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BEYOND LOCAL: Barbie will make dolls to honor Venus Williams and other star athletes

BEYOND LOCAL: Barbie will make dolls to honor Venus Williams and other star athletes

The others being depicted as dolls are gymnasts Rebeca Andrade and Alexa Moreno, soccer players Mary Fowler and Christine Sinclair, boxer Estelle Mossely, swimmer Federica Pellegrini, paratriathlete Susana Rodriguez and track and field sprinter Ewa Swoboda
BEYOND LOCAL: How to check the Air Quality Health Index and assess your health risks

BEYOND LOCAL: How to check the Air Quality Health Index and assess your health risks

A rating of 1-3 is low risk, 4-6 is moderate risk, 7-10 is high risk and over 10 is very high ris
BEYOND LOCAL: 'Very difficult day' - Barrie officials mourn toddler struck by truck

BEYOND LOCAL: 'Very difficult day' - Barrie officials mourn toddler struck by truck

'Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and the community,' says Barrie mayor; investigation continues into death of 23-month-old boy in south end
BEYOND LOCAL: Massey Hall Lightfoot tribute was a fitting homage to a legend

BEYOND LOCAL: Massey Hall Lightfoot tribute was a fitting homage to a legend

Blue Rodeo, Burton Cummings, Tom Cochrane, Murray McLauchlan and others performed on a night that was as poignant as it was upbeat
BEYOND LOCAL: Former teacher fights to clear name after child porn charges dropped

BEYOND LOCAL: Former teacher fights to clear name after child porn charges dropped

Robert Aurich, an abuse survivor himself, shares how his 'life was destroyed' by drugs for a skin condition that caused a confirmed psychotic reaction, and the torment that continues despite charges being stayed
BEYOND LOCAL: Tonya Williams honoured as changemaker for Black filmmakers

BEYOND LOCAL: Tonya Williams honoured as changemaker for Black filmmakers

Williams will receive the Canadian Screen Awards’ Changemaker Award for her work with Reelworld, a festival and series of professional development initiatives for racially diverse filmmakers
BEYOND LOCAL: WestJet CEO calls for freeze on passenger fees to boost competition, reduce airfares

BEYOND LOCAL: WestJet CEO calls for freeze on passenger fees to boost competition, reduce airfares

Alexis von Hoensbroech is urging the federal government to review Canada’s user-pay model of airport finance, which relies on passengers to fund operations and improvements
BEYOND LOCAL: Boeing to spend $240-million on initiatives to bolster Quebec aerospace innovation

BEYOND LOCAL: Boeing to spend $240-million on initiatives to bolster Quebec aerospace innovation

U.S. industrial giant makes good on local investment commitments after winning a sole-source contract from Ottawa for military surveillance planes last fall
BEYOND LOCAL: 'The whole country is not on fire': Canadian tourism industry struggles as fires rage

BEYOND LOCAL: 'The whole country is not on fire': Canadian tourism industry struggles as fires rage

OTTAWA — Canada's tourism industry is trying to put on its Sunday best this week, showcasing itself to more than 500 international travel agents and tour operators at the largest annual tourism convention in Canada.
BEYOND LOCAL: Tim Hortons celebrates its 60th birthday. Here's a timeline of its history

BEYOND LOCAL: Tim Hortons celebrates its 60th birthday. Here's a timeline of its history

Tim Hortons is considered part of the fabric of Canada