Author Archives: Contributor

Scheer, Singh make confident pitch to voters as polls move to favour Conservatives

NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh, left, was campaigning in Ontario on Saturday, while Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer made an announcement in Singh’s B.C. riding of Burnaby South. (Nathan Denette/Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press) Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer is asking for a mandate to govern with increasing confidence as shifting polls favour his party to win the most seats for the first time ...

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'They could not guarantee my safety': Author's speech cancelled after Georgia students burn book

Jennine Capo Crucet, seen here speaking in 2018 at a New York event, cancelled a second talk at Georgia Southern University about diversity after she says the school couldn’t guarantee her safety. ( Cindy Ord/Getty Images) An author’s second appearance at a Georgia university was cancelled after a few students burned copies of her book following an angry exchange during ...

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Exercise as medicine: UBC researcher unveils new tool to fight depression

Evidence shows that exercising for 30 minutes at a moderate intensity, two to three times a week can help treat mild to moderate depression. (Shutterstock/Pavel1964) Krista Glowacki first realized the transcendent power of exercise when a close family member was diagnosed with a serious mental illness. “I saw them through the ups and downs of being hospitalized and then getting better and ...

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CBC taking Conservative Party to court over online election ad

CBC is taking the Conservative Party of Canada to court for what it says is the ‘unauthorized use of copyright-protected material’ in an online campaign ad. (Nathan Denette/Canadian Press) The CBC is taking the Conservative Party of Canada to court for using the broadcaster’s footage in an online advertisement. In a legal application to the Federal Court of Canada, the CBC served notice it ...

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Elizabeth May promises 'national re-examination' of veterans issues

Green Party Leader Elizabeth May, shown during a federal election campaign stop at the University of Waterloo in Ontario on Sept. 17, was in Charlottetown on Saturday, and made an announcement relating to veterans. (Kate Bueckert/CBC) Canada needs a “national re-examination” of veterans issues, and the Green Party would begin it immediately if they win the federal election this month, leader ...

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Robert Forster, Oscar nominee for Jackie Brown, dead at 78

Robert Forster, who received an Oscar nomination for playing bail bondsman Max Cherry in Jackie Brown, has died at age 78. (Jordan Strauss/Invision/The Associated Press) Robert Forster, the omnipresent character actor who got a career resurgence and Oscar nomination for playing bail bondsman Max Cherry in Jackie Brown, died Friday. He was 78. Publicist Kathie Berlin said Forster died of brain ...

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Hybrid salmon discovered by scientists on Vancouver Island

Second-generation hybrid salmon, with genes from both coho and chinook salmon, have an uneven scale arrangement that researchers say is an abnormality associated with hybrid fish. (Submitted/Will Duguid) Two salmon researchers say a surprising discovery has been made on Vancouver Island. Andres Araujo, a biologist at the Department of Fisheries and Oceans, and Will Duguid, a PhD biology student at the ...

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Who are the federal party leaders — and how did they get to this campaign?

Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer, NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh, Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau, Bloc Québécois Leader Yves-François Blanchet, People’s Party of Canada Leader Maxime Bernier and Green Party Leader Elizabeth May are seen in this composite photo. (CBC) They’ve been part of the Canadian political scene for years. But when the election campaign began, many Canadians still didn’t know all that much ...

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Q&A: Artist Kent Monkman takes a trip back to Winnipeg's North End

Kent Monkman’s The Deposition was donated to the Winnipeg Art Gallery by an anonymous donor, the gallery announced on Sept. 27, 2019. (Submitted by Winnipeg Art Gallery) Artist Kent Monkman’s body of work puts the relationship between Indigenous Peoples and colonialism, front and centre.   Monkman’s paintings explore themes like sexuality, incarceration, residential schools, violence against Indigenous women.  His latest exhibition, Shame and ...

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What you need to know before flu season hits in Canada

The flu shot is the most effective way to prevent the flu and it may also reduce the severity of symptoms even if you do get sick. (George Rudy/Shutterstock) This is an excerpt from Second Opinion, a weekly roundup of eclectic and under-the-radar health and medical science news emailed to subscribers every Saturday morning. If you haven’t subscribed yet, you ...

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