Black Press Media Staff

Looking at a blanket of leaves over your backyard? The Nature Conservancy of Canada says there are a lot of good reasons to leave them there. Photo: Christopher Roden

Not looking forward to raking? Here’s why to leave the leaves

Nature Conservancy of Canada has good news for those who hate yard work

Looking at a blanket of leaves over your backyard? The Nature Conservancy of Canada says there are a lot of good reasons to leave them there. Photo: Christopher Roden
Starbucks launches five new cup designs for the holidays

Starbucks launches five new cup designs for the holidays

Designs were meant to evoke feelings of joy

Starbucks launches five new cup designs for the holidays
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UPDATE: Polls now closed

Which party will be chosen to form the next government?

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Digital poppies will be available by donation to the Royal Canadian Legion starting Oct. 25, 2019. (Royal Canadian Legion)

Digital poppies set to launch as part of Remembrance Day campaign

Second year in a row for online campaign

Digital poppies will be available by donation to the Royal Canadian Legion starting Oct. 25, 2019. (Royal Canadian Legion)
Elections Canada workers said a polling station in White Rock, B.C., was busy all weekend. (Katya Slepian/Black Press Media)

Advance voter turnout up 25% for first two days: Elections Canada

Two million people voted Friday and Saturday

Elections Canada workers said a polling station in White Rock, B.C., was busy all weekend. (Katya Slepian/Black Press Media)
Getting personal: Day 23 of federal campaign heats up

Getting personal: Day 23 of federal campaign heats up

As Oct. 21 – election day – inches closer, here’s a look at what happened this week

Getting personal: Day 23 of federal campaign heats up
Hundreds of people turned out in Squamish on Sunday, Sept. 29 to celebrate the return of orcas to the Howe Sound. (My Sea to Sky)
Hundreds of people turned out in Squamish on Sunday, Sept. 29 to celebrate the return of orcas to the Howe Sound. (My Sea to Sky)
Vancouver. (Pixabay)

Three Canadian cities crack top 10 list of most liveable places: report

The index is calculated based on five metrics

Vancouver. (Pixabay)
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau meeting with people at the BC Hydro Trades Training Centre during an announcement for a memorandum of understanding for their joint commitment to power B.C.’s natural gas production and liquefied natural gas (LNG) sectors with clean electricity. (Lauren Collins/Black Press Media)

VIDEO: Trudeau responds to Scheer on abortion, same-sex issue

The Prime Minister called for Opposition Leader Andrew Scheer be far firmer with his MPs

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau meeting with people at the BC Hydro Trades Training Centre during an announcement for a memorandum of understanding for their joint commitment to power B.C.’s natural gas production and liquefied natural gas (LNG) sectors with clean electricity. (Lauren Collins/Black Press Media)
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Pets exposed to cannabis on the rise: Canadian vets’ group

54 incidents have been reported in the first seven months of 2019

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Nearly 50% of Canadians experience ‘post-vacation blues’: poll

48 per cent of travellers are already stressed about ‘normal life’ while still on their trip

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Average cost of high-data monthly phone bill dropped by 35% in 2018: report

Prices for average television packages dropped eight per cent $28 to $26 over the past two years

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CRTC to bring in ‘code of conduct’ for internet providers

New code will protect customers against high bills, allow for cancellations

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Tom Hanks stars in ‘A Beautiful Day in the Neighbourhood. (Lacey Terrell)
Tom Hanks stars in ‘A Beautiful Day in the Neighbourhood. (Lacey Terrell)
Facebook. (Bloomberg photo by Andrew Harrer)
Facebook. (Bloomberg photo by Andrew Harrer)
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Drunk on a plane, peeing in a vacation rental pool: Top no-nos for Canadian travellers

Expedia survey lays out the dos and don’ts of travelling

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A 2011 Ford Explorer. (Wikimedia Commons)

Ford recalls Explorers, F-150s for suspension and transmission issues

28,000 of the affected Explorers were sold in Canada

A 2011 Ford Explorer. (Wikimedia Commons)
VIDEO: Fisheries and Oceans Minister talks single-use plastics ban
VIDEO: Fisheries and Oceans Minister talks single-use plastics ban
Golden State Warriors centre DeMarcus Cousins (0) jumps for the basket under pressure from Toronto Raptors guard Danny Green (14) and Toronto Raptors centre Serge Ibaka, back, during second half basketball action in Game 3 of the NBA Finals in Oakland, California on Wednesday, June 5, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn

Do the Raptors belong to Toronto or all of Canada? Fans are divided, poll suggests

Toronto Raptors lead the series 2-1 as of Wednesday night

Golden State Warriors centre DeMarcus Cousins (0) jumps for the basket under pressure from Toronto Raptors guard Danny Green (14) and Toronto Raptors centre Serge Ibaka, back, during second half basketball action in Game 3 of the NBA Finals in Oakland, California on Wednesday, June 5, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn
Compliments brand chicken strips recalled due to salmonella risk

Compliments brand chicken strips recalled due to salmonella risk

Public Health Agency of Canada said they’re investigating an outbreak

Compliments brand chicken strips recalled due to salmonella risk