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Early Alzheimer's detection: White matter brain damage found

A study from researchers in Italy using a new MRI technique, found damage to the brain's white matter in Alzheimer's. It had been believed there was only damage to the brain's grey matter in dementia and the findings are considered significant.

Canadian opens miniature bar for local birds

In Canada a bird enthusiast has designed and built a miniature bar, complete with TV and Coke machine, offering refreshments to local avians.

Sounding out Mars: NASA starts trials for next lander mission

Pasadena - Trials have now started on NASA’s next piece of Mars wizardry, a stationary lander scheduled to head off to the Red Planet, March 2016.

Ontario passes 'making healthier choices' act

Toronto - The Ontario Lung Association has welcomed the decision taken by the provincial government is agreeing to the passage of Bill 45 - "Making Healthier Choices Act."

Op-Ed: Driverless trucks from Mexico to Manitoba: What could go wrong?

Brownsville - Hot on the wheels of Google's second generation of driverless cars, industry heads plan to send driverless big rigs on the road on a planned route from Mexico to Manitoba.

Maui's dolphin of New Zealand nearly extinct, humans at fault

The world's smallest dolphin, the Maui's dolphin, is on the verge of extinction. Some analysts now put the number of surviving Maui's dolphins at under 50, with only 10 of those mature females.

Live chicks at Alberta hatchery linked to Salmonella outbreak

The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) is investigating an outbreak of Salmonella infections that has been linked to live chicks at an Alberta hatchery. A total of 34 people were sickened in three provinces between April 5 and May 12.

Aga Khan Park - Toronto's newest cultural hub opens to the public Special

Toronto - Three unique projects in the heart of Toronto came to its completion Monday afternoon with opening of The Aga Khan Park by Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne and His Highness The Aga Khan.

Teen hacker admits swatting female gamers who turned him down

Coquitlam - A teen hacker from British Columbia has pleaded guilty to 23 charges of public mischief, extortion, criminal harassment and making false police reports. His targets were usually young female gamers.

Ronda Rousey takes a shot at Floyd Mayweather — and lands it

Ronda Rousey is making huge strides in the sporting world, increasing her stature, her earnings potential and her place in the world of mixed martial arts. Rousey is also becoming a good quote.

Photo Essay: Native art at Totem Bight Park, Ketchikan, Alaska Special

Ketchikan - Ketchikan has the world's largest collection of totem poles. These imposing sculptures can be seen throughout the city and at several locations nearby. Totem Bight State Park contains 15 large totem poles and a replica of a traditional clan house.

Premier Rachel Notley and cabinet sworn in while thousands watch Special

Edmonton - Thousands of people packed the grounds of the Alberta Legislature to see Premier Rachel Notley and her cabinet be sworn in as the new government of Alberta.

65-year-old German woman births 4 babies, premature but alive

A 65-year-old German woman gave birth to four babies on Tuesday in Berlin but it didn't go as hoped. The quadruplets all survived but were born premature at 26 weeks. The newborns now make Annegret Raunigk a mother of 17.

Op-Ed: Canadian Museum to dismantle Winnipeg General Strike Exhibit

Winnipeg - A room in the Canadian Museum of History was modelled on the meeting room of the James Street Labour Temple in Winnipeg where workers met for discussions that led to the 1919 Winnipeg General Strike.

Woman runs over husband because he didn't vote, gets 3.5 years

An angry Arizona woman was sentenced Thursday for a crime committed in the days following the 2012 U.S. presidential election. What did she do? She ran her husband over in an SUV because he hadn't bothered to vote.

Elephant grabs B.C. man's GoPro, snaps adorable 'elphie'

Vancouver - An enterprising elephant grabbed a Vancouver tourist's GoPro camera and snapped an "elphie" with the student. It was definitely a once-in-a-lifetime photo opportunity for Christian LeBlanc, a University of British Columbia student.

Tools 3.3. million years old found in Kenya, oldest on record

A discovery of 3.3-million-year-old crude stone tools in Kenya has archeologists rethinking humankind's past. Hominids (that would be us) were thought to have invented tools 2.6 million years ago so the find raises the stature of an earlier relative.

Ten nabbed in Canada's fight against radicalized youth

Montr - With a combination of new anti-terror measures and appeals to parents, Canada is striving to keep its youths from joining Islamist extremist groups and leaving to fight in Syria.Last weekend, the drive seemed to pay off.

Prosecutor: U.S. Border Agent justified in shooting Canadian man

A Whatcom Country prosecutor ruled Tuesday that the March 19th shooting death of a Canadian man illegally entering the U.S. was justified. The man sprayed the agent with bear spray and refused to stop advancing on him, the prosecutor found.

Op-Ed: Vancouver — ‘Lotus land’ where the mountains meet the sea Special

Vancouver - Vancouver, a metropolis or gorgeous scenery, is not only one of the world’s most livable cities, it is also a favourite destination for visitors from all over the world, and a magnet for international meetings and conventions.
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