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Congrats to Tracy Moore – Named New CityLine


Tracy Moore Named New CityLine Host

Tracy Moore Named New CityLine Host

Friday October 17, 2008

It’s one of the most popular shows in Canada and an institution at Citytv.

CityLine has been on the air for 24 years and was the original TV show that put the spotlight on design, food, gardening, health, fashion, beauty and other items of interest to domestic goddesses everywhere.

Now there are entire networks devoted to the subject. But a quarter of a century ago, this show was  unique. And it remains that way to this day.

Part of that success has always been attributed to the hosts who guided viewers through the ins-and-outs of homemaking and style. In the early years, that was the legendary Dini Petty. And for 19 of those seasons, it was the remarkable Marilyn Denis.

But after she left the show in May, there was a big question mark: who could possibly replace the irreplaceable?

After trying out a series of co-hosts over the summer and early fall, we can finally answer that question – and it’s someone you know very well.

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Cheers, jeers greet Pastor Paul Melnichuk


Mostly poor flock welcome minister living the good life as critics rally outside his church. Thousands of members of the embattled Prayer Palace congregation cheered on their pastor yesterday as he bragged about his suntan, the support of worshippers and the openness of his administration while one congregant warned, “The devil decided to mess with the wrong church.”

Outside, private security guards, church volunteers and a couple of police cruisers kept a close eye on a small group of demonstrators protesting the lavish lifestyle of senior pastor Paul Melnichuk, his twin sons, who are the church’s junior pastors, and the Prayer Palace’s dwindling contributions to charity.

The Prayer Palace and the Melnichuks were the subject of a recent Sunday Star investigation that found the church’s three pastors living in multi-million-dollar mansions and enjoying a lavish Florida hideaway while encouraging the largely poor congregation to tithe a percentage of their income.

“Money should be invested within the black community,” said protestor Jane Reid, pointedly observing that “after all, 90 per cent of the people who attend the church are black.”

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