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Unnecessary antibiotics still prescribed for colds

Toronto - There has been plenty of publicity about prescribing antibiotics for viral infections, yet the problem continues within the medical community, according to a study of U.S. health sector practices. The problem connects with the antibiotic resistance issue.

Watch sea lion grab little girl, pull her into the water

Vancouver - There were some tense moments as a sea lion grabbed a young girl’s dress and dragged her into the water at a wharf in Richmond, B.C. The girl was unharmed but the incident shows the dangers of feeding sea lions and having them get too close to humans.

Ontario police will test GPS darts that avoid high-speed chases

Orillia - Over the long weekend, the Ontario Provincial Police will be testing the GPS dart system that allows officers to avoid high-speed chases. Officers can fire a dart into a vehicle and then be able to trace its movements rather than engage in a pursuit.

Three B.C. dairy farm workers jailed for physically abusing cows

Chilliwack - Three B.C. dairy farm workers received jail sentences ranging from seven to 60 days after undercover videos showed them physically abusing cows and a bird. The dairy farm and its owner were previously fined for allowing animals to continue in distress.

Air Canada flight diverted after man tries to open cabin door

Orlando - An Air Canada flight had to make an emergency landing in Orlando after a passenger yelled at other passengers, waived coffee pots at crew members and tried to open a cabin door while the plane was in the air.

11-day-old girl died from meth overdose, mom charged with murder

Edmonton - In what Edmonton police spokesman Scott Pattison called “horrific”, an Edmonton, Alberta woman is in custody after it was alleged her 11-day-old daughter died of a methamphetamine overdose.

Op-Ed: Trump claims he is ready for a 'massive' renegotiation of NAFTA

In an interview with the Economist, US president Donald Trump said that as soon as his trade czar is approved by the Senate he will start a major renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Act NAFTA.

Air Canada leaves 15-year-old boy stranded at airport overnight

Toronto - After a connecting flight was missed due to an earlier delay, Air Canada left a 15-year-old boy travelling alone stranded at the airport in Toronto for what could have been 48 hours. Air Canada offered no food or accommodation to the teen.

UN aviation agency seeks public input on drone tracking

Montr - The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) on Wednesday asked the public for feedback on a proposal to track drones in real-time around the world to avoid collisions with jetliners.

Review: Karl Wolf charms on 'Wherever You Go' single and music video Special

Canadian music superstar Karl Wolf released his new music video for his single "Wherever You Go," and it is quite refreshing.

Short-term use of ibuprofen raises heart health concerns

A new Canadian study suggests the use of ibuprofen, and other common non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID), increases the risk of a person suffering from a heart attack. The risk is greatest during the first week of use.

Canada floods force thousands from their homes

Montr - Floods in Canada have forced the evacuation of more than 2,000 people from their homes and into emergency centers, officials said on Tuesday.

Op-Ed: Should Amazon drop Breitbart? Yes, for market reasons, too

Washington - The much-touted idea of Amazon dropping Breitbart, as may be expected, is pretty much based on market perceptions in the media. The practical business values, however, may be more accurate long term values as a basis for assessment.

Canada flood damage worsens but heavy rains subsiding

Montr - The toll from severe flooding in eastern Canada worsened Monday with thousands of people affected and schools closed, but authorities were optimistic that rising water levels would soon crest.

Canada's youngest multiple murderer now completely free

Medicine Hat - An Alberta judge has ruled the woman, who killed her parents and younger brother when she was 12-years-old, has completed her sentence and is now not subject to any conditions. The brutal killer is the youngest multiple murderer in Canadian history.

More troops deployed as Canada braces for worse flooding

Ottawa - With heavy rains persisting and waters still rising over much of waterlogged eastern Canada, the nation's military on Sunday tripled the number of troops urgently working to evacuate thousands of residents.

Canada Food Inspection Agency recalls Aunt Jemima nationally

Pinnacle Foods Canada Corporation is recalling Aunt Jemima Frozen Waffles & Frozen French Toast Slices from the marketplace due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. The recall was prompted by an FDA recall in the U.S. and Mexico.

Op-Ed: Trudeau needs to change NAFTA to protect Canadian water

Maude Barlow, National Chair of the Council of Canadians, criticizes Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau for avoiding any confrontation with US President Trump on the issue of water and NAFTA.

Hydro and wind power provide two-thirds of Canada's electricity

In a report released Tuesday, Canada's National Energy Board (NEB) announced that two-thirds of the country's electricity now comes from renewable energy sources.

'Oh Nuts' — Hormel stops selling Skippy Peanut Butter in Canada

Last week, it was learned that Dad's chocolate chip cookies had been discontinued in Canada. Now, it's been learned that Skippy peanut butter, both the chunky and smooth version, will no longer be available in Canada.
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