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Anti-Islamic State meeting ends in Quebec City

The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria and how to defeat its advances was the gathering point for representatives from 20 countries,at the Chateau Frontenac hotel in Quebec City on Thursday. The closed door meeting ended with Canada’s Foreign Minister Rob» 

Arts and Entertainment, Education, Lifestyle, Society

Sunset at a price

Sunset was the inspiration for a bad decision last Monday morning. A Windsor, Ontario woman’s hurried trip to the cottage ended when police caught her driving at nearly twice the posted speed limit. The Ontario Provincial Police say an officer» 

Politics, Science and Technology, Society

Website exposes government’s ‘erosion of science’

Funding cuts for public-interest science and the muzzling of government scientists are two issues exposed with numerous examples in a new website called True North Smart and Free. The name is taken from Canada’s national anthem which contains the phrase» 

Economy, Indigenous, International, Military

Iceland blasts Canada, rest of Arctic Five, for exclusion from fishing agreement

 Iceland says the recent Arctic fishing moratorium, signed by the five Arctic coastal states without Iceland’s participation, is ‘unacceptable’ and a worrying precedent. “We have been able to have good cooperation between the eight (circumpolar) countries and it has been» 

Education, Health, Lifestyle, Society

‘Bare With Us’ demo set for Saturday in Waterloo

There’s a demo in Waterloo, Ontario on Saturday. Maybe a big one. Maybe not. The organizers have no idea how many will show up. They’re hoping for 400 supporters. Alysha Brilla poses on the red carpet during the 2015 Juno» 


Physiological reasons for temperature wars

There are good reasons why men and women seem to disagree on the ideal temperature for their offices, says a human ecology professor. Canada gets very cold in winter and kind of hot in summer, so office temperatures are carefully» 

Arts and Entertainment, History, International, Society

Bluenose ll in port for repairs

One of Canada’s most enduring and endearing symbols, the Bluenose ll, is in dry dock again undergoing repairs after bearing in its steering pump broke. The problem was detected while the vessel was sailing this week, forcing her to return» 

International, Politics, Society

Election call expected this weekend

Prime Minister Stephen Harper is expected to visit Canada’s governor general this weekend to ask him to dissolve parliament–launching the longest federal election in the country’s history. Mr. Harper will be seeking to maintain his Conservative Party’s majority in the» 

Immigration & Refuge, International, Military, Politics, Society

Anti-Islamic State meeting in Quebec City

Anti-Islamic State representatives are gathered in Quebec City today for a closed door meeting on the growing challenge of defeating the extremist Sunni militant group led by Abu Bakr Al Baghdadi.  Th “anti-ISIS Coalition Small Group” consists of 20 nations, including Australia, Bahrain,» 

Economy, Science and Technology, Society

Canada ‘failing’ clean tech sector: think tank

Canada lacks a clear policy framework to support the growing clean technology sector, says the Pembina Institute, a non-profit think tank focussed on energy. The sector involves all technology that reduces society’s environmental impact on the world and can including»