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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

End government pay debacle, employee misery, demands union

It has been almost two years, the Canadian government has spent tens of millions of dollars and still, as many as 330,000 civil servants are being overpaid, underpaid or not paid at all, says one of Canada’s biggest civil service» 

Canadian headlines International Sports

French skier may have died after hitting a tree

An early investigation has revealed details about the accident that caused the death of France’s elite skier David Poisson on Monday in Canada. Poisson was training with along with other competitors from around the world at the resort of Nakiska» 

Canadian headlines Environment International Politics

Canada teams with Mexico, 15 U.S. governors on climate change

While the U.S. president continues to deny climate change is caused by human activity, 15 state governors are strengthening their efforts to combat global warming. The bipartisan U.S. Climate Alliance made an agreement with Canada and Mexico today to create» 

International Interview Science and Technology

Self-driving vehicles still safer, says consultant

A collision between a self-driving shuttle and a truck in Las Vegas, U.S. last week made headlines, but a Canadian consultant says autonomous vehicles are still safer than those driven by humans. The collision was blamed on human error. ‘Wonderful,» 

Canadian headlines Environment Environment and Health International

Carbon emissions up, ‘time is running out,’ warn scientists

After being stable for three consecutive years, carbon dioxide emissions are up in 2017, reports an international team of scientists. The findings from the Global Carbon Project will be presented to the UN climate change conference going on now in» 

Animals Column Environment Interview

Consider livestock emissions at climate change talks, say activists

Delegates attending the World Climate Change Conference in Bonn this month are being asked to consider the contribution that livestock make to greenhouse gas emissions (GHG). As they digest food, livestock emit methane gases contribute an estimated 15 per cent» 

Animals Canadian headlines Environment Environment and Health

Insecticide toxic to songbirds: study

Research at the University of Saskatchewan has linked the use of two kinds of widely-used insecticides to serious health issues in songbirds.  Scientists found that imidacloprid (neonicotinoid) and chlorpyrifos (organophosphate) are directly toxic to songbirds that eat seeds. Tests on» 

Animals Column Environment and Health Interview

Measures coming to protect endangered whales

The Canadian government is considering several measures to protect critically-endangered North Atlantic right whales in the Gulf of St. Lawrence in eastern Canada. The minister of fisheries and oceans held a meeting yesterday to discuss the matter with scientists, indigenous» 

Canadian headlines Society

Police warn about sexual extortion

Police in the town of Kingston in Ontario say they have received five complaints about sexual extortion and they are warning people to not share intimate images online. The cases involve men who were contacted by a woman who made» 

Column Environment and Health Health Interview

Doctors seek better data on maternal deaths

The Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC) is calling for uniform data collection on why women die or get seriously ill after childbirth and wants it to include information about drug use, suicide, violence and accidents. Doctors are»