Limited services during pandemic could lead to surge in unplanned pregnancies: Sex health advocates

Limited services during pandemic could lead to surge in unplanned pregnancies: Sex health advocates

OTTAWA — Limited access to contraceptives and services because of COVID-19 is likely to lead to a surge in unintended pregnancies, according to sexual-health advocates. Darrah Teitel with Action Canada for Sexual Health and Rights has already noticed a big increase in the number of people calling its helpline in distress. “We’re looking at a […]

Rail blockades to lead to shortages of propane and consumer goods, 2 national groups say

Rail blockades to lead to shortages of propane and consumer goods, 2 national groups say

Two national organizations are warning that there could be shortages of propane and consumer goods in Canada if the current rail blockades continue. Spokespeople for the Canadian Propane Association and the Retail Council of Canada said on Sunday that they are concerned and frustrated in particular about the impact of the blockade near Belleville, Ont. […]

Who will lead if the Liberals toss Trudeau?

Who will lead if the Liberals toss Trudeau?

It’s not too soon to speculate about who will lead the federal Liberals in the scheduled October election. The possibility of a Liberal caucus revolt cannot be discounted. Margaret Thatcher was ousted by a caucus fearful that its unpopular leader would lead it to electoral defeat – the scenario now facing Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. […]

Rare microbes lead scientists to discover new branch on the tree of life

Rare microbes lead scientists to discover new branch on the tree of life

Canadian researchers have discovered a new kind of organism that’s so different from other living things that it doesn’t fit into the plant kingdom, the animal kingdom, or any other kingdom used to classify known organisms. Two species of the microscopic organisms, called hemimastigotes, were found in dirt collected on a whim during a hike […]

Natan Obed re-elected to lead group representing Inuit in Canada

Natan Obed re-elected to lead group representing Inuit in Canada

By Bob WeberThe Canadian Press Thu., Aug. 16, 2018 INUVIK, N.W.T.—The newly re-elected leader of Canada’s 60,000 Inuit says he plans to make housing a priority during his second term as president. “We’re in the final stages of creating an Inuit strategy on housing,” said Natan Obed, 42, who on Thursday was once again chosen […]

Hellebuyck, Jets bar the door to take 3-1 series lead over Wild

Hellebuyck, Jets bar the door to take 3-1 series lead over Wild

Connor Hellebuyck bounced back in a big way, just as the Winnipeg Jets were expecting. The 24-year-old goalie turned aside every shot Minnesota could muster, shoving the Wild to the brink of elimination. Winnipeg defeats Minnesota 2-0, Connor Hellebuyck 30 saves for 1st career playoff shutout. 1:36 Mark Scheifele scored both goals for Winnipeg and Hellebuyck made 30 saves for his […]

Opening act cancelled at Quebec City Hedley concert after rape allegation against lead singer

Opening act cancelled at Quebec City Hedley concert after rape allegation against lead singer

The opening act for Monday night’s Hedley concert in Quebec City was cancelled following a rape allegation against lead singer Jacob Hoggard. The event’s venue, Centre Vidéotron, issued a statement on its Facebook page saying there would be no opening act for the show. The Toronto band Liteyears was scheduled to open the concert. On Sunday night, […]