• Vote: Do you put your windshield wipers up when it snows?
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    Vote: Do you put your windshield wipers up when it snows?

    The winter weather has officially arrived in southwestern Ontario and it’s already been snowing for weeks in the Prairies and Territories. With the snowy conditions in full force across the country, driving becomes hazardous and every extra precaution is necessary to stay safe in the slippery conditions

  • Where the Ontario storm will hit hardest – and when it’s going to stop
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    Where the Ontario storm will hit hardest – and when it’s going to stop

    If you live in southwestern Ontario, brace yourself: the next few days are going to be snowy, cold and very slippery. Across the GTA, residents can expect somewhere between 8-15 cm of snow starting this afternoon and into Tuesday morning, says Brett Anderson, a senior meteorologist at AccuWeather.

  • Snow on Christmas Day in eastern Canada, experts say
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    Snow on Christmas Day in eastern Canada, experts say

    If you’re still dreaming of a white Christmas this year, you may be in luck. Weather patterns currently show that the eastern portion of Canada will have snow on Christmas Day. “It’s probably looking like we could see a snowier pattern in New Brunswick, in that area as you get closer to the coast,”

  • Vote: Should provinces get a bigger share of the pot tax?
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    Vote: Should provinces get a bigger share of the pot tax?

    Canada’s cities and provinces have been demanding a larger share of the tax revenue from the legalized sale of marijuana. When the first concrete details of Canada’s legal marijuana regime came to light, one of the key pieces of the framework was a 50-50 split in excise tax revenues between the provinces

  • Expect more Indigenous requests to rename places, advocate says
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    Expect more Indigenous requests to rename places, advocate says

    Alberta regulations mean an Indigenous group cannot ask to rename Calgary and Canmore, provincial officials say, but an Indigenous advocate says these kinds of requests are part of “hard conversations” connected to reconciliation that Canada must have.

  • Poll: Is driving high as dangerous as driving drunk?
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    Poll: Is driving high as dangerous as driving drunk?

    As Canada prepares for the legalization of marijuana on July 1, 2018, countless questions remain on how regulations surrounding the process and how laws will be enforced. A recent poll by an Ontario chapter of the Canadian Automobile Association revealed 52 per cent of drivers feel they are worse drivers

  • Vote: Will you get the flu shot?
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    Vote: Will you get the flu shot?

    This year’s flu vaccine may be almost ineffectual. The flu season is finally upon us, but recent reports revealed that this year’s flu shot may be ineffective. Reports coming out of Australia, where the yearly flu strikes first, indicate 93,000 cases of H3N2, a subtype of influenza A. That’s more than

  • VOTE: What should Canada buy for its fighter jet fleet?
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    VOTE: What should Canada buy for its fighter jet fleet?

    The Royal Australian Air Force’s F-18 Classic Hornet appears in the sky on Oct. 5, 2017, in Townsville, Australia. Canada currently operates the Classic Hornet aircraft, which was originally rolled out in the 1980s. Canada is on the verge of purchasing a fleet of used F-18 jets from Australia, Reuters

  • Terrifying video: Toronto man turns camera on as he escapes burning home
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    Terrifying video: Toronto man turns camera on as he escapes burning home

    Cole-Jonathon Neophytou was woken up by a terrible surprise. His house in Little Italy – the west end of Toronto – where he lives with his mother and grandmother, was on fire. The 24 year-old told Yahoo Canada News that he woke up on the night of December 1, 2017 after hearing neighbors yelling. “I ran

  • Vote: Should tampons and pads be free in Canada?
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    Vote: Should tampons and pads be free in Canada?

    Earlier this week, a Reddit post went viral over pricey tampons at a Calgary airport. The washroom was out of stock of feminine hygiene products which can usually be purchased for 50 cents from the vending machine. Since there were no supplies in the washroom the woman was forced to buy an 18-pack of

  • We're not always friendly: Countries that have had tensions with Canada
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    We're not always friendly: Countries that have had tensions with Canada

    This photo shows Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, and former Canadian prime minister Stephen Harper shaking hands at the G20 summit in St. Petersburg, Russia, in September 2013. Fourteen months after this handshake, Harper reportedly told Putin to “get out of Ukraine.” Photo from . Canada is

  • Poll: Should Canada pursue a free trade deal with China?
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    Poll: Should Canada pursue a free trade deal with China?

    As NAFTA negotiations stall over increasingly irreconcilable differences between the Canada and Mexico on the one hand, and the U.S. on the other, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has pushed Canada to embrace free trade deals with other countries and economic blocs. The implementation of CETA, parts of

  • Massive change in weather patterns coming to Canada
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    Massive change in weather patterns coming to Canada

    If you live in Ontario or Quebec, you’ve likely seen a more mild winter so far this year, but experts say you should definitely start getting out your winter gear and putting on those snow tires because a huge shift in temperature is on the way as we head into December. “Our team at The Weather Network

  • Year in Review 2017: Trump is Canada's top news search of the year
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    Year in Review 2017: Trump is Canada's top news search of the year

    From the potential threat of nuclear war to an ongoing refugee crisis, the news that Canadians have been searching for has been decidedly grim. U.S. President Donald Trump speaks to reporters before departing the White House for New York in Washington, U.S., December 2, 2017. It should come as no surprise

  • Year in Review 2017: Canada's top search of the year is truly American
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    Year in Review 2017: Canada's top search of the year is truly American

    Canadians are a patriotic bunch, but if the top Yahoo Canada search of the year is any indication, we were taking a closer look south of the border this 2017 than anywhere else in the country. From shuffling White House employees to his late-night tweets, U.S. president Donald Trump (No. 1) has certainly

  • Exclusive: Canadian student's discovery could prevent cancer -- and HIV
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    Exclusive: Canadian student's discovery could prevent cancer -- and HIV

    Caitlin Miron has found something huge: A week ago she was honoured for discovering a chemical compound with the ability to prevent cancer growth, but it could also have significant applications in halting the spread of HIV, too. In an exclusive interview with Yahoo Canada News, the Ontario PhD student

  • Vote: Should Bill Morneau resign as finance minister?
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    Vote: Should Bill Morneau resign as finance minister?

    Finance Minister Bill Morneau speaks to reporters in the foyer of the House of Commons on Parliament Hill on Oct. 26, 2017. The embattled minister has faced several ethics-related controversies over the past few months, mainly around how he handled his personal finances and shares in the human resources

  • VOTE: Kelly Ellard was granted parole: Do you support the decision?
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    VOTE: Kelly Ellard was granted parole: Do you support the decision?

    Convicted killer Kelly Ellard appears outside a courthouse in Vancouver, B.C., in March 2000. Twenty years after Reena Virk was brutally murdered in Saanich, B.C., her killer is seeking an escape from a life behind bars. Kelly Ellard, who is now 35, was granted day parole Thursday by a two-member panel

  • What Canadians need to know about net neutrality
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    What Canadians need to know about net neutrality

    Whether you love streaming your favourite Hollywood TV shows, or you’re a small business owner or independent artist trying to expand your audience, the United State’s proposal for new net neutrality rules could have an impact in the Canadian market. The U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC)

  • Tell us: Are there too many rules around the Canada 150 Ice Rink?
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    Tell us: Are there too many rules around the Canada 150 Ice Rink?

    As a year of sesquicentennial events in honour of Canada’s 150th birthday draws to a close, Ottawa is readying its Parliament Hill ice rink for opening day on Dec. 7. It’ll also feature hockey workshops and ice sport demonstrations, and will be outfitted with a cooling system, bleachers and a change

  • With U.S. out, Canada's focus on TPP is more important than NAFTA
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    With U.S. out, Canada's focus on TPP is more important than NAFTA

    Canada’s government is engaged in a two-pronged trade negotiation strategy as its handles simultaneous negotiations with its NAFTA partners and a revived TPP bid. Engaging more deeply in the TPP is to Canada’s advantage for a number of reasons. Perhaps the most important is it now constitutes the second-largest

  • Health Canada releases proposed pot regulations
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    Health Canada releases proposed pot regulations

    The framework for legal pot packaging and retailing in Canada is starting to take shape, with the federal government having released its proposed cannabis regulations on Nov. 21.

  • VOTE: Do you use winter tires?
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    VOTE: Do you use winter tires?

    As the temperature starts to drop and snow starts to arrive, the winter tire debate starts pops up. Do I really need to change my tires? According to the Ontario Ministry of Finance, winter tires that are in good condition can shorten braking distances by as much as 25 per cent. In Quebec, for example

  • Do you really need winter tires? It's absolutely 'crucial', expert says
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    Do you really need winter tires? It's absolutely 'crucial', expert says

    Every year when temperature starts the drop and snow starts to fall, the winter tires debate springs up. From questions about when to put them on, to discussions about their cost versus road safety, consensus on the winter tire argument never seems to happen. Each province has varying regulations and

  • Tell us: What do you think of the Laurier TA's decision to share a controversial video?
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    Tell us: What do you think of the Laurier TA's decision to share a controversial video?

    The issue of free speech, particularly on university campuses, has emerged as a political lightning rod in the past couple of years, with both the political left and right accusing each other of abusing a basic right for their own ends. On the left, accusations are made that the right wants to legitimize