GLOBAL INDEX PUTS CANADA TOP FIVE FOR WELL-BEING OF OLDER RESIDENTS

Canada ranks in the top five countries on the planet - when it comes to the well-being of older residents. That’s according to a world-wide index looking at economic security, health and other factors. The Global Agewatch Index places Norway and Sweden at the top of the … read more

CARP TO HELP MARK NATIONAL SENIORS DAY

Tomorrow is not just the first day of a new month, it’s also National Seniors Day across Canada. Chapters from CARP – A New Vision of Aging – will raise the groups’ flags to celebrate the contributions of older Zoomers … read more

CANADA TO UPGRADE CF-18 FIGHTER JETS

Ottawa will extend the life of its fighter jet fleet. The decision comes as the Harper cabinet considers a deployment of planes as part of the air campaign against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria. A spokesperson for Defence Minister … read more

ONTARIO’S ORGAN DONOR WEBSITE GLITCH MAY HAVE AFFECTED TENS OF THOUSANDS OF DONORS

Technical difficulties with the province’s organ donor website may have affected the online registrations of up to 60-thousand donors. Health Minister Eric Hoskins says some registrations made at Service Ontario’s ”Be A Donor” website – between March last year and the 19th … read more

DAILY ASPIRIN APPEARS TO REDUCE RISK OF PROSTATE CANCER

We’ve known for decades that a daily aspirin can help stave off a heart attack.  But now there’s new information to suggest that aspirin significantly reduces a man’s risk of prostate cancer.  Researchers at Duke University studied close to 6390 … read more

VAN GOGH COULD SELL FOR $50 MILLION

A bouquet of wildflowers painted by Vincent van Gogh just weeks before his death is going on the auction block in New York. Sotheby’s expects “Still Life, Vase With Daisies and Poppies” will sell for between $30 and $50 million … read more

MEDICAL TOURISM MAY COMPROMISE ONTARIO PATENT CARE

The Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario wants to know which hospitals in the province are letting foreign patients pay for health care. The group has filed a freedom of information request with the Ministry of Health and other branches of … read more

HARPER’S CABINET TO CONSIDER JET FIGHTERS AND SURVEILLANCE AIRCRAFT IN WAR AGAINST ISLAMIC STATE

Prime Minister Harper’s cabinet ministers are poised to consider the deployment of CF-18 jet fighters and CP-140 Aurora surveillance aircraft in the ever-expanding air war against Islamic State terrorists. Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird repeated a pledge by the Prime Minister in … read more

NETANYAHU: HAMAS, ISIS ONE IN THE SAME

In a scathing speech to the UN General Assembly, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warns Hamas and the Islamic State are ”branches of the same poisonous tree.” He says both have the same goal – world domination through terror, just … read more

A RECORD NUMBER OF CANADIANS ATTEND CULTURE DAYS

Canadians love Culture Days. Approximately 2 million of us came out to celebrate arts and culture this weekend – when there were over 7,500 free activities in more than 800 Canadian cities and towns. The 5th anniversary of the event … read more