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<b>BEYOND LOCAL:</b> Pest ... or snack? June bugs are the 'croutons of the sky'

BEYOND LOCAL: Pest ... or snack? June bugs are the 'croutons of the sky'

June bugs can be serious pests of ornamental and agricultural plants, lawns and golf courses, or they can be a crunchy snack for a bird — or human
<b>CANADA:</b> Abusive conditions in Canada's immigration detention system, human rights groups say

CANADA: Abusive conditions in Canada's immigration detention system, human rights groups say

The secretary general of Amnesty International Canada says the country’s abusive immigration detention system is in stark contrast to the rich diversity and the values of equality and justice that Canada is known for
<b>OPINION:</b> For teenagers, the internet helps during lockdowns but it's no substitute for the outside world

OPINION: For teenagers, the internet helps during lockdowns but it's no substitute for the outside world

The internet has helped teenagers continue learning and connect with others
<b>ONTARIO:</b> Helicopter at Nipigon-area forest fire went out of control at 3,000 feet

ONTARIO: Helicopter at Nipigon-area forest fire went out of control at 3,000 feet

The Transportation Safety Board says the pilot suffered serious injuries
<b>BEYOND LOCAL:</b> Are smartwatches a bigger distraction to drivers than mobile phones?

BEYOND LOCAL: Are smartwatches a bigger distraction to drivers than mobile phones?

Wearable devices, like smartwatches, are becoming ubiquitous
<b>ONTARIO:</b> Passenger can't recall which lights were on when boat struck by O'Leary's boat

ONTARIO: Passenger can't recall which lights were on when boat struck by O'Leary's boat

Susan Auricchio testified by video conference at the trial of Linda O'Leary, who is charged under the Canada Shipping Act in connection with the incident
<b>VIDEO:</b> Check out this loon feeding underwater

VIDEO: Check out this loon feeding underwater

Barrie photographer Kevin Biskaborn captures aquatic life in Kempenfelt Bay
<b>BEYOND LOCAL:</b> Some long-wear makeup linked to toxins harmful to health and environment, study says

BEYOND LOCAL: Some long-wear makeup linked to toxins harmful to health and environment, study says

A paper published finds that many common cosmetic products contain signs of a class of chemicals known as polyfluoroalkyl substances — or PFAS — that can contaminate water systems for generations and have been linked to serious health risks
<b>ONTARIO:</b> Boat had lights on when it was hit by vessel operated by Linda O'Leary, witness says

ONTARIO: Boat had lights on when it was hit by vessel operated by Linda O'Leary, witness says

Richard Ruh told an Ontario court the boat he was aboard had its navigation lights – a white overhead light and two green and red lights on the bow – on at the time of the late-night crash that killed two people
<b>CANADA:</b> Pandemic enabled small- and medium-sized businesses to work remotely, survey says

CANADA: Pandemic enabled small- and medium-sized businesses to work remotely, survey says

A new survey from the Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) found 74 per cent of small- and medium-sized business owners say they plan to offer employees the ability to work remotely post-pandemic