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  • Trudeau poised to shuffle cabinet with focus on Liberals’ team for 2019 election

    July 18, 2018 12:01 PM 4

    The shuffle appears designed to ensure deft communicators are well-placed to spell out the government’s positions and defend policies on hot political issues leading up to the 2019 election campaign. Insiders have indicated there’s a possibility Ottawa will appoint a minister dedicated to seniors, a post that once existed in past federal cabinets

  • Groundbreaking ceremony held for new Gordie Howe bridge between Windsor, Detroit

    July 17, 2018 7:10 PM 6

    DETROIT—U.S. and Canadian officials touted the friendship between the two countries while acknowledging the economic benefits a new international bridge between Detroit and Windsor, Ont., will bring. A groundbreaking for the advance construction of the Gordie Howe International Bridge was held Tuesday in southwest Detroit. The six-lane, cable-stayed

  • Bunnies are still swarming Canmore despite a cull

    July 17, 2018 6:09 PM 5

    Jay Honeyman, a human-wildlife conflict biologist, said the rabbits do attract large predators to the town. “We’ve certainly got coyotes and we’ve got bears and cougars known to be feeding on rabbits within the urban footprint,” he said. “The reality is that the rabbits are a potential food source and the town has been trying to get a handle on that. Canmore’s

  • Torontonians warned to avoid water near Humber Bay after tests find potentially toxic blue-green algae

    July 17, 2018 4:11 PM 7

    Exposure to toxins produced by some species of cyanobacteria — commonly known as blue-green algae — can cause headaches, fever, diarrhea, abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting, skin rashes, and mucous membrane irritation, the Toronto Public Health statement read. The algae, which occurs naturally, is easily visible and should be avoided, according to the agency

  • Civil rights group urges government to help Canadian on trial in Germany for denying Holocaust

    July 17, 2018 1:19 PM 8

    OTTAWA—A civil liberties group is urging the Canadian government to end the “unjust and immoral” imprisonment of Monika Schaefer, a German-Canadian woman on trial in Germany for publishing videos denying the Holocaust. The Ontario Civil Liberties Association says it’s concerned about Canada’s apparent unwillingness to come to the aid of Schaefer, who it describes

  • Algonquin College warns students, alumni after hackers infiltrate databases

    July 17, 2018 12:42 PM 5

    The school, which also has campuses in Perth and Pembroke, says an investigation has not found any direct evidence that any data was accessed or taken, nor was any financial or health information exposed in the incident. The college says it alerted 4,568 people via email on Monday that their information, including birth dates and home addresses, may have been exposed

  • Hundreds of Canadian glaciers shrinking, study finds

    July 16, 2018 9:39 PM 9

    The Canadian Arctic is experiencing some of the fastest climate warming anywhere on Earth. The annual average temperature on Ellesmere Island has increased by 3.6 degrees. Data from other points in the Arctic suggest rising temperatures mean the elevation needed for snow to last through the summer has risen by 300 metres. White found most of Ellesmere’s

  • Surrey woman alleges racial profiling after being asked for ID at her townhouse complex’s pool

    July 15, 2018 10:41 PM 7

    SURREY, B.C.—A Surrey woman says she wants to help educate the public about racism after a member of her townhouse complex’s staff requested her family show ID when they were using the pool. Guerda Henry, who is Black, says she believes the incident at her complex is an episode of racial profiling against her family, adding it was not the first occurrence

  • Canadian tourists still visiting U.C. despite trade conflict

    July 15, 2018 10:18 PM 7

    “All of that being said, we’ve not seen a trade war like this, so that may change,” she said, “but as of now, the U.S. remains a very popular destination.” Florida accounts for the largest number of visitors from the north, typically snowbirds in the winter. New England is also a popular destination, and beaches like Old Orchard Beach and Hampton Beach

  • Former NHL goalie Ray Emery drowns in Hamilton Harbour

    July 15, 2018 8:38 PM 9

    “Ray was instrumental in our run to the 2007 Stanley Cup Final, and at his best he brought a competitive edge and combative mentality to the game,” Eugene Melnyk, owner of the Senators, said in a statement. “On behalf of our entire organization, I wish to extend my deepest sympathies to Ray's family, friends and loved ones." “My wife and I were just talking