area yesterday.
Martin and Mayor David Miller made the
announcement at the Driftwood Community
Centre, in the heart of one of the city’s highest
crime areas.
“We’re going to take handguns out of our
communities and we’re going to help you take
your kids back,” Martin told a crowd of reporters, politicians and curious onlookers.
The announcement came as an 18-year-old
student was shot yesterday outside his
Brampton high school, prompting a lockdown
for 1,700 students.
Martin also said the federal government
will spend $50 million over the next five years
on a nationwide crime-prevention strategy
aimed at curbing gang violence, and he
promised that his government would change
the Criminal Code to increase mandatory minimum sentences for some firearms offences.
A spokesman for the mayor said Toronto’s
share of the $50 million is under negotiation.
Miller has been pushing Ottawa to fund
crime-prevention initiatives under his community safety plan, launched last year. The
plan seeks to stem crime through a mix of
tougher enforcement and better employment
and training for young people, who commit a
disproportionate number of gun crimes in
Toronto, which has seen 46 gun homicides
this year.
At Driftwood, about 10 youths were taking
part in a technology training program funded
under the safety plan. One student was skeptical about Martin’s visit. “They say things,
we don’t see things,” 22-year-old Shremme
Smith said.
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yesterday after a student was shot outside of Chinguacousy Secondary School in
Brampton.
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GEORGETOWN
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MAPLE
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OAKVILLE
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PICKERING
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2 St. Clair Ave. E.
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1350 St. Clair Ave. W.
(416) 651-2000
2200 Yonge St.
(416) 322-9079
154 University Ave., Suite 101
(416) 506-0809
9A Yorkville Ave.
(416) 921-7559
VAUGHAN
1600 Steeles Ave. W.
(905) 695-1061
WHITBY
5969 Baldwin Street S.
(905) 620-0868
25 Thickson Rd. N.
(905) 433-0701
WILLOWDALE
Centerpoint Mall
(416) 512-8800
WOODBRIDGE
200 Whitmore Rd.
(905) 850-8505
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Cloverdale Mall
(416) 231-5973
Woodbine Centre
(416) 798-0229
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Markville Mall
(905) 940-6510
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Upper Canada Mall
(905) 853-1462
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Don Mills Centre
(416) 449-6085
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240 Leighland Ave. Unit 208B
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(416) 783-0675
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THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2005
■ YORK POLICE seized more than $1 million
worth of marijuana and arrested a Toronto man
after searching an industrial building in VaughSOURCE: Torstar News Service
an last month.
TORONTO
■ THEY FOUND hydroponics equipment and more than 1,000 marijuana plants in a building on Bradwick Drive. Hoang Nh Dang, 23, has
been charged with producing a controlled substance and possession
SOURCE: Torstar News Service
for the purpose of trafficking.
Police bust
web gun sellers
Teenager shot
at Brampton
high school
An 18-year-old student
was shot yesterday outside
his Brampton high school,
prompting a lockdown for
1,700 students.
The victim, who other students identified by his first
name “Shandie,” was sitting
inside his car in the parking
lot just before classes began
when a man with a smallcalibre handgun fired several shots into the driver’s side.
“We believe he was targeted,” Peel Region police Const.
Kathy Weylie said.
However, Weylie wouldn’t
say whether police know the
motive for the shooting at
Chinguacousy Secondary
School or the identity of the
gunman, who fled on foot.
A friend who was sitting
in the front passenger seat
was not injured.
The victim, in Grade 12 at
the school on Williams Parkway and Bramalea Road,
was taken to William Osler
Health Centre.
“It is a fairly serious
wound that he has,” Weylie
said, although she could not
provide details. Police won’t
identify the victim or his
passenger. They say the assailant was 18, about 5-foot8 and was wearing a black
hooded top and blue jeans.
The teen’s mother and
other relatives kept a vigil at
the hospital’s emergency
unit as doctors operated.
Principal Carol Speers ordered the school into lockdown mode while the police
tactical squad checked the
school, but the gunman was
never believed to be inside.
TORSTAR NEWS SERVICE
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Workers downtown struggle to hold on to their umbrellas as high winds and heavy rain
CHARLA JONES/TORSTAR NEWS SERVICE
lashed the city yesterday.
Hamilton storm rips off roof, flips cars
A suspected tornado ripped off roofs, flipped cars,
uprooted trees and spewed
debris in Hamilton yesterday. A line of storms moved
through about 4 p.m. with
winds of 70 km/h or more.
Some of the worse damage
Four Toronto residents
have been charged after police shut down a website that
was allegedly selling guns.
In a first for Toronto police
— which so far this year has
made 1,782 gun seizures as of
Oct. 27 — people alleged to
have been selling semi-automatic rifles, shotguns and
starter pistols over the Internet led to one of Toronto’s
largest gun and ammunition
seizures.
The probe resulted in the
Oct. 27 arrests of a man, his
parents and a woman who
face a total of 276 charges.
The website where the guns
were advertised, registered
to someone in Canada, has
been shut down, police said.
TORSTAR NEWS SERVICE
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■ Review: Keira Knightley
in Pride & Prejudice
was in the Lawfield neighbourhood where part of the
roof on Lawfield Middle
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volleyball practice. Two students in the gymnasium were
injured by falling debris.
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If you’ve ever finished a
trip on transit and thought
that there has to be a way
to improve the experience,
the next week offers many
possibilities to take part.
The City of Toronto and
the TTC have just begun to
take a hard look at what
should be done with the
Scarborough RT, and already there is an effort by
east-end city councillors to
replace the light rail line
with a subway extension.
Scarborough residents
have been asked to get behind this option, but it is
only one of many. There
are a range of choices of
what to do with the aging,
overcapacity route, and the
public will have a chance
to start considering the
puzzle tonight.
Go to the Council Chambers at Scarborough Civic
Centre at 7 p.m. for an
open house, followed by a
presentation at 7:30 p.m.
You’ll have a chance to
give suggestions about the
RT, or you can e-mail [email protected] While there
are no details available online yet, visit www.toronto.ca/srtstudy/ for updates.
Across town, the St.
Clair streetcar-only lanes
may have survived a court
challenge but construction
has been halted while opponents of the project consider their next move. Now
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plans for the street and
how to share space between transit, pedestrians,
bikes and cars.
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Clair sidewalks from being
narrowed, the pedestrian
rights group Feet on the
Street presents a discussion tonight called Transit
Wins Only If Walkers Do.
Go to Room 304 in Metro
Hall at King and John
Streets in downtown
Toronto at 6 p.m. Call 416929-5483.
If you have a burning
interest in making transit
better, there will be a great
opportunity to share ideas
and experience this weekend at the 4th Annual Rail
Users’ Network Conference, being held downtown. Toronto has a lot to
teach, but also to learn
from other transit and
train systems. For information about this conference,
go to www.railusers.net.
I’m hoping to help welcome visitors from Canada,
the U.S. and Britain as they
gather at a downtown
restaurant Friday night. All
local transit supporters
and decision-makers are
invited to meet and connect with transport professionals and advocates from
outside Toronto. It’s a public event. For the place and
time, as well as how to
RSVP, see http://transit.
toronto.on.ca.
There’s more — next
week the pro-transit organization Transport 2000,
Ontario wants to examine
whether Toronto’s many
rail lines can be used better.
Instead of simply running
GO trains to suburban stations, could the tracks also
accommodate very frequent service, so that people could make shorter trips
in less time — without getting caught in traffic?
The event is called Beyond Gridlock: The Search
For Region-Wide Public
Transit Solutions, and features some expert presenters.
It goes ahead Wednesday, Nov. 16, at 4:30 p.m.,
also at Metro Hall, 55 John
St., in Room 314. You can
reach Transport 2000 Ontario at 416-504-3934.
Lastly, for those who
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Transit board meeting this
Friday, the start time has
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Under the new policy, they
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retroactive for this year.
That brings them in line
with the union deal, which
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Frank Louie became a
“human being” in 1944,
when he put on a Canadian
military uniform. In uniform, Louie could walk tall
outside Vancouver’s Chinatown ghetto without having
to veer into the gutter to
make way for a white person, or be ordered to leave
whites-only premises in a
part of Canada where Chinese were often segregated in
schools, pools and theatres.
“When we were in our
uniform, we were respected
as a human,” recalls the retired grocery store owner,
who served in the army
from 1944 to 1946.
For
Chinese-Canadian
veterans, World War II was
as much a war at home as
overseas.
Many would have joined
the military earlier if not for
a ban on them until 1944,
over fears letting them serve
would force concessions to
racist policies embodied in
the infamous “head tax” and
Chinese Exclusion Act that
replaced it in 1923.
After the war, they faced
fresh hardships and rejection but convinced Ottawa
in 1947 to repeal the Chinese
Exclusion Act and grant Chinese full citizenship.
The Standing Committee
on Canadian Heritage has
approved Bill C333 to
amend for Canada’s antiChinese past but it offers no
apology and rejects individual redress to the few surviving head-tax payers.
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squad of bureaucrats whose
job it will be to develop an expertise on trade with China.
McGuinty told the Toronto
Star yesterday he has learned quickly in recent days it is
not enough to drop by every
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The premier is leading a
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and Hong Kong, with the sole
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■ DISGRUNTLED Cypriot doctors are threatening to sail away from the Mediterranean island on strike if their demands for better
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Riots in
France
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authorities
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lawyers
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Lawyers for Saddam Hussein and his aides severed all
contact with the court trying the former Iraqi president on Wednesday after the
second killing of a member
of the defence team since the
trial began last month.
The judge said the court
was considering its response.
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made clear he would not
heed calls to move the trial
abroad. Hinting Saddam’s
own followers had a hand in
the killings, he said lawyers
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The attorneys representing Saddam and seven coaccused on charges of
crimes against humanity
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Dulaimi renewed demands for the United Nations to halt the trial after
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Hotel bombings kill 57
Al Qaeda feared
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Three suspected suicide
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Amman yesterday, killing 57
people and wounding 110
others.
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bombs exploded while
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weddings at Amman’s luxury Grand Hyatt hotel and the
nearby Radisson SAS. A
third blast targeted a Days
Inn hotel.
There was no immediate
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counterterrorism officials
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Qaeda and its leader in Iraq,
Jordanian Abu Musab alZarqawi, because of the simultaneous attacks — a
hallmark of the militant network.
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U.S. President George W.
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several dozen well-dressed
young people, was going on
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REUTERS
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38 suburbs, towns and
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Prime Minister Dominique
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African and Arab origin.
A poll in Le Parisien newspaper showed 73 percent
support for the measures
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more than $1 billion US by
the federally subsidized rail
line.
Gunn did not issue a
statement.
Gunn was the chief general manager of the Toronto
Blair suffers
major defeat
British Prime Minister
Tony Blair suffered his first
major parliamentary defeat
in more than eight years in
power yesterday over new
anti-terrorism powers, raising fresh questions about his
future.
The House of Commons
voted by 322 to 291 against
plans to let police hold terrorist suspects for up to 90 days
without charge, as nearly 50
members of Blair’s Labour
Party refused to support him.
Police called for the new
powers after Islamist suicide
bombers killed 52 people in
London on July 7. Critics say
the powers would have been
a huge infringement of civil
liberties. Parliamentarians
later voted for a 28-day detention limit, up from 14 now.
Blair vowed not to be deflected by his first reverse in
parliament since taking office
in 1997.
REUTERS
David Gunn, seen here in
1998, when he was general
manager of the TTC.
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Transit Commission from
1995 to 1999. He was lured
out of retirement by Amtrak
and became its president in
2002.
His staunchest Democratic supporters blamed his unexpected firing on politics
and said the seven-seat Amtrak board — comprised
now of four members appointed by U.S. President
George W. Bush —moved
him out of the way so it
could dismantle the system,
cut costs and privatize
routes.
David Hughes, the company’s chief engineer, was
named acting president. A
search was launched for a
permanent successor.
An outspoken manager
and veteran rail executive
with little patience for the
annual political storms that
engulf Amtrak, Gunn came
out of retirement to become
chief executive in 2002.
Gunn played hardball to
boost funding for track and
equipment improvements
and more than once threatened to shut down service if
subsidies were not adequate.
REUTERS
Child-killer to face new trial
Andrea Yates, the Texas
mother who drowned her
five children in 2001, will
face a second trial after the
state’s highest criminal
court refused yesterday to
reinstate the murder convictions against her.
The Texas
Court of Criminal Appeals
upheld
a
lower appeals
court’s ruling
issued in January
that
over tur ned
jury verdicts Yates
against Yates
because of errors in the testimony of an expert witness.
Harris County District Attorney Chuck Rosenthal said
he would try Yates again as
soon as possible.
During the trial in 2002,
prosecutors’ expert witness
Dr. Park Dietz told the jury
Yates had patterned the
killings on an episode from
the TV drama Law & Order,
for which he worked as a
consultant. However, defence
lawyers later discovered the
episode never existed.
The case brought the
Texas justice system under
scrutiny for its stance on insanity as a legal defence. The
law requires defendants diagnosed with mental diseases to show they do not
know right from wrong.
A jury originally rejected
Yates' insanity defense and
found her guilty of three of
the deaths of her five children. She was sentenced to
life in prison.
Yates had been diagnosed
as suffering from severe
postpartum depression after
the birth of her fifth child
and prescribed anti-psychotic medication. She had told
police she killed the children
to save them from the devil.
Democrats
celebrate
election
results
Democrats yesterday celebrated hard-fought wins in
governors’ races in Virginia
and New Jersey that underlined the political troubles of
President George W. Bush
and Republicans heading
into next year’s congressional elections.
Democrats retained governor’s offices in conservative Virginia and Democratic-leaning New Jersey Tuesday after sometimes nasty
campaigns. They also dealt
California’s Republican Gov.
Arnold Schwarzenegger an
across-the-board defeat on
four ballot initiatives he had
championed.
With Bush’s popularity at
the lowest level of his presidency, the results helped
giddy Democrats claim momentum one year before
elections to decide control of
both chambers of Congress
and 36 governorships.
Republicans cautioned
against reading too much
into the results, saying the
elections produced no signs
of widespread anti-incumbent sentiment.
N.Y. re-elects
Bloomberg
Republican New York
Mayor Michael Bloomberg
ruled out running for higher
office yesterday, a day after a
city of mostly registered Democratic voters handed him a
landslide victory.
Bloomberg, who defeated
Democratic challenger Fernando Ferrer by a 20-point
margin, said he would complete his term as mayor and
then turn his attention to
philanthropy.
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Bird flu plan
unveiled
Health experts unveiled a
$1 billion US plan yesterday
to halt the spread of bird flu
while Indonesia said initial
tests showed the virus had
killed a 16-year-old girl.
The strategy is aimed at
rooting out bird flu among
poultry and stopping it from
spawning an influenza pandemic which could kill millions of people around the
globe.
The urgency was underlined after Indonesia reported
what it confirmed would be
the 65th death blamed on the
H5N1 bird flu virus since late
2003. The victim lived in an
East Jakarta suburb near a
bird market and had chickens
and pet birds in her house.
However, no evidence of contact with an infected bird has
been established.
Guilty plea to
prank on plane
A New Jersey man pleaded
guilty yesterday to interfering
with pilots of an aircraft by
shining a hand-held laser into
the cockpit of a private jet
and could face two years in
prison, federal court officials
said. David Banach, 39, who
originally blamed the prank
on his 7-year-old daughter,
was charged with interference with pilots of a passenger aircraft — an offence that
carries a maximum of 20
years in prison.
The laser flashes distracted
the pilot and co-pilot, causing
a temporary loss of vision, the
FBI said.
REUTERS
Sleep apnea doubles
risk of trouble: study
The common form of
sleep apnea, in which the
throat closes off throughout
the night, at least doubles
the risk of stroke or death,
said a study released yesterday.
The researchers at Yale
University also raised questions about whether existing
apnea treatments reduced
that risk, the study published in The New England
Journal
of
Medicine
showed.
A separate Canadian study
also published in the journal
concluded that breathing
machines used to treat a
form of apnea common in
people with heart failure do
not prevent death or the
need for a heart transplant.
A seven-year study, led by
Klar Yaggi of the Yale University School of Medicine,
found that people with
apnea were twice as likely to
die or have a stroke. The risk
more than tripled among
volunteers with the worst
apnea.
The Canadian study evaluated 258 people with central sleep apnea, where fluid
in the lungs caused by heart
failure makes sleepers hyperventilate, which temporarily prevents the accumulation of enough carbon
dioxide to trigger the breathing reflex.
REUTERS
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Hyundai set to gain most
as auto sales pick up: agency
Hyundai Auto Canada will
make some of the biggest
gains in the vehicle market
here during the next five
years, says a leading consumer research agency.
U.S.-based J.D. Power and
Associates said yesterday at
a market briefing that industry sales in Canada for the
remainder of the decade will
steadily improve after two
years of decline and Hyundai
will be one of the biggest
beneficiaries.
Impressive gains in quality and a wider selection of
models from the Korean auto
maker will drive sales up
from almost 60,000 last year
to slightly more than 80,000
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Hyundai’s sales have already climbed 50 per cent in
the last four years and the
company has shed its image
of shoddy quality from a
generation ago.
In the first 10 months of
this year, the company’s
business has jumped almost
10 per cent while the market
has improved 3.2 per cent.
Hyundai will introduce a
minivan for the first time
here next spring and there is
speculation it may offer a
truck during the next few
years. It is also building an
assembly plant in the U.S.
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New system aims to cut
lighting load in buildings
John McCallum, minister
of revenue and acting minister of natural resources, is
expected to be downtown
today unveiling a new technology, developed by Oakville-based Fifth Light Technology Ltd., that could help
office buildings dramatically
reduce the amount of electricity they use for lighting.
Most buildings in North
America use fluorescent fixtures based on older magnetic ballasts or newer, more efficient electronic ballasts.
The problem with magnetic-ballast fixtures, which
are being slowly phased out
but are still found in the majority of commercial and office buildings in Canada, is
that the fixtures are noisy,
get hot and can’t be dimmed
to reduce lighting levels and
energy consumption.
Fifth Light has developed a
microprocessor-based dimmer for magnetic ballasts that
improves the quality of light
in buildings, extends the life
of existing systems and lets
building managers reduce
lighting levels selectively.
It’s estimated that the average downtown Toronto
Canada’s media industry
is bracing for a possible sale
of broadcaster CHUM Ltd.,
fuelled by speculation that
founder and controlling
shareholder Allan Waters is
in poor health and his
shares, and others controlled
by his family, might soon be
available for sale.
CHUM’s properties include 12 local TV stations,
including Citytv; 21 special-
McCain Foods
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for lowly spud
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MuchMusic; and 33 radio
stations across the country.
Waters’ ties to CHUM date
to 1954, when he bought
1050 CHUM Toronto and
transformed it into Canada’s
first 24-hour rock radio station three years later.
An industry executive said
a sale price for CHUM would
probably eclipse $1 billion.
McCain Foods, faced with
softening sales, has launched one of its biggest-ever
marketing campaigns aimed
at restoring consumers’ faith
in the lowly potato.
Like other major North
American food processors,
the world’s largest french
fry maker has dramatically
altered its advertising message to focus on the health
and nutritional benefits of
eating its products.
Like other multinational
food companies, McCain has
enlisted the support of highly trusted food experts: in
this case dietitians and farmers. And it is delivering the
message through media read
by women with children.
McCain says research
shows consumers are woefully ignorant of potato’s
benefits. It found that:
■ Nearly two-thirds of Canadians didn’t know potatoes
contain Vitamin C.
■ One-third didn’t know
potatoes contain fibre.
McCain has set up a
website, www.potatofacts.ca
where consumers can get nutrition data and recipes.
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SPORTS
■ TENNIS STAR Maria Sharapova (right)
has put her plans for world domination
on ice. The Russian says she is not yet
strong enough to carry it off. SOURCE: REUTERS
■ IN A STATEMENT from her lawyer, ex-Carolina Panthers cheerleader Renee Thomas has denied all allegations of any sexual
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SOURCE: Metro Toronto News Services
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Raptors GM ready to go shopping
Question mark
hovers over
coach Mitchell
Rob Babcock has positioned
himself to make a huge splash
18 months from now: he’ll
have money and roster spots
galore to go out shopping as
an NBA general manager
putting the finishing touches
on his franchise remake.
But will he have a coach?
Sam Mitchell, trying to
turn a young, inexperienced,
small roster into something
that can be competitive every
night, will have his contract
expire after the 2006-07 season, just when Babcock will
be out from under more than
$20 million US in salary obligations and ready to make a
splash in the free agent market.
And while there are those
in the organization who privately think the contract disparity is unfair — Babcock
has a year longer left on his
deal than Mitchell has on his
— there seems to be no move
towards changing things.
“If we execute this plan, I’m
very confident we’ll be
around for a long time,” Babcock said in a recent interview. “Right now, we’re not
concerned about his contract
or my contract.”
One of the problems, however, is that the plan has
changed since Mitchell was
hired to a three-year deal
worth about $4 million. No
one could have foreseen the
franchise taking a step back
this season — younger, smaller, more inexperienced than
last year — and while the
losses pile up on Mitchell’s
record, the general manager
can look forward to making
the moves he wants either
Leafs demote
Carlo for a day
Damon Allen has accomplished so much in his stellar 21-year career, it’s
somewhat surprising he’s
never been a finalist for the
CFL’s outstanding player
award.
But that streak came to
an end yesterday when the
Argos quarterback emerged
as the East nominee in that
category, while Saskatchewan Roughriders kick returner Corey Holmes represents the West.
“I’m having the time of
my life,” Allen said, refer-
Cloutier gets
ice time
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ring to his nomination, his
magnificent season and the
fact the Argos are playing in
the Nov. 20 East Division
final in a bid to defend their
Grey Cup title.
Allen is one of four Argos
in the running for the
awards, voted by selected
members of the Football Reporters of Canada.
Winners will be announced Nov. 24 at the annual awards banquet during Grey Cup week festivities in Vancouver.
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Chiefs’ Holmes Monday Night
done for season NFL on TSN
Goaltender Dan Cloutier
practised yesterday with
the Vancouver Canucks for
the first time since sustaining a concussion and
whiplash, CBC Sports Online reports,
Cloutier, 29, suffered the
injuries in a collision with
teammate Nolan Baumgartner during a 4-3 overtime loss to the Colorado
Avalanche on Oct. 29.
BASH ‘N’ BECKS England's David Beckham is hit by a football during a
training session at Carrington training complex in Manchester, England, yesterday.
England is due to face Argentina in an international friendly in Geneva on Sunday.
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■ CALLS IT A CAREER Ukraine’s world heavyweight
champion Vitali Klitschko, 34, has announced his
retirement from boxing after a knee operation.
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Free agent pitcher Ugueth
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attempted homicide and
criminal conspiracy.
The judge must rule
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custody for the trial, but
Urbina’s attorney pushed
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■ EBAY TIP “Sometimes, the best way to find an item at your
price point is to search different variations of the item’s spelling,”
says Kristina Matisic, co-host of the W Network’s The Shopping
Bags. “Misspelled items often have the least amount of bids because no one has taken the time to seek them out.” SOURCE: eBay Canada
EARLYSHOPPINGGUIDE
Smart elves shop online
E-Commerce is
changing the
holiday rush
By FERNANDO CARNEIRO
Metro Toronto
Holiday shoppers frustrated with rising gas prices,
picked-over merchandise
and crowded parking lots are
increasingly turning to the
Internet — with hot chocolate, cookies and slippers on
— as an alternative to the
exhausting process that is
buying gifts at a shopping
mall.
According to eMarketer,
more than 149 million Canadians will browse, research
or compare products on the
Internet this year. Kristen
Yu, 21, a student at Ryerson
University, said she started
shopping online about three
years ago.
“The selection is usually
more varied — you can essentially find anything and
it’s all at your fingertips,” she
said. “And as a bonus, I can
also get away with shopping
in my pajamas.”
Yu, a North York resident,
said she sticks to the bigger,
better known online retailers, such as Amazon, Chapters and EBay, because she
feels they are “trusted.”
“I browse through EBay
whenever I’m bored or want
to buy something in particular, I would estimate a few
times per week,” she said.
“Over the past year I’ve purchased about 15 items.”
This holiday season Yu is
shopping online for her
friends and a few select family members.
She said she doesn’t mind
paying shipping fees as long
as they’re reasonable and
that often, it’s still cheaper
than buying the same gift
from a mall.
To test the potential of online shopping, the W Network asked its savviest
shoppers, The Shopping
Bags, Anna Wallner and
Kristina Matisic, to use EBay
as a source for all their holiday shopping. Each received
a budget of $600.
“My shopping list included
my grandmother, mother,
brother, niece, sister and a
friend’s
three-year-old
child,” Wallner said. “To
makes things interesting, I
decided to search for designer brands to see if I could get
them on EBay for less than
what I’d pay at retail.”
Using EBay features such
as Buy It Now and Proxy
Bidding, which automatically places bids for the buyer
whenever someone raises
their bid, Wallner found her
designer gifts. She bought a
trendy Links of London
bracelet with three charms,
a jewelry box, a North Face
knapsack, a Michael Kors
handbag, a Kodak C300 3.2
MP digital camera and a Little Tykes remote control
truck. As per her own rules,
each item was purchased for
less than she would have
paid at retail, for a total of
$474.71.
Matisic was also able to
find personalized gifts for
her friends and family within her budget.
“The trick to EBay is always remembering to add
shipping and potential duty
costs to the final price,” Matisic said. “This really helped
me stay on top of my holiday
shopping, so much so that I
was able to purchase a gift
for myself.”
Her purchases included a
blue and white Provencestyle tablecloth for her mother and a pair of Birkenstocks
from Germany for her mother-in-law.
For the teenagers, an iTrip
and a pair of Puma running
shoes. For a toddler she
bought Wee Wedgits and for
her husband a rare book and
three of his favourite DVDs
— all well under budget at
$384.75.
With thousands of items at
your fingertips, Yu added
that there’s no better
place to shop for that
hard-to-buy-for person
than online — in her
pajamas.
WWW.CAKEBEAUTY.COM
Once you start web shopping, you quickly realize that ordering from
U.S. sites can mean paying an arm and a leg in shipping and customs
charges. Luckily, a ton of fantastic gifts are now available on Canadian
sites. The products shown here, sold on www.cakebeauty.com, are
made by Canuck firm Cake Beauty, a hip-and-happening company that
creates yummy body, bath, nail and lip-care items. From top left,
Desserted Island Supreme Body Mousse, $26; Sweet Cheeks Sinfully
Smooth Brown Sugar Body Scrub, $32; Milk Made Smoothing Hand
And Cuticle Buffer, $22; and Emery Board, $2.50.
COURTESY CAKE BEAUTY
holiday buzz: satellite radio
After years of seeing our
friends south of the border
enjoy commercial-free radio
on the go, Canadians will finally have a chance to
legally try out satellite
radio.
Despite initial regulatory
hurdles that left a holiday
launch in doubt, it now appears the three competing
digital subscription services
and dedicated receivers —
which don’t necessarily rely
on satellites —will be available in the next few weeks.
The players:
● XM Canada: Canadian
Satellite Radio and U.S.based XM Satellite Radio
will launch with 80 channels for $12.99 a month.
www.xmradio.ca
● Sirius Radio Canada: CBC,
Standard Radio and U.S. firm
Sirius plan an initial lineup
of 100 channels for $14.99
a month. www.siriuscanada.ca.
● CHUM Subscription
Radio Canada: The company responsible for
MuchMusic laid out
plans that called for 40
channels to be available at launch for $9.99
a month.
SALEEM KHAN Satellite radio receivers like these ones from
Metro Toronto Sirius will be available before Christmas.
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■ EBAY SHOPPING TIP 1 Establish contact and familiarity with the seller. Check their feedback, clarify shipping costs, product descriptions and delivery details.
■ EBAY SHOPPING TIP 3 To not overspend, make sure
you include the cost of shipping (plus customs if it’s
coming from outside the country) when calculating your
budget. SOURCE: The Shopping Bags hosts Kristina Matisic and Anna Wallner
■ EBAY SHOPPING TIP 2 Keep a tape measure next
to your computer to help visualize the size of the
products listed for auction.
SOURCE: The Shopping Bags hosts Kristina Matisic and Anna Wallner
SOURCE: The Shopping Bags hosts Kristina Matisic and Anna Wallner
Canadian beauty-products websites offer great selection
Makeup palettes
will top wish lists
this holiday
Now wait just a second — before you head
straight for www.sepho
ra.com, it’s time you realized that there are a slew of
homegrown beauty products sites that are just jampacked with an unbelievable
array of offerings.
From cult and indie product lines and a dazzling selection of lip and eye
palettes — which are not
only super-hot right now,
but make terrific gifts —
you’ll find everything you
want.
Check out Vancouverbased www.beautymark.ca;
www.cakebeauty.com (see
page 16 for more); www.me
meme.ca; the Sultry Suds
shop on www.sheshoppe.ca;
and Guelph-based retailer
www.saffronrouge.ca for a
fantastic selection of all-natural products from lines including Dr. Hauschka and
Jurlique.
Also check out www.mac
cosmetics.com, particularly
for their stunning holiday
brush sets and palettes.
WWW.BEAUTYMARK.CA
You can buy a fantastic selection of products at Vancouver-based site www.beautymark.ca. From left,
Cargo’s Lipgloss Quad — North Pole, $25; Cargo Eye
Shimmer Glitter Set 6 piece, $25, and Fresh Crimson
Lip Palette, $39.
WWW.THEBODYSHOP.CA
Did you know that you no longer have to schlep to the mall to buy Body
Shop products? Just click on www.thebodyshop.ca, and you’re away
to the races. Cranberry products are back again for the holiday season, and Vanilla Spice and Candied Citrus are
new scents on offer. If you don’t know what to buy, remember that you can’t go amiss with Body Shop Body
Butters, which continue to be a huge hit, and are perfect antidotes to a Canadian winter.
From left, available at
www.thebodyshop.ca, Cranberry Body Butter, $18; Vanilla
Spice Body Butter, $18; and
Vanilla Spice Shower Gel., $14.
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players now include, top, the new
video-playing iPod (30 GB, $379;
and 60 GB, $499, at www.apple.ca);
and centre, the wafer-like nano,
(2GB, $249 and 4 GB, $299 at
www.apple.ca). Left, iPod socks,
pack of six in various shades, $39
at www.apple.ca.
WHITES RD.
Apple Computer has been riding high
on its success with its iPod line of digital
music players, so it was a natural expectation that the ultra-hip company with a
cultish following would extend the line
with its latest offerings, the iPod Video
and the tiny Nano.
Had it not been for a deal with Disney,
the iPod Video — capable of storing and
playing back movies and television shows
as well as music— would likely have been
a toy for early adopters. But the deal made
popular television shows such as the Disney-owned ABC network’s Desperate
Housewives and Lost available for download through the iTunes online
music store.
The hitch: only U.S. iPod
owners can download the
shows covered by the Disney
deal and there’s no word yet
on when it will extend to
Canada.
The iPod Nano music player
has had its share of bad press
with widepread complaints it
scratches too easily, marring
the finish. The simple solution
is to put a sock on it, like
those at right, for a whimsical
yet practical quick fix.
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Sat: 10:00AM-6:00PM
Sun: 11:00AM-5:00PM
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THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2005
By FERNANDO CARNEIRO
Metro Toronto
Smart shoppers know to
compare prices. Smarter
shoppers do it effortlessly
online. Price comparison
websites, already popular
with U.S. consumers, now
offer Canadian versions —
with prices in Canuck currency.
The selection of products
on these sites is vast, with
thousands of items available
at any given time. New merchandise comes in every second — usually with large
photos provided.
Five websites stand out,
starting with PriceGrabber
Canada, at ca.pricegrabber.
com. New to Canada, and
still signing up retailers here,
many of PriceGrabber’s
goods are from American
stores, but prices are in
Canadian dollars. It uses a
rating system, similar to that
employed by EBay, that allows users to rate products
and sellers according to a
five-star system. This gives
shoppers another consideration when choosing between
similarly priced goods from
different retailers.
PriceNetwork Canada, at
pricenetwork.ca, is a computers and electronics-focused site that buyers can
become members of and
share deals. One of its features is a rewards centre
where points can be redeemed for prizes such as an
Apple ipod Shuffle, free shipping up to $25 or — less desirable — a mug with the
PriceNetwork logo.
Red Flag Deals, at redflagdeals.com, is a Canadian
website with a human
touch. It relies on volunteers
to post deals they find on the
Internet and some even go as
far as posting sales in off-line
stores. Although it’s nice to
know that a “real” person
found the posting a bargain
— making it more likely the
average shopper will agree
— the selection of items
online price comparison tips
As with search engines, users get hundreds
of results when they type in a request at a
price comparison site. Some results are
dead on, some miss the mark. When “laptop” was typed into the Yahoo! Canada
Shopping site, the first result was the Barbie
Learning Laptop — not ideal for a gamer or
business person. The following are tips for
shopping on price comparison sites:
● Popularity can be a sign of cheap prices.
Don’t be afraid to start your search with the
bigger, better-known websites.
● Many sites offer price alerts, links to hot
deals and shipping discounts.
● Use several comparison sites at once to
maximize selection and locate offers.
● Start your searches by scanning by category. Then enter as much information about
the product as you know, down to the
model number for more accurate results.
available on Red Flag Deals
is limited when compared to
the other sites.
Sympatico/MSN Shopping
Canada, at shopping.msn.ca,
is a well-presented, easy-touse site that does a good job
of changing with the seasons. On its homepage it features special links to holiday
decorations, gift guide and
electronic gadgets, on top of
the usual categories. Search
results, which also include
hits from EBay, can be sorted
by price, by seller or product
category. A great extra feature informs when free shipping is available.
Yahoo! Canada Shopping,
at ca.shopping.yahoo.com,
has a cluttered interface, but
the website’s added features
more than make up for it.
Users can set a price range
for their searches and have
the results presented from
the lowest price to the highest. Yahoo! displays the
availability of items and estimates shipping time. If you
like the site and are planning
to come back, Yahoo! Wallet
keeps your credit and shipping information on file.
Home-and-gift sites
carry coveted presents
WWW.MORTIMERSNODGRASS.COM
This quirky Montreal-based gift website is one of our handsdown favourite Canadian online stores. Find jewelery by Foxy
Originals, a darling of the homegrown scene, as well as neoprene bottle carriers and lunchbags by Built NY, an array of
great baby products and innumerable other delights. Below,
Foxy Originals ‘Sin’ earrings, sold through www.mort
COURTESY FOXY ORIGINALS
imersnodgrass.com.
WWW.UMBRA.COM
Everyone knows that Canadian design powerhouse Umbra
makes some of the most covetable products around, but not
everyone may know that you can buy a huge selection of
Umbra goods online — clocks, chairs, photo frames, organizers, games, you name it. Make sure to check out the U+ collection at the online store. Below, powder-coated, stamped
metal poker chips from Umbra’s super-stylish Bluff Poker Set,
$165, www.umbra.com.
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THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2005
Electronics and photo
goods are a click away
Betcha can’t wait to elbow
your way through the
throngs of holiday shoppers
at a giant electronics retailer
in a big-box mall. No? We’re
not so keen either.
Instead, grab a seat at your
computer and click your way
around a bunch of online
photography and electronics
retailers that
all cater
to the Canadian market.
For photography and video
equipment, we’ll be checking
out www.henrys.com and
www.vistek.ca. For electronics, have a click through:
● www.futureshop.ca
● www.bestbuy.ca
● www.thesourcecc.ca
● www.matias.ca
● www.apple.ca
● www.sonystyle.ca
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WWW.HENRYS.COM
Browse and buy a wide range of
photo and video equipment, both
new and used. Pictured is the Canon
PowerShot SD30 Digital Elph camera,
$499.99, in Vivacious Violet. Also
available in Glamour Gold, Tuxedo
Black and Rockstar Red.
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holiday buzz: xbox 360
The big story in video
games this year is Microsoft’s Xbox 360.
The world’s
largest software
company will
beat competitors
to the punch by
launching its nextgeneration console months
ahead of Sony’s
PlayStation 3 and
Nintendo’s Revolution, both due
sometime in 2006.
Xbox 360 will be
available in two
“flavours” at its
launch Nov. 22.
● Xbox 360 premium ($499.99) includes the console itself, a 20 gigabyte hard drive
(needed to save
The Xbox 360, shown with a wiregames, download less controller and removable hard
content and maxi- drive, hits stores on Nov. 22.
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on the Xbox Live
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Outdoor lifestyle e-tailers make season bright
WWW.LEEVALLEY.COM
This site boasts another of our all-time favourite Canada-based web stores. Lee Valley is famed for its high-quality woodworking tools, gardening equipment, and useful and well-made gift
items. Above, from left, large single-sided squirrel-resistant bird feeder, $85; centre, Squirrel Buster birdfeeder, $85; and right, some of the best gardening implements ever invented, Japanese
Farmer’s Knives, which are perfect for digging and weeding in hard-to-get-at spaces — on left, Traditional Farmer’s Knife, $24.95, and right, Stainless Farmer’s Knife, $29.50.
active-minded online stores
● You can begin and end
your shopping at
www.mec.ca, the online
store belonging to Mountain Equipment Co-op. And
Canadian Tire’s trusty site,
at www.canadiantire.ca, has
a wide range of recreational
and outdoors-related products. For yoga gear, try
www.yogagurl.com and
www.lotuswear.com. If
you’re shopping for a gardener, you’re really in luck:
check out www.rittenhouse.
ca, www.gardenimport.com
and www.veseys.com for a
great variety of tools, plants
and seed-starting items.
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THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2005
holiday buzz: old-school toys
Remember that My Little
Pony you used to drag
everywhere or that Batman
action-figure you spent
hours playing with? It’s time
to pull them out again.
Those nostalgic collectibles have become the
talk of the town this holiday season. Toy companies
such as Mattel, Irwin Toys,
Fisher Price and more are
re-introducing old friends
like Teddy Ruxpin, Hot
Wheels, Barbie and Care
Bears to a new generation.
“They’re classic toys and
classic toy patterns, so parents know them,” says
Grant Chapman, a Mattel
spokesperson. “And (parents are) going to buy
something they trust …
you’re going to go to those
toys you grew up with and
you remember fondly, and
go get those toys to give to
your children because you
feel comfortable with
them.” U.S. based Toy Wishes Magazine, which just recently released its Holiday
2005 issue, lists the comeback of toys like Fraggle
Rock, Star Wars, My Little
Pony, Cabbage Patch Kids,
Mr. Potato Head, Pound
Puppies, Winnie The Pooh
and Friends, and more.
Even tech toys like the
Tamagotchi or board
games like Monopoly and
Battleship are being revamped. Toys R Us also announced its list for the
hottest new toys for the
2005 Holiday Season and
included Furby and Lego,
as well as Tumble Time Tigger as a few of the must
haves this Christmas.
Jon Levy, co-founder of
MastermInd Toys, says the
toy industry is a very cyclical business, so “it’s not unusual that products that
were popular years ago are
becoming popular again.”
“The most common cycle
that anybody in the toy
business would kind of refer
to in that light is the yoyo,”
he says. “Every four or five
years yoyos are hot in the
school yard, I’ve been in the
toy business 22 years and
there’s been three or four
yoyo fads in the 22 years.”
Toy companies are reaching back in time and re-inventing yesterday’s hits,
mixing them up with modern brands and stuff like
Dora or Bratz.
“They’re die-hard brands
that have lasted through
the ages … I also just heard
rumours that they’re bringing Smurfs back,” says
Chapman. “The longevity
of those brands can be
compared to only a few
handful of brands across
the entire consumer packaged goods threshold versus just in the toy industry.
You look at these brands
and the longevity, you
know as a parent you can
trust these brands.”
Chapman says a lot of
these brands are taking
what modern technology
has to offer and blending it
with traditional play patterns, making a hybrid toy
that’s perfect for today’s
kids and their parents.
For more check out
www.toysrus.com or
www.toywishes.com.
— BY SANDY GARCIA / METRO TORONTO
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Above, the Roomba Scheduler, made by iRobot, is a robotic
vacuum that can be programmed to just do its own thing: it
can turn itself on at a certain time every day, and even
knows how to go back to its docking station and recharge.
It’s available at www.brookstone.ca for $404.35.
HOME
WWW.BROOKSTONE.CA
Specialty gift retailers have long delivered holiday gift catalogues to doorsteps around the city, but they also have great
online shops. Brookstone has even partnered with Canada
Borderfree, a Canada Post service that helps U.S.-based websites ship to this country with a minimum of border-and-customs issues. For other specialty gift retailers, check out
www.theaddedtouch.com and www.ashtongreen.com.
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Some other
hot spots
in the GTA
The Greater Toronto Area
is still hot for condos.
Some popular new buildings, according to the Ultimate Condo Tour 2, organized by the Ontario Home
Builders’ Association, include the Breeze condominiums in Etobicoke, and the
Toy Factory Lofts and Battery Park — both in Liberty
Village.
Another popular choice is
the West Harbour City, near
the grounds of the Canadian
National Exhibition.
When built, the building
will incorporate many environmentally friendly initiatives.
For example, rather than
leaving lights on in the
building’s stairwells 24
hours a day, they are activated by motion detectors.
The building’s units will
also come equipped with
separate hydro meters —
something that is becoming
more common in new condos today.
That means residents will
pay only for the electricity
they use.
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love eating breakfast in
your eat-in kitchen, why
not show it off to Metro
and our 400,000 daily readers? If you love your
condo, please e-mail 50
words on why you love it
(include your name, condo
location,
phone
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and a
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photographer over to snap
you in your favourite part
of your condo, to be published in the Moving Up
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Mariana Giannone (left), marketing director of the Fram Building Group, shows a model of the Port Credit Village condominium to a group of participants
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from the Ultimate Condo Tour 2, organized by the Ontario Home Builders' Association.
Tour showcases top developments
905 area
experiences
condo boom
As a sightseeing bus rambles down Yonge Street, 50
building industry observers
on a tour of new condominiums in the Greater Toronto
Area pick up some fascinating tidbits about the local
condo market.
They learn the reason why
there are more condos on the
east side of Yonge Street in
North York City Centre than
on the west is because of the
proximity to one of the “best
high schools” in Toronto. Students who live on the east
side of Yonge are within the
boundary of Earl Haig Secondary School’s catchment
area, while those on the west
side are out of luck, points
out tour guide Jeanhy Shim.
Shim has taken the day off
from her regular job as president of Urbanation, a condo
research publication, to lead
the tour.
Her knowledge of the industry is apparent as she
Jeanhy Shim
rhymes off facts and figures
from the top of her head.
“Over the past 10 years
there have been 60 new project openings and over
15,000 new units built in this
tiny area, one block east and
west of Yonge, between
(Highway) 401 and Finch.
That represents about
30,000 residents,” she says.
“This area is a hotbed of activity,” she tells the audience,
which includes developers,
marketing executives, sales
agents, designers and other
building industry types.
They are part of the Ultimate Condo Tour 2, organized by the Ontario Home
Builders’ Association.
This is the second year the
association has been offering
the tours to its members. The
outings are hugely popular.
There was such a long waiting list for the first Ultimate
Condo Tour, which took
place in August, that this second had to be offered.
“It lets our members see
what’s out there. They can
compare their products with
what others are doing,” explains Susan Woolsey,
spokesperson for the OHBA.
First stop on the tour is the
Vineyards in Richmond Hill.
Close to Hwy. 7 and Yonge
Street, the three-condo project is being developed by
Empire Communities.
“The Vineyards (phases) 1
and 2 have been very successful,” Darlene Fraser,
vice-president of sales tells
the gathering. “They’re more
than 90 per cent sold out.”
The luxury condos, with
two-storey lobbies and stone
and brick facades, are part of
a gated community. They
share a “château-inspired” social and recreational facility.
Fraser says the sharing of
the facility will create a
sense of community in the
development. “It will promote family get-togethers
and neighbourhood get-togethers,” she says, noting
that the facility will be
equipped with a pool, gym,
theatre room, party room
and terrace. A tennis court,
putting green, barbecue stations and gazebo will also be
on the grounds.
The bus then travels to
North York for an amenities
tour at the Skymark Centre at
Avondale. The Tridel development is located near Yonge
Street and Hwy. 401.
When tour-goers walk
through the front door of the
lobby between the Skymark’s two towers, the first
thing they see is a three-tier,
marble fountain.
“We like to have a wow
factor when you walk in the
door,” says Jim Ritchie,
Tridel vice-president.
The extravagant lobby
houses the development’s
amenities, which include a
four-lane bowling alley and
virtual golf room, complete
with a putting green, driving
cages and simulator cage.
The development also has a
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The tour then moves to
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when building the Port Credit Village.
“The amenities are already
here, so we didn’t have to put
in all of that massive amenity space that a lot of other
builders find they need to do.
It was all a location proposition,” says Mariana Giannone, marketing director for
Fram.
Between stops on the tour,
Shim shares her knowledge
of the condo market.
There’s been a condo
boom in Mississauga and the
rest of the 905 area, she says,
noting that 29 per cent of all
condos that have gone up in
the GTA this year have been
erected in the 905.
That compares to 13 per
cent in 2000.
“One of the reasons we’re
continuing to see strong
sales numbers is that the
market is broadening its base
into new areas,” Shim says.
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ROM cancels condo plan
Take a good look at this
rendering of the ROM South
condo tower — you won’t
be able to move into it.
Bowing to public outcry,
the Royal Ontario Museum
and building partner, Graywood Developments Ltd.,
have withdrawn a plan to
build a 46-storey condo tower
on the site of the defunct
McLaughlin Planetarium.
“We always knew there
would be opposition but
were startled by the intense
wave that hit us late in the
process,” William Thorsell,
the museum’s CEO, said
Tuesday after issuing the official announcement. “When
the consensus is that broad,
you just have to back off.”
Thorsell was heckled and
denounced at a public meeting last week, mainly by outraged representatives of the
University of Toronto, indicating the ROM would face a
long, damaging fight if it de-
cided to press on with ROM
South, as it called the project.
A prominent couple who
had pledged more than
$1 million warned they
would withhold funds unless
the project was called off.
The decision to cancel was
made at a crisis meeting last
Friday at Graywood’s offices.
The developer will absorb
losses on expenditures for
the aborted project.
ROM South would have
involved 35,000 sq. ft. of office space for the museum on
the lower floors of the tower,
a public plaza with links to
Philosopher’s Walk and a
glitzy new subway entrance,
as well as living space for
wealthy buyers.
It was expected to yield
$20 million of revenue toward Phase 2 of Renaissance
ROM — Thorsell’s reinvention of the museum.
Phase 1, featuring Daniel
Libeskind’s Crystal along the
museum’s Bloor Street West
side, is set to open next summer. Funding for the first
phase is already secured.
But Phase 2 — including
the restoration of seven galleries in the oldest part of the
museum, south of its main
entrance — has now been
left blowing in the wind.
“We’ll need to raise another $60 million to get it done,”
Thorsell said. But he has not
given up on his 2007 competion target.
And what will happen to
the planetarium site? For the
moment, nothing. The ROM
is already using the old
building for office space.
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Furniture placement problems abound in this floorplan.
Placing problem
At first glance, this
997-sq.-ft. suite appears
to be the perfect unit. It
features two fair-sized
bedrooms, a den and an
eat-in kitchen. However,
if you look closely you
will see that the layout
conflicts with proper flow
and furniture placement.
Here are the positives:
The master bedroom is
large enough to accommodate a king-sized bed and
night tables. It features a
full ensuite bathroom and
a walk-in closet, both of
which are important to
units of this size.
The second bedroom is
also large enough to accommodate a double bed
and end tables, and the
double closet is much
larger than most closets
in second bedrooms. The
den is a good size for a
small home office or library and the door gives
it a private sanctuary
feeling within the space.
Unfortunately, that is
where the compliments
stop. There are fundamental problems with
most of the other rooms.
The balcony is only accessible from the eat-in
kitchen as opposed to the
living area. It is small and
not rectangular. You
would be lucky to get
more than a bistro table
and two very small chairs
in it. To get access to it,
you will need to walk
around the table and
chairs in the breakfast
area. In other words, this
area would be awkward
for guests to get to.
The positioning of the
bedrooms relative to the
living and dining areas
was obviously dictated by
the positioning of the
suite in the buildings.
This causes a serious
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problem with the placement of furniture. Even a
small buffet on the wall
backing onto the den
would feel out of place.
A natural hallway
would have to be created
to reach the living area,
which can only be
achieved by offsetting the
dining room table. This
means crowding the
opening to the kitchen or
the master bedroom.
The idea of walking out
of the master and directly
into the dining area is itself a fatal design flaw.
The long walls in the living area are perfect for
furniture backing, but
again, this means that
anyone sleeping in the
second bedroom would
enter the living area when
they opened their door.
But the single biggest
problem with the plan is
the location of the second
bathroom. Although cost
efficient for a builder, the
location is completely inappropriate for the second
bedroom, which it was
meant to service. The resident would have to walk
past the living and dining
rooms, and kitchen to get
to it. It is too small to
change in, so anyone
showering would have to
go back to the bedroom to
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We all know the importance of staying fit.
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Pride director aims
to stay true to novel
Growing up, Joe Wright
didn’t realize that puppets
would one day have a profound influence on his directorial endeavours.
But the Londoner, whose
parents were puppeteers,
says he’s managed to incorporate his early experience
working at their theatre and
the story telling of the puppet world into his current
work.
While there’s no room for
string-manipulated characters in Pride And Prejudice,
his feature directing debut,
he says the past experience
was invaluable in helping
him develop characters onscreen.
And he feels that focusing
on the iconic characters
from Jane Austen’s literary
masterwork was key in
keeping the story relevant to
contemporary audiences.
“Those relationships are
still existing today as they
did then,” Wright explains.
“It’s about two very young
people who are immensely
sexually attracted to each
other and don’t understand
the feelings they’re having
and intellectually feel that
Joe Wright
CHRIS ATCHISON/METRO TORONTO
the other is completely
wrong for them, (but they)
learn to love each other.”
The story centres on the
five Bennet sisters, one of
whom, Elizabeth (Keira
Knightley), plays a cat-andmouse game of love and hate
with the aristocratic and
wealthy
Mr.
Darcy
(Matthew McFadyen).
While Wright admits he
felt wrong about having not
read the classic book earlier
— he finally did when he
considered taking the project
— he quickly decided he didn’t want to make major
changes to the plot or language for contemporary audiences.
“I think a mistake of any
period film or TV piece is to
force it down people’s
throats and make sure it’s
relevant,” Wright states.
“F--- it if it’s not relevant to
(everyone), it’s still a great
story.”
The only major change
that audiences will note is a
different ending in North
America compared to the
European version. Although
revealing either would spoil
the fun for those who
haven’t seen the film, Wright
will only say that he prefers
the European ending.
Film buffs will have to
wait for the DVD version to
make their own judgments.
Ask the director whether
he would attempt Austen
again and he says that —
true to his roots — it depends on the story he can
tell.
“I care about the characters and the lives they’re
leading and the stories
they’re telling. That could be
set in the future, the present
or the past, it doesn’t really
matter to me.”
Pride And Prejudice opens
in theatres across the country tomorrow.
Sharon Jones of Sharon Jones And The Dap-Kings takes the stage with the band at the Horseshoe tomorrow and Saturday.
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Sharon Jones’ diary
Ex-prison guard’s
determination
to sing pays off
By IAN NATHANSON
Metro Toronto
The passing of U.S. civil
rights activist Rosa Parks has
not been lost on singer
Sharon Jones.
“She was such a great person ... I wish I could’ve attended that funeral,” the Augusta, Ga.-born singer says
from her New York digs.
“She was certainly one of
those amazing women I
could look up to.”
In fact, much of Jones’
own existence exhibited a
drive and determination that
Parks certainly would have
appreciated. Before making
her mark under the billing of
Sharon Jones And The DapKings, Jones just wanted
some respect to fulfil her
singing-star dreams. Discouragement came early on.
“I had been given a gift, a
blessing from God,” she says
of her formative years,
singing in her church as she
was absorbing James Brown
records. “But I had been told
that I was too short or too
dark-skinned to make it.”
“Even now, I’m 49 years
old and some people are
telling me I’m too old,” adds
Jones, en route to the Horseshoe tomorrow and Saturday to plug the new Sharon
Jones and the Dap-Kings CD,
Naturally.
Such superficial expectations proved a setback, and
Jones wound up taking a job
as a prison guard at Riker’s
Island in Brooklyn to make
ends meet.
“Those times were real
tough on me,” Jones says. “I
had only been on the job for
less than a year when I got
into an accident. I had to
wear a neck brace and needed time off. But they were
forcing me to stay and work
there for two or three more
years. I said, ‘You can’t do
that to me.’ So I quit.”
Still in pursuit of her
dreams, Jones eventually
hooked up with New York
indie-soul and funk label
Desco Records, fronting the
label’s house band the Soul
Providers, who she would
record and tour internationally with. Jones later connected with the eight-piece
Dap-Kings, whose grooves
sounded more 1969 than
2002 upon the release of Dap
Dippin’ With Sharon Jones
And The Dap-Kings.
So much so that a cover of
the Janet Jackson hit What
Have You Done For Me Lately could easily be misconstrued as Jones being the
originator of said hit and
Jackson merely covering her.
“Yeah, it sounds oldschool, but let me tell ya, I
got an e-mail the other day
about the Janet Jackson
song, asking which ’70s
album I did this on,” Jones
says and laughs.
Still, she persists in simply
wanting respect, especially
when it comes to her highenergy stage performances.
“Some of the band members have been playing on so
many other projects that by
the time they come to me,
they’ll claim they’re too tired,”
Jones says. “And I have to tell
them, ‘Come on. I need your
energy when I’m up there
singing.’ I need them as much
to help keep my groove up.”
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Lang sues
ex-manager
Scribe Bergen wins Giller
David Bergen, whose novels have been hitherto set in
southeastern Manitoba —
familiar terrain for the son of
a Mennonite preacher from a
small town outside Winnipeg — won the 2005 Scotiabank Giller Prize Tuesday
night for his novel The Time
in Between, set in British Columbia and Vietnam.
As with all of his fiction,
The Time In Between portrays the universal struggle
of characters fighting for
their souls. It is no accident
that Bergen, 48, comes from
a preacher’s family.
He betrayed emotion most
deeply not in his acceptance
speech but afterwards when
he told a Toronto Star reporter that his father, who
has often been troubled by
Bergen’s fictional exploration of sexuality, including
adulterous relationships,
was watching the proceedings on television. (The Scotiabank Giller Prize dinner
was broadcast live on talktv.)
“My father was calling the
rest of the family and telling
them to watch this on television, which was amazing, I
thought, and so unusual,”
Bergen said. “Never been
done before. I thought it was
very generous of him.”
It was a night that highlighted the continuing contrast in Canadian fiction between exotic settings and the
pull of small-town Canada.
Two of the nominees for the
prize — Camilla Gibb in her
novel Sweetness In The
Belly, and Edeet Ravel, In A
Wall Of Light — wrote about
Ethiopia and Israel.
Two others — Bergen in
his novel and Lisa Moore in
Alligator — started out in the
Canadian hinterlands and
then shifted their focus to
Vietnam and Louisiana. The
fifth nominee, Joan Barfoot,
in her novel Luck, stayed
squarely in southwestern
Ontario, where she has set
almost all of her fiction.
With Scotiabank on board
as an award co-sponsor for
the first time, the purse was
increased from $25,000 to
$50,000. Of that, the winning
author
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fees were
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or Court
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company the Annabel Lapp
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Canadian offices were not returned.
REUTERS
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Set to run through early
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About half of the 26 shows
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the Air Canada Centre.
Fans who register with the
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Coldplay frontman Chris
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show and tickets to the 2006
Grammys, which take place
in Los Angeles.
The tour comes in support
of Coldplay’s third Capitol
album, X&Y.
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the Giller trophy view.
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Jim and tightly wound
Martha Stewart’s ApBethenny — are regarded
prentice had a tepid, even
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reheated feeling, which
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have been dramatic — if
portable air compressor.
Donald Trump, the ringAmanda and Leslie are
master of the original Apchosen to host the hose
prentice, hadn’t canned
hawking, and a great deal
four dismal hopefuls the
is made out of Amanda’s
week before. The teams
tendency to aggressively
were also given a task —
selling an outdoor product micromanage. Ryan, the
team’s project manager, is
live on the QVC shopping
shown uneasily settling in
channel — already done,
on season two of the Don- behind the desk in the
control room, but when
ald Apprentice.
the team goes live, the reTo even out the teams,
lentlessly rehearsed, effiMartha asked the best
cient machinery of QVC’s
performer from Matchstaff makes it all look like
stick, last week’s winner,
a mile of vanilla icing.
to join Primarius. Dawna
Primarius had chosen
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Howie to pitch their mawhich was what Martha
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guarantee that he won’t
turn to the cameras and
start talking about his
dick. Another moment of
artificial tension — seconds before the cameras
roll, Jim is shown slapping his ass and clowning
around, but when they hit
the air, he’s a pro, and actually boosts sales by
playing the doofus dad. It
doesn’t save them, however — Matchstick’s trickedout hose costs twice as
much as the air compressor, which creates an unbeatable lead in a contest
characterized by mere
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In the boardroom,
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bringing in Dawna, despite their incompatibility.
True to form, she babbles
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Karma hits Race teams
By RICK MCGINNIS
Metro Toronto
Dropped into the middle of this season
of The Amazing Race — the so-called
Family Edition, though it might as well
be called The Amazing Race To The Bottom Of The Gene Pool — I was overwhelmed by the furious pace of the
show. Spoiled by the relatively meditative pace of The Apprentice, I never adjusted to the frenetic cutting and barrage
of squabbling, screeching contestants,
not even at the end of Tuesday’s special
two-hour sweeps week edition.
These people are a vacation from hell
— locked on a cruise ship with the
Godlewskis or Bransens, I’d start looking
longingly over the side, praying for an
errant iceberg, or the release that only a
hijacking by pirates or terrorists could
bring.
The show finds the remaining five
families in Costa Rica, with the
Godlewskis running around dropping
rolls of toilet paper as they try to catch
up. A challenge involving swimming out
to a buoy sees Paolo pere nearly drown,
while his family abuses him from the
shore. Lovely people.
The show passes in a whirlwind of
barely controlled hostility, with the “picturesque details” — an ocean cove, a
church made of metal, a sugar cane
plantation, a rum distillery, a wagonmaker’s factory — passing like billboards
on an interstate. The Bransens get lost
on their way to the church, no doubt
thanks to abusing their taxi driver in
English. It’s Costa Rica, you pinheads —
what makes you think she doesn’t understand?
The locale suddenly shifts to Arizona,
but not before we’re treated to the spectacle of the Paolos abusing airline ticket
counter staff. Lovely people. They get
lost wandering around a parking garage
at the Phoenix airport, a nice karmic
turn that sees them lose their lead and
drop to the back of the pack.
The Weavers choke up at a go-kart
track where memories of losing their
husband and father two years earlier at
Daytona seem to overwhelm them — for
some reason, it’s hard to summon much
pity. The second hour is another postcard
blur — the Grand Canyon, the Glen
Canyon Dam and the Colorado River
whiz by, along with the sight of the
Weavers throwing food out of their SUV
at the Godlewskis.
“It’s greater to be hated for who you
are, then loved for who you are not,”
says Rebecca Weaver at the start of the
show.
Constantly whining about being hated
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are apparently harbingers of something
new; f--- you Christianity. Message to
the Weavers: next time the Buddhists or
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them out — embarrass another religion
for a change.
The show ends with the Godlewskis in
first and the Paolos eliminated, at which
point the threats to main and behead
each other suddenly turn into a tearful
warm fuzzy. What a crock.
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■ SQUASH IT! Butternut squash are shaped like a
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butter and maple syrup.
■ SQUASH IT GOOD Acorn squash (on right of photo)
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It’s also known as pepper squash. SOURCE: Foodland Ontario
Gasp! It’s Johnnie
at $1,000 a glass
Metro writer sips
Walker 1805 from
world-famous distillery
By RICK MCGINNIS
Metro Toronto
Jim Beveridge, the master
blender at Scotland’s famous Johnnie Walker distillery, is carefully
pouring me a generous ounce of
scotch from the bottle in his hand.
The bluish-green glass is threequarters full with a dull gold liquid
that, according to experts, is worth
about $27,000. Doing some rough
math in my head, it means the glass
of blended scotch whiskey he’s pouring me is worth over a thousand dollars. I’m thinking once I walk out of
this hotel I’ll charge passersby 10
bucks a pop to breath in their face.
Beveridge, an affable Scot whose
love of his job is palpable, is here to
decant one of 200 bottles of Johnnie Walker 1805, a very limited edition scotch that comes in a lovely
replica of a 19th-century portable
writing desk, with a nib pen and a
replica of a whiskey recipe book belonging to Alexander Walker, the
grandson of the firm’s founder. It’s
the top of the line for the Walker
distillery, and you’ll never see one
at your local LCBO.
“We tried to think of what Walker
would be doing today,” Beveridge explains when asked about the inspiration for Walker 1805. To create it, he
went through the inventory of about
7 or 8 million casks of malt whiskey
owned by the Walker distillery, and
singled out the rarest, some from distilleries that no longer exist. The extinction of small distilleries is an ongoing saga in Scotland. At the beginning of the 20th century, there were
about 200 scotch distilleries producing malts, while in the recent past, it
was down to about 120.
Today, Beveridge estimates around
80 distilleries still in business north of
Hadrian’s Wall, of which 27 are
owned by Walker and used to create
their line of blended scotch whiskeys,
which ascend in value from the com-
Jim Beveridge, the master blender of Johnnie Walker Distilleries, poses at the Windsor Arms Hotel in Toronto
with a bottle of the company’s very rare Johnnie Walker 1805 Blend (at right). It’s one of only 200 in the world valRICK MCGINNIS/METRO TORONTO.
ued at $27,000 but only available to the public through auction.
pany’s keystone Red Label, through
Black, Green and Gold blends to the
Blue Label that was, until the 1805
blend, the top of the Walker line. Beveridge admits he never thought anyone would open a bottle of 1805, but
that they’d make their way from auction houses to cellars and safe deposit
boxes as investments. The bottle
we’re slowly draining is one of two
owned by the Canadian office of Diageo, Walker’s corporate parent. Its
brother is likely destined for an asyet-unknown charity auction according to the company.
But what does it taste like? Right
out of the bottle and into the glass,
it has a powerful nose, almost analgesic at first whiff before it mellows
to a forthright scent of grass and
evergreen. In the mouth, it’s as far
from Walker Red as you can imagine, without a hint of sweetness or
even much of Walker Black’s
smoke. It’s a complex, herbal tasting scotch that evolves quickly from
bitter greens to a spice market,
clearly meant for drinking neat, like
a fine cognac, water and ice kept at
a safe distance in a nearby glass.
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● Tastes vary and so should
your selection of hors d’oeuvres. Include some vegetarian items, and consider if
any of your guests have dietary restrictions (seafood
allergies, vegan requirements, etc.).
● Select hors d’oeuvres
which require little or
no final preparation. You
will have enough to worry
LEMON TARTS
about
refilling drinks
and socializing. The last
thing you want to do is
spend the night prepping
canapés in the kitchen.
● Match your hors d’oeuvres
to your drinks. If you’re offering a wide variety of beverages, then this isn’t quite
as important.
● Leave the sweets until the
end. Always include some
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than a sweet accompaniment.
CHRIS ATCHISON
Preparation:
with raspberries and mint In a bowl, combine egg,
Will Ferrell can get away with being known as Frank (The Tank) Ricard in Old School, but the average office worker would likely lose any leadership opportunities if he or she chugs one too many at the year-end holiday party. And don’t go streaking!
Survive the party
By CHRIS ATCHISON
Metro Toronto
The water cooler stories of
“that person” at the office
party are legendary.
Almost everyone who’s
ever worked in an office has
been witness to the person
who makes a fool of themselves at an office gathering
or any event where guards
are dropped and alcohol
flows freely.
They might prove to be a
bumbling twit like Peter Sellers’ classic character Hrundi
V. Bakshi in the 1968 film
The Party, or they might look
more like Will
Ferrell’s Frank
“The Tank” Ricard from Old
School, pounding beers at a
Herculean rate
only to wind
up
doing
something so
regretful that
the incident
dogs them forever.
Others might
arrive so intoxicated that
they glaze over
in a Tara Reidesque
haze
halfway through the party.
What’s certain is that
no one wants to be “that
person.”
Adeodata Czink, president
of Toronto-based corporate
etiquette consultancy Business Of Manners, says that
the first rule in partying with
co-workers is to know when
to say “no, thank you” to that
one extra glass of wine.
“I think the bottom line is
that you have to remember
that Monday morning you
have to face these people in
an office setting,” Czink says.
She recommends taking
stock of one’s tolerance in
advance of the party and
strictly adhering to those
limits.
When it comes time to
dress for the party, Czink
recommends dressing up instead of going casual for one
important reason — you’re
not the one footing the bill.
“It’s a party that your
company is paying for and
you need to show your boss
that much respect and not
show up in jeans.”
Women should opt for
proper business attire or
evening wear, while men
should stick to collared
shirts and possibly suits, she
stresses.
So at this point you’ve
dressed appropriately, managed to keep your alcohol
consumption at non-blackout levels and you’re having
a good time. But your boss
lemon juice and sugar. Over
a boiling water bath, whisk
the mixture until the yolks
and sugar thicken. Whisk in
butter to finish. When cool,
pipe lemon curd into tart
shells, garnish with one
raspberry and tiny mint leaf.
Top with apricot glaze.
Party etiquette
Adeodata Czink, president
of Toronto-based Business
Of Manners, offers this advice when planning for
your holiday office party:
● Forget
that people will notice inappropriate behaviour.
DONT’S:
● Give an embarrassing
present.
● Constantly pass around
your business card.
● Make a
show of
leaving the
party early.
● Treat your
boss differently than you
would in the workplace.
DO’S:
● Know your alcohol limit.
● Take a taxi home if your
colleagues think you’ve
had too much to drink.
● Introduce your spouse
to the boss.
● Err on the side of sartorial caution and dress at
least semi-formally.
● Only flirt with someone
as far as you would have
others flirt with your sister.
has consumed enough booze
to kill the average person
and he or she is beginning to
get a bit too aggressive with
the shop talk.
This uncomfortable scenario can, and does, often
play out, but Czink says
keeping a level head is the
best way to handle the situation.
“You smile it off and then
you back off,” she says of the
uncomfortable conversation.
“You don’t confront (the person) because he or she will
remember that on Monday
morning.
“You should remove yourself from the situation as
much and as fast as possible.”
Czink also feels that people should always keep the
limits of employee-employer
relationships in mind and
avoid getting too friendly at
parties.
The same applies to getting overly flirty with coworkers. Her advice is simple and stark when it comes
to the touchy subject of people going home together after
a year-end gathering.
“If Larry and Sally leave
together, everybody has seen
Larry and Sally leave together, period,” she says.
Even in a relaxed setting,
in other words, business and
pleasure should never completely mix.
CHRIS ATCHISON
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THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2005
Bob’s your uncle in Barrie
not for strip clubs, silly
muted shock, adding
— for brewing beer. He
he’s not used to attenwas also Barrie’s first
tion. “I’m not a running
mayor.
back for the Dallas
All three of his brewCowboys.”
eries burned down, the
But he has earned
last one just a few
the city’s brewmaster
blocks west of the Bob
title. Slater concocted
brewery on Dunlop
96 different beers over
Gord Slater
Street East along the
a year and half in an
Innisfil, Ont., barn to get the Bob north shore of Kempenfelt Bay.
Much of the ale’s mystique is in
brew just right.
the packaging — you can pick up
“The first was literally
royal red, laminated six-packs
Yuengling,” he says of the Penn(about $12) and 12-packs (about
sylvania brewery. “People couldaonghus kealy n’t tell the difference.”
$23) at the Beer Store and LCBO.
[email protected]
Each bottle has a thermometer
When they got it right for last
with temperature-sensitive ink.
December’s opening, they were
“It’s like a mood ring,” King
sold out just before Christmas.
Around Barrie, some call Gord
“People actually paid for beer that cracks.
Slater “our brewmaster.”
Throw your Bob into the fridge
hadn’t been made yet and took reThe ex-Molson brew guru is a
and drink after the thermometer
ceipts,” says Tony King, Bob’s dibit of a celebrity because he’s inturns from white to blue, 3-5C.
rector of sales and marketing,
vented the most popular comThree is ideal, Slater says. (I put
who worked for Labatt for 21
modity in Simcoe County since
mine into the freezer to see blue.
years. “That’s the first time I’ve
the OHL’s Barrie Colts — Robert
And it’s tastier that way.)
ever seen that.”
Simpson Confederation Ale.
New 473-millilitre cans, or
Their beer is a bit of a throwThat’s a mouthful, so I call it
“Tall Bobs,” with the thermometer
back to the good ol’ days before
Bob.
are set for Beer Store and LCBO
Confederation, when there was
“I had someone come up to me
shelves for next month.
traditionally a community conand tell me, ‘Hey, you’re our
Poured, Bob is a shade darker
nection to the local brewmaster.
brewmaster. We were going to
than ginger-ale gold in colour, with
In 1836, Robert Simpson was the
come over and say thank you.’
a quick-dissipating foamy head.
most popular man in town — no,
OK,” a shrugging Slater says in
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8 oz. wild mushroo
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Bob has aromas of
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1 cup Robert Simps
flowers and apples, a
on
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Confederation Ale
rice
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onion
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served warm. Colder
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ladle at a time until
1 tsp. sea salt
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pepper
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stir in cheese, and
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Preparation:
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watching the game.
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wash only if necessa
Ale.
It’s clean, thanks
ry.
Serves 4 as a first
Cut into bite-size pie
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THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2005
Chef believes
in cookbooks
From there, he moved to SwitzerSam Mathison, executive chef at
land. He worked at a Zurich hotel beThe Sutton Place Hotel
fore he moved on to the Park Lane in
“I guess that I’m a bit of a cultural
London. This travelling
pirate,” chef Sam
culinary adventurer
Mathison says. “My
then did a stint at Sydkids love to eat anyney, Australia’s Regent
thing, so that makes it
marcy cornblum Hotel.
easy to try new foods
Following a sabbatiat home.”
cal in Malaysia, India and Nepal,
If only every parent could make
Mathison returned to Canada.
that statement.
Breakfasts at his grandmother’s
Growing up on a farm in Sainthouse are a memory he won’t forget.
field, Ont., Mathison learned early
Grandmothers love to spoil their
about the importance of freshly
grandchildren and Mathison’s was no
grown foods.
exception.
“I ate the produce and livestock
“Tea with lots of sugar. She would
grown locally. If you wanted fresh
cut our slices of toast into six pieces.
fish, you caught it,” he says.
She had these really neat egg cups
The tradition of obtaining food
that I remember getting my softfrom nature’s bounty rather than
boiled eggs in,” says Mathison.
buying it at the grocery store has
It only seems fitting that breakfast
been passed on in Mathison’s family.
“We pick the berries and the kids and would be the first meal he cooked.
“Pancakes right from the box. They
I make strawberry jam together
turned out OK with my Mom’s help,
every summer,” he says.
just a little dark around the edges,”
Mathison’s love of cooking has
he admits.
taken him to some of the world’s
This world-renowned chef offers a
most elegant dining spots. After comtip about the importance of cookpleting George Brown’s chef probooks.
gram, he apprenticed at Movenpick
“You need to refer to cookbooks to
Restaurant in Yorkville. He then
keep up with current trends and in
joined the hotel industry working at
order to be in the know to meet
the Harbour Castle Hilton.
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clients’ special requests,” says Mathison.
Of all the cookbook authors in the
world Mathison has a preference.
“Paul Bertolli — his cookbooks
don’t have a lot of pictures. It’s all
about technique and simple items,”
he says.
Mathison’s No. 1 choice of food to
cook, “Anything you can braise! And
of course my eldest daughter’s
favourite, strawberry shortcake,” he
says.
Mathison has a tool that his
kitchen couldn’t be without.
“My little serrated paring knife.
It’s always sharp and perfect for a
multitude of small jobs,” says Mathison. Even strawberries.
Surprise tastebuds with walnut chocolate cake
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The chocolate ganache,
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cake mix into an elegant
dessert in no time. Your
guests will wonder when
you had time to bake such a
decadent dessert during the
busy holiday season!
Ingredients
1 (315 g) package two-layer
chocolate fudge cake mix
Praline:
1 cup (250 mL) water
2 cups (500 mL) granulated
sugar
2 tbsp (30 mL) 35% whipping cream
3 cups (750 mL) California
walnuts, coarsely chopped
Chocolate Ganache:
2 cups (500 mL) real semisweet chocolate chips
1 cup (250 mL) 35% whipping cream
1/4 cup 50 mL butter
3 tbsp (45 mL) Cointreau
liqueur
Directions:
Bake cake in a 9x13-inch
(3 L) baking pan according to
package instructions.
Grease a rimmed baking
sheet and set aside.
In saucepan, bring water
and sugar to boil over medium heat. Cook, without stirring, brushing down sides of
pan with a brush dipped in
warm water to prevent crystallization.
Cook about 18 minutes,
until dark amber.
Remove from heat imme-
Chocolate Walnut
Praline Cake
diately and stir in cream and
walnuts.
Spread onto prepared
sheet and cool completely.
Break into pieces and pulse
in food processor until
coarsely ground.
In microwavable bowl,
combine chocolate chips,
cream and butter. Heat on
high for two minutes, stirring twice, until melted and
smooth.
Slice cake in half lengthwise and then slice each half
to make 4 layers that measure 4.5 x 12-inches (11 x 28
cm).
Brush 1 tbsp (15 mL) of
Cointreau on the bottom
layer of cake. Spread 1/4 cup
(50 mL) of chocolate ganache
and sprinkle with 1/3 cup (75
mL) praline. Repeat twice;
top with last layer of cake.
Cover cake with remaining
ganache and cover sides
with praline. Refrigerate for
1 hour and up to one day before serving.
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THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2005
France touchy about riot coverage
or the networks.
LA RÉVOLUTION NE SERA PAS
Regular television has downTÉLÉVISÉE: Pardon my exeplayed the riots, accrable French, but
cording to the story,
this flip phrase was
“except for a slight
the first thing that
tweaking of its postcame to mind
primetime Thursday
when I read about
schedule by public
the plight of French
broadcaster France
viewers hoping for
2 to accommodate a
some coverage of
debate on the crisis”
the nightly riots
rick mcginnis — no surprise, since
that have been all
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debate shows, siover nightly newsmultaneously glib and windy in a
casts and cable news here. Acmanner unique to the country,
cording to a Hollywood Reporter
story, the story is almost invisible are to French TV in general what
reality shows are to Fox.
on most of France’s TV channels,
In the meantime, the French
and what is seen has been cengovernment has invoked state-ofsored by either the government
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Robert Namias, the director of
information at TF1, the leading
privately-owned network, echoed
his colleague’s sentiments.
“Whatever we decide to do, we
risk leaving someone or the other
dissatisfied with the outcome: For
some, we’ve shown too much; for
others, we haven’t shown
enough. The difficulty lies in deciding what the right dosage is.”
Worries about provoking further violence have extended to
nightly showings of Jerry Lewis
films, which have had scenes of
comic mayhem cut out, which reduced a recent screening of The
Nutty Professor to a scene of
Lewis stammering when Stella
Thursday
NBC had far more product
placement on its prime-time
shows last season than any
other broadcast network, followed by CBS and Fox, according to Nielsen Media Research.
NBC nearly doubled the
number of its placements
from 11,684 in the 2003-04
season to 21,286, according
to the data provided by
Nielsen’s Place Views product
placement tracking service.
CBS came in second with
12,294 placements, up from
10,148 placements in 200304. Fox’s placements rose
significantly, to 10,422 from
7,933. ABC had 8,272 placements, also a notable increase from the 2003-04 season tally of 6,557.
The WB Network, on the
other hand, had 8,468, down
from 10,438 in 2003-04.
The total number of
prime-time placements on
all six broadcast networks
rose more than 30 per cent to
70,371 from 53,929 in 200304 , according to the Nielsen
data, which does not track
which placements actually
are paid for by advertisers.
For the most part, the
same pattern is continuing
among the broadcast networks so far this season.
NBC is in the lead with 4,066
placements as of Nov. 1.
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emergency measures passed almost 50 years ago during the Algerian crisis — an ironic move,
since the rioters in their suburbs
are the legacy of France’s former
North African colonies and shamefaced immigration policies implemented in the wake of the crisis.
France 3, another public broadcaster, is not showing burning
cars in its coverage of the riots. A
producer at the channel said they
are “treading a fine line here between wanting to show viewers
how much damage has been
caused by the gangs operating in
some towns, without showing too
much and encouraging others to
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had been playing the role of Caleb,
the man chained up in Alfre
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the show last Friday for “some
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ABC spokeswoman, and deli trays
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roses will be banned from the set.
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Paris mum about new beau
Mom kept in dark
about relationship
Paris Hilton is so desperate to
keep her new romance underwraps, that she hasn’t revealed
it to her family, Ananova.com
reports.
The 24-year-old beauty didn’t
even tell her mother — with
whom she is very close — about
new beau Stavros Niarchos.
In an interview with New!
magazine, Kathy Hilton was
asked about her daughter’s relationship, but confessed she knew
nothing about it.
“What relationship? Are you
sure? I don’t know about that,”
she said.
“That is news to me. I met
him a few years ago, but he
hasn’t been at our house. Oh
God! Are there pictures of them
together?”
When told that Paris was
snapped on a beach with her
new Greek shipping hier Stavros, Kathy replied, “Are you kidding? Are they walking on the
beach?”
Told how the pair were pictured sharing a passionate
clinch, Kathy replied: “Oh my
God! Oh my God!”
In a separate interview in
Closer, Kathy said she was to
blame for Paris’ love of partying, saying she was too
strict with her at home.
METRO TORONTO NEWS SERVICES
Katie’s ex harbours no hard feelings over split
Actor Chris Klein, ex-fiancé of
Katie Holmes, has said he does
not blame Tom Cruise for their
breakup, Ananova.com reports.
“Katie being with Tom has nothing to do with her and I discontinuing our relationship,” Klein told
Access Hollywood. “People move
forward, people move on, it’s what
we do.”
Klein and Holmes, both 26,
called off their engagement earlier
this year after dating for five years.
She and Cruise, 43, went public
with their relationship in April, got
engaged in June, and she is now
pregnant with their first child.
“I hope that she’s making decisions that are making her happy
and that she doesn’t have people
in her life leading her astray from
what she wants and what she believes,” Klein said.
METRO TORONTO NEWS SERVICES
Alba prefers less of the ‘horny maid’ roles
Jessica Alba is afraid she is being
typecast because she only gets roles
as a whore or sexy maid,
reports Ananova.com. The
Fantastic Four actress said
she would like parts that
are similar to those offered
to Natalie Portman. “The
scripts I get are always
for the whore, or the motorcycle chick in leather,
or the horny maid,” Alba,
24, said. “I get all those screenplays
that start, ‘Tawnya is in the shower.
The water streams down
her naked, perky breasts.’
Somehow, I don’t think
this is happening to Natalie Portman.” Alba has
just finished filming her
latest movie Into The
Blue: she appears in most
of the scenes in a bikini.
METRO TORONTO NEWS SERVICES
Reese’s voice hits flat
note with Joaquin
Mariah sends PETA
pelts for good cause
Halle desperately
wants a baby
Agency bosses should
police industry: Banks
Reese Witherspoon and Joaquin
Phoenix started out on a sour note as
country couple June Carter and Johnny
Cash, because the actor hated his screen
lover’s voice, Ananova.com reports. “I’d
sing too loud and he’d say, ‘It’s driving
me crazy, she’s singing too loud. Does
she have to sing so loud?’ “ Witherspoon
recalled. “I said, ‘I’m just trying here!’
It took about three months before we
responded to each other’s work and saw
improvement.” METRO TORONTO NEWS SERVICES
Mariah Carey is
is donating dozens
of fur coats to PETA
to hand out to the
homeless, MSN Entertainment reports.
According to the
New York Post, the singer was reportedly given the plethora of pelts for
performing at the birthday party of an
anonymous rich Russian.
Halle Berry is either
pregnant or trying to
get pregnant, reports
the New York Daily
News. Berry, 39, has
made no secret that
she’s ready. In March,
she told Oprah Winfrey that when she
turns 40, “If there’s no serious man,
whoever I’m dating at the time, I’ll say,
‘Hey, would you like to have a baby?’ ”
METRO TORONTO NEWS SERVICES
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Supermodel Tyra Banks is urging modelling agency bosses to police the industry’s drug abuse problems in a bid to
make sure Kate Moss is the last victim,
imdb.com reports. Banks, who is planning to retire from the business at the end
of this year, admits she was saddened to
hear of Moss’ recent cocaine scandal because she admires her as a fellow model
and “a pioneer” but hopes her drug woes
will prompt modelling bosses to stamp
out drug use. METRO TORONTO NEWS SERVICES
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11 Sculpture medium
12 Muhammad —
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14 Elevator inventor
15 Briefcase item
16 Trim
17 Armload of papers
19 Blue Grotto isle
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29 Accomplished
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32 Ka-pow!
33 Out callers
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37 Grad, almost
38 Sparkling adornment
39 Alpine moppet
40 Stan’s partner
41 Besides
43 Ms. Ferber
45 Ballad writer
46 Fall veggie
47 Some
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39 Work in the garden
42 More than odd
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LIBRA
Sept. 23-Oct. 23
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when complaints arise at
work. Keep your opinion
quiet. Listen to music to
have fabulous ideas.
TAURUS
April 21-May 21
SCORPIO
Oct. 24-Nov. 22
Someone stops working
when told the truth.
Money will come to you
from nowhere. Someone
ill expects your help.
If someone flirts with
you, remain humble.
You’re precious to people you don’t even
know. You can ask powerful people for favours.
Someone you love is
hoping that you’ll call.
Attention will be given
to the most unusual
plan. The focus is on fulfilled promises.
CANCER
June 22-July 22
SAGITTARIUS
Nov. 23-Dec. 21
Don’t wait to ask a question about details. Doubt
some of the things
you’re told. Take delight
in a logical conclusion.
CAPRICORN
Dec. 22-Jan. 20
Your devotion is appreciated. Expect some difficulties with heat and
utilities. Praising a friend
creates a stronger bond.
A friend needs something vital to survive.
Watching others in action will loosen you up.
Stupidity causes remarks
to wound others.
LEO
July 23-Aug. 23
Don’t use a meeting to
promote further distrust.
Antics of your friends
create some hilarity.
Don’t let anyone give in
to apathy.
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Another person creates
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Today
Tonight
Friday
Saturday
Sunday
Monday
Windy and colder with a
bit of snow and rain.
Partly cloudy, winds
subsiding and cold.
Turning warmer with
periods of sun.
Partly sunny; breezy
in the afternoon.
Variable clouds, showers
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Periods of clouds
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