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<b>CANADA:</b> StatCan reports lower unemployment rate after country adds 54,000 jobs in September

CANADA: StatCan reports lower unemployment rate after country adds 54,000 jobs in September

Average hourly wages were up from where they were one year ago
<b>CANADA:</b> Why do Canadians feel they can’t get ahead financially?

CANADA: Why do Canadians feel they can’t get ahead financially?

Between housing and childcare costs, many Canadians are struggling to keep up
<b>BEYOND LOCAL:</b> The role parents play in fostering a love of reading in children

BEYOND LOCAL: The role parents play in fostering a love of reading in children

Reading books with your child means children learn to connect reading with feelings of warmth and sharing
<b>CANADA:</b> Climate change threatens extinction for most birds, report says

CANADA: Climate change threatens extinction for most birds, report says

Scientists say that more birds than they initially thought are vulnerable
<b>WORLD:</b> International balloon race competitors crash land in northwestern Ontario <b>(6 photos)</b>

WORLD: International balloon race competitors crash land in northwestern Ontario (6 photos)

Two men from France survived with cuts and bruises
<b>CANADA:</b> Don't worry. Robots won't take over all our jobs, expert says

CANADA: Don't worry. Robots won't take over all our jobs, expert says

Even though the future is unknown, Canada’s employment rate has risen steadily from 53 per cent in 1946 to more than 61 per cent today.
<b>CANADA:</b> How citizen science could help curb plastic pollution

CANADA: How citizen science could help curb plastic pollution

Plastics straws are now hard to find. Are plastic bags next?
<b>ONTARIO:</b> Highway 17 flagman entertains with dance <b>(video)</b>

ONTARIO: Highway 17 flagman entertains with dance (video)

One traveller said she enjoyed being entertained while stopped on the highway.
<b>BEYOND LOCAL:</b> Expert recommends 'path of cautious optimism' about the future of stem cell treatment

BEYOND LOCAL: Expert recommends 'path of cautious optimism' about the future of stem cell treatment

Currently, stem cell based treatments are still mostly experimental, and while some results are encouraging, several clinical trials have failed
<b>CANADA:</b> Dog owners have reduced risk of dying from heart problems, says researcher

CANADA: Dog owners have reduced risk of dying from heart problems, says researcher

There is also evidence that dog ownership may have other benefits for emotional health