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Education, Politics

Province of British Columbia students return to school after strike ends

Some half million public school students headed back to school in Canada’s pacific coast province of British Columbia on Monday (September 22) for their first day of the new school year, after teachers approved a contract to end a strike» 

Economy, International, Politics

Canada and South Korea sign Free Trade Agreement

After almost nine years of negotiations, Canada and South Korea signed a free trade agreement on Monday (September 22) in Ottawa. In a joint declaration Canada’s Prime Minister Stephen Harper and South Korea’s President Park Geun-hye called the agreement “an» 

Lifestyle, Society

Immigrant youth and street gangs

Why do young immigrants and first generation newcomers end up in streets gangs? Hieu Ngo arrived in Canada as a young refugee but avoided the gang life.  As a university student he began studying immigrant conditions and why some ended» 

Environment, International, Society

Fighting climate change is affordable: notables

The world can take steps to fight climate change and still have healthy, growing economies, says the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate. The commission, made up of executives, former prime ministers, finance ministers and a World Bank official,» 

International, Society

Canadians, airline help stranded sailors go home

Twelve Turkish sailors stranded in Canada since April finally went home after getting free plane tickets from Air Transat and help from residents of the province of Quebec. The Panamanian-flagged Phoenix Sun was to be moved overseas for dismantling. © CBC» 

Environment, International, Politics

Canadians join demonstrators worldwide for People’s Climate March

Thousands demonstrated in major Canadian cities on Sunday (September 21) as thousands more demonstrated worldwide as part of the People’s Climate March ahead of the UN Climate Summit in New York City Tuesday. Montreal, Toronto, and Vancouver were some of» 

Animals, Environment, Science and Technology

Bobolink and barn swallow promising programme

For years a variety of environmental groups have been noting the decline of small grassland birds. According to the Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada (COSEWIC), both bobolinks and barn swallows, once very common, are now listed» 

International, Society

Family seeks release of jailed Canadian journalist

While the president of Egypt says he will not intervene in the case, the family of jailed Canadian journalist Mohamed Fahmy are seeking his temporary release for medical treatment, reports the Globe and Mail. Fahmy is the Cairo bureau chief» 

Animals, Environment, Society

Inquiry into wildlife officers shooting of cougar

Many of Canada’s major urban centres are surrounded by wilderness.  As such occasional conflicts with wildlife occur.  All too often the result is the death of the animal. The latest involved a cougar spotted beside a hospital in the city» 

Economy, Environment

Author Naomi Klein- This Changes Everything

In the past, best-selling author Naomi Klein has brilliantly laid out the case against corporate culture and globalization and our slavish subservience to marketers and brand culture in the book “No Logo”. the subtitle is “Capitalism vs the Climate” Her»