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Pioneering neuropsychologist honoured in Montreal for 100th birthday

A pioneering neuropsychologist who turned 100 this year has been honoured in Montreal.
“The compliments sont un peu exagérés!” Dr. Brenda Milner said from the stage at a recent research symposium held in her honour by the Montreal Neurological Institute & Hospital, a McGill University research and teaching institute that is better known as The Neuro.
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Vancouver artist hopes to fulfill 'ridiculous dream' by joining SpaceX moon mission

A Vancouver artist believes he has the right stuff to head to the moon.
“It’s been a childhood dream of mine to go into outer space,” Michael Markowsky told CTV News Channel on Saturday.
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Kindergartner can take cannabis oil to school for epilepsy, judge rules

SANTA ROSA, Calif. -- A California kindergartner can keep bringing a cannabis-based drug used for emergency treatment of a rare form of epilepsy to her public school, a judge ruled Friday.
The Santa Rosa Press-Democrat reported that a judge sided with the family of 5-year-old Brooke Adams.
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Woman who says Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her agrees to testify

A woman who has accused U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault has agreed to testify before a Senate panel next week, but details of her appearance have not been finalized, her lawyers said on Saturday.
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U.S. Congress takes aim at shrinking seats, legroom on airplanes

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration would be required to set new minimum requirements for seats on airplanes under legislation to be considered in the House this week, possibly giving passengers a break from ever-shrinking legroom and cramped quarters.
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Ottawa residents rescue dog trapped beneath rubble after tornado

OTTAWA - A freelance journalist says a group of people rescued a dog who was trapped under the rubble in an Ottawa neighbourhood ravaged by a tornado.
Matt Day was in Dunrobin Friday evening, interviewing residents and trying to get a sense of the destruction caused by the twister that ripped through the Ottawa-Gatineau area hours earlier.
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Pirates kidnap 12 sailors from Swiss ship in Nigerian waters

Pirates kidnapped 12 crew members from a Swiss merchant vessel on Saturday in Nigerian waters, the ship's operator said in a statement.
Kidnapping for ransom is a common problem in parts of Nigeria. A number of foreigners have been kidnapped in the last few years in the southern Niger Delta region, source of most of the crude oil which is the mainstay of West Africa's biggest economy.
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Rihanna 'couldn't be more proud' to become special ambassador for Barbados

The singer has been appointed to a new government position in her native country, Barbados. She is now Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, the Barbados government announced on Friday, September 21.
Rihanna will be responsible for "promoting education, tourism and investment for the island," said the official statement, which referrered to the singer as Ambassador Fenty.
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Dozens of dogs dead after being groomed at PetSmart, but link is unclear

Over the past decade 47 dogs have died across the U.S. during grooming, or within days of showing signs of ill health after grooming, at the nation's leading pet retailer, a New Jersey news organization reports, though what the numbers mean is uncertain.
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Dozens of U.S. dogs dead after being groomed at PetSmart, but link unclear

Over the past decade 47 dogs have died across the U.S. during grooming, or within days of showing signs of ill health after grooming, at the nation's leading pet retailer, a New Jersey news organization reports, though what the numbers mean is uncertain.
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10 of Canada's worst tornado events over the years

OTTAWA -- A tornado carved a destructive path through the Ottawa-Gatineau area on Friday, tearing roofs off of homes, overturning cars and felling power lines. According to Environment Canada, Canada gets more tornadoes than any other country except the U.S.
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Quebec party leaders head to Gatineau to survey tornado-damaged areas

MONTREAL -- Quebec's political party leaders set their political differences aside on Saturday as they headed to Gatineau to survey the damage from a tornado that ripped through homes and sent several people to hospital on Friday night.
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