Juul Opens 1st Retail Store In North America With Toronto Location

VOGUELIFEBLOGS | July 31, 2019

TORONTO — E-cigarette maker Juul is opening its first retail store in Canada amid mounting concern about the brand’s role in the rise of teen vaping. The Juul store in Toronto’s west-end, which opened to customers Monday, marks the California-based…..

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$20K For 1 Son, $0 For His Brother: Ontario Mom Says PC Autism Plan Makes No Sense

VOGUELIFEBLOGS | July 31, 2019

“Madness.” That’s how Lindsay Cote describes trying to navigate Ontario’s system for children with autism.  She received a $20,000 cheque from the government about three weeks ago to spend on treatment for her five-year-old son, Jack.  He and his younger…..

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U.S. Leaves New NAFTA In Limbo, Likely Until After Canada's Election

VOGUELIFEBLOGS | July 30, 2019

OTTAWA — The U.S. House of Representatives began its summer break today leaving the ratification of the new North American trade deal hanging, rekindling angst that a frustrated President Donald Trump will blow up the existing pact. Trade experts in…..

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Grassy Narrows Chief Rudy Turtle To Run For Federal New Democrats

VOGUELIFEBLOGS | July 30, 2019

OTTAWA — With a federal election campaign just weeks away, NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh scored a blow against Justin Trudeau’s Indigenous bona fides Monday as he introduced a prominent First Nation chief as one of his party’s candidates in northern…..

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'Notes From Mom' At Halifax Pride Parade Make For Emotional Encounters

VOGUELIFEBLOGS | July 29, 2019

A veteran brought many to tears as she gave out free hugs and handed out “notes from mom” at Halifax’s Pride Parade July 20. Kristy Fournier, a mother of two, who is studying child and youth care work after a…..

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Only 1 Woman Applied To Fill Empty Supreme Court Seat, Panel Chair Kim Campbell Says

VOGUELIFEBLOGS | July 29, 2019

OTTAWA — More women, Indigenous and minority judges could find themselves on the Supreme Court if the government took a longer view of filling spots instead of scrambling to fill vacancies, says former prime minister Kim Campbell. Campbell headed the…..

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B.C. Murder Suspect Bryer Schmegelsky's Dad Releasing Book About Troubled Life

VOGUELIFEBLOGS | July 29, 2019

VANCOUVER — The father of a British Columbia murder suspect has written a book that sheds new light on his mental health, explains harassment convictions involving his ex-wife and provides greater insight into the possible impacts the events had on…..

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Alberta RCMP Sorry For Handling Of Indigenous Woman Amber Tuccaro's Death

VOGUELIFEBLOGS | July 29, 2019

EDMONTON — The commanding officer of the RCMP in Alberta has apologized to the family of an Indigenous woman who disappeared nine years ago and whose killer has never been found. “Our Leduc detachment’s initial missing persons investigation was not…..

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Health Canada Recalls Fusion Solar-Powered Tiki Torches Over Fire Risk

VOGUELIFEBLOGS | July 29, 2019

OTTAWA — Health Canada has announced a recall on Fusion brand solar-powered tiki torches because of the risk of fire. The department says the batteries can overheat, causing the light fixture’s housing to melt and posing a risk of fire……

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U.S. Legislation Could Make Drug Shortages Worse In Canada, Groups Warn

VOGUELIFEBLOGS | July 29, 2019

TORONTO — Concern over U.S. legislation that allows Americans to import cheaper medicines from Canada has prompted more than a dozen organizations to urge the federal government to safeguard the Canadian drug supply. In a letter this week, the 15…..

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