Canada won’t do business with Boeing while it’s ‘busy trying to sue us,’ Trudeau says

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is dropping the gloves in his fight with Boeing, saying his government won’t do business with a company that he’s accusing of attacking Canadian industry and trying to put aerospace employees out of work. The comments represent the strongest yet against the U.S. aerospace giant since Boeing launched a trade dispute […]

New Genetic Associations for Parkinson’s Disease Identified

New Genetic Associations for Parkinson’s Disease Identified

Researchers at 23andMe and Genentech have identified 17 new genetic variants associated with Parkinson’s disease, almost doubling the total number of known risk variants for the condition, which gives scientists hints at potential new targets for drugs to treat the disease. The work is part of a multi-year collaboration between the two companies begun in […]

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri takes home TIFF’s top honour

Martin McDonagh’s Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri took home the top prize at the Toronto International Film Festival on Sunday. The dark dramedy managed to beat out other favourites like The Shape of Water, and I, Tonya for this year’s coveted Grolsch People’s Choice Award. Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri stars Frances McDormand as a mother who becomes frustrated by the police’s lack of progress […]

Dissenting doctors write open letter in support of federal tax reforms

Doctors across Canada who support Finance Minister Bill Morneau’s proposed tax reforms say they want their voices to be heard above the din of criticism from colleagues and medical societies. To make their point, they have been putting signatures on a letter they plan to send to Morneau this week. “We were really fed up […]

These architects are so crazy about canines, they designed delectable doggie digs

If you love good architecture and you’re crazy about your canine, what could be more fun than designing architecturally pleasing and downright delectable doggie digs? California architects Alejandro and Sarah Pijuan — of Pijuan Design Workshop (PDW) — first came up with their beautiful designs, modelled after mid-century architecture, five years ago. Pijuan explains, “We’re […]

Owner of crumbling utility box does not want to be identified: The Fixer

What is it about communications equipment boxes that make the utilities responsible so reluctant to maintain them or even be identified? City streets are full of boxes in various shapes and sizes that contain wiring for telecommunications equipment, usually located on boulevards or even in front yards, although still within the municipal road allowance. They’re […]

Gaps between Indigenous and non-Indigenous inmates growing, latest statistics show

Gaps between Indigenous and non-Indigenous inmates growing, latest statistics show

There are more Indigenous offenders in Canada’s prisons and they serve more time before being released on parole than other prisoners, according to fresh statistics from the federal Department of Public Safety. Indigenous people are also more likely to be held in a higher security institution, according to the Corrections and Conditional Release Statistical Overview: […]

Who Are The Richest Canadians And How Did They Make Their Fortunes?

Who Are The Richest Canadians And How Did They Make Their Fortunes?

By Jamie Carlton Mitchell Goldhar – $2.38 billion Ever heard of Smart REIT? We doubt it, but this real-estate company was recently sold to Colloway REIT investment trust for a sizeable $1.16 billion. The smartest part about it? Mitchell Goldhar made a fortune in the sale, but already had a 21% share in the investment trust […]

CREA cuts national home resale outlook, driven by Ontario market

CREA cuts national home resale outlook, driven by Ontario market

The Canadian Real Estate Association said Friday it has cut its national outlook for home sales activity for the year by five per cent, saying the decline stems almost entirely from a downward revision to its outlook for the Ontario market. CREA said in a release that it’s now forecasting sales activity through the Multiple Listing Service […]