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<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 reveal harsh reality of being treated like 'slaves'

ONTARIO: Human-trafficking victims reveal harsh reality of being treated like 'slaves'

'We were literally slaves 24 hours a day, seven days a week,' says victim who detailed climate of fear, threats and intimidation tactics
<b>ONTARIO:</b> Police cleared in high-profile death of Barrie man

ONTARIO: Police cleared in high-profile death of Barrie man

SIU says Olando Brown died after swallowing two 'golf ball-sized plastic bags' at police station
<b>ONTARIO:</b> Blue Mountain Resort unaware contract workers were suffering, says VP

ONTARIO: Blue Mountain Resort unaware contract workers were suffering, says VP

Blue Mountain Resort did employ contract workers who have now been rescued from an alleged human trafficking ring
<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>ONTARIO:</b> City's new street names inspired by The Simpsons, South Park

ONTARIO: City's new street names inspired by The Simpsons, South Park

A nod to Family Guy didn't make the cut