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How the rising cost of food adds up in your grocery cart

Food prices rose 9.7 per cent in May, matching the rise in April. Just about everything is up from meat to fruits and vegetables to pantry staples like flour and oil. Here’s exactly what's pushing up your bill as you put items in your shopping cart.

Returning to work and worried about catching COVID? You're not alone

Some people who are returning to their workplaces are worried about being exposed to COVID-19 by being in spaces that might not have adequate ventilation and no longer require masking or vaccination. 

Building code changes could take decades to 'future-proof' homes for extreme heat that's here now

As part of its report into last summer's heat dome, the B.C. coroner called for updates to the building code to require cooling systems in homes. But with most buildings having a lifespan of anywhere from 50 to 100 years, experts say it would take decades to "future-proof" existing dwellings.

Democrats want to 'codify' Roe v. Wade. What does that mean — and could they do it?

Hours after news broke Monday that the U.S. Supreme Court might be on the verge of overturning nearly 50 years of constitutional rights to abortion in that country, there were demands on the Biden administration to "codify" Roe v. Wade, or simply "codify" abortion rights into law. Here's what that means.

Have a flight and heard about long delays? Here's what you need to know

With many COVID-19 restrictions being lifted after two years of very little domestic or international travel, Canada's major airports have seen a surge in travellers and, as a result, longer than normal wait times to get through security.

Is it COVID or a cold? How to know as Omicron cases rise

With very limited access to PCR tests across Canada, some people who are getting sick are wondering if they have COVID, or a cold or the flu — and what they should do if they have COVID symptoms but don't actually feel so bad. 

The Ottawa convoy has 'shattered norms' for protest in Canada. Will we see more of it?

There's no question that occupying a part of the nation's capital for weeks has gotten Canadians' attention — and challenged the ability of authorities to clear the streets. But will the impact of the convoy make it a template for protests to come? Experts aren't so sure.

As Ontario, Quebec loosen COVID restrictions, here's what's open across the country

With hospitalizations from COVID-19 infections and transmission rates still high in many provinces, gathering and capacity limits are still in place. Here's a roundup of what you can do in each province and territory.

How to build resilience when there's 'no end in sight' to the pandemic

Omicron emerged at the end of November, causing already fragile morales to shatter. Nearly two years after the pandemic was declared, people have moved from, "How will I get through this?" to "When is this pandemic ever going end?"

Not sure what to do about Thanksgiving plans? Your questions answered

Despite the fact that more than 80 per cent of eligible Canadians are now vaccinated against COVID-19, infectious disease specialists from across the country agree that people still need to be careful about gathering to celebrate Thanksgiving.