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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Is Toronto’s housing market on the cusp of a late-80s-style bubble?

Toronto’s current real estate boom shares one thing in common with the red-hot housing market in the late 1980s, recalls real estate veteran Karen Millar. “Prices were escalating and everybody was worrying how were they going to afford it, how were their kids going to afford it,” said Millar, now a senior real estate specialist with Royal LePage Signature Realty.  She ...

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‘I feel duped’: Why bank employees with impressive but misleading titles could cost you big time

Mike Black says he feels “completely betrayed” after trusting RBC employees with impressive-sounding titles to manage his life savings, only to earn far below the market average for six years. “I worked 35 years at two jobs and saved up a considerable amount due to the fact that I didn’t have a pension and would need money for retirement,” said Black, who ...

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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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Deadline for women to opt out of RCMP sex harassment settlement is today

Today is the deadline for female Mounties to decide if they want to opt out of a historic sexual harassment class action lawsuit. Any woman who has worked as a civilian or regular member of the RCMP is eligible to file a claim under the negotiated settlement to compensate for on-the-job harassment and abuse. RCMP Const. Agata Purcell said she’s sticking ...

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