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Health, Science and Technology

Parents influence pain felt after children’s vaccination: study

A long-term study of children shows that the amount of pain and distress felt by preschoolers after vaccination is strongly related to how their parents help them cope. Researchers at York University in Toronto found that preschoolers can cope with» 

International, Military, Politics

Conversation with the Canadian General fighting Daesh

Canada has been with the Coalition forces to defeat Daesh in Iraq since 2014. This year Brigadier-General Daniel MacIsaac took over command of the Canadian contingent I spoke to him from a Canadian base in Kuwait about the mission and» 

International, Politics

UN and humanitarian agencies sound alarm on Saudi-led blockade of Yemen

The United Nations and humanitarian agencies working in war-torn Yemen are sounding the alarm over the continuing blockade of much of the country’s air, sea and land entry points by the Western-supported coalition of Gulf states, calling on them to» 

Politics

Ottawa announces $327.6M to fight gangs and gun violence

The federal government will spend $327.6 million over five years and $100 million annually thereafter to crack down on gun crime and criminal gang activities, Minister of Public Safety Ralph Goodale announced Friday. Goodale made the announcement in Surrey, B.C. — a city that» 

Economy

Canada’s inflation in October cooled by smaller increases in gas prices

The annual pace of inflation slowed down in October thanks smaller price increases at the gas pumps, as refineries in the United States resumed normal operations following hurricane Harvey, which forced production shutdowns in Texas. Statistics Canada said Friday the» 

International, Politics

Canada alarmed by dissolution of Cambodia’s main opposition party

Ottawa is sounding the alarm over the future of Cambodia’s democratic reforms after the country’s Supreme Court ordered the main opposition party to be dissolved on Thursday, dealing one of the most crushing blows yet to democratic aspirations in the» 

Animals

Famous deer to have hammock tangle removed

This story started in August when a deer got his antlers caught in a purple hammock in the western town of Prince Rupert, British Columbia. Marcedés Mack saw him and called police for help. Officers cut away part of the hammock» 

Health, Society

A children’s charter planned to stem poverty, abuse, suicide

‘An urgent need for action’ More than 30 young people from all over Canada will gather in the nation’s capital, Ottawa, next week to draft a Canadian children’s charter. “The idea of a children’s charter really came about because many» 

Education, Lifestyle, Society

Canadian university embroiled in free speech controversy

(public commenting open on all RCI stories- scroll to bottom of page for submission form) On its website page on Values, Vision, and Mission, Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo,  Ontario, prides itself on a commitment to several aspects of critical» 

Indigenous

Eye on the Arctic video archive: Do mobility devices in the Arctic need a rethink?

Eye on the Arctic brings you stories and newsmakers from across the North This week on Eye on the Arctic, we’re dipping into our video vault for a look at mental health services in the North.  CAMBRIDGE BAY, Canada _ Recovering from knee surgery»