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Zika mosquitoes discovered in Canada One of the mosquito species known to carry the Zika virus has been discovered in southwestern Ontario. Aedes albopictus is also known as the Asian Tiger mosquito. This species is known as a carrier of the West Nile disease, but can also be a vector for Zika. Four specimens were found in a mosquito trap set to...

Blue Jays’ victory marred by beer can throw The Toronto Blue Jays won a thrilling victory last night with a three-run homer by Edwin Encarnacion that sent the 50,000 fans in the stands, into a state of elation. But it has been overshadowed today by the revolting behaviour of one fan. In the bottom of the seventh inning, Baltimore Orioles’ outfielder Hyun Soo Kim...

Dentists urge city to fluoridate water to fight tooth decay Dentists and hygienists in the eastern city of Moncton are urging city officials to put the fluoride back in the water supply. They say cavities in children have increased 50 per cent in the five years since Moncton put a moratorium on the practice. It expires on Dec. 31. Fluoride is...

Can trees adapt to climate change? Perhaps not easily Some suprising new research shows trees in the same environment have developed shared genes, though they are different species. What researchers have long thought is that genetic solutions to deal with climate change would be complex, involving genetic differences and genetic variations. This would mean that evolution had found a variety of solutions...

Housing sales soar in Toronto, drop in Vancouver Housing sales jumped in Toronto in September while at the same time they decreased in Vancouver, leading to speculation that some foreign buyers may have shifted their focus from one city to the other. The number of sales in the Greater Toronto Area rose 21.5 per cent from what they were in September...

Quebec separation no longer paramount poll suggests Quebec separation is a declining cause in Canada’s only officially French-speaking province. In a recent national survey of the beliefs, values, priorities and the identity of Canadians, the changing trends in Quebec were revealed. The separatist party, the Parti Quebecois, is holding a leadership vote today, and only one of the candidates, Martine Ouellet,...

Biofuels: time to end taxpayer subsidies A new report by an expert group of economists says taxpayer-funded government subsidies of the ethanol industry cost more than the benefits it provides. The study by the cross-partisan, privately funded group known as the Ecofiscal Commission, said federal and provincial subsidies for the industry cost taxpayers and consumers about $640 million a year while...

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