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<b>BEYOND LOCAL: </b> Sweet repeat: Brothers regift same hard candy for decades

BEYOND LOCAL: Sweet repeat: Brothers regift same hard candy for decades

It started in 1987, when Ryan Wasson gave a 10-roll Frankford 'Santa's Candy Book' with assorted fruit flavors to his brother, Eric Wasson, as a joke for Christmas, knowing that Eric wouldn't like it
Human connections: 'Friendly Calls' program reaches out to lonely, isolated Canadians

Human connections: 'Friendly Calls' program reaches out to lonely, isolated Canadians

The Friendly Calls program pairs participants with trained Red Cross volunteers who typically call once a week to chat
<b>BEYOND LOCAL:</b> Why toy shops and Amazon are tapping into the nostalgia of paper catalogues

BEYOND LOCAL: Why toy shops and Amazon are tapping into the nostalgia of paper catalogues

While it might seem that paper catalogues would be relegated to history with the advent of e-commerce, it seems as if, at least for some retailers, they are still part of doing business
<b>BEYOND LOCAL:</b> Amazingly preserved fossil egg shows dinosaur, bird links: scientists

BEYOND LOCAL: Amazingly preserved fossil egg shows dinosaur, bird links: scientists

The fossil is so detailed it's revealing even more about the deep relationships between dinosaurs and birds, their modern-day descendants.
<b>BEYOND LOCAL:</b> Duck! Flying squirrels take to the air in Nebraska city

BEYOND LOCAL: Duck! Flying squirrels take to the air in Nebraska city

It turns out the flying squirrels had been living undetected, until now, in the treetops just above the animal experts at the university’s School of Natural Resources in Lincoln
<b>ONTARIO:</b> Kids born in 2017 ineligible for COVID-19 vaccine until their fifth birthday

ONTARIO: Kids born in 2017 ineligible for COVID-19 vaccine until their fifth birthday

A spokeswoman for Ontario's health minister says children born in 2017 will have to wait for their fifth birthday to be eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine.
<b>BEYOND LOCAL:</b> Fire destroys Thunder Bay's Finnish Labour Temple <b>(8 photos)</b>

BEYOND LOCAL: Fire destroys Thunder Bay's Finnish Labour Temple (8 photos)

Fire started in upper level of iconic century-old building
Ontario announces rebate for some businesses' property tax and energy bills

Ontario announces rebate for some businesses' property tax and energy bills

New Ontario Business Costs Rebate Program will start accepting applications mid-January; rebates will be retroactive to December 19
<b>BEYOND LOCAL:</b> Lab-grown meats and cow-free dairy can meet the demand for protein

BEYOND LOCAL: Lab-grown meats and cow-free dairy can meet the demand for protein

While the demand for protein has grown, there has also been an increased interest in and demand for meat and dairy alternatives
BEYOND LOCAL: Dating app users are disclosing STI and vaccine status and queer apps are leading the way

BEYOND LOCAL: Dating app users are disclosing STI and vaccine status and queer apps are leading the way

Apps allow people to find more partners easily, but it doesn’t mean the apps are increasing STI transmission.