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International, Politics

At least 100,000 babies die every year because of conflict: Save the Children

More than half-a-million infants are thought to have died as a result of armed conflict between 2013 and 2017 in the world’s 10 worst crisis-affected countries, according to new analysis by Save the Children. The total number of deaths from» 

L-R: Marc, Levon, Terry, Marie-Claude

The LINK Online, Feb. 15,16,17

Your hosts: Levon, Terry, Marie-Claude, Marc (video of show at bottom) Legendary British rock star Sting performs in solidarity with General Motors workers in Oshawa This week, Gordon Sumner aka “Sting” took the cast of his hit musical to the» 

International, Politics, Society

Canadians linked to ISIS pose dilemma for Ottawa

As cornered Islamic State militants make what appears to be a last-ditch stand in eastern Syria, Canadian politicians, diplomats and political scientists may finally be ready to begin grappling with what to do about Canadians with ISIS connections still in» 

International, Politics

Canada condemns Kashmir suicide attack

Canada strongly condemns the suicide bombing on Thursday of a paramilitary convoy in Indian-controlled Kashmir which killed 41 people, Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland said. “Canada offers its deepest condolences and profound sympathy to the families and friends of those» 

Politics, Society

30 years after Polytechnique massacre Canada’s gun debate rages on

On a quiet afternoon on Dec. 6, 1989, a young man armed with a semi-automatic rifle hidden in a plastic garbage bag walked into the hilltop campus of the Université de Montréal’s engineering school with vengeance in his heart. After» 

A sinkhole expands into B.C. nightmare

The nightmare began Christmas Day in the municipality of Sechelt, about 50 kilometres northwest of Vancouver on British Columbia’s lower Sunshine Coast. A sinkhole appeared on a vacant lot in the Seawatch Concordia subdivision. It measured about 12 metres deep,» 

Canada history: Feb 15 1965- Canada finally gets its own, wonderful, flag

Today is Canada’s National Flag Day Canada is still a relatively young country, but our national flag is even younger.  At 52, the Canadian Maple Leaf is now one of the most recognized flags in the world. Canada’s red and» 

Arts and Entertainment, International, Society

National Hockey League and Players Association celebrate Black History Month

For the first time, the NHL will be adapting the thrust of its February campaign of “hockey is for everyone” to a focus of celebrating Black History Month. The league (NHL) and the players association (NHLPA) have joined to mark» 

Economy, Environment, International, Politics, Society

Western energy workers head for Ottawa in giant truck convoy

A giant convoy of trucks festooned with slogans and driven by disgruntled western energy sector workers is heading east, bound for Ottawa and a three-day protest on Parliament Hill beginning Tuesday. About 160 trucks left Red Deer, Alberta Thursday morning»