New voluntary standards released today for long-term care homes devastated by the pandemic

Promised new national standards for long-term care homes in Canada have now been published — part of Ottawa’s attempt to avoid a repeat of the alarming death tolls in long-term care homes that marked the early phase of the pandemic. The Health Standards Organization (HSO) published 60 pages of comprehensive standards Tuesday, to complement the … Read more

How to bring pets to Canada

Published on January 31st, 2023 at 07:00am EST Pets are members of the family, and many newcomers would not think of leaving them behind when they decide to immigrate to Canada. Canada’s rules for importing pets are fairly straightforward and have few requirements. However, this can vary depending on why an animal is being brought … Read more

Did the Seeds of Life Ride to Earth Inside an Asteroid?

Nearly a hundred different types of amino acids have been observed in meteorites, but only a dozen of the 20 that are essential for life have been found. Biological amino acids also have a peculiarity that gives them away: They all have a “left-handed” structure, whereas abiotic processes create left- and right-handed molecules in equal … Read more

Shelters often ‘only resort’ for homeless patients discharged from hospital, Siloam Mission CEO says

The case of a man discharged from hospital with no home to go to after suffering frostbite on his feet reflects “a really huge gap” between the medical system and the homelessness sector, says the director of one of Winnipeg’s biggest shelters. “People experiencing homelessness often have higher medical needs than we can actually take … Read more

A shortage of pilots is making travel chaos in Canada even worse

From pandemic-related travel restrictions to extreme weather events, Canada’s travel industry has navigated an unprecedented amount of uncertainty of late. And now, just as demand for travel has returned to its 2019 level, airlines are navigating their next patch of turbulence: a lack of qualified pilots. According to Transport Canada, in a typical pre-pandemic year, … Read more

Coffee with milk may have an anti-inflammatory effect, say researchers

A simple cup of coffee with milk may have an anti-inflammatory effect in humans, a study conducted in the laboratory suggests. Researchers from the University of Copenhagen in Denmark found that a combination of proteins and antioxidants doubles the anti-inflammatory properties in immune cells. Whenever bacteria, viruses and other foreign substances enter the body, our … Read more

NASA’s Perseverance Rover Completes Mars Sample Depot – Captures Amazing Variety of Martian Geology

Perseverance’s Three Forks Sample Depot Selfie: NASA’s Perseverance Mars rover took a selfie with several of the 10 sample tubes it deposited at a sample depot it is creating within an area of ​​Jezero Crater nicknamed “Three Forks.” Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS Ten sample tubes, capturing an amazing variety of Martian geology, have been deposited on[{” attribute=””>Mars’ … Read more

Putin vs the West, BBC review: World leaders seem rightly shamefaced about how they got taken for a ride by the Russian president

Sign up to our free IndyArts newsletter for all the latest entertainment news and reviews Sign up to our free IndyArts newsletter Putin vs the West is the latest series from the legendary Norma Percy, and the three-parter contains everything you’d expect from the veteran documentarian – the right blend of revelation, anecdote, history, drama, … Read more