Ontario doctors set to turn over a new leaf with program that lets them prescribe ‘nature’ to ailing patients


A walk in the park. A stroll on the beach. A breath of fresh air. These could soon be some of the treatments the doctor orders to cure what ails you.
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Our year of pandemic life in Washington, D.C, included a lot of gloating from Canadians — for a while
The Keenans have seen a lot of things in the last 12 months — including huge protests and retreats to MAGA country — but the inside of a school isn’t one of them, writes Rebecca Cuneo Keenan.
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‘Totally psyched’: Halifax Seaport Farmers’ Market moving to new venue next weekend
The historic market is moving its indoor winter location along the harbourfront to Pavilion 22, where it will also shift to a weekend-only market.
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Montreal weather: Bright and brrrr
We will have plenty of sunshine, but dress warm for the unseasonable temperatures.
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Fitness: Researchers tackle the transmission of COVID-19 in team sports
The resumption of activity in a limited and controlled manner has offered a unique opportunity to evaluate how sports contribute to the spread of the coronavirus between teammates.
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What the Liberals got right — and wrong — in long overdue reforms to assisted dying
The reforms Trudeau’s government are proposing now are important, long overdue and disappointingly modest. The failure to go further and address the expectations of Canadians when it comes to medical assistance in dying is more than unfortunate, however — it represents cowardice.
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Comments like Doug Ford’s ‘nails on a chalk board’ form political rhetoric meant to silence women
One hundred years since Agnes Campbell MacPhail became the first women elected to the House of Commons, only 30 per cent of the seats in the federal government are held by women. This International Women’s Day, let’s start dismantling foundational, sexist barriers that keep women from seeking political office.
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Four thousand Canadians are lost to suicide every year. A universal prevention line could save some of them
Right now, crisis lines, distress centres and text help services are not unified under one umbrella. When you are drowning in suicidal ideation, you need support at your fingertips. If you were in crisis today, would you know where to turn?
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Keep foreign money from undermining Canada’s electoral democracy
There is mounting evidence that foreign money is being laundered into Canadian politics, and it is very tough to track or trace. We need serious criminal penalties for accepting illegal money or services in kind, along with an obligation for every party and candidate to demonstrate the true provenance of every donated dollar.
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Kim Echlin’s “Speak Silence” a difficult, necessary novel about the rape of Bosnian women as a war crime
‘People read stories, but they also feel them, and understand them in ways that lead to more direct understandings than facts usually do.’
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Is Viet Than Nguyen’s new book ‘The Committed’ a novel of ideas or a high-octane thriller?
Nguyen’s latest picks up where his Pulitzer Prize-winning “The Sympathizer” left off
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GTA West highway is dying a slow death. Ford government should put it out of its misery
The GTA West highway would accelerate sprawl and pave over the Greenbelt. It should be stopped.
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New Brunswick moves to yellow phase of COVID-19 recovery
Business owners in Saint John say they're ready for the province's move to a new-look yellow phase of COVID-19 recovery, which is expected on March 7.
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Why did Captain John’s floating restaurant sink in the Toronto waterfront in 1981? Take our quiz
Quizmaster Jamie Bradburn serves up tasty local trivia. Ready to dig in?
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‘I’d never lived with an animal bigger than my pinkie’: How fostering a two-year-old husky pulled me out of my pandemic slump
Nicole Richie had always wanted a dog. Then last year, she met Arizona, a 60-pound husky a big personality and an even bigger heart.
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Sylvia Murphy loved glamour, lipstick and pearls. But it was her love of her family that made her a true star
Sylvia Murphy left school at 16 to help pay the bills. By late 1950s, 25 per cent of Canada was glued to the black-and-white glow of Sylvia fronting an orchestra on TV.
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Why are we inflating our weather forecasts? The scam that is ‘wind chill’
We’re blowing it: Why does every winter day have to be described as colder than it really is?
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What’s your favourite Toronto neighbourhood? Here’s what Star readers said
Deborah Gilchrist makes the case for a hidden oasis in Rexdale and Forest Hill gets John Andersen’s vote.
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Blue Jays superfan and autism advocate Matt Harvey hits a home run with pure positivity
“Matt is one of the kindest, sweetest, most passionate Blue Jays fans in the world,” says April Whitzman, former Toronto Blue Jays digital marketing manager and one Harvey’s first Twitter followers.
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R&B queen Ehboni crowns her go-to Toronto tracks
Toronto music star Ehboni — who just dropped a new EP — shares her favourite songs by local musicians, including Saya, K. Forest and IDMAN.
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An Ontario man chose a medically assisted death at home. In a world first, he was able to donate his lungs
Mike Neill, a former Peel police officer, wanted to save a life as he ended his own, outside of hospital. Toronto health-care leaders pushed the boundaries to make the delicate operation happen.
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Former MP Celina Caesar-Chevannes is ready to write her own chapter
In celebration of International Women’s Day, Celina Caesar-Chevannes opens up about her own experience and shares her must-reads by Black women leaders in Toronto.
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Meet Emma Biggs, Toronto’s 15-year-old tomato savant
Emma Biggs’s love of planting began in the backyard with her dad. Now the teen is an author, lecturer and tomato expert. (Just don’t try to convince her younger brother to eat a tomato...)
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Scarborough’s Fatima Garsi on opening North America’s first gym for Muslim women
Fitness coach Fatima Garsi opened Sister Fit after five years of training Muslim women in temporary spaces. “Being around other women who have the same needs is so freeing!” Garsi says.
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At 12, Sarah Goethals got a new heart. More than a decade later, she needed another one
The heartwarming story behind these archival Toronto Star photographs.
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A Holocaust survivor received the COVID-19 vaccine from a very special doctor: her granddaughter
“She gave my dad life and then he gave me life and now I’m helping her to survive,” Dr. Jordana Sacks says of her bubbe, Francis. “That’s not lost on me.”
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Ok Re Lee opened Korean Village 43 years ago and helped transform the city. Now, her beloved son is committed to carrying on her legacy
Ok Re Lee arrived in Toronto in 1978 with her husband and son, Jason, with meagre savings and no entrepreneurial experience. By the time she died last fall, she had given the city a legendary restaurant and helped shape the Koreatown neighbourhood.
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Edmonton Oilers score late to win latest Battle of Alberta
The Oilers improve to 15-11 on the season.
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“This is who I am.” Curling legend Wayne Middaugh returns to the Brier after devastating injury
Five years after a serious ski crash seemingly ended his playing career, Wayne Middaugh is back and making an impact in the Calgary curling bubble.
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Myanmar coup’s escalating violence raises pressure for more sanctions
The U.N. special envoy on Friday urged the Security Council to act to quell junta violence that this week killed about 50 demonstrators and injured scores more.
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In the Habs' Room: Anderson wastes no time capitalizing on return to lineup
He also was on a new line with Toffoli and Kotkaniemi and they had immediate success as Anderson and Toffoli each scored a goal.
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