© Submitted by Gareth Gaudin Cartoonist Gareth Gaudin writes daily comics, sometimes depicting his mother's dementia. He writes comic books for youth and teaches comics and graphic novels at Camosun College. He also writes one cartoon every day, sometimes documenting his life, other times making a pun or a joke. And documenting his life means drawing moments of his mother's dementia. Then my mother, my biggest supporter and a good friend and just a cool woman in Victoria, started to show signs of dementia.
January 30, 2023 00:55 UTC
Acadian actress Viola Léger died on Saturday, according to a release from Carol Doucet at Le Grenier musique. She believes that the character of La Sagouine never could have remained as popular for as long without Léger. In 1985, she started her own theatre company, the Compagnie Viola Léger. In 1999, she created the Viola Léger Foundation, which awarded scholarships to actors at the beginning of their careers. “Viola Léger did not play La Sagouine, she was La Sagouine.”After the news of Léger’s death, Minister of Official Languages Ginette Petitpas Taylor took to Twitter to praise the late Acadian actress.
January 29, 2023 23:54 UTC
Richmond Police Officer David Edward Stone, a Louisa County resident, was arrested last week on 50 child pornography charges. Stone has served on the Richmond police force since 2006, reports The Daily Progress. And the Richmond police have been doing a creditable job in the past several months. But Stone reminds us that occasionally the cops are the criminals. Spotting and purging bad actors is all the more imperative when police departments are drastically understaffed, recruitment is suffering, and the temptation is strong to take anyone who seems remotely qualified.
January 29, 2023 23:17 UTC
© Submitted by Saskatchewan Roughriders. David Albright, former Saskatchewan Roughriders linebacker and 1989 Grey Cup champion has died at the age of 63. Former Saskatchewan Roughrider linebacker and 1989 Grey Cup champion David Albright has died. "The Saskatchewan Roughriders are saddened to learn of alumnus David Albright's sudden passing," the Riders said in a tweet. The Riders would go on to win the game and then beat Hamilton to capture the team's second-ever Grey Cup.
January 29, 2023 22:28 UTC
Supermarket fridges aren't like your fridge at home, which typically contains less than 200 grams of refrigerant. On average, it found a single supermarket emits 875 pounds (400 kilograms) of HFCs a year, equivalent to carbon emissions from 300 cars. In the U.S. alone, it calculated supermarket HFC leaks cause as much global warming as burning 22 million tonnes of coal. Since a typical refrigeration system lasts about 30 years, decisions made now about what refrigerant to use can affect global emissions for decades. The federal government will start to offer carbon offset credits for projects that cut refrigerant emissions, including those in supermarkets.
January 29, 2023 21:21 UTC
Odisha: Health Minister Naba Das died after being injured in firing in Odisha. Odisha Health Minister Napa Das died after being admitted to a private hospital in Bhubaneswar. The Minister was shot at while attending a program in Odisha’s Prajaraj Nagar. Napa Das was seriously injured in the firing by Assistant Sub-Inspector Gopal Das and later succumbed to his injuries in the hospital.
January 29, 2023 21:16 UTC
With her salty laugh and her no-nonsense advice, Hazel McCallion has charmed us, enthralled us, and loved us. To be honest, Hazel and I had some pretty heated conversations about development issues – especially when it came to the Greenbelt. Hazel was always impatient with the exclusion of women from work, politics or sports. Hazel tells a great story about the 1979 fight to get women hired as garbage collectors in Mississauga. I told him I was teaching and working with young people and asked him what advice he would give them.
January 29, 2023 20:16 UTC
Transplant patients who have no matching directed donors need non-directed anonymous donors to provide kidneys. The agency says for patients waiting for a kidney, transplant outcomes are better with kidneys from a live donor. has Canada's second-highest number of non-directed anonymous donors — 78, compared to Ontario's 105 — according to CBS. Vancouver General Hospital's medical director of kidney transplant, Olywn Johnston, says there are about 300 patients in B.C. Burkholder-James encourages people to consider becoming an anonymous kidney donor by registering online at transplant.bc.ca.
January 29, 2023 19:59 UTC
A mining corporation on Sunday apologized for losing a highly radioactive capsule over a 1,400-kilometre stretch of Western Australia, as authorities combed parts of the road looking for the tiny but dangerous substance. The truck transporting the capsule arrived at a Perth depot on Jan. 16. Emergency services in Western Australia have called on other Australian states and the federal government for support finding the capsule because they lack equipment. The caesium-137 ceramic source, commonly used in radiation gauges, emits dangerous amounts of radiation, equivalent to receiving 10 X-rays in an hour, Western Australia Chief Health Officer Dr. Andrew Robertson said. © Department of Fire and Emergency Services/Government of Western Australia The capsule is shown in this graphic beside an Australian 10-cent coin.
January 29, 2023 19:50 UTC
CBC News published this video item, entitled “Arctic Winter Games are back after a 5-year hiatus” – below is their description. The Arctic Winter Games are getting underway in Fort McMurray, Alta., after a five-year hiatus. The 2020 games were cancelled in Whitehorse because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more: http://www.cbc.ca/news CBC News YouTube ChannelGot a comment? Please note comments are moderated before publication.
January 29, 2023 18:04 UTC
Featured singers Garnet Rogers, James Gordon, Alison Lupton, and Ian Bell will be joined by David Woodhead on bass and fiddler Shane Cook at Central Presbyterian ChurchFour of Canada's best-known musical storytellers will join forces for a very special concert of story songs Feb. 24. Featured singers Garnet Rogers, James Gordon, Alison Lupton, and Ian Bell will be joined by David Woodhead on bass and fiddler Shane Cook at Central Presbyterian Church in Cambridge. Garnet Rogers sings extraordinary songs about people who are not obvious heroes and of the small victories of the everyday. As memorable as his songs, his over-the-top humour and lightning-quick wit moves his audience from tears to laughter and back again. Ian Bell is equally well-known as singer, storyteller and humorist.
January 29, 2023 15:53 UTC
Hazel McCallion, former longtime mayor of Mississauga, Ont., dies at 101MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — Hazel McCallion, who developed a legacy of feisty advocacy during more than three decades as mayor of one of Canada's fastest-growing cities, died Sunday morning after a brief bout with pancreatic cancer. Known affectionately as "Hurricane Hazel," the longtime mayor of Mississauga, Ont., was an outspoken political powerhouse who earned respect from fellow politicians across the spectrum. He said McCallion's family has been offered a state funeral and his office is in talks with the city of Mississauga and its mayor to offer support. As mayor, McCallion used lower taxes to attract businesses from the city's pricier neighbour Toronto, creating jobs and helping the city grow.
January 29, 2023 13:56 UTC
Actress and former senator Viola Léger, best known as La Sagouine, dies at 92Actress, teacher and former senator Viola Léger has died at the age of 92. A release from management company Le Grenier musique says Léger died Saturday in Dieppe, New Brunswick. Léger was best known for her portrayal of the character La Sagouine in the play of the same name by Antonine Maillet, playing the role more than three-thousand times and winning the Dora Mavor Moore Award in 1981 for her performance. In 2013, she was recognized by the Governor General’s Performing Arts Awards with the Lifetime Artistic Achievement for theatre. Léger was named an Officer of the Order of Canada in 1989.
January 29, 2023 10:46 UTC
Adani Group shares continue to fallThe stock market index also collapsedNew Delhi: Shares of Adani Group continue to fall. Adani Group shares fell 20 percent on Friday. Shares of Adani Total Gas fell 20 percent, Adani Transmission 19.99 percent, Adani Green Energy 19.99 percent and Adani Enterprises 18.52 percent. 4,17,824.79 crores losses to Adani Group investors in the last two days. The market value of Adani Total Gas fell by Rs 1,04,580.93 crore, while the market value of Adani Transmission fell by Rs 83,265.95 crore.
January 29, 2023 09:06 UTC
Intermittent fasting (IF) isn't a new way to eat, but researchers and experts say it's an area that has potential. Anar Allidina, a registered dietitian based in Richmond Hill, Ont., says that intermittent fasting is "like a reset" for our bodies. So if you're interested, here's what experts say you should know about intermittent fasting. WATCH | The truth about keto, green tea and intermittent fasting diets: The truth about keto, green tea and intermittent fasting diets Duration 5:18 They’re the most popular weight-loss trends of the moment, but do keto, green tea and intermittent fasting diets live up to the hype? There are also free apps that can help people keep track of their intermittent fasting, Kirkham says.
January 29, 2023 08:27 UTC