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Canada’s smoking rate falls slightly, down to 17.7 per cent in 2015: StatsCan

TORONTO — The number of Canadians who smoke tobacco appears to be dropping, a national survey suggests. The Canadian Community Health Survey, released Wednesday, found 17.7 per cent of Canadians aged 12 and older — or roughly 5.3 million people — smoked either daily or occasionally in 2015, down slightly from 18.1 per cent a …

Cauliflower, onion and chickpeas make a tasty side dish

The produce aisle is a healthy budget cook’s best place to start a supermarket shopping trip. By loading up the cart with bulky, nutrient-filled produce, you’ll visually make the cart smaller, and you’ll spend be less likely to fill up the cart with (less healthy) impulse buys from the more processed middle aisles. Plus, if …

Canada’s smoking rate falls slightly, down to 17.7 per cent in 2015: StatsCan

TORONTO –The number of Canadians who smoke tobacco appears to be dropping, a national survey suggests. The Canadian Community Health Survey, released Wednesday, found 17.7 per cent of Canadians aged 12 and older – or roughly 5.3 million people – smoked either daily or occasionally in 2015, down slightly from 18.1 per cent a year …

Google’s YouTube losing major advertisers upset with videos

SAN FRANCISCO –AT&T, Verizon and several other major advertisers are suspending their marketing campaigns on Google’s YouTube site after discovering their brands have been appearing alongside videos promoting terrorism and other unsavoury subjects. The spreading boycott confronts Google with a challenge that threatens to cost it hundreds of millions of dollars. YouTube’s popularity stems from …

LIMA 2017 to provide PN with view on modern naval technologies

MANILA–The ongoing Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace (LIMA) will provide the Philippine Navy (PN) an opportunity to see first hand modern naval technologies. This was stressed by PN flag-officer-in-command Vice Admiral Ronald Joseph Mercado who was present in the opening ceremonies of LIMA 2017 held Tuesday (March 21). “(This is) an opportunity for us to …

For juveniles sentenced to Shakespeare, the world’s a stage

PITTSFIELD, Mass. –Some juvenile offenders in Massachusetts are offered a choice straight out of “Hamlet”: to act or not to act. Shakespeare & Company, a theatre company in Lenox, works with the courts to get youngsters who run afoul of the law sentenced to perform works of Shakespeare on stage as an alternative to community …

Target celebrates stretch marks in new swimwear campaign

NEW YORK –Target is celebrating the stretch mark as a thing of beauty. The chain has launched a swimwear campaign on social media that features four models in unretouched images as it promotes a focus on inclusivity. Social media star Megan Batoon, pro skateboarder Lizzie Armanto, model and body activist Denise Bidot and TV host …

Woman attempts to bring end to pig chasing events at county fairs on Island

DUNDAS, P.E.I.  –The annual “pig scramble” at a rural fair in Prince Edward Island amounts to animal cruelty, says a New Brunswick woman who is behind a campaign to stop the event. The contest features small children chasing four squealing swine as they scramble around an enclosed pen. “I know a lot of people think …

Sandwich wars: Freshii makes pitch to lure franchisees away from Subway

TORONTO –Freshii has made an ostentatious bid to lure franchisees away from rival Subway as it looks to more than triple its footprint over the next two years. Matthew Corrin, founder and CEO of the Toronto-based restaurant chain, released an open letter Tuesday to Subway franchisees with a “sincere proposal” to convert some of their …

Target revamps stores for those in a rush, those who ramble

NEW YORK –In a move to bring shoppers back to its stores, Target is embarking on an ambitious redesign aimed at helping people who need to dash in for milk to get out quickly while encouraging those who want to wander the aisles to linger. The new layout was unveiled by CEO Brian Cornell in …

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