Women losing out over hormone therapy fears, some experts say

The risk of heart attack, stroke or breast cancer due to hormone replacement therapy has been overstated, and that has scared away some women who could benefit from it, the Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada said at its annual conference in Ottawa this week. The SOGC says HRT is not the scourge it was once considered to be. ‘A generation ...

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Ontario to announce ticket sale reforms after ‘scalper bots’ outcry

Ontario will announce reforms to ticket selling legislation on Monday, after a public consultation found widespread support for more transparent sales and more rules for resellers, The Canadian Press has learned. The attorney general sought public feedback earlier this year on how to craft legislation on ticket buying and resale, including how to shut “scalper bots,” which scoop up huge ...

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Inflation rate cools to 1.3% in May as food prices now cheaper than a year ago

Food prices have fallen in the past year, contributing to a cooling rate of inflation, Statistics Canada says. (The Associated Press) The cost of living rose by 1.3 per cent in the year up to May, a slightly slower pace than it increased by a month earlier. Statistics Canada reported Friday that the inflation rate increased by 1.3 per cent ...

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Johnny Depp sparks controversy with presidential assassination quip

Pirates of the Caribbean star also declares he is someone who lies for a living The Associated Press Posted: Jun 23, 2017 8:40 AM ET Last Updated: Jun 23, 2017 8:40 AM ET Related Stories Johnny Depp has asked a crowd at the Glastonbury Festival when was the last time an actor assassinated a president. The remarks came during a ...

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BlackBerry swings to $671M quarterly profit despite lower sales

New The Canadian Press Posted: Jun 23, 2017 8:28 AM ET Last Updated: Jun 23, 2017 8:40 AM ET BlackBerry is reporting a $671 million US profit for the first quarter but its revenue was lower than expected, missing analyst estimates. The company says its revenue for the quarter was $235 million US — compared with estimates of $264.39 million ...

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With legalization a year away, experts offer tips on minimizing pot harm

There’s only one way to completely avoid harm when using pot, according to Dr. Benedikt Fischer: Don’t use it at all. But, with the federal government aiming to legalize marijuana by July 2018, clearly not everyone in the country is expected to choose total abstinence. In fact, statistics suggest upwards of three million Canadians are using the illegal drug now. So Fischer and several colleagues have reviewed the ...

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3 years into the downturn, is Calgary better off?

Three years ago today, oil traded at nearly $107 US a barrel. Things were looking pretty bright in Calgary that summer day. The city was rebuilding from the flood the year before, the job market was tight, salaries high, the real estate market was busy and prices buoyant. However, by the end of the market day, oil had lost a ...

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With the Senate, it could always be worse

At this time two years ago, the Senate was the subject of much wailing and gnashing of teeth. So in a way, nothing has changed. In the spring of 2015, the upper chamber’s most prominent member was on trial — the dramatic crescendo of two years of ethical drama that ensnared the prime minister’s staff and raised questions about the spending habits of ...

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Too little, too late? Sears tries to rebrand by getting hip, hiding name

In its battle for survival, Sears Canada is trying to shed its old-school image and replace it with a fresh look and hipper brands. It has even opened a flashy pop-up store in downtown Toronto that sells trendy ripped jeans and keeps quiet its affiliation with Sears. Meanwhile, the retailer is currently hemorrhaging cash, closing 59 stores and laying off almost ...

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3 years into the downturn, is Calgary better off?

Three years ago today, oil traded at nearly $107 US a barrel. Things were looking pretty bright in Calgary that summer day. The city was rebuilding from the flood the year before, the job market was tight, salaries high, the real estate market was busy and prices buoyant. However, by the end of the market day, oil had lost a ...

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