Tag Archives: Toronto

The burgeoning field of 'family economics' reveals hidden household strife: Don Pittis

If you are one of the majority of Canadians celebrating Family Day today, maybe you thought the day’s plans were based on an amicable consensus with each member having an equal voice. That’s not how the proponents of a growing branch of study called “family economics” see it.  Instead, harmonious decision disguised a battle. Rather than being the bosom of warmth and joy illustrated ...

Read More »

B.C. man gets 'once-in-a-lifetime' job managing world's largest telescope in Chile

An astrophysicist from the South Okanagan is about to embark on a “once-in-a-lifetime” opportunity managing the world’s largest telescope in Chile. Sean Dougherty runs the Dominion Radio Astrophysical Observatory in Kaleden, B.C., but on Monday will leave for Chile to become the director of the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) Observatory. ALMA is a state-of-the-art telescope located in the Atacama Desert in ...

Read More »

Ross Rebagliati's 'wild ride' from Olympic podium to pot merchant

“It has been a wild ride.” Ross Rebagliati could have been describing his athletic adventure 20 years ago in Nagano. His gold medal win in the first-ever Olympic snowboarding event came as such a surprise, even well-briefed sports broadcasters had no idea how to pronounce his name. Rebagliati wins the first-ever Olympic Men’s Giant Slalom snowboarding competition in Japan in ...

Read More »

Russia, U.S. tight-lipped about deadly Syria episode involving their forces

The United States is still unsure who directed a Feb. 7 attack on U.S. and U.S.-backed forces in Syria, Defence Secretary Jim Mattis said on Saturday, even as he acknowledged accounts that Russian civilian contractors were involved. Reuters has reported that about 300 men working for a Kremlin-linked Russian private military firm were either killed or injured in Syria in ...

Read More »

Vancouver artist's cartoon of Florida school shooting resonates

A Vancouver illustrator said she’s overwhelmed by the social media response to her cartoon depicting a victim of the recent school shooting in Florida. Pia Guerra’s “Hero’s Welcome” shows a young girl leading the school’s football coach Aaron Feis by the hand to meet a crowd of other people killed in school shootings. Feis was one of 17 victims who ...

Read More »

Trudeau's India mission mixes global business with local politics

Former B.C. Premier Ujjal Dosanjh believes one thing has remained constant since his time in office as the first Indian-Canadian to govern a province. “Trade still doesn’t amount to much,” he said. “Since the time I was premier, prime ministers and premiers have been going over and yet trade just hasn’t grown as much as it could.” Two-way trade between Canada and India amounts to ...

Read More »