Toronto councillor calls for ‘safety zones’ around places of worship following rise in antisemitism

‘There is a clear need for leadership to ensure everyone in our city feels safe,’ Brad Bradford wrote in a letter to the Attorney General of Ontario Toronto councillor Brad Bradford has written a letter to the Attorney General of Ontario about implementing safety zones.Photo by Ernest Doroszuk /Postmedia A Toronto city councilor has written … Read more

Christopher Labos: Intermittent fasting and the perils of fast facts

Here’s why we should be wary of recent headlines linking the popular dietary strategy with an increased risk of cardiovascular death. Researchers examined how much time-restricted eating (a.k.a. intermittent fasting) affected mortality risk. There were problems with their analysis, Dr. Christopher Labos writes. Above: A scene from the documentary Fed Up.Handout / The Canadian Press … Read more

Fed posts record loss of $114.3B in 2023 as aggressive rate hikes upend finances

The Federal Reserve said Tuesday that it officially saw a net negative income of $114.3 billion in 2023, a record loss tied to expenses related to managing the central bank’s short-term interest rate target. The loss last year follows $58.8 billion in net income in 2022, the Fed said. The numbers released were an audited tally following preliminary numbers reported earlier this … Read more

A third of Russian warships in the Black Sea have been destroyed or disabled: Ukraine

The latest strike on Saturday night hit the Russian amphibious landing ship Kostiantyn Olshansky that was resting in dock in Sevastopol in Russia-occupied Crimea. Local fishermen try their luck in front of Russia Navy ships in Sevastopol, Crimea, in this file photo. Successful Ukrainian drone and missile strikes have provided a major morale boost for … Read more

Second time is the charm: Conservatives succeed in launching probe into Winnipeg lab documents

The committee will study the revelations in the 600 pages that were released last month Conservative MP Michael Chong speaks at the House of Commons ethics committee meeting before it was shut down on Monday, March 4, 2024.Photo by parlvu.parl.gc.ca OTTAWA — Conservatives finally succeeded in getting a House of Commons committee to take a … Read more

Opinion: Time to put poutine on a bigger map

Like Neapolitan pizza and the French baguette, the iconic Quebec dish — which is marking its 60th anniversary — merits UNESCO recognition. Poutine’s journey from a humble rural Quebec dish to a global culinary icon is a testament to its cultural significance, writes Sylvain Charlebois of the agri-food analytics lab at Dalhousie University.Photo by John … Read more

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