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The pandemic has taken a toll on mental health in Canada. Will it also change mental health care?

How has the pandemic hurt the psyche of Canadians? It’s a question that nagged at Michael Cooper since Canada’s first COVID-19 cases were identified. Sitting on a call with his colleagues at Mental Health Research Canada on March 10, Cooper discussed how the pandemic had… Read More »The pandemic has taken a toll on mental health in Canada. Will it also change mental health care?

‘It’s the first thing I do when I wake up.’ Canadians turning to cannabis to cope through COVID-19 pandemic

Arianne Persaud has been using more cannabis this year, after losing a restaurant industry job at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. To cope with the stress of being unemployed, Persaud initially turned to alcohol. But Persaud decided to cut down the drinking and consume… Read More »‘It’s the first thing I do when I wake up.’ Canadians turning to cannabis to cope through COVID-19 pandemic

Police were warned that Nashville man was building bombs in 2019: ‘Somebody, somewhere dropped the ball’

NASHVILLE – More than a year before he detonated a bomb in downtown Nashville on Christmas, officers visited Anthony Warner’s home after his girlfriend told police that he was building bombs in an RV trailer at his residence, according to documents obtained by The Associated… Read More »Police were warned that Nashville man was building bombs in 2019: ‘Somebody, somewhere dropped the ball’

Officials name suspect in Nashville bombing on Christmas Day, but motive remains unclear

NASHVILLE – With federal officials having identified the man believed to be behind Nashville’s Christmas Day bombing, authorities now turn to the monumental task of piecing together the motive behind the explosion that severely damaged dozens of downtown buildings and injured three people. While officials… Read More »Officials name suspect in Nashville bombing on Christmas Day, but motive remains unclear

Ontario’s province-wide lockdown began at 12:01 a.m. Here’s what the restrictions look like

Boxing day shopping is a lot different this year for Ontario residents after the province went into a pandemic lockdown at 12:01 a.m. While restrictions were already in effect in areas such as Toronto, Peel and York Region, the rest of southern Ontario is now… Read More »Ontario’s province-wide lockdown began at 12:01 a.m. Here’s what the restrictions look like

Drinking CBD tea while trying a wreath-making workshop sounded like fun — till it wasn’t what I expected

Before the pandemic, if I was suffering from writer’s block I’d head to a bar with my laptop and order something stiff to sip while music played in the background, using the atmosphere to help fuel my creative process. But we’re in COVID times so… Read More »Drinking CBD tea while trying a wreath-making workshop sounded like fun — till it wasn’t what I expected

This Toronto homeowner was shocked when her condo fees jumped over 30 per cent within two years. The province’s auditor general wants better disclosure rules for developers

When Danila Zeneli saw the listing for what would be her first home in Toronto, the condo fees for the downtown one-bedroom were just $287.34 a month. But by 2017 when she moved in, those fees had already gone up. And in 2018 they jumped… Read More »This Toronto homeowner was shocked when her condo fees jumped over 30 per cent within two years. The province’s auditor general wants better disclosure rules for developers

Parents unable to breastfeed should use formula instead of online milk exchange: CPS

TORONTO – The Canadian Paediatric Society is advising parents unable to breastfeed their newborns to stay away from unregulated breast milk sold or shared online. The society says that in most cases, mothers unable to breastfeed their babies should turn to commercial formula instead. Meanwhile,… Read More »Parents unable to breastfeed should use formula instead of online milk exchange: CPS