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Soldier shot at war memorial in capital

One of a possible three shooters was killed after they invaded Canada’s Parliament building. Police, soldiers and special forces are scouring the area looking for the shooters. The events started when a soldier was shot at the National War Memorial» 

International, Lifestyle, Society

Emigrating? Best country list

It’s called the HSBC Expat Explorer Report listing what expats from over 100 countries have to say about their new countries. It seems there are about 3 million Canadians living abroad, and this new survey says Canada is a fairly» 

International, Politics, Science and Technology, Society

World scientists ask Canada to stop restrictions

Over 800 scientists from 32 countries have written to Canada’s prime minister asking that he ‘remove excessive and burdensome restrictions and barriers to scientific communication and collaboration faced by Canadian government scientists.” ‘A rapid decline in freedoms and funding’ The» 

Arts and Entertainment

15th edition of imagineNATIVE features Canadian, international Indigenous artists

Started in 1998 the imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival and its annual tour (that takes selected programming to remote Indigenous communities) is in its 15th annual edition starting October 22 and focuses on new and innovative film, video, radio, and new» 

Arts and Entertainment

‘L’avenir (looking forward)’ theme of latest edition of Montreal Biennale

Featuring 50 artists and four curators, the latest edition of La Biennale de Montreal opens October 22 and continues until January 4, 2014. At a press conference Tuesday (October 21) Sylvie Fortin the Executive and Artistic Director of the art» 

Animals, Environment, Military, Society

Alberta ranchers say elk herd out of control

Ranchers in the southern portion of the western province of Alberta say a herd of wild elk on a military base has grown too big and is damaging their grazing land. CFB Suffield property comprises some 2,690 sq km. about» 

Economy, Health, International, Politics, Society

UN Special Rapporteurs assess impact of water shutoffs in Detroit

Two United Nations human rights experts ended a three day visit to the U.S. city of Detroit on Monday (October 20) with a press conference and a joint statement. The vist was organized to learn about the impact of large-scale» 

International, Military, Politics, Society

Islamic radicalization, two Canadians dead

In what is alleged to be an act of terrorism related to radical Islam, two Canadians are dead, and another is in hospital in the mainly French-speaking province of Quebec. Michel Juneau-Katsuya is CEO of Northgate Security and Strategic Intelligence,» 

History, Military

Artefact of the HMCS Niobe unveiled

In a symbolic coincidence of events, October 21 is an important date for Canada’s Navy. It’s the date of Canada’s first official warship, and the date an arteifact related to the ship was unveiled. The first modern warship of the» 

Health, Lifestyle, Society

Canadians worry about health as they age

Two-thirds of Canadians say their biggest worry as they get older is that their health will deteriorate, but only 22 per cent said they had planned or saved for health costs in retirement, according to an online survey. Although Canada»