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August 4, 2018 9:32 PM Bright skies, good times. Caribbean Carnival hits T.O

That welcome vibe was in full force Saturday as Toronto kicked off another Caribbean Carnival Grande Parade (formerly Caribana), a celebration of Caribbean culture marking its 51st year. “Oh my God, this is great,” enthused Bobby Galupe, 20, a recent high school graduate from the Toronto area and first-timer to the parade. “I love the environment, the vibe. It makes 15

July 31, 2018 11:50 PM Federal government stalls on the release of a new Canadian citizenship guide that was intended to launch last year

OTTAWA—It’s been more than two years since work began on revising the controversial study guide for Canada’s citizenship test, but the federal government says it needs more time to work on the publication and has no set timeline for release. Internal emails from the Immigration department dating back to 2016 show officials were hoping the launch of the new guide 11

July 28, 2018 1:02 PM Theodore McCarrick resigns from College of Cardinals in wake of sexual abuse allegations

VATICAN CITY—Pope Francis has accepted U.S. prelate Theodore McCarrick’s offer to resign from the College of Cardinals following allegations of sexual abuse, including one involving an 11-year-old boy, and ordered him to conduct a “life of prayer and penance” in a home to be designated by the pontiff until a church trial is held, the Vatican said Saturday 16

July 25, 2018 7:34 PM Flying lizard time: Researchers use leaf blower to see how lizards endure storms

WASHINGTON—Tropical lizards have a stick-to-itiveness in high wind that puts TV weather reporters to shame. Now we know why, thanks in part to a high-powered leaf blower. Hurricanes Irma and Maria put a group of little tree-hugging lizards to the test, and scientists were perfectly positioned to see which reptiles survived and why. Then, Harvard researchers 14

July 23, 2018 8:45 PM German university students win third SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Competition

The pod built by the Munich team, WARR Hyperloop, reached a top speed of 467 km/h, according to the team’s website. The team had taken home the top prize at each of SpaceX’s previous Hyperloop competitions. This year’s winning team had 45 members from 16 countries and seven disciplines. Teams were required to advance through two initial rounds based 12

July 19, 2018 7:02 PM Under the Tree gets to the root of suburban discord

Regular joe Atli (Steinpor Hroar Steinporsson) finds himself forced to move back home with his folks after wife Agnes discovers him committing an act of self-love while watching on old sex tape of a former girlfriend. There, he finds his parents engaged in a test of wills over a backyard tree that throws too much shade on their pretentious next-door 14

July 18, 2018 6:56 PM Rogers faces earnings test in crowded Canadian wireless market

Canada’s Big Three telecommunications companies aren’t expected to take a hit from Shaw Communications Inc.’s move into mobile offerings when they report second-quarter results, according to analysts. The telecom stalwarts are attracting an influx of contract wireless customers, following the trend over the past two years as Canada’s population rises 10

July 13, 2018 10:29 PM Netflix subscriber growth faces new test after $46-billion rally

Netflix Inc. will get a chance Monday to validate the more than US$40 billion added to its market value since the company’s blowout earnings report in April. The main question hanging over Netflix’s second-quarter results — much like the first — is whether the company can add enough streaming subscribers to satisfy investors, whose bullish bets have made the stock 11

July 13, 2018 10:30 AM Timothy Winton’s The Shepherd’s Hut ‘thrilling, thought-provoking’

The first third of the novel, which follows Jaxie as he struggles to stay alive, is enthralling storytelling. Winton, who is one of Australia’s most celebrated writers, twice shortlisted for the Booker Prize, makes Jaxie’s isolation compelling: there may not be dialogue, or character interactions, but Jaxie’s voice propels the story, and is revealing 9

July 11, 2018 6:03 PM Why you can’t buy that Harry Kane World Cup jersey

The advance of three unfancied teams (Croatia, Belgium and England) to the World Cup semifinals has offered up its own test to the sportswear giants Nike Inc. and Adidas AG: How they’re coping with the shift to fast fashion. Both companies face increasing competition from upstarts who aim to cut the time it takes to conceive, design and manufacture sportswear 14