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September 24, 2018 1:19 PM Canada’s Barrick in $18B merger to create world’s largest gold miner

Toronto-based Barrick Gold Corp. has agreed to buy Randgold Resources for $7.9 billion in stock to create the world’s largest gold miner. Investors will receive 6.128 new Barrick shares for each Randgold share they hold. Shareholders in Barrick will own about 66.6 per cent of the merged company, which will combine Randgold’s African mines with Barrick’s 8

September 19, 2018 5:02 PM Elizabeth Hay, Terese Marie Mailhot, and more on shortlist for $60,000 Writers’ Trust Nonfiction prize

Antigone Undone, by Will Aitken (University of Regina Press); All Things Consoled by Elizabeth Hay (McClelland and Stewart), Heart Berries by Terese Marie Mailhot (Doubleday Canada); In Praise of Blood by Judi Rever (Random House Canada), and The Woo Woo by Lindsay Wong (Arsenal Pulp Press) which comes out Oct. 1. Each of the finalists will receive $5,000. The winners 6

September 17, 2018 9:13 PM Second human rights case to challenge government over sex-ed curriculum

Two transgender teens are part of a second human rights case launched against the Ontario government for its use of an outdated sex-ed curriculum. Ryan and Noah, both 15, say using the two-decade-old lessons — which don’t explicitly mention LGBTQ youth — means teens like them are no longer reflected in the classroom. They say that could lead to an unwelcoming 9

September 12, 2018 10:29 PM Tonight Show cancels Norm Macdonald after MeToo comments

NEW YORK—Norm Macdonald’s comments about the MeToo movement and fellow comedians Louis C.K. and Roseanne Barr led to the The Tonight Show cancelling his appearance and spurred apologies from the comedian that could bring their own problems. The former Saturday Night Live cast member told The Hollywood Reporter he was “happy the # MeToo movement had slowed 13

September 12, 2018 2:17 AM DIY ultrasounds the size of a Band-Aid closer to reality

VANCOUVER—For expectant parents, the peace of mind that comes from an ultrasound can only happen at a clinic. But new technology the size of a Band-Aid could put the power to watch their little ones at parents’ fingertips. A team of engineers at the University of British Columbia developed a new transducer, or probe, using small vibrating drums made out of a plastic-like 10

August 17, 2018 10:06 PM Hundreds of Ontario patients weren’t given full doses of cancer drug, agency finds

The agency says 35 hospitals reported back saying they found issues with how three drugs were being given to cancer patients. Cancer Care Ontario said 28 of those hospitals found nearly 1,000 patient records where they believed patients didn’t receive proper dosing of those three drugs. Two of the drugs are for immunotherapy, where they boost a patient’s 13

August 9, 2018 6:41 PM Nevsun rejects Lundin takeover as it seeks alternative buyer

Last month, Toronto-based Lundin formally launched a hostile takeover bid, arguing deep pockets will be required to develop its Timok copper-and-gold project in Serbia and its Bisha mine in Eritrea. Lundin has been trying to acquire the company since October. In addition to undervaluing the portfolio, Lundin’s latest bid is lower than previous transactions 18

August 8, 2018 5:28 PM Some vets forced to wait months for case manager, records show

Veterans Affairs Minister Julian Fantino was warned in May that nearly 300 veterans had been waiting months for a case manager to help them gain access to support services. The warning, contained in internal documents obtained by the Citizen, was delivered as Fantino prepared to defend millions of dollars in Veterans Affairs Canada budget cuts. Veterans 81

August 8, 2018 1:15 PM Ontario should offer incentives to reverse psychiatrist shortage, report says

And though enrolment in medical school is growing, the percentage of applicants choosing psychiatry is declining, the report says. “Governments are investing a significant amount of money into improving mental health services, which is great ... (but) there’s some issues with access to treatment at this point, and if we don’t have enough psychiatrists 13

August 1, 2018 1:19 PM Brookfield Infrastructure to buy Enercare in $4.3B deal

Brookfield Infrastructure is a publicly traded member of the Toronto-based Brookfield group of companies. It owns and operates utility, transport, energy and other infrastructure businesses around the world. Enercare is attractive because of its stable long-term cash flows from equipment rentals, said Sam Pollock, CEO of Brookfield Infrastructure 21