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Red Dwarf and the Seven Worlds: Astronomers excited by bonanza of Earth-sized planets nearby

The Globe and Mail - ‎3 hours ago‎
About 39 light-years away, there's a tiny red sun with several planets in a habitable zone where liquid water could exist. Ivan Semeniuk explains how scientists discovered this and what it means.
VIDEO: 7 Earth-size worlds found orbiting star; could hold life
Astronomers discover 7 Earth-sized planets orbiting nearby star
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Ontario teacher found guilty of misconduct for pushing anti-vaccination views

Toronto Star - ‎41 minutes ago‎
Science teacher Timothy Sullivan shouted at a public health nurse administering vaccines at his high school and told students they could die if they take the vaccine.
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Ex-Guantanamo detainee carried out suicide attack near Mosul, Iraq

Long War Journal - ‎5 hours ago‎
The British press buzzed yesterday with news that a former Guantanamo detainee known as Jamal al Harith (formerly Ronald Fiddler) had blown himself up in a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device (VBIED) in Iraq.
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Video shows Harrison Ford's mistaken flyover at airport

CBC.ca - ‎2 hours ago‎
Newly released video shows a plane piloted by Harrison Ford suddenly and mistakenly flying low over an airliner with 110 people aboard at a Southern California airport.
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Police renew call for information on one-year anniversary of homicide

CTV News - ‎4 hours ago‎
Winnipeg police want to speak to anyone who had contact with a Winnipeg woman in the weeks leading up to her death. Marilyn Rose Munroe, 41, was found dead on Feb. 22 of 2016 at a home in the 200 block of Prichard Avenue.
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Canada's plan to bring in hundreds of Yazidi genocide survivors hailed by refugees

CBC.ca - ‎3 hours ago‎
Canada's promise to resettle hundreds of Yazidis by the end of the year is being welcomed in Iraq, where Yazidi women and girls have endured horrific abuse and persecution at the hands of ISIS.
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Charge laid after 14 dogs die at Saskatoon kennel

CTV News - ‎27 minutes ago‎
SASKATOON -- A charge of negligence has been laid in the deaths of 14 large-breed dogs last year at a boarding kennel. Police say the charge follows an investigation done in conjunction with the Saskatoon SPCA, which found the dogs died from heat ...

Watchdog to look at Apotex chair's Trudeau fundraiser: Democracy Watch

CTV News - ‎3 hours ago‎
OTTAWA -- Democracy Watch says Lobbying Commissioner Karen Shepherd is investigating a complaint about a political fundraiser hosted by Apotex chairman Barry Sherman in August 2015 that featured Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Liberal candidate ...
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Hudson's Bay Co. misled consumers on mattress prices, says Competition Bureau

CBC.ca - ‎1 hour ago‎
Canada's Competition Bureau alleges that the Hudson's Bay Company used deceptive price claims and other tactics to mislead consumers about sales of mattress and box spring sets.
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Inside the brutal transformation of Tim Hortons

The Globe and Mail - ‎11 hours ago‎
Since taking over the iconic chain in 2014, its new Brazilian owner, 3G Capital, has purged head office, slashed costs and squeezed suppliers.
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Newfoundland and Labrador to cut 287 bureaucrats in bid to tame deficit

The Globe and Mail - ‎5 hours ago‎
Newfoundland and Labrador's Liberal government is slicing 287 management jobs from its civil service as part of a wider effort to contain a deficit currently projected to be close to $1.6 billion.
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Columbus Zoo shows off polar bears in new photos, video

Columbus Dispatch - ‎1 hour ago‎
Three polar bear cubs born at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium in November 2016 aren't yet on display for the public, but the zoo has released photos and video of the young bears so that fans can track their development.
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2018 Hyundai Accent confirmed for US as well as Canada (update)

Green Car Reports - ‎8 hours ago‎
In a U.S. where all the new-vehicle buzz seems to be about light trucks—especially crossover utilities and SUVs—is there even a place for a new subcompact sedan?
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Tesla is about to report earnings — but no one will talk about its biggest competitive advantage

Business Insider - ‎1 hour ago‎
Tesla will report 2016 fourth-quarter earnings after the bell on Wednesday. And with Wall Street struggling to figure out the company's financial composition after the SolarCity merger, earnings are likely to be weird.
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Game of Thrones' Maisie Williams spotted singing karaoke in Calgary

London Free Press - ‎1 hour ago‎
Actress Maisie Williams, aka Arya Stark, arrives at the premiere of HBO's Game Of Thrones Season 3 at TCL Chinese Theatre on March 18, 2013 in Hollywood, California.
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Ex-Alouettes GM Jim Popp reported to be in line for Argos job

CBC.ca - ‎23 minutes ago‎
Former Montreal Alouettes general manager Jim Popp is the leading candidate for the Toronto Argonauts' vacant GM position. A source said Wednesday that Popp remains in talks with the Argos but a deal wasn't imminent.

James Wisniewski's Russia-Switzerland-AHL saga offers lesson in the harsh realities of the NHL

National Post - ‎7 hours ago‎
TORONTO - James Wisniewski still doesn't know how he ended up in Russia. A year ago, he was earning $5.5 million as a power-play specialist who had once ranked top 10 in scoring amongst defencemen.
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Undermanned Senators sweep Devils, Anderson makes 29 saves

CTV News - ‎5 hours ago‎
NEWARK, N.J. -- The Ottawa Senators were without three top forwards Tuesday night, so they had to make up for it with defence and goaltending.
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Plane flies along Antarctica's giant Larsen crack

BBC News - ‎4 hours ago‎
The British Antarctic Survey (BAS) has released new footage of the ice crack that promises to produce a giant berg. The 175km-long fissure runs through the Larsen C Ice Shelf on the eastern side of the Antarctic Peninsula.
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The Paris Agreement is bigger than Trump ... isn't it?

CNN - ‎9 hours ago‎
John D. Sutter is a columnist for CNN Opinion who focuses on climate change and social justice. Follow him on Snapchat, Twitter and Facebook or subscribe to his email newsletter.
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World's only piece of a metal that could revolutionise technology has disappeared, scientists reveal

The Independent - ‎6 hours ago‎
It was said to have been the only piece on Earth of a metal that could have revolutionised life as we know it. But a tiny sample of metallic hydrogen - purportedly created by scientists at Harvard University - has disappeared, The Independent can reveal.
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Health Canada approves sale of irradiated ground beef, says can reduce bacteria

Times Colonist - ‎51 minutes ago‎
The federal government has approved the sale of ground beef that has been treated with radiant energy similar to X-rays. Health Canada says irradiation can reduce levels of harmful bacteria such as E. coli and salmonella that could be in the meat.
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Ottawa drug users being taught to treat each other's overdoses

CBC.ca - ‎10 hours ago‎
Ottawa Public Health is training drug users - whether they use illicit or prescribed drugs - on how to treat each other for deadly opioid overdoses amid growing concerns about highly-potent fentanyl and carfentanil on the city's streets.
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Several people infected with mumps frequented downtown Toronto bars

570 News - ‎51 minutes ago‎
Toronto Public Health (TPH) is investigating a mumps outbreak involving people who have gone to bars in the west downtown core. Officials said there have been 14 lab-confirmed cases involving people 18 to 35 years of age.
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Fighting the Stigma Around Mental Illness

Pharmacy Times - ‎Feb 21, 2017‎
Mental illness is more common than people think. According to data from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration, every year, about 43.6 million Americans suffer from some form of mental illness.
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