Alpine skier Mac Marcoux has the opportunity to win Canada's first medal of the Paralympics in the men's visually impaired category when the Pyeongchang Games start today. Other medal threats include biathletes Mark Arendz, Brittany Hudak and Emily Young.
Finance Minister Bill Morneau delivers his third federal budget today, a spending plan designed to promote gender equality, improve living conditions for Indigenous people and fortify Canada against cyberattacks.
TORONTO TD Bank says it is taking a pause on allowing customers to use its credit cards to buy cryptocurrency. The big bank says it made the decision to conduct a review and assessment of the evolving market. The decision follows moves by several U.S. banks to stop allowing credit card purchases of bitcoin [
Congenital Heart Defects Awareness Day
Congenital Heart Defects (CHD) are a lethal constellation of birth defects of the heart that affect millions of newborn infants and children worldwide; a killer that claims thousands of lives every year. Eight of every 1000 children born alive (0.8%) will have some form of congenital heart defect.
On this special day, February 14th, A DAY FOR HEARTS, a concerted global effort is being made to heighten awareness of this deadly group of diseases. We at Dr.Mani Children Heart Foundation support this event by offering information, resources and support to those whose lives have been touched by Congenital Heart Defects.
In an extraordinary show of unexpected unity, North and South Korea sat side by side Friday night under exploding fireworks that represented peace, not destruction, as the 2018 Winter Olympics opened on a Korean Peninsula riven by generations of anger, suspicion and bloodshed.
Delete your account. That's what Jim Carrey says Facebook users should do, as the actor looks to pull the mask off fake news.
A court in Cambodia has allowed the release on bail of seven Westerners who were arrested last month for allegedly posting photos on social media of themselves engaged in sexually suggestive dancing.
After Analyzing 127 Studies, Scientists Prove Coffee Is Good for Everyone But One Select Group
A new device preserves and rejuvenates kidneys by mimicking the conditions inside the body prior to transplant.
The Liberals pledge openness but always with an asterisk. Everything is on the table except for the things the Liberals want off the table. So you can still have electoral reform, as long as its the Liberals preferred type of electoral reform.
Tiny living is getting big attention and has plenty of advocates, including Kenton Zerbin, an Edmonton resident who says he has it all when living small.
Ontarians could see six more weeks of winter after one of the country's best- known groundhogs saw his shadow.
Bitcoin is proving that cryptocurrencies can erase wealth as fast as they create it
Heart disease in women remains understudied, underdiagnosed and undertreated in Canada, a new report from Heart & Stroke says.
The Senate has passed a bill to make the national anthem more gender neutral, fulfilling the dying wish of Liberal MP Mauril Belanger.
The moon put on a rare cosmic show Wednesday: a red blue moon, super big and super bright.
Here's how Commerce brands can take a deeper dive to uncover trendsthat can help them grow in 2018.
Its budget season. Lets hope governments realize the serious trouble were in
Child development experts and advocates are urging Facebook to pull the plug on its new messaging app aimed at kids.
Jack Reynolds is 105 and loves going on rollercoasters and abseiling.
Some people slow down as they get older, but not Jack Reynolds.
The 105-year-old rides rollercoasters, has got a tattoo and has flown a plane.
Harold the griffon vulture left staff at a wildlife sanctuary "flabbergasted" when she laid the egg.
Ottawa landlord Rolf Baumann thought a U.S. Embassy worker would be the ideal tenant. Instead, he's out thousands of dollars after she refused to pay two months' rent, claiming she's protected by diplomatic immunity.
Nearly five million Canadians spent money on marijuana last year, spending an average of about $1,200 each, according to Statistics Canada estimates.
Expensive transaction fees and long wait times have made it difficult to use bitcoin for small transactions, since mining fees spiked at $37 per purchase in December.
Stripe -- which makes much of its revenues on credit card transactions -- is not the first company to back out of what has become a very expensive and time consuming means of exchanging money.
Today, mining fees cost just over $6 per transaction, but that number is volatile and spikes when more people are making transactions. In addition, there can be other fees associated with paying in bitcoin -- services like Stripe charge per transaction, for instance, which can drive the overall cost of a bitcoin transaction even higher.
BitPay, a bitcoin-specific payment application and Stripe competitor, which itself temporarily banned payments under $100 because of the large fees
It will stop processing bitcoin payments entirely on April 23.