Cassandra Szklarski


Cassandra Szklarski is a reporter with The Canadian Press.

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All-transgender hockey team 'like an instant family' for players who felt like outcasts: Co-captain

A new hockey team is the first ever made entirely of transgender men, transgender women, and gender non-conforming athletes. Team Trans recently played in the Friendship Series in Cambridge, Mass.

Vancouver Indigenous Fashion Week showcases clothing design with 'higher purpose'

The shape of a silhouette, the stitch on a hem, or the colour of a garment are more than esthetic choices for Indigenous artist Yolonda Skelton. Together they can provide a glimpse into the life of a person, a clan, and a nation, she says, and these stories take centre stage at the second Vancouver Indigenous Fashion Week.

Louis C.K. accuser 'infuriated' by Yuk Yuk's founder's defence of disgraced comic

One of Louis C.K.'s accusers is disputing a Canadian comedy club CEO's reasons for booking the standup superstar earlier this year.

Canadian Luke Kirby 'stunned' to nab Emmy nomination for role in The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Hamilton-born actor Luke Kirby says he was "surprised" and "stunned" to have received his first Emmy Award nomination on Tuesday for his role in the TV series, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, as the coarse New York standup in the late 1950s.

Drake's antics escalating with each Raptors victory

By now, Drake's relentless grandstanding on behalf of his beloved Toronto Raptors is to be expected. And so too, then, is the wrath of Milwaukee Bucks' fans now excoriating the Canadian rapper for a series of escalating taunts.

How leading Tony nominee 'Hadestown' took shape at Edmonton's Citadel Theatre

Tony Award fever has hit Edmonton where set builders, lighting experts and other theatre artists who helped shape the smash Hadestown are revelling in the musical's leading 14 nominations.

Study links preschool screen time to behavioural problems

A new study links excessive screen time among preschoolers to behavioural problems they experienced at age five.

Loneliness can be a big factor in getting good nutrition

Loneliness is a big factor in getting good nutrition, say experts in the field of senior health.

Toronto's Greektown, known for bustling patio culture, becomes site of mass shooting

Toronto's vibrant Greektown neighbourhood is best known by locals for its for bustling patios, features spectacular views of the Toronto skyline and made appearances in songs and movies. On Sunday, it became globally known for a mass shooting that killed two and injured 13 others.

Former radio shock-jock sympathizes with downfall of Dave Wheeler

Former shock-jock radio star Dean Blundell says he can sympathize with the unceremonious downfall of Winnipeg radio host Dave Wheeler, who was fired this week after making offensive comments about transgender people.

Working women bearing more of the breadwinning burden, 2016 census shows

Men and women are each making comparable contributions to the family finances in nearly one-third of all couples, Statistics Canada said Wednesday as the latest data from the 2016 census revealed new details about how — and which — Canadians are paying the bills.

Iranian actresses of TIFF movie Ava denied entry to Canada

The Toronto International Film festival says the talent of two Iranian actresses denied entry to Canada is shining nonetheless as their film screens for audiences this weekend.

Online 'sextortion' complaints involving teen boys jump by 89% in 2 years: study

Child exploitation experts say they've detected a spike in reports of online "sextortion" cases involving teen boys.

Toronto homeowners cash out of hot real estate market amid uncertainty

Many buyers and sellers are waiting to see what will come of Tuesday's scheduled meeting between Finance Minister Bill Morneau, Ontario Finance Minister Charles Sousa and Toronto Mayor John Tory, who are expected to discuss ways to rein in Toronto's hot housing market. Meanwhile, the Ontario government is promising to announce affordability measures soon.

How 'vicarious trauma' is passed down from parent to child in military families

When retired soldier Jacqueline Buckley sees her four-year-old grandson get angry, she can't help but think of her own capacity to explode with rage. She also thinks of the fury that can be unleashed by his mother, her daughter.