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Highlights

‘Havana syndrome’: Diplomats in Cuba likely victims of ‘pulsed’ microwaves

It was a mysterious illness that struck Canadian and U.S. diplomats and some family members last year while they were posted to Cuba. It became known as the “Havana syndrome”. People reported suffering from headaches, nausea, dizziness, difficulty concentrating and »

Environment & Animal Life

Bowhead whales beached in Arctic: victims of killer whales?

A group of Inuit hunters have come across the carcasses of four beached bowhead whales in the high Arctic. The group was hunting polar bears about 60 kilometres north of the Nunavut community of Kugaaruk when they came across the »

International, Politics

PS752: How could Iran have made such a terrible tragic mistake?

After initially denying they were at fault, Iran quickly backtracked saying the shot down the passenger jet by mistake? But with modern sophisticated systems how could a large, slow moving, and climbing jetliner be mistaken for a “hostile” fighter jet »

Health, Society

The bizarre excrement extremist; suspect arrested

It’s a truly weird and utterly disgusting story that’s been dominating the news in Canada. In Toronto, a young man has been randomly dumping buckets of what appears to be a liquid mix of excrement on innocent bystanders. Between last »

International

Dozens still missing after deadly attack near Canadian-run mine in Burkina Faso

Dozens of people were feared still missing on Thursday after an ambush on workers near a Canadian-owned mine in Burkina Faso killed at least 37 and wounded 60 in the worst such attack in the West African nation for years. »

International

At least 37 dead in Canadian mining convoy attack in Burkina Faso

At least 37 civilians were killed and more than 60 wounded in an attack by an unidentified gunman on a convoy transporting workers of Canadian-based gold miner Semafo in eastern Burkina Faso, regional authorities said on Wednesday. The Montreal-based company »

Economy, Environment & Animal Life, International, Politics

Drone attacks on Saudi oil installation: economic and geopolitical effect

Two Saudi oil refineries suffered a surprise attack on Saturday by drone or small cruise-type missiles. The U.S is blaming Iran and rattling its sabre. The regional Houthi rebels in Yemen however are claiming responsibility. World oil prices are affected, »

Society

B.C. cyclist fights off grizzly bear with camping knife

A British Columbia man is crediting a camping knife, a gift from his father, for helping him survive a terrifying attack by a grizzly bear earlier this week. Colin Dowler, 45, was cycling on his mountain bike around backcountry logging »

Society

Cyclists vs cars: charges laid in physical incident in Toronto

Just the latest of many such altercations In Canada, the battle between motor vehicles and cyclists over sharing road space continues with no let up. Both sides typically accuse the other of bad behaviour. This has led to a rising »

Environment & Animal Life, Society

Mother and baby killed by grizzly bear in Yukon: coroner

A 37-year-old woman and her 10-month-old baby are dead after being mauled by a grizzly bear outside their remote cabin in Yukon, in northwestern Canada. The Yukon Coroner’s Service said Valerie Theoret and her baby girl, Adele Roesholt, were killed »