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Toronto Subway Pollution Levels Comparable To Beijing: Study

(5) 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

(19) 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

(7) 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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Lê La Vietnamese Restaurant In Calgary Set On Fire In Chilling CCTV Footage

(2) Comments | Posted April 13, 2017 | 4:21 PM

Calgary police are searching for a suspect who was caught on CCTV footage setting a restaurant on fire earlier this month.


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Kristyn Wong-Tam, Toronto Politician, Got Homophobic Hate Mail On Anti-Bullying Day

(12) Comments | Posted April 12, 2017 | 10:01 PM

A Toronto city councillor is speaking out after she received homophobic hate mail — on a day dedicated to raising awareness against bullying.

Kristyn Wong-Tam shared a photo of a handwritten letter Wednesday that was littered with homophobic and racial slurs. The councillor pointed out the irony that she received...

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Sean Spicer Should Be Fired After Holocaust Comments: Anne Frank Center

(44) Comments | Posted April 11, 2017 | 9:59 PM

The Anne Frank Center For Mutual Respect has a message for U.S. President Donald Trump: It's time to fire Sean Spicer.

Dedicated to promoting civil and human rights, the centre issued a statement in reaction to the press secretary's claim that Adolf Hitler didn't use chemical weapons during the Holocaust...

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Calgary Police Pulled Over This Familiar-Looking Dude

(2) Comments | Posted April 11, 2017 | 7:12 PM

If you've seen the Batmobile driving around Calgary, you haven't been imagining things.

Calgary police pulled over Batman — er, some dude dressed like Batman — on Monday. And they had an interesting conversation.

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"What are you?" an officer asked the...

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Great Barrier Reef Severely Damaged By Bleaching

(2) Comments | Posted April 11, 2017 | 8:44 AM

The world's largest coral reef has been severely damaged by bleaching — a phenomenon scientists say is triggered by rising temperatures.

Damage to the Great Barrier Reef spreads across 8,000 kilometres of the Australian shore. Coupled with last year's similar event, two-thirds of the reef are now damaged.

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TripAdvisor's World's Best Airlines Features WestJet

(101) Comments | Posted April 10, 2017 | 8:22 PM

WestJet scored a place on TripAdvisor's best airlines ranking, but Air Canada didn't do so well.

The travel site released its 2017 Traveller's Choice Awards for airlines Monday. The first annual report, based on user reviews between February 2016 and 2017, ranked airlines in several categories, including 10...

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Anti-Islam Graffiti On Calgary Family's SUV Part Of A Growing Trend: Police

(55) Comments | Posted April 7, 2017 | 4:21 PM

A Calgary family's vandalized SUV is the latest example of the city's growing hate-crime graffiti trend.

According to Calgary police, graffiti targeting certain ethnicities and religions is becoming more common. In 2017 alone, police have investigated six cases, including one high-profile incident where Islamophobic and anti-Semitic phrases were...

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Burnt Toronto House Is Unsafe To Enter And On Sale For $599K

(11) Comments | Posted April 4, 2017 | 7:47 PM

A Toronto home is on sale for $599,000 — which doesn't seem bad given the current state of the housing market. But there are a few major catches.

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The home is being sold with "no warranties whatsoever." (Photo: Realtor.ca)

The house,...

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Peel District School Board 'Vigilant' Over Cash Prize For Video Of Muslim Students

(60) Comments | Posted March 31, 2017 | 4:42 PM

An Ontario school board is condemning a "hate-filled" online campaign that's offering a $1,000 cash reward for a video of Muslim students praying.

The reward was put forward by Kevin J. Johnston of a right-wing publication called Freedom Report. He has been staunchly opposed to Peel District...

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Montreal Subway's Mice Problem Is Terrifyingly Evident In This Video

(4) Comments | Posted March 30, 2017 | 7:54 PM

Montreal — like most big cities — has a growing rodent problem.

The city's vermin population has been on the rise lately. In 2016, the Montreal Gazette reported that an unseasonably warm winter led to ideal breeding conditions for rats, mice, squirrels and other rodents. It's even...

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Temple Of Heaven Park In Beijing Tackles Toilet Paper Theft With Facial Recognition

(5) Comments | Posted March 21, 2017 | 10:29 PM

Toilet paper theft was becoming a real problem for a temple in Beijing.

The Temple of Heaven Park — a UNESCO World Heritage site — has been the scene of several toilet paper thefts since 2007, according to BBC News.

But no more.

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World Happiness Report 2017: Canada Slips To Its Lowest Ranking Yet

(55) Comments | Posted March 20, 2017 | 3:19 PM

Canadians aren't as happy as they used to be — at least according to the 2017 World Happiness Report released Monday.

The Great White North ranked 7th this year — it's the country's lowest ranking since the happiness index began in 2012.

Norway nabbed the top...

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40% Of Canadian Workers Would Take A Pay Cut For Career Growth

(19) Comments | Posted March 16, 2017 | 6:46 PM

It's not all about the money, apparently.

According to a new ADP Sentiment Survey, 40 per cent of Canadian workers would take a pay cut at a new job in order to overcome a "growth gap" — a lack of career development opportunities from their current employers.

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