COVID-19 pandemic sparked an increase in fear, especially among women: study – National

The COVID-19 pandemic led to an increase in anxiety and depressive disorders around the world, especially among women and young people, according to a study published Friday in the Lancet. Young people suffered because school closures kept them away from friends, and many women found themselves being duped by housework and at increased risk of … Read more

Treatment of 11-month-old canceled, father gives Prime Minister Moe . debt

Helen is 11 months old, probably has cerebral palsy and cannot get the treatment she needs. “My concern right now is what kind of long-term effect this will have,” her father Graham Dickson told Global News. Dickson blames Saskatchewan Prime Minister Scott Moe, saying stricter health measures would have prevented the county’s health care system … Read more

Best-selling thriller writer Linwood Barclay thinks Pet Sematary is Stephen King’s scariest book

Had a nice half hour chat with the author from Toronto? Linwood Barclay yesterday, ahead of his virtual appearances on the Whistler Writers Festival on October 16 and the Vancouver Writers Fest on 23 and 24. Knowing that he was quite fond of Stephen King—who has written blurbs for Barclay’s books and acknowledged that he’s … Read more

COVID-19 in Alberta: Calls for greater transparency as school outbreaks mount

EDMONTON — An Edmonton, Alta. woman calls on county to implement better contact tracing policy in schools after her 10-year-old granddaughter contracted COVID-19 at school and passed the infection to her elderly grandfather. Megan Elliot says it wasn’t until her daughter got sick that she knew there was a possible COVID-19 case at her school, … Read more

Legally blind Toronto home chef has new, inclusive cooking show – Toronto

Try rubbing your eyes vigorously with your hands for a few seconds, then open your eyes and look through two straws. That’s what home cook and food blogger Mary Mammoliti said she sees all the time. Her condition is called retinitis pigmentosa, an eye condition that causes progressive vision loss. Legally blind, Mammoliti was a … Read more

Another rare orange lobster found in an Ontario supermarket on its way to the Toronto aquarium

Another rare orange lobster has been found in a supermarket in Ontario and it’s going to a new home Ripley’s Aquarium in Toronto. Paul Wyke, a spokesperson for Sobeys, said in an email to Global News that the lobster was found in a Kincardine, Ont. store. Wyke said the “unique-looking lobster” was found last month … Read more

HBO television series ‘The Last of Us’ takes over parts of Edmonton

An important HBO television production takes over several blocks of Edmonton this month. HBO and Calgary-based Bear and Pear Productions, Inc. create a new series based on the popular post-apocalyptic The last of us video game and the multimillion-dollar production is filming its first season throughout Alberta. “‘The Last of Us” HBO television production on … Read more

Vancouver Mayor Philip Owen became an unlikely ally to drug users

Philip Owen stands in an alley in Vancouver’s Eastside, October 9, 2002. JOHN LEHMANN Dean Wilson’s most vivid memory of Philip Owen was on Christmas morning when Mr. Owen, then mayor of Vancouver, showed up on the doorstep of the sketchy residential hotel in downtown Eastside, where Mr. Wilson was still battling an often-losing battle … Read more

Keanu Reeves, Damian Warner inducted into Canada’s Walk of Fame – National

Actors Keanu Reeves and Graham Greene, retired Lt.-Gen. Romeo Dallaire and musician Bruce Cockburn are among this year’s nominees Canada’s Walk of Fame. Singer-songwriter Jully Black, the late blues artist Salome Bey, wrestler Bret (The Hitman) Hart and decathlete Damian Warner were also announced as 2021 inductees on Wednesday. Read more: Damian Warner Chosen as … Read more

Emergency services respond to massive fire at houses under construction in western Ottawa – Ottawa

Emergency services were called to a huge fire in a housing project in In Kanata Wednesday night. An Ottawa Police Department spokesman said the crew were called to the blaze at 6:20 p.m. near Palladium Drive near Kanata Auto Park. The spokesman said the fire was in a brand new subdivision that was still under … Read more

CMA president says health workers feel governments are gasping over COVID-19

The President of the Canadian medical association says provinces like Alberta are gaslighting health workers about the toll the COVID-19 crisis takes over the healthcare system. dr. Katharine Smart says there is a sense of hopelessness among health professionals in the country that their governments are not listening to them as they try to contain … Read more

30 years ago today: legendary Vancouver rock producer Bob Rock brings Rockhead to rock at the Rock Cellar

Do you remember your concerts? They’re slowly coming back, and before you know it, the sight of a long-haired dude wielding a cranked-up Les Paul while a shirtless, skinny singer screams into a microphone won’t just be a faded memory anymore. That was actually the scene today 30 years ago – on October 5, 1991 … Read more

COVID-19 in BC: Third doses for more immunocompromised people; nearly 600 new cases; 25 flights; and more

Today, active cases generally continued to decline, with a mix of increases and decreases in the five health authorities. Meanwhile, hospital admissions increased and 25 flights were on the list of possible exposures. BC’s provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry announced at a briefing today that the third dose will be expanded to include approximately … Read more

Three male suspects attack homeless man in Nanaimo in random attack

Another homeless person has been attacked in BC, this time on Vancouver Island. Nanaimo RCMP stated that officers were responding to a report of a gun attack that occurred around 11pm on Museum Way in downtown Nanaimo on Oct. 2. Witnesses told police that three male suspects in dark clothing approached a 24-year-old homeless man, … Read more

Whitmer warns of potential for ‘catastrophic oil spill’ after Canada invokes 1977 pipeline treaty in Line 5 dispute

click to enlarge National Wildlife Federation In 2013, the National Wildlife Federation sent divers to explore the aging pipelines of Enbridge, Inc. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said she was “deeply disappointed” by Canada’s decision to invoke a 1977 treaty with the US government over a dispute over the fate of the controversial pipeline connecting two of … Read more

Logging helicopter crashes on BC’s Sunshine Coast – BC

A logging helicopter has crashed on BCs Sunshine Coast. The Joint Rescue Coordination Center said it responded to the call of a crash near Killam Bay east of Powell River around 2 p.m. Monday. Read more: 2 people injured after plane crashes in residential area in Mill Bay, BC A Cormorant helicopter was dispatched, as … Read more

Home sales and prices in Toronto soar, but new offers in September: TRREB

Toronto Regional Real Estate Board says the market kicked off the sales season in the fall with an 18 percent increase in September homes sold and a 34 percent drop in new listings. Ontario’s board revealed on Tuesday that 11,033 homes in the region changed hands last month, up from 9,046 in September last year. … Read more

BC Recipe: Candied Turkey Wings from Vancouver’s Juke Fried Chicken

When it comes to wings, most people automatically think of chicken. But, with Thanksgiving coming up, this recipe from Vancouver’s Juke Fried Chicken is for turkey wings. These wings can either be deep fried, as described below, or grilled before tossed with Nouc Cham vinaigrette and pickled peppers. Yield: about 16 pieces Ingredients 2 kg … Read more

Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine effectiveness drops 6 months after 2nd dose: study – National

The effectiveness of the Pfizer Inc / BioNTech SE Vaccinee in preventing infection by the coronavirus dropped to 47% from 88% six months after the second dose, according to data published Monday that U.S. health authorities considered when making decisions about the need for booster shots. The data, which was published in the Lancet medical … Read more

Growing crowds bring the game out of the eFootball failure symptoms

According to experts, the “bizarre” eFootball 2022 and its gruesome reviews of “terrible” graphics are a powerful example of the risks posed by the increasing pressure to speed up video games, experts say. The latest version of the game, formerly known as Pro Evolution Soccer, had something to offer to compete with the undisputed football … Read more

COVID-19 in BC: Nearly 2,000 new cases; active cases decrease; 20 flights of exposures; and more

In today’s COVID-19 update, there are some encouraging signs. Active cases declined overall as well as in all regions in the province. New cases remained in the 600 to 700 range, while today’s in-hospital cases remained about the same level as Friday (Oct. 1). Meanwhile, another mask dispute originated in Vancouver, when a Gastown store … Read more

What are the ‘Pandora Papers’, the financial leak that is making headlines? – National

The Pandora Papers are the latest in a series of investigations into how the world’s most powerful and wealthiest individuals use offshore accounts. The newspapers, which are reported by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ), made international headlines for his revelations on Monday — and it remains so, as the world powers begin to … Read more

windsor: Canada-US bridge reopens after 2 a.m., was closed as officials found possible explosives

WINDSOR: The busiest border crossing between Canada and the United States was closed to traffic for more than two hours Monday after authorities found possible explosives during a vehicle inspection. The Ambassador Bridge that connects Windsor, Ontario and Detroit were closed to all traffic and the area was also evacuated. Windsor Police said: Canada Border … Read more

Vancouver sees 70% spike in nuisance from graffiti reports to 311 during COVID-19 pandemic – BC

The city of Vancouver has seen a massive spike in graffiti vandalism since the COVID-19 pandemic started and traders say they are paying the price – while taggers often get no punishment for their unsolicited criminal scribbles. 0:56 Camera-loving vandal caught on surveillance video in Vancouver Camera-loving vandal captured on surveillance video in Vancouver – … Read more

Canadian police close Ambassador Bridge connecting to US to search for explosives

TORONTO: an important road bridge connecting Canada and the United States was closed to traffic Monday as police searched for explosives. Police in the Canadian Border City Windsor, Ontario, said they had closed the Ambassador Bridge in both directions and diverted traffic to the Detroit tunnel and the Blue Water Bridge. The Windsor-Detroit border is … Read more