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What is a digital currency and how does cryptocurrency mining work?

What is a digital currency and how does cryptocurrency mining work?

VANCOUVER — Cryptocurrency is a digital currency with no physical form or intrinsic value, but is an increasingly hot commodity as Bitcoin, its most well-known iteration, flirts with a record high.
The rise of cryptojacking: How hackers hog computer CPUs to make money

The rise of cryptojacking: How hackers hog computer CPUs to make money

VANCOUVER — Anyone casually surfing the internet at home can be deployed as an unwittingly productive member of a hacker's workforce, a practice known as "cryptojacking" that is on the rise.
'These things are costing us:' Arctic climate change affecting the south

'These things are costing us:' Arctic climate change affecting the south

An international summary of five year's worth of research on Arctic climate change concludes the top of the world is getting warmer faster than anyone thought.

No winning ticket for Saturday night's $12.7 million Lotto 649 jackpot

TORONTO — No winning ticket was sold for the $12.7 million jackpot in Saturday night's Lotto 649 draw. However, the guaranteed $1 million prize went to a ticket holder in Quebec. The jackpot for the next Lotto 649 draw on Nov.

Brian Pallister and wife explain how he got lost and broke arm on New Mexico hike

WINNIPEG — Manitoba's premier is giving some more details about a wilderness hike in New Mexico where he broke his arm and became lost.

Tap young talent on looming security issues, Google executive urges

HALIFAX — One of the world's top technology executives is urging democratic countries to turn to youth in a bid to find innovative solutions to looming security problems. Eric Schmidt, executive chairman of Google's parent company, Alphabet Inc.

'There are no fireworks': The hunt for news in a ho-hum NAFTA round

MEXICO CITY — The latest round of NAFTA talks has begun without any substantive negotiating on key sticking points in a low-key meeting contrasting markedly with the previous round filled with bombshell demands and public scoldings.
Ont legislature in session this weekend to try to end the colleges strike

Ont legislature in session this weekend to try to end the colleges strike

TORONTO — A back-to-work bill that would end a strike by college faculty in Ontario appears on track to be pushed through the legislature on Sunday.
Thousands expected at memorial for fallen police officer in Abbotsford, B.C.

Thousands expected at memorial for fallen police officer in Abbotsford, B.C.

ABBOTSFORD, B.C. — The streets of Abbotsford, B.C., will be lined with blue on Sunday as thousands of police officers from across the country and around the world march in remembrance of their slain colleague.
Small Ontario town to offer second round of generous incentives to move there

Small Ontario town to offer second round of generous incentives to move there

A northern Ontario town that offered generous incentives to potential newcomers in a bid to revitalize the community says its efforts were successful enough to merit a second round. Officials in Smooth Rock Falls, Ont.