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Do “self-cleaning” elevator buttons really work?

Do “self-cleaning” elevator buttons really work?

Do “self-cleaning” elevator buttons really work? Without rigorous independent studies, experts say it’s hard to verify claims of “self-cleaning” or “antiviral" surfaces that have popped up during the pandemic.
James Wilson Morrice canvas outperforms at auction with more than million-dollar sale

James Wilson Morrice canvas outperforms at auction with more than million-dollar sale

A canvas by Montreal-born artist James Wilson Morrice exceeded expectations with a more than million-dollar sale at the Heffel Fine Art Auction House's virtual live auction Wednesday night.
Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree turns on, with virus rules

Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree turns on, with virus rules

NEW YORK — Rockin' around the Christmas tree looks different for visitors at Rockefeller Center this year, starting with Wednesday's tree lighting ceremony.
'Dealing with a lot:' Suicide crisis calls mount during COVID-19 pandemic

'Dealing with a lot:' Suicide crisis calls mount during COVID-19 pandemic

CALGARY — Hannah Storrs has needed to take more breaks than usual during her shifts on a 24-hour crisis line as the COVID-19 pandemic intensifies the struggles of those reaching out for help.

Review: Reorienting the crime drama in 'I'm Your Woman'

When it's at its best, “I'm Your Woman” feels like you've slipped through a trap door, revealing a hidden pathway in an old genre apparatus.
Doctors concerned about rise in dangerous medications in LTC homes during pandemic

Doctors concerned about rise in dangerous medications in LTC homes during pandemic

The first wave of COVID-19 triggered an increase in psychiatric drug prescriptions in long-term care homes, new data shows, and geriatrics experts warn this puts patients with dementia at risk for further harm from falls, stroke and sedation.
Bullet holes from 2014 attack on Parliament Hill to be left untouched in renovations

Bullet holes from 2014 attack on Parliament Hill to be left untouched in renovations

OTTAWA — The scars from the 2014 attack on Parliament Hill are part of the "heritage fabric" of the iconic Centre Block and will not be fixed during extensive renovations on the building, according to a senior government official who provided a behin
Community-led solutions urged to address gaps in health-care for Indigenous patients

Community-led solutions urged to address gaps in health-care for Indigenous patients

TORONTO — As a pediatrician with extensive experience working with marginalized groups, Anna Banerji believed herself more than equipped to advocate for her Inuk son when he began to display signs of deep depression.
First newborn tested for spinal muscular atrophy in Canada hits new milestones

First newborn tested for spinal muscular atrophy in Canada hits new milestones

OTTAWA — Amanda Sully had tried to get pregnant for six years, but she's grateful that her "miracle" son arrived six days after Ontario became the only province to start a newborn screening test that revealed he had a progressive and irreversible dis
Pasadena bucks Los Angeles County to offer alfresco dining

Pasadena bucks Los Angeles County to offer alfresco dining

PASADENA, Calif. — It was a rare sight after Los Angeles County restaurants were restricted to takeout to reduce the spread of the coronavirus: tables and chairs set up outside the Pie 'N Burger shop in Pasadena.