Canadian foil fencers miss Rio qualification due to tiebreaker

The Canadian men's foil fencing team of Maximilien Van Haaster, Etienne Lalonde-Turbide, Anthony Prymack and Eli Schenkel won't be heading to Rio. The team missed out on the final qualification spot on a tiebreaker decision to the host nation Brazil by the narrowest of margins at a World Cup

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  • Twin brothers identified as victims of an after hours accident at Calgary bobsled track

    Jordan and Evan Caldwell, who were 17, were killed and six other male teens were injured while using a personal sled/toboggan to go down the bobsled track at Canada Olympic Park and hit a large gate used to separate the luge and bobsled tracks. Life is precious, life is fragile, and we must redeem the time we're given," said Jason, Shauna and Katie Caldwell.

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  • Teen boy shot, killed at Mississauga lounge

    Officers from 21 Division of Peel Regional Police were called to the Habibi Lounge near Airport Road and Derry Road East shortly after 1 a.m. by reports of several men fighting in the parking lot — throwing and hitting each other with bottles.

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  • Drivers With No Tickets In 3 Years Must Read This

    If you drive less than 50 miles per day, there is a way to pay less for auto insurance that few people realize. Are you overpaying?

  • 4 things you should do if you're involved in a hit and run

    Hindsight is 20/20, but a police officer in St. John's is offering tips to ensure you won't regret doing the right thing after being involved in a crash. Geoff Higdon with the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary says it's understandable to look for the best in people, but warns if you're involved in a collision and the person involved doesn't appear to be truthful, there are things you can do to prevent being scammed.

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  • Ghomeshi trial could chill military efforts to combat sexual misconduct: expert

    A military law expert says fallout from the lurid spectacle of the Jian Ghomeshi trial could make the Canadian military's effort to stamp out sexual misconduct much harder. Retired colonel Michel Drapeau says the grilling that the alleged victims received in the witness box will almost certainly give pause to women thinking about stepping forward to report a crime, particularly those in uniform. One of Ghomeshi's accusers is former actress Lucy DeCoutere, who is also now a training and development officer in the Royal Canadian Air Force and based in Halifax.

    • The Canadian Press
  • Fire truck, police vehicle involved in separate Hwy. 401 crashes

    Shortly before 8 a.m., a westbound tanker truck with the South Glengarry Fire Department was responding to a collision when the driver lost control, said the Ontario Provincial Police. The truck rolled and the driver, a volunteer firefighter, was taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, police said.

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  • Fourth span of Saskatoon's Traffic Bridge taken out by explosives

    More of Saskatoon's iconic, yet derelict Traffic Bridge came down Sunday morning as crews used explosive charges to collapse another portion of the bridge, leaving one span left to be taken out later this year. It was a partial demolition, similar to the one last month, but one that used a modified method.

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  • Drivers With No Tickets In 3 Years Must Read This

    United States drivers are surprised that they never knew this. If you drive less than 50 mi/day, you better read this...

  • A working-class revolt threatens America's political order: the N.H. primary

    Two storeys below the hall where Democrats Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders last debated, there's a museum display chronicling the de-industrialization of Derry, N.H. It shows machines from old shoe factories that have disappeared, supporting jobs that have disappeared, held by people now disappearing: well-paid, low-skilled American workers. Gone," Rick Holmes said, gesturing at the street.

    • The Canadian Press
  • Pemberton RCMP looking for truck that hit pedestrian, then drove off with them

    Pemberton RCMP say they are looking for a white, late model Chevrolet truck that allegedly hit a pedestrian on Highway 99 and then drove off with the victim.

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  • New Montreal Metro train finally in service

    Montreal Metro passengers had the chance this morning to do something they have never done before: board a subway car that looks different. As a sleek grey train pulled into the Henri-Bourassa station a little after 10 a.m., it marked the first time the public has had a chance to ride the new AZUR trains. Montreal Mayor Denis Coderre and a number of other dignitaries were among those waiting anxiously for the new train on the Henri-Bourassa platform.

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  • Death of 67-year-old South Dundas man suspicious, say OPP

    Ontario Provincial Police are investigating the suspicious death of a 67-year-old South Dundas man. Around 10:40 p.m., officers with the Stormont, Dundas and South Glengarry detachment were called to a home on Chess Road near the town of Iroquois. Doiron said he couldn't say more about why the death is considered suspicious, who called police or who else may have been living at the home because the investigation is ongoing and in its early stages.

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  • Americans Turn to a Better Solution for Protection

    The Military has recently released technology that is now available to the public. Get yours before they run out - Limited Supply!

  • Sylvia Consuelo, young mother of three, sexually assaulted and killed on January 30th

    Sat, Feb 6: Police say Consuelo suffering from drug addiction and had turned to a life in the sex trade. Peter Kim reports.

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  • Mass duck death caused by 'junk food' and 'human impact'

    About 20 ducks died at a city park in Windsor, Ont. after eating garbage and junk food brought to the area by visitors, according to naturalists who've studied the mass death late last year. The bodies of the ducks were found in late September at the Captain John Wilson Park, where residents say they have seen people regularly dumping garbage near the pond. It was an odd finding considering the ample amount of natural food in the area, according to Tom Preney, a naturalist at the City of Windsor's Ojibway Nature Centre.

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  • Farmed Atlantic Salmon make Seafood Watch's 'avoid' list

    The Seafood Watch program is a research initiative organized by the Monterey Bay Aquarium in California. Cooke Aquaculture, a company that raises salmon in ocean pens in both Atlantic Canada and Maine, doesn't see the ratings it received as negative. Halse said while their Atlantic Canadian Salmon are still in the "avoid" category, the company's farmed salmon in Maine is now considered a good alternative for consumers.

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  • Bell from HMCS St. John's ringing in city council chambers

    The City of St. John's has added a little pageantry to the start of its weekly council meetings, thanks to a special bell from a vessel that bears its name. 

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  • Banks Are Worried Homeowners Will Do This.

    Homeowners are surprised and furious. If you owe less than $625,000 on your home, you better read this.

  • Quebec daycares hold province-wide protests

    Protests across the province were held today to denounce the Quebec government's plan to cut $120 million from publicly-subsidized child-care centres. Anne Loiselle says cuts will directly impact the care her son receives in daycare. The Association Québécoise des Centres de la Petite Enfance (AQCPE), the association representing non-profit, publicly-funded daycares, launched a campaign in January to counter the looming budget cuts.

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  • Ottawa man faces 15 charges in Donald St. vehicle thefts

    An Ottawa man has been charged with multiple crimes that allegedly occurred the same day thefts from an underground parking garage left residents of two apartment complexes shaken and seeking answers. In late 2015, a group of residents at 1240 and 1244 Donald St. told CBC Ottawa nearly two dozen of their vehicles had been broken into and vandalized late Dec. 2 and early Dec. 3. On Sunday, the Ottawa Police Service said they had laid charges against a 41-year-old man in connection with events at two underground parking garages in the 1200 block of Donald Street on Dec. 3.

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  • Regina mayor asking for $35M in federal infrastructure funding

    Fougere joined 20 other mayors who sat down with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau late last week. The group discussed many topics, including climate change and Syrian refugee resettlement. Top of the list was Trudeau's election promise for a major infrastructure program, and how the cities fit into the plan. Fougere said he's encouraged after the meeting with Trudeau, and says Ottawa has a new relationship with cities.

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  • Regina's weather, traffic and gas prices for Sunday

    - High of 0 C today. A few flurries ending this morning, according to Environment Canada.

    • CBC
  • $200 Military Flashlight Surplus Dumped

    Highly anticipated LumiTact G700 Tactical Flashlight Overrun - Now available to civilian population

  • Trauma prompts the brain to focus on survival, not 'peripheral details'

    Where were you, on the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, when you learned that a passenger jet had slammed into the North Tower of the World Trade Center? Strongly negative or traumatic experiences are processed and encoded through a distinct neural pathway that filters out "peripheral details," says University of Waterloo cognitive psychologist Myra Fernandes.

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  • Funeral held for Adam Wood, victim of La Loche shooting

    Sat, Feb 6: A funeral was held on Saturday for Adam Wood, the teacher killed in the La Loche, Saskatchewan shooting.

    • Global News
  • N. Korea praises rocket; others view as covert missile test

    For North Korea's propaganda machine, the long-range rocket launch Sunday carved a glorious trail of "fascinating vapour" through the clear blue sky. The U.N. Security Council responded at an emergency meeting Sunday by issuing a statement strongly condemning the rocket launch and pledging to "expeditiously" adopt a new resolution with "significant" new sanctions. The rocket was launched from North Korea's west coast only two hours after an eight-day launch window opened Sunday morning, its path tracked separately by the United States, Japan and South Korea.

    • The Canadian Press
  • Century-old apartment block in Ville-Marie spared demolition, for now

    A plan to demolish a 19th-century apartment block in the borough of Ville-Marie has been temporarily put on hold following an outcry by residents of the neighbourhood. The apartment block, located on De Lorimier Avenue, was to be razed to make way for a residential tower that is twice as high as the current building. ​They are worried the taller residential tower will block views of the Jacques-Cartier Bridge and hurt property values.

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  • Banks "Outraged" by Brilliant Home Payoff Method

    Before you pay your next mortgage you should see this. Millions of homeowners are already amazed. If your bank knew you did this, they'd freak!

  • Lunar New Year: 5 dishes you'll want to eat

    Lunar New Year is like Christmas at the home of CBC Radio producer Elaine Chau. "Every New Year's Eve dinner, we cook all the dishes we love most to eat," Chau said. "This is a steamed rice cake made of glutinous rice flour, water, and brown sugar.

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  • Rio carnival goers tell Zika mosquito to buzz off

    A massive, fleshy crowd of semi-naked people might seem like the Zika-transmitting mosquito's paradise, but Rio Carnival goers Saturday said nothing -- not even an international health emergency -- can stop the party. The peak weekend of Rio de Janeiro's Carnival season got underway with an estimated one million people cramming into the city center for the Cordao da Bola Preta street party.

    • Agence France-Presse
  • New system to release census data faces uncertain future over delays

    Called the "new dissemination model," the project is designed to make it easier for visitors to the Statistics Canada website to organize, read and play with the data statistical agency collects, be it census or jobs data, or anything else the agency measures. It was all supposed to be ready in time for February 2017 when Statistics Canada releases its findings from this year's census. Statistics Canada and Shared Services Canada, the government's central information-technology department that is building the new system, said the project has been delayed, but couldn't say by how long or if it could still be completed on time.

    • The Canadian Press
  • Oregon police officer shot while serving warrant on suspect

    A police officer in Seaside, Oregon, was fatally shot as he was serving an arrest warrant Friday night, authorities said. Clatsop County District Attorney Josh Marquis on Saturday identified the officer as Seaside police Sgt. Jason Goodding, 39, who joined the police department in 2003. Authorities say the shooting happened Friday night in downtown Seaside as Goodding and another officer were attempting to arrest a man wanted on a warrant for felony assault.

    • The Canadian Press
  • How Older Men Tighten Their Skin

    Men, reduce the look of wrinkles, sagging skin and fine lines with this affordable and effective skin tightening treatment without leaving your home.

  • Black History Month: Remembering Canadian civil rights icon Viola Desmond

    Canadian civil rights icon Viola Desmond — would tell her if she were alive today. Viola would say: "I'm so proud of you and I love you very much. Robson, now 89 and living in North Sydney, N.S., has continued to keep her sister's legacy alive by speaking to students, doing media interviews and writing books about her family's experience after Desmond refused to leave the whites-only section of a theatre in New Glasgow, N.S., in November 1946.

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  • Quebec Anglican diocese looks to secure future through ethical investing

    There are a lot of empty pews in the Anglican Diocese of Quebec's churches, but the treasury is fuller than it has been in years. As shrewd investing is replacing weekly parishioner offerings as a main revenue source, the diocese is looking to ethical investment to build its portfolio in a socially responsible way that better reflects its values. In December, the diocese completed the process of selling off its $1.72 million in fossil fuel investments and the $525,000 it had invested in gold and copper mining.

    • The Canadian Press
  • Over 100 missing, 18 dead as strong quake rattles Taiwan

    Rescuers on Sunday found signs of live within the remains of a high-rise residential building that collapsed in a powerful, shallow earthquake in southern Taiwan that killed at least 18 people and injured hundreds. The emergency centre in Tainan, the worst-hit city, estimated that 132 people were still missing more than 24 hours after the magnitude-6.4 quake struck at dawn Saturday. Tainan Mayor Lai Ching-te said in TV interviews from the site of the building collapse that life detecting equipment had found signs of life from at least 29 trapped people.

    • The Canadian Press
  • Twitter users decry reported plan to prioritize tweets

    By Amy Tennery NEW YORK (Reuters) - The hashtag #RIPTwitter became the top trending U.S. item on Twitter on Saturday, after a report from BuzzFeed said the company is planning to change how it displays users’ tweets. The BuzzFeed report, which went live on Friday night and did not disclose the source of its information, said the social media platform will reorder tweets to prioritize those it believes more users will want to see. Currently, Twitter arranges tweets in chronological order.

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  • Ever Googled Someone? Do A "Deep Search" Instead

    Entering a Name and State on this site could reveal info you thought wasn't available. Have you searched yourself or someone you know yet?

  • Sidney Crosby surpasses 900-point mark in comeback win

    There was a lot of doubt surrounding Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby at the start of the 2015-16 campaign, but the 28-year-old is quietly proving his detractors wrong as the season rolls along. 

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  • Glovertown man hikes on soulful journey through Spain

    "It's a trail in northern Spain ... it's 800 kilometres long, and it's a trail that the pilgrims have done for centuries," said Riggs. Riggs said he first heard about the Camino trail while teaching in Nunavut in 2003.

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  • Government, oil industry reaching common ground on pipelines

    Alberta energy companies and the NDP government don't always see eye to eye, but they seem to agree on one thing - the province needs more pipelines to carry its most valuable commodity to global markets. A consistent problem facing the industry is that most of Alberta's oil — around two and a half million barrels per day — is sold to U.S. customers at prices well below that of global crude oil, resulting in billions of dollars in lost revenues every year, according to Natural Resources Canada. In September, Premier Rachel Notley told an audience at an Alberta Urban Municipalities Association convention that she wants at least one new "drama-free" pipeline built to carry Alberta's oil to world markets.

    • CBC
  • Riverview Unplugged café open for business

    Kristin O'Connor has opened a board game café franchise in the Chocolate River Station called Unplugged. "It's kind of a new thing in Canada the last sort of five years or so," said O'Connor. "You can play as many games as you want for however long as you want," said O'Connor.

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  • Military Mortgage Rates In 2016

    Rates as Low as 2.75% (3.028% APR) 15 Year Fixed. Exclusive For Veteran & Military Takes 1 Min!

  • Don Cherry shows off Newfoundland Regiment tribute jerseys

    During his Coach's Corner segment on Hockey Night In Canada Saturday, Don Cherry took a moment to show off the tribute jersey worn by the St. John's IceCaps this weekend in honour of the Royal Newfoundland Regiment.  

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  • Chef Tina Fineza's legacy in Vancouver's kitchens

    Vancouver chef Tina Fineza died January 7, 2016 after a long battle with breast cancer. Fineza consulted on Vancouver's first food truck and helped build menus for award-winning restaurants like Les Faux Bourgeois, Flying Tiger, and others. Fineza, who grew up in the Philippines, moved to Vancouver to study film, but her love for cooking took over and she ended up going to culinary school instead.

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  • Winnipeg woman creates ice garden in her own front yard in Crescentwood

    While regular gardens are sleeping under the earth and snow, Pat Palanuk's is sparkling in the sun in Winnipeg's Crescentwood neighbourhood.

    • CBC
  • China school sees monkey business in New Year

    Macaques in frilly dresses turn backflips and answer maths questions for crowds of screaming children at a Chinese monkey school, where trainers teach them to waltz and play rock drums. Shows featuring performing simians, popular in China and throughout Asia, are expecting a boost in the Lunar New Year of the monkey, which begins on Monday. "It's like a human school, but using monkeys," said Takeshi Soma, the Japanese "headmaster" of the facility, at a zoo in Dongying in the eastern province of Shandong.

    • Agence France-Presse
  • How To Make Sagging Skin Look Tight and Lifted

    [Watch] The easy and effective way consumers across the country are improving the look of their wrinkled and sagging skin without cosmetic procedures.

  • Romania asks UNESCO to protect planned open-cast goldmine site

    Romania has asked the UN cultural agency UNESCO to give world heritage list status to a village where a Canadian firm is battling to locate a controversial open-cast goldmine. The village of Rosia Montana and a radius of two kilometres (just over a mile) were last month declared a site of historical interest by Romania's culture ministry thereby granting it protection from mining activity. "Rosia Montana carries the imprint of a close interaction between man and environment, which has generated a cultural landscape that is among the richest and most spectacular," Alexandrescu said.

    • Agence France-Presse
  • Seniors' home where 3 died in fire not subject to provincial inspections

    The apartment building where three people died in a fire was not legislated under the Ontario Fire Code as a senior's home, despite being advertised as a "senior's lifestyle suite" and only being available to people aged 59 and over. "This is an apartment that houses individuals who are older than [59] so there is no provincial legal requirement for any municipal fire departments to conduct routine inspections at these types of occupancies. The fire marshal is investigating the cause of the fire and the condition of the five-storey building where it took place.

    • The Canadian Press
  • Fifth-Clegg pedestrian bridge could be built straighter — and sooner than 2020

    Federal and provincial representatives are joining a push by Ottawa's mayor and a local councillor to have a much-needed pedestrian bridge over the Rideau Canal built ahead of schedule — and possibly in time for Canada's 150th birthday. "It's a very important future link around active transportation, making sure that we connect Old Ottawa East and the Glebe," said Yasir Naqvi, the MPP for Ottawa Centre.

    • CBC
  • Halifax contaminated school site clean up needs $130K more, staff say

    The final clean up of an old oil spill at a former school off St. Margarets Bay Road requires more money and more time, Halifax staff say. "The school board had someone remediate the site. Several school board representatives could not be reached Saturday afternoon for comment.

    • CBC
  • People In Heavy Credit Card Debt May Not Know This

    If you owe more than $15,000, there is a way to pay off credit card debt that few people think of first. (It's not what you think!)

  • Young Manitoban voters quiz premier, NDP brass at trivia night

    Young voters got a chance to quiz Manitoba NDP representatives Saturday at "Beer and Politics: Trivia Night," a casual get together held at Garbonzo's Pizza Pub on the University of Winnipeg campus. ​Manitoba Premier Greg Selinger mixed and mingled with party supporters, taking the mic to read out questions to a room of people who scribbled down answers and downed pints of beer. It was also meant to help dispel misconceptions about some of the party representatives, according to Shafagh Daneshfar, co-chair of the Manitoba Young New Democrats.

    • CBC
  • Hammonds Plains starts construction of veterans monument

    Community volunteers and residents broke ground at Uplands Park in Hammonds Plains on Saturday for the area's new veterans monument. 

    • CBC
  • How missing council meetings could cost councillors in Georgetown

    A proposed bylaw could cost the Georgetown council members a portion of their honorarium if attendance at town council meetings is not above 80 per cent. If passed, the bylaw would see a percentage of the performance portion deducted from the $2,800 honorarium councillors receive if they miss meetings. Georgetown councillor Michael Gallant is chair of the standing committee of finance, he said the new bylaw would be an improvement if it passes.

    • CBC
  • 5 places to watch Super Bowl 50 in Regina

    If you haven't figured out what you're doing for Super Bowl 50 yet, we've got you covered. - This vodka and ale house is offering food and drink specials, plus the chance to win a 55" TV and other prizes. - Canadian Brewhouse is also offering the chance to win a giant flat screen TV — this one is 49".

    • CBC
  • Oil Price: Is a new replacement driving it down?

    A stunning breakthrough in chemical engineering has unleashed a massive supply of fuel that could hand the United States 100% energy independence.

  • Vancouver Vacant Homes

    Sat, Feb 6: It's one of the biggest criticisms facing Vancouver's housing market. Hundreds of homes, sitting vacant, purchased by buyers as an investment. In at least in one case, residents say squatters put their whole neighbourhood at risk -- when an abandoned home went up in flames. Julia Foy reports.

    • Global News
  • Beyonce releases new song day before Super Bowl appearance

    Another Beyonce surprise project has lit up social media and caused a frenzy of excitement a day before the superstar's planned Super Bowl performance. Beyonce released "Formation" on Saturday as a free download on her artist page for the streaming service, Tidal, which she co-owns with husband Jay Z, Rihanna and other artists.

    • The Canadian Press
  • Justine Dufour-Lapointe wins World Cup dual moguls in Deer Valley

    Canada's Justine Dufour-Lapointe won a World Cup moguls event in Deer Valley on Saturday, her second moguls triumph in three days at the Utah ski resort. Dufour-Lapointe defeated Kazakhstan's Yulia Galysheva in the final, 22-13. It was her third World Cup victory of the 2015-16 season and came just two days after she won the moguls event.

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  • P.E.I.'s trade mission to India nets new partnerships

    Premier Wade MacLauchlan and Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne led the trade mission of business, education and government representatives. UPEI has signed a memorandum of understanding with Uttaranchal University to co-ordinate engineering and science exchanges for faculty and research. The Island university also signed MOUs with Chitkara University and the Pubjab Agricultural University for exchanges of faculty, students, and research and programs, according to the release.

    • CBC
  • 10 Cards for People Who Have Great Credit

    What card offers up to 5% cash back? And which one offers 24/7 concierge service? See the best credit cards of 2016. Apply online, quickly & easily.

  • Fredericton high-speed chase leads to 2 arrests

    Fredericton Police Force have a man and a youth in custody facing charges following a high-speed chase and a lengthy pursuit early Sunday morning. Acting Sgt. Sean Clark said a Volkswagen Jetta that had been stolen Friday from a northside business was spotted on Regent Street at 1 a.m. Sunday. When a police officer attempted to stop the vehicle, it sped up Smythe Street, went through the roundabout and proceeded onto Highway 8.

    • CBC
  • Sea turtles with tumors fill Florida hospital

    A team of medical attendants turns it over, revealing an underbelly cluttered with tumors, some as big as golf balls. This endangered green sea turtle, about two years old and too young for the staff to know yet whether it is male or female, is infected with fibropapillomatosis, a potentially deadly disease caused by a type of herpes virus. As the population of green sea turtles rebounds in and around the Florida Keys, cases of fibropapillomatosis have exploded too, filling the corridors of the United States' oldest rescue and rehab facility, known simply as the Turtle Hospital.

    • Agence France-Presse
  • Inarritu scoops top DGA prize for 'The Revenant'

    Mexican filmmaker Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu's bid for Oscars glory was boosted Saturday as he took top prize at the Directors Guild of America honors -- seen as a bellwether for the Academy Awards. Inarritu was crowned best director for revenge and survival epic "The Revenant", three weeks ahead of the glittering culmination of Hollywood's annual awards season. The 52-year-old has already scooped the Golden Globe for best director for "The Revenant", about 19th century fur trapper Hugh Glass, played by another Oscar hopeful, Leonardo DiCaprio.

    • Agence France-Presse
  • Jets column: Ladd, Byfuglien and the end of the world

    Let's say astronomers see a giant meteor with their giant telescopes and let's say this giant meteor is headed for Earth. With uncertainty on approach, one figures this giant meteor would dominate our day-to-day conversations until, well … you know, it didn't anymore. Which brings us to the Winnipeg Jets off-season: February edition.

    • CBC
  • How Older Men Tighten Their Skin

    Men: Before you consider spending thousands on getting a cosmetic procedure to look younger, you should..

  • Winterus Maximus debuts at Edmonton's Flying Canoë Volant festival

    Somehow, some way, someone came up with a way to make Edmonton's Flying Canoë Volant even more whimsical this year. ​Saturday's Festival saw the debut of Winterus Maximus, a sport the creators explain as one where "Roman Gladiator chariots meets chuckwagon racing meets dog sledding."

    • CBC
  • Man arrested in east-end homicide

    A fourth homicide occurred overnight in the GTA, at a residence in Toronto's east end. 

    • CBC
  • Yann Martel uses apes as symbolic vehicle in new faith-themed novel

    "The High Mountains of Portugal" is divided into three parts — "Homeless," "Homeward" and "Home" — that come together at the end. The third section features a Canadian widower who becomes infatuated with an ape at a chimpanzee sanctuary and brings the animal with him to his new home in Portugal. "I suddenly saw an equivalency between art and religion, that the two ask you to go beyond what you think you know, so I started becoming interested in that," Martel said in an interview at the offices of Penguin Random House Canada.

    • The Canadian Press
  • UK PM Cameron rebuked by party members for ignoring their views on EU

    British Prime Minister David Cameron is facing a revolt from among his Conservatives for encouraging lawmakers to ignore their local party's views on an upcoming European Union membership referendum. Cameron has said he will back staying in the EU if a draft deal on Britain's future relationship published this week is agreed by other EU leaders, but many in his party, which is deeply divided over Europe, do not plan to back his position. Earlier this week Cameron told parliament that lawmakers should not decide which side to campaign for based on what their local party group might say, instead telling them to do what they think "is right for Britain".

    • Reuters
  • Why Women Are Flocking to This New Shopping Site

    This startup features big names like Coach, SmashBox, and Kate Spade - and unlike Amazon, Gilt or HauteLook it's fast, fun and really exciting.

  • Canadian foil fencers miss Rio qualification due to tiebreaker

    The Canadian men's foil fencing team of Maximilien Van Haaster, Etienne Lalonde-Turbide, Anthony Prymack and Eli Schenkel won't be heading to Rio. The team missed out on the final qualification spot on a tiebreaker decision to the host nation Brazil by the narrowest of margins at a World Cup event in Bonn, Germany, on Sunday. Canada held a narrow, eight-point lead over Brazil to start the weekend, though the Games' host nation, with a strong performance, could catch Canada.

    • CBC
  • Central Perk of Friends fame coming to Toronto

    Torontonians will soon be able to hang out, sip lattes and maybe catch a rendition of Smelly Cat at Central Perk, the coffee shop where Ross, Rachel, Monica, Phoebe, Joey and Chandler spent most of their time on the hit sitcom Friends. A pop-up café inspired by the fictional Manhattan coffee shop will open June 24 on King Street West.

    • CBC