Author Archives: Contributor

Drake gave fans a view of his new Toronto mansion and everyone wants in

Hold on, Drake’s going home — to his Bridle Path mansion. The chart-topping Toronto rapper recently gave fans a sneak peek of his new digs on Instagram, posting an overhead photo of the mansion-in-progress. As CBC Toronto previously reported, a numbered company linked to Drake bought the property — in one of the city’s most swankiest neighbourhoods — for $6.7 million. “Manifested ...

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91% vs. 47%: Why vaccination rates are so different in these neighbouring Alberta towns

Erin Henderson’s kids are among a minority in the Fort Macleod area — they’ve been immunized against polio. The mother of four made the decision to take her children for the recommended immunizations after researching the benefits and risks of vaccines, including the so-called “five-in-one” shot. That one protects against tetanus, diphtheria, whooping cough, polio and one of the most common forms of meningitis, but ...

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‘Cosmic shoutout’ for Thunder Bay; asteroid now bears name of Ontario city

The city of Thunder Bay, Ont., is getting a “cosmic shoutout” from the International Astronomical Union, which has accepted a proposal to name an asteroid after the city. “It’s tremendously exciting”, said Maureen Nadin, the chair of the exoplanet naming committee for the Thunder Bay Centre of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada. The asteroid,  formerly known as 1942 TB, ...

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‘She was actually burning from it,’ Manitoba mom says about toddler’s cast removal

A mother from Sandy Bay First Nation in Manitoba is worried her two-year-old daughter may be scarred for life after a cast removal at Portage District General Hospital left her arm covered in burns and the child terrified of strangers. Lana Roulette brought Ambriel to the emergency department Feb. 8 for what she thought would be a painless procedure — the ...

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January inflation reading expected to creep higher

Economists are expecting an increase in January’s Canadian inflation rate later this week, and for figures to show that retail sales ended 2016 on a mixed note. The report on the consumer price index will come Friday, two days after Statistics Canada reports on December retail activity. The consensus forecast of economists is that the year-end retail sales report will show a 0.2 ...

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Who are the MPs that vote against their party line most often?

Members of Parliament might feel pressure to toe the party line and maintain party unity in the House of Commons. But a few MPs have stood out for their willingness to rise and vote “Yea” when the rest of their colleagues vote “Nay.” Still, this breaking of the ranks is rare: even the biggest rebel in Parliament votes along party lines ...

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