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Canadians can apply to renew their passports online beginning this fall

Canadians can apply to renew their passports online beginning this fall

OTTAWA — Canadians who need their travel documents renewed before visiting far-off shores will soon be able to skip the line at the passport office, the immigration minister announced Wednesday.
'BlackBerry' film hails the must-have gadget that the iPhone turned into a forgotten relic

'BlackBerry' film hails the must-have gadget that the iPhone turned into a forgotten relic

Almost everyone knows Steve Jobs' uncanny vision, relentless drive and technological wizardry hatched the iPhone, a breakthrough that continues to reshape culture 16 years after the late Apple co-founder introduced the device to the world.
N.S. approves wind farm, but federal officials worry project would kill at-risk birds

N.S. approves wind farm, but federal officials worry project would kill at-risk birds

HALIFAX — A 13-turbine wind farm recently approved by the Nova Scotia government is worrying federal officials, who say there isn't enough information about what impact the project will have on the endangered roseate tern and other birds.
Friends of Kananaskis receives 'transformative' trail work funding

Friends of Kananaskis receives 'transformative' trail work funding

Anytime the Friends of Kananaskis Country can leave a trail better than they found it, they’re happy. Anytime they can take the reins of a $240,000 trail project on their stomping grounds, they’re ecstatic.
Federally regulated workplaces will soon provide menstrual products for free

Federally regulated workplaces will soon provide menstrual products for free

OTTAWA — Federally regulated workplaces are expected to begin offering free menstrual products to workers starting in mid-December.
Cochrane's Filipino community hosts third annual Alberta Highway Cleanup

Cochrane's Filipino community hosts third annual Alberta Highway Cleanup

Secretary for the FCACA, Mila Prout, said in addition to helping clean up and beautify the thoroughfar, the annual highway clean-up serves as a major fundraising event for the FCACA.
Folk haven Yorkville changed Gordon Lightfoot before its own ritzy transformation

Folk haven Yorkville changed Gordon Lightfoot before its own ritzy transformation

The Gordon Lightfoot who first performed in Toronto's Yorkville, what's now one of Canada's ritziest neighbourhoods, is not the Gordon Lightfoot we know today.
It’s 'never too early, never too late' to learn financial literacy, experts say

It’s 'never too early, never too late' to learn financial literacy, experts say

For as long as he remembers, Aidan D’Souza says his mother has helped him ensure that he’s making smart money decisions. At roughly 10 years old, D’Souza said his mother advised him not to spend all his money on candy and frivolous gadgets.
Hollywood writers strike sparks uncertainty for Canadian television crews

Hollywood writers strike sparks uncertainty for Canadian television crews

TORONTO — Upon learning that a threatened Hollywood writers strike had indeed become reality, Vancouver costume designer Patti Henderson gave her department bracing advice: “Please don't go out and buy new cars. … No new clothes. Really, really be cautious about what you're spending.”
Review: All creatures great and small in 'Guardians 3'

Review: All creatures great and small in 'Guardians 3'

When Peter “Star-Lord” Quill, while inspecting a murky extraterrestrial region, pressed play on Redbone's “Come and Get Your Love" in the first “Guardians of the Galaxy,” it would have been hard to imagine that James Gunn's space opera would ultimately lead to something as sincere, poignant and kinda cornball as the trilogy-ending “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3.”
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