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REID: Busting some myths about pedestrian collisions

Toronto Public Health published a report this week analyzing the police statistics for collisions where vehicles hit pedestrians and cyclists,</i> …

TTC to fully switch to Presto cards; will stop accepting tickets, tokens in 2017

Toronto's transit agency is promising to have the Presto fare card across the system by the end of next year, and will stop accepting tickets and tokens within months of that milestone.<p>This rollout in Toronto comes after the Presto card became widely used on the GO Transit regional network and …

13 Apps That'll Teach You Something New Every Day

Superfood for your noggin.<p>The buzz around "brain-training" apps like Elevate, Lumosity, Peak, and others recently came into question after a 2014 study by the Stanford Center on Longevity doubted the effectiveness of brain games to improve your cognitive abilities.<p>The study concluded that …

Earth & Sky Photo Contest winners capture jaw-dropping auroras and star trails

Auroras, the clouds of the Milky Way and trails of stars shine overhead in the remarkable photos chosen as winners of the 6th International Earth & …

Northern Lights

Canada’s Trade Minister ‘disappointed’ by passage of Buy American bill

Canadian Trade Minister Ed Fast said he's "disappointed" by the passage of a New Jersey Buy American bill that bans the use of foreign content in all state contracts.<p>The Democratic-held legislature passed the bill Thursday by a 43-25 margin – the latest in a series of proliferating protectionist …