Canada Life & Style
UKIP leader splits from model girlfriend over her racist Meghan Markle remarks
Expert tips to fight off the credit card blues on Blue Monday
Girl attacked on way to school by scissor-wielding man who cut her hijab
Family of Australian girl who committed suicide invite online trolls to her funeral
Gender pronouns he/she and his/her removed from Stamford, Conn. city council
‘Trump dossier’ author went to FBI with concern about Russian blackmailing, transcript shows
Grocery Gossip: Moosemeat and Marmalade returns
A look back at shocking Grammy fashion through the decades
2018-01-17 20:13:41 On May 4, 1959, Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr., Gene Autry and other musical luminaries sat down to formal dinners and golden statues in Los Angeles and New York simultaneously for the very first Grammy Awards. “As I recall, no one objected to dressing black-tie back then, though like so much else, that would change eventually,” said Christine Farnon, who helped organize the first presentation and became executive vice-president of the Recording Academy, in a short history on the Grammy website   Read More ...
Stella McCartney hopes fashion can have a 'Me Too' moment
2018-01-17 16:33:46 LOS ANGELES -- Designer Stella McCartney is ready to see the Me Too movement sweeping Hollywood make its way to the runways. "It's about time the fashion industry spoke up a little more," said McCartney during an interview Tuesday at a Los Angeles concert event showcasing her autumn collection. "We are nearly 80 per cent women in the company, but I also like men   Read More ...
GROCERY GOSSIP: Cooking for the community
2018-01-17 16:14:52 CHEFS FOR CHANGE: The city’s tastiest dinner series is back for a fourth year with another all-star chef line-up. Chefs for Change presents a Mid-winter’s Feast – a culinary mash-up that brings Torontonians together in support of community food programs in low-income communities with 46 of Canada’s top chefs – considered the biggest in the organization’s history. And they’re all coming together in a series of special dinners spaced out between January through to March, with profits from the series supporting the Community Food Centres Canada to build healthier, more inclusive communities across the country through the power of food   Read More ...
Feds long way from restarting or scraping missing, murdered women inquiry: PM
2018-01-17 12:03:42 OTTAWA -- Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says his government is a long way from "starting over or scrapping" the inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls. The federal government is monitoring the work of the federally funded commission and its staff to ensure they have the ability to do their jobs, Trudeau said in an interview this week. "We are a long way from   Read More ...
Trudeau not prepared to restart or scrap missing, murdered women inquiry
2018-01-17 11:04:00 OTTAWA - Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says his government is a long way from "starting over or scrapping" the federally funded inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls. In a roundtable interview with The Canadian Press, Trudeau says the government is monitoring the work of the commission and its staff. Last week, the commission confirmed the departure of its second executive director but declined to comment further, citing personnel issues   Read More ...
Restaurant owner apologizes for booting breast-feeding woman
2018-01-17 05:13:26 FARGO, N.D. -- The manager of a Chick-fil-A restaurant in North Dakota has apologized for telling a breast-feeding mother to leave. Macy Hornung said she was kicked out of the restaurant in Fargo on Saturday because she was breast-feeding her baby without a cover, even though she said she was being discreet. North Dakota law enacted in 2009 allows women to breast-feed in public if they do it "in a discreet and modest manner," though it doesn't define what that means   Read More ...
Winnipeg woman wants men-only club to open doors to women
2018-01-16 16:05:25 WINNIPEG – A former chair of the Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce says it’s about time that men-only clubs open their doors to women.Jodi Moskal, an electrician who also ran for the provincial Progressive Conservatives in a byelection last year, has been researching clubs in Winnipeg that once allowed only men but changed to admit women. During her work, she discovered the Winnipeg Squash Racquet Club continues to ban women as members, as it has done since opening in 1909   Read More ...
Winnipeg men-only club blames 'tight confines' for excluding women
2018-01-16 15:05:57 WINNIPEG -- A former chair of the Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce says it's about time that men-only clubs open their doors to women. Jodi Moskal, an electrician who also ran for the provincial Progressive Conservatives in a byelection last year, has been researching clubs in Winnipeg that once allowed only men but changed to admit women. During her work, she discovered the Winnipeg Squash Racquet Club continues to ban women as members, as it has done since opening in 1909   Read More ...
Accused in murder trial showed up at victim's memorial with 'new girlfriend,' Crown says
2018-01-16 05:04:26 Three weeks after he allegedly killed his girlfriend because she wasn’t paying her share of the rent, Kwasi Alfred Benjamin showed up at a memorial for Nellie Angutiguluk accompanied by a woman he introduced as his “new girlfriend.” The chilling detail was part of the opening statement made by prosecutor Dennis Galiatsatos at the start of Benjamin’s second-degree murder trial at the Montreal courthouse on Monday   Read More ...
Accused in murder trial showed up at victim's memorial with 'new girlfriend'
2018-01-15 20:37:51 Three weeks after he allegedly killed his girlfriend because she wasn’t paying her share of the rent, Kwasi Alfred Benjamin showed up at a memorial for Nellie Angutiguluk accompanied by a woman he introduced as his “new girlfriend.” The chilling detail was part of the opening statement made by prosecutor Dennis Galiatsatos at the start of Benjamin’s second-degree murder trial at the Montreal courthouse on Monday   Read More ...
UKIP leader splits from model girlfriend over her racist Meghan Markle remarks
2018-01-15 16:05:31 LONDON — The U.K. Independence Party (UKIP) has suspended the model Jo Marney after she reportedly made racist remarks about Prince Harry’s fiancee Meghan Markle. UKIP leader Henry Bolton, 54, who has himself faced calls to resign, has also said his relationship with Marney has now ended. He called her comments “indefensible.” Marney had been a party activist but had no official UKIP role   Read More ...
North Korea's 'army of beauties' set to invade South
2018-01-15 15:33:50 Chosen for their good looks and sharp moves, North Korea's female cheerleaders are a marked contrast to the regime's menacing nuclear ambitions. Dubbed the "army of beauties" in South Korea, the young North Korean women -- mostly in their late teens or early 20s -- have attracted huge publicity whenever they have been sent to the South. North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un's future wife Ri Sol-Ju was among the group who attended the 2005 Asian Athletics Championships in Incheon   Read More ...
UKIP leader breaks up with girlfriend over Megan Markle comments
2018-01-15 15:33:46 Warning: This article contains offensive language. LONDON -- The leader of the anti-EU U.K. Independence Party says he has broken up with his girlfriend after she made racist remarks about Prince Harry's fiancee, Meghan Markle. Henry Bolton said Monday that "the romantic side" of his relationship with 25-year-old Jo Marney was over. But the 54-year-old former soldier told ITV that he would not resign as party chief   Read More ...
Expert tips to fight off the credit card blues on Blue Monday
2018-01-15 15:33:33 You can’t change the weather or the calendar, but there are ways to manage the financial blues with these expert tips for tackling post-holiday credit card debt on today’s so-called “Blue Monday.” Canadians spent an average of approximately $1,500 on Christmas this year, personal finance expert Rubina Ahmed-Haq says. And for those who paid for those expenses on credit, the bills are about to come due   Read More ...
Obama or Trump at royal wedding? Why Prince Harry and Meghan's guest list may not get too political
2018-01-15 12:10:01 Speculation has been high over whether former U.S. president might be invited to May 19 ceremony Related Stories The guest list for any wedding can be a minefield, fraught with the challenges of navigating messy family relationships or trying to keep numbers down to what can be accommodated at the church or hall. So it's likely there's considerable debate unfolding at Kensington and Buckingham palaces as names are bandied about for the list of who will attend when Prince Harry marries Meghan Markle at Windsor Castle on May 19   Read More ...
7 jobs that let you travel the world
2018-01-13 21:03:18 The dream might seem too good to be true, but it doesn’t have to be. You just have to know what kinds of jobs are out there that can capitalize on your skills while allowing you to travel. It’s an alluring combination for many, because people essentially get paid to do what they love, says Jodi Kasten, managing director at Indeed Canada   Read More ...
How to switch to natural deodorant and other ways to detox your beauty routine
2018-01-13 15:32:21 WATCH BELOW: Natural beauty and skincare products. “Everything we put on our skin absorbs in the more visceral parts of our body and bloodstream, and sometimes they can affect our internal organs,” says Kristen Ma, an Ayurvedic practitioner, co-owner of Pure + Simple spas and author of Beauty: Pure + Simple. “We think of topical products as separate from internal ones, but that’s not the case   Read More ...
Queen Elizabeth II reveals a secret of the crown in candid documentary
2018-01-13 12:04:18 LONDON -- Queen Elizabeth II has revealed the secrets of giving a speech while wearing a weighty crown, in unusually candid comments in a new documentary on her 1953 coronation and the symbolism of the crown jewels. Among the revelations of the BBC program airing Sunday is that the crown jewels were kept safe during World War II by being hidden in a biscuit tin buried at Windsor Castle   Read More ...
Girl attacked on way to school by scissor-wielding man who cut her hijab
2018-01-13 04:41:06 An 11-year-old Muslim girl who told police she was attacked twice by a man who snuck up behind her and cut her hijab while she walked to school, told reporters the man smiled at her before running away. “All that he did was smile. He smiled and ran away,” Khawlah Noman said. The grade six student at Pauline Johnson Junior Public School recounted how she screamed, causing him to run off   Read More ...
Trump says he ‘probably’ has good relationship with Kim Jong Un: report
2018-01-12 04:32:36 U.S. President Donald Trump suggested in an interview Thursday that he has developed a positive relationship with the North Korean leader, but declined to say whether they have spoken. No sitting U.S. president is known to have spoken with a North Korean leader. The two nations have remained in a state of war and without diplomatic relations since the Korean War ended in 1953 without a peace treaty   Read More ...
Markles-Royals rumble rumour torpedoed
2018-01-12 02:04:41 Put away the boxing gloves, the Windsors and Markles aren’t preparing for a wedding day donnybrook. Prince Harry and actress Meghan Markle announced their engagement in December. Published reports claimed Doria Ragland and Thomas Markle were rowing with Prince Charles and his wife, Camilla Parker Bowles, over wedding details. A palace insider reportedly told Gossip Cop there is no friction and that the report was “false   Read More ...
Man attacks two woman on TTC bus
2018-01-12 00:09:29 An unidentified man is sought for violently attacking two women on a TTC bus in Scarborough earlier this week. Toronto Police say the incident occurred while the public transit vehicle was stopped in the bus station at the Scarborough Town Centre — near McCowan and Ellesmere Rds. — around 2:40 p.m. on Tuesday. The man assaulted two women, aged 47 and 44, Const   Read More ...
Executive director of MMIWG inquiry has left her position, email says
2018-01-12 00:07:52 The executive director of the national inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls has left her post, according to a member of the National Family Advisory Circle. Advisory circle member Laurie Odjick said she received an email Thursday from the inquiry stating that Debbie Reid had left her position, but no reason was given. "It said she had left the national inquiry and (because of) confidentiality reasons … they can't tell us why," said Odjick   Read More ...
'It's so gross': Woman's eyes severely swollen after eyelash-gluing session
2018-01-11 21:32:37 An Ottawa-area woman who developed a severe allergic reaction after getting eyelash extensions is warning other women about the potential danger of the hugely popular beauty treatment. Isabelle Edith Kun, a 20-year-old nursing student living in Ottawa, says she went on Tuesday to get a new set of eyelash extensions applied. On Thursday, she woke up to find her eyes had swollen almost completely closed   Read More ...
How to get the most out of your points before the PC Optimum launch
2018-01-11 18:05:47 A Loblaws PC Plus and a Shoppers Drug Mart Optimum card are shown together in Toronto on Tuesday. Nov. 7. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graeme Roy) As the Feb. 1 launch date for Loblaw’s new loyalty rewards program PC Optimum approaches, some points collectors may be wondering how to maximize the value of their accumulated points. In November, Loblaw announced the merger of the Shoppers Optimum and PC Plus points programs into one that can be collected and redeemed at participating Loblaw’s locations including Shoppers Drug Mart, Pharmaprix, Loblaws, and No Frills   Read More ...
Her father died on a cross-country flight. Now, she’s suing Virgin America airlines
2018-01-11 15:33:41 The family of a 93-year-old man has filed a wrongful-death lawsuit against Virgin America airlines, claiming he died in the middle of a flight because of negligence by the flight staff. Nicette Balukjian, 67, said she and her father, Romulo C. Valdez, were traveling to a family reunion in Rhode Island in July. The trouble began about midway into a flight from San Francisco to Boston that was more than five hours long, according to the complaint, which was filed Tuesday in district court in California   Read More ...
Family of Australian girl who committed suicide invite online trolls to her funeral
2018-01-11 15:33:32 A 14-year-old girl who was once the face of Akubra – Australia’s famous cowboy-style hat – took her own life after being harassed online, prompting calls by her family to “stop the bullies”. The parents of Amy “Dolly” Everett, who appeared in an advertising campaign for Akubra when she was eight, said she was a “caring, beautiful soul” and expressed hope that her death would raise awareness about bullying   Read More ...
How can couples handle infertility?
2018-01-11 12:32:39 It is estimated that one in six Canadian couples face infertility — and its effects can be detrimental to the relationship.   Read More ...
U.S. governor acknowledges affair, denies blackmail allegations
2018-01-11 08:31:56 JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens on Wednesday night acknowledged that he's been "unfaithful" in his marriage but denies allegations that he blackmailed the woman he had an extramarital affair with to stay quiet. The Republican governor and his wife released a statement after a report by St. Louis television station KMOV said he had an extramarital affair with his former hairdresser in 2015   Read More ...
Diagnosed with dementia, a B.C. man’s friends rejected him. Now, he’s fighting a stigma
2018-01-11 07:04:54 It’s been 10 years since Mario Gregorio was diagnosed with dementia. He was 58 years old. And when word emerged about his illness, his friends didn’t exactly rally around him. Instead, they started unfriending him on Facebook and they ignored his emails. “It’s a bit disconcerting in the sense that it’s more like, hey, I’m still here guys,” Gregorio told Global News   Read More ...
HE ‘SNAPPED’: Miss Trans America Pageant founder allegedly murdered by husband
2018-01-10 22:10:59 The founder of the Miss Trans America and Miss Trans New England pageants became the first transgender person to be murdered this year when her husband allegedly hit her with a hammer and stabbed her to death, RadarOnline.com reported. According to reports, Christa Leigh Steele-Knudslien, 42, was slain in the Adams, Mass., home she shared with Mark Steele-Knudslien after the two got into an argument on the evening of Jan   Read More ...
Gender pronouns he/she and his/her removed from Stamford, Conn. city council
2018-01-10 20:13:27 STAMFORD, Conn. — A Connecticut city’s legislative body has removed gender pronouns from its written rules. The Advocate reports Stamford’s Board of Representatives voted last week to remove “he/she” and “his/her” from its rules of order. It’s replacing them with specific titles, including president and clerk. The change was proposed by three Democrats elected to the 40-member board in November, including Raven Matherne, the state’s first openly transgender elected official   Read More ...
Dad invites child’s bullies to her funeral: ‘Witness the complete devastation you have created’
2018-01-10 19:38:53 The father of child model Amy (Dolly) Everett is inviting those who bullied his daughter — who died by suicide — to her funeral service.The 14-year-old, who was a well-known model in Australia, died last week.Her father, Tick Everett, posted about her death on Facebook Sunday, saying bullying is what caused the girl end her life. He wrote that suicide is often thought to be cowardly, but his daughter was incredibly strong   Read More ...
‘Trump dossier’ author went to FBI with concern about Russian blackmailing, transcript shows
2018-01-10 17:05:11 WASHINGTON — The former British spy who compiled a dossier of allegations about Donald Trump’s presidential campaign and Russia brought the document to the FBI in July 2016 because he was worried about “whether a political candidate was being blackmailed,” according to a congressional interview transcript released Tuesday. California Sen. Dianne Feinstein, the top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee, revealed the transcript from an August closed-door interview with Glenn Simpson, a co-founder of the political opposition research firm Fusion GPS   Read More ...
Grocery Gossip: Moosemeat and Marmalade returns
2018-01-10 15:11:08 Mooswa Films’ highly anticipated food documentary series Moosemeat & Marmalade is back by popular demand, returning to APTN on Jan. 18 for a third season, bringing audiences an entertaining, insightful and truly rich exploration of culture and cuisine. In this latest season, co-hosts Art Napoleon and Dan Hayes travel across Canada – from Vancouver Island up to Yellowknife – and over to the UK, to explore the topics of food sourcing, food security and food sustainability as these topics relate to the cuisine prepared in each episode   Read More ...
Model Ashley Graham: Photographer tried to get me to touch his penis
2018-01-10 15:10:46 Top model Ashley Graham was told to touch a leery snapper’s penis during a photoshoot. The Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue star opened up about the shocking encounter during an appearance on The View on Tuesday, revealing she was 17 when she found herself alone in a closet with the unnamed guy. “He lured me into this hallway, pushed me into a closet, and he exposed himself,” Ashley recalled   Read More ...
Meghan Markle deletes social media accounts ahead of wedding
2018-01-09 22:11:39 Former actress Meghan Markle has deleted her social media accounts as she prepares to wed Prince Harry. The Suits star and the British royal announced their engagement in late November, when Meghan also revealed she was retiring from acting to start “a new chapter” with Harry, who she will work with on humanitarian issues and other causes close to their hearts   Read More ...
Man accused of killing wife for changing TV channel
2018-01-09 18:05:17 CARLISLE, Ark. — Investigators say a central Arkansas man fatally stabbed his wife after she changed the TV channel from a football game he was watching while he went outside to smoke. Tony Thomas, 58, of Carlisle, was charged Monday with capital murder. Investigators said he admitted killing his wife, Elke, during an argument after she switched the TV channel in November   Read More ...
Feminists challenge ability of transgender leader of Quebec women’s group to speak for women
2018-01-09 15:04:35 MONTREAL – Gabrielle Bouchard began her term as president of the Fédération des femmes du Québec with a call for women’s equality, echoing the demands of leaders of the province’s main feminist organization going back to its creation more than 50 years ago. But a month into the job, Bouchard has faced a backlash over what sets her apart from her predecessors: that she was born male   Read More ...
Transgender president of Quebec women’s group faces backlash from feminists
2018-01-09 12:05:21 MONTREAL – Gabrielle Bouchard began her term as president of the Fédération des femmes du Québec with a call for women’s equality, echoing the demands of leaders of the province’s main feminist organization going back to its creation more than 50 years ago. But a month into the job, Bouchard has faced a backlash over what sets her apart from her predecessors: that she was born male   Read More ...