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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. (1)

Grassroots program certifies Ontario rental buildings as green

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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)

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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. (1)

Panic, Anxiety and Fear of Flying


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. (1)

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

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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.

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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)

Sweet 2 Eat recalled fruit

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Certain California organic fruit recalled due to listeria fears

| Toronto staff

The recall affects some fruit sold under the brand names Wawona, Sweet to Eat or Harvest Sweet. (3)

Jo Knight

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Researchers expand knowledge of genetic underpinnings of schizophrenia

| The Canadian Press

An international consortium of researchers has made a significant discovery about the genetic underpinnings of schizophrenia.

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

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This should be the last Ebola outbreak without a treatment, Canadian expert says

| Helen Branswell, The Canadian Press

Tekmira Pharmaceuticals was recently told to suspend its Phase 1 trial by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Need To Save Some Extra Cash This Year? A Tax-Free Way Begins On January 1

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High cost of gas, accommodations keeping Canadians at home this summer: survey

| The Canadian Press

Just seven per cent of say they'll be travelling overseas this summer. (1)

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

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The people behind @IKEAmonkey, other short-lived Twitter parodies

| Allison Jones, The Canadian Press

Ordinary people have been seizing on pop culture events and tweeting — often as an animal or inanimate object. Video

A Porter Airlines plane flies over Cherry Beach on approach to Toronto's Island airport on July 13, 2008. FLICKR/Steve Urszenyi

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Aviation fuel tax hike will put Ontario at disadvantage: industry

| Ross Marowits, The Canadian Press

Queen's Park plans to phase in a four-cent-per-litre increase in the aviation fuel tax to 6.7 cents by 2017. Video (9)

Researchers are trying to understand why colonies across much of the globe are struggling or dying off. FLICKR/mbeo

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Canadian bee haven offers researchers clues as global hives struggle

| Sue Bailey, The Canadian Press

It's estimated the bee population across the country has dropped by about 35 per cent in the past three years. Video

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

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Mechanically tenderized beef must be labelled starting next month

| Rob Drinkwater, The Canadian Press

Labelling regulations to take effect Aug. 21 come after the largest meat recall in the country's history two years ago.

Apollo 11 Astronaut Neil Armstrong speaks during a celebration dinner at Ohio State University on Feb. 20, 2012 in Columbus, Ohio. GETTY IMAGES/NASA/Bill Ingalls.

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45 years since man first landed on the moon

| Reuters

The flight took off from Florida's Cape Kennedy on July 16 carrying astronauts Neil Armstrong, Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin and Michael Collins into space. Video

A woman checks out the selection at Rosewood Estates Winery's table at the Sorauren Farmers' Market. YONGE STREET/Krystle Merrow

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Winemakers taste success at Toronto farmers markets

| Sarah B. Hood, Yonge Street

As of May, Ontario wineries have been allowed to sell their products at up to three farmers markets per week.

Popular tex-mex joint Sneaky Dee's started creating its own sauces about four years ago and retailing it more recently. YONGE STREET

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Homemade hot sauce market heating up in Toronto

| Sheena Lyonnais, Yonge Street

Popular tex-mex joint Sneaky Dee's started creating its own sauces about four years ago and retailing it more recently.


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Everest College’s Canadian campuses to be sold

| Diana Mehta, The Canadian Press

All 14 branches of the Everest College of Business, Technology and Health Care — which are scattered across the province — are in the process of being sold.

Tumbling loonie is both good and bad for Canadians

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Canadian dollar stronger & near 6-month high

| David Paddon, The Canadian Press

The loonie almost touched 94 cents US earlier this month and ended the week at 93.14.

Tonight on The Inside Story: Speaking out about police suicide

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The Inside Story: When the Blue Line Flatlines Parts 1, 2 & 3

| Toronto staff

The Inside Story's Avery Haines has an exclusive three-part look at Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and how Toronto's police force handles the mental health issue, following the recent suicide of two officers. Video

The Inside Story: Part 3

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The Inside Story: Chief Blair responds to PTSD investigation & York police’s peer support program

| Avery Haines

In York Region, a new program is actively searching out potential PTSD problems before they begin. Video (1)