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As cities grapple with Airbnb, company asks federal Liberals to 'refrain from overregulation'

cbc news - Fri, 12/08/2017 - 07:43

As municipalities across the country try to figure out their regulatory relationship with Airbnb, the short-term rental service has asked the federal government to hold off on making rules that would affect its business.

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'That's a real problem': Investigation finds baby products for sale despite recall orders

cbc news - Fri, 12/08/2017 - 05:00

A Marketplace investigation discovered a variety of recalled baby products for sale, raising serious questions about the effectiveness of the system meant to protect the public from products with dangerous flaws.

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'Wow, it's actually beating': Novoheart creates tiny heart-like structure with stem cells to test new drugs

cbc news - Fri, 12/08/2017 - 05:00

Novoheart Ltd. is the first in the world to use stem cells to grow miniature human heart-like valves and wants to use them to test new drugs — technology that may lead to fewer animals being used as test subjects and save big pharmaceutical firms billions.

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'Nobody stopped me' at the casino: Ontario self-exclusion program fails to keep gambling addicts out

cbc news - Fri, 12/08/2017 - 05:00

Despite promoting responsible gambling, the Ontario government’s program to help addicts stay out of casinos is failing to do so, an investigation by CBC’s The Fifth Estate has found.

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Kinder Morgan cleared to start work on Trans Mountain pipeline expansion despite Burnaby's objections

cbc news - Thu, 12/07/2017 - 17:13

The National Energy Board has ruled in favour of Kinder Morgan Canada in its efforts to bypass Burnaby, B.C., bylaws that stand in the way of its $7.4-billion Trans Mountain expansion project.

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Court issues injunction against random drug tests for Suncor employees

cbc news - Thu, 12/07/2017 - 14:51

An Edmonton judge has ordered oilsands giant Suncor not to proceed with plans to start random drug tests of its employees.

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GE to shed 12,000 jobs worldwide as demand for traditional power plants drops

cbc news - Thu, 12/07/2017 - 12:53

General Electric Co said Thursday it is axing 12,000 jobs at its global power business, the struggling industrial conglomerate's latest effort to shrink itself into a more focused company. The number of Canadian jobs lost is not yet known.

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Canadian softwood lumber hurts U.S. industry, American trade body rules

cbc news - Thu, 12/07/2017 - 12:00

The U.S. International Trade Commission has unanimously voted that the American lumber industry has been harmed by Canadian softwood lumber imports, upholding Commerce Department tariffs imposed earlier this year.

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With cybercrime costing $3B annually, AI can improve chances of finding hackers

cbc news - Thu, 12/07/2017 - 11:32

Artificial intelligence techniques using machine learning scan huge volumes of data to detect patterns of abnormal behaviour that are imperceptible to humans and detecting hacking before traditional software.

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CanniMed to supply pot products to PharmaChoice

cbc news - Thu, 12/07/2017 - 10:57

CanniMed Therapeutics Inc. says it has entered into a definitive agreement with PharmaChoice to supply herbal, oils and oil derivative cannabis products to its more than 750 pharmacy locations across Canada.

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Half of all Canadian families were worth at least $295.1K last year — double 1999's level

cbc news - Thu, 12/07/2017 - 09:47

The median net worth of Canadian families was $295,100 in 2016, a jump of nearly 15 per cent from four years ago and almost double the 1999 level, according to Statistics Canada.

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Bitcoin price rockets past $15,000 US following word of $60M hacker theft from miner

cbc news - Thu, 12/07/2017 - 08:39

The Slovenian-based bitcoin miner NiceHash says it is investigating a security breach and the possible theft of tens of millions of dollars' worth of bitcoins, as meanwhile the value of the virtual currency has soared to a new record high.

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Supreme Court cross-border beer case raises fears of 'race to the bottom'

cbc news - Thu, 12/07/2017 - 06:30

If the Supreme Court of Canada upholds the acquittal of a New Brunswick man who was fined after being caught transporting 14 cases of cheap beer and three bottles of liquor home from Quebec, the result will be "race to the bottom" for provincial standards protecting the public, argues a senior policy analyst for the Canadian Cancer Society.

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Trudeau says visit to China produced results despite failing to advance trade talks

cbc news - Thu, 12/07/2017 - 05:00

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he made substantial progress during his four-day trip to China even though he failed to secure an agreement to begin formal negotiations on a comprehensive trade deal with the world's second-largest economy.

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Couple pours life savings into bitcoin mine

cbc news - Thu, 12/07/2017 - 05:00

As the price of bitcoin tops $14,000 US, some Canadians are looking for new ways to cash in on its climb.

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'Tis the season to spend too much: Survey finds most people go over holiday budget

cbc news - Thu, 12/07/2017 - 05:00

Many Canadians believe their holiday spending is out of control, with more than half saying they’ll spend more than they budgeted, an online survey for CIBC suggests.

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VW executive gets 7-year U.S. jail term for diesel emissions cheating

cbc news - Wed, 12/06/2017 - 16:59

Volkswagen senior manager Oliver Schmidt has been sentenced to seven years in a U.S. prison for concealing software that was used to evade pollution limits on nearly 600,000 diesel vehicles.

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