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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

Western province will phase in $15 minimum wage

Alberta has announced that it will phase in a minimum hourly wage of $15 by 2018. Minimums vary from a low of ten dollars and change in seven provinces to the top minimum wage of $13 in the northern territory of Nunavut.» 

Interview

Part of major salmon habitat now protected

Canada’s largest conservation group has acquired and will protect 850 hectares forest, river frontage and salmon pools in the world-famous Miramichi River System. The Miramichi is the number one producer of Atlantic salmon in North America and people travel great» 

Canadian headlines Lifestyle Society

Consumers plan to spend less this summer

Most Canadians take holidays in the summer months of July and August and many say that is when they are more likely to make unplanned and impulsive spending decisions on entertainment and fun. Summer vacation is a time when Canadians» 

Health Interview Lifestyle Science and Technology Society

Twin babies who sleep together cry less: study

A Canadian neonatal nurse has won an award for her work which includes a study on the benefits of putting twins to sleep together. Kathryn Hayward is an assistant professor at the Dalhousie University nursing school. Seeing twin infants when» 

Canadian headlines

Found: Canadian schooner that sank 150 years ago

A team of U.S. explorers has found the wreck of the Royal Albert that sank in 1886 in Lake Ontario near Fair Haven, New York. Lake Ontario is one of five Great Lakes on the Canada-U.S. border at the heart» 

Canadian headlines International Society Sports

Paddlers from 14 countries join northern river race

About 240 paddlers have gathered for the 18th annual Yukon River Quest which runs 715 km from Whitehorse to Dawson in the northern territory of Yukon. It is said to be the longest race in the world involving canoes, kayaks» 

Health Interview Lifestyle Society

Some Canadian children go hungry in summer

During the academic year many Canadian schools offer free or reduced-price breakfasts and sometimes lunches, but those cease in the summer leaving some children hungry. Food Banks Canada estimates some 900,000 Canadians go to food banks to get free supplies» 

Canadian headlines Society

Pilot program offers legal advice to sexual assault victims

The province of Ontario is offering four hours of free legal advice to victims of sexual assault as part of a pilot program. The program will be available to men and women who aged 16 years and older. It’s estimated» 

Canadian headlines Society

Fort Mac fire chief wants building code changes

The man in charge of the battle against the massive wildfire in Fort McMurray wants changes to the way houses are built to avoid future devastation, reports Canadian Press. The fire that engulfed this western Canadian city gutted thousands of» 

Arts and Entertainment Canadian headlines Society

Bilingual crooner, show host dies

Pierre Lalonde was a rare star who had a successful career in both English and French in Canada and the United States. He began singing at the age of four performing on one of Montreal’s major radio stations.  His family»