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Your hosts today, Lynn, and Marc (see our facebook broadcast at bottom of page.., performed live on Fridays) Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will not be in office forever. Could Canadians elect a nativist leader like Donald Trump? © PC/Adrian Wyld/The» 

Arts and Entertainment, Education, History, Society, Sports

Is Black History Month necessary?

Black History Month has only been an official celebration during the month of February since 1995 in Canada. As a result, a first generation of young Canadians has grown up with a greater knowledge of the contribution of many black» 

Animals, Environment, Society

Unique ecosystems protected in St. Lawrence River

A non-profit conservation group has acquired three new pieces of land in the St. Lawrence River enabling it to protect some unique ecosystems that are home to vulnerable species of plants and animals. They add to areas already protected by» 

Order of Canada anniversary book of stories

The Order of Canada is honouring its fiftieth anniversary this year with a book featuring profiles of some of the recipients over these last five decades .They Desire a Better Country: The Order of Canada in 50 Stories was released today, in» 

Long holiday weekend in almost half of Canada

Family Day is this coming Monday in some provinces giving many Canadians a much-needed long holiday weekend. Alberta, Saskatchewan and Ontario will celebrate Family Day this upcoming third Monday in February. In Manitoba they have the holiday Monday but it’s» 

Lifestyle, Society

Drones, prisons, contraband

With the growing popularity and sophistication of small drones, criminals are getting in on the act. The latest incident occurred at the Regina Correctional Centre in the prairie province of Saskatchewan Drew Wilby  executive director with the Ministry of Justice,» 

History, Immigration & Refuge, Society

Black Rock monument restoration plan in Montreal

The Black Rock monument in Montreal was laid in 1860. And over the years it has remained in the hearts and minds of the decsendants of Irish immigrants to Montreal and elsewhere in Canada Black Rock, the monumental stone being» 

International, Politics, Society

Canada is not immune to the rise of populism, suggest poll

Those Canadians who watch U.S. President Donald Trump with horror should not take any comfort in assuming Canadians would not elect a similar leader. A yearly public opinion survey suggests Canadian attitudes have changed in the last year and are» 

Economy

Gold miner Agnico Eagle to invest $1.2B in two Canadian Arctic mines

Toronto-based Agnico Eagle Mines Ltd. is moving ahead with plans to expand an existing gold mine project and develop another one in Canada’s Arctic territory of Nunavut, the company announced Wednesday as it released its 2016 financial results. The company» 

Environment, International, Society

Canada history: Feb 17, 1932: The end and beginning of the mystery of the Mad Trapper

It is one of the many enduring legends and mysteries of Canada’s far northern frontiers. Who was this man? They didn’t know then, and they still don’t know now, and probably never will. The story begins in summer of 1931»