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File photo of a medicine bottle. ANP XTRA/Lex van Lieshout

Out-of-pocket health costs rising: Statistics Canada

| Helen Branswell, The Canadian Press

The three biggest components of out-of-pocket health-care spending were dental services, prescription drugs and health-related insurance premiums.

File photo of a medicine bottle. ANP XTRA/Lex van Lieshout

Health Life

Out-of-pocket health costs rising: Statistics Canada

| Helen Branswell, The Canadian Press

The three biggest components of out-of-pocket health-care spending were dental services, prescription drugs and health-related insurance premiums.

Stephen Poloz looks on after being named as the next Governor of the Bank of Canada during a news conference , May 2, 2013 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Money

Bank of Canada shaves 2014 growth rate to 2.3%

| Julian Beltrame, The Canadian Press

The rate decision won't come as a surprise to markets, who have penciled in the central bank keeping rates stable for another year or so.

File photo of a Metro.

Money

Supermarket chain Metro reports Q2 profit of $96.9M

| The Canadian Press

The company's adjusted earnings were five cents per share above analyst estimates after excluding unusual items.

Volunteers sort donations at the Daily Bread Food Bank at 191 Toronto St. on Dec. 27, 2013. CITYNEWS/Peter Dworschak.

Life

BT & CityNews team up for Daily Bread spring food drive

| Erin Criger

Daily Bread is hoping to collect $225,000 and 225,000 pounds of nutritious food by April 26.

Tow Truck Driver Dragged While Hanging Onto Vehicle In Theft Attempt

Life Local News Money

Province seeks more regulation of tow truck industry

| Toronto Staff

The Ministry of Consumer Services said having operators registered would "contribute to lower costs in Ontario's auto insurance system."

How to identify & treat migraine headaches

Health Life

Teens who suffer concussion more likely to attempt suicide, be bullied: study

| Sheryl Ubelacker, The Canadian Press

"I think what we're seeing here is a cry for help," said lead researcher Dr. Gabriela Ilie.

Hands-on look at how Google Glass works

Life Technology

Google sells its Glass for a day

| Reuters

Google did not say how many pairs it would sell, just that the quantity would be limited. Video

Toronto skyline, post ice storm. Photo taken from ferry dock at Ward's Island, Dec. 28, 2013. Diana Pereira/680News

Life

Toronto is world’s ‘most resilient’ city

| Erin Criger

Toronto, followed by Vancouver and Calgary, are the best cities for real estate investment, according to a London group. (5)

A man works at a computer in this file photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/West Coast Surfer/Mood Board/Rex Features

Technology

Computer hacking expert says more bad news to come from Heartbleed

| The Canadian Press

The Heartbleed bug is caused by a flaw in OpenSSL software, which is commonly used on the Internet to provide security and privacy.

Vehicles back up on the Peace Bridge as they enter the United States from Canada, in Buffalo, N.Y., on May 3, 2003. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS/David Duprey

Health

Privacy watchdog wants Ontario police to stop sharing suicide attempts with U.S.

| Keith Leslie, The Canadian Press

Ontario residents are being denied entry to the United States on the basis of their mental health history. (1)

File photo of a lancet device (top) being used to prick a finger to draw blood which will be tested in a glucometer (left). THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graeme Roy.

Family

Making Ontario schools safer for students with chronic conditions

| Katia Snukal, Yonge Street Media

The project will investigate asthma, anaphylaxis, diabetes and seizure disorders.

National Technology

Canada Revenue Agency service resumes after Heartbleed shut down

| The Canadian Press

The websites were shut down last week after the Heartbleed bug revealed security flaws. Video

A Service Canada office is shown on Yonge Street in East Gwillimbury in an undated file photo. SERVICE CANADA

Life National

Some immigrants appear to face ‘unreasonable’ hurdles with OAS, critics say

| Diana Mehta, The Canadian Press

Service Canada says OAS payments are available to most people aged 65 or older who meet legal status and residence requirements.

A sequence of the lunar eclipse that took place on June 15, 2011 in Lyon, France. FLICKR/Luc Jamet

Life National

Total lunar eclipse visible in Canada this week

| Peter Rakobowchuk, The Canadian Press

The year's first eclipse will begin just before 2 a.m. EDT on Tuesday.

File photo of oil field workers drill into the Gypsum Hills near Medicine Lodge, Kan. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS/ORLIN WAGNER

Life

Oil and gas sector now Canada’s biggest generator of greenhouse gases

| Will Campbell, The Canadian Press

The report covers the period from 1990 to 2012.

A woman types on a computer keyboard in a Dec. 19, 2012 file photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Life National Technology

Heartbleed bug prompts shutdown of federal government websites

| The Canadian Press

The bug is caused by a flaw in OpenSSL software, commonly used to provide Internet security and privacy. Video

Brides-to-be flock to Toronto's newest wedding show

Entertainment Family Life Local Entertainment

5 things to do this weekend: Bridal show, pink party and relive prom

| Michael Talbot

As our regular CityNews.ca series continues, we look at events happening in the city for all ages and interests.

Finance Minister Jim Flaherty in Ottawa, September 22, 2011. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick.

Health Life National

Painful skin condition made Flaherty’s health a public matter

| Helen Branswell, The Canadian Press

He was suffering from a rare and painful skin condition known as bullous pemphigoid.

Embryos are placed onto a CryoLeaf ready for instant freezing during the vitrification process on Nov. 8, 2008. PA WIRE/Ben Birchall

Money

Ontario Liberals announce partial funding for IVF fertility treatments

| Erin Criger

The health minister also said the government would study single-embryo transfer, to reduce the risk of multiple births. Video (3)

A GP administers a vaccine in an undated file photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Phototake

Health Life

Researchers studying why measles outbreaks larger in Canada than in U.S.

| Helen Branswell, The Canadian Press

Public health officials in the States have managed to quickly extinguish spread of the virus when it comes from abroad.