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Applications up, approvals slow for Health Canada medical marijuana licences

| Dean Beeby, The Canadian Press

An estimated 500,000 Canadians use marijuana for medical purposes, though most do not obtain it through Health Canada-approved suppliers.

Ontario Plans For Full Day Kindergarten

Life Local News

Some full-day kindergarten classrooms not ready for start of school year

| Toronto staff

Some Toronto full-day kindergarten classrooms are still not ready for the start of the school year. (1)

Business Report: CNE admission prices, Second Cup struggling

Life Local News

Fun, food, & flight: Your favourite moments from the 136th CNE

| Justin Piercy

Viewers share their photos and video of midway rides, adventurous food, and aerial acrobatics.

Health advocates question lasting benefits of e-cigarettes

Health Life

E-cigarettes sales will suffer if regulated like tobacco: analyst

| Alexandra Bosanac, The Canadian Press

The UN health agency this week called for member countries to prohibit e-cigarette sales to minors. Video (1)

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

Health Life

Patient in isolation in Gatineau hospital tests negative for Ebola

| The Canadian Press

Transmission of Ebola from person to person is made through direct contact with blood and body fluids of a sick person.

Dr. Teodor Grantcharov, who works at St. Michael's Hospital, is shown in the operating room, with a split-screen monitor in the background showing black box data. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO/St. Michael's Hospital

Health Life

Operating room black box could track errors, help surgeons improve

| Anne-Marie Vettorel, The Canadian Press

Dr. Teodor Grantcharov, at St. Michael's Hospital, is adapting "black box" aviation technology to track surgeries and improve patient outcomes.

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 National

Lab team from Ebola zone back in Canada

| Helen Branswell, The Canadian Press

They were deemed healthy and allowed to travel to private residences where they will enter a period of isolation.

A Lotto Max ticket is shown in an undated file photo. CITYNEWS

Life Money

No winning ticket for $50M lotto jackpot

| The Canadian Press and Toronto staff

One Encore ticket worth $100,000 was sold in Toronto. (8)

Fan Expo Canada 680NEWS

Life Local News

PHOTOS: FanExpo characters, celebrities & cosplay

| Toronto staff

CityNews reporter Christine Chubb shares the best cosplay, celebrities and other sights at the 20th anniversary of FanExpo Canada. Video

The Canadian International Air Show at the CNE. Courtesy Tibor Kolley.

Entertainment Family Life Local Entertainment

5 things to do this weekend: Labour Day Parade, Fan Expo & air show

| Showwei Chu

Events happening in Toronto from Aug. 29-Sept. 1, 2014. (2)

Meat and cheese recalls

Health Local News

2 brands of meat, cheese recalled due to possible contamination

| Toronto staff

L'Alpette brand sheep cheese and Marc Angelo brand smoked prosciutto speck have both been recalled.

What's Open And Closed On Holiday Monday

Family Life Local News

Labour Day: What’s open & closed in Toronto

| Toronto staff

All Beer Stores and LCBO locations are closed on Monday. (1)

Mario Beauregard-Montreal Quebec Canada

Life Money

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

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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 (9)

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.

Grand Theft Auto V, ROCKSTARGAMES

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.' (8)

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.