PARIS - The coronavirus pandemic has instilled extra unpredictability into the already fickle Paris Fashion Week. After first cancelling the July shows for menswear and Haute Couture, the French fashion federation has now organized an unprecedented schedule of digital-only events instead.
Over the last 40 plus years, fat became, and has remained a controversial food. Back in the 1980s we were told by the government that saturated fat caused heart disease and to avoid it at all costs.
TORONTO - As several Canadian jurisdictions move to make masks mandatory in some public settings, experts and advocates say these orders will only work if they're backed up by efforts to provide access and education to vulnerable populations.
In the new season of the documentary/reality TV show "Queen of the Oil Patch," two-spirit Indigenous entrepreneur Massey Whiteknife embarks on an introspective, healing journey.
MONTREAL - This year's edition of the Montreal International Jazz Festival may have given music fans a glimpse into how they'll be attending performances for the next little while.
THE VILLAGES, Fla. - There has always been a low-boil tension in The Villages retirement community between the Republican majority and the much smaller cohort of Democrats, but a veneer of good manners in “Florida's Friendliest Hometown" mostly prevailed on golf courses and at bridge tables.
NEW YORK - Kim Kardashian West is selling a stake in her beauty brand for $200 million, in a deal that values the TV reality star's three-year-old business at $1 billion.
NASHVILLE - When country singer Rissi Palmer was working on her debut album, she wanted a song like Gretchen Wilson’s “Redneck Woman,” a song that would introduce her and tell her story to fans.
John Axford loses track when trying to recall the number of people he would come into contact with in a typical day as a Major League Baseball player.
TORONTO - A new study finds the proportion of Canadian COVID-19 deaths that have occurred in long-term care facilities is about twice the average of rates from other developed nations.
New York, Connecticut and New Jersey asked Wednesday for travellers from states with high coronavirus infection rates to go into quarantine for 14 days in a bid to preserve hard-fought gains as caseloads rise elsewhere in the country.
VANCOUVER - Kate and Brian Chong couldn't have known they would become parents during a pandemic, but they were more prepared than most for a difficult pregnancy.
Black parents have always dealt with the added burden of talking to their children about racism but some are now struggling with whether to broach the topic sooner, says the founder of a parenting group.
Nourishing provisions have always been at the heart of Joy Road Catering. The long-time Penticton-based business drove home the concept of local, regional and sustainable food more than 14 years ago, and remains a stalwart supporter of our area farmers and makers.
Montrealer Jacob McPhee was finally back at the gym on Monday, eager to start gaining back the 20 pounds of weight he had lost over the previous three months.
TORONTO - The race-based failings of many of the companies seeking help from diversity and inclusion expert Hamlin Grange are not new.
VANCOUVER - Nikki Alexis and Roni Jones originally imagined their September wedding would include 100 people, including friends and family, and a large celebration.
A document from a Toronto hospital that provides guidance for reopening Ontario schools in September garnered criticism from some epidemiologists, while other experts say it offers a useful starting point in the conversation.
ROCHESTER, N.Y. - The World Video Game Hall of Fame inducted Bejeweled, Centipede, King’s Quest and Minecraft in a virtual ceremony Thursday that recognized their influence on the industry and the gamers who have spent tens of billions of hours playing them.
CALGARY - A University of Calgary researcher says key cards, lanyards with sensors and wrist devices similar to Fitbits could help make schools and workplaces safer as people adjust to living with the novel coronavirus.
What is a friend? We seem to analyze the hell out of that word when dealing with our own lives, but throw out everything we have learned and generalize what the word means when dealing with dogs.
NEW YORK - A picture book edition of Ibram X. Kendi's “Antiracist Baby,” one of the country's top-selling books since the death last month of George Floyd, is coming out July 14.
TORONTO - When Becca Orban eyeballed her grandmother's second-floor hospital window, she figured it was within reach.
VANCOUVER - Childhood asthma rates have fallen because fewer unnecessary antibiotics are being prescribed to babies within the first year of life, a study by British Columbia researchers says.
When Hal Johnson decided he'd share his story of how the "Body Break" segment was started to combat racism, he kept the preparation to a minimum.
TORONTO - Medical experts from Toronto's SickKids Hospital say children in Ontario should be able to return to school in September, even though the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19 likely won't be eradicated by then.
Television personality Hal Johnson, who co-hosted the Canadian health and fitness segment "Body Break," said the long-running series was started to combat racism.
TORONTO - When someone broke into her car earlier this month, Meenakshi Mannoe knew the potential consequences of calling police.
Before the COVID-19 pandemic, health-care organizations and practitioners were making tentative steps toward the adoption of digital tools to increase access and timeliness of health- service delivery.
TORONTO - Lexi McKenna's work day now includes breaks to help her mother-in-law plant vegetables, which wasn't possible when she was running her wedding business at breakneck speed out of her Toronto studio.
TORONTO - Out of work and far from family, Cora Matheson hit a low point sheltering in place in Toronto. She began debating a summer getaway to her hometown of Kenora, Ont., as she's done many summers before.
Editor’s note: This is the third in a six-part series introducing the pieces in the Penticton public sculpture program for 2020-21. Articles are being supplied by Robin Robertson, who helps run the program under contract to the City of Penticton.
ANAHEIM, Calif. - Disney is proposing to reopen its Southern California theme parks in mid-July after a four-month closure due to the coronavirus, the company said on Wednesday.
EDITOR'S NOTE: Table service at restaurants in B.C. is up and running again. To give a better idea of what's now involved in dining out, we interviewed one operator. The challenges and rewards are very similar at all locations.
OTTAWA - The Canadian Paediatric Society is calling on education ministries to allow safe, in-person graduations for students to help give them closure and support after a challenging end to the school year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
TORONTO - Darren Thornton is in the process of researching new names to rebrand CrossFit Defy, the gym he co-owns with his wife Michelle in Toronto's Leaside neighbourhood.
NEW YORK - Stressed out while working at a bank in New Zealand, Junelle Kunin began searching for music paired with teachings from the Dalai Lama to calm herself down and allow herself to focus.