Articles written by: Nicholas Russell

Progressive Conservative Andrea Khanjin wins in Barrie-Innisfil

CTV News has declared Progressive Conservative candidate Andrea Khanjin the winner in Barrie-Innisfil. Khanjin defeated Liberal incumbent Ann Hoggarth, NDP candidate Pekka Reinio and Green Party candidate Bonnie North. Canadians’ Choice Party candidate Jake Tucker, Libertarian Brett Dorion and Trillium Party candidate Stacey Surkova were also in the running. Khanjin is a political newcomer, but has worked behind the scenes […]

Progressive Conservative Doug Downey wins in Barrie-Springwater-Oro-Medonte

CTV News has declared Progressive Conservative Doug Downey the winner of Barrie-Springwater-Oro-Medonte.  Downey defeated NDP candidate Dan Janssen, Liberal Jeff Kerk and Green Party candidate Keenan Aylwin. Independent Ram Faerber, Libertarian Mark Mitchell, and None of the Above Direct Democracy Party Darren Roskam were also on the ballot. Downey is headed to Queen’s Park with no previous political experience. He […]

Baby who put spiny caterpillar in mouth is recovering well, B.C. mom says

NANAIMO, B.C. — An eight-month-old baby who put a spiny caterpillar in her mouth between cookies is recovering in Nanaimo, B.C. Krystal Dawn Pavan says her daughter Kenzie Pyne was in their backyard when she started wailing last Thursday. Pavan says she assumed her daughter was cranky about bedtime, until she noticed black track marks in her mouth that looked […]

Epilepsy double national average in Indigenous population: study

SASKATOON — A new study suggests that the incidence of epilepsy among Indigenous Canadians is twice that of non-Indigenous people. Research from the University of Saskatchewan showed a national rate annually of 62 new cases per 100,000 people. But for self-identified First Nations patients, that rate doubles to 122 per 100,000. Lead researcher Jose Tellez-Zenteno, a professor at the University […]

Youth cannabis users more likely to have poor health outcomes: study

ANTIGONISH, N.S. – A 10-year study on cannabis use among Canadian youth has revealed some troubling findings. Kara Thompson, a psychology professor at St. Francis Xavier University in Antigonish, N.S., says the study followed cannabis users as young as 12 for a decade. She says it shows people who start using pot at a young age and continue using it […]

Romania: measles outbreak sees 200 new cases per week

CHITILA, Romania — An outbreak of measles has killed dozens of infants and children in Romania, with 200 new cases reported each week. Doctors say the surge in the disease is fueled by low rates of vaccination. Some celebrities have waged media campaigns warning of the perils of immunization, while superstitions such as keeping the vaccine-preventable disease at bay with […]

The alarming reason why you should remove your mascara every single night

Warning: This story contains graphic images that may disturb some viewers. No matter how tired you are at the end of a long day, you must clean off your mascara. All of it. That’s the message being shared by an Australian ophthalmic surgeon who treated a 50-year-old woman complaining of discomfort and irritation beneath her eyelids. The patient admitted to […]