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What Toronto Can Teach The Rest Of The World About Living Well

<i>Our Living Well, On Location series explores cities and countries from around the world. How do other people pursue health and happiness? We're going coast to coast, country to country to find out.</i><p>Yes, Toronto has been in the news recently for winning the polar vortex with "frost quakes" and …

Woman jailed for killing kitten by putting it in microwave

A woman who killed her kitten by cooking it in a microwave after it attacked her goldfish has been jailed for 14 weeks by a district judge who said it was an "act of utterly horrendous cruelty".<p>Laura Cunliffe, 23, admitted putting black-and-white Mowgli into the oven and turning it on for five …

Virgin Australia Pets: Airline Introduces Frequent Flier Miles For Our Furry Friends

On Monday, Virgin Australia announced that pets would now be included in the airline's Velocity frequent flier program.<p>In a press release, the airline stated that two-legged frequent fliers would earn up to 300 points each time their dog or cat flew with them.<p>Neil Thompson, the CEO of the airline's …

Eye-catching LED pet collar fit for 'Tron: Legacy'

Over the last few years, a pack of LED collars have come out and given pet owners some peace of mind in the dark. Speaking as one who has a dog, however, I can safely say these accessories often fall short in the aesthetic and build-quality departments.<p>Enter the Halo Mini, a bright LED pet collar …

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Man who beat pet dog to death will spend seven more days in jail

A Vancouver man who beat his dog with a baseball bat and left it for dead in a dumpster has been sentenced to 60 days in jail and given a lifetime ban on owning pets.<p>Brian Whitlock, 26, pled guilty to causing unnecessary suffering to an animal after his German shepherd, Captain, was found nearly …

Colombia: Senado acuerda prohibir el uso de animales en los circos

<b>El Senado colombiano aprobó una ley que prohíbe la utilización de animales en los circos.</b><p>Por lo tanto, no más tigres de Bengala, leones, elefantes, osos u otras especies bajo las carpas circenses.<p>El proyecto de ley fue aprobado bajo el argumento de que otros países como Bolivia, Perú y Paraguay han …

Canada's top 10 beaches (two are in Toronto)

One smells like molasses. Another was a Playboy pick. We asked writers across the country to share their favourite sandy spots. They're not necessarily the most beautiful, but they're tops for overall experience. Here they are, in no particular order