Female-run gym isn’t afraid to speak out: ‘Love yourself with different standards’

Female-run gym isn’t afraid to speak out: ‘Love yourself with different standards’

Catherine Setacci-Drapeau has been surrounded by role models throughout her life, inspiring her to stay healthy and active. But even for her, entering a gym was intimidating. Until she finds the perfect place. A female-run, female-only gym. Not only did this grow his love of fitness, but it made him want to learn more, take … Read more

AI helps discover potential cancer drug in less than a month

AI helps discover potential cancer drug in less than a month

Drug discovery can be a long and expensive affair, but with advances in artificial intelligenceresearchers from Insilico Medicine and the University of Toronto have reduced what usually takes years or even decades to less than a month. The study could be the first in the world to apply a breakthrough artificial intelligence technology called AlphaFold … Read more

Windsor council approves new gasworks – despite declaration of ‘climate emergency’

Windsor council approves new gasworks – despite declaration of ‘climate emergency’

Despite declaring a climate emergency and calling for a phase-out of natural gas-fired power generation, Windsor City Council has now approved the construction of two new gas plants. The decision came Monday night after half a dozen citizens’ deputies urging the council to reject new gas-fired power stations. They will exacerbate climate change, increase local … Read more

A Waterdown amateur astronomer has earned a planet

A Waterdown amateur astronomer has earned a planet

It measures 9.7 kilometers in diameter, has a 36-hour day and sits on the asteroid belt between Jupiter and Mars. It is probably irregularly shaped, orbiting the sun about 600 million kilometers from Earth among thousands of other celestial bodies. Amateur astronomer Ed Mizzi describes a minor planet discovered in 1986 that was recently named … Read more

The new ban on foreign home buyers in Canada begins January 1. Here’s how it works

The new ban on foreign home buyers in Canada begins January 1.  Here’s how it works

A two-year federal ban aimed at preventing non-Canadian individuals and companies from buying residential property takes effect January 1. It is a measure that is supposed to help make housing more affordable for those who live in this country. The legislation has a host of exceptions, including international students and refugees. But some critics say … Read more

‘A full gong show’: Winter storm upends holiday air travel in Canada, thwarts family reunions and more

‘A full gong show’: Winter storm upends holiday air travel in Canada, thwarts family reunions and more

Linda Ricker hasn’t spent Christmas with her son since December 2020. That year, she traveled from her home in Florida to visit him in Halifax, where he is attending college. After being quarantined for two weeks, she was able to spend some quality time with her only child. This year, thought Ricker, it would be … Read more

Could this urinal design help save the planet?

Could this urinal design help save the planet?

Engineers at the University of Waterloo are hoping to cause a stir – er, rather avoid – with a prototype they believe could revolutionize men’s toilets. They’ve created a tall, slender urinal, inspired in part by dogs and a seashell, that aims to solve a century-old problem that has long given the men’s room its … Read more