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mERGINg neutron stars simulation

Gravitational waves have led scientists to something they’ve never seen before — the collision of two exotic objects called neutron stars. Here are some amazing things about that discovery.


The Dow Jones Industrial Average breached the 23,000 mark for the first time on Tuesday, powered by strong earnings from UnitedHealth Group and Johnson & Johnson.


Waterfront Toronto has announced that Sidewalk Labs, Google’s city-building sister company, will be its partner in creating a new tech-focused neighbourhood on the eastern Toronto waterfront.

Alaya McIvor

Alaya McIvor, who testified about her cousin, did not hold back in her testimony at the national inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls.

Ron Howard

Ron Howard offered a tidbit to Star Wars fans Tuesday by unveiling the name of the forthcoming spinoff movie centred on beloved space rogue Han Solo.

Justice Opiate

Five Canadians — along with three U.S. residents and two Chinese nationals — are indicted by the U.S. Justice Department on charges of making and selling highly addictive fentanyl to Americans over the internet.


The fight against ISIS in Iraq could suffer as Kurds and Iraqis turn their weapons against each other, writes Derek Stoffel.

Spain Catalonia

Catalonia's disputed independence referendum was illegal because a regional law that backed it was against Spain's constitution, Spain's top court decides.

HPV Vaccine Boys

A U.S. study suggests that 1 in 9 men has an oral HPV infection. HPV-related head and neck cancers are on the rise.


Bombardier shares jump as much as 26 per cent in Toronto in the first trading opportunity since news emerged Monday evening that the company had signed a partnership with rival Airbus to make and market its CSeries jets.

Morneau Ethics 20171017

Finance Minister Bill Morneau has asked for a meeting with the conflict of interest commissioner in the wake of an escalating controversy about whether his personal wealth is being ethically managed given his cabinet role.

mortgage loan sign

Canada's top banking regulator has published the final version of its new mortgage rules, which include a requirement to "stress test" borrowers with uninsured loans to ensure they could withstand higher interest rates.


A spokesperson for the U.S.-led coalition fighting in Syria said pockets of ISIS militants remain in Raqqa, slightly tamping down an exuberant declaration hours earlier by the commander of the Syrian Democratic Forces that the city has been cleared.

NAFTA 20170927

North America Free Trade Agreement talks are now expected to blow past the new year deadline that U.S. and Mexican negotiators had hoped to meet.


Just about every serious writer in the mainstream media regards President Donald Trump with disgust. So here's a little experiment: let's turn the telescope around.


A bill that requires people in Quebec who give or receive any public service to uncover their faces is expected to become law as early as today, but many important details still need to be crafted, and its implications may be decided by the courts.


Several thousand North Koreans try to defect every year, but only about 1,500 routinely make it to South Korea, where the transition to a new life isn’t always easy, Saša Petricic writes from Seoul.

Tax Reforms 20171016

Perhaps — three months after launching their consultation on "tax fairness" — the Liberals have now landed on a set of policy proposals that can be safely implemented.

Alta Municipal Elxn 20171017

Naheed Nenshi has been re-elected for a third term as Calgary's mayor and all but one incumbent councillor have secured their seats as of 1:25 a.m. MT on Tuesday following an election day marred by long voter lineups, ballot shortages and slow results.

John Dunsworth

John Dunsworth, a Nova Scotia actor best known as the irreverent trailer park supervisor Jim Lahey, has died at the age of 71.

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Me Too

Alexandra Samuel, a Vancouver-based technology writer, said these kinds of social media campaigns can be a powerful way to draw attention to an issue, but she hopes to see concrete change as a result.

Flood damage Hardy Falls 2

People hoping to enjoy certain Okanagan parks will have to wait until next year as crews continue to repair damage following widespread spring flooding.

Steveston empty space

The public gave voice to what they think of a developer's plans for Steveston's historic waterfront.

Campground owner Curtis Fendelet points to broken whale jawbone

A broken jawbone suggests a humpback whale that washed up on shore near Ucluelet, B.C. last week was struck by a large vessel before it died, a marine biologist says.

Kimberley Dynamiters $7.5M donations

When Mike Gould first approached the Kimberley Dynamiters Junior B team with the offer of a $7.5 million donation, team president James Leroux couldn't quite believe his ears.

Sausage Roll and Salmon Ceviche

Check out three Vancouver restaurants that focus on upscale fresh fish while maintaining chill vibes.

Rain pedestrian

A storm is moving through on Tuesday morning, with another expected for Wednesday.


A recall has been issued for certain Pacific oysters that have been shipped across the B.C., as well as to Alberta, Quebec and possibly other destinations.

Henry Wrongful Conviction 20150831

Legal counsel for Ivan Henry, who was found to have been wrongfully convicted of sexually assaulting eight women, said Henry will not be settling with five women taking him to civil court.

Carrots harvest garden van tech

Vancouver Coastal Health has developed a map that helps people in need access free or low cost food.

mortgage loan sign

Canada's top banking regulator has published the final version of its new mortgage rules, which include a requirement to "stress test" borrowers with uninsured loans to ensure they could withstand higher interest rates.

Wildlife Rescue Association of BC injured birds

The Wildlife Rescue Association of B.C. suggests increased urbanization and wildfires could be factors for the increase in injured birds.

Vancouver Condos

"It's tough to know for sure how strict or how much of an impact it's going to have, in terms of maintenance and controlling anything. It's such a murky process," said one realtor.

Windsor Sign Stock

The study by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives looks at differences between men's and women's access to economic and personal security, education, health and positions of leadership in Canada's 25 biggest cities.

Britain High Heels

An Ontario Liberal is introducing a bill today that would ban employers in the province from requiring women to wear high heels at work.

Old man senior cell phone hand

The app helped find a 76-year-old man with dementia on Sunday after he did not return from a walk.

Rock Bay Landing shelter Victoria B.C.

The Victoria Cool Aid Society is facing critics in two different neighbourhoods over plans to increase supported housing to ease homelessness and problems outside its existing shelter.

Coast Salish witnessing ceremony

Simon Fraser University’s Aboriginal Reconciliation Council hands over its final report in a traditional ceremony.

Flu vaccine

Figures in the paper were allegedly manipulated before publication.

Gitga'at-Coast Guard rescue exercise

New gear and joint training with Coast Guard are part of the federal government's commitment to support the historic role of coastal Indigenous communities in marine rescue and response, says Ottawa.

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NFL players and owners met Tuesday in New York to discuss social issues, a session Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross called "constructive."


Austin Romine will catch right-hander Sonny Gray for the New York Yankees against Houston in Tuesday's Game 4 of the AL Championship Series (5:08 p.m. ET), with regular backstop Gary Sanchez moving to designated hitter.


Leicester City has fired manager Craig Shakespeare with the club in the English Premier League relegation zone after eight games. Shakespeare was in permanent charge of the surprise 2015-16 champions for just four months.


Top-ranked Rafael Nadal has withdrawn from the Swiss Indoors next week, denying fans a possible final against Roger Federer.


Eugenie Bouchard lost 2-6, 6-2, 6-3 to Johanna Larsson in the first round of the Luxembourg Open on Tuesday.


Four-time champion Italy will have to beat Sweden in a European playoff to qualify for its 15th straight World Cup. A regular at every World Cup since 1958, the Italians were drawn Tuesday to play in Sweden in the first leg of the playoff on Nov. 10.


After an off-season that included multiple stars exchanging jerseys, one NBA constant remains: the Warriors and Cavaliers will almost certainly meet again in the Finals. Still, from the reloaded Rockets and Thunder to the frisky Sixers, there's plenty to be excited about.

Spurs Popovich Trump

San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich has called President Donald Trump "a soulless coward" in response to Trump's comment Monday that former President Barack Obama and other commanders in chief "didn't make calls" to families of fallen soldiers.


A person with direct knowledge of the situation says attorneys for Dallas Cowboys star Ezekiel Elliott are set for an emergency hearing in federal court in New York as they try again to stop the running back's six-game suspension over domestic violence allegations.

LeBron James

Following Cleveland's final practice before a season opener against Boston with playoff-level hype, Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue still wasn't sure if LeBron James was playing Tuesday.

Hip Check: Nikita Kucherov lights the lamp, joins history books

Tampa Bay forward becomes fourth player in 30 years to score a goal in each of his team's first 6 games

Rene Paredes

The White Stallions looked a little bored this week before waking up in time to steal a win on a last-second field goal, helping them maintain their top spot.

Denny Morrison

Denny Morrison wants to compete February in his fourth Winter Olympics to express everything he, his wife Josie, his coaches, his teammates and his medical support team have invested in his return to racing.


To prove collusion, Kaepernick will need hard evidence that owners worked together — rather than decided individually — to keep him out of the league.


When she was still just a hockey-obsessed young girl growing up in Saskatchewan, Emily Clark wrote down a promise — one day, she'd play for Canada. Now she's living the dream.

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