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Pollen-Packed Ontario Trees Are Every Allergy-Sufferer's Nightmare

(0) Comments | Posted May 25, 2017 | 4:50 PM

Allergy season is upon us, which means those affected are on an involuntary sneeze-a-thon.

The main culprit is pollen — tiny dust-like particles commonly found on trees, grass and weeds that fly around and land in people eyes, nose and lungs.

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Rumana Monzur, Bangladeshi Woman Who Was Attacked, Is Now A UBC Law Graduate

(10) Comments | Posted May 24, 2017 | 8:11 PM

In 2011, Rumana Monzur was attacked by her husband for wanting to pursue higher education in Canada. Her eyes were gouged out, and part of her nose was bitten off.

On Wednesday, Monzur graduated from the University of British Columbia with a law degree.

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4 Muslim Canadian Women Who Have Zero Time For Fitness Stereotypes

(33) Comments | Posted May 23, 2017 | 9:10 PM

It’s almost lunch time and Saman Munir is sitting at a coffee shop in Mississauga, Ont. with a black hijab wrapped around her head.

She swipes around on Instagram before pulling up a Nike ad that shows Muslim women exercising. One woman runs down a street in a...

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Kid Gives No Fudgsicles About Holding Back Vancouver Bike Lane Traffic

(18) Comments | Posted May 23, 2017 | 2:22 PM

Hey, remember the time you got stuck in traffic because of a little kid riding a bicycle with training wheels?

That's what happened to a bunch of cyclists riding around Vancouver's Stanley Park Seawall.

Good thing Jonathan Molcan uploaded the LOL-worthy scene to YouTube for everyone to slow...

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Nunavut's Food Insecurity Is 'Far Greater' Than The Rest Of Canada: Report

(42) Comments | Posted May 20, 2017 | 9:41 AM

Food insecurity in Nunavut needs "remedial action," according to a new report.

Canada's Food Report Card 2016 was released by The Conference Board of Canada on Thursday. It grades the country's regions on their food performance based on five factors: industry prosperity, healthy food and diets, food safety,...

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Anderson Cooper Burns Trump Defender Jeff Lord With Poop Comment

(9) Comments | Posted May 19, 2017 | 10:08 PM

American politics is a bit of a sh*tstorm lately. And it appears Anderson Cooper is just done with it all.

That became all too apparent when the CNN host engaged in a battle of words with conservative political commentator Jeffrey Lord on Friday night. Cooper was visibly...

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WATCH: Massive Truck Just Misses Couple Driving On Ontario Highway

(3) Comments | Posted May 19, 2017 | 4:10 PM

A Canadian couple on a cross-Canada drive had a terrifyingly close call with a transport truck on an Ontario highway.

The incident happened on May 13, while they were en route to Stittsville, Ont. from Victoria, B.C. The duo was passing through Kenora, Ont. when a truck swerved into their...

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Calgary Police Searching For 2 Groups Who Opened Fire At Each Other

(2) Comments | Posted May 18, 2017 | 8:42 PM

Calgary Police Service is asking the public for help in identifying two groups who began shooting each other in a residential neighbourhood.

The incident happened on March 17 in Saddle Ridge just before 6 p.m., when about eight people began firing gunshots at the intersection of Saddlecrest Park and Saddlecrest...

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Surrey RCMP Pin Down Black Teen In Case Of 'Mistaken Identity'

(111) Comments | Posted May 4, 2017 | 5:28 PM

RCMP in Surrey, B.C. are investigating a case of "mistaken identity" that led two officers to take down an innocent black teen.

The incident occurred on April 28, when an unidentified teenage girl was mistaken for a suspect named "Latoya." Two male officers pinned down the girl and...

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Opera-Singing Uber Driver In Toronto Serenades Riders

(0) Comments | Posted May 2, 2017 | 9:14 PM

The best Uber drivers are friendly, arrive on time, and know their way around the city. This one also knew how to belt out an opera classic.

A lucky passenger was treated to an inspiring rendition of "O Sole Mio" after calling an Uber on April 22, according to...

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Canada Needs To Step Up On Great Lakes If U.S. Bails: Poll

(12) Comments | Posted May 1, 2017 | 3:56 PM

The Trump administration plans to cut funding for Great Lakes protection. And if it does, most Canadians think it's time for their country to take charge.

A Forum Research poll released late-April found 57 per cent believe Canada should increase funding to protect the five bodies of water....

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WATCH: Meteor Shower And Southern Lights Make The Sky Sparkle

(0) Comments | Posted April 28, 2017 | 6:15 PM

Meteor showers and southern lights are incredible sights on their own — but when they show up together it's simply awe-inspiring.

David Finlay of South Wales, Australia caught the experience on camera on April 22, when the Lyrid meteor shower intercepted with the Aurora Australis, also known as southern...

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$36M Toronto Penthouse Comes With Over-The-Top History And Amenities

(6) Comments | Posted April 27, 2017 | 8:46 PM

If you buy this Toronto penthouse on sale for $36 million, you'll live "where the sun is your neighbour" — and that's just one of its extravagant perks.

The 9,000 square-foot condo, listed by Chestnut Park Real Estate, is situated atop the Four Seasons hotel in the city's up-scale Yorkville...

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Toronto Subway Pollution Levels Comparable To Beijing: Study

(6) Comments | Posted April 25, 2017 | 7:54 PM

Air quality inside Toronto's subway platforms is bad — like Beijing bad — according to a study spearheaded by the University of Toronto.

Engineering professor Greg Evans says air particulates on the city's platforms are 10 times worse than outside air. The study also found that Toronto riders...

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NASA Photo Reveals How Earth Looks From Saturn

(4) Comments | Posted April 22, 2017 | 10:46 AM

It's easy to forget that Earth isn't the centre of the universe. It's actually a relatively small planet, and humans — we're much smaller.

NASA's recently released photograph of Earth from Saturn puts all of that into perspective. A spacecraft called Cassini captured the image on April...

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Bose Headphones May Be Spying On You, Lawsuit Alleges

(5) Comments | Posted April 21, 2017 | 3:43 PM

Your headphones may know more about you than you realize.

A lawsuit launched this week against headphone creator Bose alleges that the company has been tracking what users are listening to, including music, podcasts, news programs and other audio. The complaint, filed by Kyle Zak of Chicago, Ill., presses the...

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Ottawa Woman Tricked Man With Autism Into Giving Her Money: Police

(20) Comments | Posted April 20, 2017 | 8:00 PM

Ottawa police are asking the public for help in their search for a woman who allegedly forced a man with autism to give her money. They say the 25-year-old was likely targeted because of his "cognitive disability."

The incident occurred on March 31 at the city's Rideau Centre mall....

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Tim Hortons Opened This Cafe To Prove A Point About Its Coffee

(4) Comments | Posted April 19, 2017 | 6:39 PM

Tim Hortons is the pride and joy of Canada, but its coffee doesn't always have the best reputation.

That may be why the coffee chain introduced its latest product without any Tim Hortons signage. The company opened a trendy cafe under the pseudonym of "Perfectly Uncomplicated Lattes" to sell...

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Melanie Joly Takes Heat For Commenting On Queen's Health

(33) Comments | Posted April 18, 2017 | 9:25 PM

Heritage Minister Melanie Joly is facing criticism after claiming that the Queen doesn't have the health "capacity" to travel to Canada.

On CTV's "Power Play," Joly was asked if there's a possibility that the monarch will accompany Prince Charles during his visit to Canada this summer.

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NASA Photos Show How Earth Lights Up After Night Falls

(3) Comments | Posted April 14, 2017 | 10:21 AM

NASA's latest photos of Earth are stunning — and they're also the clearest-ever view of human settlement across our planet.

The organization released a composite satellite image of the planet Wednesday, showcasing how the world lights up after night falls. A series of images, taken by the Visible...

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