Norbord OSB mill in 100 Mile House, B.C., resumes production after wildfires

Production was suspended two weeks ago due to wildfires The Canadian Press Posted: Jul 24, 2017 12:10 PM ET Last Updated: Jul 24, 2017 12:10 PM ET Related Stories Norbord Inc. says its oriented strand board mill in 100 Mile House, B.C., resumed production over the weekend. The company says work restarted after an evacuation order for 100 Mile House ...

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European car companies act as cartel & collude together, lawmakers allege

Car stocks tumbled on Monday after a report in Der Spiegel that VW, BMW, Audi and Porsche may have colluded to fix the prices of diesel emissions treatment systems. (Michel Euler/Associated Press) Volkswagen will hold a special supervisory board meeting on Wednesday to discuss allegations that German carmakers operated a wide-ranging cartel, a source familiar with the matter said on ...

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OPEC moves to cap Nigerian oil output, boost production cut compliance

OPEC moved on Monday to cap Nigerian oil output and called on several members to boost compliance with production cuts to help clear excessive global stocks and support flagging prices. OPEC has agreed with several non-OPEC producers led by Russia to cut oil output by a combined 1.8 million barrels per day (bpd) from January 2017 until the end of ...

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South African child surprises researchers by showing no signs of AIDS years after treatment

A South African child born with HIV has surprised experts by appearing to be effectively cured of the AIDS virus after just a year of treatment, followed by 8½ years drug free. Patients with HIV would normally need to stay on antiretroviral (ART) drugs for the rest of their lives to keep AIDS at bay. But this child, still off ...

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3D-printed ‘Third Thumb’ a handy extra digit with Bluetooth connection

When’s the last time you memorized a phone number? For many of us, we’re already outsourcing parts of our brains to our devices. But imagine if the next gadget you bought wasn’t a smartphone, but something to actually augment your body. That’s the premise of the Third Thumb, a new controllable prosthetic created by British product design student Dani Clode. The ...

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Beloved honourary cat mayor in small Alaska town dies at 20

Stubbs, the honourary feline mayor of the Alaska town of Talkeetna, has died at the age of 20. The animal’s owners announced the cat’s death late Saturday in a statement. “Stubbs lived for 20 years and 3 months,” the family wrote. “He was a trooper until the very last day of his life; meowing at us throughout the day to pet him or ...

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Parents of critically ill infant Charlie Gard end legal battle to save his life

Chris Gard publicly apologized to his critically ill baby Charlie for not being able to save his life, as he and his wife dropped their legal bid Monday to send him to the United States for an experimental treatment after new medical tests showed the window of opportunity to help him had closed. Gard and Connie Yates withdrew their appeal ...

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IMF downgrades outlook for British economy even as Europe growing faster than expected

The International Monetary Fund has revised down its 2017 growth forecast for the British economy following a weak first quarter that suggested the country’s exit from the European Union was starting to weigh on consumers and businesses. In an update to its April forecasts, the IMF lowered its 2017 growth forecast for Britain by 0.3 percentage point to 1.7 per ...

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Pot charges drop in 2016, Statistics Canada reports

The number of cannabis-related offences reported to police was down again last year, for the fifth time in a row. Statistics Canada says there were about 55,000 offences related to marijuana reported to police in 2016, which is about 6,000 fewer than reported the year before, despite the fact that overall, the percentage of Canadians who consume the drug has ...

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