• From smart phones to police forces, who’s putting facial recognition to use in Canada

    The faces of half of American adults are in a law enforcement face recognition network, most unbeknownst to them, as the technology has rapidly outstripped the laws that would govern it. There are more questions than answers at this point, said Josh Paterson, executive director of the B.C. Civil Liberties

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  • Video of Guelph, Ont., bus driver helping elderly woman goes viral

    An unknown bus driver in Guelph, Ont., is catching attention online for his thoughtful display of customer courtesy. Video posted to Imgur shows the Guelph Transit driver escorting an elderly woman towards his parked vehicle.

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  • From campaign promise to shared Thanksgiving feasts, Trudeau’s Syrian refugee plan takes shape

    Glance at the highlight reel of Justin Trudeau’s first year as Prime Minister and much differentiates him from his predecessor: Trudeau’s “sunny ways,” social media selfies with Canadians, and, perhaps the most memorable, the Syrian refugee resettlement program. To date 32,437 Syrian refugees have been

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  • Edmonton woman conquers Great Wall of China in wheelchair

    [Kuen Tang, a woman crippled by an accident in 2003, hopes to break down barriers by wheeling herself across the Great Wall of China. Photo: Getty Images]

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  • Windsor Police officers band together to buy a new puppy for boy with autism

    Sean Patterson first heard about 13-year-old Alex Brown’s missing dog, he couldn’t help but take notice. The autistic boy’s three-year-old golden retriever, named Sasha, had suddenly run off while his family was near the town of Harrow, Ont., over the Thanksgiving weekend. As the Windsor Star reports

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  • Indigenous leaders give Liberals a failing grade for first year

    Justin Trudeau and his Liberal government campaigned on a long to-do list for Indigenous voters and they cast ballots in unprecedented numbers. One year later, some say those promises rang empty and the new Liberal government has failed them. “He hasn’t fulfilled a single promise that he made to First

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  • Focus on public health effects of family violence especially key in economically-depressed areas

    The latest federal public health report focuses on family violence across Canada, a problem experts say is particularly acute in provinces with slumping economies. It’s the first time the annual report has focused specifically on family violence, something Canada’s chief public health officer, Gregory

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  • Abundance of trolls makes social media not so sociable for Canadians, says new poll

    AP Photo/Alastair Grant] One in three Canadian social media users have experienced harassment or abuse online and more than half of Canadians believe that social media companies aren’t doing enough to curb this anti-social behaviour, says a new poll. Men and women surveyed experienced harassment at

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  • Stephen Hawking warns A.I. could lead to destruction of humanity

    [Physicist Stephen Hawking believes the development of human-like A.I. technologies could be the worst thing that’s ever happened to humanity. Photo: Getty Images]

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  • New bike lock deters thieves with vomit-inducing gas

    A new bike lock promises to hit would-be bicycle thieves with a blast of noxious chemicals that will send them reeling — and vomiting. With the tagline, “The lock that fights back,” the SkunkLock promises to deter thieves by emitting a pressurized gas when sliced with a saw. It’s the creation of Daniel

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  • Cat spies on Japanese office worker from ceiling

    Sure, surveillance cameras can be found in cities and private businesses, but do you ever get the sense that you’re actually being watched in real time? The undercover agent had managed to lodge itself above the ceiling tiles and poked its little head out of what appears to be an empty light fixture

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  • Why drinking and escape rooms don’t mix and other tips from Canadian game masters

    [A group attempts to escape as they try one of five puzzle rooms at Epic Escape Game of Denver, Co. John Leyba/Getty Images]

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  • QUIZ: This week in Canadian news: Oct. 15-21

    [A large news network announced the addition of Canadian business correspondent Ali Velshi to its roster. Photo: The Canadian Press]

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  • Animal sense: Do they hear (and see and smell and taste) what we hear?

    There’s a cat named Oscar living in a Rhode Island nursing home who displays a mysterious bedside manner: He jumps up on the beds of patients who are about to die. Does Oscar have a sixth sense, or is he simply smelling the chemicals the dying release as they slip away? In addition to a highly tuned

    Yahoo Canada News
  • Alberta restaurant rewards woman for not drinking and driving

    Paula Grzelak-Schultz didn’t expect to be recognized for walking home from the pub after a few drinks, but when she went to pick up her car the next morning, she found that her responsible decision had been noticed. It all started when Grzelak-Schultz had spent some time at Original Joe’s Restaurant

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  • Mother cries seeing her autistic son bond with service dog

    For one mother of a child with autism, the arrival of her son’s new service dog brought profound joy and relief. In a post published on Oct. 18 on the show’s Facebook page, the mother in question can be seen crying with her hand to her face as her son leans casually against the sleeping dog named Tornado

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  • Going to Cuba? Leave your drone at home, one Canadian man advises after 13-day lock up

    Chris Hughes loves to travel, but a nearly two-week stay in a Cuban detention centre was not what he planned on when he began his most recent vacation. “I am a successful businessman from Toronto with two locations, and all of my travels are for the thrill and adventure of visiting new places,” Hughes

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  • ‘Clown lives matter’ joke backfires for Ontario auto shop

    Several businesses and organizations in Ontario are in hot water after their attempts at being funny backfired on social media. On Monday, Napa AutoPro on Wellington Road in London posted the phrase “Clown Lives Matter,” on its leaderboard outside. The auto repair shop’s supervisor told the London

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  • First Inuktitut Heritage Minute celebrates Kenojuak Ashevak, the artist behind iconic ‘Enchanted Owl’

    It may only be a Heritage Minute, but it covers the legendary and pioneering lifetime of Inuit artist Kenojuak Ashevak, whose story is now immortalized in the latest Historica Canada vignette. Created for the first time in the series with Inuktitut narration (along with the requisite French and English

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  • Toronto bike commuter’s cool pool noodle hack

    The inspiration struck Warren Huska after a particularly nasty run-in with a particularly nasty pick-up driver. A daily bike commuter riding 16 km each way on the mean streets of Toronto for years, he considered packing it in. At that moment, his daughter showed up with a pool noodle, and a life hack

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  • Vast majority of immigrants feel strong sense of belonging, says Statistics Canada study

    As Canadians are asked whether “minorities should do more to fit in” and consider testing potential immigrants for “anti-Canadian values,” a new research paper says most immigrants are patriotic.

    Canada Politics
  • Feds launch Indigenous mental-health hotline as criticism grows

    The federal government touted the launch Monday of a national toll-free telephone hotline for Indigenous people in Canada who need to speak with counsellors about mental-health issues. The announcement comes a week after three young girls in northern Saskatchewan died by suicide within four days of

    Canada Politics
  • Likin’ it: This incredible insect looks exactly like lichen

    It’s called the Lichen Katydid, and man, does it look like lichen. The Lichen Katydid doesn’t do anything special, except look exactly like lichen. Just as there are numerous types of lichen, there are also hundreds of different Lichen Katydid species.

    Lia Grainger
  • Blue-eyed Pakistani tea seller taking the Internet by storm

    A photographer snapped a few simple photos and the life of a tea vendor in Pakistan changed forever. Arshad Khan was simply doing his job, working in a tea stall in the Itwar Bazaar in Islamabad, reports Quartz India. A photographer named Jiah Ali happened to be strolling by and snapped a few pics

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  • YouTuber gives friend terrible haircut using drone

    YouTube personality Roman Atwood wanted to give his friend an experimental haircut. Instead of visiting the local barber, he thought it would be a good idea to see what would happen if he used a drone to do the coiffing. In a 20-minute video published on Oct. 13, Atwood takes viewers through the steps

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