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TRACY MCLAUGHLIN/SPECIAL TO POSTMEDIA Joan Arbuckle, 83, is pictured in the Windemere Memory Care ward at the Georgian Bay Retirement Home.

Unlocking memories

PENETANGUISHENE -- Yesterday. For most of us, that means 24 hours ago, but for people suffering with dementia, the word "yesterday" can mean 60 or 70 years ago.

Tenant charged

A tenant of the Elgin Street home that was damaged by fire recently has been charged for disabling a smoke alarm.

Staff and volunteers work to clean oil off a brown pelican at the International Bird Rescue center in San Pedro, Los Angeles, California, United States, May 22, 2015. As much as 2,500 barrels (105,000 gallons) of crude oil, according to latest estimates, gushed onto San Refugio State Beach and into the Pacific west of Santa Barbara when an underground pipeline running parallel to a coastal highway there inexplicably burst on Tuesday morning. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

Tally of oil-soaked wildlife mounts in California

LOS ANGELES - Several petroleum-stained pelicans rescued from the blackened muck of California's latest oil spill spent the day on Friday being gently, painstakingly scrubbed clean at a wildlife rehabilitation center in Los Angeles.

Education Minister Liz Sandals

No action yet on school strikes

One week after Education Minister Liz Sandals first raised concerns that the academic year of public high school students in Peel, Durham and Sudbury could be at risk, the process that would return them to class was still inching along Friday.

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Mother found pushing dead toddler on swing

Deputies responded to a call around 7 a.m. to check on a woman who witnesses said had been pushing a child for hours on a swing at Wills Memorial Park in La Plata, about 55 km south of Washington, D.C., said Charles County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Diane Richardson.

A worker climbs on rocks covered in oil as he cleans up an oil slick along the coast of Refugio State Beach in Goleta, California, United States, May 21, 2015. As much as 2,500 barrels (105,000 gallons) of crude oil, according to latest estimates, gushed onto San Refugio State Beach and into the Pacific west of Santa Barbara when an underground pipeline running parallel to a coastal highway there inexplicably burst on Tuesday morning. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

California oil spill cleanup could take months

SANTA BARBARA - The U.S. Coast Guard captain overseeing cleanup of oil spilled from a pipeline rupture that closed two California state beaches and fouled offshore waters near Santa Barbara said on Thursday it may take months to restore the area to its natural condition.

Tampons are seen on display at a pump station near 173 Avenue and 112 Street in Edmonton, Alta., on Monday, April 7, 2014. Ian Kucerak/Postmedia Network file photo

Kill the tampon tax: MP

LONDON, Ont. — The bill has all-party support, but the Conservatives won't commit to a date get rid of the so-called tampon tax, a London MP says.

Premier Kathleen Wynne speaks at Baycrest Health Sciences on May 22, 2015. (Veronica Henri/Toronto Sun)

Wynne denies interfering with TVO

Premier Kathleen Wynne is denying she had anything to do with a decision by TVOntario to pull the plug on an independent documentary that looked at the lead up to her 2015 spring budget.

Russell, a cat who has been recovering from burns at the Animal Emergency Hospital and Urgent Care Clinic in Raleigh, N.C., spends time with Darla, an orphaned fawn. (Facebook)

Cat comforts injured animals at hospital

A North Carolina cat that suffered severe burns after being pulled from the rubble of a house fire last year has become something of a nurse at the emergency animal shelter that took him in.

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