The scandal-soaked Toronto mayor will be joined by his brother Coun. Doug Ford in hosting the online “Ford Nation” series, sharing the name of his ill-fated TV broadcast.
The show comes months after a weekly radio talk show hosted by the Ford brothers was ended on what Toronto radio station NewsTalk 1010 called mutual agreement.

A lot of empty seats at the Sochi Olympics!
Even the really popular events have tickets left!
With other Olympics news:Canadian sisters Justine Dufour-Lapointe and Chloe finished 1-2 in the Winter Olympic women’s moguls finals here. Justine, 19, scored 22.44 points for the gold Saturday while her 22-year-old sister came second, 0.78 points short, reports Xinhua.
American Hannah Kearney took the bronze.
MEANWHILE: Olympic champion Scott Moir ruefully admitted he and ice dance partner Tessa Virtue “got smoked” by rivals and training mates Meryl Davis and Charlie White at the Sochi Games on Sunday.
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The love affair Canadians have with debt is still going strong, according to a new report by credit monitoring agency Equifax Canada.
cpt102106881_high1Equifax said Monday that its figures show that consumer debt, excluding mortgages, rose to $518.3 billion through the end of November 2013. That was up 4.2 per cent from $497.4 billion a year earlier.
Meanwhile, overall consumer debt, including mortgages, also continues to rise — up 9.1 per cent to $1.422 trillion from $1.303 trillion a year earlier.
AND: As Valentine’s Day approaches, couples thinking of tying the knot might want to take note of the following: four in 10 Canadian marriages begin in debt.
The average new family starts off with an average of $21,503 in debt on its wedding day, according to a recent poll conducted for consumer proposal and trustee in bankruptcy Hoyes, Michalos & Associates Inc.

LDJ117-29_2014_154511_highActor Shia LaBeouf hit the Berlin Film Festival in memorable style Sunday, first walking out of a press conference for the film “Nymphomaniac Volume I” and then wearing a paper bag over his head at the red carpet premiere.
The actor posed for photographers in a stylish tuxedo — and a paper bag with eyeholes and the words “I am not famous anymore” written across it. LaBeouf has frequently used the statement on his Twitter page, and he was identifiable by a tattoo on his hand.

On the political front: Alberta’s premier apologized Monday for the $45,000 it cost to go to Nelson Mandela’s funeral in South Africa, but said she is not willing to repay the money.
imageAlison Redford says the amount caught her off guard, but the trip still falls under taxpayer-funded government business. “It certainly has come to my attention that there were some decisions made that week without the full and complete information that we could have had, which didn’t even follow our normal procedure in terms of trip planning,” Redford said after a school funding announcement in Calgary.
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Good for her! As usual, Canadians are sweating the small stuff! -Ed.

1392053625_451522901_kim-kardashian-north-west-467Kim Kardashian is set to bring out a line of “affordable” children’s clothes now that she has young one’s of her own! Shoes will all be under $190.00, shirts a blouses for a maximum of $95,00, and pants will not cost over $220.00!
Knock yourself out kids!
A family in England saved £5000 (over $8,000) in real estate fees after their eight-year-old daughter and six-year-old son sold their house. Dave and Liene Penny were surprised earlier this year when they found and purchased their dream house, but there was still one problem: they were worried about selling their old house. After being informed of the move, their kids — Ella and Tomass — took action, picking up their markers, making over 40 fliers, and a cardboard postbox outside where potential buyers could leave their information. Just six days later, the industrious kids had two offers for the full asking price of £250,000 (over $408,000)!