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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 Immigration & Refuge International Society

Syrian chocolate maker stopped at U.S. border

A Syrian refugee who has become something of a celebrity in Canada was denied entry to the United States on Sunday, reports The Associated Press. Tareq Hadhad arrived with his family in December 2015 having fled Syria first to Lebanon» 

Canadian headlines Society

Another death prompts calls for safer snow removal

At age 21, Jessica Holman-Price pushed her brother out of the way and was crushed under the wheels of a snow removal truck. © CBC A mother whose daughter died 11 years ago under the wheels of a snow removal truck» 

Interview Science and Technology Society

Bilingual brain more efficient, may age better: study

A new Canadian study suggests that the brains of people who are bilingual are more efficient and may be less vulnerable to aging or dementia. A team led by Prof. Ana Ines Ansaldo at the University of Montreal recruited older» 

Column Health Lifestyle Society

Plan ahead to manage winter blues: psychologist

We are currently in the heart of winter in Canada and some people feel particularly down or depressed. This type of depression is called seasonal affective disorder or SAD and it can affect some people more deeply than others. Sunlight in winter» 

Canadian headlines

Tornado research advances technology of vortex tubes

Tornadoes have been reported to spawn strange climatic changes and Canadian researchers have found out why. The findings will help engineers improve the operation of refrigeration vortex tubes used for cooling cutting tools, electronic components, gas samples and heat seals.» 

Canadian headlines Society

Man rescues wife from bottom of icy lake

Kevin Wiseman had to dive to the bottom of an icy lake three times before he was able to locate and drag his wife out of their trail grooming vehicle, reports CBC News. Wiseman went out onto the land near» 

Canadian headlines Society

Baby present during alleged drug deal

As if Canada’s drug problem was not bad enough, today came news that a baby was in a car with two people who were allegedly making a drug deal. Police told Canadian Press officers were conducting an ongoing investigation in» 

Canadian headlines History Politics Society

Language watchdog to investigate complaints about leader

Canada’s commissioner of official languages will investigate thirteen complaints against Prime Minister Justin Trudeau because he answered English questions in French only at a town hall meeting in the province of Quebec. By law, the official languages of Canada are English» 

International Interview Politics Society

Canadians join women’s marches in Washington and at home

Grassroots organizers say they are amazed by the response from people who want to join the women’s march on Washington or sister marches that are planned in Canada and around the world. The marches were set up for Saturday, January 21» 

Economy International Interview Politics Society

China’s president presses free trade

China’s president made headlines the world over as he pressed the case for free trade in his opening address to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Xi Jinping warned “no one will emerge as a winner in a trade»