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    Meet your e-dealer: Shopify confident its online tech can handle cannabis demand

    Meet your e-dealer: Shopify confident its online tech can handle cannabis demand


    If the rollout of legal recreational marijuana goes more-or-less smoothly this week, an Ottawa-based tech firm will be able to claim at least some of the...

    If the rollout of legal recreational marijuana goes more-or-less smoothly this week, an Ottawa-based tech firm will be able to claim at least some of the credit.

    Campfires and cannabis: Parks Canada says it's OK to smoke pot at campsites

    Campfires and cannabis: Parks Canada says it's OK to smoke pot at campsites


    Millions of visitors to Canada's national parks can add cannabis to their camping kits. Parks Canada said people can consume marijuana at their campsites after it becomes legal...

    Millions of visitors to Canada's national parks can add cannabis to their camping kits. Parks Canada said people can consume marijuana at their campsites after it becomes legal Wednesday.

    Parasite spread by cats threatens Quebec's endangered belugas, study shows

    Parasite spread by cats threatens Quebec's endangered belugas, study shows


    A new study suggests belugas are being increasingly infected with a parasite known as toxoplasma gondii, transmitted through the feces of...

    A new study suggests belugas are being increasingly infected with a parasite known as toxoplasma gondii, transmitted through the feces of cats.

    Facebook to ban false information about voting requirements ahead of U.S. midterms

    Facebook to ban false information about voting requirements ahead of U.S. midterms


    Facebook Inc. will ban false information about voting requirements and fact-check fake reports of violence or long lines at polling stations ahead of next month's U.S. midterm elections, company executives...

    Facebook Inc. will ban false information about voting requirements and fact-check fake reports of violence or long lines at polling stations ahead of next month's U.S. midterm elections, company executives say.

    Paul Allen, co-founder of Microsoft, dead at 65

    Paul Allen, co-founder of Microsoft, dead at 65


    Microsoft's co-founder Paul Allen, who had been suffering from non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, a form of cancer, died at 65 on Monday, his family...

    Microsoft's co-founder Paul Allen, who had been suffering from non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, a form of cancer, died at 65 on Monday, his family said.

    Mercury, PCBs still threaten Arctic and its wildlife, study shows

    Mercury, PCBs still threaten Arctic and its wildlife, study shows


    A new summary of toxins in the Arctic shows contaminants, such as mercury, continue to threaten polar bears and whales. But new threats — both chemical and climatic — are emerging, says the report done for the eight nations that ring the North...

    A new summary of toxins in the Arctic shows contaminants, such as mercury, continue to threaten polar bears and whales. But new threats — both chemical and climatic — are emerging, says the report done for the eight nations that ring the North Pole.

    We spent 2 weeks trying to free ourselves of single-use plastics

    We spent 2 weeks trying to free ourselves of single-use plastics


    As part of our experiential journalism series In Your Shoes, we accepted a challenge from a producer to go two weeks without any single-use plastics. More than one crying emoji was shared over the course of the...

    As part of our experiential journalism series In Your Shoes, we accepted a challenge from a producer to go two weeks without any single-use plastics. More than one crying emoji was shared over the course of the challenge.

    StatsCan says businesses spent $14B on cybersecurity in 2017

    StatsCan says businesses spent $14B on cybersecurity in 2017


    The survey found that more than one in five companies said they were impacted by a cyberattack last year, with large businesses more than twice as likely as small ones to be apparent...

    The survey found that more than one in five companies said they were impacted by a cyberattack last year, with large businesses more than twice as likely as small ones to be apparent targets.

    Global warming could make beer scarcer and costlier, study finds

    Global warming could make beer scarcer and costlier, study finds


    Add beer to chocolate, coffee and wine as some of life's little pleasures that global warming will make scarcer and costlier, scientists...

    Add beer to chocolate, coffee and wine as some of life's little pleasures that global warming will make scarcer and costlier, scientists say.

    'I don't think it's a hoax': Trump backs off climate change claim

    'I don't think it's a hoax': Trump backs off climate change claim


    U.S. President Donald Trump is backing off his claim that climate change is a hoax but says he doesn't know if humans are causing global warming, and he suggests that the climate will "change back...

    U.S. President Donald Trump is backing off his claim that climate change is a hoax but says he doesn't know if humans are causing global warming, and he suggests that the climate will "change back again."

    Researcher looks to understand 'mysterious' Hydro dam earthquakes in Quebec

    Researcher looks to understand 'mysterious' Hydro dam earthquakes in Quebec


    Filling the reservoirs of Quebec's hydroelectric dams has sometimes caused small earthquakes — a process that doesn't seem to have occurred elsewhere in Canada, according to a seismologist who has studied the...

    Filling the reservoirs of Quebec's hydroelectric dams has sometimes caused small earthquakes — a process that doesn't seem to have occurred elsewhere in Canada, according to a seismologist who has studied the phenomenon.

    NASA space telescope back in business after 2-day shutdown

    NASA space telescope back in business after 2-day shutdown


    NASA says one of its space telescopes, the Chandra X-ray Observatory, came back online Friday after being shut down for two...

    NASA says one of its space telescopes, the Chandra X-ray Observatory, came back online Friday after being shut down for two days.

    Rogers, Fido and Bell call centre workers penalized for reducing plans, offering credits

    Rogers, Fido and Bell call centre workers penalized for reducing plans, offering credits


    Current and former employees describe how incentive systems at call centres for Rogers, Fido and Bell mean agents who decrease service plans suffer penalties, leading to a culture of "doing as little as possible" for the...

    Current and former employees describe how incentive systems at call centres for Rogers, Fido and Bell mean agents who decrease service plans suffer penalties, leading to a culture of "doing as little as possible" for the customer.

    Wildfire destruction leads to re-discovery of ancient Indigenous sites in B.C.

    Wildfire destruction leads to re-discovery of ancient Indigenous sites in B.C.


    The Elephant Hill Wildfire burned up 192,000 hectares of B.C. Interior in 2017. One archaeologist says that has made it easier to comb the forest floor for hidden Indigenous archaeological...

    The Elephant Hill Wildfire burned up 192,000 hectares of B.C. Interior in 2017. One archaeologist says that has made it easier to comb the forest floor for hidden Indigenous archaeological sites.

    Investors rush to patent genetically modified cannabis molecules

    Investors rush to patent genetically modified cannabis molecules


    Biotechnology companies and drug producers are trying to isolate and patent the active chemicals in cannabis, potentially creating new medicines. That has critics raising "bio piracy" fears, as the once-illicit industry becomes...

    Biotechnology companies and drug producers are trying to isolate and patent the active chemicals in cannabis, potentially creating new medicines. That has critics raising "bio piracy" fears, as the once-illicit industry becomes mainstream.

    The film First Man brings realities of life as an astronaut to the big screen

    The film First Man brings realities of life as an astronaut to the big screen


    Damien Chazelle's new movie First Man, released Friday, tells the tale of the man behind the first moon landing. It's a story that resonates with astronauts today: their personal challenges going hand-in-hand with those of their...

    Damien Chazelle's new movie First Man, released Friday, tells the tale of the man behind the first moon landing. It's a story that resonates with astronauts today: their personal challenges going hand-in-hand with those of their jobs.