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Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan sets targets to hit net zero greenhouse gas emissions

Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan sets targets to hit net zero greenhouse gas emissions

TORONTO — The Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan board has set new targets to accompany its plan to tackle climate change and curb greenhouse gas emissions tied to its multi-billion dollar portfolio.
A noticeably quieter TIFF offered different vibe, new opportunities: moviegoers

A noticeably quieter TIFF offered different vibe, new opportunities: moviegoers

TORONTO — Jaime Rebanal felt something different in the air at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival the moment he heard the "yarrrrr" at one his first screenings.

Louis Menand among nonfiction National Book Award nominees

NEW YORK (AP) — Louis Menand's Cold War cultural history “The Free World” and Hanif Abdurraqib's meditation on Black artistry “A Little Devil in America” are among the works on the nonfiction longlist for the National Book Awards.
Study: Childhood obesity in U.S. accelerated during pandemic

Study: Childhood obesity in U.S. accelerated during pandemic

NEW YORK (AP) — A new study ties the COVID-19 pandemic to an “alarming” increase in obesity in U.S. children and teenagers.
Body composting a 'green' alternative to burial, cremation

Body composting a 'green' alternative to burial, cremation

LAFAYETTE, Colo. (AP) — In a suburban Denver warehouse tucked between an auto repair shop and a computer recycling business, Seth Viddal is dealing with life and death.
CN fined $2.5 million for spraying pesticides near the Skeena River in B.C.

CN fined $2.5 million for spraying pesticides near the Skeena River in B.C.

PRINCE RUPERT, B.C. — Canadian National Railway Co. has been fined $2.5 million for spraying pesticides along a rail corridor that runs along the Skeena River in British Columbia.

TV actor Allison Mack enters prison in NXIVM sex slave case

NEW YORK (AP) — TV actor Allison Mack, who played a key role in the cultlike group NXIVM, has surrendered to a California prison to serve her sentence in a New York case against the group’s spiritual leader.
David Cronenberg ventures into 'crypto-art' with auction of one-minute film

David Cronenberg ventures into 'crypto-art' with auction of one-minute film

Canadian filmmaker David Cronenberg is delving into the world of so-called "crypto-art.
'Jeopardy!' hosts: Bialik, Ken Jennings will finish 2021

'Jeopardy!' hosts: Bialik, Ken Jennings will finish 2021

NEW YORK (AP) — Mayim Bialik and Ken Jennings will split “Jeopardy!” hosting duties for the remainder of 2021. Sony Pictures Television announced the plan Thursday, the same week that episodes filmed by ousted host Mike Richards are airing .
RESP a useful savings tool for your child's education — if you can afford it: Experts

RESP a useful savings tool for your child's education — if you can afford it: Experts

HALIFAX — When Jacob Ritchie and his wife Krista first had kids, setting money aside for their children’s post-secondary education seemed like a luxury they couldn’t afford.