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Lynn Desjardins
Lynn Desjardins
Born and raised in Montreal, Quebec, Lynn has dedicated her working life to journalism. After decades in the field, she still believes journalism to be a pillar of democracy and she remains committed to telling stories she believes are important or interesting. Lynn loves Canada and embraces all seasons: skiing, skating, and sledding in winter, hiking, swimming and playing tennis in summer and running all the time. She is a voracious consumer of Canadian literature, public radio programs and classical music. Family and friends are most important. Good and unusual foods are fun. She travels when possible and enjoys the wilderness.

Canadian headlines Society

Bikes awarded to young heroes from anonymous donor

More than 100 children in Montreal were given free bicycles yesterday to celebrate their courage in difficult situations or a positive influence they had in their community. This is the 32nd year of the bike giveaway managed by the Sun» 

Health Interview Society

Antidepressants prescribed for many people not depressed

A surprising 45 per cent of people taking antidepressants are not depressed, according to a McGill University study of medical records. Doctors are prescribing these drugs for conditions other than what they were designed for such as anxiety, insomnia, pain» 

Canadian headlines Health International Military Society

Canadian troops still taking malaria drug British call risky

British members of Parliament are the latest to warn their military against the anti-malaria drug mefloquine because of rare but possibly severe and permanent psychological side effects, reports the Toronto Star’s Sheila Pratt. Thousands of Canadian troops have received the» 

Canadian headlines Immigration & Refuge International Society

Relatives in Canada search for missing Syrian child

They thought three-year-old Mira Akram Al Jawabrah had drowned in the Mediterranean Sea along with her parents and three younger siblings, but a photo has surfaced suggesting she survived the harrowing escape from Syria. But after 18 months of inquiries,» 

Canadian headlines International Military Politics Society

Defence industry defends controversial Saudi arms deal

The association that represents Canada’s defence industry is defending the government-approved sale of light armoured vehicles to Saudi Arabia, reports Canadian Press. The controversial $15-billion deal is vigorously opposed by groups like Amnesty International and Project Ploughshares as well as» 

Arts and Entertainment International Interview Society

International ArtsGames to be launched at Olympics

An international arts competition that will take place in Montreal in 2018 will be announced at the Rio Olympics this August. Although the ArtsGames will not be part of the Olympics, they are inspired by them. © ArtGames Up until 1948,» 

Canadian headlines Society

Crown agrees accused murderer had a mental disorder

The prosecutor has agreed that a young man accused of stabbing to death five youths at a house party was suffering a psychosis and did not realize he was doing wrong, reports Canadian Press This means 24-year-old Matthew de Grood» 

Canadian headlines Immigration & Refuge Politics Society

What about refugees not from Syria?

The Canadian Council for Refugees applauds the Canadian government’s efforts to resettle Syrian refugees but is concerned that resources are being shifted away from other refugees in just as much need. It’s estimated that 60 million people have been forcibly» 

Interview Science and Technology Society

2016 temperatures already above average

Western Canada has been hotter and dryer than normal, enabling much bigger fires to break out earlier than usual in the boreal forest. Some 90,000 people had to evacuate Fort MacMurray as fire ripped through parts of the town and» 

Canadian headlines Health Society

Hospital delays informing patient of potential cancer

So we’re sitting here on a holiday in one of the richest countries in the world only to hear news that a hospital did not inform a patient about a spot on her lung for 11 months. CBC investigated the»