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A monkey was seen walking around the parking lot at an Ikea store in North York on Dec. 9, 2012. TWITTER/ @broniewyn

Sanctuary housing the Ikea monkey ‘needs’ a new home

| Sarah-Joyce Battersby

As of Thursday afternoon, the campaign had raised $3,250.

A monkey was seen walking around the parking lot at an Ikea store in North York on Dec. 9, 2012. TWITTER/ @broniewyn

Life Local News

Sanctuary housing the Ikea monkey ‘needs’ a new home

| Sarah-Joyce Battersby

As of Thursday afternoon, the campaign had raised $3,250.

A Nigerian port health official wears protective gear at the arrivals hall of Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos, Nigeria, on Aug. 6, 2014. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS/Sunday Alamba

Health Life

U.S. Ebola vaccine looks protective but may require high dose: study

| Helen Branswell, The Canadian Press

The vaccine was created by scientists at the U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.

Cattle in pasture beside XL Foods' Lakeside Packers plant in Brooks, Alta., on Oct. 1, 2012. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Larry MacDougal

Health National

Tentative deal to settle part of XL Foods beef recall class-action lawsuit

| John Cotter, The Canadian Press

Eighteen people in Canada tested positive for a specific strain of E. coli bacteria linked to meat from the company's plant.

EVO Grain-Free Turkey & Chicken Formula cat food. HANDOUT/Natura Pet Products

Health

Certain Natura pet food recalled due to ‘vitamin insufficiency’

| Amber LeBlanc and Toronto staff

Lack of vitamins for a long period of time can lead to illness in pets.

Health advocates question lasting benefits of e-cigarettes

Health Local News

Ontario cracks down on e-cigarettes, flavoured tobacco

| Sarah-Joyce Battersby

Currently, the rules are blurry when it comes to where they can be used. Video (18)

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 News

NewLink Genetics gets some big league help on Ebola vaccine, enlists Merck

| Helen Branswell, The Canadian Press

The news will assuage concerns that existed about whether NewLink had the capacity to bring the vaccine project to fruition. Video

The National Council of Tamils holds a blood drive in honour of fallen heroes, Nov. 21, 2014. CITYNEWS

Health Life

Tamil community holds blood drive in honour of fallen heroes

| Toronto Staff

Demison Alwin, who coordinated the event, said it's all about saving lives in the name of those no longer with us.

Prince Charles and Camilla visit the Winnie the Pooh gallery to mark the centenary of Winnie the Pooh on May 21, 2014, in Winnipeg. GETTY IMAGES/Pool

International Life

Polish town rejects Winnie the Pooh as playground patron

| The Canadian Press

A councillor of Tuszyn cited the cartoon bear's “dubious sexuality” and “inappropriate” dress, according to The Independent.

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

Entertainment Family Life Local Entertainment

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.

Life Local News Money

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.

Health Life Local News

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

Health International Life National

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

Health Life Local News

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.