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Animated children's series Arthur to end in 2022
News/Entertainment: Arthur, the beloved children's animated series about an eight-year-old aardvark that tackled important social issues and contributed heavily to the internet's meme culture, will end in 2022 after 25 years in production.
Disgraced fertility doctor agrees to $13M settlement with families, including 17 'Barwin babies'
News/Canada/Ottawa: Families who claim disgraced Ottawa fertility doctor Norman Barwin used the wrong sperm — or even his own sperm — in the conception of at least 100 children could receive a portion of a multi-million-dollar payout after a judge certified the settlement of a class-action lawsuit launched in 2016.
Man charged with emailing death threats to Dr. Anthony Fauci, U.S. prosecutors say
News/World: A 56-year-old man has been arrested and charged in U.S. federal court with sending emails that threatened to harm and kill top infectious disease expert Dr. Anthony Fauci, National Institutes of Health director Dr. Francis Collins, and their families, federal prosecutors in Maryland announced Tuesday.
Women now the majority in the N.W.T.'s legislative assembly after byelection win
News/Canada/North: Jane Weyallon Armstrong is the first woman to ever hold the Monfwi riding and her victory marks another historical change: the N.W.T. Legislative Assembly now has a majority of MLAs who are women.
Grasshoppers are swarming pastures in the heat of B.C.'s Interior, causing worry for ranchers
News/Canada/British Columbia: Record-setting temperatures in B.C. this summer have had consequences other than wildfires, smoke and drought. Swarms of grasshoppers have descended on portions of the province's Interior, and they are making life difficult for ranchers.
B.C. prepares for another week of high temperatures
News/Canada/British Columbia: Some B.C. municipalities are changing their heat-wave management plans, including potentially keeping cooling centres open overnight, as unseasonably high temperatures hit Metro Vancouver once again this week.
Olympic wake-up call: Oleksiak writes Canadian history, Biles and Black drop from all-around
Sports/Olympics/Summer Sports: Swimmer Penny Oleksiak became the most decorated Canadian summer Olympian, and American Simone Biles and Canadian Ellie Black withdrew from the women's individual all-around gymnastics final. Here's what you missed on Day 5 of the Tokyo Olympic Games.
Toronto agreed to buy a home to save a 250-year-old tree. Now, the seller wants a higher price
News/Canada/Toronto: A legal battle is brewing between the City of Toronto and the owner of a 250-year-old heritage tree who is refusing to sell the property where it stands — the latest snag in a years-long community push to protect the famous red oak.
The fashion industry's 'plus-size' label shames women to fit an unhealthy standard
News/Canada/Montreal: All women, and people for that matter, deserve to feel comfortable and beautiful in the clothes they wear. This means offering the same clothes to women of all sizes and shaming no one for the number on their clothing tag.
Tokyo governor urges youth to get vaccinated as cases surge to all-time high
News/World: Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike on Wednesday urged younger people to cooperate with measures to bring down the high number of infections and get vaccinated, saying their activities are key to slowing the surge during the Olympics.
Stephen Harper says Canada's pandemic spending has been 'overkill' in podcast appearance
News/Politics: The Canadian government has spent irresponsibly in its attempt to fend off the economic disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, according to former prime minister Stephen Harper.