Daily Archives: August 6, 2017

Sarahah app raises fears of cyberbullying among teens

A new app that’s becoming popular with teenagers can also be used for cyberbullying. Sarahah is a messaging service that allows anyone with a link to send messages to those who register. The person receiving the messages has no way to respond or to know who sent them. The app was created by a Saudi developer worried about workplace discrimination. ...

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Ottawa gets an earful on proposed expansion of U.S. border pre-clearance powers

The Prime Minister’s Office received a flood of emails opposing the government’s bill to implement new pre-clearance measures at Canadian airports and other departure points following a CBC News story on concerns about the powers the bill grants to U.S. border agents, documents show. It’s been eight months since the U.S. Congress passed its version of a law to implement ...

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Teen discovers Roman treasure

A stunning hoard of ancient silver, believed to have been used as bribes by Romans, was found with a metal detector by a teenager in Scotland. The silver fragments were found in Dairsie, in the Scottish region of Fife, by David Hall in 2014. Hall was just 14 years old at the time of the find. In October, the trove ...

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Human error blamed for Niagara Falls sewage dump

A worker’s error caused the inky, foul-smelling discharge that blackened the water near the base of Niagara Falls last weekend, according to a statement released Friday night. The water board in the city of Niagara Falls, N.Y., said a worker who had been monitoring the discharge was called away to another section of the wastewater treatment plant to help with ...

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The science of sausages and rethinking antibiotic advice: CBC's Marketplace consumer cheat sheet

Miss something this week? Here’s the consumer news you need to know from CBC’s Marketplace. Get this in your inbox every Friday. Sign up here. Sausage science One in five sausages from Canadian grocery stores had meats that weren’t on the label, according to tests commissioned by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency. Researchers analyzed 100 sausages that were supposed to be just ...

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'Things started to fly': Roofs lifted and homes damaged after tornado hits Beauce region

Trees and sheds were uprooted in Quebec’s Beauce region this weekend, in what Environment Canada has confirmed was a tornado that touched down late Saturday afternoon. Meteorologist Denis Thibodeau said initial reports to the weather agency mentioned there had been a microburst around 4 p.m. along Route 276 in Saint-Joseph-de-Beauce, about 75 kilometres south of Quebec City. Severe weather specialist René Héroux drove ...

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National Geographic unveils Travel Photographer of the Year winners

Over 15,000 photographers entered this year’s National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest, which showcases some of the best images captured over the past two years in locations around the world. Judges pared those submissions down to a short list of 18 photos, broken into three categories: nature, cities and people. Grand prize and 1st prize, nature category: The Power of ...

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