Canada

January 24, 2023

Child luring and exploitation through Snapchat is on the rise. Here's what you should look out for

Law enforcement and government officials say they've seen an increase in social media platforms such as Snapchat being used to lure and sexually exploit children and youth since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.
January 24, 2023

How bilateral health accords could help improve everything from wait times to staffing shortages

The beauty of the bilateral model is that it avoids the question of “federal strings” by allowing provinces to commit to how they will move their services in the direction of the shared goals, writes Tom McIntosh.
January 24, 2023

Hangover headaches are the least of your worries. Scientists say drinking can be hard on the brain

It’s no secret that a night of drinking can rattle your head. But what does science say about how it affects your brain? Research suggests alcohol can negatively affect mental health conditions or hike the risk of cognitive issues and dementia — and cutting back could give your brain a boost.
January 24, 2023

Bank of Canada likely to raise rates again Wednesday — but should it?

Canada's central bank is widely expected to raise its benchmark interest rate for the eighth time in a year this week, a move that will make it even more expensive to borrow money. But for the first time in almost a year, there isn't unanimous consensus among those who watch the central bank that another hike is in the cards — or even that one should be.
January 24, 2023

WestJet in the west, Air Canada in the east: Why Canada's airlines are becoming more regional

The two dominant national airlines are increasingly focusing less on offering nationwide service and more on their regional strengths as they try to improve their financial performance — and also fend off soaring competition.
January 24, 2023

What we know about 'stand-ins' used by organized crime to sell homes without owner's knowledge

The same fraudulent driver's licence was used to rent two Toronto homes that organized crime tried to sell without the homeowner's knowledge, according to a private investigator working on the cases. 
January 24, 2023

Somalian soccer group in Ottawa says 'discriminatory' rules left players sidelined

A frustrating struggle between a local Somalian soccer group and the eastern Ontario soccer association has left dozens of young soccer players on the sidelines because of miscommunication and alleged discrimination, those involved say.
January 24, 2023

4 hospitalized after 2 avalanches in southeastern B.C.

Avalanche Canada has warned the snowpack this season is unusually weak and will likely remain dangerous for some time.
January 24, 2023

Avalanche death toll this year climbs to 5 as pair of U.S. business leaders killed in B.C. backcountry

Avalanche Canada warns the snowpack this season is unusually weak and will likely remain dangerous for some time.
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