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'We are the pioneers' N.S. prof striving to create perfect Christmas tree

'We are the pioneers' N.S. prof striving to create perfect Christmas tree

HALIFAX — A Nova Scotia professor is striving to create the ideal Christmas tree, inside the only research lab of its kind in the world. Dalhousie University's Raj Lada is the director of the Christmas Tree Research Centre in Truro, N.S.
In Canada, the term 'nationalism' doesn't seem to have a bad rap. Here's why.

In Canada, the term 'nationalism' doesn't seem to have a bad rap. Here's why.

OTTAWA — On a historic Remembrance Day, a century after the end of the First World War, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau told a Paris crowd that decaying trust in public institutions will lead citizens to look for easy answers "in populism, in nationali
Boy who was ISIL captive behind movement to bring bicycles to refugee children

Boy who was ISIL captive behind movement to bring bicycles to refugee children

WINNIPEG — Emad Mishko Tamo looks excitedly at his bright-green mountain bike and talks about how he's looking forward to summer cycling adventures with other Yazidi refugee children in his community.

No winning ticket for Saturday night's $9 million Lotto 649 jackpot

TORONTO — There was no winning ticket for the $9 million jackpot in Saturday night's Lotto 649 draw. However, the guaranteed $1 million prize was claimed by a ticket holder in Ontario. The jackpot for the next Lotto 649 draw on Dec.
Brothers, 20, face second-degree murder charge in death of teen: police

Brothers, 20, face second-degree murder charge in death of teen: police

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — Police west of Toronto say two brothers have been arrested in the death of a 14-year-old boy. Investigators have said the teen's body was found in a park in Mississauga, Ont., on Friday shortly before 8 a.m.
China: Canada's detention of Huawei exec 'vile in nature'

China: Canada's detention of Huawei exec 'vile in nature'

BEIJING — China summoned the Canadian ambassador to protest the detention of a top executive of leading Chinese tech giant Huawei, calling it "unreasonable, unconscionable, and vile in nature" and warning of "grave consequences" if she is not release
Critics call for more transparency on Toronto's planned high-tech neighbourhood

Critics call for more transparency on Toronto's planned high-tech neighbourhood

TORONTO — Critics of a proposed high-tech neighbourhood planned for Toronto's waterfront called for more transparency in the decision-making process amid mounting concerns over how the companies involved will handle privacy and data governance.
'My nightmare began again': Close call as bus carrying Humboldt crash survivor rear-ended

'My nightmare began again': Close call as bus carrying Humboldt crash survivor rear-ended

CALGARY — A terrifying ordeal for Humboldt Broncos survivor Ryan Straschnitzki this past week as the bus carrying him home from physiotherapy was rear-ended by a truck.
Renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma to gives free concert in Montreal's subway today

Renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma to gives free concert in Montreal's subway today

MONTREAL — A Montreal subway station played host to an unusually talented busker on Saturday as world renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma entertained a rapt crowd during a brief free concert.
Little-known among consumers, Huawei has high profile in Canadian tech networks

Little-known among consumers, Huawei has high profile in Canadian tech networks

TORONTO — Before the arrest of Huawei Technologies' chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou in Vancouver last weekend, the Chinese company wasn't a household name in Canada — certainly not in the league of an Apple, Samsung or BlackBerry.