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Man To Stand Trial In Kitchener Arrow Killing

Eric Amaral has been ordered to stand trial on a charge of first-degree murder for allegedly firing an arrow that killed a Kitchener man. Justice Pamela Borghesan made the ruling earlier this month at the end of a three-week preliminary

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Signs Of Cellphone Addiction

As a Toronto middle school bans the use of cellphones in its classrooms and hallways, experts continue to look at the problem of potential cellphone addiction… Steve Joordens, Professor of Psychology at the University of Toronto, says there are several

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UBC May Have Discovered Addiction Breakthrough

Scientists at the University of British Columbia have genetically engineered mice that can’t be tempted by cocaine, or get addicted to it. The mice were created to have higher levels of a protein called cadherin, which helps strengthen synapses between

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More Canadian Troops Off To Ukraine

About 200 soldiers from Edmonton are preparing to deploy to Ukraine — though with everyone waiting to see whether the mission there will be extended, exactly how long they will be staying is anyone’s guess. Canada, Britain and the United

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Mac Students Helping Kids Have Beautiful Locks

The student-organized event, “Locks for Love” was held at McMaster University on Monday to collect hair to make wigs for children who have lost their hair for medical reasons. Donors were asked to raise a minimum of $75 through donations.

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Jackman Treated For Skin Cancer Again

Hugh Jackman took to Twitter on Monday to reveal that skin cancer has returned on his nose. “Another basal cell carcinoma,” Jackman posted. “Thanks to frequent checks & amazing doctors, all’s well. Looks worse w the dressing on then off!

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Cupid’s Paws-Abilities Are Endless

Janice Olynich is changing Cupid’s life. Olynich is head of PawsAbility, a Thorncliffe Park shop providing custom-made orthotics and prosthetics for pets who need them — mostly dogs. She’s created prosthetic legs for Cupid, the pup born without forelegs and

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Reese’s Mirror Reflection In Teen Daughter

It’s no secret that Reese Witherspoon’s daughter, Ava Elizabeth Phillippe, is nearly an exact copy her mother, but after posting a photo of the two to Instagram, Witherspoon has seemingly thrown the Internet into a tailspin. The Oscar-winning actress shared

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GTA Afternoon Commute Could Be A Tough One

Commuters might want to consider heading out early from work today, as a special weather statement is calling for up to 10 cm of snow, beginning this afternoon. Environment Canada has issued the statement for Toronto, as well as York,

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Jays Ink Smith

The Toronto Blue Jays formally announced Thursday the signing of right-hander Joe Smith – the club’s newest addition to the bullpen. It’s reported to be a one-year, $3-million deal. In order to make room for Smith on the 40-man roster,

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15 Charges Laid After Stolen Car Crashes Into Windsor Tim Hortons

A 24-year-old Windsor man is facing a big list of charges after he allegedly stole a vehicle and crashed it into a downtown Tim Hortons on Tuesday. Windsor police have arrested and charged Cody Bosse, 24, with a huge list

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Two-Second Parking Fine

Justice must be served — that is, unless the case is so silly that even the judge can’t help but laugh. Sarah, of Providence, Rhode Island, brought a parking ticket to Chief Judge Frank Caprio of the Providence Municipal Court.

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McIlhinney, Gardner and Matthews, Oh My!

There was a time Jake Gardiner was considered the Maple Leafs’ most dangerous defenceman for all the wrong reasons. But Gardiner’s brain-cramp giveaways are fewer and farther between now, and his offence is what makes him a dangerous weapon on

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Things We Need To Stop Apologizing for… I’m Sorry

Crying through a movie in the theater: How many times have you started crying and your first reaction has been to apologize? ‘I’m sorry, I’m not normally like this!’ The thing about feelings though is that we all have them

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The Wahlberg Family Just Misses Patriots’ Historic Win

Mark Wahlberg may be kicking himself a bit after leaving the Super Bowl early on Sunday… But Dad duty takes first priority. The long time, die-hard New England Patriots fan was there with his wife and two sons, but they

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