Canadian researchers uncover spy plot against Dalai Lama

South Africa’s decision to ban Dalai Lama outrages Nobel peace laureatesToronto, Mar. 29 : Canadian researchers have uncovered a computer spying operation against the Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama.

They say the operation has been successful in stealing documents from hundreds of government and private offices around the world.

Rae asks Canadian government to re-engage in Sri Lanka

Bob RaeToronto, Feb.

Scientists find earliest evidence of our cave-dwelling human ancestors

Toronto, Dec 20: A research team has discovered the earliest evidence of our cave-dwelling human ancestors at the Wonderwerk Cave in South Africa.

The team was led by Professor Michael Chazan, director of the University of Toronto's Archaeology Centre in Canada.

Stone tools found at the bottom level of the cave, believed to be 2 million years old, show that human ancestors were in the cave earlier than ever thought before.

Geological evidence indicates that these tools were left in the cave and not washed into the site from the outside world.

Raptors fire Coach Sam Mitchell

Raptors fire Coach Sam MitchellTORONTO, Dec. 3 -- The Toronto Raptors fired Coach Sam Mitchell Wednesday following the team's 8-9 record starting the 2008-09 season.

The move was made a day after a 132-93 loss to the Nuggets in Denver and a 112-99 loss to the Lakers in Los Angeles on Monday.

"This is a difficult but necessary step the franchise must take," said team President and General Manager Bryan Colangelo. "We appreciate all that Sam has done for the organization, applaud him for his successes and wish him nothing but the best with his future in basketball."

Toronto to impose fee on plastic bags

TORONTO, Dec. 3  -- Toronto city councilors voted to impose a 5-cent fee on plastic shopping bags at supermarkets next year to help with landfill costs.

After the 30-13 vote that included other environmental measures, Toronto Mayor David Miller said the concept of "free" bags was a fallacy, the Toronto Star reported.

"There's a cost to the city and the people of Toronto in disposing of them, there's a cost to the environment and there's a cost to the retailers," Miller said.

The measure will go into effect in June.

When an Air Canada flight attendant helped land a plane!

Toronto, Nov 20 : An Air Canada flight attendant helped land a plane after the co-pilot suffered an emotional breakdown over the Atlantic Ocean, according to Ireland''s Air Accident Investigation Unit.

The Boeing 767 jet carrying 146 passengers and nine crewmembers was headed from Toronto to London''s Heathrow Airport on 28 January 2008, when the co-pilot suffered an emotional breakdown.

The Flight AC848''s captain, whose pilot position is also known as ‘commander’, asked the senior cabin supervisor to take the co-pilot away from the controls, leaving the flight attendant, who had a commercial pilot''s licence, to assist in a landing.

The plane was diverted to Shannon Airport, about 200 kilometres southwest of Dublin.