This Two-Minute Morning Activity Will Boost Your Energy and Focus All Day

While a cup of coffee can start your morning with a bang, there’s an easy, two-minute activity that will jumpstart your metabolism and give you more energy throughout the day. Uber investor Sahil Bloom developed the 5-5-5-30 morning exercise routine that takes only two minutes and has been scientifically shown to improve your attention, concentration, … Read more

Belleville’s innovative homelessness outreach program expands – Kingston

A growing homelessness crisis is affecting many communities across Canada and Belleville, Ont., is no exception. However, the friendly city has received recognition for an innovative program that seeks to bridge the gap between the unhoused and downtown businesses. Belleville’s Downtown BIA introduced the ‘Welcoming Streets’ program 18 months ago. Belleville has only one shelter … Read more

Children of former guard at Canadian embassy in Kabul attacked in Pakistan as family waits for help from Ottawa

Wahid Ibrahimi, a former security guard who served at the Canadian military base in Afghanistan, currently resides in a one-bedroom apartment that he is renting for his family.Saiyna Bashir/The Globe and Mail Inside a small room in a shared home in the Pakistani city of Rawalpindi, Wahid Ibrahimi describes hearing his 14-year-old daughter screaming from … Read more

Toronto hockey player brings Black Girl Hockey Club to Canada to support young BIPOC women in their athletic careers

Toronto Six player Saroya Tinker stretching. Courtesy of Toronto SixLori Bolliger/Handout Saroya Tinker grew up east of Toronto in Oshawa. She loved to skate and began to play hockey as a kid. First, she noticed she was different because she was a female. Then she realized she was different because she was Black. At 12, … Read more

Canadian businesses urge Ottawa to resolve Nexus dispute with Washington

A Canada Border Services Agency officer speaks with a traveler at the Nexus office at the airport in Ottawa, May 8, 2012.Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press Nearly 60 Canadian business groups are urging Ottawa to resolve a dispute with Washington over the popular Nexus trusted-travel program that allows citizens of both countries to cross the border … Read more

Vancouver council prioritizes hiring police officers, psychiatric nurses to tackle prolific crime

Police officers block off East Hastings Street at the scene of a police involved shooting in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver, on July 30.DARRYL DYCK/The Canadian Press Vancouver’s new council will have as a first priority the hiring of 100 new police officers and 100 new psychiatric nurses that was central to its successful election … Read more

Ottawa takes first step toward creating stand-alone insurance program for dental care

The Liberal government is moving toward providing dental-care insurance directly to qualifying Canadians, rather than working with provinces and territories to bolster existing coverage. That will involve hiring an external company to process claims for the new stand-alone insurance program, Health Canada officials told The Canadian Press. On Friday, the Procurement Department invited companies with … Read more

Afghans stranded and running out of money in Pakistan plead for Ottawa to speed up their approvals

The family of Pardais Haidari, a former NATO trainer in Afghanistan, has been in Rawalpindi, Pakistan, since July waiting for a way out. ‘We will come to Canada and work very hard. Please help us,’ he says.Handout Wahid Ibrahimi was a security guard at the Canadian embassy in Kabul. After the Taliban took control of … Read more

Ottawa could lose more than $5-billion in CEBA pandemic loans to small businesses

Export Development Canada’s head office in Ottawa on Feb. 14, 2019.Justin Tang/The Globe and Mail Ottawa may be unable to recoup $5-billion or more of the $49-billion in emergency loans it extended to small businesses during the pandemic lockdowns, according to a government projection. The task of chasing down business owners to collect on the … Read more

Canada’s dentists say new national system should not sharply reduce fees for visits

The Liberal government promised in its spring budget to fund a program that would ultimately see dental coverage guaranteed for children under 18, seniors and people with disabilities.DARRYL DYCK/The Globe and Mail The Canadian dental industry is urging the federal government to make sure its dental-care expansion doesn’t affect coverage under workplace plans or sharply … Read more