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  1. Police investigating after teen girl shot in Niagara Falls ​

    911 call to gas station, exact location of shooting…
  2. Report on overhauling Toronto police blasted at board meeting

    Thestar.com - Crime 02.24 / 00:58 www.thestar.com
    Former Toronto mayor John Sewell said cost should be an issue in the discussion of modernization, because the board spends too much on policing and that’s why it asked for the r…
  3. Police issue alert after prescription drugs lost in Port Perry

    Durhamregion.com - Crime 02.23 / 22:39 www.durhamregion.com
    Police have issued a warning after a bottle containing potentially harmful prescription drugs was lost in Port…
  4. Durham cops searching for suspect after man exposes himself to Scugog student

    Durhamregion.com - Crime 02.23 / 22:15 www.durhamregion.com
    SCUGOG -- A young girl walking through a Port Perry neighbourhood on Thursday morning was approached twice by a man who exposed himself, say Durham…
  5. Ajax man among suspects charged in multi-jurisdictional gun and drug trafficking investigation

    Durhamregion.com - Crime 02.23 / 22:15 www.durhamregion.com
    An Ajax man is among 18 suspects charged in what police say is an international illegal gun and drug smuggling…
  6. Toronto lawyer sentenced to 3.5 years in prison over $2M condo fraud case

    Thestar.com - Crime 02.23 / 21:32 www.thestar.com
    Meerai Cho, 66, pleaded guilty to 75 charges including fraud over $5,000, possession of property obtained by crime and breach of…
  7. Dog owners beware: potentially toxic fruit mixed with treats left in Whitby's Palmerston Park

    Durhamregion.com - Crime 02.23 / 20:58 www.durhamregion.com
    Treats mixed with fruit that could be toxic to dogs were discovered in a Whitby park earlier this…
  8. Toronto man arrested in human trafficking investigation involving girl, 16

    Thestar.com - Crime 02.23 / 19:51 www.thestar.com
    Michael Okoaki faces 12 charges including child pornography offences, sexual assault and assault…
  1. Why listeria is a bigger miscarriage threat than what docs initially thought

    Globalnews.ca - Health 02.24 / 16:29 globalnews.ca
    In the early stages of pregnancy, listeria poses a risk of miscarriage, a new study warns. It’s calling on pregnant women to avoid many foods from unpasteurized milk and soft cheese, to raw sprouts, melon and deli m…
  2. Mumps cases in Toronto linked to bars rises to 17: Public health officials

    TORONTO - Public health officials in Toronto say there are now 17 confirmed cases of mumps linked to bars in the city's downtown. Earlier this week, Toronto Public Health said they had been investigating 14 cases of the viral infection. Spokeswoman Lenore Bromley says the lab-confirmed…
  3. Grieving Saskatchewan family angry convicted drunk driver moved to healing lodge

    SASKATOON - A relative of a Saskatchewan family killed in a drunk-driving crash says the woman convicted of their deaths was transferred to a healing lodge one month after being sentenced to 10 years in prison. Lou Van De Vorst tells Saskatoon radio station CKOM that he and his wife are…
  4. Stress is normal, except when it's too much for too long

    Anxiety is a basic emotion that we all share and experience at times. The automatic symptoms (such as a rapid heart rate, quick breathing and tense stomach) are triggered when we are anxious and warn us when we need to be careful. These warning signs have helped humans survive over the course…
  5. Deadly overdoses involving heroin multiplied over 5 years, U.S. study finds

    Cbc.ca - Health 02.24 / 09:15 www.cbc.ca
    The number of deadly heroin overdoses in the United States more than quadrupled from 2010 to 2015, a federal agency said on Friday, as the price of the drug dropped and its potency…
  6. The science of sneezing

    We all do it. Some of us do it quite loudly. Others do it not once, but several times in a row. Sneezes are everywhere these days, during this, the height of cold and flu season. The chorus of achoos in offices, on buses and in homes often sends bystanders scrambling to get out of the line…
  7. All the colours of the rainbow

    MISSION, Kan. — For 16-year-old Noah Vittengl, who is just beginning to drive, being able to tell a red light from a green light is rather important. “It’s been difficult trying to figure out what light is what and what colour is what,” the Blue Springs high…
  8. Mumps cases reported across Alberta; minor hockey team hit by illness

    EDMONTON - Alberta Health Services says officials are investigating a number of potential cases of mumps in the Edmonton area, in addition to cases in other parts of the province and the country. Usually, health officials say there are between zero and two cases of mumps in the Edmonton…
  1. Free March Break Fun: Greenhouses and Conservatories

    Canadianfamily.ca - Education & Family 02.24 / 05:25 www.canadianfamily.ca
    If your March Break plans do not include a trip somewhere tropical this year, a visit to a public greenhouse... The post Free March Break Fun: Greenhouses and Conservatories appeared first on Canadian…
  2. Family Tested Reviews: Baby Products from MAM Baby

    Canadianfamily.ca - Education & Family 02.24 / 05:25 www.canadianfamily.ca
    Since 1976, MAM’s primary objective has been to support the individual development of every child in the best way possible—and... The post Family Tested Reviews: Baby Products from MAM Baby appeared first on Canadian F…
  3. Dr. Kevin McCormick Receives Prestigious National Honour From Finland

    Huntingtonu.ca - Education 02.23 / 23:18 huntingtonu.ca
    Dr. Kevin McCormick, the President and Vice-Chancellor of Huntington University, is the recipient of a national Order from Finland, which is considered to be among one of the highest honours the government of Finland can bestow.  This most recent accolade is consistent with Dr. McCormick’s distinguished global reputation, which has garnered him national and international […] The post Dr. Kevin McCormick Receives Prestigious National Honour From Finland appeared first on Huntington Un…
  4. Ambassador of Finland Honoured by Canadian Finnish Institute

    Huntingtonu.ca - Education 02.23 / 23:18 huntingtonu.ca
    Huntington University’s Canadian Finnish Institute (CFI) is kicking off a year of celebration in honour of both Canada and Finland.  Both countries are celebrating milestone anniversaries in 2017 – Canada marks its 150th anniversary of Confederation, while Finland is celebrating 100 years of Independence. At a luncheon held Wednesday, February 22, 2017, Huntington University was […] The post Ambassador of Finland Honoured by Canadian Finnish Institute appeared first on Huntington Univ…
  1. Roasted red pepper dip versus artichoke and Asiago dip: Not all vegetable dips are equal

    Thestar.com - Food 02.24 / 16:17 www.thestar.com
    Aiming to snack smart? The dip you pick can make all the…
  2. Q&A with Anthony Laney – California Cling Peach Grower

    This post is sponsored by California Cling Peaches. You can follow California Cling Peaches on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest for more canned peach recipe inspiration! As part of our 4-part series with California Cling Peaches, we thought it would be fun to sit down with an actual grower whose juicy peaches will ultimately end up on your grocery shelves. Anthony Laney [R…
  3. Canada’s Craft Beer: Cellaring Your Beer

    This week’s Canada’s Craft Beer post comes from our BC craft beer guy, Bryan Clegg. Today Bryan gives us a guide to a practice that’s becoming increasingly common: cellaring your beer. He tops that off with a report on his own vertical tasting of a Vancouver Island brew that’s great for aging. One of the great things about beer is [……
  1. Does one size fit all?

    Christianweek.org - Religion 02.24 / 03:24 christianweek.org
    Rarely in life does 'One Size Fit All.' Let me tell you a little story of two close friends of mine. Jigar was born in India into a Hindu family, spent a good portion of his childhood in the UK,...Read More→ The post Does one size fit all? appeared first on…
  2. Engaging with a shrinking Canadian church

    Christianweek.org - Religion 02.24 / 01:08 christianweek.org
    When her father died she had immediately stopped going to church. If prayer could not even keep your family alive, she did not see what good it was. But after she and Hank moved to Houston, she had started going...Read More→ The post Engaging with a shrinking Canadian church appeared first on…
  1. How beauty from the brush of Claude Monet was born from war

    Macleans.ca - Books 02.24 / 17:06 www.macleans.ca
    A captivating new book describes how Claude Monet painted his placid scenes with First World War shells sounding in the distance The post How beauty from the brush of Claude Monet was born from war appeared first on…
  2. Author uses real-life 'animal heroes' to make Vimy Ridge battle appealing to young readers

    Canada.com - Books 02.24 / 16:15 www.canada.com
    "I try to explain that writing is separate from the story, that writing is just the delivery system." — Sigmund…
  3. Joseph Boyden story’s originality called into question

    Thestar.com - Books 02.23 / 23:11 www.thestar.com
    Facing fresh allegation, award-winning author said he’d heard tale that inspired his creation several times b…
  4. Cleaver Award shortlist honours 2016’s best picture-book illustrations

    Quillandquire.com - Books 02.23 / 22:01 www.quillandquire.com
    Groundwood Books dominates this year's list of finalists for the Elizabeth Mrazik-Cleaver Canadian Picture Book Award, which honours illustrations that demonstrate the "synergy between art and text, visual storytelling, artistic originality, and…
  5. Son tells the rest of Helen Forrester's remarkable life story, which took her from childhood poverty to literary success

    Canada.com - Books 02.23 / 20:14 www.canada.com
    Robert Bhatia's new book, Passage Across the Mersey, answers fans' questions about his mother, the remarkable Helen…