Author Archives: Contributor

Samsung tries to win back customers with Galaxy S8 smartphone

​​After the damaging recall of its fire-prone Note 7 smartphone, you could be forgiven for thinking Samsung Electronics would make a song and dance about battery safety in its new flagship phones, due to be launched in the U.S. on Wednesday. But in the run-up to the launch, crucial to the South Korean technology giant winning back consumer confidence, it’s ...

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Bob Dylan to accept Nobel honour this weekend in Stockholm

Recorded speech to be delivered at a later date By Matti Huuhtanen, The Associated Press Posted: Mar 29, 2017 10:01 AM ET Last Updated: Mar 29, 2017 10:01 AM ET Related Stories Nobel literature prize laureate Bob Dylan will meet with members of the Swedish Academy during a weekend visit to Stockholm and they will hand over his Nobel diploma and ...

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Changing jet stream, extreme weather linked to humans: study

From the heat and drought that led to explosive fire conditions in Fort McMurray to non-stop rain before the disastrous Calgary flooding — these are perfect examples of how too many days of any kind of weather can lead to catastrophic extremes. Now, a new study published in Nature strongly suggests that human activity is linked to these types of prolonged summer ...

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Canopy Growth to launch online marijuana store in April

Canada’s biggest publicly traded marijuana company is readying a new online store to hawk its wares, in a move that hints at how legal marijuana sales might soon look. Canopy Growth Corp., which owns the Tweed, Mettrum, and Bedrocan brands of medical marijuana, will launch the Tweed Main Street store in the first half of April. Between them, the three brands have more than 50,000 ...

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St. John’s class gets hands dirty learning gardening skills from Autism Society

A group of Grade 1 students spent an afternoon learning something they don’t normally get taught in school by people who don’t normally teach them.   The Autism Society of Newfoundland and Labrador brought two participants from its Transitions program into the classroom. “We decided to take our skills on the road and teach little kids about planting seeds,” Transitions program ...

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Paramedic calls for more defibrillators after 2 hockey players’ lives saved

Pete Wightman and his middle-aged buddies used to joke about the defibrillator at Carleton University’s Ice House, where they play hockey every week. “I think in the dressing room over the years, as we’d come off the rink and feel a little more out of shape than the years previous, [there would be] some comments,” Wightman said.  The University of Ottawa arena where a defibrillator ...

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Purolator back to business as usual as agreement reached with union

New Package delivery company temporarily stopped accepting new packages Tuesday CBC News Posted: Mar 29, 2017 5:42 AM ET Last Updated: Mar 29, 2017 5:42 AM ET Purolator will be accepting packages again Wednesday as the company has reached a tentative agreement with its largest union, averting a strike. The agreement must still be ratified by Teamsters Canada, the union representing thousands of ...

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Canada and U.S. on diverging tracks as Trump signs climate order: Don Pittis

Only six months ago, Canada and the United States seemed like trains on the same track. Sure, there were policy differences. But especially after the election of a Liberal government in Ottawa, the two capitals were generally agreed on climate change, free trade, immigration, taxes, bank regulation and many other issues. But suddenly, with the election of Donald Trump as U.S. president instead of ...

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Trudeau government’s vacant appointments backlog up 80%

Five months after Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government assured Canadians that its new system would soon fix the backlog of appointments that need to be filled, the problem has gotten much worse. An analysis by CBC News reveals that one in three governor in council positions — ranging from directors of government agencies to members of tribunals that hear appeals of employment ...

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