• Checklist of possible behavioural warning signs of dementia

    Researchers on Sunday outlined a syndrome called "mild behavioural impairment" that may be a harbinger of Alzheimer's or other dementias, and proposed a checklist of symptoms to help identify who's at risk. The symptoms must mark a change from prior behaviour and have lasted at least six months. Among the questions:

    The Canadian Press
  • Recovery operation for Calgary boy, Behzad Ahmad, scaled back

    Parks Canada has scaled back the "recovery operation" to find an 11-year-old Calgary boy who was swept away in the Yoho River on Friday, while a friend says the family is grateful for the support shown. "At first light on Saturday, Parks Canada continued a ground and aerial search with the support of a Parks Canada Dog handler and continued aerial searches on the Sunday morning," the agency said in a release late Sunday. Friends of the family say Behzad Ahmad had been playing on the edge of the Yoho River when he slipped in.

    CBC
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  • Watch for behaviour changes for clues of dementia onset

    Memory loss may not always be the first warning sign that dementia is brewing — changes in behaviour or personality might be an early clue. Researchers on Sunday outlined a syndrome called "mild behavioural impairment" that may be a harbinger of Alzheimer's or other dementias, and proposed a checklist of symptoms to alert doctors and families. "Historically those symptoms have been written off as a psychiatric issue, or as just part of aging," said Dr. Zahinoor Ismail of the University of Calgary, who presented the checklist at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference in Toronto.

    The Canadian Press
  • Dems' opening night: Party stars, struggle to quiet disputes

    Former rivals Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders urgently joined forces Monday to tamp down dissent among his supporters, as Democrats tried to keep infighting from overtaking a convention opening night featuring some of the party's biggest stars. Chants of "Bernie" echoed through the arena, and boos could be heard at times when Clinton's name was raised. Much of Monday's program appeared aimed at giving Sanders' backers an opportunity to express their frustration before the convention moved on to focus on speakers who strongly support Clinton, such as first lady Michelle Obama.

    The Canadian Press
  • Police: Bavarian official says attacker was denied asylum

    A man who blew himself up and injured 12 people after being turned away from an open-air music festival was a 27-year-old Syrian who had been denied asylum, Bavaria's top security official said early Monday. "We don't know if this man planned on suicide or if he had the intention of killing others," Bavarian interior minister Joachim Herrmann said. Three of the 12 victims suffered serious injuries, Herrmann said.

    The Canadian Press
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  • Tea blowing competitions open Amsterdam Tea Room in Winnipeg

    The Amsterdam Tea Room is where to go to sip a Cherry Goddess — tea with elderberry, hibiscus, rose hip and of course, cherries — and observe art while "watching the world go by," according to co-owner, Daniel Card. The space is located at 211 Bannatyne Avenue in Winnipeg's Exchange District. On Sunday, Card stood before the building, instructing passersby how to participate in tea blowing competitions.

    CBC
  • 'Like a freight train': California wildfire guts 18 homes

    Flames raced down a steep hillside "like a freight train," leaving smouldering remains of homes and forcing thousands to flee the wildfire churning through tinder-dry canyons in Southern California, authorities said Sunday. The fire that has destroyed at least 18 homes in northern Los Angeles County gained ferocious new power two days after it broke out, sending so much smoke in the air that planes making drops on it had to be grounded for part of the afternoon. "For this time of year, it's the most extreme fire behaviour I've seen in my 32-year career," County fire Chief Daryl Osby said.

    The Canadian Press
  • Desk phones going the way of the fax machine

    Walk through the new Canadian headquarters for global diamond giant De Beers and you'll notice that typical desk phones are missing. Some desktop computers still exist, but employees are more likely to work on a tablet. The company wanted an office where employees can move around to join colleagues for a meeting or walk into a conference room and begin giving a presentation with ease.

    CBC
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  • MUN shutting down Math Learning Centre in fall

    When the fall semester begins at Memorial University, the Math Learning Centre will be no more. CBC News has learned that Memorial University, under pressure to find cost savings and make cuts, has decided to shut down the centre come September. The Math Learning Centre, which is led by associate professor Sherry Mantyka, provides foundation level math courses to university students looking to brush up on basic math skills before taking Math 1090 — a required mathematics course for many degree programs at the school.

    CBC
  • Donna Karan heading back to NYC

    French luxury group LVMH said Monday it had sold ready-to-wear group Donna Karan International to US clothing manufacturer G-III Apparel in a transaction that values the company at $650 million (592 million euros). The move will see ownership of the Donna Karan and DKNY brands return to New York where they were launched by the US designer in the 1980s. "Donna Karan International is an iconic global fashion company," said Morris Goldfarb, chief executive of G-III, which owns the Calvin Klein and Tommy Hilfiger labels.

    Agence France-Presse
  • Tide turns against Liberia's biggest slum

    Monrovia (AFP) - The fishermen, hustlers and market traders of West Point have survived two civil wars and an Ebola epidemic, but this resilient Liberian slum cannot hold back the ocean that is slowly swallowing it.

    Agence France-Presse
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  • Windsor's weather, traffic and gas price for Monday

    It is currently 24 C (75 F) in Windsor.

    CBC
  • Arson squad investigates Park-Ex fire

    Sun, Jul 24: The arson squad is investigating after a suspicious fire broke out in a two-storey residential building in Park-Extension Saturday night.

    Global News
  • Australian couple to raffle tropical island resort

    An Australian couple are raffling their tropical island resort and say they hope whoever holds the winning US$49 ticket loves warm weather. Doug and Sally Beitz moved to the remote Micronesian island of Kosrae in the 1990s, but now want to return to Australia to enjoy being grandparents. Instead of selling their 16-room Kosrae Nautilus Resort to a corporate bidder, they have made it the first prize in a raffle -- to be drawn on Tuesday with tickets at US$49 each.

    Agence France-Presse
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  • Adorable Dachshund Gets The Photoshop Treatment To Make Her Into A Giant

    The owner of a tiny dog has snapped a set of pictures showing how big his diminutive pet thinks she really is.  Vivian the dachshund isn’t quite a foot tall but has a larger than life personality belied by her mini stature. And so her owner Mitch Boyer has taken to photoshop. He’s snapped his pooch by famous landmarks including the Brooklyn Bridge and Coney Island, then made her into a giant. The 28-year-old photographer and children’s author is now using the cute dog as inspiration for a new book.

    Matilda Long
  • Indonesian toilet cafe serves up stomach-churning food

    A toilet-themed cafe where customers dine on meatballs floating in soup-filled latrines may not be everyone's idea of haute cuisine, but Indonesians are flocking to become privy to the latest lavatorial trend. Guests at the "Jamban Cafe" sit on upright toilets around a table where food is served in squat loos. On a recent visit to the venue, in Semarang on Java island, traditional Indonesian "bakso" -- a type of meatball -- bobbed in a murky soup in one toilet, while a second contained a brightly-coloured, alcohol-free cocktail.

    Agence France-Presse
  • Short-term Toronto house rentals jump 350% over last year, Trip Advisor says

    From music festivals to the Caribbean Carnival to the Toronto International Film Festival, thousands have good reason to flock to Toronto. Travel website Trip Advisor said interest in the short-term Toronto rentals listed on its site has skyrocketed, up 350 per cent compared to last year. Trip Advisor is projecting the trend will continue through October.

    CBC
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  • P.E.I. historian publishes last of 7-volume Acadian genealogy

    A Prince Edward Island historian has published the last of seven volumes of the genealogy of Acadian families of the Island. 

    CBC
  • Nova Scotia home support services wait list shrinks dramatically

    There's been a dramatic drop in the length of Nova Scotia's wait lists for home support services. According to figures from the Nova Scotia Department of Health and Wellness, the wait list on July 8 stood at 206 clients. Home support is provided by continuing care assistants who help clients dress and bathe, and perform light housework.

    CBC
  • Wildfire Rages Through California - In Pictures

    Fires crews are battling to constrain the massive wildfires currently blazing in California.  Mountainous areas north of Los Angeles have been ablaze since Saturday, threatening up to 2,000 homes. 1,500 homes in the Santa Clarita area have been evacuated. The flames are currently sweeping through an area of 22,000 acres.  A combination of blistering high and low humidity first sparked the fire on Friday in the Sand Canyon area. Strong winds then fanned the flames and spread smoke, blackening the sky over Los Angeles. Hundreds of firefighters are tackling the blaze, along with 30 water-dropping helicopters and flame retardant-dropping planes.

    Matilda Long
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  • The Latest: Syrian blew himself up near wine bar by concert

    ANSBACH, Germany — The Latest on a series of attacks in Germany in the past week (all times local):

    The Canadian Press
  • Voters go to the polls to elect new councillor in Rob Ford's old ward

    The Toronto council seat vacant since Rob Ford's death will be filled today. 

    CBC
  • 10-year-old boy shot in rural Manitoba

    A 10-year-old boy from Winnipeg was shot in the leg during a walk in a rural area in southern Manitoba on Thursday evening. Robert Desjardins was shot shortly after 7 p.m. as he walked with a cousin on a trail near Middlebro, Man., about 155 kilometres southeast of Winnipeg, said his mom, Jessica Desjardins. The two were on a trail leading to Road 2 N. in the rural municipality of Piney when they heard a shot and the boy felt pain in his left leg, RCMP said.

    CBC
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  • Mi'kmaq artist builds traditional birchbark canoe in Bear River

    Todd Labrador chisels a piece of cedar, shaping it to nestle into the bow of a birchbark canoe that's he's spent the past three months shaping by hand on the Bear River First Nation. This week, the Mi'kmaq artist is putting the finishing touches on the canoe in the same community where he built his first one more than a decade ago. "I'm hoping that by being here and having some of the little ones come in, walk around, maybe that will spark a little interest that one day somebody else will be building canoes here," said Labrador.

    CBC
  • Air Transat flight attendants vote to end labour dispute

    Sun, Jul 24: The Canadian Union of Public Employees said 61 per cent of employees voted in favour of a mediator’s recommendation to end its labour dispute with Montreal-based Air Transat.

    Global News