Canada Life & Style
Why hundreds of Canadian doctors want a lower salary
Females #pressforprogress on International Women's Day
ASK AMY: Lonely woman wonders how to make friends
We don’t want more money, protest Canadian doctors
Ontario man dies after being stranded in Mexico due to lack of hospital beds
U.S. government shatters Ottawa woman’s professional life, then quietly recants allegations
Infinite mirrored beauty of artist Yayoi Kusama arrives at AGO
area man sues social worker for breach of professional conduct
2018-03-13 11:03:58 Malcolm Nadeau says he doesn’t want hush money. He wants vindication. Nadeau is suing his former social worker for $125,000 for breach of professional ethics — for loving and leaving him. Bereft of both lover and social worker, the spectre of abandonment so harsh, he found himself admitted into hospital under suicide watch several times. Nadeau, 39, who has an autism disorder and lives on welfare in the South Shore borough of St-Hubert, says he is not interested in signing the out-of-court settlement — even though it’s for a substantial amount of money — his lawyers negotiated with the local health department   Read More ...
ASK AMY: Vacation 'mystery theft' leaves couple in limbo
2018-03-12 12:12:36 Dear Amy: My boyfriend and I have been together for eight years, but live separately. Recently he told me that if I don’t see him as a life-long partner, then we should break up. He said I don’t trust him and that mistrust shows up on day-to-day interactions, especially when we travel. I have an anxiety disorder, diabetes and food allergies, so I need to know exactly where we are going, where to eat, etc   Read More ...
20 seniors celebrate a century of life at a Quebec retirement home
2018-03-12 00:31:47 A retirement home in Quebec is celebrating nine 100th birthdays this year, which will bring the total number of centenarians under its roof to 20. To celebrate, The Waldorf assisted living facility in Côte-Saint-Luc, a Montreal suburb, hosted a group birthday party on Sunday. “It just comes on gradually,” Irene Klein, who turns 100 this year, told CTV Montreal about entering the centenarian club   Read More ...
Quebec job gains to rebound, Desjardins Group economist says
2018-03-11 14:36:39 Despite February’s increase in the unemployment rate in Quebec, job growth should rebound in the coming months, according to Desjardins Group. Quebec lost nearly 3,000 jobs last month, and the unemployment rate rose to 5.6 per cent, up 0.2 per cent. But according to Desjardins Group senior economist Hélène Bégin, the jobless rate should return to around 5 per cent during the year   Read More ...
ASK AMY: Workplace mentor falls down on the job
2018-03-11 13:07:15 Dear Amy: I am a mentee in a “future women leaders” program at my organization. I am paired with a director of a different department. She and I get along very well, but she is not on speaking terms with the director of my department, and has gone so far as to file a complaint against my immediate supervisor, a woman I respect greatly   Read More ...
Scaramucci on Trump's negotiating style: 'He punches you in the face first'
2018-03-10 13:32:17 OTTAWA – A former close adviser to Donald Trump says the U.S. president’s negotiating strategy depends on whether he views you as an ally or an adversary, and as far as he can surmise, Canada is considered the former. "What the president is really trying to do is embolden our allies and put a very big hurt on our adversaries, and he clearly sees Canada, and your prime minister, as a great ally," former White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci told Evan Solomon in an interview airing Sunday on CTV’s Question Period   Read More ...
Why hundreds of Canadian doctors want a lower salary
2018-03-10 10:47:44 Quebec doctors reject pay rise, want money devoted to nurses In what may at first seem a strange call, hundreds of doctors and medical students in Quebec have rejected a pay rise. Nearly 800 medical professionals and students in the Canadian province have signed a petition to actively campaign against an increase negotiated by their medical federation. Instead, the signatories of the Medicins Quebecois Pour le Regime Public (MQRP) letter want the money better distributed among nurses and spent improving the state-run medical services for the people in Canada's second-most populous province   Read More ...
Colin Firth’s wife admits to having affair with couple’s alleged stalker
2018-03-09 19:03:50 No, this isn’t the plot description of Colin Firth‘s next movie. It’s real life. Firth’s wife, Livia Giuggioli, has confirmed that she had an affair with journalist Marco Brancaccia, a man she claims stalked her. She admitted to her past relationship with Brancaccia after he insisted to U.K. newspaper The Times that Giuggioli fabricated the harassment allegations to cover up their involvement   Read More ...
Sledge hockey star Brad Bowden credits his late grandparents for his career
2018-03-09 16:06:39 PYEONGCHANG, Korea, Republic Of -- A pair of photos hang framed beside Brad Bowden's bed in the Pyeongchang athletes village. One is of his recently deceased Boston Terrier Johnny Cash. The other is of his grandfather Gerry Nelson, who died last year of lung cancer. The photos were hung by Canadian Paralympic team staff in Pyeongchang before his arrival, but the 34-year-old para hockey player from Orton, Ont   Read More ...
Canada`s unemployment rate down to 5.8% after surge in part-time work
2018-03-09 15:03:51 OTTAWA – The economy added 15,400 net new jobs last month and the unemployment rate edged down to 5.8 per cent – but the gains were due to a surge in part-time work that offset a decline in full-time positions.Statistics Canada’s latest labour force survey also says the job gains in February were driven by an increase of 50,300 in public-sector jobs   Read More ...
Canadian economy adds 15,400 jobs in February, unemployment rate dips
2018-03-09 15:03:37 OTTAWA -- The economy added 15,400 net new jobs last month and the unemployment rate edged down to 5.8 per cent -- but the gains were due to a surge in part-time work that offset a heavy decline in full-time positions. Statistics Canada's latest labour force survey, released Friday, also found that the job gains in February were driven by an increase of 50,300 in public-sector jobs   Read More ...
Brokenhearted man looking to give away engagement ring in online contest
2018-03-09 00:06:36 One man’s heartbreak is another’s good fortune – at least that’s what one Virginia Beach man hopes will come out of his failed engagement by giving away the coveted ring in an online contest.To enter, couples (preferably those who cannot afford an engagement ring otherwise) have to submit a video telling their story online to Steven Crocker. Should the story resonate with Crocker, then the couple will be the new owners of a $1,700 white gold ring   Read More ...
Nicole Kidman, estranged daughter Bella reportedly repair relationship
2018-03-08 17:12:21 After years of emotional estrangement, RadarOnline.com has exclusively learned Nicole Kidman and daughter Bella Cruise have mended their relationship! The Big Little Lies star, 50, has been riding high on the success of her award-winning HBO series, but now she has another reason to celebrate. Her daughter is once again part of her life — thanks to Bella’s fashionable new project   Read More ...
Females #pressforprogress on International Women's Day
2018-03-08 14:13:37 Today is International Women’s Day, an event that brings attention to women’s accomplishments and obstacles, and acts as a catalyst for change when it comes to gender equality. Celebrated every year on March 8, starting back in 1911, this year’s IWD theme is #pressforprogress and right now, a seismic shift is going on, with global pressing for women’s issues being fueled by movements like #MeToo and #TimesUp   Read More ...
Man accused of McDormand Oscar theft pleads not guilty, will be released
2018-03-08 04:33:02 LOS ANGELES – A lawyer for the man charged with stealing Frances McDormand’s Academy Award said Wednesday that he and his client plan to “forcefully and aggressively resist” the allegations against him.Attorney Daniel Brookman acknowledged that suspect Terry Bryant can be seen on an Associated Press video holding McDormand’s best actress statuette but those images don’t rise to the seriousness of felony grand theft   Read More ...
Joël Houle has promising career ahead, whether or not he plays in the CFL
2018-03-08 03:37:53 In his last two seasons as a tight end with the McGill Redmen, Joël Houle failed to record an offensive statistic. And yet, that won’t be the contributing factor that defines his time at the university. The 23-year-old senior was selected to play in the 2017 East-West Bowl, an annual prospects game. He earned academic all-Canadian honours and made the Principal’s student-athlete honour roll with a grade-point average of 3   Read More ...
Is jealousy hurting your relationship? Here’s how to deal
2018-03-07 23:35:07 Sometimes in relationships, jealousy can rear its ugly head and cause chaos and friction between partners.But what causes this jealousy – or even, why are some people more likely to become jealous lovers than others, and is there anything you can do about it?To understand this phenomenon, one must first understand what jealousy is in a romantic context.According to a 2013 article published in the Sage Journals, jealousy is “an emotional response to the real or imagined threat of losing something of value from a romantic relationship   Read More ...
DIAMOND DEAL: Heartbroken man holds giveaway contest for engagement ring
2018-03-07 21:11:18 VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — A Virginia man wants to parlay his heartbreak into a happy ending for another couple. The Virginian-Pilot reports Steven Crocker is soliciting stories from couples who want to tie the knot, but can’t afford a ring. To the victors go the spoils of his own romance that ended a month before his planned proposal last year: a $1,700 diamond ring   Read More ...
Canadian doctors refuse salary increase as Kenyan medics push for pay rise
2018-03-07 16:28:22 A group of doctors in Quebec province, Canada, have unanimously rejected a pay rise from their government. - The medics told their government to spend the cash on patient care and give the rest to their underpaid and overworked colleagues. - In a letter posted on their website, the doctors argued increasing their salaries will not make them happy if many of their colleagues are not   Read More ...
ASK AMY: Lonely woman wonders how to make friends
2018-03-07 12:09:37 Dear Amy: I am a 61-year-old woman, divorced for years. I have an adult daughter, and a small immediate family. Years ago, I had lots of friends. Some moved, some got married, a lot of them are very involved with their large families, etc. Here I am — alone. I am a very active, friendly and interesting person. I have volunteered, gone to church, participated in meet-ups, taken classes, etc   Read More ...
We don’t want more money, protest Canadian doctors
2018-03-07 10:08:47 Kenyan doctors have gone on innumerable strikes over salary woes, while their counterparts in Canada are unhappy about getting a pay rise. It is almost unheard of that a worker would complain of a high salary from their employer. If anything the search for better payment is one of the main reasons people are always hunting for new jobs. Over 700 doctors in Quebec, Canada have protested against their own pay rise   Read More ...
Canada inquiry into slain, missing aboriginal women seeks extension
2018-03-07 02:01:12 OTTAWA: A national inquiry into the high rate of killings and disappearances of indigenous women and girls in Canada asked the government on Tuesday for more time to do its work. Since its launch in September 2016, the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls has been beset by infighting and criticism. Several staff quit, while victims' families protested their lack of full inclusion in the process   Read More ...
Promoter of Fyre Festival expected to plead guilty
2018-03-06 22:05:30 NEW YORK -- The promoter of a failed Bahamas music festival is expected to plead guilty to criminal charges. Billy McFarland was due in Manhattan federal court on Tuesday afternoon. McFarland was charged last year with using fake documents to trick investors of the Fyre Festival. The festival was promoted as an ultra-luxurious event on the Bahamian island of Exuma over two weekends in April and May   Read More ...
Troubled inquiry into missing, murdered Indigenous women seeks two more years
2018-03-06 20:05:34 OTTAWA - The national inquiry looking into the saga of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls is formally asking for two more years to finish its work. The commissioners say they have asked Indigenous Relations Minister Carolyn Bennett for the additional time, which would extend the group's mandate to the end of 2020. The inquiry was originally scheduled to wrap up by December 2018, but chief commissioner Marion Buller has long warned that she believes more time would be necessary   Read More ...
Praise, scorn for dad who made his 'bully' son run to school in the rain
2018-03-06 19:06:51 A father who made his 10-year-old son run to school in the rain as punishment for bullying is getting both praise and scorn online after a Facebook video of his discipline tactic went viral. Bryan Thornhill, whose Facebook profile suggests he’s a business owner in Virginia, recorded video of his son running to school as he followed him in his vehicle, and posted it as a message to other parents   Read More ...
City hosting spring job fairs as it works to address 20 per cent youth unemployment rate
2018-03-06 18:35:03 The city has unveiled plans for a series of job fairs as it steps up its efforts to reduce a youth unemployment rate that hovers around 20 per cent. Mayor John Tory made the announcement at the Rexdale Community Hub on Tuesday morning, noting that the job fairs will be focused on helping young people between the ages of 16 and 29   Read More ...
Why hardcore animal trainers are counting on chickens to help hone their skills
2018-03-06 03:04:30 Heather Hackney really wanted to take her dog training to the next level. She just had to get over her new-found fear of chickens first. Hackney took part in chicken camp, a hardcore boot camp for animal trainers held at the Red Barn Event Centre, near Barrie, Ont., over the weekend. The idea behind the specialized camp is that learning to train a chicken will make you a better, more efficient animal trainer   Read More ...
Academy Awards 2018: Man seen celebrating after allegedly taking Frances McDormand's Oscar
2018-03-06 00:05:16 A man accused of stealing Frances McDormand's Best Actress Oscar statue on Sunday, March 5, 2018 has been arrested, Los Angeles police confirmed Monday. Video shows the man leaving an official Oscars after-party holding a statue believed to be Frances McDormand's award. For more info, please go to Subscribe to Global News Channel HERE: Like Global News on Facebook HERE: Follow Global News on Twitter HERE:   Read More ...
Ontario man dies after being stranded in Mexico due to lack of hospital beds
2018-03-05 19:11:21 Stranded for a week in Mexico until the Ontario government could find him a hospital bed, Londoner Stuart Cline has died in hospital in St. Catharines, his family says. London West NDP MPP Peggy Sattler, who tried to help Cline’s family find a bed for him, said his death hit her hard. “I did not know Stuart Cline, but he was a constituent in London West and I failed him   Read More ...
U.S. government shatters Ottawa woman’s professional life, then quietly recants allegations
2018-03-05 19:04:54 Marie Boivin was sitting at a Starbucks a year and a half ago when she got a call from her accountant. “He said to me, ‘You have to turn on CNN,’” she recalled. “‘It’s bad. It’s really bad.’” Then-U.S. attorney general Loretta Lynch was standing at a podium before dozens of TV cameras, making allegations about a number of individuals, including Boivin, who was then chair of the Ottawa Chamber of Commerce and director of Ottawa currency exchange business Accu-Rate Corp   Read More ...
'HE WAS COOL SO COOL WITH IT': Margot Robbie says she once prank called Prince Harry
2018-03-05 04:05:27 Oscar hopeful Margot Robbie has admitted she once made a prank phone call to Prince Harry. The ‘I, Tonya’ star – who is one of the favorites in the best actress for a lead category tonight – is known to have a wicked sense of humor. Australian beauty Robbie, 27, confessed that she made the call after being spurred on by Cara Delevingne while the duo were filming ‘Suicide Squad’ back in 2016   Read More ...
Britain relaxes pub rules to celebrate royal wedding
2018-03-04 22:32:25 British pubs will be allowed to open late for the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, described on Sunday as "a day of national celebration" by Home Secretary Amber Rudd. The government decree will allow pubs to stay open late on the eve of the royal nuptials and following the ceremony on May 19, with doors ordered to close at 1:00 a   Read More ...
David Saint-Jacques talks space training and robotics during stop in Montreal
2018-03-04 00:37:49 MONTREAL — David Saint-Jacques is two-thirds of the way through his training ahead of his flight to the International Space Station in November, the Canadian astronaut said Saturday. Saint-Jacques, who took a break from his training to cheer on the participants of a youth robotics competition in Montreal on Saturday, said he’s finished the theoretical part of his training, and is currently working on simulators and practising the science experiments he’ll do in space   Read More ...
Infinite mirrored beauty of artist Yayoi Kusama arrives at AGO
2018-03-03 23:28:56 When it comes to big draws at the Art Gallery of Ontario, contemporary Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama — AKA “the priestess of polka dots” — is unprecedented. When tickets for Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors, which documents the 88-year-old’s seven-decade career, initially went on sale, more than 100,000 tickets were sold in the first three hours. To put that in perspective, during it’s entire March 3 to May 27 run at the AGO, only 120,000 people will be able to see it   Read More ...
YOU’RE INVITED: Harry, Meghan want public to help celebrate wedding
2018-03-02 18:17:16 LONDON — Prince Harry and his fiance, Meghan Markle, have invited 2,640 people to the grounds of Windsor Castle to celebrate their wedding, Kensington Palace said Friday. The guests, who will come from all corners of the United Kingdom, will be able to watch the arrival of the bride and groom and be in a prime location to see their carriage procession after the May 19 ceremony   Read More ...
Prince Harry, Meghan Markle invite the public to help celebrate their wedding
2018-03-02 15:09:46 About 1,200 people from across the U.K. will be selected to attend May 19 ceremony Related Stories Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have invited 2,640 people to the grounds of Windsor Castle to help celebrate their wedding. The guests, who will come from all corners of the United Kingdom, will be able to watch the arrival of the bride and groom, and be in a prime location to see their carriage procession after the May 19 ceremony   Read More ...
Prince Harry, Meghan invite public to help celebrate wedding
2018-03-02 13:04:05 LONDON - Prince Harry and his fiance, Meghan Markle, have invited 2,640 people to the grounds of Windsor Castle to help celebrate their wedding. The guests, who will come from all corners of the United Kingdom, will be able to watch the arrival of the bride and groom and be in a prime location to see their carriage procession after the May 19 ceremony   Read More ...
ASK AMY: Neighbours want to get elderly woman to stop driving
2018-03-02 12:08:51 Dear Amy: My family lives next to a very sweet elderly woman, who lives by herself, and also still drives. She appears in good health, but has trouble seeing and hearing. She’s 94 years old. A few months ago, she drove onto our front lawn. The car stopped a few feet from hitting our house. She was shaken up, but unhurt   Read More ...
5 Life Lessons for My Son From 20 Successful Years of Marriage
2018-03-01 02:08:59 Stories 5 Life Lessons for My Son From 20 Successful Years of Marriage My son, it might be hard to believe, but yes, your dad and I have managed to survive 20 years together. We may have made a few jokes about it, but I can assure you nobody in this household has ever slept on the couch (at least, not for reasons other than falling asleep in the middle of watching TV)   Read More ...
Meghan Markle wants to 'shine a light on women feeling empowered'
2018-03-01 00:08:14 Meghan Markle said Wednesday that she hopes to "hit the ground running" as a member of the British royal family and use her position to highlight the empowerment of women. Markle, who is due to marry Prince Harry in May, attended an event in London alongside Harry, Prince William and his wife Kate. The first joint engagement by the two couples celebrated the work of the Royal Foundation, which supports charities including the Heads Together mental health campaign and the Invictus Games for injured troops   Read More ...