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EDITORIAL – Health tourism: Just what the doctor ordered

As word continues to spread about Cayman’s excellent healthcare and wellness network, we expect many more health and wellness visitors will find their way here – bringing significant financial and reputational benefits.
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Alva Suckoo steps down as deputy opposition leader

Newlands MLA Alva Suckoo has stepped down as deputy leader of the official Opposition. Suckoo confirmed his resignation Friday, saying he would remain part of the Opposition group.
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Nations unite for Red Sky at Night

Red Sky at Night returned to the F.J. Harquail Cultural Centre Saturday for an evening of arts, culture and celebration of Cayman’s creative community.
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Journalist shares story of strength and survival

Ten years ago, Canadian journalist Amanda Lindhout was abducted and held captive by insurgents in Somalia for 460 days in an effort to extort ransom money.
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New helicopter plugs national security gaps

A new $9 million, state-of-the-art helicopter will help ensure the national security of the Cayman Islands, according to police commissioner Derek Byrne.
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Cayman goes down to rising Montserrat

A tenacious Cayman Islands side put up a strong fight before going down 2-1 to Montserrat in front of a packed house at Ed Bush stadium in West Bay on Friday.
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Bryan seeks full Caymanian leadership

Should all leadership positions in Cayman be reserved for sons of the soil? George Town Central legislator thinks so.
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Health City reaches out to Cayman student body

The next generation of Cayman health professionals may come from the local student population.
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Thousands donate to Meals on Wheels

Thousands of residents took part in Meals on Wheels ‘¢hange for Change Coin Drive’ over the weekend to raise money to feed housebound and disabled seniors throughout Cayman.
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Manslaughter sentencing adjourned for psychiatric report

Justice Timothy Owen adjourned sentencing in Grand Court on Friday for Waylon Timothy Rivers, 20, who pleaded guilty earlier in the week to a charge of manslaughter.
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Police identify man killed in Brac hit-and-run

Police have confirmed the identity of the deceased in a suspected hit-and-run incident on Cayman Brac as 55-year-old Mitchell Marvin Ryan.
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Flam: Here’s what a real meritocracy looks like

Meritocracy is a popular idea for structuring society, but whether committees are picking students to go to Yale or doling out coveted time on the Hubble Space Telescope to astronomers, it’s often nearly impossible in practice. Merit can be hard to measure - doable enough in tennis or swimming, but harder to define in art, science or college admissions.
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Man found dead in Brac in suspected hit-and-run

In a suspected hit-and-run, a man was found dead in the street early Friday morning on Watering Place Road in Cayman Brac, police reported.
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Protesters prevail as 10-storey hotel project rejected

Plans for a 10-storey business hotel at the “tranquil” north end of Seven Mile Beach have been rejected after an unprecedented number of objections to the proposal.
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EDITORIAL – Building trust in public boards

The Central Planning Authority, in particular, wields considerable power and influence. Appropriately, it has taken meaningful steps toward transparency in recent years, but as an Auditor General’s report released early this year also noted, the work is far from over.
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Suckerbox makes KAABOO Del Mar lineup

Suckerbox signed a contract for the Del Mar spot last week, but had to keep it a secret until the official announcement on Thursday, which turned into a busy day.
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Public invited to attend royal events

Government has released a schedule of public events that Prince Charles and his wife Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, will attend on Wednesday and Thursday.
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Dart tower plan sparks national debate

The idea of skyscrapers on Seven Mile Beach will be one of the options up for discussion as the Cayman Islands attempts to formulate a Development Plan for the future of the country.
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Superhero comes to Cayman to recharge

It’s part of the price of a lifetime of heavy gym work, the pumping of iron that turned Lou Ferrigno into a world champion bodybuilder and, ultimately, into The Incredible Hulk.
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May's Brexit deal begins to fade as pressure mounts

This could be the week that everything comes together on Brexit -- or everything falls apart.
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Harrowing scenes after Cyclone Idai with inland ocean visible from outer space

As many as "300 to 400" bodies line the banks of a road out of the city of Beira in Mozambique, according to an eyewitness account, and flood waters have formed an inland ocean that is visible from outer space.
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Bollywood superstar Deepika Padukone offers glimpse of upcoming acid attack film

An Indian movie based on the true story of an acid attack victim is set to hit screens next year, featuring Deepika Padukone, one of Bollywood's biggest stars.
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Pro-military party pulls ahead in Thailand's first post-coup elections

A pro-military party that wants junta leader Prayut Chan-o-cha to remain in power has taken a slight lead in Thailand's elections on Sunday, according to early results from the country's Election Commission, in what could be a blow to pro-democracy forces fighting to overcome authoritarian military rule.
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Image of Jacinda Ardern projected onto building

Through her stoic resolve and empathy for the victims, New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern became the reluctant face of the terror attack that left 50 Muslim worshipers dead in Christchurch earlier this month.
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Everything announced at Apple's big event

Apple is making movies, TV shows and ... a credit card.
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Apple's new TV looks a lot like the old TV

From afar -- that is, through the distance of live streaming -- Apple's eagerly awaited announcement about its TV production plans were the least interesting aspect of a multi-pronged presentation Monday, designed to bring the company's unique brand of innovation (its "iTouch," as it were) to various product sectors.
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Ethiopian Air was a symbol of pride. Then disaster struck

Ethiopian Airlines unveiled plans last October to build a mega-airport south of Addis Ababa. The new hub, it claimed, would handle 80 million passengers a year — the same volume as Heathrow in London.
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Meet Silicon Valley's 'China whisperer'

For years, venture capital powerhouse Andreessen Horowitz stood by a steadfast rule: to become a general partner at the firm, you had to be a founder or CEO of a major tech company.
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How 'repulsive' social media comments sparked outrage

It is a picture which has been described as showing a "great athlete at her most powerful." Tayla Harris, a star forward for the Australian Football League women's side Carlton is captured in the air having kicked the first goal of the game in a match between her side, the Blues, and Western Bulldogs.
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Soccer fans found with drugs and weapons

Up to 50 Paris Saint-Germain fans were denied entry to a Women's Champions League match Thursday after weapons, including knives and knuckledusters, were found on a coach taking fans to the quarterfinal tie in London.
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How climate change is affecting ski racing

Among those who live, train and compete in the snow -- climate change is obvious.
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Leadership lessons from sailing's top skippers

Leadership lessons pop up in all aspects of life but skippering a sailing yacht offers a glimpse of the deep end.
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Eerie underwater murals appear in Hawaii

Hawaiian artist Sean Yoro likes to paint his evocative murals on precarious surfaces: melting icebergs, the burnt bark of trees and remote waterside walls at the mercy of rising tides, among others. The transient nature of the works, which are destined to naturally disappeared shortly after their creation, is used to bring attention to problems afflicting the environment.
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How 'legal fakes' are challenging a $1B cult brand

When Samsung revealed, in late 2018, that it was collaborating with cult US streetwear brand Supreme, it came as quite the surprise.
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Photos show young, rebellious China

For Chinese photographer Luo Yang, girlhood has a multitude of meanings. But rather than relying on the type of saccharine depictions often used in China to depict young women -- gentle, delicate, and overly feminine -- Luo's ongoing project "Girls" features edgy and alternative subjects who defy stereotype and expectation.
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Lost Caravaggio found in attic could fetch $171M

In 2014, French auctioneer Marc Labarbe received a phone call from a friend. The attic of their Toulouse home had yielded a surprising discovery: a painting, coated in dust and stained by a water leak, that looked all the same to be something of value. Labarbe approached gingerly, cleaning one of the painted faces with cotton wool and water. He sent a photo to the art appraiser Eric Turquin, based in Paris, and then he waited.
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World's happiest country revealed

Finland has a lot to celebrate.
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Cleanest airline in the world named

Ever wonder how clean the airline seat you're sitting in is as you travel? A new survey has dished the dirt on which carriers offer the most pristine experiences for fliers.
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British food: 20 classic dishes

If British food has come in for a bit of mockery over the years, it isn't because the recipes are wrong, it's because they're misunderstood.
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Boeing unveils its brand new 777X airplane

The longest passenger jetliner in the world just made its debut.
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The city that vanished beneath the desert

Just an hour -- and a world -- away from the bright lights of Doha, the sand-covered remains of a once-thriving port provide a brief but fascinating glimpse of life in the Arabian Gulf in centuries past.
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She lost her dad when she was 14. Now, she's helping kids learn how to mourn.

When Tracy Crosby's husband died unexpectedly, she suddenly became a single mom to four young children.
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Former teen gamer starts charity after police shut down his tournament

At one point, Zach Wigal had 5,000 video games in his parents' basement. Police once shut down his teen gamer tournament. That inspired him to launch a charity that's helping thousands of sick kids.
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Brexit: Not enough support for deal vote yet, says PM

Theresa May is still trying to get her deal passed, as MPs prepare to vote on taking control of Brexit.
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BA flight lands in Edinburgh instead of Düsseldorf by mistake

The mistake only became apparent when the "welcome to Edinburgh" announcement was made.
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Birmingham LGBT lessons row school staff 'distraught'

Hazel Pulley, CEO of the trust which runs Parkfield Community School, said classes have been paused.
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Pinner murder: Shopkeeper killed in robbery named

Ravi Katharkamar was stabbed to death outside his newsagents in a "vicious and unwarranted attack".
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Jeremy Corbyn egging: Brexiteer jailed for 28 days

John Murphy admits assaulting the Labour leader at a Muslim centre and is jailed for 28 days.
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Montenegro 1-5 England: Ross Barkley shines in Euro 2020 qualifying win

Ross Barkley scores twice and provides an assist as England come from behind to hammer Montenegro in their Euro 2020 qualifier in Podgorica.
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Home Office funded paedophilia group, whistleblower says

A group campaigning to legalise paedophilia in 1970s received government money, an inquiry is told.
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Crack use up in England after 'aggressive marketing'

Health workers say there is less stigma about the form of cocaine and new users are being attracted.
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Norfolk toddler suffocated by baby monitor cord

Jessica Duggan's parents say they thought they were doing "the right thing" by using the device.
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UB40's Brian Travers diagnosed with brain tumour

The saxophonist will undergo surgery the day he was due to begin touring with the group.
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'Pain and grief': Coroner inquest into Radiohead stage collapse begins

Radiohead drummer Philip Selway told a coroner's inquest the band is still "haunted" by the incident.
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Wheelchair user refused nightclub entry as music 'too rowdy'

A BBC journalist says she was refused entry to a nightclub because the music was not suitable.
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24 Hours in Police Custody: CCTV shows Azaan Kaleem murder

A mother says she wants people to know how quickly a situation can escalate.
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Bus driver 'misjudges' Wallasea Island flood water

It overtook a queue of traffic and went into the water during high tide at Wallasea Island, Essex.
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The head teacher battling unpaid school bills

A head teacher has risked her job by inviting BBC Panorama to film the financial chaos at her school.
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'The measles has made my life hell'

Jane Stanton's life dramatically changed after contracting measles, and is calling for people to take-up all available vaccines.
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Brexit: Theresa May on her 'frustration with MPs' speech

The PM tells the Commons that she had expressed her "frustration with our collective failure to take a decision" over Brexit.
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Tim Peake joins Scout Association to launch a new science badge for scouts.

Tim Peake says the new science badge for scouts will help highlight different career opportunities for the youth.
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Instagram cleaners: Using housework as therapy

Harriet Knock shares cleaning tips on Instagram and encourages people to talk about mental health.
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Britain's most-watched news channel, delivering breaking news and analysis all day, every day.
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Man runs 100-mile race in office shoes...

Father-of-three from Jersey decides to race in perilous conditions - despite losing his equipment.
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...while Marathon goes off-road due to potholes

The race held in Cape Wrath as a road event for more than 15 years is now having to be described as "multi-terrain".
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Scott Walker: A life in music in pictures

The star, who has died aged 76, first found fame in the 1960s with The Walker Brothers.
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British no more: Why some UK citizens face Brexit dilemma

Austria rarely allows dual citizenship, and for some Britons this is a problem.
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Preventable deaths? The story of Grenfell Tower flat 113

Firefighters risked their lives to save residents of Grenfell Tower, but could they have rescued more than they did?
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Brexit: What is Common Market 2.0?

What do politicians mean when they talk about Common Market 2.0 or a Norway plus solution?
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'Muslims don't date, we marry'

The British entrepreneur who has set up a global dating app specifically for Muslims.
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Anglesey man's autism helped by mountain hikes

He's 47 and can't wash, feed or dress himself - but long walks help Spencer Kay come into his own.
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The grieving mum helping underprivileged students

How a grieving mother created a trust to help underprivileged students embarking on university life.
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What's going on with the UK economy?

Employment is soaring but growth is tepid, so what should we make of the state of the UK economy?
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Families still waiting to hear from Thunder Bay police on fate of 9 cases recommended for reinvestigation

Three months after Ontario's police watchdog called for the reinvestigation of nine cases involving the deaths of Indigenous people, the families of the victims are still waiting to hear from the Thunder Bay police on what the service plans to do next.
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Former national ski coach Bertrand Charest released from prison pending appeal outcome

Charest has appealed all 37 counts for which he was convicted, as well as his sentence of 12 years in prison, arguing the Crown itself has conceded 20 of the counts against him should be thrown out.
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Vancouver casino dealers fired for cheating, collusion

Records obtained by CBC reveal three dealers at Vancouver's recently opened Parq Casino were fired last year for "collusion" with players — giving them thousands of dollars worth of chips.
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U of T gets $100M donation for innovation centre studying AI

The University of Toronto is receiving the biggest donation in its history — money that will go towards studying artificial intelligence and how it affects society at large.
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'Scott should not have died': Inquest begins into fatal Radiohead stage collapse

Drum technician Scott Johnson died on stage when the roof came "crashing down quickly and without warning," a coroner's chief counsel testifies at the inquest into the stage collapse before a Radiohead concert in Toronto nearly seven years ago.
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Fact-checking Ontario education minister's controversial comments on class size

Ontario's education minister says larger classes will help students who are lacking coping skills and resilience. But the best research on this topic is decidedly mixed.
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Canada grants asylum to family who helped Edward Snowden

Vanessa Rodel and her seven-year-old daughter housed Edward Snowden in Hong Kong when he was on the run from authorities in 2013. Now, they have been granted refugee status in Canada.
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New guideline for lead means Canada will have the 'safest water in the world,' says expert

For the first time in 27 years, Health Canada has updated its guideline for lead in drinking water — cutting the acceptable concentration of the metal in half.
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Omar Khadr's war crimes sentence is finished, Alberta judge rules

Former Guantanamo Bay prisoner Omar Khadr has completed his sentence, an Alberta judge ruled Monday.
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Canadian man accused of spying in China gets visit by consular officials

Global Affairs Canada says consular officials in China paid a visit Monday to detained former diplomat Michael Kovrig.
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CRA back online after 'technical issues' shut down website

The Canada Revenue Agency says its online systems have been restored after being down for most of the day.
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Climate change politics may defy even the most rational arguments: Don Pittis

As Alberta goes to the polls and a federal election looms, a new pro-carbon tax report from a privately funded group faces a major challenge reaching Canadians with rational economic arguments, even as climate disasters worsen.
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Joshua Boyle's trial opens with estranged spouse electing to lift publication ban

The trial of former hostage Joshua Boyle, charged with assault, sexual assault and other offences, began Monday with one of the alleged victims, his estranged spouse, electing to lift the publication ban that has shielded her identity for more than a year.
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Wine industry cheers loosening of interprovincial booze rules

Winemakers are toasting a pledge in last week's federal budget to loosen interprovincial barriers around wine sales, while also hoping — with an election on the way — that the promise doesn't die on the vine.
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UCP leader says 'real tension' lies behind Albertans' support for secession

The leader of Alberta's United Conservative Party says many people in the province support secession from Canada, based on what he calls "a real tension that runs through the hearts of many Albertans."
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Several webpages from Elections Canada and MPs lack basic data protections

Several Elections Canada webpages and personal websites from MPs don't have the basic encryption necessary to stop your information from being hacked as it's sent from point A to point B.
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Ontario's first legal pot shops won't slow down 'robust' black market, experts warn

With higher prices and relatively few locations, Ontario’s first batch of licensed cannabis stores may have a hard time luring customers away from the province’s thriving black market.
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Most styrofoam isn't recycled. Here's how 3 startups aim to fix that

Styrofoam has been nicknamed “public enemy No. 6” because it's more likely to be landfilled or washed into the ocean than recycled. But three Canadian startups are launching technology that aims to make discarded polystyrene containers, packaging and products a resource that everyone wants to recycle.
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Some Shoppers Drug Mart staff say they're 'fed up' with pressure to push self-checkout

Several employees at Loblaws-owned stores said they've been pressured to push customers to use self-checkout. Loblaws said stores are reintroducing customers to the machines and that they can always go to a cashier instead.
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Mounties seeing smaller number of blood samples than expected under drug-impaired driving law

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police were expecting to see their national forensic labs flooded with requests for blood tests after Canada's new impaired driving law came into effect, but they've seen just a small number so far.
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