• Canada Post's flat rate alcohol delivery fee said to be 'not fair'

    Not everyone is toasting the delivery deal struck between Canada Post  and the LCBO this week. Canada Post announced it would give the LCBO a flat rate delivery charge of $12 to ship alcohol through the mail to its customers. Some small business owners rely on Canada Post, too, and they don't get the same discounted prices, not by a long shot.

    CBC
  • Renamed St. John's pharmacy can't shake notorious past after moving location

    A St. John's pharmacy that was in the news for all the wrong reasons years ago is again facing complaints after moving to a new location this summer. Officials with City Centre Pharmacy say the complaints are nonsense and the drug store is being harassed by people who don't like seeing methadone patients. One of its pharmacists, Ann Marie Burke, went to prison for drug trafficking.

    CBC
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    Pokémon Go has become the newest craze clogging up news feeds with Pokémon-centric memes and posts.

  • Syrian hair stylist tries to build new career in Moncton

    When 23-year-old Siwar Jneid came to Moncton in February, he brought with him eight years of experience as a hair stylist and an eagerness to practise his passion in his new country. What he didn't have was a certificate that allowed him to cut and style hair in the province or a command of the language. Since being in Moncton, he's spent the majority of his time learning English, taking language courses at the multicultural association for 15 hours a week.

    CBC
  • Quebec police retire before hearings over alleged sexual misconduct in Haiti

    Two Quebec provincial police officers accused of sex-related breaches while working as United Nations peacekeepers in Haiti have retired before facing any disciplinary action, CBC News has learned. The Sûreté du Québec had an internal hearing scheduled for July 12 for one sergeant under investigation, but he left the force earlier in the month, said SQ Capt. Guy Lapointe. A disciplinary hearing could have led to a suspension, a downgrading in rank or firing.

    CBC
  • Fort McMurray fire chief Darby Allen addresses 'coward' accusation

    Fort McMurray fire Chief Darby Allen calls recent criticism of his team's handling of the wildfires in May an unwelcome distraction from the rebuilding that needs to be done. One suggested it "was cowardly" to evacuate the emergency headquarters in Fort McMurray — relocating to Anzac and Lac La Biche.  CBC agreed not to reveal identitiesof the firefighters to protect their jobs. The firefighters also said the evacuation was called too late.

    CBC
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  • A look at how Asha is recovering at the animal hospital

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  • Electric Photographs Of Abandoned Art-Deco Power Plant

    With its gameboy-style control panels, circular rooms and intricate glass ceilings, this hundred-year-old power plant could be the set of a retro sci-fi movie.  Kelenfold plant in Budapest was built in 1914, merging industrialism with art deco architecture. Most of the building has since fallen into disrepair, although a small part of it is still in use.  The splendid interior has attracted the attention of Hollywood - it has been used as a filming location for for films, including Spy and the Chernobyl Diaries. And it also caught the eye of urban photographer Roman Robroek.  “I have never seen such industrial architecture in my life and it was amazing to see,” he said. "It is truly a very unique location and I’m very happy to have seen it with my own eyes. "The control room will not be destroyed, nor will it be restored, and you can see that nature is slowly taking it back. "There was a leakage from rain, thus causing decay. "It’s a rare gem among abandoned locations - even though the power plant itself isn’t completely abandoned - and was on my wish-list to visit for a very long time.”

    Matilda Long
  • Billion-year-old air reveals surprise about oxygen on ancient Earth

    Canadian scientists have found a way to analyze air from the ancient Earth's atmosphere that was trapped in salt crystals nearly a billion years ago. The air, which has been preserved, undisturbed, in tiny pockets in the crystals for about 815 million years, appears to contain 10.9 per cent oxygen — just half the amount in the atmosphere today. "I'm surprised and excited," said Nigel Blamey, a professor of earth sciences at Brock University in St. Catharines, Ont., who co-led the study with fellow Brock geochemist Uwe Brand.

    CBC
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  • New real estate tax harming foreigners working in B.C., says American buyer

    Mac Kerman picked the wrong month to buy a condo. An animator by trade, Kerman has been living and working in Vancouver for two years. Earlier this month, Kerman signed the paperwork for the purchase of a two-bedroom condo in Mount Pleasant and put down a down payment.

    CBC
  • N.W.T. man tells of encounter with nàhgą — the Tlicho sasquatch — following boat accident

    On July 17, after boating hours from Whati to the most northern tip of Lac La Martre, 42-year-old Tony Williah spotted some garbage in the water ahead of him — a plastic bag bobbing in the waves. "I got the story from my grandma because my grandma lived in the bush all the time," Rabesca says.

    CBC
  • Veterinarian 'optimistic' for puppy hurt in troubling video

    A puppy that a man tossed into the air and onto pavement in a remote central Manitoba community is sore and scared but recovering, a Winnipeg vet says. Manitoba Underdogs Rescue initially believed Asha was paralyzed after members of the group drove more than four hours on Wednesday to Easterville to rescue the dog.

    CBC
  • Take The Land, Sea Or Air By Storm With USCG

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  • Chilliwack B.C. man rigs up magnets to rust-cleanse Fraser River

    David Elderkin was frustrated by all the scrap metal and garbage around the Fraser River, so he created an inventive solution — with powerful magnets. The magnets are rare earth magnets that Elderkin said that he ordered through an online retailer in China. "I've stored them at my parents house in Chilliwack.

    CBC
  • Friday the worst day during long weekend for road deaths and injuries, MPI says

    Friday is the worst day for road fatalities and injuries during the long weekend, Manitoba Public Insurance data suggest. MPI is especially concerned this year, with 44 people killed on Manitoba roadways halfway through 2016. "These are fathers, mothers, sisters, brothers and best friends," said Ward Keith, communications and chief product officer at MPI, in a news release.

    CBC
  • Canada should consider buying Ambassador Bridge, Ottawa told

    Canada should consider buying the privately owned, 87-year-old Ambassador Bridge, which connects Windsor, Ont., and Detroit, Mich., says the man already tasked with building a brand new crossing just down river. Dwight Duncan, chairman of the Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority, which oversees construction of the $4-billion Gordie Howe International Bridge, says Ottawa should also own what is one of the busiest land border crossings in North America. More than 25 per cent of all merchandise trade between the U.S. and Canada crosses the aging Ambassador Bridge.

    CBC
  • Karity is Changing a $63 Billion Makeup Industry.

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    The vision was humble: provide hand-crafted, high-quality cosmetics and tools at a price the rest of us can afford.

  • 11-member Syrian family finally arrives on P.E.I.

    All 11 members of a Syrian refugee family arrived on the Island Thursday morning.

    CBC
  • Mother of terminally ill daughter thanks Justin Bieber for visit

    Pam Drew from Rochester, New Hampshire, recently took to Facebook to share a photo taken with her daughter Karlee and the Canadian pop superstar. Bieber had met with the young fan in Boston in May, and his visit was a big boost to Karlee. Karlee passed away on July 23 after a long battle with acute myeloid leukemia.

    The Daily Buzz
  • Hunter Tootoo evades questions about alleged sexual relationship with staff member

    Hunter Tootoo, Nunavut MP and former fisheries minister, evaded questions this morning about allegations he had an inappropriate relationship with a female junior staff member. Tootoo abruptly resigned his cabinet post and stepped down from the Liberal caucus late in May to seek treatment for alcohol addiction. A Globe and Mail report Thursday cited anonymous sources who say Tootoo was involved in an inappropriate sexual relationship with a staff member.

    CBC
  • Communication Pros Enhance Skils In Online Program

    Communication Pros Enhance Skils In Online Program

    See how Online Programs have helped The University of Southern California, Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism.

  • Yukon now has territory-wide 911 service

    Yukoners now have easier access to emergency services, with the activation of basic 911 service across the territory. The service can now be accessed through any Yukon landline, or by mobile phone where cell service exists. Until now, 911 has only been available in Whitehorse. Officials from the territorial government, Northwestel, and emergency services made the announcement Thursday, in Whitehorse.

    CBC
  • German FM: Trump victory could affect trans-Atlantic ties

    A victory for Donald Trump in the U.S. presidential election could affect trans-Atlantic ties, Germany's foreign minister said Thursday. Trump's description of the United States as a country besieged by its enemies was "grotesque," Steinmeier told the Passauer Neue Presse daily. "I certainly can't explain how one is supposed to go hand-in-hand with the other," Steinmeier told the newspaper.

    The Canadian Press
  • Severe thunderstorm alert issued by Environment Canada

    Environment Canada has issued a severe thunderstorm alert for much of New Brunswick Thursday afternoon, as meteorologists track a system capable of producing nickel-size hail, strong wind gusts and heavy rain. A cluster of intense thunderstorms just northeast of Boiestown is slowly heading eastward, according to the advisory. "​Severe thunderstorm warnings are issued when imminent or occurring thunderstorms are likely to produce or are producing one or more of the following: large hail, damaging winds, torrential rainfall," it states.

    CBC
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  • Teen couple from Alberta's Whitefish First Nation were shot to death, police say

    Two teenagers from Whitefish Lake First Nation, a young couple in love, were shot to death by someone they were "connected to," RCMP say. Laboucan, 17, and Grey, 19, lived together in a trailer in the small community of 765 people, north of Lesser Slave Lake in north-central Alberta. "This is a small community, where people are well known to each other and where people who come from outside the community are known as well," RCMP Insp.

    CBC
  • To reverse damage of sitting, take a brisk, hour-long walk

    If you spend all day sitting, then you might want to schedule some time for a brisk walk — just make sure you can spare at least an hour. Scientists analyzing data from more than 1 million people found that it takes about 60 to 75 minutes of "moderate intensity" exercise to undo the damage of sitting for at least eight hours a day. Not exercising and sitting all day is as dangerous as being obese or smoking, they found.

    The Canadian Press
  • Russia, Syria blockade Aleppo, offer corridors out

    After months of fighting to encircle its opponents in Aleppo, Syrian authorities backed by Russia on Thursday offered safe corridors out for residents and rebels in the northern city's besieged quarters, underlining the government's determination to seal off the metropolis and force an eventual surrender by the opposition. The encirclement of rebel-held eastern Aleppo sets the stage for a drawn-out siege with potentially huge implications for the future of the armed opposition to President Bashar Assad. "If Assad shows that he is winning Aleppo, and he's now also advancing on the rebels in Damascus, it could trigger a more dramatic shift by finally convincing opposition groups that they have lost the war," said Aron Lund, nonresident associate of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.

    The Canadian Press
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  • Expanded coverage improving access to eye care, province says

    Expanded coverage of optometry services in the province has reduced the need for referrals to ophthalmologists, visits to family doctors, emergency departments and walk-in clinics, says P.E.I. Health Minister Robert Henderson. The expanded Optometry Service Program began last August and covers costs associated with the treatment of dry eye, red eye and diabetes retinopathy screening by optometrists. Since the program began, optometrists have seen and treated about 2,500 Island patients for dry eye, and more than 2,000 people for retinopathy, according to the Health Department.

    CBC
  • 'Hitman scam' threatens to kill 76-year-old if she doesn't pay $8K

    A 76-year-old woman from Windsor, Ont., received an email earlier this month from an alleged hitman claiming that if she didn't pay $8,000 she would be killed. Windsor police have issued a warning to alert the public about the scam.

    CBC

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