Canadian music group The Tenors hit the AM soundstage and celebrate Big Brothers and Big Sisters with their song “I thank you”.
Canadian luge team olympians Tristan walker and Justin Snith helped start a “for sale” campaign after losing team sponsorship.
Jessica Gorlicky explains how “live performance painting” works, dishes about her new gallery in Toronto, and demonstrates a live painting.
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When prom season rolls around at the end of the school year, girls can’t wait to show off their dresses and feel like their on the red carpet. But the Hollywood dresses come at a Hollywood price, and graduating girls are willing to spend whatever it takes to look like a celebrity on their special night.
According to a survey conducted by Visa, families in the United States spent an average of $1078 on their child’s prom last year, a figure up 33 per cent from 2011. Low-income parents who make $20,000 to $29,000 a year spent an average of $2,635 last year; the highest amount out of the low to middle income category.
Twenty-seven year old Tara Ahmad opened up the designer dress boutique Ella Couture in Ajax, Ont., just five months ago. She carries high demand designer dress lines such as Sherri Hill, Jovani, and Tony Bowls at her boutique. Ahmad makes sure to log her customer’s dress style number, colour and the school proms they plan on attending to prevent the dreaded duplicate dress. Continue reading
Written March 18, 2013
Seventeen year-old Darrian Capizzo doesn’t like the look of her pale skin tone, so she makes a few trips a week to tan indoors at her local Fabutan salon in Ajax, Ont. “A tan makes me feel more confident… and being tanned is somehow portrayed as beautiful,” says Capizzo.
However, teens like Capizzo under the age of 18 won’t be able to maintain their bronzed skin tone year-round for much longer. The Ontario Minister of Health Deb Matthews introduced a bill on Mar. 7, 2013 installing a provincial ban preventing teens under 18 from using indoor tanning beds. The ban is a part of Ontario’s Action Plan for Health Care and could be enforced as soon as this October. Continue reading
Since 1985, Health Canada has had a strict blood donation policy that prevents gay and bisexual men from donating their blood if they have ever had sexual relations with another man. However, according to the Canadian Blood Services, this policy may soon change from a lifetime ban preventing homosexual men from donating blood, to allowing gay men to donate blood if they have withstood having sex with another man for a minimum of 5 years. Continue reading