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Artist Jess Riva Cooper: ideas in 3 dimensions

Her sculptures are beautiful: sometimes very intricate and detailed, sometimes less so, being more symbolic. The  artist works in smaller individual sculptures but is also known as a larger museum-scale installation artist, but always thought-provoking Artist Jess Riva Cooper works» 

Education, Indigenous

Federal government invests over $35M to preserve Indigenous languages in northern Canada

The federal government is pledging to invest $35.4 million to support and preserve Indigenous language services in Nunavut and the Northwest Territories (N.W.T.) in Canada’s north. The federal government has allocated $19.6 million for the N.W.T. and $15.8 million for Nunavut. The» 

International

Trudeau ‘appalled and angered’ by deadly attack on Egypt’s Coptic Christians

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said he was “appalled and angered” by the vicious attack on a group of Coptic Christians travelling to a monastery in central Egypt that killed 28 people and wounded 24 earlier today. Eyewitnesses said masked men» 

Economy, International, Military, Politics

NATO spending: Canadians say yes, and, no

At the recent NATO leaders meeting, U.S. President Donald Trump berated many countries saying they weren’t living up to their requirements to spend two per cent of the their gross domestic product (GDP) on defence. Canada has long been lax» 

Animals, Environment, Society

Two islands important to turtles now protected

Many turtle species in Canada are endangered and now, two islands important to them are protected in the province of Quebec. The Nature Conservancy of Canada has announced another success in its ongoing efforts to acquire and protect lands through» 

International, Politics

Trudeau-Macron bromance offers ‘new face of Franco-Canadian friendship’

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau met with newly elected French President Emmanuel Macron on the sidelines of the G7 leaders’ summit in Italy today to get to know each other and discuss a host of urgent issues from countering radicalisation to» 

Society, Sports

Montreal gears up for week-long bicycle festival

The province of Quebec has for years had a very active cycling community and now is preparing for a festival that will include thousands riding through the streets of Montreal. The Go Bike Montreal festival runs from May 28 to» 

Immigration & Refuge, International

Chinese lawsuit alleges multi-million dollar Canadian immigration scam

A case of alleged immigration fraud is now headed to the Yukon Territory Supreme Court in Whitehorse. The plaintiffs are Chinese companies, Ningbo Zhelun Overseas Immigration Service Co. Ltd., and Mega International Labour and Immigration Services Inc. (Mega) Eleven defendants» 

Animals, Environment, Indigenous, Society

Eye on the Arctic: Video Archive

In the days before mass media reached the remote corners of Canada, before Twitter and Facebook, the art and artists of Canada’s Arctic were the main conduit for northerners to communicate their culture and communities to the rest of the» 

Environment, Science and Technology

Federal government takes first step in protecting ‘really neat’ underwater ecosystems

The federal government has taken the first step in its plan to create one of Canada’s largest Marine Protected Areas in the waters of the Pacific Ocean off the coast of British Columbia. The Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO)»