TORONTO – A classroom program aimed at teaching Canadian elementary and high school students how to detect fake news in an era in which almost anyone can publish information is under development, groups behind the initiative said Tuesday.
Called NewsWise, the idea is to enhance general news literacy among students aged nine to 19, an increasingly important skill set when so many readily accessible news accounts are unreliable or simply fabricated.
TORONTO – A Toronto woman who organized a daytime wine festival for new mothers has found herself caught in a firestorm over the pervasiveness of alcohol at a time when heavy drinking is on the rise among women.
The weekday event, dubbed “A Very Mommy Wine Festival,” was meant to give new moms a chance to get together and have fun without the judgment and “mommy-shaming” they consistently face, said organizer Alana Kayfetz.
For years the battle-hardened and decorated American veteran wrestled with his conscience, with whether he’d done the right thing in saving the life of Omar Khadr, seen by many as a terrorist who profited from his crimes.
TORONTO – Experts say Amazon’s blockbuster deal to buy the Whole Foods supermarket chain poses a threat to Canada’s grocers and could force them to lower prices, enhance technology or boost their e-commerce services.
Amazon announced Friday it plans to acquire Whole Foods Market in a US$13.7-billion agreement.