Dear Thelma,I've been married to my wife for close to 10 years and we recently welcomed our third child, who is now past six months of age. To put it simply, our sex life has progressively diminished with each child, for reasons I'll explain below. When we do have sex, she often says that I'm not dominant enough in bed. In reverse, she doesn't like to massage me as she says she's tired. From your letter, I expect she's sore, tired, anxious and that she just lost it a little bit.
August 07, 2022 13:02 UTC
Today in Canada’s Political History: Milestone Day in Liberal Party and Canadian history! I have no doubt that today is one of the most important anniversary days on the calendar for my Liberal friends to celebrate. Mr. King would go onto to become our longest serving Prime Minister and lead his party for almost 30 years, a remarkable achievement. And, a generation later, on August 7, 1948, at another Grit leadership convention, Louis St. Laurent replaced Mr. King as leader. In 1957, for the first time in 22 years, Canada’s Tories defeated Mr. St. Laurent’s Liberals to form a government under John Diefenbaker.
August 07, 2022 09:58 UTC
Michelle Butler Hallett has found freedom and inspiration with her electronic bike, which she calls Sopwith. Butler Hallett lives with a disease called ankylosing spondylitis, which can cause some of the vertebrae in the spine to fuse together over time. It's even way more than just a bike," Butler Hallett told CBC Radio's Weekend AM in a recent interview. "With that character I really wanted to play with the Elizabethan ideas of disability.... That a perceived fault in the body signified a fault in the character," Butler Hallett said. You are or you aren't, there's not a whole lot of room for nuance," Butler Hallett said.
August 07, 2022 09:53 UTC
Environment Canada has issued a heat warning spanning four provinces as a two-day heat event gears up across much of the central and eastern parts of the country. The weather agency’s warning applies to broad swaths of southern Ontario, southern Quebec, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia. It says overnight temperatures are expected to be in the low to mid-twenties, bringing little relief from the daytime heat. The Air Quality Health Index shows southern Ontario is currently in the low to moderate risk category, with southern Quebec, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia in the low risk category. Cooler temperatures are forecast for Monday, although parts of Nova Scotia could continue to feel the overwhelming heat throughout the day.
August 07, 2022 09:16 UTC
My family and I live next door to my 90 year old mother in a co-op building in downtown Toronto. (Liz Watson)Because all members work together to maintain the building, the co-op is able to keep rent levels below market prices. If my co-op cannot maintain sustainable rents, my family will be forced to look outside the city for affordable housing. Reese Watson’s parents married in 1954. One day my parents realized they needed a good fence after they found a local cow trampling on their neighbor’s patio.
August 07, 2022 09:13 UTC
Once the hottest of summer weather hits, multiplexes become even more packed than usual with ear-splitting, eye-popping comic-book blockbusters and other CGI-laden action flicks. This summer, Hot Docs is the soothing superhero we need, providing brief respite for movie lovers in search of a more chill cinema experience — and a little R&R. On August 28, the series will show 2018’s “Mantra: Sounds into Silence,” about the healing power of human voices. “At its best, the experience of watching a great movie mirrors the experience of meditation,” Di Novi says. “There’s a quieting of your mental chatter, a deep immersion in the sights and sounds around you and a sense of meaningful connection to something bigger than yourself.”Here, Di Novi shares a few low-key, locally inspired docs to vibe out with right now.
August 07, 2022 09:01 UTC
The similarities can make it challenging for adults to understand the art of children. Your kid’s art might be good “for them,” they argue, but that doesn’t mean it’s good. Goodman, author of the 2018 book “Children Draw: A Guide to Why, When and How Children Make Art”; it allows innate creativity to flourish. At least two museums, Toronto’s Royal Ontario Museum and the International Museum of Children’s Art in Oslo, Norway, hosted exhibitions of these pandemic creations. And for a minute the drawings on the walls around me ceased to be art and became children again.
August 07, 2022 08:34 UTC
Canada’s oil and gas industry has achieved record earnings, with some arguing for a tax on excess profits. The ministry's statement comes on the heels of United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres sharply criticizing the world's energy companies for making a profit at the expense of the poor. He joined other figures who have recently accused oil companies of capitalizing on a global supply shortage to fatten profits and gouge consumers. "We are seeing excessive scandalous profits of the oil and gas industry in a moment in which all of us are losing money." Daniel Blaikie, the New Democratic Party's finance critic, said there's 'absolutely' a place for the federal government to tax energy companies' 'excess profit.'
August 07, 2022 08:03 UTC
In the previous index for the week of July 29, COVID-19 Resources Canada rated Nova Scotia very high on its hazard index. The latest rating drops Nova Scotia to high on the hazard index but the province still has the highest score in Canada. To come up with the hazard index, Moriarty said her group looks at infection rates, vaccine protection, impacts to the health-care system and deaths. COVID-19 Resources Canada's hazard index for July 29, 2022 showed Nova Scotia rating the highest in the country. COVID-19 Resources Canada updates its hazard index once a week.
August 07, 2022 05:18 UTC
PETALING JAYA: National men's singles shuttler Ng Tze Yong stunned Singapore's reigning world champions Loh Kean Yew to storm into the men's semi-finals of the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham. Tze Yong, boosted by his inclusion in the World Championships, continued his great form by pulling off a 15-21, 21-14, 21-11 come from behind victory in his first ever meeting with Kean Yew in the quarter-finals at the National Exhibition on Saturday (Aug 6) to keep his medal hopes alive. The world No. 42 will face India's K. Srikanth next . The Malaysian had beaten Srikanth in the mixed team final last week.
August 07, 2022 04:03 UTC
Canadians nationwide will be able to watch competitions live and other on-demand content on the 2022 Canada Games streaming platform for free. "We couldn’t be more excited to start the 2022 Canada Summer Games tonight and welcome participants from every Canadian province and territory to Niagara," said Doug Hamilton, board chair of the Niagara 2022 Host Society. “As Canada tunes in and the Opening Ceremony sets the tone, I would like to thank everyone for their wonderful work in hosting the 2022 Canada Summer Games. Team Ontario is especially proud to be able to represent our province in our own backyard!”“It is an honour to be carrying the flag for Team Ontario. In total, more than 5,000 participants and close to 4,500 volunteers will take part in the Niagara 2022 Canada Summer Games.
August 07, 2022 00:02 UTC
© Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press Hockey Canada's board of directors announced on Saturday that Michael Brind’Amour has stepped down from his role as chair of the organization. The latest development in the Hockey Canada controversy over its handling of allegations of sexual assault saw Michael Brind'Amour step down Friday night as chair of its board of directors, effective immediately. Hockey Canada board of directors and members will meet in the coming days to determine next steps and to appoint an interim chair. Canada's Minister of Sport Pascale St-Onge said in an announcement on Saturday that she expects further changes in Hockey Canada's organization will come because of the expectations of Canadians. The results have since been provided to police and Hockey Canada's investigators and the NHL, which in May launched its own investigation.
August 06, 2022 21:11 UTC
Susan Holt wins N.B. Liberal leadership, promising ‘breath of fresh air’ in politicsFREDERICTON — New Brunswick Liberal Party members have chosen a political newcomer as their new leader after a campaign that saw her promote herself as a fresh voice in troubled times. Holt is promising increased transparency, improved relationships with the Indigenous population and a less confrontational style in the legislature. The four leadership candidates vied for a total of 100 points in each of the 49 ridings, with a total of 4,900 points available in the election. It's expected Holt will lead the official Opposition into the next provincial election against the governing Progressive Conservatives led by Premier Blaine Higgs.
August 06, 2022 20:52 UTC
A woman passes in front of a large screen showing a news broadcast about China's military exercises encircling Taiwan, in Beijing on August 4, 2022. (Noel Celis/AFP/Getty Images - image credit)China's live-fire exercises off the coast of Taiwan has been an "unnecessary escalation," according to Canada's defence minister. "We are concerned by threatening actions by China," Anand said in a feature interview. "There is no justification to use a visit as a pretext for aggressive military activity in the Taiwan Strait." Residents in Taiwan overwhelmingly favour the status quo of de facto independence and reject China's demands for re-unification.
August 06, 2022 18:58 UTC
A shortage of children’s over-the-counter pain medication may be only the most obvious sign the latest wave of COVID-19 is spreading rapidly among the youngest — and least vaccinated — segment of the population, according to some experts. All this, plus the fact the highly transmissible Omicron variant more easily infects children than previous strains should warrant increased caution from parents, Banerji said. Ontario’s COVID testing infrastructure was unable to keep up with demand after the highly transmissible Omicron wave hit last winter. In a statement to Simcoe.com last month, Johnson & Johnson, maker of children’s Tylenol, said it was working to meet the increased demand. Belcher said the lack of children’s Tylenol is affecting parents across the country.
August 06, 2022 18:30 UTC