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15 of Toronto’s outdoor skating rinks to open Saturday

| Charlene Close and Toronto staff

Among them, Nathan Phillips Square and the new, covered rink and skating path at Greenwood Park.

Signage marks the Statistics Canada offices in Ottawa on July 21, 2010. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Business Life

Canada’s inflation rate at 2.4% in October: Statistics Canada

| The Canadian Press

Last month's increase follows a 2.0 per cent year-over-year rise in September.

Visitors take part in the "Brain: The Inside Story" exhibit. COURTESY: Ontario Science Centre

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5 things to do this weekend: Tango festival, Brain exhibit & gourmet foods & wines

| Showwei Chu

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

Philip and Karen Smith.

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Ontario bill to cut auto insurance rates by 15% by August 2015

| Showwei Chu

The new bill will help reduce costs and uncertainty in the auto insurance industry. (2)

Ted Rogers speaks to shareholders at the Rogers Communications Inc.  annual general meeting in Toronto on April 29, 2008. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld.

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Ted Rogers’ family donates $130M to create heart research centre

| Toronto staff

The money will be matched with $139 million in additional funds from SickKids, University Health Network and University of Toronto. Video

Reece Huculak is shown in this undated handout photo. Her mother says she is facing $950,000 in medical bills after giving birth unexpectedly in Hawaii.  THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO - Jennifer Huculak

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Couple faces nearly $1M medical bill after unexpected birth in Hawaii

| The Canadian Press

Blue Cross denied Jennifer Huculak's claim, citing a pre-existing condition. (1)

A pot of Tim Hortons coffee sits on a hot plate. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young.

Life Money

Tim Hortons’ coffee, breakfast sandwich prices to go up next week

| David Friend, The Canadian Press

A cup of coffee will go up by 10 cents, on average, though the change will vary by region. Video (12)

Packages of flavoured cigars are shown in an Oct. 3, 2010 photo. Health groups want other governments to follow Alberta's lead and pass legislation to ban flavoured tobacco products. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Doug Ives

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NDP health critic introduces bill to ban all flavoured tobacco products

| Toronto Staff

In a release, the Canadian Cancer Society applauded France Gélinas' proposed legislation. (1)

"Brain: The Inside Story" exhibit. COURTESY: Ontario Science Centre

Health Life

An inside look at the brain at Ontario Science Centre

| Patricia D'Cunha

Watch brain scans of a professional basketball player as he scores a basket and reacts to the crowd’s cheer.

City seeks to shut down Uber's Toronto operations

Business Local News Technology

Toronto only the latest city in battle with Uber

| Sarah-Joyce Battersby

The City of Toronto is seeking an injunction to block Uber from operating its mobile car service app. Video (2)

Image credit: Shawne McKeown, CityNews.ca.

Life Money National

More job opportunities for young people in Alberta and Saskatchewan: think-tank

| The Canadian Press

Ontario and Quebec have dim prospects for young job hunters, the Fraser Institute found.

A polar bear mother and her two cubs walk along the shore of Hudson Bay near Churchill, Man. on Nov. 7, 2007. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Life

10-year study shows polar bear decline in health, numbers in Beaufort

| Bob Weber, The Canadian Press

Bears generally depend on eating fat-rich seals that they hunt from floating platforms on the sea ice. Video

Toronto home sales surging, agents say

Life Money National

October home sales up 0.7% from September: CREA

| The Canadian Press

Canadian home sales in October were up seven per cent compared with a year ago, driven by markets including Toronto.

Energy drinks are shown in a store on July 26, 2010 in Montreal. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson

Health Life

Councillor proposes ban on sales of energy drinks to youths

| Toronto Staff

The push for a ban was led by Coun. Glenn De Baeremaeker. (21)

Nurse Kaci Hickox speaks to reporters outside her home on Oct. 31, 2014, in Fort Kent, Maine.  THE ASSOCIATED PRESS/Robert F. Bukaty

Health International Life

U.S.’s quarantine-fighting nurse clubs Canada’s Ebola policy

| Alexander Panetta, The Canadian Press

Kaci Hickox's return from Sierra Leone made her a cause celebre to some Americans, and a bete noir to others. Video

Pregnant Women Shouldn't Fear Antidepressant Drugs: Study

Health Life

Kidney donors face higher health risks during later pregnancies: study

| Helen Branswell, The Canadian Press

The study suggests the increase in risk is not enormous, but women should be informed.

Canada announced it would start to ship an experimental Ebola vaccine to the World Health Organization in Geneva starting Oct. 20, 2014. HANDOUT/Public Health Agency of Canada

Health Life

Canada to conduct clinical trial of Ebola vaccine

| Helen Branswell, The Canadian Press

A clinical trial will be conducted in Halifax, Health Canada and the Public Health Agency of Canada announced Friday.

A file photo of the Toronto Santa Claus parade workshop. CITYNEWS/Shawne McKeown

Entertainment Family Life Local Entertainment

5 things to do this weekend: Santa Claus Parade, Gentlemen’s Expo & Playoff Run

| Michael Talbot

Events happening in the city from Nov. 14-16, 2014. Video

Eighty-four per cent of those surveyed reported making some form of charitable donation in the past 12 months. Image source: ThinkStock

Life Money

Charitable giving on the rise in Canada: poll

| The Canadian Press

Eighty-four per cent of those surveyed reported making some form of charitable donation in the past 12 months. (1)

A view of Santa Claus during the annual parade in Toronto on Nov. 21, 2010. Courtesy of The Santa Claus Parade

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6 things you need to know about the 2014 Santa Claus parade

| Sarah-Joyce Battersby and Justin Piercy

The 110th annual parade kicks off at 12:30 p.m. (1)

An LCBO retail store is pictured near Toronto. THE CANADIAN PRSES/Steve White

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New report floats idea of online LCBO orders

| Momin Qureshi, 680News

The report also recommends the LCBO create warehouse depots and specialty boutiques.