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    Cannabis growers get creative to ease power demands of pot

    Cannabis growers get creative to ease power demands of pot


    Commercial cannabis producers are trying to drive costs down, and that's sparking a market for scientific and engineering ideas to soften the huge electricity demands of producing pot. It's delivering some interesting spin-off benefits,...

    Commercial cannabis producers are trying to drive costs down, and that's sparking a market for scientific and engineering ideas to soften the huge electricity demands of producing pot. It's delivering some interesting spin-off benefits, too.

    Longing to sound like a local, some turn to accent reduction classes

    Longing to sound like a local, some turn to accent reduction classes


    Accent reduction and accent modification refer to terms used by businesses that strive to change how a person pronounces in English. The problem is, there is no standardization in the field, says Murray Munro, a linguistics professor at Simon Fraser...

    Accent reduction and accent modification refer to terms used by businesses that strive to change how a person pronounces in English. The problem is, there is no standardization in the field, says Murray Munro, a linguistics professor at Simon Fraser University.

    Toronto police now open to any possible links between Bruce McArthur and earlier disappearances

    Toronto police now open to any possible links between Bruce McArthur and earlier disappearances


    More than a decade before he was charged with first-degree murder in the deaths of two Toronto men, Bruce McArthur was ordered to provide a DNA sample in connection with two separate counts of...

    More than a decade before he was charged with first-degree murder in the deaths of two Toronto men, Bruce McArthur was ordered to provide a DNA sample in connection with two separate counts of assault.

    Union-backed group fights Ontario rules limiting spending on election advertising

    Union-backed group fights Ontario rules limiting spending on election advertising


    A union-backed organization that has spent millions on attack ads targeting Ontario's Progressive Conservatives during past election campaigns is fighting a Liberal law that limits how much third parties can spend on election...

    A union-backed organization that has spent millions on attack ads targeting Ontario's Progressive Conservatives during past election campaigns is fighting a Liberal law that limits how much third parties can spend on election advertising.

    Mother of 3 reports 'really upsetting' robbery as police warn of spike in west-end break-ins

    Mother of 3 reports 'really upsetting' robbery as police warn of spike in west-end break-ins


    Around 8 p.m. Monday night when Alex Merrick, a Toronto mother of three children, heard unknown footsteps climb the stairs and linger outside her three-year-old daughter’s...

    Around 8 p.m. Monday night when Alex Merrick, a Toronto mother of three children, heard unknown footsteps climb the stairs and linger outside her three-year-old daughter’s bedroom.

    Rising interest rates could hurt Ontario's economy, province's fiscal watchdog warns

    Rising interest rates could hurt Ontario's economy, province's fiscal watchdog warns


    Rising interest rates could have a "significant" impact on Ontario's economy as the already ballooning household debt is projected to continue to grow, warns the province's fiscal...

    Rising interest rates could have a "significant" impact on Ontario's economy as the already ballooning household debt is projected to continue to grow, warns the province's fiscal watchdog.

    Toronto budget committee OKs $52M in new spending for 2018

    Toronto budget committee OKs $52M in new spending for 2018


    The city is tweaking its budget to add millions in spending to build more shelters, combat climate change and preserve that ancient drain discovered under the old St. Lawrence Market...

    The city is tweaking its budget to add millions in spending to build more shelters, combat climate change and preserve that ancient drain discovered under the old St. Lawrence Market building.

    Ontario health minister helps homeless man who fainted during announcement on health care in shelters

    Ontario health minister helps homeless man who fainted during announcement on health care in shelters


    Ontario Health Minister Eric Hoskins rushed to the aide of a homeless man who fell down at a news conference on Tuesday where Hoskins was announcing a new program aimed at bringing health care services to Toronto...

    Ontario Health Minister Eric Hoskins rushed to the aide of a homeless man who fell down at a news conference on Tuesday where Hoskins was announcing a new program aimed at bringing health care services to Toronto shelters.

    Feds add $20M to fight against invasive Asian carp in the Great Lakes

    Feds add $20M to fight against invasive Asian carp in the Great Lakes


    The federal government is putting $20 million over the next five years into fighting the threat of invasive Asian carp in the Great...

    The federal government is putting $20 million over the next five years into fighting the threat of invasive Asian carp in the Great Lakes.

    Canada-wide warrant issued for Toronto man wanted in connection with Etobicoke deaths

    Canada-wide warrant issued for Toronto man wanted in connection with Etobicoke deaths


    Toronto police issued a Canada-wide warrant on Tuesday for 21-year-old Ubaid Said in connection with the deaths of Nasurdin Nasir, 26, and Terrell Carr, 24, last week in...

    Toronto police issued a Canada-wide warrant on Tuesday for 21-year-old Ubaid Said in connection with the deaths of Nasurdin Nasir, 26, and Terrell Carr, 24, last week in Etobicoke.

    Bell Canada alerts customers after data breach

    Bell Canada alerts customers after data breach


    Bell Canada is alerting customers after hackers illegally accessed the information of fewer than 100,000 customers, the telecom giant told CBC...

    Bell Canada is alerting customers after hackers illegally accessed the information of fewer than 100,000 customers, the telecom giant told CBC News.

    Mike Babcock among 3 named to Order of Hockey in Canada

    Mike Babcock among 3 named to Order of Hockey in Canada


    Toronto Maple Leafs head coach Mike Babcock, two-time Olympic champion Danielle Goyette and former NHL forward Ryan Smyth were named Order of Hockey in Canada honourees on...

    Toronto Maple Leafs head coach Mike Babcock, two-time Olympic champion Danielle Goyette and former NHL forward Ryan Smyth were named Order of Hockey in Canada honourees on Tuesday.

    Man arrested after girl, 4, fired on in 'outrageous' shooting spree, police say

    Man arrested after girl, 4, fired on in 'outrageous' shooting spree, police say


    Toronto police have arrested 20-year-old Adam Abdi, who allegedly opened fire on seven people, including a four-year-old girl, across five separate and seemingly random incidents this month. He's facing 48 charges, including seven counts of attempted...

    Toronto police have arrested 20-year-old Adam Abdi, who allegedly opened fire on seven people, including a four-year-old girl, across five separate and seemingly random incidents this month. He's facing 48 charges, including seven counts of attempted murder.

    An accent might keep you from getting hired even though it's not supposed to, advocate says

    An accent might keep you from getting hired even though it's not supposed to, advocate says


    Denying employment over a job seeker's accent contravenes the Ontario Human Rights Code. Although language is not explicitly reflected in the Code, it is related to ancestry, ethnic origin, place of origin or race — all prohibited...

    Denying employment over a job seeker's accent contravenes the Ontario Human Rights Code. Although language is not explicitly reflected in the Code, it is related to ancestry, ethnic origin, place of origin or race — all prohibited grounds.