Harry Potter's power appears to extend beyond the page, as recent Canadian research suggests listening to an audiobook from the popular fiction series can improve focus on long and boring drives.
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The Ontario government has launched an operation to relocate an endangered herd of caribou off the remote island on which they have been systematically hunted down by recently-arrived wolves.
TORONTO—The family of a billionaire philanthropist couple found dead earlier this month has hired a team of former homicide detectives to investigate the deaths deemed “suspicious” by police, a lawyer for the family said yesterday.
Brian Greenspan said the private investigators were hired “to provide a second lens and to ensure that no stone is left unturned.”
TORONTO—Math test scores among public elementary school students in Ontario have not improved—in some cases they have decreased slightly—despite a $60-million “renewed math strategy” the government had hoped would help solve the problem.
A widely-used pesticide is placing bumblebee populations at an increased risk of extinction, a new study from an Ontario researcher suggests.
A federally-funded study has found that 20 percent of sausages sampled from grocery stores across Canada contained meats that weren't on the label.
The study, published this week in the journal “Food Control,” was conducted by researchers at the University of Guelph and commissioned by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency.
WOODSTOCK, Ont.—One after another, family and friends of a serial killer's victims described overwhelming guilt, anger, and profound sadness when they learned their loved ones had been murdered by an Ontario nurse who was supposed to care for them.
A group of Canadian researchers say they have, for the first time, successfully raised wasps that will be used this summer as a weapon against an insect that is ravaging forests.
A 24-year-old Ontario woman who has “never driven a day” in her life is being hailed a hero for taking control of a public transit bus after the driver became unconscious.
Jessica Lower said she was on her way to her three-year-old son’s birthday party in Woodstock, Ont. around 1:40 p.m. on Saturday when she heard a beep.
TORONTO—A major investigation into human trafficking has led to the rescue earlier this month of 20 people—some as young as 14—suspected of working in the sex trade as minors or against their will, police said yesterday.