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Easter Bilby takes on the Easter Bunny

Australian conservationists have declared war on the Easter Bunny and sent their Easter Bilby to the front. The bilby is a rabbit-sized marsupial with a pouch like a kangaroo, and there may be as few...

Towline reattached to adrift oil rig

A towline has been reattached to a drilling rig that was being guided to an oilfield off the east coast of Newfoundland. The Henry Goodrich was being towed Tuesday night when the line was disconnecte...

Job gains blow past expectations

Canada's job market roared back to life in March as over 82,000 jobs were added to the labour force, most of them full-time positions, according to Statistics Canada. The total number of jobs was nea...
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Ask a Realtor: Don't Hold Back on Holdback Offers

Holdback offers are a marketing sales strategy whereby the property is listed for perhaps 5 per cent under market value and offers are held back for a week. Benefits of holdback offers to the seller: not just an increase in price but also an efficiency of time. Less time on the market if it works and less stress for the seller!

1 wounded in nightclub shooting

Toronto police are investigating after a man in his 20s was shot and wounded in the Port Lands district early Thursday morning. The man was shot at around 12:30 a.m. at the Sound Academy on Polson St...

550,000 Macs infected by trojan virus

A botnet has been created from more than 550,000 computers running Mac OS X, mainly in the U.S. and Canada, a Russian security software company says. In fact, almost 20 per cent of the infected compu...

Letter From a Prisoner in Iran

Today is Bahareh Hedayat's 31st birthday and the fourth wedding anniversary with her activist husband Amin Ahmadian. Unfortunately, the two are separated because Iranian regime agents arrested her in 2009 following a mass opposition protest in the country. Here is a letter she wrote to Ahmadian.

The Resurrection of Trudeau (Mania)

Well, the Thrilla on the Hilla may be over, but in the eyes of Canada's journalists, the real game's just getting started. The objective? Cobble together the most compelling narrative to explain why Justin Trudeau's unexpected smackdown of Patrick Brazeau actually represents something.

Toronto gears up for busy roadwork season

Toronto will spend some $140 million to maintain its roads, bridges and expressways this year as the summer construction season gets underway. Public Works Committee chair Coun. Denzil Minnan-Wong on...

TTC streetcar hits elderly woman

An elderly woman struck by a TTC streetcar and then pinned beneath it near Queen Street and Spadina Avenue was rushed to St. Michael's Hospital Thursday. Miraculously, police say the pedestrian only...