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Ford Fest to go ahead at Thomson Memorial Park

Friday July 25th, 2014 16:26:40 | Posted by: David Chung

.Supporters of Mayor Rob Ford are given T-shirts as they check in to Fordfest, the annual Ford family BBQ, held at Thomson Memorial Park in Scarborough today. Three city park staff and three by-law enforcement officers will be in attendance at tonight’s event to ensure that it does not break any rules, including campaigning during the event.

According to a spokesperson for Ford, city officials have already informed the mayor that he will not be allowed to make any political speeches or hand out any material that says ‘Ford for mayor.’Ford will, however, be allowed to hand out 'Ford Nation' merchandise as he has does in the past.

Ford, who has vowed to remain in the mayoral race despite his drug and alcohol scandals, says staying on in the post would help his recovery. This is expected to be the first alcohol-free Ford Fest, since the province turned down the organizers' application for a liquor licence.

Pembroke couple charged after stealing puppies; assaulting owner

Friday July 25th, 2014 15:12:24 | Posted by: David Chung

A man and a woman are facing charges after police say the couple stole two puppies from a southern Ontario home and assaulted the owner.

Provincial police say the couple showed up at a Brantford home after responding to a Craigslist posting for Pomeranian puppies.

The pair allegedly assaulted the homeowner with an edged weapon and stole the eight to ten week-old puppies.

Joshua Mayne, 26, and Nicole Cameron, 29, both of Pembroke, Ont., were arrested follwing a three month investigation, and they face four charges each, including robbery with a weapon, forcible confinement and mischief under $5,000.

Police say the puppies have been returned to their owner.

Ontario teen to swim across Lake Erie

Friday July 25th, 2014 11:48:42 | Posted by: Tyler Hoddinott

 A 16-year-old girl believed to be the first to swim across Lake Ontario two years ago is now attempting a marathon swim across Lake Erie.

Annaleise Carr started a 75-kilometre trek this morning at 5:21 at Presque Ile State Park in Erie, Pennsylvania. The swim, a fundraiser to send kids with cancer to camp, is expected to last about 30 hours and bring her ashore in Port Dover, Ontario.

Her team says that she has been swiming 6 to 8 hours a day to prepare for the jounrey across Lake Erie, and that she was feeling confident and couldn't wait to get started.

Members of Carr's support team said they were hoping for good weather since poor conditions could seriously hinder her efforts. The start time was moved up in an attempt to avoid possible thunderstorms Saturday afternoon.

Her team says the 16-year-old has been swimming six to eight hours a day to prepare, was feeling confident and couldn't wait to get started - See more at: http://www.newstalk1010.com/news/2014/07/25/ontario-teen-swimming-lake-erie-for-cancer-kid-camp#sthash.qWOeinLw.dpuf
Her team says the 16-year-old has been swimming six to eight hours a day to prepare, was feeling confident and couldn't wait to get started - See more at: http://www.newstalk1010.com/news/2014/07/25/ontario-teen-swimming-lake-erie-for-cancer-kid-camp#sthash.qWOeinLw.dpuf
Her team says the 16-year-old has been swimming six to eight hours a day to prepare, was feeling confident and couldn't wait to get started - See more at: http://www.newstalk1010.com/news/2014/07/25/ontario-teen-swimming-lake-erie-for-cancer-kid-camp#sthash.qWOeinLw.dpufMembers of Carr's support team said they were hoping for good weather since poor conditions could seriously hinder her efforts. The start time was moved up in an attempt to avoid possible thunderstorms Saturday afternoon.

Man dies after being trapped in trench at home under construction

Friday July 25th, 2014 11:18:51 | Posted by: Tyler Hoddinott

Toronto Fire has confirmed that a man who became trapped in a trench when the walls of the trench collapsed has died.

It happened shortly after 2pm on Thursday at a home in Toronto's west end, near Eglington and Caledonia.

Fire officials say the home was under constuction with a utility trench that stretched from the street to the house.The man was in the trench when the walls gave out and collapsed leaving him trapped, where he later died.

There is no word on the mans age or identity and the Ministry of Labour is investigating.

Networking No No's

Thursday July 24th, 2014 13:10:35 | Posted by: Osei Boaten

It looks like schmoozing can mean a lot more than losing now especially in the professional business world. A new survey recently released by OfficeTeam shows that one in four or 27 percent of the senior managers interviewed said that failing to keep in touch with a contact is the number one mistake when trying to network.

A close second was revealed to be burning bridges with past employers.

To combat this digital faux paux OfficeTeam has compiled five tips to avoid such mistakes.

 

  1.  Keep it constant. Not when you’re just at a career crossroads
  2.  Act Quickly. Follow up immediately with prospective contact as soon as the connection is made
  3.  Mix Things Up. Use a mixture of online and In-person methods when networking
  4.  Be Reasonable. Be clear about what you need and avoid extreme demands
  5.  Give Thanks. Properly show your appreciation.

 

OfficeTeam is the nation’s leading staffing service specializing in the placement of highly skilled administrative professionals. The survey was conducted by an independent research firm and is based on telephone interviews with more than 300 Canadian senior managers.