Give adequate, quality supply of personal protective gear to nurses, B.C. union says

Give adequate, quality supply of personal protective gear to nurses, B.C. union says

VANCOUVER—Nurses already lacking an adequate supply of personal protective equipment have sometimes been given masks with straps that don’t tie or gowns that don’t fully cover them, the head of the B.C. Nurses’ Union says. Christine Sorensen said Monday the supply issue is affecting nurses in every health authority and has prompted 1,700 complaints to […]

Prince Harry and Meghan will give up royal titles, public funding

Prince Harry and Meghan will give up royal titles, public funding

Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, will no longer be working members of the Royal Family and will, therefore, no longer use their royal titles or taxpayer money, according to a statement from Buckingham Palace released Saturday. “As agreed in this new arrangement, they understand that they are required to step back […]

Feds give Toronto $15M to help curb 'greater demand' on shelters due to migration

Feds give Toronto $15M to help curb 'greater demand' on shelters due to migration

The federal government is giving Toronto $ 15 million to help address mounting demand on the city’s shelter system as it faces the added pressures of refugee claimants. It’s the latest injection of funding since Ottawa committed $ 11 million last summer. In a news release Friday, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada acknowledged that while affordable temporary […]

Give Gibby the rousing sendoff he deserves

Give Gibby the rousing sendoff he deserves

I don’t presume it’s a routine practice for Gibby to deliver the lineup card to the umpires before every Blue Jays game – that’s usually a task left to a coach – but I sure hope he does today. This afternoon is going to be his swansong, of course, the last home game of his […]

How much should you give as a wedding gift?

How much should you give as a wedding gift?

By Tara DeschampsThe Canadian Press Mon., May 14, 2018 If you took a peek at Nic Capobianco’s calendar over the last few years, you’d find a dizzying number of suit-fittings, bachelor parties, rehearsal dinners and weddings. His busy social calendar centres around a handful of friends and family members who have tied the knot recently, […]

Give snow plows plenty of space and respect, or else

Give snow plows plenty of space and respect, or else

Here’s the best tip we ever got from Joe the Snow Plow Driver: I drive a truck with a big can opener on it, and your car is the can. But we’re sorry to say we won’t be regaling readers this winter with Joe’s amusing observations about the bad driving he witnessed while plowing snow […]

Stubborn bureaucracies give customers the run-around: Roseman

“They’ve upped the amount they seek. They are polite, but consistent, and this gives me a feeling of being harassed. It’s been going on for over six months. “It’s a mental burden when you get the sense that a whole organization is after you. I am thinking of contacting the CRTC and even suing Bell. […]

Give Smart: March of Dimes

Polio survivors. People recovering from strokes or brain injuries. Children born with neurodevelopmental disabilities like cerebral palsy. These are just some of the 75,000 people March of Dimes Canada works with each year across the country. “We really are trying to be the voice of people with disabilities, and March of Dimes is in its […]

TSX and Dow give up recent gains as Trump rally runs out of steam

Stock markets in New York and Toronto recovered slightly from midday losses but still closed significantly lower on Monday, a pullback from a weeks-long rally prompted by the presidency of Donald Trump. The S&P/TSX composite index in Toronto closed down 170.69 points, 1.1 per cent, its worst day since the middle of December. “Global markets have a […]