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

Moose lock horns, captured on video

It could have been love of a female that caused two bull moose to butt heads on October 2, 2018 in the woods of northern New Brunswick, reports CBC. Denis Levesque, a forestry technician and avid hunter, was on his» 

Health

Mammograms do more harm than good, asserts author

Provinces in Canada have publicly-funded programs that offer mammograms to women to screen for breast cancer, but some scientists challenge the value of such programs. A former Canadian journalist has written a book describing how this screening was introduced and» 

Internet, Science and Technology

Space lectures offered for free online

The Canadian Space Agency will present some of its major projects in a series of live lectures in that people can see on its YouTube channel for free. A lecture on October 5, 2018 will explore the RADARSAT Constellation mission» 

Society

Police to emphasize road rules on holiday weekend

Motorists should expect increased police presence and enforcement of road and highway rules this holiday weekend, October 5-8, 2018. Operation Impact is an annual, coordinated traffic initiative by police agencies across Canada to increase road safety and reduce accidents. About» 

Environment, International, Society

Canada’s ‘failure to prosecute Volkswagen’ denounced

It has been three years since the discovery that Volkswagen rigged its vehicles’ emissions controls and Canada has laid no charges, notes the advocacy group Environmental Defence. By contrast, the U.S. has fined the car company $12 billion and arrested» 

International, Internet, Science and Technology

Further evidence of a moon outside our solar system

For the first time, astronauts last year thought they may have found a moon outside our solar system, and recent observations lend credence to the existence of this exomoon. This moon is thought to be the size and mass of» 

Environment

Zebra mussels rapidly colonized World Heritage Site

Invasive zebra mussels have rapidly colonized the Rideau River including the Rideau Canal, a UNESCO World Heritage Site located in the nation’s capital, Ottawa. A study published in the Canadian Journal of Zoology is said to be the longest-know monitoring» 

Health, International, Society

Some drugs may be more expensive, less accessible due to trade deal

A provision in the recent trade agreement between Canada, Mexico and the U.S. may delay competition and make it more difficult for Canadians to get access to an important class of drugs called biologics. These medications are made with living» 

Society

Early snow wallops western province

On paper, it is still autumn in Canada, but Calgary and other parts of the western province of Alberta got up to 40 centimetres of heavy wet snow, making yesterday one of the snowiest October days in over 100 years.» 

Health

Cannabis effects may differ for seniors, doctor urges caution

The recreational use of cannabis becomes legal in Canada on October 17, 2018 and doctors say seniors should inform themselves before consuming the drug. Dr. Mona Sidhu says seniors need to understand different strains of cannabis have different effects. “Often»