Canadian girl with autism in world-first study on how brain stimulation could stop severe self-harm

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June 20, 2022


A Canadian girl with autism is part of a world-first brain stimulation study, employers say they're now willing to hire workers without related job experience, and Prince William approaches a milestone birthday.

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Brain stimulation

A nine-year-old Canadian girl with autism has "amazed" doctors after they sent electrical signals to her brain that stopped her from inflicting severe self-harm.

Suspected hate crime

The attack in which a woman was set on fire on a bus is being investigated as a suspected hate crime, Toronto police say, as a man is charged in connection with the incident.

Paul Haggis

Canadian-born, Oscar-winning film director Paul Haggis was detained on Sunday for investigation of allegations he sexually assaulted a woman in Italy, according to reports quoting local prosecutors.

Milestone birthday

As he turns 40 on Tuesday, Prince William is assuming an increasingly central role in the Royal Family in preparation for his eventual accession to the throne.

Experience not required

A new study shows Canadian employers are willing to hire workers without related job experience due to the current state of the labour market.


How a B.C. weightlifter was inspired by his dad to overcome adversity and become a global contender.


With the official start of summer just around the corner, Environment Canada is predicting we'll be in for some "beer-drinking weather" during a warmer-than-usual season.

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