- Hydro capacity 'tightness' could cause energy shortfalls in Ontario this summer, report warns
Ontario’s electricity grid could be in a precarious spot, especially when demand spikes in a heat wave, according to a new report.
- Volunteer firefighters praised for containing fire at Verona, Ont. store
Residents in a small town north of Kingston, Ont. are praising the work of volunteer firefighters, after they managed to contain a fire in a corner store that had the potential to get out of control.
- Canadian War Museum's newest exhibit explores war gaming and the impact on popular culture
The Canadian War Museum's new exhibit is called War Games, exploring the importance of gaming to military training and strategy, as well as the impact of conflict on games in popular cultural.
- Rising interest rates making 30-year amortization more popular for homebuyers
As interest rates continue to rise, the cost of buying a house in Ottawa and across Canada is becoming more expensive. Many homeowners are now forced to extend their mortgage payments.
- Freeland's budget bill passes House after Poilievre pledges to block it
The federal budget implementation bill passed the House of Commons on Thursday, after days of Conservative attempts to block it.
- Italy to face Uruguay in Under-20 World Cup final
Italy and Uruguay will each be bidding for a first Under-20 World Cup title when the countries meet in the final on Sunday.
- 'He was a character,' Canada's Bret 'Hitman' Hart remembers the late Iron Sheik
Bret Hart's longtime connection with the late Iron Sheik was first made in the early 1970s when an Iranian amateur wrestler -- real name Hossein Khosrow Ali Vaziri -- came to Calgary to learn from promoter Stu Hart.
- Canada's Drew Nesbitt back where he belongs after taking golf hiatus
Drew Nesbitt was getting tired of swinging a hammer. After some time away, he's back doing what he loves -- swinging a golf club.
- Belmont cancels racing, Nationals postpone game due to poor air quality from wildfires in Canada
Racing at Belmont Park was cancelled and the Washington Nationals' home game against the Arizona Diamondbacks was postponed Thursday due to poor air quality from wildfires in Canada.
- Brazilian curling champion pleads guilty to B.C. sex crimes involving underage victims
A youth curling coach who was a three-time Brazilian champion in the sport has pleaded guilty to two counts of sexual interference, according to authorities in B.C.
- Windsor woman scammed out of $800 after attempting to buy Taylor Swift concert tickets for herself and granddaughter
A Windsor woman searching for concert tickets said she learned a hard lesson about how easy it is for people to fall victim to online scams.
- Lin-Manuel Miranda launches R.I.S.E. Network to improve diversity on Broadway
“Hamilton” creator Lin-Manuel Miranda hopes to increase diversity on Broadway and in theatres across the country with a new initiative announced Thursday.
- Lawyer wraps up Prince Harry's phone hacking case by grilling ex-tabloid reporter
A lawyer for Prince Harry finished setting out the royal's case against a newspaper publisher on Thursday, quizzing a former tabloid reporter about information inserted into stories by then-editor Piers Morgan.
- Fox News says Tucker Carlson breached his contract: report
Fox News on Wednesday notified Tucker Carlson's legal team that the former prime-time host violated his contract with the network when he launched his own Twitter show on Tuesday, Axios reported, citing a copy of a letter obtained by the news website.
science & tech
- Lawyers blame ChatGPT for tricking them into citing bogus case law
Two apologetic lawyers responding to an angry judge in Manhattan federal court blamed ChatGPT Thursday for tricking them into including fictitious legal research in a court filing.
- Social media helps invent, then circulate info on DIY air purifiers amid wildfire smoke
Social media users are sharing a surprisingly effective way to protect yourself indoors from the toxic wildfire smoke blanketing much of the East Coast: a box fan, four air filters and a whole lot of duct tape.
- How the lack of gravity in space impacts astronauts’ brain
What happens to the brain when you take gravity away? According to a new study looking at astronauts both before and after space travel, that experience causes physical changes that researchers believe requires at least three years between longer missions to recover from.
- Scientists find crocodile 'virgin birth' at Costa Rica zoo
Scientists have documented the first-known instance of a 'virgin birth' by a crocodile, which had been living in isolation for 16 years at Costa Rican zoo, according to a study published Wednesday.
- Government partners with Rainbow Railroad agency to seek out LGBTQ refugees
Canada has partnered with a non-profit to seek out LGBTQ people fleeing violence all over the world and refer them to Canada as government-assisted refugees.
- Northeastern B.C. community of 2,400 ordered to evacuate due to wildfire
Tumbler Ridge, a community with a population of 2,400 in northeastern B.C., has been ordered to evacuate Thursday due to the danger posed by an encroaching wildfire.
- Sask. man who endured school abuse says compensation denied over technicality
A man who suffered years of abuse at a day school on Poundmaker Cree Nation says he had his compensation claim rejected on a technicality.
- Why is the federal government looking to create a national emergency agency?
The federal government is looking at creating some kind of national disaster response agency in the face of an unusually intense and destructive start to the wildfire season across the country.
- Bus taking B.C. kids on field trip bursts into flames
No one was harmed when a bus transporting elementary school children to a field trip in B.C. caught fire Thursday, with the flames fully engulfing the coach, spreading to an outbuilding and prompting wildfire concerns.
- Trump indicted: What to know about the documents case and what's next
Donald Trump's indictment on charges of mishandling classified documents at his Florida estate has brought renewed attention to one of the most notable cases in U.S. Justice Department history.
- Trump charged over classified documents in 1st federal indictment of an ex-president
Donald Trump said Thursday that he has been indicted on charges of mishandling classified documents at his Florida estate, igniting a federal prosecution that is arguably the most perilous of multiple legal threats against the former U.S. president as he seeks to reclaim the White House.
- 5 dead, dozens believed missing after 3 shipwrecks of migrant boats off Tunisian coast
At least five Africans are dead and dozens believed missing after three boats attempting to carry migrants across the Mediterranean Sea sank in recent days off the coast of the Tunisian city of Sfax, the Tunisian coast guard said Thursday.
- Alabama prisoner who escaped with jailer's help gets life sentence
An Alabama prisoner received a life sentence on Thursday for escaping with the help of a jail official who ultimately took her own life as police closed in following a manhunt across three states.
- Elevated walkway collapses in Texas beach city, injuring dozens
Nearly two dozen teenagers from a summer camp were injured when an elevated walkway collapsed Thursday in a beachside city in Texas, with five flown to the hospital by helicopter.
- 'Dollarization' of North Korean economy, once vital, now potential threat to Kim's rule
North Korea has tolerated the widespread use of more stable foreign currencies like U.S. dollars and Chinese yuan since a bungled revaluation of the won in 2009 triggered runaway inflation and public unrest, but now the trend poses a potential threat to leader Kim Jong Un as it has undermined his government's control over money supply and monetary policies.
- Are more interest rate hikes on the way? Here's what experts say
In the wake of the Bank of Canada’s unexpected rate hike, economists are pointing to further tightening in the near term.
- Stretched thin, parents have swath of options to save for children's education
Parents are finding it tougher than ever to save for their children's post-secondary education, but the mainstays of post-secondary saving remain key tools, as do clear goals and plenty of planning.
- Retailer Roots reports $8M Q1 loss, sales down from year ago
Roots Corp. reported a first-quarter loss of $8 million compared with a loss of $5.3 million a year earlier, as its sales edged down on lower demand for its popular sweatpants.
- S&P/TSX composite ticks lower Thursday, U.S. stock markets move higher
Canada's main stock index ticked lower Thursday amid broad-based weakness, while U.S. markets moved higher, led by the technology sector.
- All the restaurants Stanley Tucci visited in season two of 'Searching for Italy'
After watching the wanderlust-inducing "Stanley Tucci: Searching for Italy," you'll undoubtedly be hungry.
- This man built a plane for his family in his garden
It wasn't until he moved near to an airfield in the UK over a decade ago that mechanical engineer Ashok Aliseril Thamarakshan began to seriously consider learning to fly a plane.
- Ritz-Carlton's $6,400-a-week luxury superyacht cruise has finally set sail
Ritz-Carlton's highly-anticipated superyacht cruise has finally made its debut, three and a half years after its maiden voyage was originally scheduled to begin.
- The Italian village with the 'elixir' of healthy life
It's a place of terraced lemon groves, a paradoxically warm mountain breeze, and a powerful fat-killing gene carried by a few lucky residents.
- Virgin Boeing 747 to launch rocket into space
At the far southwestern tip of England, dangling into the Atlantic, the remote region of Cornwall rarely feels like the center of the world.
- The hunt for the world's most elusive shipwrecks
In March 2022, the world let out a collective gasp when the remarkably preserved shipwreck of Ernest Shackleton's HMS Endurance was discovered almost two miles beneath the icy Antarctic seas.
- In the Event of a Wildfire
With changing weather patterns, it’s important to ensure you, your family, and your home are prepared for whatever mother nature has in store. In recent years, we have seen an increase in forest fires throughout the country. Though there’s a fair bit homeowners can do in terms of prevention and protection, it’s also important to The post In the Event of a Wildfire first appeared on GOOD HANDS Blog. The post In the Event of a Wildfire appeared first on GOOD HANDS Blog.
- Move Like a Pro: Easy and Stress-Free Moving Tips
Summer is a popular season to move. So much so that many Quebecers treat July 1st as their unofficial holiday to move. Not only is the weather nice, but it’s also convenient for families – as most kids are out of school or planning to head off to university and college. This makes it an The post Move Like a Pro: Easy and Stress-Free Moving Tips first appeared on GOOD HANDS Blog. The post Move Like a Pro: Easy and Stress-Free Moving Tips appeared first on GOOD HANDS Blog.
- First-Time Camper? Here Are Some Tips to Help Get You Started
The onset of spring is when many Canadians really start to think about getting outdoors and the summer camping season. In our vast country of picturesque mountains, forests, lakes and beaches, there is no shortage of places to connect with nature. This opportunity is on full display in Ontario, home to close to 1,000 campgrounds. The post First-Time Camper? Here Are Some Tips to Help Get You Started first appeared on GOOD HANDS Blog. The post First-Time Camper? Here Are Some Tips to Help Get You Started appeared first on GOOD HANDS Blog.
- The Worst Foods To Bring To The Beach, According To Food Safety Experts
Egg salad gets a lot of heat, but there are other potential offenders that might surprise you.
- 8 Everyday Foods That Are Surprisingly Hydrating
And we're not talking about watermelon and cucumbers.
- The Food And Drink Items Airline Employees Avoid On Planes
When it comes to in-flight meals, no one knows better than the flight attendants who work on the aircrafts day in and day out.
- ‘I Have 3 Strikes Against Me In The Kitchen: I’m A Woman, I’m Black And I’m Gay’
Chef Roshara Sanders shares what needs to happen in the hospitality industry to make it LGBTQ-hospitable.
- Sleep Specialists Share The 1 Food They Won’t Eat Before Bedtime
The classic bedtime snack of milk and cookies might actually make it harder to sleep, for several reasons.
- 10-year-old girl survives more than 24 hours alone in the rugged Cascade mountains after getting lost while out with her family
Rescuers in Washington state are praising the resourcefulness of a 10-year-old girl who survived on her own for more than 24 hours in the rugged terrain of the Cascade mountains after getting lost while out with her family.
- Strawberry Moon creates stunning rainbows over Yosemite waterfalls
Photographer Shreenivasan Manievannan captured lunar rainbows forming over Yosemite National Park waterfalls during the June 2-3 Strawberry Moon.
- Busload of B.C. students stranded by wildfire spend the night inside Vancouver Island high school
A busload of high school students were finally heading home to Nanaimo on Wednesday after they were stranded by a raging wildfire that forced them to spend the night inside a Port Alberni high school.
- Two winning tickets sold for Tuesday's $70 million Lotto Max jackpot
Two lucky lottery ticket holders in British Columbia and Ontario will split the $70 million Lotto Max jackpot.
- June is rhubarb picking time in the garden, so pucker up
Years ago, when my now-grown daughter Justine was a toddler, we visited a U-pick farm where she plucked plump, ripe strawberries from a field of sprawling plants. Some made it into the basket on that sunny June day; others went directly into her mouth.