News 'We are less as a country': Politicians pay tribute to Gord Downie 2017-10-18T09:48:36.000000000-04:00 Politicians are paying tribute to Canadian icon Gord Downie following his death, praising him as a musical legend, loving man and strong advocate for reconciliation with Indigenous people. George Soros donates $18B US to charity Open Society Foundations 2017-10-18T09:44:20.000000000-04:00 Investor George Soros has transferred about $18 billion US, the majority of his estimated fortune, to his Open Society Foundations, making them the second largest philanthropic grant-making group in the United States, according to media reports on Tuesday. ISIS may have lost Raqqa, but its ideology is likely to live on 2017-10-18T09:23:59.000000000-04:00 Anti-ISIS fighters declared victory over the group in its de facto capital, but defeating its ideology will be a more difficult battle, writes Derek Stoffel. Twitter vows to crack down on nude photos tweeted without consent 2017-10-18T08:40:59.000000000-04:00 Twitter says it's making policy changes to crack down on sexual harassment, including 'creep shots' taken without consent. It will also target hate and tweets that glorify or condone violence. Tragically Hip's Gord Downie dead at 53 2017-10-18T08:39:06.000000000-04:00 Gord Downie, the Tragically Hip frontman who united a diverse array of music lovers with his commanding stage presence and Canadiana-laced lyrics, has died. Finance Minister Bill Morneau outlines help for small businesses LIVE 2017-10-18T08:00:00.000000000-04:00 Bill Morneau outlines federal help for small businesses at an event in Hampton, N.B. Trump denies telling military widow her husband 'knew what he signed up for' 2017-10-18T07:57:03.000000000-04:00 U.S. President Donald Trump told the widow of a soldier killed in an ambush in Niger that her husband "knew what he signed up for," according to a Florida representative who says she heard part of the conversation on speakerphone. Water level in university pool a key issue in Paralympian's lawsuit over diving injuries 2017-10-18T07:00:00.000000000-04:00 A four-week civil trial is in the final stretch as Canadian Paralympian Miranda Biletski sues the University of Regina for alleged negligence in a diving incident that left her a quadriplegic. Freed hostage Joshua Boyle says his wife rushed to hospital, days after family returned to Canada 2017-10-18T06:50:47.000000000-04:00 Joshua Boyle, the Canadian who was rescued with his family last week by Pakistani troops and is now in Ontario with his family, says his wife had to be rushed to hospital and remains there. 2 Janes chicken products recalled due to salmonella 2017-10-18T05:58:01.000000000-04:00 Janes Pub Style Chicken Burgers and Pub Style Snacks Popcorn Chicken have been recalled because of possible salmonella contamination, as part of an investigation of an illness outbreak.