Month: August 2021

B.C. non-profit challenges Health Canada to end 50-year prohibition on magic mushrooms

A B.C.-based non-profit organization is challenging Health Canada to end a nearly 50-year prohibition against possessing so-called magic mushrooms and the potent psychedelics they produce. TheraPsil, which advocates for the therapeutic use of the psychedelic compound psilocybin, spent months drafting proposed regulations for so-called magic mushrooms based on the same ones the federal government first created 20 years […]

Opposition NDP calls for public inquiry into Alberta’s COVID-19 response

Alberta’s Opposition New Democratic Party is calling for a public inquiry into Premier Jason Kenney and his government’s handling of the COVID-19 crisis. Sarah Hoffman, who is deputy leader for the NDP, says an independent review is necessary to look into the United Conservative Party government’s decision to end isolation requirements, contact tracing and asymptomatic […]

No more ‘drastic public health measures’: Nunavut releases COVID-19 path forward plan

COVID-19 can now be treated like any other “vaccine-preventable disease,” according to the Nunavut government’s newly released long-term plan for dealing with the pandemic. The document released Tuesday and called Nunavut’s Path: Living with COVID-19, says the end goal is to lift the public health emergency, which has been in place for over a year. “The […]

Where will boys, girls play?

News Andrew Gioannetti 8 Minutes Ago ON THE GREEN: Boys from Guerreros FC Soccer School practice football at Nelson Mandela Park, St Clair Avenue, Port of Spain on Monday. Photo by Sureash Cholai COLM de Freitas, owner Capital Sports Facility Ltd, which developed a widely-criticised proposal to transform of Nelson Mandela Park to a multi-sport […]

How Niagara museums plan to tell the story of COVID-19 50 to 100 years from now

A number of Ontario museums are working overtime to collect artifacts such as social distancing signs and multimedia files — including high-resolution photographs — as they gradually put together a COVID-19 story, and they they are imploring people to preserve personal materials for posterity. While people alive today want to forget about COVID-19, head of curatorial services at Niagara Falls […]

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