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June 14, 2018 5:35 PM Arcade Fire, Daniel Caesar, Gord Downie longlisted for Polaris Prize

Rising R&B singer Daniel Caesar's debut, the latest effort by Arcade Fire, and a posthumous work from Gord Downie are among the long-listed albums for the Polaris Music Prize. The juried award for best Canadian album of the year was narrowed down to 40 contenders who could qualify for the short list revealed next month. Among the projects named is Everything 29

May 18, 2018 8:00 AM 'This can't be real': Survivor of Manchester concert bombing surprised with royal wedding invite

Still haunted by the horrors she witnessed, Amelia Thomson, 12, raises money for survivors The 12-year-old has had a rough go of it. Last year, her uncle died of cancer and she witnessed that horrible process. Her dad became so distraught he, too, became very ill and ended up in intensive care. So, a kind friend bought mother and daughter a treat: Tickets 29

May 17, 2018 3:38 PM Seniors in long-term care facilities twice as likely to be on opioids: report

Almost 40 per cent of long-term care residents in five provinces were prescribed opioids Seniors in long-term care facilities appeared to be twice as likely to be prescribed opioids compared to other people their age and three times as likely to be on antidepressants, according to 2016 data in a new report by the Canadian Institute for Health Information 18

April 28, 2018 3:34 PM Golden Girls, Benson producer Paul Junger Witt dead at 77

Other credits included Partridge Family, Blossom, Soap and Dead Poets Society Paul Junger Witt, the prolific TV producer behind The Golden Girls, The Partridge Family and Soap, died Friday, a spokeswoman said. He was 77. Witt died at his Los Angeles-area home after battling cancer, spokeswoman Pam Golum said. He worked at Columbia Pictures before joining 31

April 24, 2018 4:07 PM U.S. veteran who survived blast receives unusual penis transplant

Patient, who asked to remain anonymous, is expected to recover urinary and, eventually, sexual function A U.S. veteran who lost his genitals from a blast in Afghanistan has received the world's most extensive penis transplant, and doctors say he is recovering well and expected to leave the hospital this week. Saying they wanted to address "an unspoken 26

April 20, 2018 5:25 PM Minister, chair have concerns about Halton board amid fundraising controversy

Question whether focus on policy may be interfering with trustees’ ability to carry out duties. The ongoing outrage over a restrictive fundraising policy has both the education minister and chair of the Halton Catholic board questioning whether trustees there can still properly carry out their duties. The policy — which sparked a number of student walkouts 13

April 1, 2018 4:44 PM Often sidelined by Western journals, African scientists get their own peer-reviewed publication

Scientific African, a new pan-African journal will provide a voice for African scientists African scientists, often overlooked by Western publications, hope a new journal will put their work on par with their global colleagues. Cancer research, for example, is "massive" in North America and Europe, she said. Meanwhile, funding for research on tropical 10

March 27, 2018 5:52 PM Future of 8 Canadian health organizations under review

Federal health minister receives report outlining options to modernize eight federally funded health organizations covering mental health, cancer and other health priorities. Canada's health minister is reviewing new options for national organizations such as the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer and the Mental Health Commission of Canada. On Tuesday 16

March 26, 2018 5:22 PM Michael Bublé announces wife’s pregnancy on Juno Awards

The pop crooner picked his gig hosting the Juno Awards in Vancouver to reveal he and his wife Luisana Lopilato are expecting their third child. Five years ago he led the Juno ceremony from Regina, right around the same time his wife was expecting their first child. The baby announcement comes a year and a half after the Burnaby, B.C.-native revealed 19

March 20, 2018 2:24 AM Quebec town bans smoking on sidewalks and streets

The bylaw, passed Monday night in the Montreal suburb of Hampstead, bans smoking in all public places, in what is believed to be a first in Canada. MONTREAL — A Montreal suburb has adopted a bylaw that bans all smoking in public places, in what is believed to be a first in Canada. Hampstead city council adopted the legislation Monday night by a vote of five to two. It prohibits 16