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Statistics Canada says businesses spent $14B on cybersecurity in 2017

Statistics Canada says businesses spent $14B on cybersecurity in 2017

OTTAWA — Statistics Canada says Canadian businesses reported spending $14 billion on cybersecurity in 2017 as they confront greater risks in the digital world.

McGill research finds significant driving impairment 5 hours after cannabis use

MONTREAL — McGill University researchers have found that driving under the influence of cannabis remains dangerous for up to five hours after use.
Ontario schools prepare for legalization of recreational cannabis

Ontario schools prepare for legalization of recreational cannabis

TORONTO — As the arrival of legal cannabis looms, school boards across Ontario are grappling with how to discuss the drug with underage students barred from consuming it while ensuring rules and policies reflect the province's new legal and social re
September home sales fell 0.4 per cent compared with August: CREA

September home sales fell 0.4 per cent compared with August: CREA

TORONTO — Canadian home sales fell for the first time in five months in September amid weakening markets in Vancouver and Toronto. The Canadian Real Estate Association said Monday national home sales dropped 0.
Prospective jurors assemble for retrial of Dennis Oland in 2011 death of father

Prospective jurors assemble for retrial of Dennis Oland in 2011 death of father

SAINT JOHN, N.B. — More than a thousand prospective jurors are slowly filling the seats in a Saint John arena where jury selection is beginning for the retrial of Dennis Oland.
'Come From Away' to take show to St. John's, N.L., for benefit performances

'Come From Away' to take show to St. John's, N.L., for benefit performances

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — The hit Canadian musical that was inspired by the kindness of several small Newfoundland communities is returning the favour.
Canadians widely unaware of accomplishments of famous women, poll suggests

Canadians widely unaware of accomplishments of famous women, poll suggests

TORONTO — The organization behind Canada's Heritage Minutes says provincial education systems need to do a better job of teaching students about the country's most historically significant women, pointing to a new poll that suggests the majority of C
In the news today, Oct. 15

In the news today, Oct. 15

Six stories in the news for Monday, Oct.
Nova Scotia widower "overwhelmed with joy" by thousands of birthday cards

Nova Scotia widower "overwhelmed with joy" by thousands of birthday cards

SYDNEY, N.S. — Gerard Dunn has found an unexpected best friend in his local postman who makes daily house calls — sometimes with the help of a supervisor — to deliver an "overwhelming" torrent of fresh cards for him to look through. His Sydney, N.S.
Halifax smoking ban begins today; city announces several new smoking areas

Halifax smoking ban begins today; city announces several new smoking areas

Halifax's sweeping smoking ban begins today, two days before recreational cannabis is legalized across Canada.