How grocery gift cards could transform holiday giving
One foundation in Calgary has shifted from giving food to providing the ability to shop for it. Early signs suggest it serves families better. The post How grocery gift cards could transform holiday giving appeared first on Macleans.ca.
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Former Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi receives four years in prison
The sentencing was the first in a series of cases in which the 76-year-old Aung San Suu Kyi is being prosecuted since the army seized power on Feb. 1.
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Increase in lumber prices lifts Interfor, but National Bank falls despite major gains in total revenues and profits. Here are the past week’s winners and losers
Stock surges and setbacks for the week ending Dec. 3, 2021
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Families should not have to choose between COVID-19 and flu vaccinations for children
Enforcing rigid rules around vaccination timing has potentially harmful consequences, write Andrea Chittle, Holly Witteman and Sabina Vohra-Miller.
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With the new Omicron variant, should you wait to get your booster shot?
While questions remain about the effectiveness of current vaccines in protecting against the new Omicron COVID-19 variant, experts insist that anyone who is eligible should still get their booster shot.
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5 things to know for Monday, December 6, 2021
The Liberals are set to introduce new legislation on drug offences, Myanmar's ousted leader is sentenced, and stranded travellers have a short window to return to Canada. Here's what you need to know today.
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Liberals to introduce bill repealing mandatory minimums for drug offences
A previous bill the Liberals tabled in February failed to gain parliamentary approval before Prime Minister Justin Trudeau kickstarted an election campaign in August.
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Man, woman in critical condition after shooting in Brampton plaza
Emergency services were called to the scene of a shooting at a plaza in the area of Central Park Drive and Graham Crescent just before 5 p.m.
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No evidence Liberals knew appeal over residential school payments was dropped: Miller
Marc Miller says there's no evidence the Liberal cabinet was told of a 2015 decision to drop a court case that freed the Catholic Church from compensating survivors.
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Tributes planned for victims of Ecole Polytechnique shooting on 32nd anniversary
Monday marks the 32nd anniversary of what's widely believed to be Canada's largest mass shooting specifically targeting women.
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Christmas Fund: Monique can't remember what life was like before she got sick
Monique wants to use cannabis instead of morphine to deal with her pain and insomnia, but it's not covered by RAMQ.
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Today’s coronavirus news: Scientist behind U.K. vaccine says next pandemic may be worse; Unvaccinated Italians face new restrictions as holidays near
Meanwhile, China has embarked on an ambitious campaign that it says will give the country better protection against COVID-19: full inoculation of 160 million of its youngest citizens by the end of the year.
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Montreal weather: 'Confusion and delay throughout the city' … and that was 1950
Today, Montreal's snowfall warning is followed by a freezing rain warning as temperatures climb.
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History Through Our Eyes: Dec. 6, 1990, Polytechnique anniversary
On the first anniversary of the Polytechnique shootings, several events were held in memory of the 14 young women killed.
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Hanes: Dec. 6 remains a painful anniversary
We may not have known the 14 women killed at École Polytechnique ourselves, but somehow the coldblooded hatred of the man who shot them 32 years ago feels personal.
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Delean: Breaking down eligibility for Quebec's cost-of-living cheque
Also: Claiming losses on worthless stock and is it OK to move to the U.S. without telling your bank?
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We need a strategy to avert vaccine inequity in racialized children
Unless we take decisive action, the current disparities in COVID rates and impacts for racialized groups will also be seen in childhood immunization.
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‘The mission is done’: With the two Michaels released, Canada’s ambassador to China is ready to move on
Dominic Barton is leaving the diplomatic post just three months after securing the release of two Canadians from Chinese prisons, the Star has learned.
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Carl Newman ponders the New Pornographers’ success 21 years after that first ‘really big’ album
Looking back at “Mass Romantic” and “Twin Cinema,” which the band performs back to back in Toronto Dec. 6 and 7, has put it all into perspective.
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A new Peanuts special and a new ‘Real World’-like reality show: Here’s what’s streaming on Netflix and more for Canadians
The “Succession” finale on Crave on Dec. 12 is top pick of the week.
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Thinking of popping the question? Prepare for the expense of the engagement ring
When buying an engagement ring, forget the outdated rules you’ve heard and purchase one that suits your life and budget, Lesley-Anne Scorgie writes
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Heather Mallick: This story couldn’t be more boring
The proposed names for our massive new subway boring machines prove we have no humour, no verve. Scarborough bore, I name thee “Shake and Drake.”
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Canada’s GDP says nothing about our well-being — it often benefits from social ills and environmental crises
Today’s economy is growing not in spite of some of the greatest challenges our society faces, but because of them.
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Gender-based violence claimed 58 lives in Ontario this year. It’s an indictment of our collective failure to keep women and girls safe
On Dec. 6, we mourn the woman lost to violence this year, while also remembering the 14 women murdered at École Polytechnique 32 years ago.
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How can I minimize the taxes I have to pay for 2021?
Selling underperforming stocks or making a charitable donation are two good ways to reduce your tax hit.
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Why did the city leave the Bloor Viaduct sidewalk coated by icy snow — four days after significant snowfall?
The city says not enough snow fell to mobilize sidewalk plows. Tell that to people who hike across the viaduct.
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Why helping your kids with a down payment is trickier than you think
If you’re handing your adult child money for a first home, experts say informality could haunt you all later.
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Have your say: Would you like to see Toronto expropriate vacant housing from corporate landlords to create more affordable housing?
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Forget the Sudokus — socializing could be the answer to keeping brains healthy as we age
It’s starting to look like popping by a neighbour’s house and going for a walk might be more helpful than any of the popular strategies people use to fortify their grey matter.
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In a small Ontario town caught in COVID’s rural-urban divide, ‘people don’t even talk to each other’
Unlike the first waves, the trouble is increasingly found in wide-open spaces, as more rural communities see high case counts. The Star visited Dunville in southwestern Ontario.
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Berlin voted to seize homes from corporate landowners. Should Toronto do the same to make cheaper housing?
A referendum in the German city is fuelling an ongoing debate in Toronto about expropriating property for affordable housing.
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Justin Bieber performs at Saudi Arabian F1 race after boycott calls
Pop star Justin Bieber performed to a packed crowd in the Red Sea city of Jiddah in Saudi Arabia, singing some of his most popular hits. The Sunday night concert took place even as human rights campaigners and activists called on Bieber to cancel his performance to protest the kingdom's arrests and crackdown of critics.
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House of Commons set to get bill from Liberals changing drug, criminal laws
The federal Liberals are expected to introduce a bill in the House of Commons today that would revive a legislative push to repeal mandatory minimum penalties for drug offences.
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