Humber College’s Daniel Bear leads research initiative to “Weed Out” Misinformation
TORONTO – Humber College faculty and researchers have launched an initiative on March 8 that provides an inclusive and modern approach to cannabis education. The campaign, cleverly titled Weed Out Misinformation, strives to rectify the narrative surrounding cannabis consumption by providing evidence-based public education materials to young cannabis users.... Read more
Citizens reflect on Freedom Convoy protests in Ottawa
Canada’s freedom convoy protest first made headlines on Jan. 23 when messages about protesting anti-vaccine mandates for truckers crossing the U.S-Canada border started gaining traction. As a result, various participants from across the country gathered and made their way to the nation’s capital in Ottawa, arriving on Jan. 28.... Read more
Success for the men’s national soccer team is no coincidence
Canadian pride runs deep when the country is represented on the world stage. Whether it be Bianca Andreescu, who won the US Open in 2019, or Sidney Crosby’s golden goal, scored in the 2010 Olympics, Canadians are always there to support their athletes and celebrate their triumphs. The men’s... Read more
Snowboard veteran athletes crowned
in Natural Selection Tour
Jackson Hole, WYO (Reuters) – After 100 individual runs and 22 incredible head-to-head match-ups over two days of bluebird conditions, the first stop of this year’s Natural Selection Tour lived up to its reputation, with Sage Kotsenburg and Elena Hight taking the backcountry contest crowns in Jackson Hole. Two... Read more
Unofficial ban on critiquing minority cultures allows dictators to flourish: Banoo Zan
By Saloni Bhugra Three years after journalist Jamal Khashoggi was assassinated, an “unofficial ban” on critiquing minority cultures is allowing dictators to flourish, says Iranian-born poet and author Banoo Zan. On Dec 7, 2021, a suspect in the murder of Khashoggi was arrested in France. The arrest took place... Read more
Podcast: Movember, November – Raising awareness for men’s health
Every November, men grow moustaches and sport them all month long. That’s because those who participate raise money for prostate cancer research and men’s mental health for the Movember foundation. According to the Movember website, one in nine Canadian men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime.... Read more
Homebuyers demand for pre-approved loans high despite chaotic market
Home buyers are rushing into loan pre-approvals, fearing the overheated market will be aggravated by a sharp rise in housing prices and mortgage interest rates. MNP, Canada’s leading accounting and business consulting firm, has recently released a Consumer Debt Index Report that reads 31 per cent of Ontarian homeowners... Read more
Restaurant and bar industry still trying to rebuild after mass staff exodus
The restaurant and bar industry continues to face struggles in the wake of restrictive COVID-19 policy that led to the departure of thousands of servers and other staff. The industry lost roughly 180,000 workers nationwide, according to Statistics Canada, with many showing no interest in returning to their former... Read more
Ontario optometrist resume eye exams for OHIP-insured patients as job action paused
Optometrists in Ontario have resumed eye exams for children and seniors. On Sept. 1 optometrists withdrew services to OHIP-insured patients in a funding dispute with the Ontario Government. The Ontario Association of Optometrists has now agreed to enter negotiations with the Ministry of Health. The OAO paused its job... Read more
Coffee prices are going up — here’s why trouble’s brewing
The price of a cup of coffee could get even higher. A devastating frost in Brazil — a top producer of coffee beans — is driving up farming costs, and it might cause a hike in prices at local cafes and grocery stores by the end of this year.... Read more