As COVID-19 deaths mount in long-term care homes, families demand more timely information

As COVID-19 deaths mount in long-term care homes, families demand more timely information

People with family members in some Ontario long-term care homes are demanding answers about unclear communication on the spread of COVID-19 infections in these facilities.   There are 112 long-term care homes in Ontario with outbreaks of COVID-19 as of Sunday, roughly one out of every six facilities province-wide. Yet it’s not always possible to find out how […]

Canada offers $25K to families of Canadian victims on Flight PS752

Canada offers $25K to families of Canadian victims on Flight PS752

Canada will give the families of individuals killed in the downing of UIA Flight PS752 thousands of dollars to help with their immediate needs, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said today — stressing it’s only a first step toward getting Iran to compensate those grieving families. “I want to be clear, we expect Iran to compensate these families,” […]

Families of PS752 victims could go after Ukraine airline or Iran in bid for compensation

Families of PS752 victims could go after Ukraine airline or Iran in bid for compensation

The family members of those killed on Flight PS752 are likely entitled to monetary compensation under international aviation law, lawyers say, but could also achieve it through a comprehensive settlement with the government of Iran. Iran’s Revolutionary Guard shot down the Boeing 737-800 using surface-to-air missiles, Iranian leaders conceded on Saturday, killing all 176 passengers […]

From scheming strippers to fractured families — these are the Top 10 films of 2019

From scheming strippers to fractured families — these are the Top 10 films of 2019

Devious murder mysteries. Scheming strippers fleecing their Wall Street clients. Cross-cultural connections and class warfare writ large. Those are just some of the themes projected on the big screen in 2019.  Behind the scenes, it was a year of disruption in the film industry. But, as is often the case in times of change, great stories emerge. Here are my picks for […]

A giftless Christmas? How some families are cutting waste one present at a time

A giftless Christmas? How some families are cutting waste one present at a time

Christmas celebrations generate a lot of trash. In their quest to reduce waste, some Canadian families are cutting back on more than just wrapping paper and disposable dishware — they’re also cutting back on presents. Those that do it say that’s key to reducing waste. They acknowledge it’s a challenge in a culture where Christmas is often about […]

Families Come Together For Their First Mother’s Day

Families Come Together For Their First Mother’s Day

Last week, a few 23andMe customers came together for a special brunch and a chance to celebrate their first Mother’s Day with the birth moms they discovered, with the help of 23andMe. From left, Amanda, her birth mother Julia, her mother Janice, and her biological sister Laura. For Amanda, the event was sweeter because she […]

Budget 2018: Liberals spend billions to close gaps for working women, Indigenous families

Budget 2018: Liberals spend billions to close gaps for working women, Indigenous families

If it’s good for women, it’s good for Canada’s economy. That’s the overarching theme of Finance Minister Bill Morneau’s 2018 federal spending plan, which aims to boost productivity and offset an aging population by bringing more women into the workforce in sectors ranging from science to skilled trades. Titled “Equality + Growth, A Strong Middle […]