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Zapping food to determine fat content

Guelph - Canadian scientists have developed a novel method to study the structure of edible fats, with help from the U.S. Department of Energy. The aim to see where ‘unhealthy’ fats and be replaced with ‘healthy’ types.

Dispute in Canadian court over raw milk

Toronto - In Canada a group of farmers are locked in a legal dispute with officials over the right to produce and sell raw (unpasteurized) milk.

Trump implies if you don't like government okay not to pay taxes

In Monday night's presidential debate Donald Trump seemed to admit that he does not pay federal income tax and stated the reason he doesn't is because he does not like how the U.S. government spends tax dollars. It's not the first time he's said that.

Shomi, a video streaming service, to shut down as of Nov. 30

Shomi, a video streaming service that was launched in 2014 in Canada and was offered as an alternative to Netflix, is shutting down in November.

Op-Ed: Donald Trump loses debate, beaten badly by Clinton and himself

There's no standard that exists upon our beloved planet, or none that contains the notion of reason, to apply by which Donald Trump won the first presidential debate. But does poor debating skills mean he can't win the presidency?

Op-Ed: Trudeau to retain Harper's cuts to Canadian health care

Ottawa - Back in 2011, the Stephen Harper Conservative government announced, without agreement of the provinces, that funding of health care transfers would be reduced by $36 billion.

Canadian analyst argues a Trump win is good for Canadian economy

Matthew Barasch, Canadian equity strategist for RBC Capital Market, argues that if Donald Trump wins the presidency of the United States in November this would be a "net positive" for both the Canadian economy and Canadian stocks.

Canadian study — Pertussis vaccine only effective for three years

Researchers have found that the current Pertussis or whooping cough vaccine is highly effective for the first three years after it is administered, but its effectiveness starts to wane over the next few years, leaving little protection.

Houston shooting not terror related, gunman 'disgruntled' lawyer

Houston - A gunman at a strip mall in Houston wounded nine, one critically, and was shot dead by police early this morning. The city's mayor said the shooting was the work of 'disgruntled' lawyer and officials said it was not connected to terrorism.

Britain's Prince William and Kate visit Canada

Victoria - Britain's Prince William and his wife Kate arrived in British Columbia on Saturday for an eight-day trip during which they will view spectacular nature sites and meet with refugees and indigenous Americans.

Five shot dead in shooting in Burlington mall near Seattle

Washington State police say that five people were shot dead Friday night in Burlington, north of Seattle. The motive is unknown and the gunman remains at large and a massive manhunt is underway.

Man killed in L.A. home of George Stroumboulopoulos was a friend

Los Angeles - A body was found in the L.A. home of George Stroumboulopoulos on Friday and the Canadian media star said the dead man was a close friend. Stroumboulopoulos was back east when the man was killed but flew back to Los Angeles today.

Chinese baby is born with 15 fingers, 16 toes — but no thumbs

It's a condition that is rare but there is surgery to solve the problem of having extra digits. A baby in China has a lot of extra digits, 11 of them in fact, and yet neither of the infant's palms has a thumb.

Op-Ed: Donald Trump says he's still a birther but focusing on campaign

Remember that song by The Clash about indecision: 'Should I stay or should I go'? That seems to be the issue for Donald Trump when it comes to that whacky birther movement. Stay or go? In or out? Well, it seems the Donald remains all in.

China PM comes to Canada looking for extradition treaty

Ottawa - Chinese Premier Li Keqiang landed in Ottawa to meet with his Canadian counterpart Justin Trudeau and press for an extradition treaty.

Latest poll has Clinton back up on Trump nationally by 7 points

The polls in the U.S. presidential race have fluctuated this month but the latest, released today, Wednesday, September 21, has Hillary Clinton back up nationally by a healthy margin. She's also retaken the lead in Florida.

Vibrator company in hot water over data sharing

A smart vibrator is set to be the subject of a new court case. A woman has brought a law suit against the manufacturer of a sex toy, claiming that the company has stolen personal data without her consent.

Op-Ed: Trump Jr. reveals real reason Dad won't release tax returns

Every major-party nominee for the U.S. presidency since 1973 has released their tax returns so the fact Donald Trump refuses to release his has become a campaign talking point. Trump's son recently brought it back into play.

Canada schools evacuated over unsubstantiated bomb threats

Montr - Some 60 schools and universities in eastern Canada were evacuated Wednesday over a series of bomb threats, including one received by police, that appeared to have been bogus.

RNC Chairman Reince Priebus threatens Cruz, Kasich with reprisal

It looks like the chairman of the Republican National Committee, Reince Priebus, seeks to pull his party together with a firm hand. Priebus has threatened members of the GOP who did not get on board and support Donald Trump, two in particular.
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