Monthly Archives: August 2019

Trump's 15% tariffs on $112B in Chinese goods take effect

U.S. President Donald Trump talks with reporters at the White House on Friday. (Carolyn Kaster/Associated Press) The Trump administration’s latest round of tariffs on Chinese imports have taken effect, potentially raising prices Americans pay for some clothes, shoes, sporting goods and other consumer goods in advance of the holiday shopping season. The 15 per cent taxes apply to about $112 ...

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Filmmaker hopes to find more lost film reels buried in Dawson City

About 500 film reels were unearthed in Dawson City in 1978, and became the raw material for Bill Morrison’s acclaimed 2016 documentary, Dawson City: Frozen Time. Morrison hopes there are more reels waiting to be found. (Submitted by Kathy Jones-Gates) People have been digging up treasure in Dawson City, Yukon, for decades, and filmmaker Bill Morrison thinks there’s a lot more ...

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Alberta NDP call for firing after minister wonders if naloxone may be 'enabler' of opioid abuse

Jason Luan, associate minister of mental health and addictions, said he is concerned the distribution of naloxone kits might be enabling greater drug use, but a top medical professional disagrees. (Charlotte Dumoulin/Radio-Canada) Alberta’s associate minister of mental health is facing a call for removal from his job after comments he made about an opioid antidote. After an event Friday, Jason ...

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Even as Beijing shuns Canada's canola, Canadian wheat sales to China soar

Canadian wheat growers are enjoying a boom in exports to China, driven largely by Washington’s trade war with Beijing. (iStock) It’s been a grim year for canola farmers in Canada, who appear to be collateral victims of a diplomatic brawl between Beijing and Ottawa over the arrest of Huawei executive Meng Wangzhou. Wheat farmers, on the other hand, are enjoying soaring foreign sales. ...

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Family doctors key to spotting alcohol abuse, researchers say

Routine screening by general practitioners for alcohol use disorder would save lives, say researchers at the Centre for Mental Health and Addiction in Toronto. (Shutterstock) More than one million Canadians suffer from alcohol use disorder in any given year. But most never get the professional help they need, according to researchers at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) in Toronto. ...

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Breast cancer risk in hormone replacement therapy linked to type and length of treatment, study says

Dr. Iris Gorfinkel and her patient, Blanca Tovar Verma, weighed the risks of breast cancer associated with hormone replacement therapy against the impact of Tovar Verma’s severe menopause symptoms. (Nicole Ireland/CBC) New findings published in the Lancet medical journal provide more certainty than ever that hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is associated with an increased risk of breast cancer. The risk is higher ...

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How TSO and its new music director plan to attract younger audiences and revitalize classical music in Canada

Spanish conductor Gustavo Gimeno, seen at Toronto’s Roy Thomson Hall in August, officially becomes the music director of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra in September 2020. (Nigel Hunt/CBC) Gustavo Gimeno, the newly-appointed music director of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, waves his baton furiously in the air, although there is not a musician in sight. Meanwhile, a photographer snaps pictures of the 43-year-old ...

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TIFF 2019: CBC Indigenous lists 5 films to watch

Jeff Barnaby debuts his second feature length film Blood Quantum, which is described as equal parts horror and political critique. (TIFF) The Toronto International Film Festival kicks off next week and CBC Indigenous has a list of five films to catch at this year’s event.  Blood Quantum Director: Jeff Barnaby Jeff Barnaby returns to the big screen with his follow up to Rhymes ...

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Yes, winter is coming. But that's about all the Farmers' Almanac can predict accurately

Temperatures dipped to the –40s C in Regina in February, not an uncommon event on the Prairies. (Matt Howard/CBC) Canadians love our weather words. And just this week we’ve been treated to a new phrase, thanks to the Farmers’ Almanac: a winter “polar coaster.” “The Farmers’ Almanac, which provides 16 months of weather forecasts for seven zones in one compact ...

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Actress Valerie Harper, of Mary Tyler Moore Show and Rhoda fame, dead at 80

Valerie Harper is seen during a January 1987 interview in New York. Harper, who scored guffaws and stole hearts as Rhoda Morgenstern on back-to-back hit sitcoms in the 1970s, has died. She was 80. (Ron Frehm/Associated Press) Valerie Harper, who scored guffaws and stole hearts as Rhoda Morgenstern on back-to-back hit sitcoms in the 1970s, has died. She was 80. ...

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