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Protesters, security gather as Trump Tower opens
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VANCOUVER — Dozens of police and security guards surrounded the Trump Tower in Vancouver on Tuesday as protesters arrived in advance of the building’s grand opening. The building has become a focal point for demonstrations against U.S. President Donald Trump. The $360-million hotel and condominium development, with a unique twisting design by late architect Arthur Erickson, had a soft launch last month. Trump’s sons,...

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TSX falls amid weak results by Valeant
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TORONTO — The Toronto Stock Exchange pulled back for a fifth straight session as some of Canada’s biggest companies reported their latest round of quarterly earnings. The S&P/TSX composite index fell a moderate 64.27 points at 15,399.24, as health-care stocks led decliners amid a weak earnings release by drugmaker Valeant Pharmaceuticals. In New York, U.S. indexes were barely changed ahead of...

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Furlong warmly received at university fundraiser
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VANCOUVER — Former Vancouver Olympics CEO John Furlong received a standing ovation at a University of British Columbia fundraiser Tuesday while a handful of protesters gathered outside to draw attention to abuse allegations against him. Furlong said in his keynote speech to student athletes that in times of hopelessness and despair, when you feel like the walls are caving in, the only...

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South Asian autism group finds new hope in vacant Scarborough building
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Started in the basement of a Scarborough home eight years ago, the South Asian Autism Awareness Centre (SAAAC) has grown ever since. The community’s need is that big. Space in the charity’s current Ellesmere Road facility isn’t. Now the City of Toronto is helping SAAAC move to a larger building near Scarborough Town Centre, one that’s sat unoccupied for at least a decade. “When...

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