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Environment

What is Canada doing to protect the environment? Read RCI’s reports

Is Canada doing enough to protect the environment? Read RCI’s recent reports on environmental protection, climate change and decisions of the Canadian political and justice systems on these issues. 2017 was 2nd-warmest across the globe since 1880, NASA says By Levon» 

International

Arctic Council nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

Eye on the Arctic brings you stories and newsmakers from across the North.  Today, we look at this week’s announcement that an international forum of the world’s eight circumpolar countries has been nominated for one of the world’s most prestigious awards.» 

Environment, Health, Indigenous

Climate change increasing diseases in Arctic

New study implicates global warming in spread of disease including parasites. It’s a parasite that is widely spread around the world, and it has been found among high percentage of the Arctic population Toxoplasmosis is caused by a parasite known» 

The LINK Online, 20-21 Jan. 2018

Your hosts, Lynn, Marie-Claude, Levon, Marc   **. (video of show at bottom) Human Rights Watch has issued their annual report. It looks at the human and civil rights situation in some 90 countries. This year the report notes the rise» 

International

Canadians warned of dangers of travel to Jamaica

The Canadian government has warned Canadians to “exercise a high degree of caution” and be “extremely vigilant” if they intend to travel to Jamaica. That country is one of the three top Caribbean destinations for Canadians wanting to escape the» 

Society

Jury acquits trio charged in Lac-Mégantic rail disaster

A jury in the Canadian city of Sherbrooke acquitted on Friday all the three men charged in one of the worst train disasters in Canadian history that killed 47 people in the city of Lac-Mégantic on July 6, 2013. Former» 

Health, Society

Loneliness is a ‘significant issue’ in Canada, says doctor

Dr. Robin Lennox says a quarter or more of Canadians report persistent loneliness and there are health risks associated with that. © Robin Lennox “More and more community surveys are finding anywhere between 25 and 30 per cent of Canadians across» 

International, Politics

Trudeau to ramp up NAFTA charm offensive with tour of 3 U.S. cities

As Canadian, American and Mexican diplomats prepare for another tense round of negotiations on the North American Free Trade Agreement that will take place in Montreal next week, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Friday that he plans to make a» 

International, Politics

Canada provides $12.1M in new humanitarian assistance to Yemen

The federal government is providing humanitarian groups working in Yemen with $12.1 million in additional funding to help them respond to the growing humanitarian crisis in the war-torn country. This new funding will be allocated to the World Food Programme» 

International

Korean war : celebrating the 65th anniversary of a daring hockey game

Some 65 years ago, Canadians were on the front lines in the deadly Korean war. In the cold winter of 1952, Canadians had already been involved in some of the most bitter fighting of the war. Then as a morale»