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Bad books: How Ontario’s new hydro accounting could cost taxpayers billions

In March last year, Kim Marshall called and left a message for Bonnie Lysyk, Ontario’s Auditor-General. Ms. Marshall was the chief financial officer of the Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO), the agency that manages the province’s electrical system and acts as an intermediary between …

Robots had their own skiing competition at the Winter Olympics

The Olympics aren't just an event for the most talented athletes to strut their stuff on the world's stage. No, The Games are where robots can find honest work and leisure, too. Some 85 robots (spread across 11 different models, humanoid and otherwise) have been serving drinks, cleaning floors, …

What Ontario renters need to know about the province’s new lease agreements

TORONTO — Ontarians fed up with battling their landlord over contentious terms they didn’t realize were hidden in the fine print of their lease will …

Scientists warn of 'mini ice age' that could hit Earth and freeze major rivers by 2030 - IBTimes India

The Earth is approaching a "mini ice age" as the planet's temperature is likely to start dropping in 2021, scientists claim.<p>Amid rising concerns over …

What your daily routine should look like, according to science

Wondering if it's better to workout in the morning or at night? Whether that multivitamin you pop every morning does anything? Or perhaps how long you need to workout to start to see results?<p>As it turns out, scientists have been looking for answers to these questions too.<p>You can use their answers …

The Classification of 'High Blood Pressure' Just Changed. Here's What You Need to Know

Millions of people just got rediagnosed with high blood pressure.<p>Experts have just redefined what counts as high blood pressure, which means the …

ClubLink applies to demolish Glen Abbey golf course | The Star

This decision not to appeal didn’t stop ClubLink from lashing out about the notice to designate.<p>“The Town’s insistence that the entire golf course …

Not Dead Yet: Internal Combustion Engine Gets a Reprieve

Half a dozen countries, including the U.K. and possibly also Germany, have now laid out plans to ban gas- and diesel-powered vehicles, while tough U.S. and Chinese emissions and mileage standards are expected to boost sales of plug-based vehicles substantially over the coming decade.<p>Yet, to mangle …

A $15 minimum wage could have victims — Loblaws cashiers, for example

The lefty media, both news and social, have been going after Loblaw and its CEO, Galen Weston, for suggesting that a $15 minimum wage in Ontario and …

How privileged are you? Take this test to find out

Controversies over privilege are everywhere these days. Everybody knows the classless society is a myth. The rich are getting richer and the class divide is growing, along with class resentments. That's what helped bring us Donald Trump.<p>Lots of people like to focus on the top 1 per cent. But the …

Making the most of your summer student hire

<i>Mahyar Hansotia is the president of Sobel and Company.</i><p>Summer is just around the corner, and by now, many businesses have hired students for the season. While they can be an inexpensive resource, how do you ensure hiring a student is a smart investment? As with any business decision, the key is to …

Careers Counsel | 12 Important Career Lessons People Learn Too Late in Life

Careers Counsel is a weekly roundup of the most helpful and inspiring advice for boosting your career.<p><i>There are few sectors of the economy that offer</i> …

Planning to run your business through a private corporation? What that business does matters to the tax man

Business owners who operate their business through a private corporation, known in tax lingo formally as a “Canadian-controlled private corporation” …

WhatsApp beats Telegram to be crowned the most secure messaging app

Facebook’s messaging apps have been ranked the best in the world for secure communication by Amnesty International - but there's a catch. Although …

Privacy

An Italian surgeon has renewed his promise to perform the world's first head transplant after a 'proof-of-concept' experiment on a dog

His latest, renewed claim comes after his collaborators released video footage to several news outlets, including a clip shown on Tuesday on Sky News. The video appears to show a dog stumbling on all fours and wagging its tail. Sky News claims the video was shot three weeks after an experimental …

The beginner’s guide to cutting out sugar

If you had to pick a public health enemy number one, you could make a <i>very</i> strong case for (or really, against) sugar.<p>The sweet stuff’s been deemed …

Time Dilation Is Even More Confusing Than You Thought

Did you know time can rotate?<p>Einstein's theory of relativity has all sorts of weird results that make it difficult to wrap your head around, but one of the weirdest is time dilation. Basically, according to relativity, if you speed up, then time slows down. But that relatively simple idea can lead …

7 Science-Based Habits That Will Make You Succeed

The secrets to success are accessible to all and rooted in habits--you just need to build that habit muscle to tap into your full power.<p>We all want to know the secrets to success, and often get bogged down with questions along the way: What makes the most successful people out there who they are? …

Self-improvement

Massive Windows 10 Update Starts Causing Problems

I’m a big fan of the Windows 10 Anniversary Update. It is the biggest upgrade of Windows 10 since it launched one year ago and brings some great new features. But unfortunately it is also causing many users very serious problems…<p>The troubles broke on Reddit where a thread explaining one user’s …