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Experimental Ebola drug ‘well tolerated’ by patients, company says

An experimental Ebola therapy produced by a Canadian company has now been used to treat at least a few Ebola patients, and the Vancouver-based firm that makes TKM-Ebola has been given the go-ahead to administer it to others.<p>Tekmira Pharmaceuticals Corp. announced on Monday that it had provided …

School’s out – and reinvented spaces are in

Declining enrolment and rising costs have driven some Canadian school boards to sell surplus property, with aging neighbourhood schools among the inevitable casualties.<p>The search for new uses for a school, once closed, is fraught with complications: redevelopment restrictions, renovation costs and …

Could Canadian fossil fuels make a cleaner world?

As Canada looks across the Pacific for markets for its oil and gas, it may find itself in an usual position on the world's environmental stage: Exporter of fossil fuels to clean up the world.<p>On Monday, the Center for Global Development ranked Canada dead last among the 27 developed nations …

Why it’s time to ban trans fat in Canada

Earlier this month the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced it was proposing to ban trans fats, a move estimated to save 7,000 lives and prevent 20,000 heart attacks each year. The question you might be asking: If trans fats are so dangerous, shouldn't Canada be phasing them out, …

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford pantomimes drunk driving during City Council

While his brother, Councillor Doug Ford spoke at city council on Monday, Toronto Mayor Rob Ford made the motion of someone driving while drunk to Toronto Councillor Paul Ainslie

What I learned at law school: The poor need not apply

<i>The Essay is a daily personal piece submitted by readers. Have a story to tell? See our guidelines at tgam.ca/essayguide</i>.<p>'I'm sorry, Eric, but there is nothing we can do for you." Sharp pain and anger grew in my chest as I stared across the large wooden desk. I could feel the tears welling up in my …

Why the Ford Nation TV show is a stroke of genius

A new newscast starts tonight. That's <i>Kevin Newman Live</i> (CTV News Channel, 9 p.m.).<p>The program, starring the veteran broadcaster, promises "more context," and a lot of online content with contributions from viewers. It's been in rehearsals for a while and you can find those rehearsals online. Also …

Treasures from sunken HMS Investigator offer glimpse into past

A trove of artifacts recovered from a vessel that was sent in search of the ill-fated Franklin expedition more than a century and a half ago is raising hopes that the expedition's still-lost ships have left behind similarly well-preserved remains.<p>Since its discovery in 2010, HMS Investigator has …

Ford vows 'war' after Toronto council votes to reduce mayor's powers

Toronto city council has overwhelmingly voted to curb Mayor Rob Ford's power and chop his budget by more than half, the latest in a string of drastic measures designed to rein in the city's controversial leader.<p>Monday's vote followed a tumultuous debate that saw Mr. Ford bolt across the council …

Rob and Doug Ford get in screaming match with public gallery at City Council

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford and his brother Councillor Doug Ford found themselves in a screaming match with individuals in the public gallery at City Council on Monday

Ford scandal ‘troubling,’ PMO says in statement light on specifics

Prime Minister Stephen Harper's office is wading into the Rob Ford saga, avoiding specifics but calling the recent "allegations" against the Toronto mayor "troubling."<p>Mr. Harper's office also equated the Toronto mayor to Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau, who has admitted to using marijuana as an …