Cuckoo for cocoa: Chocolate the hot trend for children’s cereals

OTTAWA — If there’s one thing Geoff Paisley can usually count on when he brings his children to the grocery store, it’s tears at the end of the cereal aisle. “Usually, my son just starts pulling cereals off the shelf,” Paisley said of his four-year-old. “It’s a battle.” The father of three stands firm when he’s up against the bright

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‘State-of-the-art’ sinks source of Toronto hospital’s outbreak, study reveals

TORONTO — An investigation aimed at pinpointing the source of a lingering bacterial outbreak in a Toronto hospital turned up an unlikely suspect. The sinks did it. State-of-the-art handwashing sinks installed in the intensive care unit and some patient rooms in Toronto’s Mount Sinai Hospital actually became the reservoir of a pesky drug-resistant bug that infected or colonized 66 patients

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Rider Beat: Ticats’ Chris Williams poses another challenge for Riders

REGINA — There isn’t any rest for the Saskatchewan Roughriders’ special teams because each week provides another test in terms of returners. The Riders recently faced Larry Taylor of the Calgary Stampeders and Tim Brown of the B.C. Lions, who are among the CFL’s elite returners. The challenge will be fired up to another level Saturday when the Riders (3-1)

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Five songs that have a sporting chance

(MCT) The London Olympics won’t get underway until this weekend, but numerous songs from these pop-heavy Games have been released already. As part of its “Rock the Games” music program, the London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games commissioned five songs. The first to appear was Muse’s “Survival,” and the last will be Dizzee Rascal’s “Scream,” which will

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50 Shades of Gryffindor: Emma Watson to play Anastasia Steele?

Emma Watson’s new movie, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, is among today’s just-announced TIFF selections, and should anyone track the actress down on some red-carpet or hotel rooftop, here’s the first thing they’re going to ask her. (OK, second thing — right after “What’s Dumbledore REALLY like?”) Is it true you’re going to star in 50 Shades of Grey?

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Bill Gates says much more work needed to turn tide of AIDS

WASHINGTON — Philanthropist and AIDS prevention advocate Bill Gates said on Monday there had been significant advances in the fight against HIV/AIDS, but he was not ready to say the world was “turning the tide” on the disease, the theme of this week’s International AIDS Conference. Gates said the trajectory of the disease had certainly improved, noting figures the United

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