• 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
  • 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
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  • 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
  • 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.

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  • After disputes, Dem stars turn their convention positive

    Hillary Clinton's campaign joined forces with former primary rival Bernie Sanders and some of his supporters Monday in a scramble to tamp down a fresh burst of party disunity and give an upbeat tone to the opening night of the Democratic convention. Sanders, one of the night's featured speakers, sent urgent messages to his backers urging them to avoid protests on the convention floor. The Clinton campaign opened up speaking spots for his supporters who touted his accomplishments, and warned that not backing Clinton would only help Republican Donald Trump.

    The Canadian Press
  • McAdam seeks funds to repair historic railway station's damaged roof

    McAdam is asking the federal and provincial governments to pitch in to fix the roof of the McAdam Railway Station that was damaged during a storm in March. Frank Carroll, a former mayor of the southwestern village, said the roof on the heritage building was damaged during a powerful winter storm. "The storm lasted several days and the southside of the building, the south roof has been tremendously impacted," he said.

  • Why Calgary's real estate prices haven't been hit as hard as the rest of the economy — yet

    In the past two years, the price of oil has been cut in half while Calgary's unemployment rate has nearly doubled. Real estate sales are down. While far fewer homes are changing hands, the average sale price in the city has been $479,464 so far in 2016. That's a decline of just 0.5 per cent from the average price in 2014, according to Calgary Real Estate Board data.

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  • '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
  • 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.

  • 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.

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  • Humane Society needs more foster homes for animals in need

    The PEI Humane Society is hoping to recruit more volunteers for its foster care program. Development coordinator Jennifer Harkness said people can take pets in their homes for anywhere from a few weeks to a few months. The goal of fostering is to help animals who may need a bit of socializing or need special care because of health issues.

  • Winnipeg-based NewLeaf finally takes flight

    NewLeaf's inaugural flight was given a watery welcome as it arrived in Winnipeg on Monday. After the travel company was earlier grounded by licensing problems, the aircraft's entrance "made history in Canada," its president said. About 150 passengers boarded a Boeing 737-400 at John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport headed for Winnipeg on the first flight from the new low-cost air travel company.

  • Frankie MacDonald's bobblehead going on display in U.S. hall of fame

    A popular Sydney, N.S., amateur weatherman will soon have his own bobblehead on display in the United States. Frankie MacDonald's latest special edition bobblehead was just released, and the National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum in Wisconsin wants one. "It's just fun to see his take on the weather, and he puts a fun spin on it and puts a smile on your face," says museum CEO Phil Sklar.

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  • Winterton boy gets his boat-building birthday wish

    For some 11-year-old boys, a birthday party at a bowling alley or a movie theatre is a guaranteed good time. Jacob, along with brother Noah and buddy Ashton Ivany, headed to the museum earlier this month to build boats and learn about boat-making methods. Jacob has a hundred model boats of his own, but hopes to make a full-size boat when he gets older.

  • 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.

  • 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
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  • Researchers ask: How shady is Saskatoon?

    Michael Schwandt is a deputy medical health officer with the Saskatoon Health Region, and chair of Sun Smart Saskatchewan. "What we're doing is looking for the presence and absence of features in public spaces that allow people to protect themselves from UV radiation," Schwandt told CBC Radio's Saskatoon Morning. Over the course of a week, Schwandt and his team plan to quietly conduct a shade audit, observing how people enjoy the outdoors in spaces like River Landing in Saskatoon.

  • Battle to take Mosul from IS intensifies

    Additional US troops are arriving in northern Iraq to provide assistance in a major push to recapture Mosul from the so-called Islamic State.

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  • Richard Bain was 'one of the best foremen' at copper refinery

    Richard Bain was the type of company man who put his heart into his work at the CCR refinery, one of his former colleagues told the court Monday.

  • Sedna Epic Expedition to take Dartmouth woman on Arctic scuba dive

    Sedna's summer dive is described as "a warm up, of sorts," for its 3,000-kilometre relay dive planned for 2017-18 in the Northwest Passage. According to Inuit legend, Sedna is the goddess of the sea and the mother of all marine mammals.

  • 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.

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  • Alberta Ballet trying to recover from financial misstep

    Alberta Ballet is struggling to recover from a financial stumble that started three years ago with a canceled Joni Mitchell ballet. Since then the company has slid into a substantial deficit, been forced to borrow to cover shortfalls and is now pre-spending a rising proportion of money raised against future productions before it ever mounts those performances.

  • Invest in Canada, Unifor tells Detroit Three ahead of contract talks

    As talks between the Detroit Three automakers and the workers' union get underway, Unifor president Jerry Dias says he won't back down from demands for new investment in Canadian assembly facilities. "The climate today is much different than it was four years ago," said Dias, referring to the last round of bargaining. This round of bargaining is really about solidifying the footprint in Canada.



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