Some Conservative leadership rivals tout numbers as deadline to sign up members passes

The deadline for Conservative leadership contenders to sign up new members has passed. Kevin O’Leary was among the first out of the blocks to declare his membership total after the midnight cut-off, with an email blast declaring he had enlisted 33,336 members in 69 days. Lisa Raitt told supporters in an email she’s signed up at least 10,613, while Kellie ...

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BooBoo the cat, found in Ontario, will be reunited with her California family

Ashley Aleman and her family, who currently live in Watsonville, California, were not expecting to see their brown female tabby cat, BooBoo, ever again. BooBoo went missing four years ago. ‘I’m going to lose it, I’m going to break down and I’m going to cry.’ – Ashley Aleman, BooBoo’s owner “We gave up looking and when we got this phone call ...

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Justin Trudeau called ‘scumbag’ while touting federal child-care plan in Winnipeg

Justin Trudeau was interrupted by a camcorder-wielding heckler who called the prime minister a “scumbag” during a stop in Winnipeg to promote the Liberal government’s $7-billion plan to create more child-care spaces. Trudeau was speaking Wednesday at the YMCA-YWCA of Winnipeg daycare on Fermor Avenue about the child-care plan, which is part of the latest federal budget. Staff from the Prime Minister’s Office said the ...

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The argument for robot ‘personhood’

What are the rights of a robot? Does it have any? Should it? It’s a question few of us have given much thought to, outside of a Friday night curled up in front of a science fiction movie. In fact, for many, the debate over the legal personhood of a robot probably isn’t something they thought they’d ever need to ...

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20 years after Buffy the Vampire Slayer, the Scooby gang reunites

Buffy Summers and her old pals from Sunnydale High are reuniting to celebrate the 20th birthday of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. ‘This is like a high school reunion, but much worse because they all still look really great,’ series creator Joss Whedon says of the reunion. (Warner Bros./Getty Images) Series creator Joss Whedon talks with stars Sarah Michelle Gellar, Alyson ...

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Netherlands town installs traffic lights for pedestrians walking and texting

It’s dubbed “wexting” — walking while texting. So-called distracted walking can certainly be annoying, and some argue it’s a public safety hazard. Now, a small town in the Netherlands is testing a novel approach to address those safety concerns. CBC tech columnist Dan Misener explains.  What is this small Dutch town doing to address distracted walking? A team in the town of Bodegraven has installed traffic signals in ...

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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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