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Smartphone pedometers underestimate steps, but valuable health tool: study

VANCOUVER — A recent study looking at iPhone's built-in pedometers is a step toward using the tool as a clinical intervention in improving people's health, a University of B.C. researcher said.

B.C. changes tenancy regulations to limit rent increases to match area rates

VANCOUVER — Renters in British Columbia no longer need to worry about their landlords hiking up rates to match high rents in hot neighbourhoods.
'He said, No, no, no': Trump tells crowd about trade disagreement with Trudeau

'He said, No, no, no': Trump tells crowd about trade disagreement with Trudeau

WASHINGTON — U.S. President Donald Trump regaled a rally of supporters Friday night with a story about a disagreement with Canada's prime minister, then sprinkled his tale with some questionable statistics about international trade.
'No one dies alone': Military family provides comfort and memorial to veteran

'No one dies alone': Military family provides comfort and memorial to veteran

STRATHMORE, Alta. — Former Master Cpl. Thomas McKenzie was a solitary man almost to the end of his life. McKenzie, 55, was a Canadian Forces vehicle tech for 12 years before leaving the military.

Viral video of starving polar bear likely the product of climate change: expert

The effects of climate change, such as a shorter feeding season and less seal to eat, could have caused the emaciation of a bear shown in a viral video, a polar bear expert says.

Public memorial to be held Saturday for Good Samaritan killed in Hamilton

HAMILTON — Community members will gather at Hamilton City Hall tonight to grieve the death of Yosif Al-Hasnawi, a 19-year-old Good Samaritan who police say was killed after trying to intervene in an altercation.

Alpine Canada apologizes to victims of former national ski coach Bertand Charest

MONTREAL — The chair of the board of Alpine Canada has apologized to the victims of a former national ski coach convicted of sexual assault.
Halifax man charged with two counts of first-degree murder in 2016 deaths

Halifax man charged with two counts of first-degree murder in 2016 deaths

HALIFAX — A man who was already behind bars has been charged with two counts of first-degree murder and one of attempted murder more than a year and a half after the incidents, Halifax police said on Saturday. Supt.
'Shut It Down': How the fate of 800,000 migrants could shut down U.S. government

'Shut It Down': How the fate of 800,000 migrants could shut down U.S. government

WASHINGTON — Hundreds of thousands of young lives have suddenly become bargaining chips, the fate of undocumented migrants like Francis Madi now hanging in the balance of high-stakes haggling between two political parties.
Documents outline Liberal lobbying plan to promote Gordie Howe bridge in U.S.

Documents outline Liberal lobbying plan to promote Gordie Howe bridge in U.S.

OTTAWA — Federal officials have been on a months-long campaign to surreptitiously slip the name Gordie Howe into conversations with top-level American counterparts to promote the new border crossing that will bear the hockey player's name.