Sponges, clips, get left behind in patients

Sponges, clips, get left behind in patients

More than 550 objects have been unintentionally left in Canadian medical and surgery patients between 2016 and 2018, and the problem appears to be getting worse. A new report released Thursday by the Canadian Institute for Health Information says 553 foreign items — such as sponges and medical instruments — were left behind over that […]

Water main job done, but construction mess left behind

Water main job done, but construction mess left behind

Polite people clean up their mess when they’re finished, but construction contractors that work for the city aren’t always in that category. Construction is messy, particularly in a populous city like ours, where roads, sidewalks and even people’s lawns are often dug up as part of jobs that keep things going in the right direction. […]

Who’s the man behind Toronto’s Dear Evan Hansen

Who’s the man behind Toronto’s Dear Evan Hansen

It was just supposed to be a story — something he could tell his friends and family back home. After all, how many Canadian theatre artists can say they got flown to New York to perform songs by Oscar, Tony, Grammy and Golden Globe winners Benj Pasek and Justin Paul in front of Pasek and […]

Canadians are behind some of Tony Awards' most celebrated productions

Canadians are behind some of Tony Awards' most celebrated productions

Hadestown, one of the leading contenders at the Tony Awards Sunday, is among several celebrated Broadway productions that were created with the help of Canadians. The smash hit musical is a re-telling of the myth of Orpheus and Eurydice, an ancient Greek tragedy in which Orpheus travels to the underworld to retrieve his beloved Eurydice. Before beginning its Broadway […]

The psychology behind why few of us feel rich

The psychology behind why few of us feel rich

It’s human nature to compare ourselves to others and when it comes to money, social psychologists say most people have a big blind spot — we only compare upward to those who have more than us. And that’s a losing game in a climate of increasing income inequality where the paycheques of top earners reach […]

Senators top Leafs behind Chabot’s big night

Senators top Leafs behind Chabot’s big night

A few more nights like this from Thomas Chabot and the blow of losing Erik Karlsson might begin to ease ever so slightly for fans of the Ottawa Senators. The 21-year-old defenceman scored twice, including the winner on a great individual effort, as Ottawa defeated the Toronto Maple Leafs 5-3 on Saturday. Chabot, who also […]