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Tim Cook, CEO of Apple Inc., speaks during an event at the company's headquarters unveiling the new iPhone 4S on Oct. 4, 2011.

Apple CEO Tim Cook to give away his wealth

| Reuters

Cook is known as an intensely private person who shuns the spotlight on philanthropy.

Tim Cook, CEO of Apple Inc., speaks during an event at the company's headquarters unveiling the new iPhone 4S on Oct. 4, 2011.

Technology

Apple CEO Tim Cook to give away his wealth

| Reuters

Cook is known as an intensely private person who shuns the spotlight on philanthropy.

The Toronto city skyline is pictured moments after the start of Earth Hour on March 26, 2011. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

Life National

People worldwide mark Earth Hour by turning out lights

| The Canadian Press

Earth Hour was started in Australia in 2007 as a way to draw attention to environmental issues like climate change.

File photo of a patient in a counselling session. GETTY IMAGES/David Buffington.

Health Life

Do psychiatrists have a duty to warn? If they believe patient will harm, yes

| Helen Branswell, The Canadian Press

The investigation into Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Lubitz is raising suspicions he may have suffered from mental health problems.

Faulty Towers: The Dining Experience features dinner and a show. SOURCE: sonycentre.ca

Entertainment Family Life Local Entertainment

5 things to do this weekend: Downtown record show, Faulty Towers, Easter egg hunts

| Justin Piercy

This week, we have a variety of happenings, ranging from live comedy, to Easter egg hunts and film festivals.

Customers line up hours for Uncle Tetsu's cheesecake

Life

Customers line up hours for Uncle Tetsu’s cheesecake

| Toronto Staff

The cheesecakes take 45 minutes to bake and can only be made a dozen at a time.

Sweets seekers line up outside Uncle Tetsu's Japanese Cheesecake at Bay and Dundas on March 19, 2015. TWITTER/@Sudiki

Life Money

5 brands that excited Torontonians

| Toronto staff

Uncle Tetsu's Japanese Cheesecake opened its first location outside of Asia right here in Toronto. Video

Passengers sit on a TTC subway train in Toronto on Dec. 18, 2012. FLICKR/Freaktography

Health Life

Study finds chatting with strangers on commutes makes us happier

| Toronto Staff

Behavioural scientists tracked commuter behaviour and responses.

File photo of a nurse. GETTY IMAGES/Stone Sub/Thomas Tolstrup.

Life

Christian doctors challenge Ontario college’s new referral policy

| Allison Jones, The Canadian Press

Ontario Health Minister Eric Hoskins said he thinks the college's policy is a "reasonable balance."

This undated image provided by Google shows a Project Wing drone vehicle during delivery. The head of a project that is developing commercial drones predicts the day will come when passenger aircraft will fly without pilots.THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Google

Technology

Head of Google drone project predicts passenger planes without pilots

| Peter Rakobowchuk, The Canadian Press

Dave Vos, head of Google's Project Wing, said Monday his personal view is that it's completely doable and that it will occur in his lifetime.

Booming home renovations business has contractors booked solid

Local News Money

Building permits in Toronto: When do you need them?

| Toronto staff

Not getting a building permit could lead to fines, delays, legal cases, and potential removal of work already done.

Lotto 6/49 tickets are shown in an undated file photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Richard Plume

Life Money

No winning ticket for $20M Lotto 6/49 jackpot

| The Canadian Press

The main prize for the next draw on Wednesday will be approximately $25 million.

The Rogers logo sits on display outside the company's headquarters building in Toronto on Oct. 26, 2010. GETTY IMAGES/BLOOMBERG/Norm Betts

Life Money National

Will my cable bill go down? 5 questions about new CRTC rules

| The Canadian Press

The CRTC has mandated that TV providers create a new entry-level package that costs no more than $25 a month.

CTRC Chairman Jean-Pierre Blais speaks to the media at the CRTC offices in Gatineau, Que., on March 19, 2015. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Life Money National

Internet bills could rise in light of CRTC ruling, analysts say

| Alexandra Posadzki, The Canadian Press

The CRTC says TV distributors will have to offer a "skinny basic" cable package for no more than $25 per month. (3)

A man fills up his gas tank at a GTA station. CITYNEWS

Business Life National

Cheaper gas prices keep February inflation rate low at 1.0%: StatsCan

| Andy Blatchford, The Canadian Press

The agency says gasoline prices fell 21.8 per cent in February compared with the previous year.

Thousands pack Convention Centre for Toronto ComiCon

Entertainment Family Life Local Entertainment

5 things to do this weekend: Comicon, Curryfest and Quad City Chaos

| Michael Talbot

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

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Life Technology

5 things you need to know about new CRTC-mandated basic TV packages

| The Canadian Press

Cable and satellite service providers will soon have to offer consumers an "entry-level" television service. (2)

Economist calls Scarborough best ethnic food suburb

Life Local News

Scarborough on the map for diverse food

| Toronto staff

Popular economist says Scarborough is best ethnic food suburb he has seen in his life.

File photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Denis Beaumont

Life Local News

Ontario raising minimum wage to $11.25 from $11/hour

| The Canadian Press and Toronto staff

The Ministry of Labour said this is the ninth minimum wage increase since the Liberals took power in 2003. (2)

Clara Bergs, 10, sits with her therapist in Toronto in October 2012. CITYNEWS

Health Life

Autism FAQ: What is it, signs, diagnosis and treatment

| Toronto staff

Various standardized tests and screening tools are used to diagnose autism

A colour image from NASA's Mars Curiosity Rover. NASA/REX FEATURES

Life Local News

One-way Mars mission is ‘going nowhere’

| The Canadian Press

Dutch-based Mars One wants to establish a colony on the red planet by 2025 (3)