Category Archives: Lifestyle

Membertou First Nation to become latest to join Mi’kmaq livelihood fishery in N.S.

HALIFAX — The leader of a Cape Breton First Nation says his community is planning a self-regulated lobster fishery similar to the one on the province's southwestern shore that has sparked fierce opposition from non-Indigenous harvesters.  Chief Te...

Nova Scotia restaurants boycott lobster in response to violence against the Mi’kmaq

HALIFAX — Kourosh Rad, owner of Garden Food Bar and Lounge in Halifax, says he removed his popular lobster-based menu items in support of the province's Mi'kmaq fishers. The Mi'kmaq are in a dispute over fishing rights in southwestern Nova Scotia

Traditional Halloween not recommended in hot spots regions says Ontario’s top doctor

TORONTO — Children in Ontario's four COVID-19 hot spots should not go trick-or-treating this Halloween, Premier Doug Ford said Monday, stressing that the extent to which that advice is followed could affect the upcoming holiday season.  Ford said ...

N.S. calls on Ottawa to define a ‘moderate livelihood,’ as fishing dispute boils over

HALIFAX — Calls for Ottawa to define a "moderate livelihood" fishery mounted on Sunday, as hundreds gathered in support of Indigenous lobster fishers after a heated dispute over treaty rights boiled over.  Following fierce clashes outside fish pla...

Canadians spend more money and time online during COVID pandemic: StatCan

OTTAWA — Statistics Canada says Canadians have been spending more time and money online since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.  The agency found in a survey conducted last month that 44 per cent of Canadians had spent more money online

‘Toxic’ label will spur research into impact of plastics on human health, experts say

TORONTO — A proposed ban on some single-use plastics should serve as a wake-up call to Canadians concerned about the potential harms everyday items may pose, say experts who expect the move will spur research into settling ongoing questions about

Virtual Thanksgiving gatherings urged to control COVID-19

OTTAWA — Canadians should celebrate Thanksgiving virtually this weekend to avoid spreading COVID-19, federal Health Minister Patty Hajdu said Tuesday. Hajdu’s advice came at the second government health briefing in as many days as COVID-19 cases contin...

Focus on innovation, not alcohol, key to survival for restaurants: experts

VANCOUVER — The pandemic may serve as an opportunity for the restaurant industry to innovate in order to avoid closures as public health measures limit the sale of booze and erode already thin profit margins, say addiction and business experts. Dr.

Municipal, provincial leaders clash over response to COVID-19 surge in hotspots

TORONTO — Staggering daily case counts elicited stern warnings to immediately tighten social circles and limit outings in the nation's COVID-19 hotspots, but also gave rise to a growing schism between municipal and provincial leaders who clashed Friday...

Long-term care study credits fewer COVID deaths in B.C. than Ont. to funding, policy

TORONTO — A new study says quicker, more decisive action against COVID-19 in British Columbia is one of the reasons the province has suffered far fewer long-term care deaths than Ontario.  An analysis published in the Canadian Medical Association ...