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Musical website claims to help you focus

Musical website claims to help you focus

| Christine Chubb

Music calms the savage beast but can it also help you study?

Condos can be seen along Toronto's Lake Shore Boulevard in this photo from Google Street View. GOOGLE.

Local News Local News Technology

Travel back in time with Google Street View archive

| Erin Criger

Check out the condo boom along Toronto's Lake Shore over the past seven years.

A McDonald's sign looms large in Winnipeg, Man., on Sept. 24, 2010. Courtesy of StephenZacharias

Life Money National

McDonald’s puts foreign worker program on hold

| The Canadian Press

Canadian employees allege foreign workers were given priority work status and in some cases took their jobs. (3)

File Photo.

Health National

Producer recalls batch of medicinal pot after Health Canada inspection

| Sheryl Ubelacker, The Canadian Press

A B.C. producer of medical marijuana has voluntarily recalled a batch of its "purple kush" strain.

File photo of a woman browsing through a rack of dresses. GETTY IMAGES/Paper Boat Creative.


Retail sales up 0.5 per cent to $41 billion in February: StatsCan

| The Canadian Press

Excluding sales at gasoline stations and motor vehicle and parts dealers, sales advanced 0.8 per cent.

File photo of loonies and American dollars. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson.

Life Money

Canada’s middle class surpasses that in the U.S., says New York Times report

| Julian Beltrame, The Canadian Press

And overall, the study shows Canada tied with the U.S. for the highest per capita median income of the countries compared, including Germany, France and Britain.


Family Health Life

1 in 3 Canadians suffered some form of child abuse: study

| Helen Branswell, The Canadian Press

The lead author of the study says it provides the first national look at the prevalence of child abuse experienced by Canadian adults.

A man fills up his gas tank at a GTA station. CITYNEWS


Gas prices set to hit 3-year high

| Toronto Staff

Gas prices are expected to rise 1.1 cents at midnight, to an average price of 140.0 cents/litre at most GTA gas stations.

Students take part in a tree-planting event in York University in Toronto on April 26, 2008. Courtesy of Alex Indigo


GTA communities mark Earth Day with public makeovers

| Erin Criger

Earth Day, which began back in 1970, is now celebrated in 192 countries around the world every April 22.

The site plan for Canary District. YONGE STREET MEDIA.


What legacy will the PanAm/ParaPan games leave on Toronto’s infrastructure?

| Bert Archer, Yonge Street Media

An entirely new neighbourhood on the Waterfront, for starters. Video (1)

Kids take part in the Beaches Easter Parade in Toronto on April 24, 2011. FLICKR/Bala Maniymaran

Entertainment Family Life Local Entertainment

Thousands celebrate Easter at Beaches parade

| Toronto Staff

Organizers made the decision earlier this month and said the policy will likely be in place for future parades. Video

Pope Francis greets the crowd after Easter mass on April 20, 2014 in St Peter's Square in the Vatican. AFP/Getty Images/Filippo Monteforte

International Life

On Easter, Pope calls for end to war, condemns waste

| Philip Pullella, Reuters

Francis celebrated a mass on Sunday to an overflowing crowd of at least 150,000 in St. Peter's Square and beyond. (1)

A large group of Asbestopluma monticola sponges grow on top of a dead sponge on Davidson Seamount, off the Central California coast. HANDOUT/MBARI


New species of ‘killer’ sponges discovered off Pacific coast

| Dene Moore, The Canadian Press

The creatures feed only on the tiny, shrimp-like amphipods and copepods that drift through the sea. (1)

A Mobilicity store is shown in Toronto's Chinatown on Jan. 3, 2011. FLICKR/Andrew Currie

Life Money

Telus to acquire Mobilicity for $350M in proposed sale

| The Canadian Press

Telus has twice tried to buy the struggling Mobilicity, but Industry Canada rejected both deals.

Children prepare to jump into a Toronto pool in an undated file photo. CITYNEWS

Health Life Local News

Public pools could soon have to post inspection notices

| Toronto Staff

The city's medical health officer says a bylaw would encourage pools to fix their infractions.

File photo of office workers. GETTY IMAGES/Oli Scarff.


More Canadians leaving their jobs after just two years: Workopolis poll

| Linda Nguyen, The Canadian Press

In the 1990-2000 survey, fully 60 per cent who said they had been in the same job for more than four years.

An Air Canada Airbus A319-114 airliner prepares to land at Toronto's Pearson International Airport. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Kenneth Armstrong.


Travel from U.S. up in February for third time in four months: StatsCan

| The Canadian Press

While overnight travel rose, it was not enough to offset a decrease in same-day car travel.


Business Life

Canada’s inflation rate rises to 1.5% in March

| Julian Beltrame, The Canadian Press

The biggest contributor was energy, which rose 4.6 per cent overall. (1)

Electronic joints are for sale in Toronto stores, but Health Canada hasn't tested their safety and efficacy. CITYNEWS

Health Life

EXCLUSIVE: ‘E-joints’ for sale in Toronto shops

| Toronto Staff and Amanda Ferguson

So far Health Canada has not done any studies about the products' safety and efficacy.

A GP administers a vaccine in an undated file photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Phototake

Health Life

Ont. Health Minister slams Jenny McCarthy for anti-vaccine stance

| Maria Babbage, The Canadian Press

The province is urging parents to make sure their children's records are up to date. (5)

File photo of a medicine bottle. ANP XTRA/Lex van Lieshout

Health Life

Out-of-pocket health costs rising: Statistics Canada

| Helen Branswell, The Canadian Press

The three biggest components of out-of-pocket health-care spending were dental services, prescription drugs and health-related insurance premiums.