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BEYOND LOCAL: Survey suggests Canadian girls have more friends online than in real life

BEYOND LOCAL: Survey suggests Canadian girls have more friends online than in real life

The research also suggests that young Canadian girls may be spending more time online than previously thought
CANADA: Doctors and patients have very different views on how to treat obesity

CANADA: Doctors and patients have very different views on how to treat obesity

Diet and exercise are important parts of obesity treatment, but they’re often not enough on their own, new report says
BEYOND LOCAL: Here's where Canada stands on overseas aid

BEYOND LOCAL: Here's where Canada stands on overseas aid

Canadian aid has moved through new policies and new priorities over the decades, but coherence has long been lacking, historian says
CANADA: 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
BEYOND LOCAL: 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
WORLD: International balloon race competitors crash land in northwestern Ontario (6 photos)

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

Two men from France survived with cuts and bruises
CANADA: 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.
CANADA: 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?
ONTARIO: Highway 17 flagman entertains with dance (video)

ONTARIO: Highway 17 flagman entertains with dance (video)

One traveller said she enjoyed being entertained while stopped on the highway.
BEYOND LOCAL: 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