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Was killing the gorilla the right thing to do? Expert weighs in

CTV News - ‎2 hours ago‎
The decision to shoot and kill a 17-year-old silverback gorilla after a four-year-old boy fell into its enclosure has been intensely scrutinized and questioned as to whether it was the right thing to do.
Vigil held for gorilla killed at Cincinnati Zoo after boy, 4, slipped into his enclosure
Mom of 4-Year-Old Who Climbed into Zoo Pen Defends Herself from Backlash After Zookeepers Killed Gorilla
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Trudeau government urged not to rush 'flawed' bill on doctor-assisted suicide - ‎1 hour ago‎
New Democrats Murray Rankin and Brigitte Sansoucy added their voices today to the growing number of MPs and critics expressing concerns with the government's proposed legislation on doctor-assisted suicide.
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Italy raises Muskrat Falls concerns with Trudeau at G7 - ‎1 hour ago‎
Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi approached Prime Minister Justin Trudeau with concerns about the status of the Muskrat Falls project during an informal chat between the two leaders at last week's G7 summit in Japan.
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Wynne apologizes on behalf of Ontario for 'brutalities' suffered in residential schools

National Post - ‎3 hours ago‎
TORONTO - Premier Kathleen Wynne offered a formal apology Monday on behalf of the Ontario government to First Nations, Metis and Inuit communities for the “brutalities” suffered at residential schools.
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Girl loses tooth in assault rampage at Walmart in Georgetown

Toronto Sun - ‎2 hours ago‎
A six-year-old girl lost a tooth in a seemingly random attack on shoppers inside a Walmart in Georgetown over the weekend. Halton Regional Police were called around 6:45 p.m.
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Australian woman fails to rescue friend from crocodile's jaws in beach attack

Toronto Star - ‎3 hours ago‎
The two women might not have been aware that the Australian beach was well known as a crocodile habitat, officials say. A large saltwater crocodile from Darwin in Australia's Northern Territory.
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Woman suffers large bites in possible California shark attack - ‎10 hours ago‎
Fears of a shark attack forced the shutdown of a large section of Southern California beach after a swimmer with large bite marks was pulled from the water, authorities said.
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The Tim Bosma murder trial in 10 exhibits - ‎3 hours ago‎
After four months of testimony, the jury has finally heard all the evidence in the murder trial of the two men accused of killing Hamilton resident Tim Bosma in 2013.
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Toronto cat dies after bullets fired through door

CTV News - ‎16 hours ago‎
A homeowner in the leafy Riverdale neighbourhood of Toronto called police Sunday after returning home to find bullet holes in her front door and her cat fatally injured inside.
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Woman, 20, charged for allegedly driving at 185 km/h - ‎2 hours ago‎
A 20-year-old woman was charged with stunting after RCMP in Middle Sackville, N.S., clocked a vehicle at 185 km/h. RCMP Metro Traffic Services said Monday the vehicle was stopped on Highway 101 just after 5:30 p.m.

Navy hopes PR campaign will put the shine on Victoria-class submarines during the defence review

Ottawa Citizen - ‎30 minutes ago‎
The defence review is underway and inevitably there will be questions about the value of the Victoria-class submarines. As I wrote on an earlier Defence Watch post, at least once during the Conservative's time in office, suggestions emerged that the ...
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Dual-income families with kids have doubled in Canada over past 40 years, StatsCan says - ‎2 hours ago‎
The percentage of families in Canada with two parents working has almost doubled in the past 40 years, according to research released Monday by Statistics Canada.
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Mutual funds must now provide key information before investors buy funds

CTV News - ‎39 minutes ago‎
TORONTO - A new safeguard is now in place to help protect mutual fund investors. Effective Monday, mutual fund companies are required to provide investors key information on things like a fund's performance and fees before they buy.
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At midday: TSX dips as oil fluctuates, gold falls

The Globe and Mail (subscription) - ‎2 hours ago‎
Canada's main stock index edged lower on Monday as oil seesawed and gold fell to a 3-1/2-month low, while financials firmed ahead of a potential increase in U.S.
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TSX fluctuates as bank rally offsets commodities drop

Financial Post - ‎3 hours ago‎
Canadian stocks were little-changed, trading near the highest level since August, as gains among the nation's largest lenders offset a drop in raw-materials producers with gold on track for a $100 loss this month.

Microsoft getting pushier with Windows 10 upgrade

Toronto Sun - ‎1 hour ago‎
SAN FRANCISCO -- Microsoft really, REALLY wants you to upgrade to Windows 10. Since last summer, the tech giant has pushed and prodded PC owners to upgrade their machines to its latest Windows version.
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Lamborghini, McLaren Spider drivers caught going 135km/h in 60km/h zone: police - ‎1 hour ago‎
Two speedy exotic car drivers couldn't outrun the law in Burlington Sunday night. Halton Regional Police caught the drivers of a McLaren Spider and a Lamborghini Huracan allegedly going 135 km/h in a 60 km/h at Guelph Line and Colling Road.
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Orange Lamborghini burns on Sea to Sky (Video)

Canada News - ‎6 hours ago‎
Drivers who had to sit and wait for the Sea to Sky highway to re-open Southbound this afternoon got to witness an unusual sight, a burning Lamborghini.
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'We are back': Citrix Systems CEO offers glimpse of company's future at Synergy conference in Vegas

Financial Post - ‎46 minutes ago‎
LAS VEGAS - It's been a year of change at Citrix Systems as it swapped CEOs, pared down its product lines, and set its sights on the cloud, so its Synergy user conference this week aimed to reassure customers and prospects that the company is alive ...
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Jim Cuddy headlines benefit show for people affected by Fort McMurray wildfire - ‎1 hour ago‎
TORONTO - Blue Rodeo frontman Jim Cuddy will headline a benefit concert in Toronto in support of Fort McMurray residents affected by the devastating wildfire that destroyed thousands of homes.
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'We don't steal': Skrillex and Justin Bieber respond to copyright lawsuit, are sorry, not sorry

National Post - ‎3 hours ago‎
Skrillex and Justin Bieber are denying stealing vocal loops from singer-songwriter Casey Dienel, who sued the pair last week for copyright infringement for her song “Ring the Bell,” released a year prior to Bieber's “Sorry,” which she says sounds a lot ...
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Paris Olympic bid leader: Roof at Roland Garros not crucial

Bristol Herald Courier (press release) (blog) - ‎3 hours ago‎
People leave the Roland Garros stadium, Monday, May 30, 2016 in Paris. French Open organizers have announced the cancellation of all matches Monday at Roland Garros because of persistent rain forecast to last all day.
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Canadian Olympic medallist Jan Hudec will no longer wear the Maple Leaf - ‎2 hours ago‎
Jan Hudec will no longer wear the Maple Leaf on his ski suit after Alpine Canada gave him permission to race for another country Monday.

How to watch this week's NBA and NHL finals on your iPhone

AppleInsider (press release) (blog) - ‎4 hours ago‎
It's championship season for both hockey and basketball - the NHL Stanley Cup Final kicks off Monday night, while the NBA Finals matchup will be set after game seven of the Western Conference Finals.
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Coaching changes boosted Sharks, Penguins to NHL finals

WSYR - ‎11 hours ago‎
On Monday night, two successful franchises -- one with three NHL championships on its resume, the other seeking its first -- will play Game 1 of a Stanley Cup finals that neither team realistically expected to reach not that long ago. The Penguins ...
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Extra off days in NBA, NHL finals

Sporting News - ‎May 29, 2016‎
Between Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final and a possible Game 7 of the NBA Finals, there will be seven full days in which neither series is played - a full week.
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UBC undergrad discovers four new 'planet candidates'

CTV News - ‎30 minutes ago‎
Thanks to her work on a class project, a University of British Columbia science student has discovered four new planet candidates, including one, located 3,200 light years away from Earth, that could potentially support life-sustaining liquid water.
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New Royal BC Museum exhibit features Lyuba, a 40000-year-old baby mammoth - ‎May 29, 2016‎
Dire wolves, mastodons and short-faced bears, oh my. Those are just some of the creatures featured in a new exhibit at Victoria's Royal BC Museum called Mammoths: Giants of the Ice Age.
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Bears follow their noses, so humans should follow these tips

Lake County News - ‎8 hours ago‎
In spring hibernating bears emerge from their winter slumber and begin an almost perpetual search for food. It is not uncommon for a black bear to consume up to 20,000 calories a day.
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What is irradiated beef and is it healthy? - ‎12 minutes ago‎
Health Canada announced its seeking regulatory changes that would allow for the sale of irradiated ground beef on grocery store shelves across the country.
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Access to advice line expanded to assist Albertan's with dementia

CTV News - ‎1 hour ago‎
A specialized service that was rolled out to rural zones in the province in 2015 is now being expanded to provide dementia patients and their families in the Calgary and Edmonton areas with access to immediate advice from healthcare professionals.
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Cystic fibrosis walk in Richmond Hill brings out tears, hope - ‎18 hours ago‎
Sarah Doucette, who had CF, died in January. Her parents took part in the Great Strides Walk for Cystic Fibrosis in Richmond Hill and talked of her spirit and happiness despite her illness.
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