How many drug users who OD’d have brain damage? Doctors say Canada needs data

VANCOUVER — Dayton Wilson’s drug-taking routine ended when he overdosed on heroin laced with fentanyl, but being able to walk and talk normally are also part of his past as he struggles... Read more »

How many drug users who overdosed have brain damage? Doctors say Canada needs data

VANCOUVER — Dayton Wilson’s drug-taking routine ended when he overdosed on heroin laced with fentanyl, but being able to walk and talk normally are also part of his past as he struggles... Read more »

‘I wouldn’t trade it for the world’: Grandparents increasingly becoming primary caregivers

The best part about 10-year-old Akirah Carter’s new home is that she feels safe there.  “Now I’m here, I get to go outside. I get to play,” she said.  Akirah and her grandmother... Read more »

Fitness in your home à la Netflix: On-demand, unlimited subscription classes

Your New Year’s resolution to exercise more often could be easier — but more expensive — than ever if you latch on to the latest fitness trend. Streaming services à la Netflix are disrupting the fitness... Read more »

The 2019 New Year Battle Plan for Every Guy

Let’s cut to the chase. You’ll come across dozens of articles for dropping fat fast, whittling away your problem areas, and finally sculpting the physique you’ve always wanted to achieve. Will you read... Read more »

Love on borrowed time: Cancer patients find romance despite terminal prognosis

TORONTO — It could have been a meet-cute in a romantic comedy between a man and a “mutant.” After weeks of online flirting, Patrick Bardos was en route to meet Anne Marie... Read more »

Cattle and dairy farmers fear new food guide could hurt their industries

Canada is set to release a replacement for its decade-old food guide next year, and it looks like the document will likely be in line with writer Michael Pollan’s commonly-cited dietary prescription... Read more »

Congo residents barred from voting over Ebola fears cast ballots anyhow

Al-Hadji Kudra Maliro, The Associated PressPublished Sunday, December 30, 2018 8:36AM EST BENI, Congo — They were barred from voting in Congo’s presidential election. They voted anyway. On Sunday, thousands of men... Read more »

Vote counting begins in Congo, after polling beset by delays

Mathilde Boussion and Saleh Mwanamilongo, The Associated PressPublished Sunday, December 30, 2018 8:36AM ESTLast Updated Sunday, December 30, 2018 3:29PM EST KINSHASA, Congo — Congo’s election officials began counting ballots Sunday evening,... Read more »

‘We are new Russians’: How a hard-drinking nation curbed its alcohol use

Once the holder of the dubious title of one of the world’s hardest-drinking nations, Russia has fallen steadily down the list — and Eduard Grigoriev likes to think his group can claim... Read more »