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December 9, 2018 2:11 PM City of Kelowna takes steps to preserve 147-year-old log house

KELOWNA, B.C.—The city of Kelowna, B.C., is taking steps to preserve a 147-year-old log house built by one of the area’s first European settlers after it was damaged in a fire earlier this year. In a close vote last week, the city decided to earmark $29,000 for the construction of a temporary roof to protect Fleming House from the elements. The city’s 5

December 5, 2018 6:15 PM Talcum powder may be harmful to lungs, cause ovarian cancer, says Health Canada

Talcum powder taken into the lungs can result in difficulty breathing, decreased lung function and fibrosis, or scarring of the lungs. Products containing the naturally occurring mineral have been linked to ovarian cancer in some women, and the Canadian Cancer Society identifies talc use on the genitals as a possible risk factor. The draft assessment 13

December 3, 2018 11:47 AM Canadian astronaut David Saint-Jacques bound for International Space Station

On Oct. 11, a rocket failure forced a Soyuz capsule carrying two astronauts to abort and make an emergency landing. Russia suspended all manned space launches pending an investigation before giving the green light Nov. 1. Saint-Jacques has spent years training for the six-month mission, which was originally scheduled for Dec. 20 but was moved up after 12

December 2, 2018 1:28 AM Nylander deal key piece of the puzzle for Maple Leafs

“Everyone wants to get back in and get playing right away. We still have to play the long game with him. It’s a six-year contract,” said Dubas. “We don’t want to rush to get him on Tuesday, or potentially Thursday and have that forgo his health and well being. We’ll get all that taken care of, and hopefully in the next week or so he’ll be back in action 13

November 30, 2018 7:26 PM Back-to-back earthquakes shake Alaska, shattering roads and windows

“It’s one of those things where in your head, you think, ‘OK, it’s going to stop,’ and you say that to yourself so many times in your head that finally you think, ‘OK, maybe this isn’t going to stop,’” he said. Soon after the shaking ended, the school bus pulled up and the children boarded, but the driver stopped at a bridge and refused to go across 14

November 28, 2018 9:49 AM He was the ‘world’s oldest rebel’: Anti-poverty activist Harry Leslie Smith dies in Belleville at 95

Harry Leslie Smith, a tireless advocate for the downtrodden who in his later years earned a legion of younger followers through his books, podcast and Twitter account, has died. The 95-year-old had been receiving treatment in an intensive care unit in Belleville, Ont., after his family said he suffered a fall. Smith, who split his time between England 18

November 27, 2018 8:49 PM Shawn Mendes feels pressured to ‘prove’ he’s not gay by being seen with women

In a December cover story for Rolling Stone, the 20-year-old Canadian heartthrob reveals the gossip surrounding his personal life causes him a lot of stress and anxiety — so much that he feels pressured to dispel rumours. “I’d like to say I don’t care about it, but that’s not true,” he says, referencing “this massive, massive thing for the last five years 24

November 27, 2018 2:09 PM Canadian firm Brookfield in talks to invest in Dubai property developer

Brookfield Asset Management Inc. is in early talks for an investment in Dubai property developer Meraas Holding, according to people with knowledge of the matter, in a deal that would signal a vote of confidence in the emirate’s ailing property market. The Canadian firm is weighing options that would give it control of some retail properties from Meraas 10

November 22, 2018 12:28 AM Grey Cup coaches Dickenson, Campbell are a mutual admiration society

For the second time in three years, the Calgary Stampeders will face the Ottawa Redblacks in the CFL title game. In 2016, Campbell’s Redblacks earned the stunning 39-33 overtime overtime win. The Stampeders return for the third straight year but are 0-2 under Dickenson. However both opened the Grey Cup coaches news conference by taking care of business 25

November 19, 2018 4:41 PM Toronto stock market lower, while U.S. stocks also down, Loonie down

Canada’s main stock index was in the red in late-morning trading, weighed down by losses in energy and financial stocks, while the health-care sector, which includes the big marijuana companies, also lost ground. In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average was down 295.11 points at 25,118.11. The S&P 500 index was down 31.78 points at 2,704.49, while 12