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A woman takes part in the Toronto Caribbean Carnival on July 30, 2011. GETTY IMAGES/The Toronto Star/Carlos Osorio

Toronto Summer: Longer parade, same rhythms at Caribbean Carnival

| Marcia Chen

About a million people will converge on the city in August to celebrate Caribbean culture.

Trinidadian lingo explained on carnival weekend

Life

Trinidadian lingo explained on carnival weekend

| Toronto staff

CityNews’ Natasha Ramsahai explains lingo and dishes common to Trinidadian culture as carnival weekend kicks off in Toronto.

Two women use paddleboards on Lake Ontario in Toronto on May 31, 2011. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Entertainment Family Life Local News

5 things to do this weekend: Dusk Dances, fire parade and paddleboarding

| Marcia Chen

Events happening in the city from Aug. 1-4

hyperbaric oxygen therapy treatments

Health

Approved conditions for hyperbaric oxygen therapy treatments

| Roshni Murthy

A list of approved conditions for hyperbaric oxygen therapy treatments.

This scanning electron micrograph (SEM) depicts a number of Ebola virions. GETTY IMAGES/Media For Medical.

Health World

Ebola: what you need to know

| CNN and The Canadian Press

The largest outbreak of Ebola in history is happening in West Africa and there are fears that it could spread. Here's what you need to know.

What's Open And Closed On Holiday Monday

Family Life

What’s open & closed in Toronto for the August long weekend

| Sarah-Joyce Battersby

The civic holiday is not a statutory holiday under Ontario's Retail Business Holidays Act.

File photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Denis Beaumont

Life Money

Canadians grow more pessimistic about economy, jobs except in the West

| Julian Beltrame, The Canadian Press

The Conference Board's latest consumer confidence survey for July shows that optimism is waning or remains at very low levels in most regions.

Ryerson University professor Hitesh Doshi poses with a $10 Canadian bank note in Mississauga, July 28, 2014.  THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Life Money

Bank of Canada erases mountain ID from $10 bill after questions raised

| Dean Beeby, The Canadian Press

The central bank had claimed that its new plastic $10 bank notes included an image of majestic Mount Edith Cavell.

A woman types on a computer keyboard in a Dec. 19, 2012 file photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Health Life

Website helps parents, coaches recognize concussion signs in kids, what to do

| Sheryl Ubelacker, The Canadian Press

The Child & Family Research Institute at BC Children's Hospital has launched a website called the Concussion Awareness Training Tool (CATT).

Life Local News

FAQ: Celebrating Eid al-Fitr

| Justin Piercy

Five things to know about the holiday as Muslims around the world gather to celebrate the end of Ramadan.

Canadians feel vacation deprived: study

Health Life

Want a low-stress vacation? Experts suggest doing these four things

| Anne-Marie Vettorel, The Canadian Press

Typical vacations do not decrease long-term work-related stress levels, according to Jane O'Reilly, a human resources professor.

An electric car is seen charging in an undated file photo. GETTY IMAGES

Life Local News Technology

Number of utilities in Ontario hampering rise of electric cars: experts

| Ethan Lou, The Canadian Press

Some say the province's 75 independent utilities breed inefficiency, holding back upgrades needed to support the vehicles.

Canadian astronaut Julie Payette travelled into space twice during her more than 20 years as an astronaut before retiring in 2013. HANDOUT/NASA

Life

Retired Canadian astronaut Julie Payette had doubts she would succeed

| Peter Rakobowchuk, The Canadian Press

Payette travelled into space twice during her more than 20 years as an astronaut before retiring last year. Video

Dawson Creek, B.C., is shown in an Oct. 18, 2007 file photo. FLICKR/Shane Huang

Life National

Man has stroke in bathroom, survives on toilet water for 7 days

| Keven Drews, The Canadian Press

Steve Adsley collapsed in his condominium in Dawson Creek, B.C., on June 26. (1)

Annaleise Carr, 14, speaks to the media on Aug. 20, 2012 in Port Dover, Ont., a day after becoming the youngest person to swim across Lake Ontario. CITYNEWS

Life Local News

Ontario girl ends marathon Lake Erie fundraising swim early

| The Canadian Press

Annaleise Carr ended her swim at 4 a.m. at Long Point, Ont., a few hours short of where she had initially planned to arrive. Video (8)

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5 things to do this weekend: Festival of beer, Taste of Toronto & burlesque

| Christine Chubb

As our regular CityNews.ca series continues, we look at events happening in Toronto for a variety of ages and interests. (1)

Grassroots program certifies Ontario rental buildings as green

Life Local News

Grassroots Ontario program certifies green rental buildings

| Toronto Staff

Renters now have the power to help the environment with the simple act of choosing a certified green apartment building.

LONDON, ENGLAND - People work at computers in TechHub, an office space for technology start-up entrepreneurs on March 15, 2011. (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

Life Local News Technology

IBM executives unleashed sexist rant in Toronto restaurant, says coder who live-tweeted the whole thing

| Toronto staff

The tweets prompted an outpouring from current and former IBM employees. (3)

Panic, Anxiety and Fear of Flying

Health

5 tips for combating fear of flying

| Patricia D'Cunha

In the wake of the spate of recent flight tragedies and emergencies, here are some tips that can help ease your fear of flying. (3)

A nurse injects a patient with a flu shot. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Health Life

GSK flu vaccine plant inspection finds 10 issues requiring action: report

| Helen Branswell, The Canadian Press

The summary report of the June inspection said none of the problems found poses a critical risk to public health.

File photo of donors giving blood in Rutland, Vt., on Dec. 20, 2011. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Toby Talbot.

Health Life

Bill proposed to ban paying people for their blood

| Maria Babbage, The Canadian Press

The bill would also incorporate changes recommended in the wake of a probe into why more than 1,200 cancer patients received diluted chemotherapy drugs. (2)