Ford fires transformation advisory for personal ties to former chief of staff

Ontario Premier Doug Ford fired the government’s strategic transformation adviser amid a cronyism scandal. I was reported that Peter Fenwick had a long-standing relationship with Dean French, the former Chief of Staff. French resigned two weeks ago after it was discovered he appointed two people with personal ties to him.

Brazil got 2016 Olympics on back of $2M bribe

A new development in a bribery scandal surrounding the 2016 Olympics. The former governor of Rio de Janeiro admitted he paid $2 million to buy votes and bring the games to Brazil. He told a judge the money went to the former president of an athletic federation to buy as many votes as possible.

People starting to exercise eat more than before 

A new study suggested that the key to exercising to lose weight actually has more to do with how much people are eating. The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition said people who start hitting the gym tend to eat more than when they didn’t, which can yield disappointing results. A professor told CTV News that cutting calories is the key to weight loss.

Professor suggests turning turf lawns into native habitats

A new study suggested turf lawns could be doing more harm than good to the environment. CBC News reports that upwards of three-quarters of municipal water is used for lawns in the summer. Pesticides and herbicides can contaminate soil water which can be toxic to wildlife. A professor at Cornell University suggested replacing lawns with native habitats.

Canadians left scratching their heads after Trump’s remark about Bell

U.S. President Donald Trump has many Canadians confused after he said Alexander Graham Bell was a great American patriot. He said it at a 4th of July celebration and made twitter explode with Canadians claiming the inventor of the telephone as their own. Graham was actually born in Scotland and had U.K., Canadian and American Citizenship.