STM

STM fare hike coming in July

Monthly pass prices up slightly

Ashes

Father's ashes stolen

DDO woman issues appeal

Cincinnati zoo

'A senseless tragedy': activists

Rare gorilla's death mourned

 
  • DR. JOE: Oh no! Potatoes linked to hypertension!

    Whenever I see a study that uses the words “linked to,” I know that we will probably have to swallow something with a large grain of salt. In this case we are talking about swallowing potatoes and the possibility that this leads to an elevation of blood pressure. Of course “grain of salt” here would take on real meaning, moving beyond being just an expression since potatoes are usually eaten with salt. Read More
  • CULLEN: Top 10 Best Annual Flowers

    Twenty years ago, 60% of all annual flowers sold in Canada were impatiens. Now they are near 0% (the ‘walleriana’ type). My, how things have changed in the gardening landscape. We have witnessed a huge shift in the flowering plant market, due in part to the downy mildew disease that has wreaked havoc with impatiens, but also due to massive shifts in consumer tastes and demands. Read More
  • DR. JOE: Cupping

    The ancient Chinese, Greeks and Egyptians were into it. Gwyneth Paltrow and Jennifer Aston do it and so does Andy Murray. So “cupping” must work, right? Well, scientists are somewhat finicky when it comes to accepting health claims. We look for more than celebrity testimonials or references to antiquity. We look for scientific plausibility and clinical trials. Read More

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