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Sperm whales' clicking dialects are evidence of 'non-human culture', say scientists

Sperm whales' clicking dialects are evidence of 'non-human culture', say scientists

In the dark depths of the Pacific Ocean, there are a lot of conversations going on. Click-click-click-click-click. That's the sound of a sperm whale.
Restaurants usher in higher prices, smaller portion sizes as costs rise, report says

Restaurants usher in higher prices, smaller portion sizes as costs rise, report says

Restaurants in Canada are raising prices, shrinking menus and reducing hours in a bid to survive inflation and labour shortages, a new report says.
Greater Vancouver mega-mansion rises $6 million in two years

Greater Vancouver mega-mansion rises $6 million in two years

A 14,000-square-foot mega-mansion with a pool and tennis court sold for $13.5 million last month.
Compensating passengers for flight disruptions not enough: advocate

Compensating passengers for flight disruptions not enough: advocate

A consumer advocate says two recent regulatory rulings ordering Canadian airlines to compensate passengers for flight disruptions won't be enough to improve air travel in this country.
Poilievre's leadership win could signal change for social conservative wing of party

Poilievre's leadership win could signal change for social conservative wing of party

Poilievre's crushing win raises questions about the status and power of the party's social conservatives.
Canadian pandemic homebuyers have zero regrets, survey shows

Canadian pandemic homebuyers have zero regrets, survey shows

Buying a home in the middle of the pandemic may not seem wise, but survey shows 84 per centĀ of Canadians who did so are happy with their purchase today.
Olds athlete plans second attempt to set world record

Olds athlete plans second attempt to set world record

Local athlete and coach Rachel Andres plans to try again to create a throws pentathlon world record during the last outdoor meet of the season Sept. 24
Grieving mother welcomes new 3-digit suicide prevention hotline

Grieving mother welcomes new 3-digit suicide prevention hotline

Woman who lost her son to suicide in June says national hotline to launch next fall will be a great tool.
Former PMs, Canadian celebrities join delegation for Queen's funeral in London

Former PMs, Canadian celebrities join delegation for Queen's funeral in London

Canada is sending a handful of celebrities alongside its official delegation to the Queen's state funeral Monday in London.
Stone carving returned to artist with apology from museum

Stone carving returned to artist with apology from museum

When the 100-kilogram carving was discovered on a Vancouver Island beach in 2020, it was heralded as an indigenous artifact.