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Review: Drama brings demetia to another place in new Toronto production Special

Toronto - “When I add up the balance sheet of my life,” says Juliana (Tamsin Kelsey), a seemingly confident neurologist, in “The Other Place”, “the numbers say I'm happy.” But things are never as they look in this fresh depiction of mental illness.

Op-Ed: Hillary Clinton, U.S. should stop giving orders to Canada

Winnipeg - Former United States Secretary of State and possible 2016 presidential candidate Hillary Clinton told an audience at the Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce that Canada and the rest of the globe must defeat the "ideology of hate" and terrorism propaganda.

Canada's Baird denounces ICC war crimes probe of Israel

Jerusalem - Canada's top diplomat denounced Sunday the International Criminal Court for opening a preliminary probe into possible war crimes by Israel, which counts on his country as one of its staunchest allies.

Five Canadians killed in Syria fighting with IS

Ottawa - Five Canadians have died fighting alongside Islamic State militants in Syria, including a man who called for lone wolf attacks in Canada, local media reported.

CBC raising the bar with Schitt's Creek Special

Toronto - Second City/SCTV alumni Eugene Levy and Catherine O’Hara have teamed up once again for the CBC television series, Schitt’s Creek.

Canada arrests two brothers on terrorism charges

Ottawa - Canadian police arrested two brothers on terrorism-related charges, less than three months after the country suffered two Islamist-related attacks -- one of them on the nation's parliament.

New program links university and elementary school students Special

In Canada a leading university is working with a local school board whereby university students will mentor school pupils across a range of subjects with the aim of promoting healthy living.

Cirque du Soleil announces second project in Mexico

Puerto Vallarta - Grupo Vidanta, the largest and most luxurious group of resort properties in Mexico, celebrated its 40th anniversary last year and 2015 is shaping up to be another grand year of expansion, especially at the Nuevo Vallarta location.

Protesters across Americas rally behind 'I am Charlie'

Washington - Hundreds in Washington, New York and Canada rallied Wednesday night in the frigid cold proclaiming "I am Charlie" in solidarity with those killed in a deadly attack on French magazine Charlie Hebdo.

Canadian who killed eight spared two infants

Montreal - A Canadian who murdered eight people including his wife spared two infants during his deadly rampage, police said, while reports emerged that he had previously threatened his family.

Eight killed in 'senseless mass murder' in Canada

Edmonton - Police investigated the "senseless mass murder" of six adults and two children in western Canada who were apparently slain by a depressed man who then killed himself.

Photo essay: Christmas lights at Capilano Suspension Bridge Special

North Vancouver - Every season of the year, crowds of visitors come to visit Capilano Suspension Bridge in North Vancouver. But visiting this, one of the city's top attractions, during the Christmas season has its own taste and charm, incomparable to any one in the region.

The St. Lawrence Market: One of Toronto's Gems

Toronto - Great cities have great food halls and Toronto is no exception to this rule. With 211 years of history, Canada's most compelling food hall never fails to surprise.

Ex-porn actor in Canada found guilty in Chinese student's murder

Montreal - A jury in Montreal found a one-time porn actor guilty Tuesday in the murder of a Chinese engineering student with a screwdriver before sexually abusing him and dismembering his corpse.

U.S. officers shoot Canadian man on border bridge

Washington - U.S. officers shot and wounded a Canadian man as he crossed a border bridge into the United States while waving a handgun, officials said.

Review: 'Harry Potter' stage parody makes glorious return to Toronto Special

Toronto - I've missed several chances to see “Potted Potter”; besides its previous Toronto run in 2012, the world-touring revue has been in London and New York at times when I happened to be in those cities. Despite the new cast, it was worth the wait.

Polar bear collars, tranquilizers don't do lasting harm: Study

Polar bears don't suffer any long-term harm when they are shot with tranquilizer darts, briefly handled, and fitted with radio collars, even if the bear is captured up to 10 times, according to a new study conducted by the U.S. Geological Survey.

Windsor startup brings wearable data-tracking to your earlobes

According to Forrester Research's 'Five Urgent Truths About Wearables', 2015 is shaping up to be a big year for wearable devices.

Mylan Relay for Hope to help Canadian AIDS society Special

Toronto - At the 7th annual World AIDS Day Gala held in Ottawa, the Canadian AIDS Society and Mylan Canada put forward plans for an event called the Mylan Relay for Hope. This is a cross-Canada run in support of people living with or at risk of HIV/AIDS.

Review: The Tragically Hip's third album re-released as a two-CD set

Fully Completely was a major success for the Canadian rockers back in 1992, and now a new-and-improved version seeks to enhance the overall listening experience. Digital Journal gave it a listen.

Climate solutions exist in Canada Special

Toronto - Canada can collectively meet its international climate change commitment. This is through using readily available made-in-Canada solutions, according to a new report.

Rally demands the federal government support refugee claimants Special

Edmonton - December 10 was International Human Rights Day, which was chosen by several organizations to hold a rally to call for Canada's federal government to support refugee claimants.

Poet Shane Koyczan releases new video 'Heaven, or Whatever'

Canadian poet Shane Koyczan treated his fans to a new video-poem today with his latest YouTube upload. 'Heaven, or Whatever' also stars Vancouver poet R.C. Weslowski.

Tiny kitten rescued from highway after being thrown from a car

Toronto - Driving South on Highway 427 in Toronto on Wednesday afternoon, Mandi Howard saw something being thrown out of a window. At first, she thought it was a fast-food coffee cup. Until she got closer.

Report: Canadian healthcare needs stronger leadership

Toronto - A new report from Accreditation Canada titled "Building a stronger health system through leadership" argues that "Health care leaders must work together to strengthen the Canadian health care system and bridge the leadership gap."

Canadian, Indonesian on trial over Jakarta school sex abuse

Jakarta - A Canadian and an Indonesian teaching assistant went on trial on Tuesday accused of sexually assaulting children at a prestigious Jakarta school, the most high-profile court cases so far in a long-running affair.

Review: Second City/Toronto Symphony show mixes music, comedy into gold Special

Toronto - Classical music and madcap comedy may sound like a strange mix, but they do have a longstanding relationship with each other. Remember those great Bugs Bunny cartoons that introduced you to Rossini, Wagner and Strauss? Remember Victor Borge?

IPA hands 'Birdman' 10 nods; Canada lands with 'Mommy'

The International Press Academy (IPA) has given "Birdman" 10 nominations which were announced today as award season is kicking into gear. These are known as The Satellite Awards.

Leighton Hay, wrongfully convicted of 2002 murder, walks free

Mississauga - After more than 12 years of incarceration in the psychiatric unit of a maximum security prison in Canada, Leighton Hay, wrongfully convicted of a 2002 murder, became a free man on Friday. It's taking a while for his new-found freedom to set in.

Why Canadian homeopaths can sell unproven vaccine alternatives

An investigation by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation show Marketplace reveals some alternative health practitioners are offering unproven vaccine "alternatives" to parents. Also, they are downplaying the danger of ailments such as measles.
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Agassiz Tulip Festival, Agassiz, BC, Canada.
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Endangered African penguin (Spheniscus demersus) at Toronto Zoo
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Spotted Lake, near Osoyoos, BC, Canada.
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Idle No More Round Dance at Parliament Hill
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Beaver (Castor canadensis) harvesting bark in the Lower Don River
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Typical TV screen shot for The Weather Network for Vancouver, Canada.
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Toronto received Spring-like weather on Saturday and it prompted Torontonians from across the city to enjoy the weather, especially at the city's Harborfront.
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A Bald Eagle rests on a tree branch at the Calgary Zoo.
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Endangered African penguin (Spheniscus demersus) at Toronto Zoo
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This is the view at sunset from our B&B.
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1972 Team Canada honoured at the opening ceremony of this year's Canada's Walk of Fame in Toronto.