A small High Park renovation gets big ideas

A small High Park renovation gets big ideas

Ask Jennifer Devereaux about her favourite feature of her renovated home and she’s quick to respond: “My closets. I love my closets.” When you’re starved for storage space, it really is the little things that count. That’s why she and her husband Dave agreed on a modest renovation of their 1,500-square-foot, detached home on a […]

High levels of THC found at ancient Chinese cemetery site

High levels of THC found at ancient Chinese cemetery site

Marijuana chemical residue has been found in incense burners apparently used during funerary rites at a mountainous site in western China in about 500 BC, providing what may be the oldest evidence of smoking cannabis for its mind-altering properties. The evidence was found on 10 wooden braziers containing stones with burn marks that were discovered […]

Some heart, high blood pressure drugs containing valsartan recalled due to cancer risk

Some heart, high blood pressure drugs containing valsartan recalled due to cancer risk

Several heart and high blood pressure drugs that contain valsartan are being recalled because of a substance that can cause cancer. Health Canada says the medications were supplied by Zhejiang Huahai Pharmaceuticals of China and that the valsartan used in the affected products contains an impurity known as N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA). NDMA is a potential carcinogen […]

Ticats have low-key approach but high expectations

Ticats have low-key approach but high expectations

By Drew EdwardsHamilton Spectator Tues., May 8, 2018 After June Jones took over as head coach of the Hamilton Tiger-Cats midway through last season, players raved about the change in culture and environment. But how did a soft-spoken 65-year-old who hadn’t coached at the professional or collegiate level for more than three years get a […]

High Arctic fossils reveal ancient bear’s weakness for sweets

High Arctic fossils reveal ancient bear’s weakness for sweets

Two bears living in a boreal forest in Canada’s High Arctic millions of years ago munched on too many sweets and didn’t brush their teeth, fossil evidence suggests. As you might imagine, those bears ended up with cavities — something that paleontologists were very excited to see. “These individuals actually suffered from a condition that well, […]

Get police out of Toronto high schools, TDSB staff recommend

Get police out of Toronto high schools, TDSB staff recommend

Although a majority of survey respondents had “a generally positive impression of the program” and many others had no opinion, the review expressed “significant concern” about the thousands of youth who said the presence of police officers in their schools made them feel uncomfortable, intimidated and targeted. “Over the course of this review, we have […]

TSX climbs to record high above 15,950

TSX climbs to record high above 15,950

The Toronto Stock Exchange’s benchmark index rose to a new intraday record on Friday, as financial services and energy companies that are so prevalent on the exchange moved higher. Shortly before noon ET, the S&P/TSX Composite Index was trading at 15,951, besting its previous high of 15,943 set back in February. Virtually all sectors of […]

COC’s Alexander Neef marks a decade of high drama

COC’s Alexander Neef marks a decade of high drama

By Catherine KustanczySpecial to the Star Sun., Oct. 15, 2017 When the Canadian Opera Company holds its annual general meeting on Monday, people will be turning, for the 10th time, to General Director Alexander Neef for results. “It’s not so much what you do, it’s about what people think you do,” Neef says with a […]

New IMF report warns of Canada’s high debt levels

New IMF report warns of Canada’s high debt levels

By The Canadian Press Wed., Oct. 11, 2017 The International Monetary Fund warns in a new report about Canada’s high debt levels and higher-than-average pressure on Canadian households’ ability to pay down that debt. The IMF says in its Global Financial Stability report released Wednesday that these dynamics in Canada’s private non-financial sector leaves its […]

Water study on bottles, storage containers finds high rates of illness-causing bacteria

ST. JOHN’S, N.L.—Researchers studying higher rates of gastrointestinal illness in Inuit communities have a message for all Canadians: wash your water bottles and storage containers. “People don’t really think about it,” said Sherilee Harper, co-author of the study recently published in the journal “Environmental Science and Pollution Research.” “You know, it’s just water going into […]