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New microsite for cancer research breakthroughs

Toronto - The Canadian Cancer Society has developed a new microsite to allow for the reporting of cancer and associated health topics. One aim of the site is to assist journalists covering cancer research topics.

Yeast found in guts of babies increases asthma risk

A study performed in Ecuador has shown a yeast in the gut of new babies to be a strong predictor that the babies will go on to develop asthma.

RCMP aids refugees after harrowing escape from U.S. border patrol

Winnipeg - Eight asylum seekers, including four children, made a harrowing crossing from the United States into Canada on Friday, barely escaping from pursuing U.S. border patrol agents into the custody of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.

Edging towards printable solar cells

Toronto - Imagine being able to print out your own solar cells? Or popping to a store and having solar panels fashioned to your specification within minutes? These processes are becoming close to reality.

Op-Ed: For 3rd consecutive day U.S. and Canada stock indices set records

There may be mayhem in the political news market with Trump facing all sorts of criticism about some of his administration members' relationship with Russia. There are also constant complaints about the uncertainty of his policies.

RCMP seeking suspect in Internet romance scam

Coquitlam - The Coquitlam detachment of the RCMP used Valentine’s Day to issue a warning about a man wanted for running an Internet romance scam. The Mounties are asking for the public's help to find the man who defrauded at least four women in the Vancouver area.

U.S. and Canadian stock indices reach new record highs

The Toronto stock market rose again today after setting records on Friday. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau met with U.S. president Donald Trump. They both vowed to strengthen economic ties.

School Board in Windsor cancels field trips to the United States

Windsor - The Greater Essex County District School Board in Windsor, Ontario, Canada has decided to cancel all student trips to the United States for the rest of February.

Asylum seekers fleeing US for Canada brave snow, extreme cold

Emerson - Farhan Ahmed hoped to find refuge in the United States after fleeing death threats in Somalia, but fear over a US crackdown on immigration sent him on another perilous journey -- to Canada.

Board grants absolute freedom to man who beheaded bus passenger

Winnipeg - A man who was found not criminally responsible (NCR) after he decapitated and cannibalized a fellow passenger on a Greyhound bus in 2008 has been granted his complete freedom. Not everyone is happy with the decision.

Op-Ed: Toronto Stock Exchange reaches record high as do U.S. markets

While media reports are all about the problems and protests generated by U.S. President's Donald Trump policies stock markets at the end of the week continue what many call the Trump rally.

Op-Ed: Liberal bill that would negatively impact pensions 'frozen'

Ottawa - Bill C-27 An Act to amend the Pension Benefits Standards Act, 1985 was introduced into the Canadian House of Commons on October 19th last year.

Thanks to immigrants, Canada sees biggest G7 population jump

Montr - Thanks to a large influx of immigrants, Canada had the largest population growth of all Group of Seven countries over the past five years, government statistics showed Wednesday.

Report: High number of sex assaults in Canada marked 'unfounded'

Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale called on police services across the country to review sexual assault cases. The Minister’s statement comes after the Globe and Mail reported a high number of sexual assault complaints were marked as “unfounded."

Refugee numbers increase at border crossing in Manitoba

Emerson - Over last weekend almost two dozen refugees walked over the border from the U.S. into Canada. Officials in the municipality of Emerson-Franklin directly south of Winnipeg worry about dealing with the rising numbers as they seem to be increasing.

Op-Ed: Trump rally pauses amid signs that problems might lie ahead

The U.S. markets have pulled back slightly today from the renewed Trump surge on Friday. However, the political furor over Trump moves such as his travel ban seem to be offset by positive expectations of Trump policies with respect to business.

Op-Ed: Cannabis oil and Huntington’s Disease: Yes, it works Special

Ottawa - I had to check it out. A young lady on Facebook stood up, smiled and walked. It was a major achievement for Erin Wade, who has Huntington’s Disease. She’d just had some cannabis oil. Nobody’s even too sure why it works, but it does.

Canada: Recall of one type of Loblaw baby food nationwide

Loblaw Companies Ltd is recalling one specific lot code of PC Organics brand Apple, Blueberry & Green Pea strained baby food from the marketplace because of possible contamination with Clostridium botulinum.

Ontario to help critically ill kids affected by Trump travel ban

Toronto - Ontario Health Minister Dr. Eric Hoskins announced the province is working to bring extremely ill children to the province. These children were scheduled to receive life-saving treatment in the U.S. but are now barred from entry due to the travel ban.

Funeral held for Quebec City mosque shooting victims

Montr - Prime Minister Justin Trudeau joined fellow Canadians Thursday to mourn three of six men killed in a mosque shooting, seeking to pull together a nation shaken by the hate crime.
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