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Canadian doctors slam Gwyneth Paltrow-endorsed coffee enema

Gwyneth Paltrow's natural lifestyle website Goop, which has been widely criticized for promoting potentially dangerous products based on pseudoscience, is now recommending a do-it-yourself coffee enema to "supercharge your detox." The $135 US Implant-O-Rama is the latest offering being touted on Goop's website featuring health, fitness and beauty products, which the actress has said she plans to make available to Canadians. The idea of using coffee as a colonic to detox the bowel and the body has been around for a long time, but it's been widely debunked and there's no scientific evidence to support it, said Tim Caulfield, a health law expert at the University of Alberta and a vocal critic of the culture of celebrity-based health advice. Gwyneth Paltrow's natural lifestyle website Goop has been widely criticized for promoting potentially dangerous products or services based on pseudoscience, including vaginal steaming. (Thibault Camus/Canadian Press/Associated ..

Hottest tickets in Canada: Five things to do across the country

PuSh International Performing Arts Festival Vancouver's annual PuSh does not come to shove, but it is not against nudging audiences toward groundbreaking performing arts. Festival highlights include a music-dance spectacle from the adventurous Frédérick Gravel (Some Hope for the Bastards), a display of family-friendly puppetry about dementia (It's Dark Outside), a monumental work from the Taiwanese choreographer Lin Lee-Chen (The Eternal Tides) and a screening of 2014's Oscar-winning Birdman accompanied by a live score from jazz drummer Antonio Sanchez. Jan. 16 to Feb. 4, in Vancouver. Silence: Mabel and Alexander Graham Bell Story continues below advertisement From Trina Davies, a new play uniquely tells the love story of Mabel Gardiner Hubbard (who was deaf) and her eventual husband, the telephone inventor Alexander Graham Bell. Written from Mabel's perspective and featuring actors who can hear and some who cannot, the Peter Hinton-directed drama imagines what the..

5 things that make Canada a very different place to work than the US

Jeff Vinnick/Getty Images The United States and Canada are next-door neighbors, but there are some major differences in how the two nations conduct business. Across the board, Canada seems to ditch many of the customs Americans hate about their work culture. For example, laws dictate how many hours employees work and how much vacation time they get every year. Read on for five things that Canadian workers do differently than their American counterparts. View As: One PageSlidesCanadians work less than Americansnet_efekt/FlickrA 2014 Gallup report estimated that the average full-time American worker works 47 hours per week, reaffirming the global stereotype that Americans are addicted to their jobs. That habit hasn't quite crept across the border yet. In Canada, most full-time workers work between 36 and 40 hours a week, the Canadian government reported. They get more breaks during the day, tooShutterstockAmerican office workers have a reputation for being chained to their desks, ..

Racism in Canada: Racist rant against Vancouver woman; Sen. Lynn Beyak ousted for residential...

On the same day that a Canadian senator was being removed from the federal Conservative caucus for defending residential schools, a Vancouver woman posted a video to social media that captures a racist rant directed at her. On Facebook, Anika Vassell uploaded a video on January 5 that she said she shot while she was sitting in her car at Ontario Street and West Broadway on January 4. In the video, a white woman with an accent tells Vassell that she sees that she is black, arrogant, and that she should go back to her home country. "So you are not like the rest of us," the woman tells her, and that "maybe we'll hold the majority". She adds that if there are people like Vassell are "free" then they are "in big danger". In an interview with CTV News, Vassell said that she didn't know the woman. In her Facebook post, she stated that she is from Vancouver and is of Jamaican and South African ancestry. However, the woman did not state which country she is from. Vassell told CTV News..

16 more gurdwaras in Canada, 96 in US ban entry of Indian officials

Written by KAMALDEEP SINGH BRAR | Amritsar | Published: January 9, 2018 10:30 am An announcement in this regard was made on Sunday at New York’s Gurdwara Sikh Cultural Society. (File)Days after 14 gurdwaras in Canada’s Ontario province banned the entry of Indian government representatives, more gurdwara management committees in Canada and the US followed suit and barred Indian officials, RSS and Shiv Sena members from entering gurudwaras under their control. An announcement in this regard was made on Sunday at New York’s Gurudwara Sikh Cultural Society right after a religious congregation organised to observe death anniversary of Satwant Singh and Kehar Singh, who were given death penalty killing former PM Indira Gandhi. Sikh Coordinator East Cost and American Gurdwara Parbhandak Committee representative, Himmat Singh, said, “Total 116 gurdwara management committees had participated in teleconference on Saturday night and 96 of these gurdwaras had..

Canada can't settle for bronze in business, says WIND Mobile founder

Monday January 08, 2018more stories from this episodeRead Story Transcript When Anthony Lacavera founded WIND Mobile, he says he had one main goal in mind: to push down wireless prices for Canadians by bringing more competition to the market. 'I grossly underestimated how strong Bell, Telus and Rogers' grip on the political process and the market really is in this country.'- Anthony Lacavera He sold the company in 2015 for $1.6 billion, but considers that sale something of a failure — he'd been hoping to shake up Canada's telecommunications market at a much deeper level.and he says that his experience taught him that if Canadian businesses and entrepreneurs don't step up their innovation game across all sectors, we won't keep up with an ever changing world marketplace. "I grossly underestimated how strong Bell, Telus and Rogers' grip on the political process and the market really is in this country," Lacavera, co-author of How We Can Win — And Wh..

Environment minister says she's not responsible for 'eat less meat' tweet

Alberta's environment minister said she's not responsible for a controversial tweet advising people to eat less meat. Shannon Phillips tweeted Friday that the message, which was posted on her Twitter account on Tuesday, came from a staff person during a period when Phillips was away from her Twitter account. Phillips said the tweet was regrettable and that she has been assured it won't happen again. The tweet in question suggested anyone who needs a New Year's resolution should consider taking the Green Challenge by Environment Lethbridge, which is an organization based in Phillips' constituency. The tweet said the challenge advises people to "reuse shopping bags, take shorter showers, unplug electronics devices, eliminate vehicle idling and eat less meat." Need a resolution? @EnviroLeth Green Challenge: use reusable shopping bags, take shorter showers, unplug electronics devices, eliminate vehicle idling and eat less meat. The Challenge runs Jan 15-Feb 15. Reg..

BC teen creating app, summer camp to revive First Nations language

VANCOUVER — A 15-year-old high school student in British Columbia is turning to technology to help address a decades-old problem — how to revive an Indigenous language nearly lost to the residential school system. Tessa Erickson of the Nak'azdli Whut'en First Nation is creating an app and organizing a summer camp to help get younger people in her central B.C. community speaking the Nak'azdli dialect of the Dakelh language. "To me, it's a bit of a symbol," she said. "The language is really important to me, personally, because it's a way to connect with my community and really bridge the gap between the generations." Members of her nation were fluent in the dialect about three generations ago, before they were sent to residential schools, Erickson said. The Grade 10 student said she's been told generations since then were afraid to teach the language to their children. "They didn't want the same experiences they went through to happen to their children..

Canada senator kicked out by Conservatives for 'racism'

Canadian senator Lynn Beyak has been removed from the Conservative Party's caucus months after inflammatory remarks about indigenous people. Mrs Beyak has been criticised over the past year for various comments. She posted online letters from supporters who called indigenous people lazy. Conservative Party leader Andrew Scheer said "racism will not be tolerated". In Canada, senators keep their jobs until they turn 75 and so she will retain voting privileges in Parliament. Last March she defended Canada's residential school system, church-run and government-funded boarding schools where indigenous children were often physically and sexually abused. She said reports on the abuse only focused on the bad and ignored "the good" aspects of the "well-intentioned" institutions. Her comments immediately provoked an outcry from indigenous leaders and other Canadians, and many called on her to resign. In response, she published "letters of support" on her official Senate website from ..

Canada and China relations

Canada’s relations with China have long been a curious mix of enthusiasm and wariness. Geography and culture were obvious barriers to the creation of close and intimate relations between the two countries. To these were added politics when China adopted a Communist form of government while Canada remained resolutely wed to western capitalism. And yet despite these obstacles, Canada and China have pursued foreign policies that included each other in their calculations of national interest, and this to the advantage of both. The first substantial contacts between Canadians and Chinese occurred more than 100 years ago. At that time, the Catholic Church and a variety of Protestant churches came to see China as fertile ground for Christian missionary activity. Hundreds of Canadian missionaries went to China and established themselves there. For the most part they chose to inhabit fairly poor and remote towns and villages. There they not only preached the gospel but also built and staffed sc..

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