NEW YORK - Hasbro created confusion on Thursday when it removed the gender from its Mr. Potato Head brand, but not from the actual toy.
A dairy producers' lobbying group is asking farmers to consider alternatives to palm supplements in livestock feed pending the results of an investigation launched in response to consumers' concerns about perceived changes to the consistency of butter.
CAMEROON, Cameroon - Russian supermodel and philanthropist Natalia Vodianova became a United Nations goodwill ambassador on Wednesday, pledging to promote the sexual and reproductive rights of women and girls and tackle stigmas surrounding their bodies.
WASHINGTON - Jill Biden offers comforting advice to Kelly Clarkson, telling the singer and talk-show host as she goes through a divorce that things happen for the best and that life will eventually “look better.”
LOS ANGELES - On a TV show Betty White hosted 50 years ago, the perpetual charmer flirts with James Brolin, teases Della Reese and trades quips with Carol Burnett.
MILAN - A digital runway show by five Italian fashion designers of African origin opens Milan Fashion Week on Wednesday, one tangible result of a campaign launched last summer by the only Black Italian designer belonging to the Milan fashion chamber.
Boeing has recommended that airlines ground all 777s with the type of engine that blew apart after takeoff from Denver this past weekend, and most carriers that fly those planes said they would temporarily pull them from service.
Hair salons that have been allowed to reopen in parts of Ontario are scrambling to slot in appointments for a backlog of clients looking to clean up their lockdown locks.
Canada's airline fleets are not affected by Boeing's recommendation to ground its 777 aircraft after a dramatic incident during a U.S. flight over the weekend, as the type of engine involved is not in use by Canadian carriers.
VANCOUVER - The head of the Canadian Medical Association is urging the federal government to boost access to family doctors for COVID-19 'long-haulers' enduring ongoing illness and requiring referrals to multiple specialists.
TORONTO - A new study based on a decade's worth of Ontario health data found more people are facing severe disease, and at a younger age.
VANCOUVER - As people around the world remain isolated in their homes, avoiding close contact with others and meticulously sanitizing their hands and surfaces, scientists warn there may be unintended consequences of these necessary pandemic protocols.
NEW YORK - Holograms and Twitter rants, roving gospel gatherings and billion-dollar business ventures. If there's one word that defines the lives of Kanye West and Kim Kardashian West, it's BIG.
VANCOUVER - Scientists say it’s normal for viruses to acquire small changes or mutations in their genetic alphabet as they reproduce.
VANCOUVER - A national agency leading a network of labs hunting for variants of COVID-19 is aiming to double its efforts across Canada as part of a global surveillance initiative to keep up with new strains that may become more prevalent.
TORONTO - Health Canada has approved two more rapid tests that can indicate the prevalence of COVID-19 immunity, devices experts say should be used judiciously but can help ensure the success of vaccines.
VANCOUVER - It's been a little more than a year since scientists and biotech companies around the world pivoted to understanding, treating and preventing COVID-19. Here are five projects to watch led by experts in Canada:
VANCOUVER - Canada is home to significant scientific expertise and research tackling COVID-19,though one expert says long-standing hurdles make it difficult for the country to punch above its weight in the global fight against the virus.
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. - A spot on the Atlantic City Boardwalk where movie stars, athletes and rock stars used to party — and a future president honed his instincts for bravado and hype — was reduced to a dusty pile of rubble on Wednesday.
ASHFORD, Conn. - Investigators said Tuesday they don't believe arson was responsible for last week's fire that destroyed a large section of Paul Newman's Hole in the Wall Gang Camp for seriously ill children.
Fresh air, blazing speed and spacious alpine terrain makes skiing and snowboarding low-risk activities for COVID-19 transmission, infectious disease doctors say.
TORONTO - The World Health Organization has granted an emergency authorization to AstraZeneca's coronavirus vaccine, a move that should allow the U.N. agency's partners to ship millions of doses to countries as part of a U.N.-backed program to tame the pandemic.
As concerns about internationally identified COVID-19 variants hit closer to home, public health authorities are asking — and increasingly, ordering — people to isolate safely, away from others in their household.
BEIJING - Chinese state TV included dancers in blackface portraying Africans in a holiday gala for the second time in three years, prompting criticism online, as Asia welcomed the Year of the Ox with muted festivities amid travel curbs to contain renewed coronavirus outbreaks.
LOS ANGELES - Ludacris can rap, write songs, and act. He just can’t cook, and no, opening cans and slapping together bologna or grilled cheese sandwiches doesn’t count.
TORONTO - Just two weeks before he was assassinated by the FBI in 1969, Chicago Black Panther Party leader Fred Hampton gave a rousing speech at the University of Regina, addressing topics including the oppression of African Americans in the United States and the treatment of Indigenous peop…
TORONTO - Ontario residents looking to buy Valentine's Day flowers for their sweethearts may have to branch out from the classic rose bouquet, or consider celebrating on another day, as the COVID-19 pandemic affects floral supply chains, some in the industry say.
TORONTO - Alongside the headline-grabbing race for a COVID-19 vaccine, the hunt for effective treatments has unfolded with its own share of flameouts and triumphs.
TORONTO - More than a year after COVID-19 emerged, few therapies exist and many that do are expensive, cumbersome and unproven, say experts who suggest disjointed data, funding and communication are derailing efforts to tamp down disease.
NEW YORK - Joe Allen, whose Times Square-adjacent bistro which bears his name has been a decadeslong draw for theatre folk and where a post-show drink is part of the Broadway experience, has died. He was 87.
TORONTO - At age 70, retired nurse Donna Lessard can expect to be towards the front of the line for a COVID-19 vaccine when supply and distribution expands in coming months.
Photos last week of fans sitting shoulder-to-shoulder watching warm-up tennis matches ahead of the Australian Open brought back nostalgia for some, and anxiety for others.
Marc Horton's annual Super Bowl parties are usually epic, day-long events, garnering so much attention, the host says, that he had to create a waitlist for those eager to enjoy the festivities in the future.
MISSISSAUGA, Ont. - A World Vision report warns Canadians could be contributing to child labour with every grocery trip.
NEW YORK - Whether it's kimchi, beets or broccoli, the pandemic has had a strange impact on food cravings that goes beyond the joy of comfort eating.
PORTLAND, Maine - The thrill of hurtling along a remote trail, coupled with Americans’ ongoing desire to get outside during the pandemic, is creating the biggest boom in more than two decades for the snowmobiling industry.
EDMONTON - Jen Burke lost her full-time job as a clothing store manager because of COVID-19, but says the pandemic has been the most peaceful time in her life.
TORONTO - Special syringes that help generate extra doses of COVID-19 vaccines may be in demand right now, but one expert says the country shouldn't treat it as the only solution to getting Canadians inoculated as quickly as possible.
About those wooly mittens that U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders wore to the presidential inauguration, sparking endless quirky memes across social media? They've helped to raise $1.8 million in the last five days for charitable organizations in Sanders' home state of Vermont, the independent senator…
CALGARY - A paralyzed Alberta doctor has gone from performing surgery to being a test subject in a research study that could help those suffering from spinal cord injuries.
A prospective COVID-19 vaccine touted as a made-in-Canada response has begun human clinical trials in Toronto, and the company says it's already preparing a followup that will target more infectious variants.
Arizona State women's basketball was led by junior guard Taya Hanson — of Kelowna, B.C. — after her career-performance in a 56-63 win over California on Friday, Jan. 1. Hanson tied an ASU program record with seven made threes, finishing with 21 points on 7-of-10 shooting from beyond-the-arc …
A little folk song, inspired by a Celtic love song- I hope you love it! Filmed by Deanna Stull at the Telemark Nordic Club in West Kelowna, edited by yours truly! Sophie Xo