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Toronto’s Santa Clause Parade (Photo Gallery)

Toronto held its 110th annual Santa Clause Parade on Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014. The grey day offered flurries, wind, and 30 floats for thousands of onlookers along the six kilometre route. (DQC Photo/dqcphotography.com)
Toronto held its 110th annual Santa Clause Parade on Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014. The grey day offered flurries, wind, and 30 floats for thousands of onlookers along the six kilometre route. (DQC Photo/dqcphotography.com)

Toronto held its 110th annual Santa Clause Parade on Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014. The grey day offered flurries, wind, and 30 floats for thousands of...

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Brain Stimulation Therapy Can Help Major Depression, Say Doctors

TORONTO—Doctors are increasingly turning to brain stimulation therapy, a non-invasive procedure that uses electromagnetic energy, to treat severe depression that doesn’t respond to standard antidepressant medications and psychotherapy. Known as repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation, or TMS, the treatment “exercises” an …... Read More




  • A protester with a flower clenched in his teeth is seized by riot police during protests at the G8 and G20 Summits in Toronto on June 27, 2010. A disciplinary hearing has begun for Supt. Mark Fenton, the most senior police officer charged in relation to the mass arrests during the summit. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

    Misconduct Hearing Begins for Senior Officer Over G20 Mass Arrests

    TORONTO—A disciplinary hearing is now underway for the most senior police officer charged in relation to the mass arrests during the G20 summit in Toronto... Read more

  • Up to Alleged Victims to Decide to Come Forward and Complain, Mulcair Says

    OTTAWA—Two female New Democrat MPs alleging misconduct at the hands of two of their Liberal counterparts shouldn’t be pushed to lodge formal complaints, no matter... Read more

  • NDP MP Charlie Angus asks a question in the House of Commons on Nov. 3, 2014. The New Democrats are calling on the Conservatives to give information commissioner Suzanne Legault the money she needs to do her job as the first step in fixing the 32-year-old access Access to Information system. (The Canadian Press/Adrian Wyld)

    NDP Decries Conservative Secrecy, ‘Broken’ Access to Information System

    OTTAWA—The New Democrats are calling on the Conservatives to give the federal information czar the money she needs to do her job as the first... Read more

  • Giant Hamburgers, Elvis Statues, Spaceships Among TV, Film Props up for Auction

    VANCOUVER—Two giant hamburgers, Elvis statues, spaceships and even a graffiti-covered shark could be out of the movies and into your living room if you are... Read more

  • Cups of coffee sit on a counter in a Tim Hortons in Oakville, Ontario. The price of coffee will go up Nov. 26 by 10 cents on average. (The Canadian Press/Chris Young)

    Pit Stops at Tim’s to Cost More

    TORONTO—Your morning stop at Tim Hortons is about to get a bit more expensive. The restaurant chain says it plans to raise prices for both... Read more

  • A new study shows that 45 percent of Canadians feel they have been bullied in the workplace, with bosses being the most frequent culprit. (KatarinaGondova/iStock/Thinkstock)

    Half of Canadian Employees Feel Bullied at Work, Survey Finds

    Close to half of Canadians feel they have been bullied at work, with bosses most commonly identified as the culprit, according to a new survey... Read more

  • South Sudanese women attend an English language class at an internally displaced persons camp on the outskirts of Khartoum, June 16, 2014. A new report shows that worldwide, English proficiency among adults is rising, with Denmark having the highest proficiency, followed by the Netherlands, Sweden, Finland, Norway, Poland, and Austria. (REUTERS/Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah)

    English Proficiency Linked to Quality of Life, Economic Advantage

    In some countries and regions, the spread of English is considered a threat to the national language. At the same time, proficiency in English is... Read more

  • Two kids playing hockey fall to the ice in a novice-level game. Children playing hockey need to have greater respect for their fellow players as a preventative measure against concussions. (The Canadian Press/Doug Ives)

    Kids Hockey Collaboration Aims to Prevent Concussions

    Two-time Olympic hockey gold medalist Cassie Campbell-Pascall and concussion expert Dr. Charles Tator have teamed up to raise awareness for player safety in hockey by... Read more

  • Our Federal Debt: The Elephant in the Room

    Federal Finance Minister Joe Oliver had some welcome news during the release of the fall fiscal update: Canada’s federal deficit is projected to finally be... Read more

  • Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., chair of the Senate Energy Committee, with Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W. Va.,  a member of the committee, speak to reporters about the new urgency to get congressional approval for the Canada-to-Texas Keystone XL pipeline, at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014. Three-term Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu, facing an uphill fight to hold her seat in a Dec. 6 runoff, called for a vote on approving the pipeline. President Barack Obama has delayed a decision on the project that is opposed by environmental groups. Republicans insist that it will create jobs. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

    House Votes in Favor of Keystone Oil Pipeline

    WASHINGTON—Congress inched closer to a possible showdown with President Barack Obama over the Keystone XL oil pipeline as the Republican-controlled House approved the project. Supporters... Read more

  • Screenshot of Davids and Goliath, documentary movie about organ harvesting from live prisoners of conscience. The film won best documentary at the Hamilton Film Festival in Canada on Nov. 9, 2014. (Epoch Times)

    Film on Organ Harvesting Wins Best Documentary

    “Davids and Goliath,” a film about organ harvesting from living Falun Gong practitioners in China, won Best Documentary at the 9th Hamilton Film Festival in... Read more

  • As Canadians continue to get hooked on their smartphones, tablets, and streaming video they're almost doubling the amount of time they spend online, according to a new survey. (AP photo/Rahmat Gul)

    Mobile Devices, Video Streaming Doubling Canadians’ Time Spent Online

    TORONTO—As Canadians continue to get hooked on their smartphones, tablets, and streaming video they’re almost doubling the amount of time they spend online, according to... Read more

  • George Clooney and his wife, human rights lawyer Amal Alamuddin, after their marriage ceremony in Venice, Italy, on Sept. 29, 2014. (AP Photo/Luigi Costantini)

    Cohabiting a ‘Failed Social Experiment,’ Says Relationship Expert

    If the impassioned response is any indication, Debra Macleod has struck a nerve with women across the country with the release of her new book,... Read more

  • Prime Minister Stephen Harper chats with Chinese President Xi Jinping during a meeting at the Great Hall of the People on Nov. 9 in Beijing. (Petar Kujundzic/Pool/Getty Images)

    Canada’s China Conundrum Pits Business Against Rule of Law

    OTTAWA—Prime Minister Stephen Harper did his duty to Canada’s business community last week, flying to China to glad-hand senior members of the Chinese Communist Party... Read more

  • Given the prevalence of flame retardants in furniture and other products, Seattle mom Marita Graube said she erred on the side of caution when she opted to spend more on an organic cotton mattress for her daughter Ayame. A new study on flame retardants has found traces of the chemicals in body fluids. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

    Flame Retardant Chemicals Detected in Body Fluids

    A new study on flame retardants on California residents has revealed startling results, with traces of the chemicals found in body fluids.  Researchers hope that... Read more

  • Gatineau and other Quebec cities are the most affordable major Canadian cities for child care when comparing child care costs to women’s income levels, while Brampton is the least affordable, according to the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives. (Serhiy Kobyakov/iStock/Thinkstock)

    Toronto Has Highest Child Care Fees in Canada, Report Finds

    A new report ranking child care affordability in major Canadian cities found that Toronto has the highest child care fees of all 22 cities studied... Read more


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