Monthly Archives: April 2018

These Are the Women Who Took Down Bill Cosby

Nearly 60 women, over six decades. That’s the massive legacy of alleged abuse that was trailing Bill Cosby when the verdict came down on Thursday in a trial accusing him of sexual assault: guilty. After dozens of accusations, spanning decades, in the end, it was six brave women inside a Pennsylvania courtroom, speaking their truth…

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How contagious is 'evilly painful' shingles?

It’s not very common and it’s not very contagious — but for those who contract shingles, it’s very painful. On April 22, an Edmonton woman was taken off her flight home from Halifax due to a shingles rash on her face that flight crews thought may have been contagious. An Edmonton microbiologist said though the woman’s…

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The term universal is used rather generously these days to define the overall strides of a cinematic story. But certain moments in writer/director Sadaf Foroughi’s “Ava,” a contemporary, gradually darkening coming-of-age tale of an Iranian teenage girl in Tehran, feel so familiar that universal is the only apt way to characterize them. In those loose…

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Meat recalled from 3 more suppliers due to possible E. coli contamination

Meat from three more distributors has been recalled due to possible E. coli contamination, Alberta Health Services said Friday. Certain pork products sold or distributed by Acme Meat Market, H&A Food Sales and Services, and Real Deal Meats have been recalled due to possible E. coli contamination. Health authorities say products sold or distributed between the following dates…

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