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July 12, 2018 12:31 AM There’s no tally of close calls on Toronto streets. So pedestrians are turning to #NearMissToronto

Abigail Pugh had just dropped her 9-year-old daughter off at school in Dufferin Grove when she witnessed a near miss. A driver didn’t see a boy crossing at a pedestrian crosswalk and slammed on the brakes, narrowly avoiding another headline-making tragedy. The experience spurred Pugh to create the hashtag and ensuing campaign #NearMissToronto. “I just decided 6

June 28, 2018 9:10 PM Union urges consumers to #BuyCanadian as trade war with U.S. heats up

A consumer boycott of American-made products and services is gathering steam as Canada counts down to this weekend’s imposition of retaliatory tariffs on $16.6 billion worth of American products. Popular hashtags on social media include #BuyCanadian and #BoycottUSA, as consumers express their dislike of U.S. President Donald Trump’s imposition of tariffs 14

June 20, 2018 7:20 PM Instagram unveils new video service in challenge to YouTube

Instagram moving further from its roots as a photo-sharing service as it dives into longer-form video Facebook's Instagram service is loosening its restraints on video in an attempt to lure younger viewers away from YouTube when they're looking for something to watch on their smartphones. The expansion announced Wednesday, dubbed IGTV, will increase 26

June 19, 2018 6:15 PM 12-year-old Montrealer, who’s 6-foot-10, catches the eyes of NBA players

Jean-Francois is 6-8, while Rioux’s mom Anne Gariepy is 6-1. Rioux’s older brother Emile, who is 15 and six foot nine, also plays basketball. Shaquille O’Neal, by comparison, was 5-10 at Rioux’s age, but would grow nearly a foot time he turned 16. In Ohio, 16-year-old Robert Bobroczky stands seven foot seven, which is three inches taller than the NBA’s 9

June 13, 2018 8:31 PM Toothy squirrel saved when Alberta rancher trims its tusks

Bucky the squirrel had sprouted some bad teeth that threatened his survival A toothy squirrel named Bucky is once again fattening up on nuts after an Alberta woman trimmed his tusks. When Jannet Lee Talbott spotted the critter on the backyard bird feeder at her Barrhead horse ranch earlier this week, she couldn't believe her eyes. "I saw this squirrel 11

June 12, 2018 9:38 PM AT&T wins court approval to buy Time Warner over Trump opposition

Deal is seen as turning point for industry upended by companies like Netflix AT&T won approval from a U.S. court on Tuesday to buy Time Warner Inc for $85 billion US, dealing a blow to U.S. President Donald Trump's administration which tried to block the deal and likely setting off a wave of corporate mergers. The planned deal, approved without conditions 30

June 10, 2018 8:16 PM Worried parents and child care advocates ask ‘what now?’ in wake of PC win

Minutes after media outlets declared a majority government for Doug Ford’s Progressive Conservatives last Thursday night, Carolyn Ferns began gearing up for a renewed fight for affordable, high-quality child care for Ontario families. “Feeling blue about child care? We hear you,” wrote Ferns, policy co-ordinator for the Ontario Coalition for Better Child 15

June 10, 2018 4:12 PM Former Fleetwood Mac guitarist Danny Kirwan dead at 68

Musician joined iconic band in 1968, inducted into Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Fleetwood Mac's former guitarist Danny Kirwan has died at age 68, according to the band's official Facebook page. Mick Fleetwood paid tribute to the musician Friday, saying he received the "sad news" that Kirwan had died in London, England. "Danny's true legacy, in my mind, will forever 28

June 7, 2018 9:22 PM Facebook made some private posts public for up to 14 million users

Facebook says a software bug made some private posts public for as many as 14 million users over several days in May. The problem, which Facebook says it has fixed, is the latest privacy scandal for the world's largest social media company. On Thursday, the company said the bug automatically suggested that users make new posts public, even if they had previously 14

June 7, 2018 5:18 PM The week that was: A soccer tackle becomes a law-school question and a bridge turns into a double-zedder

REPURPOSED:The tackle that forced Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah off the field in the Champions League final. It’s become a question in a law exam. Syrian Facebook pages showed part of a first-year exam at the University of Damascus, the BBC reports. The question asks why Madrid’s Sergio Ramos, the tackler, can’t be held to account from a criminal law perspective 15