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September 12, 2018 5:06 PM Three-day search for lost horse Noah comes to tragic end in swamp near Guelph

PUSLINCH TOWNSHIP, ONT.—Over three days more than a hundred volunteers combed fields and forest searching for a missing horse named Noah. But hope turned to heartbreak Tuesday afternoon when the horse’s body was spotted by a helicopter pilot in a swampy area in Puslinch, about 20 kilometres south of Guelph. The 23-year-old dark bay thoroughbred is believed 11

September 8, 2018 6:40 PM ‘Smiling’ seal spotted on N.L. beach dies, prompts DFO warning

SALMON COVE, N.L.—What began as a unique photo opportunity ended in sadness last week, as a young harp seal died just a couple of days after it charmed spectators on the shores of a popular Newfoundland beach. Leona Rockwood went to Salmon Cove Sands on the Avalon Peninsula early Labour Day morning to take some pictures of the sunrise, but was delighted 9

September 6, 2018 11:45 PM Twitter permanently bans right-wing conspiracy theorist Alex Jones for abusive video

Twitter permanently banned right-wing conspiracy theorist Alex Jones and his Infowars show for abusive behaviour, a day after Twitter chief executive Jack Dorsey testified before Congress about alleged bias against conservatives on the platform. The company said Jones won’t be able to create new accounts on Twitter or take over any existing ones. In a tweet 11

August 26, 2018 11:25 PM Manitoba hiker’s body found in Alps, three weeks after he went missing

BRANDON, MAN.—Family of a Manitoba man who disappeared more than three weeks ago while hiking alone in the Bavarian Alps are confirming that his body has been found. Jeffrey Freiheit, a teacher and avid hiker from Brandon, was last seen on Aug. 2 in the southern German town of Bad Tolz. German police say remains were found on Saturday in a wooded area near a mountain 25

August 24, 2018 2:53 AM Facebook bans myPersonality app over concerns used data misued

Facebook said it would notify the app’s users that their data was misused. It’s only the second time Facebook has banned an app, after it blocked one linked to political data mining firm Cambridge Analytica that sparked a privacy scandal. The company said myPersonality was “mainly active” prior to 2012, and it wasn’t clear why Facebook was taking action 14

August 10, 2018 1:18 PM ‘I ruined my life over this’: Facebook fight between two Florida men ends in shooting

According to Sebring, a registered Democrat, he responded to a post on Facebook by a felon who said he wanted to share his political opinions even though he’d lost his right to vote. Sebring said he responded that if you want to voice an opinion, “don’t do criminal activity, don’t get caught, be a productive member of society.” It quickly escalated when Stephens 17

August 7, 2018 1:40 PM Bullets flew at a Florida ‘Peace in the City’ event for kids. An armed bystander was ready

It was a Saturday afternoon in the park, the Florida sunshine barrelling down out of a cloudless sky. More than 150 kids flew around the grass, pinballing between two bounce houses and a pavilion. Organizers dubbed the occasion “Peace in the City,” an anti-violence back-to-school event in Titusville, a town on the Sunshine State’s Atlantic Coast 45-minutes 18

August 3, 2018 2:53 PM A hidden Amazon fortune: Jeff Bezos’ parents could be worth billions, a stake that could be worth $30 billion today

In 1995, Jackie and Mike Bezos plowed $245,573 into their son’s fledgling e-commerce website, according to a prospectus two years later. It was a big gamble, Mike Bezos, the stepfather of Amazon.com Inc. founder Jeff Bezos, recalled onstage during a 2015 event at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia. “I want you to know how risky this is,” the son told his parents 18

August 2, 2018 10:56 PM Is it Parkdale or Vegandale? Fight intensifies over neighbourhood’s identity

A battle over a neighbourhood’s identity is pitting some Parkdale residents against an emerging vegan movement in the area. Over this coming weekend, Vegandale, the branding used for a chain of vegan restaurants and retail businesses on a stretch of Queen St. between Dufferin and Brock, is holding a block party to celebrate the launch of new ventures 12

August 1, 2018 12:06 AM Two Manitoba women charged with inciting hatred against Indigenous people on Facebook

FLIN FLON, MAN.—Two women have been charged with inciting hatred after someone proposed having a “shoot a Indian day” on social media in northern Manitoba. RCMP say the women, along with another who has not yet been arrested, posted hateful messages on Facebook after vehicles were vandalized in Flin Flon. Earlier this week, a Facebook account under the name Destine 17