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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.

Environment Interview Society

Natural forest corridor, rich biosphere protected

With the help of the government of Canada, the Nature Conservancy of Canada has acquired land to protect 48 hectares along the Rideau Waterway near Lake Ontario. The land is comprised of towering granite ridges, rich forests and pristine shoreline.» 

Canadian headlines Indigenous

Indigenous licence plate celebrates Mi’kmaq people

Upon request, the province of Nova Scotia will issue vehicle owners a special licence plate designed to highlight the language, culture and identity of the Indigenous people of the area, the Mi’kmaq. In Canada, each province or territory is responsible» 

Canadian headlines Internet, Science and Technology Society

Early photos revealed with X-ray technology

Scientists at Western University in Ontario have developed a technique to “see through” tarnish and reveal the original images on daguerreotypes, the first kind of photograph that was invented in 1839. In those days, people had to pose without moving» 

Canadian headlines Society

Penitentiary farms to reopen with goats and cows

The Canadian government will reopen two farm operations in the province of Ontario to employ and instruct prison inmates. The farms were started in the 1880s but were shut down by the conservative government in 2010. Hundreds of people campaigned» 

Immigration & Refugees International Interview Society

Canada was ninth-largest recipient of asylum seekers in 2017

War, violence and persecution drove 16.2 million people from their homes in 2017, bringing the total number of displaced persons in the world to 68.5 million, according to the United Nations refugee agency, UNHCR. ‘Canada should be proud,’ says lawyer» 

Canadian headlines Society

Beer standards will soon change

Canadians’ favourite alcoholic beverage is under strict regulation, but because the beer industry has changed so much, the rules will be updated for the first time in 30 years. A 2015 report by the chief public health officer shows that» 

Canadian headlines International

New species of ancient marine lizard discovered

Paleontologists at the University of Alberta have discovered a new species of ocean lizard that lived between 70 and 75 million years ago. The specimen is unique in that its muscle and skin is well preserved and scientists could even» 

Canadian headlines Immigration & Refugees Society

Refugee policy in Canada applauded

Canada’s refugee advocacy groups are celebrating “Canada’s leadership for refugees” at the same time as they “look for more” action to help asylum seekers. Today is World Refugee Day and the umbrella group, Canadian Council for Refugees has added its» 

Economy International Interview

U.S./China tariff dispute could lead to world economic slowdown

The financial world is waiting and watching the escalating tariff dispute between China and the United States amid fears an all-out trade war would hurt economies around the world. Together, China and the U.S. represent about half the world economy.» 

Canadian headlines Society

Canadian Coast Guard launches Arctic season

One of seven Canadian coast guard ice breakers, the CCGS Samuel Risley will head for Arctic waters on July 11, 2018 to help resupply the Thule U.S. Air Force base in Greenland. The vessels will do such things as provide»