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SEAN CHASE/DAILY OBSERVER Rita Bilodeau shares a laugh with friends as they enjoy a warm summer afternoon in Fiddle Park. The Vermont native has been coming the Pembroke Old Time Fiddling and Step Dancing Championships for the past 30 years.

The future of fiddle culture

The Pembroke Old-Time Fiddling and Step Dancing Championships may be the largest of its kind in Canada but is the spirit of this 39-year-old Labour Day Weekend tradition finally waning?

Sonia Varaschin's murder is still unsolved. (Handout)

OPP release video in Varaschin murder

Ontario Provincial Police released a video Friday in the hope of identifying two possible witnesses in the Sonia Varaschin murder case, nearly four years after the Orangeville nurse went missing.

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Back-to-school quiz: Math

Get ready to brush up on your math. Just in time for back to school, take our quiz below and test your knowledge of mathematics.

Some of the ultrastructural morphology displayed by an Ebola virus virion is revealed in this undated handout colorized transmission electron micrograph (TEM) obtained by Reuters August 1, 2014. The 2014 Ebola outbreak is the worst since the disease was discovered in the mid-1970s, with 729 deaths in four different countries. (REUTERS/Frederick Murphy/CDC/Handout via Reuters)

Ebola outbreak could infect 20,000, WHO says

The Ebola epidemic in West Africa could infect more than 20,000 people, the U.N. health agency said on Thursday, warning that an international effort costing almost half a billion dollars is needed to overcome the outbreak.

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