Unemployment agency sees 30 per cent jump in demand for services

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  • Alabama woman convicted in girl's running death dies

    An Alabama woman convicted of capital murder in the running death of her 9-year-old granddaughter died Friday less than a year into her life-without-parole sentence for the killing. Joyce Hardin Garrard, 50, died five days after being stricken at the state's women's prison, prison spokesman Bob Horton said. The cause of death wasn't immediately available, but defence attorney Dani Bone said Garrard apparently suffered a heart attack Sunday minutes after visiting relatives at the state women's prison.

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  • Canada’s pursuit of UN Security Council seat comes at a cost

    Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says his government will take another shot at a seat on the UN Security Council, a move experts say is difficult but needed if Canada wants to re-assert its place in the international system. The last attempt by the Canadian government to join the UN’s top body ended in defeat in 2010 as the country lost out to Portugal for a two-year term on the council. John Trent, who heads University of Ottawa’s political science department, said in an email that despite a shifting international order, a seat on the security council is a great way for Canada to make its mark on the world stage.

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  • Banks Are Worried Homeowners Will Do This.

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  • Court gunman's widow sentenced to life in prison

    Lenore Matusiewicz, 69, learned her fate while lying in a bed at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia. A federal judge scheduled the emergency sentencing after attorneys agreed it needed to take place in the hospital to ensure that Matusiewicz receives essential medical care. David, his mother, and his sister, Amy Gonzalez, were convicted of conspiracy and cyberstalking resulting in the 2013 death of David's ex-wife, Christine Belford.

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  • Drug abuse in rural communities: 'It's everywhere'

    Underneath the idyllic exteriors of Carbonear and the surrounding communities in Conception Bay North, there are people living with serious drug addiction issues, according to local recovering addicts and the people who work with them. Andrea, the mother of a teenager who is battling an addiction to painkillers, said hard drugs are available near the local schools. "The drug dealers go in there and wait for the kids to come out on recess and lunch and they can buy whatever they want.

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  • NDP dropped 20 points in 48 hours after supporting niqab, Tom Mulcair says

    NDP Leader Tom Mulcair says decisions he made around TV debates and the niqab helped sink the party's fortunes with voters. While admitting he is partly to blame for the NDP's third-place finish, Mulcair insists he should be leading the party into the next election, and will take that message to party members ahead of April's leadership review. Mulcair said a short-sighted desire to hold on to that lead made the party risk-averse.

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  • Recaptured jail inmate says he never intended to harm anyone

    The suspected mastermind of a three-man escape from a Southern California jail says he never intended to harm anyone during his eight days on the run. In a jailhouse interview, Hossein Nayeri told the Orange County Register (http://bit.ly/1VbZNER) he didn't want anyone to get hurt and asserted that he's innocent of the kidnapping and torture charges that landed him in jail two years ago. Nayeri, 37, who was recaptured Jan. 30 after travelling 400 miles to the San Francisco Bay Area, added that being a fugitive was more stressful than liberating.

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  • Carnation milk mystery substance turns out to be mould

    A Fall River, N.S., woman who found a mysterious substance at the bottom of a can of Carnation milk says an official with the Canadian Food Inspection Agency told her the substance was mould. On Thursday night, Ellen Chesal prepared a chicken dish that included Carnation milk, punctured the top of the can and poured the milk. Chesal says a friend of hers called the Canadian Food Inspection Agency and it sent out an inspector on Friday to take a look at the substance.

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  • Questions raised about what happened in Mexican prison brawl

    Prosecutors charged three state officers with homicide after a bloody prison brawl that ended with 49 dead, raising questions about what happened during the melee inside Mexico's Topo Chico lockup that saw inmates fight with hammers, cudgels and makeshift knives. Nuevo Leon state prosecutor Roberto Flores did not say Friday night if the officers with the state safety department, which supplies the prison's guards, were accused of killing inmates. "It is a pretty irregular situation," he said of the violence in the prison in Monterrey, which is Mexico's northern industrial hub.

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  • How to keep your pipes from freezing

    It's going to be a bitterly cold weekend in Montreal and that could mean frozen pipes if you're not careful. CBC Montreal spoke with plumber Benjamin Lessard about ways to keep your pipes warm and your water flowing. Lessard says you should keep the temperature in your house above 21 C.

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  • Read This Before You Buy Medigap Plan F

    Plan F is the most popular Medicare Supplement plan, but there's another Medigap option you should consider.

  • Russian PM: West is rekindling the Cold War with NATO moves

    Russia's prime minister accused NATO on Saturday of restarting the Cold War amid increased military manoeuvrs and troop deployments to countries neighbouring Russia, moves the alliance's top official defended as a necessary response to aggression from Moscow. Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev told a meeting of top defence officials, diplomats and national leaders that sanctions imposed after Russia's 2014 annexation of Crimea and new moves by NATO "only aggravate" tensions. "NATO's policies related to Russia remain unfriendly and opaque — one could go so far as to say we have slid back to a new Cold War," Medvedev said.

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  • Victoria to clear derelict boats from Gorge Waterway

    Victoria plans to rezone an urban waterway to deal with the longstanding problem of boats that permanently drop anchor. There are now more than 30 boats in the Gorge Waterway. There has long been a push to clear the boats out, but it has taken years for the city to work out the proper jurisdiction.

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  • Two 15-year-old girls fatally shot at Phoenix-area school

    Police announced that a suicide note was found at the shooting scene near the cafeteria area of Independence High School in Glendale. "Information gathered by detectives reveal the two girls were very close friends, appeared to also be in a relationship," Glendale police spokeswoman Tracey Breeden said in a statement Friday afternoon. Cheryl Rice said she went to a store after a friend called about the shooting and asked about Rice's 15-year-old daughter.

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  • Syrian refugee graduates from college

    Now, he's receiving his health assistant diploma from Drake Medox College, with plans to work toward a degree in nursing. "I'm so glad that I was able to get back in the healthcare field because I have a background in medical from Syria," said Al Saleh. Al Saleh's sponsor, Deana Brynildsen, was a stranger when he arrived in Canada.

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  • 2 men treated for hypothermia as Ottawa temperatures plunge

    Two people were treated for hypothermia and frostbite overnight as the wind made it feel like  –40 C in Ottawa. In the first incident, a man in his 40s was found by the RCMP at the intersection of Bank and Wellington Streets, said the Ottawa Paramedic Service. Later Friday night, bystanders found a man in his 20s suffering from hypothermia on the Rideau Canal near Carleton University.

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  • Windsor man continues push to make it a crime to harm unborn child

    The Windsor man pushing to change Canadian laws so they include punishments for anyone harming an unborn baby continued his appeal for political support Friday. Jeff Durham met with several federal politicians from the Windsor region to gauge their interest in the campaign he started after his former girlfriend Cassandra Kaake was slain in her east-end home last December at the age of 31. Matthew Brush has been charged with murder in connection with Kaake's death, but Durham and his supporters say Canadian laws should go further to hold people responsible for harming an unborn child.

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  • 2 firefighters recovering from burns after Bruce Avenue blaze

    Two firefighters are recovering at home following a blaze on Winnipeg's Bruce Avenue that left them with significant burns. "We had almost 60 firefighters on scene assisting the firefighters. Forrest said working as a team can be credited for the successful rescue of both firefighters on Saturday.

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  • Documents show Volkswagen resisted Takata air bag recall

    Volkswagen resisted U.S. government efforts to recall more cars and trucks to fix potentially deadly Takata air bags — telling safety regulators that a recall isn't necessary. Volkswagen AG is recalling about 850,000 Audi and VW vehicles in the U.S. from model years 2006 to 2014.

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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...

  • Wildlife Institute rescues thick-billed murres blown to shore

    The black and white birds are related to the puffin and spend most of their lives at sea. "Probably some of these birds, as they were flying through the area, they got caught in these winds and got blown off course," Novak said in an interview on Shift.

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  • B.C. ministry bars Metis toddler from attending cultural event in her honour

    A foster mother fighting to adopt a Metis toddler she has raised since birth says she's outraged that British Columbia's Children's Ministry has barred the girl from attending a cultural event in her honour. The Vancouver Island woman, who cannot be identified, said the ministry has told her the girl will not be allowed to attend a fundraiser and potluck hosted by the B.C. Metis Federation on Saturday. The ministry is fighting the adoption because it plans to move her to Ontario to live with her older siblings, who she has never met.

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  • US deploys more Patriot missiles in South Korea

    The United States temporarily deployed an additional Patriot missile battery in South Korea in response to North Korea's nuclear test and a long-range rocket launch, ahead of talks next week to set up an even more sophisticated U.S. missile defence in a move that has worried China and Russia. The new tough stance follows South Korea's decision to shut down an inter-Korean factory park that had been the rival Koreas' last major symbol of co-operation, but that Seoul said had been used by North Korea to fund its nuclear and missile programs. North Korea responded by deporting South Korean citizens, seizing South Korean assets and vowing to militarize the park.

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  • 3 B.C. First Nations plan to buy Jericho land parcel

    Three B.C. First Nations have announced their intention to purchase a 38.8-acre parcel of land in West Point Grey, the province announced Friday. A letter of intent has been signed by the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations, which permits them to begin working with their communities to come to an agreement with the government. The land in question is a provincial Crown land parcel, which is located next to the existing federal Jericho lands.

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  • Forget Guns, This is Bright Enough To Blind A Bear

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  • Texas 1st state to recommend court ban on bite mark evidence

    Texas became the first state Friday to call for banning bite mark analysis in criminal cases, dealing a major credibility blow to a technique that critics rebuke as junk science and will now likely encounter greater skepticism in courtrooms across the U.S. Although the Texas Forensic Science Commission doesn't have the power to enforce an outright ban, its recommendation for a moratorium on bite mark evidence is expected to weigh heavily on the minds of judges statewide and beyond. At least two dozen men convicted or charged with murder or rape based on bite marks have been exonerated nationwide since 2000.

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  • Quebec clarifies pot remarks, says it's willing to discuss matter with Ottawa

    Quebec's finance minister has softened his tone with regard to the role his government will play if and when marijuana is legalized and regulated by Ottawa. Carlos Leitao said Thursday that Quebec wanted nothing to do with selling marijuana and that Ottawa "should figure out on its own" how to eventually distribute pot on Quebec territory. "The choice regarding means of distributing (marijuana) in Quebec is a debate that is very premature," he said.

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  • 'Didn't mean for it to happen:' sentencing hearing for couple in girl's death

    "I didn't mean for it to happen," Tammy Goforth sobbed in the courtroom where sentencing submissions were made. Goforth, who was convicted of second-degree murder, stood in the prisoner's box next to her husband. Kevin Goforth was convicted of manslaughter.

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  • Scotian WindFields windmills climbed and vandalized in Beaver Bank

    Four wind turbines at the North Beaver Bank Community Wind Project, run by Scotian WindFields, appear to be vandalized, after police were called around 6 a.m. Feb. 4, RCMP Const. "Somehow they were able to enter the access doors of the windmills and then climb around inside," Skinner said. One or two of the turbines were shut off and a rescue kit was stolen from each, according to Gay Harley, a community manager at the site.

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  • Missed Open Enrollment? You can still buy Medigap!

    The Medicare Open Enrollment Period isn't the only time to buy Medigap coverage. You can actually buy at any time of the year.

  • Urbanization leads to change in type of bacteria in the home

    Whether it's a jungle hut or a high-rise apartment, your home is covered in bacteria, and new research from the Amazon suggests city dwellers might want to open a window. "Very little is known about the microbes of the built environment," microbiologist Maria Gloria Dominguez-Bello of New York University, who led the pilot study, said at a meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Everyone carries a customized set of microbes on the skin, in the nose and in the gut, a microbial zoo that starts forming at birth and help with such things as digestion and immune development.

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  • Glace Bay fire destroys former Guildwood building

    Cape Breton police and the fire marshal's office are sifting through what remains of a Glace Bay landmark after a massive fire burned the unused building to the ground Friday night. Staff Sgt. Ken O'Neill says they have information that a homeless person could have been in the building at the time of the fire. Glace Bay Fire Chief John Chant says it was fresh footprints in the snow that led authorities to believe someone could have been inside, but the weather, amount of debris and almost three metres of water within the foundation means it could take between 24 and 36 hours before authorities will be able to know for sure.

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  • Royal visit helps palliative care centre raise close to a half-million dollars

    The residence hosted its annual Valentine's Day Ball at the Château Vaudreuil, with this year's event given a London theme, complete with a vintage red phone box. Peter Phillips, Queen Elizabeth's eldest grandson, attended the event with his wife, Autumn. "It's an amazing place," Calvillo said of the palliative care residence.

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  • B.C. man attempting 5-year motorless trip around the globe

    He may not be the first person to circumnavigate Earth, but 33-year-old adventurer Markus Pukonen may be attempting the quirkiest journey around the globe yet.

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  • Insane Navy Seal Flashlight, should it be banned?

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  • Dead mouse proves to be no hit with energy drink customer

    Fri, Feb 12: A Mission-area man says he got a nasty and shocking surprise inside the can of an energy drink. Jennifer Palma has the disgusting details.

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  • Sherbrooke's friendly scaremonger passes away

    A legendary character of Sherbrooke's downtown scene, who for years was known for putting a good-natured scare into strangers, has died. Francine Lafond, better known by locals as Madame Bou, was found at her home on Friday. Lafond earned her nickname for her habit of offering a "boo" to startled passersby.

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  • Surgeries postponed in Newfoundland after stain found on surgical equipment

    ST. JOHN'S, N.L. - Newfoundland and Labrador's largest health authority is postponing all elective surgeries scheduled for Monday and Tuesday because of concerns with the sterilization of surgical equipment. Eastern Health says the issue was discovered during a routine visual inspection at St. Clare's Mercy Hospital in St. John's when a stain was noticed on equipment by surgical staff. The authority says during its investigation, officials found other instances of sterile devices failing visual inspection at St. Clare's Mercy Hospital and two other St. John's hospitals: the Heath Sciences Centre and Janeway Children's Health and Rehabilitation Centre.

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  • Vancouver Island cycling route proposed for Highway 19A

    The Greater Nanaimo Cycling Coalition is lobbying local and provincial governments to invest in Highway 19A for cycling and brand it the Inside Passage Bike Route. 19A runs from Nanaimo to Campbell River, and the group believes it has potential as a major piece of cycling infrastructure on Vancouver Island that connects to the Sunshine Coast. "[Local communities] are very interested to work together and to go ahead with this particular initiative," said Leo Boon, chair of the Greater Nanaimo Cycling Coalition, in conversation with On The Coast guest host Gloria Macarenko.

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  • How Older Men Tighten Their Skin

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  • Oscar goes to 4 Vancouver grips for new green screen

    Four local film industry key grips are in L.A. to receive a Technical Achievement Academy Award for developing a new type of green screen. The Air Cover green screen is an inflatable green screen that co-inventor Steve Smith says is safer and faster to use than traditional green screens, which are usually held up with metal scaffolding. Smith, along with co-inventors David McIntosh, Mike Branham and Mike Kirilenko first used their new green screen while filming the new Godzilla movie in 2013, when the shoot called for a 720-foot long green screen.

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  • Ethical flowers: Buying consciously for your Valentine

    Less than 24 hours before Valentine's Day, a Toronto-based florist says that besides fair-trade coffee, chocolate and many other items, there are also fair-trade flowers available for people interested in ethical gift-giving. Joseph Delarge, who owns and operates Eco-Stems on King Street West in Toronto, says that locally grown flowers are always the first choice.

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  • Gaelic teacher working to bring Irish culture, language to P.E.I.

    Gaelic teacher Eoin Ó Beaglaoich plans to spend a two-month visit to Prince Edward Island building a strong link between the Island and Ireland and develop formal Irish language training. Ó Beaglaoich is on special assignment in his role as representative of the Ireland Canada University Foundation. During his visit, Ó Beaglaoich wants to become better acquainted with P.E.I.'s Irish community, for instance, by connecting with people such as Cian Ó Móráin who came to the Island as a touring musician and and decided to stay.

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  • Ontario First Nation pleads with federal government to replace aging ferry

    An Ontario aboriginal community on an island in the southeastern portion of Georgian Bay is in danger of losing its only link to the outside world — an aging ferry the chief of the Beausoleil First Nation says is on the verge of sinking. Beausoleil, about 5,400 hectares of Ojibwa territory, is located primarily on Christian Island. The picturesque First Nation — widely considered to be one of the real-life backdrops in "The Orenda," the critically acclaimed novel by author Joseph Boyden —is dependent on the ferry, which makes its hour-long round trip to the island and back 14 times a day, seven days a week.

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  • 5.1 and 3.9 magnitude earthquakes recorded in Oklahoma

    A 5.1 magnitude earthquake shook northwest Oklahoma and was felt in seven other states on Saturday, the U.S. Geological Survey said, the third-largest temblor ever recorded in the state where the power and frequency of earthquakes has dramatically increased in recent years. The earthquake centred about 17 miles north of Fairview in northwestern Oklahoma occurred at 11:07 a.m. and was reportedly felt across Arkansas, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico and Texas, the USGS said. A second quake measured at 3.9 magnitude struck ten minutes later, followed at 11:41 a.m. by a 2.5 magnitude quake.

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  • A tour of Calgary with Buck Shot

    Starting in 1967, at least a couple generations of us grew up watching Buck Shot (Ron Barge) and his sidekick, Benny the Bear, on TV. Saturday morning just wasn't complete without tuning into the songs, the puppets, the will-I-make-it-this-time? - As part of our Calgary at a Crossroads series we asked Ron Barge to show us the places around Calgary that matter the most to him. Buck Shot went off the air back in 1997.

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  • Ottawa-area man killed in Jamaica after being struck by motorcycle

    A 76-year-old Ottawa-area man has died after he was struck by a motorcycle in Jamaica. John Rowson was walking along a road near Negril, a town on the island's western tip, around 7:30 p.m. Thursday when a motorcycle driver allegedly lost control and struck him, said the Jamaica Constabulary Force in a news release. Rowson sustained multiple injuries and was pronounced dead at a local hospital, Jamaican police said.

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  • Gander using technology to track leaky pipes

    The town of Gander is investing in a computer program to help track and manage leaky water lines. 

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  • From airlines to telecom to beer, oil price pain seeps into other sectors

    From airlines to beer-makers to wireless providers, withering crude prices have been a drag on businesses seemingly far removed from the oilpatch. "Sometimes — outside of Alberta, particularly — there's some skepticism or even some derision against the petroleum sector," said Todd Hirsch, chief economist at ATB Financial. WestJet Airlines (TSX:WJA), based in Calgary, is shuffling around its schedules to reflect lower demand for flights to and from energy-focused destinations in Western Canada.

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  • Governor signs bill overhauling Wisconsin civil service laws

    Gov. Scott Walker signed a sweeping bill Friday that reworks Wisconsin's hiring and firing practices, brushing aside Democrats' complaints that the measure will lead to cronyism in state agencies. The Republican-backed legislation dramatically rewrites the state's 110-year-old civil service system by eliminating job applicant exams, centralizing hiring decisions within the governor's administration and tossing so-called bumping rights, which protect more senior employees from losing their jobs during layoffs. The new law also creates merit bonuses, allows state agencies to extend probation periods from the current six months to two years and specifies that layoffs will be based on job performance rather than seniority.

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  • MLA criticized for comments made at Hinton train crash memorial

    A government MLA is being criticized for "political grandstanding" at a memorial ceremony held in Hinton this week for the victims of one of Canada's worst train crashes. A plaque was unveiled in the town on Monday to remember the 23 people who died in 1986 when a freight train and a VIA passenger train collided near Hinton. Michael Peleshaty, the engineer of the VIA train, was one of those killed.

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  • Noise harder on children than adults, hinders how they learn

    In fact, one of the worst offenders when a tot's trying to listen is other voices babbling in the background, researchers said Saturday at a meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. "What a child hears in a noisy environment is not what an adult hears," said Dr. Lori Leibold of Boys Town National Research Hospital in Omaha, Nebraska. For healthy children, the auditory system is pretty well developed by a few months of age.

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  • Bret Hart's cancer battle inspiring men to get tested

    Fri, Feb 12: Bret “The Hitman” Hart recently took to social media to reveal a very personal battle, and his admission has inspired many to act. Heather Yourex-West reports.

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  • Presidential contenders fight for minority voters

    DENMARK, S.C. - 2016 Democratic presidential hopefuls fighting for black voters looked for an edge in South Carolina on Friday as Republicans crisscrossed the state in search of a path out of Donald Trump's long shadow. Democrat Hillary Clinton stepped up her hammering of rival Bernie Sanders for what she said are his false claims on President Barack Obama's legacy. Prominent black leaders echoed the theme — an effort to use the first African-American president as a wedge between Sanders and black voters.

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  • Stampeders DB Keon Raymond writes touching farewell letter after signing with Argos

    Former Stamps defensive back Keon Raymond says "Calgary will always be home" in a touching letter to Calgarians on the day he was traded to the Toronto Argonauts. Raymond, 33, was a Grey Cup winner in 2008 and 2014, over eight seasons with the Calgary Stampeders. "We were in discussions with Keon and his agent right until the end and the door was always open for him to remain in Calgary," said Stampeders general manager John Hufnagel.

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  • Baton Rouge police say 2 officers, 1 suspect shot

    A Baton Rouge neighbourhood was awakened before dawn Saturday by a barrage of gunfire, with police saying two officers were wounded as they traded shots with a man they had been chasing. Baton Rouge Police Chief Carl Dabadie Jr. said the officers' injuries didn't appear to be life-threatening. The suspect, identified as 22-year-old Calvin Smith by East Baton Rouge Parish District Attorney Hillar Moore, was undergoing surgery at the same area hospital.

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  • This Home Security Works Even When the Power Fails

    Some security systems shut down when your power fails. Not this one. See how SimpliSafe keeps your home secure during outages.

  • Drake nabs NBA all-star celebrity game win on home turf

    Does Coach Drake have a ring to it? The 6God led the Canadian squad to a 74-65 victory in the NBA all-star celebrity game at the Ricoh Coliseum in Toronto, shortly after receiving a key to the city. Drake and comedian Kevin Hart got into a 'war of words,' with the rapper telling the referee to get the Team USA coach into line.

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  • Facebook nude-painting case can face trial in France

    If you post a 19th-century nude painting on Facebook, is it art or impermissible nudity? Five years ago, Facebook suspended the account of Frederic Durand-Baissas, a 57-year-old Parisian teacher and art lover, without prior notice. "This is a case of free speech and censorship on a social network," Durand-Baissas told The Associated Press in a phone interview.

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  • Somalia: Al-Shabab claims responsibility for plane bomb

    Somalia's Islamic extremist rebels, al-Shabab, said Saturday they carried out the bombing of a commercial passenger jet earlier this month that blew a hole in the fuselage, sucking out the suspected bomber and forcing the plane to make an emergency landing. The explosion targeted Western and Turkish intelligence agents aboard the Daallo Airlines flight to Djibouti on Feb. 2, al-Shabab said in a statement. Al-Shabab, who are allied to al-Qaida, said they will continue such attacks.

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  • Conan's biggest regret at Harvard? Skipping economics

    Conan O'Brien was a prankster during his Harvard years, but he also credits his success to hard work in the classroom. The late-night TV host spoke to an audience of Harvard University students on Friday about the value of a liberal-arts education and about his time at the Ivy League school. Harvard President Drew Faust hosted the discussion with O'Brien, who graduated from Harvard in 1985 with a concentration in history and literature.

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  • Surprising Rule Helps People In Credit Card Debt

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  • Despite rocky start, Philae comet probe has raked in science data

    Twelve years ago, the European Space Agency (ESA) launched a spacecraft with a very precious cargo -- a robot laboratory designed to land on a comet and photograph, prod and sniff its surface. The 1.3-billion-euro ($1.5-billion) mission of robot lab Philae and its orbiting mothership, Rosetta, was to shed light on the Solar System's formation, and possibly the origins of life on Earth. While Rosetta will remain with comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko until September, scientists on Friday bade farewell to Philae from which there has been no word for seven months.

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  • Fishing for China: How a little lobster is making a big impact

    Perhaps one of the best and most recent examples showing the potential of the Chinese market involves the humble Canadian lobster.

    • CBC
  • Speed friending gains momentum at Saint Mary's University

    After all, that's what speed friending is all about. "It's like speed dating, but we're not dating, we're just friending," said Scott Xing, co-president of the Speak Up! Society. "Because of technology, it's really hard to talk to people these days," said Gaius St.Marie, a Saint Mary's student.

    • CBC
  • Calgary businesses barter during Alberta's economic downturn

    Some Calgary businesses have reverted to the age-old system of bartering in order to cut costs during this economic downturn — but with a modern upgrade. Liem says bartering also helps businesses clear old inventory, and introduces new businesses to each other.

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  • What Are The Pros & Cons Of A Reverse Mortgage?

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  • Survivors torn as Eagles of Death Metal return to Paris

    As Eagles of Death Metal return to Paris on Tuesday to 'finish' their fateful November rock concert that ended with jihadi gunmen killing 90 of their fans, survivors are torn over whether to go to the gig. "I want to go," said Guillaume Munier, who escaped the gunmen with a friend by hiding in a tiny upstairs toilet for two hours. Jihadists killed 130 people and injured hundreds more in a series of coordinated gun and suicide bomb attacks across Paris that night.

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  • Uluhaktok, N.W.T., student-run popup coffee shop a hit

    Students at Helen KalvakElihakvik School in this N.W.T. hamlet of 475 people hold a coffee shop every two weeks. While it started three years ago as a simple fundraiser for the school's grad party, teacher Kathy Tollenaar said the coffee shop, which runs every second Saturday from 1 to 4 p.m., has grown from coffee and baked goods to include lunches and take-out. In the process, Tollenaar said students learn about taking orders, making change, managing time, multitasking and working under pressure.

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