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Health, History, Indigenous

Clearing the Plains: Disease, Politics of Starvation, and the Loss of Aboriginal Life

For more than two decades University of Regina professor James Daschuk has assembled documentation of how disease and the politics of starvation decimated the Indigenous population in what is now western Canada. From diseases such as smallpox brought by European» 

Economy, International, Politics

Canada loses Ford Motor Company investment to Mexico

A planned Ford Motor Company investment in a Canadian plant in the city of Windsor which would have created 1000 jobs has fallen through, and will now be built in Mexico, according to a press release Friday (October 24) from» 

Economy, Environment, Indigenous, International, Politics, Society

Eye on the Arctic – Week in Review 10/24/14

Eye on the Arctic brings you stories and newsmakers from across the North   On this week’s news round-up, we bring you some of your most read stories on Eye on the Arctic this week: An attack by a gunman in Canada’s» 

History, International, Military

October 25, (1854) Canadian courage, and the Charge of the Light Brigade

Half a league, half a league,  Half a league onward, All in the valley of Death Rode the six hundred. “Forward, the Light Brigade! “Charge for the guns!” he said: Into the valley of Death Rode the six hundred. It is a most famous poem,» 

Immigration & Refuge, International, Politics, Society

Canada should take 10,000 Syrian refugees: groups

Canada must respond to the plea by the United Nations and take in 10,000 Syrian refuges, says a group of Canadian humanitarian agencies. So far the government has only resettled 200 people here, and the plan to bring in 1,100» 

Animals, Environment

Unique conservation plan on Canada’s east coast

It’s called the Bay of Islands Coastal Wilderness project, or the Wild Islands project Bay of Islands comprises dozens of small islands between Clam Harbour and Mushaboom Harbour (about 30km long) on the eastern shore of Nova Scotia © Google It’s» 

Society

Temple dims Diwali lights to honour soldiers

Diwali is one of the most colourful and significant festivals celebrated by Hindus, Sikhs, Jains and others in Canada and around the world. It is a five-day festival of light that coincides with the Hindu New Year. Diwali is celebrated» 

Politics, Society

‘Canada will never be intimidated,’ says prime minister

Canada’s parliamentarians went back to work today, refusing to be cowed by yesterday’s attack at the National War Memorial and inside the Parliament building.  Prime Minister Stephen Harper addressed the nation Wednesday evening and called the perpetrator a terrorist. Canadian» 

International, Politics, Society

Day after Ottawa shootings, questions about security, democracy and new laws

The day after the shooting of a soldier in Ottawa at the National War Memorial and the shooting of the gunman in Canada’s Parliament buildings, Members of Parliament were back in the House of Commons on Thursday (October 23), after» 

Immigration & Refuge, International, Lifestyle, Military, Politics, Society

Canadian Muslim groups react to killing of Canadian soldiers

Several Canadian Muslim groups have come out to publicly condemn the murders of two Canadian soldiers this week by recent converts to Islam. On Monday a uniformed soldier was run down and killed in St-Jean-sur Richelieu,Quebec by a driver who»