Magic is real, and it’s found on the Great Trail

“It heard me rustle and above leaves Soon did its flight pursue, Still waking summer’s melodies And singing as it flew.” John Clare, “The Cuckoo” 27,000 kms. That’s the distance of the longest recreational trail in the world. 27,000 km is the length of Highway 401 placed end to end 33 times. It is the […]

Rising food prices push annual rate of inflation 0.7 per cent higher in October

Jordan Press, The Canadian PressWed Nov 18 2020 14:55:29 OTTAWA — The country’s headline inflation meter jumped last month by 0.7 per cent compared to one year ago, the fastest the consumer price index has risen in months, largely on the back of higher food prices. October’s increase compared with a year-over-year rise of 0.5 […]

Mask on: Canadian companies uncover market for mask accessories amid COVID-19

Tara Deschamps, The Canadian Press Sun Nov 15 2020 10:00:00 TORONTO — When COVID-19 began spreading across Canada and face masks became the year’s hottest fashion accessory, Hilary MacMillan uncovered an opportunity. The Toronto fashion designer noticed people wanted a way to make their masks trendy and keep them handy when having to take them […]

Gucci, Gus Van Sant challenge fashion cycle with film collab ‘GucciFest’

Colleen Barry, The Associated Press Sat Nov 14 2020 09:56:13 MILAN — Gucci creative director Alessandro Michele has been looking to transcend the runway show, and the coronavirus pandemic has provided an apt moment. Michele teamed up with American film director Gus Van Sant to create a seven-part miniseries revealing Gucci’s latest collection, titled “Ouverture.” […]

Lockdowns haven’t brought down Covid mortality, but they have killed millions of jobs

By Mitch Nemeth, Mises Institute Sat Nov 14 2020 23:30:00 During the early onset of covid-19 in the spring, government officials across the political spectrum widely agreed that government intervention and forced closure of many businesses was necessary to protect public health. This approach has clearly failed in the United States as it led to […]

Risks assessment: 750 million genetically engineered mosquitos for release in Florida

Oxitec, a U.S.-owned company developing targeted biological insect control solutions, received final approval on August 18 2020 from the Florida Keys Mosquito Control Districts (FKMCD) Board of Commissioners to release its OX5034 Aedes aegypti mosquitos.   The genetically modified mosquitos, set for release in 2021, are the second generation of the company’s GM mosquito species.   Oxitec introduces two new genes into the mosquitos. The first is a male-selecting […]

Toronto cyclists to celebrate new bike lanes along Danforth Avenue and Bloor Street

By Ali Raza, Beach Metro NewsMon Sep 28 2020 09:21 Toronto’s cycling advocates say “keep going” on the city’s expanded bike lanes that were installed over the summer in response to COVID−19. As part of the city’s recovery program, 40 kilometres of new bike lanes were installed across Bloor Street and Danforth Avenue. The new […]

The COVID-19 pandemic is changing how students cheat – and get caught

By Vjosa Isai, National ObserverMon Sep 28 2020 09:50 Campus lockdowns triggered by the COVID−19 pandemic led exam halls across the country to go virtual last spring. At the University of British Columbia, math instructor Elyse Yeager and her colleagues were counting on about 1,000 first−year students to respect the honour system during their online […]