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Op-Ed: Did Donald Trump hit new low by mocking reporter with disability?

Donald Trump's scraped the bottom of the pool before, likely his entire life though we've been more privy to it of late. But mocking a physical disability, with his voice and with goofy gestures? And what does it say about his supporters?

Canada will end bombing missions against the Islamic State

Ottawa - As promised during their election campaign Trudeau will withdraw its CF-18 fighter jets from the air campaign against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.

Canadian 'dinosaur' discovered in 1845 rebranded as a Dimetrodon

A fossil found in Canada two centuries ago believed to be from a dinosaur has now been found to be a creature called a Dimetrodon. These large beasts actually pre-date dinosaurs by millions and millions of years.

Orca whale spotted and no longer tangled up in rope

If you happened to be worried about T77A, the killer whale struggling due to having become tangled up in rope and a float off the coast of Vancouver Island, worry no more. It has somehow managed to untangle itself.

Study shows: Millennials still tuning in for traditional TV

Just in time for World Television Day (November 21), new statistics show that despite many millennials using mobile devices to watch TV, televisions are still as relevant and appreciated as ever.

Man who called himself Phuc Dat Bich admits name was a hoax

This story is a bit of a mind phuc, if you will pardon the word. An Australian man of Vietnamese roots posted an account on Facebook of his ongoing trials and tribulations due to his name: Phuc Dat Bich. But he now says the whole thing was a hoax.

Toronto woman defrauded March of Dimes of $800,000, police say

Toronto - An employee who worked for March of Dimes for several years has been charged with allegedly defrauding the charity of $800,000, according to Toronto Police. They say Karima Manji, 50, was the organization's property manager for non-profit residences.

New report finds climate change will increase world poverty

A newly published report from the World Bank Group finds climate change will dramatically increase the number of the world's impoverished people. Published as an eBook, the news it heralds is bad but it is also, the report says, preventable.

Highlight of the Weekend: Game-winning TD pass in CFL playoffs

It was football Sunday in Canada, too, when the CFL semi-finals brought incredible drama to Ottawa. In this video, watch Ottawa QB Henry Burris throw a 94-yard game-winning pass to Greg Ellingson, advancing the RedBlacks to the Grey Cup.

Sentences are lighter for men who murder female partners: Study

Toronto - Men who murder their female partners are likelier to be convicted than men who are accused of killing strangers, but they also tend to receive lighter sentences, according to a recent Canadian study.

Study: Pre-diabetes on rise and 1 in 3 will develop diabetes

A combined research effort from the Erasmus University Medical Center in Rotterdam and Harvard School of Public Health in Boston has made helpful findings in the field of diabetes. It discovered half of adults at age 45 have developed prediabetes.

Op-Ed: Union wants to bring back postal saving banks to fund Canada Post

Ottawa - In the second quarter of this year, Canada Post actually made a profit, but in the last quarter it lost $13 million. Even so, this is a relatively small sum, as is the total loss for the year so far of $20 million.

Turkish Airlines plane diverted to Canada after bomb threat

Ottawa - A Turkish Airlines plane flying from New York to Istanbul was diverted to Canada on Sunday because of a bomb threat, but police said no explosives were found.

Surrey shooting: One man dead, one injured in targeted hit

Vancouver - There was yet another shooting in Surrey, this latest one came early Saturday morning and RCMP believe it was a targeted hit. One man died on scene, another is in hospital.

Heart-warming video as 101-year-old B.C. woman plays in snow

The views of a rather simple video posted online Friday are, like the white stuff does in a heavy snowfall, piling up. It's not much on the surface, just a woman playing in snow. What is making it interesting is her age.

Green campaigner readies to swim the Pacific

Vancouver - Never mind the sharks or the swirling ocean debris that await him, Benoit Lecomte is counting the days until his long-distance swim from Tokyo to San Francisco -- to raise awareness of environmental threats in the Pacific.

Canadian federal court suspends deportation of Rwandan man Special

A Canadian federal court judge has suspended the deportation of a Rwandan man until his case is reviewed and justice is ensured.

Polar bear population being reduced by climate warming in Arctic

A report released yesterday from the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) paints a rather dismal picture for the future of polar bears. The report says their numbers may be dramatically reduced, thanks to global warming.

Op-Ed: Vancouver Canucks on a losing streak, heading for high draft pick

If there are any Vancouver Canuck fans, any hockey fans anywhere, who are of the opinion the Canucks have any chance whatever of winning the Stanley Cup this year then state your case in the comments section below. Or forever hold your peace.

Permafrost: Hiding a climate time bomb?

Umiujaq - On the front line of climate change in the Canadian Arctic, scientists hunt for clues to a potentially catastrophic global warming trend: melting permafrost.
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