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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.

Column Health Lifestyle Science and Technology Society

Study links internet addiction to mental health problems

A new study suggests that 42 per cent of 18 year old students are addicted to the internet and they have more mental health problems than those who are not. Researchers at McMaster University devised a new measure to determine» 

Health Immigration & Refuge Interview Society

Canada urged to stop detaining migrant children

Canada detains an average 242 migrant children in prison-like conditions and that can have bad and lasting effects on them, report human rights researchers. The figures are probably higher given that they do not include youngsters who are detained because» 

Canadian headlines Environment International Lifestyle Society

Coffee under pressure from climate change: report

It always surprises me that fellow Canadians don’t seem fussed about climate change, but a report about predicted effects on coffee crops may change that. ‘A Brewing Storm’ Coffee is the most popular beverage among adult Canadians and we are» 

Animals Canadian headlines Society

Grizzly bear holiday is over, residents relieved

Two young grizzly bears have been caught on a remote island in the western province of British Columbia. Grizzlies are not native to Cormorant Island between Vancouver Island in the Pacific Ocean and the mainland. The bears, believed to be» 

Canadian headlines Lifestyle Society

Incidents prompt police to urge caution with online sales

Police in Ottawa have charged two men after robberies during meetings arranged online for the sale of goods. In two separate incidents, the suspects offered to buy a cellphone that was posted for sale on Kijiji. At the first meeting,» 

Health Interview Society

Drug for elephants lethal for illicit users

While fentanyl is causing a sharp increase in overdoses and deaths among illicit drug users in Canada, a new drug is appearing called carfentanil that is far more potent. The U.S. National Center for Biotechnology Information lists carfentanil as being 100» 

Canadian headlines Lifestyle Society

Giant potato invited to wedding

Potatoes are important to the Canadian province of Prince Edward Island (P.E.I.), but this is the first I have heard of anyone inviting one to their wedding. Actually, the couple in question asked the potato industry mascot, Tate the Tater,» 

Animals Canadian headlines Your choices

Whales fight whales, sparing sea lion

A pod of humpback whales fought off some killer (orca) whales trying to eat a sea lion off the western coast of Canada, reports CBC. It’s not clear whether they were trying to save the sea mammal or simply defending» 

Health International Interview Science and Technology Society

Drug-resistant bacteria could kill millions, upend world economy

World leaders are meeting over the alarming global issue of antibiotic resistant bacteria. New germs are emerging that cannot be treated with drugs and if the trend continues it could lead to millions of deaths and threaten the global economy.» 

Canadian headlines Environment Society

Earth records 16th month of record heat

The average world temperature for August smashed records making it the 16th record-breaking month in a row, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) in the United States. The average temperature for August was 16.52 C and it was»