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Wednesday July 17 2013 edition

HIGHLIGHTS

Just like us: Crickets will dance and brag after winning a fight

The short video is fascinating. Two male crickets are fighting, biting and pushing each other. After a final blow, the loser sulks away. The winning cricket on the other hand, brags, dances and sings loudly in victory.

The video is part of a study conducted by Ontario biologists Lauren Fitzsimmons and Susan Bertram which shows for the first time ...

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Monarch butterflies disappearing in eastern Canada

Monarch butterflies, or more precisely the lack of monarch butterflies, is cause for grave concern in the scientific and entomology circles that monitor them.

Butterflies, usually "champions" of adaptation, are
not winning this year

© Michel Tremblay/courtesy of Space for Life

The monarch butterfly population has been declining for 20 years, ...

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Saving abandoned sled-dogs

It’s a tangled tale, and the victims have been sled dogs.


Maintaining a team of high performance dogs is costly.
© CBC

While most sled dog tourist operations and individual sled racers, have been, and are, responsible owners when it comes to treatment of the animals, it’s not always the case. ...

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CANADIAN HEADLINES

Cory Monteith’s drug dealer should be questioned, Toronto lawyer

Vancouver police should indentify and question Glee star Cory Monteith’s drug dealer, says Toronto defence lawyer Robb MacDonald.

Monteith, 31, was found dead by staff at the Fairmont Pacific Rim, in Vancouver, on Saturday afternoon. On Tuesday, the B.C. Coroners service confirmed he died from a mix of heroin and alcohol. Because he died while alone in his hotel room, police said there ...

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Porter Airline partners with Icelandair

Porter Airlines, based at Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport, is a step closer to becoming Canada's third-largest airline.

Today the regional carrier announced it had signed an interline agreement with Icelandair.  The agreement will give passengers access to 20 destinations in Scandinavia, Britain and Continental Europe.

In an interview with Canadian Press, ...

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Bear-proofing in Whitehorse, Yukon

The northern city of Whitehorse has a problem with bears.


A rummaging black bear had to be darted and relocated by officials © Govt of Yukon-Ken Knutson

As a northern city, the wilderness is all around and close by. In some residential areas, the wilderness begins  in fact right at the ...

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Honest Ed's, is it the end of an era?

Honest Ed's, the self-described "World Famous Bargain Centre" is for sale.

The brightly-lit landmark, on a corner just a few blocks west of down town Toronto, will celebrate its 65th anniversary this weekend, the birthday of its founder, Ed Mirvish.  There will be cake and balloons and perhaps a tear or two as people realize that the sale will ...

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Toronto cop posed for cameras as victim of flood

It was supposed to be a joke, but Toronto police were not amused by the behavior of an employee. During a record rainfall on July 8, as stranded passengers waited for rescue on a flooded GO Train, a police officer decided to pose as a victim and give a TV interview.

Nickolas Dorazio posed as a shivering flood victim ...

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Renowned Canadian realist painter, Alex Colville dies

One of Canada’s world renowned painters has died. Alex Colville passed away peacefully at age 92 at his home in Wolfville, Nova Scotia on Tuesday, July 16.

The renowned Canadian artist Alex Colville died
peacefully at home in Wolfville, N.S., on Tuesday
© CBC

Born in Toronto, he moved to Nova ...

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