Taking steps toward greener living will save you money

Taking steps toward greener living will save you money

Taking steps towards greener living is much easier than you might think, and besides doing your part to save Planet Earth, the second best part about it, is that you will save money. Here are a few practical ways to get started. Adopt a minimalist attitude Having many ‘things’ — clothes, electronics, furniture, games and […]

Europe's record heat wave moves toward Greenland, threatening world's 2nd largest ice sheet

Europe's record heat wave moves toward Greenland, threatening world's 2nd largest ice sheet

The hot air that smashed European weather records this week looks set to move toward Greenland and could take the world’s second largest ice sheet close to or below record low ice levels set in 2012, the United Nations said on Friday. Clare Nullis, spokesperson for the UN World Meteorological Organization, said the hot air moving up from North […]

Toward 2021: The Power—and Limitations—of Policy

Toward 2021: The Power—and Limitations—of Policy

Introduction As the country’s central bank, our responsibilities are spelled out in the Bank of Canada Act. Its preamble says that our job is to “promote the economic and financial welfare of Canada”—a lofty assignment. Few mention the phrase that comes right before that: “so far as may be possible within the scope of monetary […]

Global shift toward electric vehicles is well underway, experts say

Global shift toward electric vehicles is well underway, experts say

When General Motors cited plans to pivot toward electric and autonomous vehicle production as a key reason it had decided to mothball its Oshawa assembly plant, the company was talking about a future that many Canadians didn’t recognize. But experts say the auto industry’s seismic shift away from the traditional internal combustion engine is already […]

Feeling SAD? Head toward the light: Doctors’ Notes

Feeling SAD? Head toward the light: Doctors’ Notes

By Dr. Robert LevitanUniversity of Toronto Mon., Oct. 30, 2017 For many people, the beauty of fall is mixed with feelings of lethargy, as the days become noticeably shorter, and Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) begins. When we turn the clocks back on Nov. 5, this should only intensify. SAD is caused by the lack of […]