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Mario Beauregard-Montreal Quebec Canada

Canadians pay more than $500M in fees a year for paper bills, statements: report

| Christine Chubb

One in three said they were uncomfortable with making the switch to e-billing or online banking.

Mario Beauregard-Montreal Quebec Canada

Life Money

Canadians pay more than $500M in fees a year for paper bills, statements: report

| Christine Chubb

One in three said they were uncomfortable with making the switch to e-billing or online banking.

File photo of children at Toronto elementary school eating healthy snacks in the cafeteria. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Life Local News

Ontario students get mixed results in literacy, math tests

| Toronto staff

The EQAO is calling for “aggressive efforts” to turn around low scores in math. Video (3)

Amanita virosa/Amanita bisporigera wild mushroom species.

Health Local News

Toronto Public Health issues warning after resident eats poisonous mushroom

| Toronto staff

A city resident was hospitalized after consuming a wild mushroom species.

Health World

Canada pulling 3-member lab team back from Sierra Leone over Ebola fears

| Helen Branswell, The Canadian Press

The agency did say the Canadians had no contact with the sick individuals and are not themselves showing signs of illness. Video

Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks in front of an image of the iPhone 5 during an event in San Francisco on Sept. 12, 2012. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS/Jeff Chiu

Business Technology

Apple to release new 12.9-inch iPad in 2015: report

| Mike Eppel and Toronto staff

Production is reportedly scheduled to commence by the first quarter of 2015.

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

Life Money

Facts and figures on the Tim Hortons and Burger King deal

| The Canadian Press

A quick look at the $12.5 billion Tim Hortons and Burger King deal that was announced Tuesday. Video

A screenshot of shomi, a new streaming-video service set to launch in November.

Business National Technology

Rogers & Shaw team up to launch new subscription-video service

| Toronto staff

The subscription on-demand service -- called Shomi -- will feature 14,000 episodes and titles, 11,000 hours of TV shows and more than 1,000 movies.


Life Technology

‘Virtual rape’ hard to track in online gaming, police say

| Shauna Hunt

Hackers are high-jacking online video games like 'Zombie Apocalypse' and 'Grand Theft Auto V.' (7)

File photo of stem cell cultures in a laboratory. TEK IMAGE/Getty Images/Science Photo Library RM.

Health Life

Stem-cell transplant eases symptoms of rare ‘stiff person syndrome’: study

| Sheryl Ubelacker, The Canadian Press

SPS is characterized by episodes of stiffness in the muscles and painful muscle spasms.

Eight days before he died from a brain tumour at age 68, Dr. Donald Low, who guided Toronto through the 2003 SARS crisis, asked that Canada allow people to die with dignity.

Health Life

Widow of Dr. Donald Low fights for ‘right to die with dignity’

| Anne-Marie Vettorel, The Canadian Press

Maureen Taylor's comments on Monday came as the Supreme Court is set to begin hearing a case on the issue in October. Video

Wallaceburg Tim Hortons

Life Local News Money

TIMELINE: Tim Hortons’ half century of serving coffee, donuts & more

| Toronto staff

The coffee and donut chain has been in business for 50 years and announced Sunday it's talking with Burger King about a combination. Video

tuition costs

Family Life

Parents and millennials have vastly different ideas on the cost of schooling: survey

| The Canadian Press

Millennials aren't fully cognizant of the true cost of a degree or diploma, the survey shows.

A man uses a mouse to navigate his computer in a 2014 file photo. CITYNEWS

Business Technology

Sony’s online gaming & music sites hacked

| Toronto staff

No personal information was accessed.

A crowd parties at the Digital Dreams Music Festival at Ontario Place in Toronto on June 28, 2014. TWITTER/@DigiDreamsFest

Health Life Local News

Drug-testing kits can help prevent deaths at music festivals: advocates

| Anne-Marie Vettorel, The Canadian Press

Two people died at Toronto's Veld music festival after taking what's believed to be party drugs. Video

File photo of condo construction in downtown Toronto. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Steve White.

Life Local News Money

Buyer beware: what you need to know before buying a condo

| Toronto staff

What buyers should look into before they purchase a condo, as well as buyer protections and developer obligations. (1)

Annual Herbie Day fundraiser in Toronto.

Extra Life

VIDEO: 5-part series on Herbie Fund 2014

| Toronto Staff

The Herbie Fund is enabling surgical care for the world’s children. In Gord Martineau’s annual 5-part series in support of the fund, the CityNews anchor takes a look at heart-warming success stories thanks to generous donations from you.

almond butter recall

Health National

Some peanut & almond butters recalled due to salmonella risk

| Toronto staff

The recall affects MaraNatha and Trader Joe's brands.

The 11th annual Scotiabank Buskerfest. Michael Talbot/CITYNEWS.

Entertainment Family Life Local Entertainment

5 things to do this weekend: BuskerFest, Walk for the Children and Taiwanfest

| Michael Talbot

As our regular CityNews.ca series continues, we look at events happening in Toronto for a variety of ages and interests. Video (1)

Study shows hockey helmets do little in preventing concussions

Health Life Sports

Athletic groups need to address all issues surrounding concussions: report

| Michelle McQuigge, The Canadian Press

The recommendations come at a time when awareness of concussion risks and repercussions are at an all-time high.

Thomas Mulcair talks with a supporter in Montreal on election day, May 2, 2011. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes.

Health Politics

As CMA votes to oppose smoking plants, Mulcair calls pot-puffing personal choice

| Lee-Anne Goodman, The Canadian Press

Mulcair stated the obvious on Tuesday — public perceptions about marijuana are changing rapidly. (1)