Highlights / lifestyle

International, Society

Canada a top favourite country for expats: survey

For those who leave their countries to settle elsewhere, Canada is said to be one of the best places to go. A survey by world’s seventh largest bank, HSBC, found the top destinations were Switzerland, Singapore and Canada followed by» 

Arts and Entertainment

Audiobooks growing in popularity in Canada

More and more Canadians are listening to digital recordings of books and more Canadian publishers are producing them. ‘Canadians want…Canadian content’ “What’s great is that Canadian audiences and Canadian book lovers have a really large appetite for Canadian stories and» 

Society

Fathers work, but are more involved at home: analysis

A study of the government statistics shows that a growing number of fathers are involved in their child’s early years and they are more likely to assume household responsibilities than in the past. The non-profit Vanier Institute of the Family» 

Society

Book advises boomers to plan an active retirement

Canada has a big bulge of population born after World War II and now around retirement age, and a new book suggests this will be a major problem for government if they are “bored, unhealthy, dissatisfied and broke.” “Victory Lap» 

Society

Canadians watch cooking but don’t do it, says researcher

Canadians spend more time watching cooking shows than they do cooking, and they spend less time eating than almost anyone else in the world, according to recent research. Canadians are losing the art of cooking says, Sylvain Charlebois, a professor» 

Health, Internet, Science and Technology, Society

Best chances to prevent recurrence of breast cancer analysed

Breast cancer is the second most common cancer in the world, and once you’ve beaten it back, you’d do just about anything to prevent it recurring. And people do, from changing their diets or lifestyles to quitting smoking or taking»