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Oscar nods shine spotlight on Canadian animation films

The Canadian domination over the Oscars’ animated short category this year isn’t a surprise to How to Train Your Dragon filmmaker Dean DeBlois.  Award-winning animation is part of our cinematic heritage, according to the Canadian director and two-time Oscar nominee, whose blockbuster How to Train Your Dragon franchise launched its final chapter this weekend with The Hidden World. A major reason ...

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Why is $350,000 in Canadian aid being used to send homeopaths to Honduras?

This is an excerpt from Second Opinion, a weekly roundup of eclectic and under-the-radar health and medical science news emailed to subscribers every Saturday morning. If you haven’t subscribed yet, you can do that by clicking here. Chagas disease (American trypanosomiasis) is an insidious tropical infection that begins with flu-like symptoms and can end with heart failure. The only proven treatments are a ...

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Chicago police arrest singer R. Kelly on sexual abuse charges

R&B star R. Kelly was taken into custody after arriving Friday night at a Chicago police precinct, hours after authorities announced multiple charges of aggravated sexual abuse involving four victims, including at least three between the ages of 13 and 17. In a brief appearance before reporters, Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx announced the 10 counts against the 52-year-old ...

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World's biggest bee spotted alive for the first time in decades

A walnut-sized bee with a massive jaw and impressive wingspan has been spotted for the first time in nearly 38 years. Wallace’s giant bee, known by the scientific name Megachile pluto, is the world’s largest bee species — and now we know it actually still exists. Females measure up to 63.5 millimetres from wing tip to wing tip (longer than a AA ...

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Sudanese president declares state of emergency amid deadly protests

Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir early on Saturday local time appointed a new caretaker administration, but left the country’s current defence, foreign and justice ministers in place following an earlier declaration of a one-year state of emergency. Just hours after announcing he would dissolve the country’s central and state governments, Bashir Al-Bashir — who seized power in a 1989 coup — also appointed new state governors who were all ...

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'We've had enough,' SNC-Lavalin CEO says of claims made against company in political firestorm

The CEO of SNC-Lavalin says the company plans to “vigorously defend” itself in the court case as the centre of the unfolding political scandal in Ottawa, and says the company’s hard-working employees are being used “as pucks in a political hockey game.” Neil Bruce made the comments on a conference call with analysts on Friday, after the company posted its ...

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Vancouver Coastal Health confirms 2 new cases of measles

Two new cases of measles have been identified in B.C.’s Lower Mainland, according to Vancouver Coastal Health. The health authority has determined that one of the new cases is linked to a previously known case of measles. The source of the second infection has not been identified and is being investigated. There are now 10 confirmed cases of measles associated with ...

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