Inflation: Expert tips for Canadian consumers

With inflation rising to levels not seen in decades, experts advise Canadians to take advantage of coupon and points programs, and buy affordable alternatives where possible to help relieve the financial pressure caused by higher prices. General inflation in Canada hit a 30-year high at the end of 2021 with warnings from economists that the … Read more

Canada Post to seek ‘clarification’ from feds on mask policy

Despite Canadian experts calling for their masks to be upgraded to curb the spread of airborne COVID-19, Canada Post employees who showed up to work wearing an N95 mask were asked to switch to company-issued masks or risk being sent home. Now, the Postal Service says it will seek clarification from the federal government about … Read more

Jan. 6 committee requests interview with Ivanka Trump

WASHINGTON – The House committee investigating the US Capitol rebellion has asked Ivanka Trump, the daughter of former President Donald Trump, to voluntarily cooperate in its investigation. The committee sent a letter Thursday requesting to meet Ivanka Trump, who served as an advisor to her father, in early February. In the letter, committee chair Penny … Read more

Yukon declares health emergency after overdoses

The Yukon government has declared a health emergency for substance use after toxic drugs pushed overdose deaths to new levels. Health Minister Tracy Ann McPhee said drugs are killing people and causing a mental health crisis in every community in Yukon McVeigh says the district will work to address the emergency, including using a public … Read more

Brampton fire leaves three children dead

The mayor of Brampton has confirmed that three children have died after a house fire in Brampton, Ontario. First responders arrived to find a cottage on Torbram Road and Clark Boulevard full of fire around 9:11 a.m., with people still inside, Peel Police said. Firefighters can be seen using the stairs to get into the … Read more

Antibiotic resistant infections killed millions: report

More than one million people died from antibiotic-resistant bacterial infections worldwide in 2019, a new report from the Lancet says, more than the annual death toll from malaria or AIDS. The estimate of global deaths comes from analysis of 204 countries by a joint team of international researchers who were led by the University of … Read more

Ontario announces three-step plan to gradually lift COVID-19 restrictions

Ontario will allow indoor dining and gyms to reopen and increase gathering limits on January 31 as part of a three-step plan to ease COVID-19 restrictions in the province. “We can be confident that the worst is behind us,” Premier Doug Ford said Thursday. “We are now in a position to cautiously and gradually relax … Read more

Hana Horka: Singer dies after deliberately catching COVID-19

The son of a Czech popular singer said his mother, who was against vaccination against COVID-19, died after being deliberately ill. Hana Hurka, of the popular band Asonance, died Sunday after intentionally exposing herself to coronavirus at home, her son Jan Rick told CNN affiliate CNN. She was 57 years old. Rick says his mother … Read more

Prince Andrew’s Twitter account deleted, days after royal loses military titles and charities

Prince Andrew’s Twitter account has been deleted, days after the Queen stripped him of his honorary military titles and charities. Visitors to the Prince’s official Twitter page, TheDukeofYork, which was previously tagged in posts by the official royal family on Twitter, are now met with a blank page and a message that reads “This account … Read more

Cannabis use can impact cognitive ability long-term: study

A new study finds that cannabis use in both recreational and chronic users can lead to severe and persistent cognitive impairments that may persist beyond the period of intoxication. A systematic review of 10 papers and more than 4,300 participants, led by Canadian researchers and published Wednesday in the scientific journal Addiction, found that cannabis … Read more