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EXCLUSIVE: Mike Yawney’s iPhone 6 & iPhone 6 Plus review

| Toronto staff

On Friday, Apple will begin selling the highly anticipated iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus in Canada. CityNews technology specialist Mike Yawney was the only Canadian broadcast journalist to get his hands on the devices early to put them through their paces. Here is his exclusive review. (2)

Health Life National

Alberta has 18 cases of respiratory virus similar to outbreak in U.S.

| The Canadian Press

A type of enterovirus, called EV-D68, has been confirmed in 104 young people in 10 U.S. states.

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

Health International Life

INFOGRAPHIC: Feds donate $2.5M of medical gear in Ebola fight

| Showwei Chu

As of Aug. 31, there were 3,685 Ebola cases and 1,841 deaths in West Africa.

The staircase and escaltors at Coxwell station. Source: Flickr.com/WanderingToronto

Health Life Local News

TTC, city officials urging transit riders to take the stairs

| Toronto staff

Stair climbing is considered a moderate-to-vigorous physical activity. Video (2)

Respiratory virus that has sickened more than 100 in U.S. hits Alberta

Health Life National

Alberta has 18 cases of respiratory virus similar to outbreak in U.S.

| The Canadian Press

EV-D68 has been confirmed in 104 young people in 10 U.S. states, from mid August to Sept. 15. (1)

Windsor Regional Hospital

Health Life Local News

Increase in children with respiratory illnesses hits Windsor hospital

| Toronto staff

More tests are needed to determine if it's same virus that has infected dozens of children in the U.S.

MONROVIA, LIBERIA-SEPTEMBER 13:  Jatu Zombo check out her son Foday Zombo, 5, who became ill days ago on outside the JFK treatment facility on Saturday September 13, 2014 in Monrovia, Liberia. The boy's mother said her husband had died of Ebola 4 days ago; she and two sons have been waiting for hours to get assessed. Since the Ebola outbreak Liberians have been living under extreme conditions as the Ebola virus worsens. (Photo by Michel du Cille/The Washington Post via Getty Images)

Health International News World

U.S. government, WHO seek ways to expand production of Ebola drugs, vaccines

| Helen Branswell, The Canadian Press

TORONTO – High level efforts are underway to find ways to substantially ramp up production of experimental Ebola vaccines and drugs, officials at the World Health Organization and within the U.S. government say. The talks involve trying to find more production capacity for the therapeutics, which before this outbreak had never been tested in people. Read the Rest of the Entry Video

Terry Fox Run 2014 Run

Life Local News

Thousands take part in Terry Fox runs across the GTA

| Toronto staff

The organization that bears his name has raised over $650 million to date.

File photo of the CBC building in Toronto. CITYNEWS/Shawne McKeown

Life National

CBC bosses say Canadians ready to pay for broadcaster

| Melanie Marquis, The Canadian Press

The CRTC hearings aimed at developing new rules for the TV industry continue through this week. (15)

A pharmacist counts OxyContin pills in an undated file photo. GETTY IMAGES/Darren McCollester

Health Life

Prescriptions for high-dose opioids on rise in Canada, study finds

| Sheryl Ubelacker, The Canadian Press

Prescriptions for drugs like oxycodone and morphine jumped significantly in the country between 2006 and 2011. (1)

Dancers perform at the 2012 Roncesvalles Polish Festival in Toronto. Source: Polishfestival.ca

Entertainment Family Life Local Entertainment

5 things to do this weekend: Polka party, art crawl and free film

| Marcia Chen

Events happening in the city from Sept. 12-14.

Terry Fox on his Marathon of Hope run across Canada in 1980. THE CANADIAN PRESS

Health Life

Cancer that claimed Terry Fox now highly curable

| Sheryl Ubelacker, The Canadian Press

Advances in treatment over the last few decades have dramatically altered the prognosis for people with osteosarcoma.

Mayor Rob Ford says he won’t be touching alcohol

Health Life Local News

Addiction expert not surprised by Ford’s health issue

| Showwei Chu

People who consume a lot of alcohol develop digestive tract issues, Dennis Long says.

A new study from the Human Resources Department suggests Ottawa is looking at ways to get people receiving employment insurance to move to other regions with more jobs. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

Life Money

5 quick facts about new EI premium reduction program

| The Canadian Press

Ottawa says it will cut EI premiums for small businesses for the next two years, a move it billed will save employers more than $550 million.

A For Sale sign is shown in Oakville on July 23, 2012. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Richard Buchan

Life Money

BMO slashes 5-year mortgage rate to 2.99%

| Linda Nguyen, The Canadian Press

BMO said it slashed its posted rate from 3.29 per cent to 2.99 per cent because of lower bond yields.

Office Romance: Workplace Passions A Labour Of Love

Health Life

New form of male birth control could be coming soon: report

| Toronto Staff

The injection is reversible with another injection which flushes it out.

A person pours a drink in an undated file photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Troy Fleece

Health Life

FACT SHEET & MYTHS: Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders

| Toronto Staff

Roughly 1 per cent of the Canadian population is affected by the condition.

Apple Watch


Apple unveils 2 iPhones & Apple Watch at launch event

| Mike Yawney

CityNews technology specialist Mike Yawney covered the event live from Cupertino, Calif. (4)

Canadian Tire money is pictured at a press conference in Toronto on Tuesday, September 9, 2014. A new "My Canadian Tire 'Money'" loyalty program will launch in Nova Scotia on October 10 and nationally on October 28. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darren Calabrese

Life Money National Technology

Some unusual items purchased with Canadian Tire money

| The Canadian Press

Toronto folksinger Corin Raymond used $7,333.75 in donated Canadian Tire money to fund his 20-song album.

The Canadian Centre of Mosquito Management will begin spreading larvicide in 120,000 Toronto catch basins June 9, 2014 to reduce West Nile Virus.

Health Local News

Woman, 51, diagnosed with West Nile, Toronto Public Health confirms

| Toronto staff

It's the first case of the virus in Toronto this year. Video

CRTC chairman Jean-Pierre Blais delivers opening remarks in Montreal on Sept. 10, 2012, on the opening day of the CRTC hearings into the proposed acquisition of Astral Media Inc., by BCE/Bell Canada. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

Life Technology

Google says no to online regulations as CRTC starts hearings

| Terry Pedwell, The Canadian Press

Some of Canada's conventional broadcasters and distribution firms argue that online platforms should be forced somehow to make mandatory contributions to the country's television programming system.