Housing crunch prompts efforts to stabilize immigration levels, say federal ministers

OTTAWA – Housing Minister Sean Fraser and Immigration Minister Marc Miller say the federal government is working to stabilize the number of people entering the country every year as housing pressures mount. The Canadian Press reported Thursday on internal documents from 2022 showing Immigration Department employees warned their deputy minister that a major increase in … Read more

Peek inside the 2024 Emmys gift bag featuring an African safari, worth over $10,000, and K-beauty products

Awards season has begun and this year’s Emmys – delayed from September 2023 due to the WGA and SAG strikes – will have an official backstage suite, curated by Backstage Creations, where nominees, presenters and guests will be able to pick from a series of fabulous travel gifts, including an African safari, which could be … Read more

Lynn Yamada Davis, TikTok chef known for playful ‘Cooking With Lynja’ videos, dies

TikTok star Lynn Yamada “Lynja” Davis gained a following for her hip and comedic cooking tutorials. (Jordan Strauss / Invision / Associated Press) Lynn Yamada Davis, a social media star known for her fast-paced and kooky “Cooking With Lynja” online tutorials, has died. Hannah Shofet, Davis’ eldest daughter, confirmed Friday to The Times that her … Read more

Quitter’s Day: How to redefine your mindset when facing a dilemma over giving up on goals

Hanging on to New Year’s resolutions is not always in your best interest, according to experts. Illustration: Talib Jariwala Hanging on to New Year’s resolutions is not always in your best interest, according to experts. Illustration: Talib Jariwala The second Friday in January has the unwelcome distinction of being dubbed Quitter’s Day. Falling on the … Read more

‘It’s a campaign video’: Ganley signalling NDP leadership aspirations, say observers

The move could signal an impending announcement from Rachel Notley that she won’t lead the party into the next election, said political scientist Duane Bratt Calgary NDP MLA Kathleen Ganley has posted a campaign-style video, signalling a possible leadership bid. Darren Makowichuk/Postmedia A campaign-style video posted by Calgary NDP MLA Kathleen Ganley is the opening … Read more

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