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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.

Op-Ed: Canada and U.S. oppose resolution against glorifying Nazism

New York - Last Friday, Canada along with the U.S. opposed a resolution that was meant to combat glorification of Nazism. The only other country to vote against the resolution was Ukraine.

Victims of 1960s Thalidomide seek Canadian justice (update) Special

Toronto - Over fifty years after the drug, Thalidomide, was prescribed as a morning sickness treatment for pregnant women, their surviving children are campaigning for financial support from Canada's federal government.

Op-Ed: Holiday happenings in Toronto

Toronto - The holiday season is a time to reflect upon another year soon to be behind us, spend time with family and friends, and also a great time of year to bundle up and enjoy all that the city of Toronto has to offer.

Toronto bidder cancels plans to buy Atlantic City casino

Toronto - A Canadian investment firm appears to have has backed away from plans to buy a bankrupt Atlantic City, N.J., casino even though its indecision could cost $10 million.

Where was the first Thanksgiving celebrated?

Thanksgiving is almost here, and depending on where in America or Canada you happen to reside, you can lay claim to the first Thanksgiving being celebrated where you live. But that brings up a question, where was the feast held the first time?

Second City joins forces with Toronto Symphony in upcoming show Special

Toronto - Two of Toronto's most iconic, enduring cultural institutions are teaming up in a new musical comedy show at the end of the month, and audience members at the Second City Mainstage received a preview of several of its sketches last night.

U.S. Senate rejects Keystone pipeline in close vote

Washington - The U.S. Senate on Tuesday narrowly rejected a bill that would have approved construction of the Keystone XL pipeline to bring crude oil to Gulf coast refineries from Canada's controversial tar sands.

Armin van Buuren to tour North America and Canada in December

Electronic dance music fans in North America and Canada are in for a real treat in December. Armin van Buuren will be touring in the area.

Lost languages leave a mark on the brain

Washington - Babies adopted across international borders may not remember the language they heard in their first days, but the words leave a lasting mark on their minds, scientists said Monday.

Ontario family says chemo for aboriginal child ‘uncalled for’

Ontario - An Ontario family of an aboriginal child who is the center of attention about whether she should be isolated from her family and given chemotherapy treatment states the box was "uncalled for" and that they would not ever hurt a child's well-being.

Canadian charged over 1980 Paris synagogue bombing

Paris - A Canadian academic was charged on Saturday over the deadly 1980 bombing of a Paris synagogue after losing his six-year legal battle against extradition over the notorious attack.

Canadian charged over 1980 synagogue bombing in Paris

Paris - A Canadian academic was charged in Paris on Saturday over the deadly 1980 bombing of a Paris synagogue, his lawyer said.

Murray Grovum on why Calgary is one of the hottest up-and-coming cities in the world right now Commissioned

Calgary - The Canadian Prairies have been historically known largely for flat land and long, cold winters. However, Calgary, located in south central Alberta, is currently one of the world's hottest buzz-worthy cities.

Canadian authorities investigating man who posed as a soldier

Ottawa - A man who took to Canadian television this week purporting to be a decorated war hero is rather a fraud and impostor, the Department of National Defence has confirmed.

Canada to extradite accused Paris bomber to France  

Ottawa - Canada's top court refused Thursday to hear a university professor's final plea to halt his extradition to France, effectively ensuring he will face trial for the 1980 bombing of a Paris synagogue.
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Ice of Minnekhada Regional Park  Port Coquitlam  BC  Canada.
Ice of Minnekhada Regional Park, Port Coquitlam, BC, Canada.
The Centre Street Bridge leads into downtown Calgary  Alberta  Canada
The Centre Street Bridge leads into downtown Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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A peacock struts along a pathway at the Calgary Zoo. This image is part of a photo album that honors...
A peacock struts along a pathway at the Calgary Zoo. This image is part of a photo album that honors the Calgary Zoo animals and was taken before the devastating June 2013 flood in Calgary, Alberta.
One of many lights displays at Trout Lake  Lantern Festival  Vancouver.
One of many lights displays at Trout Lake, Lantern Festival, Vancouver.
Thousands of Canadians ascended on the National War Memorial in Ottawa today to commemorate the vete...
Thousands of Canadians ascended on the National War Memorial in Ottawa today to commemorate the veterans of Vimy Ridge. This was the 93rd anniversary of the pivotal Battle of Vimy Ridge, but this years Ceremony was much higher key than previous years because of the death of Canada’s last World War One Veteran John Babcock. Mr Babcock died at age 109 this past February. In attendance was Canada’s Governor General and Prime Minister Stephen Harper who took some time to greet some of the war ve
The Changing of the Guard ceremony is held each morning at 10 AM  late June to late August  in front...
The Changing of the Guard ceremony is held each morning at 10 AM, late June to late August, in front of the Centre Block of Parliament Hill in Ottawa.
Agassiz Tulip Festival  Agassiz  BC  Canada.
Agassiz Tulip Festival, Agassiz, BC, Canada.
Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper speaks at a media event in Toronto.
Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper speaks at a media event in Toronto.
Flamenco dancers during 7th Annual Jondo Flamenco Festival  Vancouver.
Flamenco dancers during 7th Annual Jondo Flamenco Festival, Vancouver.
Downtown Ottawa skyline seen from the Ottawa River.
Downtown Ottawa skyline seen from the Ottawa River.
Wishbone Ash s Muddy Manninen (guitar)  Andy Powell (lead guitar)  and Joe Crabtree (drums)   Argus ...
Wishbone Ash's Muddy Manninen (guitar), Andy Powell (lead guitar), and Joe Crabtree (drums), "Argus" concert, Vancouver, Canada.
Electric bike for affordable price (less than $Can 2 000) on show during The 2nd Vancouver Bike Show...
Electric bike for affordable price (less than $Can 2,000) on show during The 2nd Vancouver Bike Show, VCC, Vancouver.
Canada s Horseshoe Falls is the largest of the three waterfalls that make up Niagara Falls.
Canada's Horseshoe Falls is the largest of the three waterfalls that make up Niagara Falls.
Somali artists entertain a festive crowd that turned out to welcome H.E. Fawzia Adan in Toronto.
Somali artists entertain a festive crowd that turned out to welcome H.E. Fawzia Adan in Toronto.
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Mount Robson and the Robson Glacier as seen from the Snowbird Pass route. Mount Robson Provincial Pa...
Mount Robson and the Robson Glacier as seen from the Snowbird Pass route. Mount Robson Provincial Park, British Columbia, Canada.
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Snow on Mount Seymour  North Vancouver  Canada.
Snow on Mount Seymour, North Vancouver, Canada.
Weekend camping on boulder beach  Stave Lake  BC.
Weekend camping on boulder beach, Stave Lake, BC.
Yoga workshop  Surrey  BC  Canada.
Yoga workshop, Surrey, BC, Canada.
St. Patrick s Day parade in downtown Vancouver.
St. Patrick's Day parade in downtown Vancouver.