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Montreal teen Tarique Leger shot dead in Ottawa's 9th homicide of 2016

A neighbour described seeing two cars drive away after Montreal teenager was shot dead on his block of St. Andrew Street, just east of King Edward …

Canada

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Man falsely identified as Dallas suspect received ‘thousands’ of death threats | Toronto Star

FORT WORTH, TEXAS — In a green camouflage shirt and an AR-15 strapped across his chest, Mark Hughes attended a Dallas demonstration against excessive …

A Canadian kept blood flowing in WWI. An American got credit | The Star

Now a writer at the U.S. National Institutes of Health, Pelis says Robertson “leapt off the page” during her research.<p>“He felt like a man of great …

Medicine

Uber drivers in Ontario now insured automatically

Uber drivers in two Canadian provinces are now insured, as Ontario joins Alberta in approving coverage that extends from when the app is turned on to when passengers exit the vehicle.<p>Ontario's insurance regulator announced Thursday that it has approved a policy from Intact Financial Corp. for …

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Canada

C. difficile-sniffing dog 'Angus' is ready for his hospital job

A two-year-old English springer spaniel named Angus is ready to get to work at Vancouver General Hospital, where the dog will join the hospital's …

Fort McMurray Fire Is Under Control

FORT MCMURRAY, Alta. — A massive wildfire that destroyed parts of Fort McMurray two months ago is under control.<p>The Alberta government says the fire …

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The pass system: another dark secret in Canadian history

Canadians are becoming increasingly aware of residential schools and their impacts on First Nations people. But many have not yet heard about another …

580 CFRA

Paris Terror Probes Focus on International Connections as Details About Attackers Emerge

As Paris reeled from the worst terror attacks since World War II, French officials said Saturday that at least one of the seven assailants—now all …

This Artist Transforms Bratz Dolls Into Empowering Role Models For Young Girls

Yuri Kozyrev—Noor for TIME<p>Hani Mohammed—AP<p>Alison Wright—Corbis<p>Willia Vicoy— Reuters/Corbis<p>Getty Images<p>Hulton Archive—Getty …

Streetside Spots will give new identity to parking spaces

<b>Ottawa</b> – The City of Ottawa has launched the Streetside Spots pilot project today by inviting businesses and community groups to redefine parking …

Amazon begins a delivery service powered by regular folks

The e-commerce giant jumps into the gig economy with the new program called Amazon Flex. The service starts in Seattle.<p>Amazon's newest offering to the public: delivery jobs.<p>The online retailer on Tuesday rolled out a new program called Amazon Flex, which lets regular people sign up to become …

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Strange but True: Infinity Comes in Different Sizes

In the 1995 Pixar film <i>Toy Story,</i> the gung ho space action figure Buzz Lightyear tirelessly incants his catchphrase: "To infinity … and beyond!" The …

Stretched-earlobe regret fuels surge in cosmetic surgery

Dr. Julie Khanna inspects Kurt Barnett's earlobes. Both have big holes surrounded by droopy, thinned flesh.<p>"We're going to cut a piece here, cut a …

Scientists Confirm 'Impossible' EM Drive Propulsion | Hacked: Hacking Finance

July brings new opportunities to trade penny stocks, according to the Investopedia top 10 penny stocks to watch. Biotechnology stocks in particular …

Trading

Proper tick removal techniques still elude some, doctors say

With cases of Lyme disease on the rise in Eastern Ontario in recent years, some doctors say they're surprised that after many warnings about ticks, …

Disease

Stop the Streaming Tax

Another bad idea from Chicago.<p>Not content with making explicit attacks on Uber, AirBnB, and the “sharing economy” as a whole, Democrats have launched …

Cop Expert: Why Sandra Bland's Arrest Was Legal But Not Good Policing

As the video of Sandra Bland’s arrest makes its way into homes and offices around the country, people are aghast that the failure to use a turn …

Hackers Remotely Kill a Jeep on the Highway—With Me in It

I was driving 70 mph on the edge of downtown St. Louis when the exploit began to take hold.<p>Though I hadn't touched the dashboard, the vents in the …

Security

Winter Is Coming: ‘Mini Ice Age’ Due To Hit Earth In 15 Years, Says Study

Earth could be heading for a ‘mini ice age’ within 15 years, scientists have warned.<p>A new model that tracks solar patterns predicts that the sun’s …

I Was A Victim of Reddit's FatPeopleHate Because I Refused to Be Ashamed of My Body

Everything I needed to know about fat hate, I learned in high school.<p>It was the later part of my high school years when my body went from curvy to …