From loon calls to streetcar squeaks, CanadaSound aims to make library of Canadian noises

The roar of a snowblower. An orca’s breath underwater. Bed sheets on a laundry line, snapping in the Newfoundland wind. A new project is hoping to round up Canadian noises like these to make a soundscape of the country.  The project’s called CanadaSound and the plan is to have people submit their Canadian noises to an online database, which can then be accessed by musicians making new music. It ...

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Purolator stops accepting new parcels as threat of strike looms

Package delivery firm Purolator suspended acceptance of new shipments Tuesday after its largest union issued 72 hours’ notice of a possible strike, which would commence Wednesday at 4:30 p.m. ET. The move comes after a majority of the 8,162 Teamsters Canada members who work at Purolator rejected the company’s most recent offer in negotiations. Purolator’s final offer has been rejected by members. ...

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Trump takes credit as Ford set to announce spending on U.S. plants

New Unclear if announcement to come Tuesday is tied to new spending or existing plans CBC News Posted: Mar 28, 2017 8:37 AM ET Last Updated: Mar 28, 2017 8:38 AM ET U.S. President Donald Trump touted Ford Motor Co.’s expected announcement Tuesday about investments and jobs at its U.S. plants, saying the automaker would be making a major investment in ...

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Beloved Quebec actress Janine Sutto dead at 95

Janine Sutto, a prolific actress and comedian who delighted Quebec audiences for decades, died of natural causes early Tuesday morning. She was 95. Her son-in-law, Jean-François Lépine, confirmed that Sutto had been living in a palliative care centre leading up to her death. Sutto’s daughter, actress Mireille Deyglun, was by her bedside in the final hours. Sutto was born in Paris in ...

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Most patients get priority surgeries within target wait times: report

Three out of four Canadians received a hip or knee replacement, cataract surgery, hip fracture repair or cancer radiation therapy within the recommended wait times for those priority procedures, although there was often wide variation from one province to another, researchers say. A report by the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI), released Tuesday, provides a snapshot of patient wait ...

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Most patients get priority surgeries within target wait times: report

Three out of four Canadians received a hip or knee replacement, cataract surgery, hip fracture repair or cancer radiation therapy within the recommended wait times for those priority procedures, although there was often wide variation from one province to another, researchers say. A report by the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI), released Tuesday, provides a snapshot of patient wait ...

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Autism therapy helped Daniel learn to speak, do math, and decide he’ll get married

Daniel Thompson, 10, wants to grow up to build a 27-storey tower. He has a best friend named Marcus and he plans to marry his other friend Hannah. He also has autism.  And five years ago, this boy couldn’t have cared less if there were another kid in the room. Serena Thompson says that most of the changes she’s seen ...

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Concerns about accidental child poisonings grow as pot legalization looms

Health-care professionals in Canada are worried more children will accidentally ingest marijuana once it becomes legal, and are bracing for more emergency department visits and calls to poison control centres. They need to look no further than a 2016 Colorado study that found accidental ingestion became an issue, particularly with toddlers, following marijuana legalization in that state. Such poisonings are rare now in Nova Scotia, says Dr. Nancy ...

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The budget’s gender-based analysis forgot to look at one thing — men: Neil Macdonald

In last week’s federal budget, which brimmed with worthiness, the Trudeau government announced its determination to identify how its spending “affect(s) men and women differently.” Utterly sensible, on the face of it. While some, particularly in academia, regard gender as a “cisnormative” construct, the human race is in fact binary, and, as the budget’s authors acknowledge, government policies have different ...

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Erin O’Toole winning Conservative caucus as it shuns leadership front-runners Bernier, O’Leary

More than two-thirds of the Conservative caucus has gotten behind one of the 14 candidates for the party’s top job. Most are supporting either Erin O’Toole or Andrew Scheer — and O’Toole has now surpassed Scheer as the favourite of Conservatives in the House of Commons, even luring two of Scheer’s former backers to his side. But polls and other metrics suggest Maxime Bernier ...

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