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<b>CANADA:</b> Feds to invest $40M in Blackberry for self-driving car tech

CANADA: Feds to invest $40M in Blackberry for self-driving car tech

BlackBerry says its QNX software is already in tens of millions of cars, guiding systems related to driver assistance, hands-free features and entertainment consoles
<b>CANADA:</b> Poll shows most Canadians back 'compulsory treatment' to combat opioid crisis

CANADA: Poll shows most Canadians back 'compulsory treatment' to combat opioid crisis

Most divisive for respondents was the issue of decriminalizing all drugs
<b>ONTARIO:</b> PCs promise 'action' if Hydro One doesn't cut proposed CEO pay

ONTARIO: PCs promise 'action' if Hydro One doesn't cut proposed CEO pay

When the Progressive Conservatives came to power last spring, one of the government's first acts was to force the resignation of former Hydro One CEO Mayo Schmidt, whom Premier Doug Ford had dubbed "the six-million-dollar man"
<b>CANADA:</b> Environment Canada to have a smartphone presence

CANADA: Environment Canada to have a smartphone presence

The federal agency launched its first weather app for iPhone and Android this week, including a new high-resolution radar option so amateur meteorologists can guess exactly when the next rain storm or blizzard is going to hit their backyard
<b>ONTARIO:</b> MacLeod apologizes for reportedly threatening autism group

ONTARIO: MacLeod apologizes for reportedly threatening autism group

Premier Ford won't ask MacLeod to resign after group says it was pressured to support autism program
'Numerous' people called 9-1-1 after last night's Amber Alert . . . to complain

'Numerous' people called 9-1-1 after last night's Amber Alert . . . to complain

People also tweeted their displeasure, but 'Need to locate child outweighed momentary inconvenience some people people encountered,' says Peel Police constable
<b>ONTARIO:</b> Don't fall for this fake job scam

ONTARIO: Don't fall for this fake job scam

Police say legitimate employers will never ask for funds back
<b>ONTARIO:</b> Human trafficking victims worked in Barrie area resorts, say police <b>(11 photos)</b>

ONTARIO: Human trafficking victims worked in Barrie area resorts, say police (11 photos)

‘It is inconceivable that this was taking place in our community’: Barrie police chief; no charges have been laid
<b>BEYOND LOCAL:</b> Research suggests that women get 'bottom-of-the-barrel' science prizes

BEYOND LOCAL: Research suggests that women get 'bottom-of-the-barrel' science prizes

From 1996-2017, women received 50 per cent of the service prizes, but only 27 per cent of the research prizes, which are more prestigious, come with more money and are considered more important for career advancement
<b>BEYOND LOCAL:</b> Visitors to Pearson Airport may have been exposed to confirmed case of measles

BEYOND LOCAL: Visitors to Pearson Airport may have been exposed to confirmed case of measles

Some travellers in the airport on January 27 may be at risk