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Arts and Entertainment, Environment, International, Lifestyle

Whistler Blackcomb’s awesome spring skiing

Snow in Whistler and cherry blossoms in Vancouver. The annual festival will feature a taste of Japan along with events under the canopy of pink and white. © CBC Vancouver/Gerry Bates Whistler, the ski resort 120 kilometres north of Vancouver, is» 

Economy, Education, International, Science and Technology, Work & Labour

International World Skills Championship coming up

 With files from CNW What are World Skills?  These are vocational skills in trades and technology. Although many have not heard of the competition, it takes place every two years and attracts about 100,000 spectators. The Canadian WorldSkills team, all» 

History, Politics

The breakup of Canada- The legal wrangling encore

Canada, Quebec independence, and the constitution. It is a long and complicated process, but in Quebec in 2000, the then governing  “separatist” Parti Quebecois passed Bill 99 which stated that it alone could decide whether it would leave Canada to» 

Economy, Lifestyle, Society

Future looking bleak for famed ‘jellybean houses’ in New Brunswick city of St. John

The name is exotic, the reality? Not so much. There’s something of a fight these days over a row of three ageing residences, known as the “jellybean houses,” in the city of Saint John, New Brunswick. A group of residents» 

International, Politics, Society

New survey suggests Canadians may avoid a ‘democratic recession” a la the U.S. and U.K.

A new survey offers a good deal of hope to Canadians who fear the country could embrace the so-called “democratic deficit” that marked Brexit and continues to mark in the United States under President Donald Trump. The survey, carried out» 

Economy, Environment, History, International, Science and Technology, Work & Labour

Old mining waste becomes new gold in north Ontario

with files from:   Northern Ontario Business: N Tollinsky;    CBC: M von Stackelberg New technology and interest in electric cars has brought a rush of interest in a tiny old mining town in northern Ontario. Red balloon shows Cobalt Ontario,» 

Canada Homestay Network need hosts for students

The Canada Homestay Network is looking for more people in Sudbury, Ontario, willing to welcome international students into their homes. Sudbury’s Laurentian University is one of many destinations in Canada for international students © Laurentian The network links international students who» 

Economy, Education, History, Immigration & Refuge, International, Lifestyle, Society

Toronto: speed-dating for real estate

Toronto real estate prices continue to make headlines even as talk of a real estate bubble grows louder. Many people in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) feel priced out of the market. Now real estate agent Lesli Gaynor, is putting» 

Immigration & Refuge, International, Society

New U.S. statistics show fewer Canadians being stopped at the border

Despite a spate of news reports about Canadians being turned away at the U.S. border since U.S. President Donald Trump announced his controversial travel bans earlier this year, it appears that fewer–not more–Canadians are being refused entry. U.S. Customs and» 

Arts and Entertainment, Economy, International

‘The Big Maple Leaf’, worth millions stolen in Germany

‘The Big Maple Leaf’, the huge gold coin, was stolen from the Bode Museum early this morning. Issued by the Royal Canadian Mint, the coin is 3-centimetres thick and about the width of a car tire. Certified by Guinness World Records due»