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Nearly half of all Canadians facing a major health crisis such as cancer or a stroke are struggling financially as a result, according to a new report. Details, plus a link to the report on the impact of health-care costs in Canada here: http://bit.ly/1eTzl0L For those of you affected by a serious health event, how are you coping financially?

Loonie closes unchanged as July economic growth better than expected

The Canadian dollar was higher Monday as Canada's economic growth during July came in better than expected while traders looked to government turmoil in the U.S. and Italy.<p>The loonie closed unchanged at 97.06 cents (U.S.) while Statistics Canada reported that the economy grew by 0.6 per cent in …

Economy

The worst crisis you’ve never heard of: This 'non-state' is about to explode

Only urgent outside intervention from France, the former colonial power, or from the African Union and a broad-based coalition of African military forces, can save the Central African Republic (CAR) from itself. What is left of one of Africa's poorest and most desperate countries will soon vanish …

How BlackBerry blew it: The inside story

<i>This investigative report reveals that:</i><p><i>Shortly after the release of the first iPhone, Verizon asked BlackBerry to create a touchscreen “iPhone killer.” But the result was a flop, so Verizon turned to Motorola and Google instead.</i>• <i><br>In 2012, one-time co-CEO Jim Balsillie quit the board and cut all ties</i> …

Tracking the 'White Widow': Terror suspect spotted in South Africa, but 'dysfunctional unit' let her slip away http://natpo.st/18k03dL

Central African Republic’s long-delayed elections bring hope for peace

Central African Republic will hold much-delayed national elections Wednesday that residents and the international community hope will bring stability after years of sectarian violence.<p>A transitional government has steered the nation toward elections that have been delayed several times. The …

Five climate reports, five similar conclusions. It’s time to listen

We have now been told five times. The world is warming and we are warming it. The first time we were told this was in 1990 when a report published by the newly formed Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change announced that climate change was real and that it could have huge impact on future …

Climate

Million-dollar babies

From crushing daycare fees to saving for university, the cost of having kids is reaching astonishing new heights<p>Elisa and Dave Santiago bought a …

Climate change will be felt strongly in countries like Canada: researcher

As world temperatures and sea levels rise, the effects of global warming will be felt most acutely in Canada and other countries far from the equator, says a Canadian researcher and co-ordinating author of the latest report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.<p>The first stage of the …

Canadian injured in Kenya mall attack 'conscious and resting' at Toronto hospital

A Canadian teenager injured in the Kenya terrorist attack is "conscious and resting" at a Toronto hospital following surgery Sunday, according to a spokesperson for the Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre.<p>More than a week since the bloody assault that killed at least 67 people at Nairobi's Westgate …

Terrorism