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'Boy in the Woods' a story of Holocaust survival, says its real-life inspiration

'Boy in the Woods' a story of Holocaust survival, says its real-life inspiration

Maxwell Smart was just 11 years old when he lost his family in the Holocaust.
So long plastic air pillows: Amazon shifting to recycled paper filling for packages in North America

So long plastic air pillows: Amazon shifting to recycled paper filling for packages in North America

Amazon is shifting from the plastic air pillows used for packaging in North America to recycled paper because it's more environmentally sound, and it says paper just works better.
Illegally brewed liquor kills at least 34 with dozens hospitalized in southern India

Illegally brewed liquor kills at least 34 with dozens hospitalized in southern India

NEW DELHI (AP) — At least 34 people have died and dozens hospitalized after drinking illegally brewed liquor in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu, local media reported on Thursday.
How to stay on budget this summer, wherever your vacation plans take you

How to stay on budget this summer, wherever your vacation plans take you

If daydreams about the cottage, beach or pool are making it harder to focus on Zoom meetings these days, you're not alone. Summer is peak travel season for Canadians, with July the most popular time for a getaway, according to a recent Deloitte poll.
Net-zero grid could spark flurry of deal-making in renewables sector: report

Net-zero grid could spark flurry of deal-making in renewables sector: report

Decarbonizing Canada's electricity grid could lead to a significant uptick in mergers and acquisitions in the renewable energy sector, a new report says.
Bank of England keeps main interest rate at 16-year high of 5.25% despite inflation fall

Bank of England keeps main interest rate at 16-year high of 5.25% despite inflation fall

LONDON (AP) — The Bank of England on Thursday kept its main interest rate at a 16-year high of 5.25% even though inflation has fallen to its target of 2%, with several policymakers warning that a premature cut could stoke another bout of price rises.
Surveillance risks posed by AI among the technology's most urgent problems: Hinton

Surveillance risks posed by AI among the technology's most urgent problems: Hinton

TORONTO — Artificial intelligence pioneer Geoffrey Hinton has become synonymous with doomsday-like warnings that predict the technology could pose an existential threat, but on Wednesday, he put the spotlight on another risk he said is even more pres
Study finds coal mine contaminants blown onto snowpack in Alberta, British Columbia

Study finds coal mine contaminants blown onto snowpack in Alberta, British Columbia

Cancer-causing chemicals are being blown downwind from coal mines in southern British Columbia in concentrations that rival those next to oilsand mines, newly published research has concluded.
Thousands affected after WestJet cancels flights in anticipation of mechanics strike

Thousands affected after WestJet cancels flights in anticipation of mechanics strike

Thousands of WestJet customers are scrambling after the airline cancelled more than 30 flights ahead of a possible strike by its plane mechanics this Thursday.
S&P/TSX composite index closes down in broad-based decline

S&P/TSX composite index closes down in broad-based decline

TORONTO — Canada's main stock index closed down Wednesday in a broad-based decline on subdued trading while U.S. markets were closed. The S&P/TSX composite index closed 94.40 points lower at 21,516.90.