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The LINK Online- Sat. Sept 24, 2016

Your hosts this week, Lynn, Levon, and Marc With mergers in the bio-tech and chemical pesticide industries, over 60 percent of the world’s seed and pesticides will be controlled by only three companies, with an emphasis on genetically modified seeds.» 

Economy, International, Politics

Canada and EU to draft declaration to ease concerns over CETA

Canada and the European Union will draft a legally binding declaration to try to assuage growing concerns over their free trade deal, EU officials announced today in the Slovak capital of Bratislava. “It is a modern trade agreement with a country» 

Economy, Environment, Indigenous, International, Politics, Science and Technology

The Arctic Council at 20 – View from Finland

The Arctic Council is celebrating its 20th anniversary this month. The international forum has Canadian roots and was established on September 19, 1996 when the world’s circumpolar nations signed the Ottawa Declaration, outlining the new forum’s focus: sustainable development and environmental protection. To mark the» 

Arts and Entertainment, International, Lifestyle, Science and Technology, Society

Pokemon go..more troubles

It has become a worldwide fad game, but Pokemon Go is also getting many people angry. With people absent-mindedly walking into traffic, driving erratically, or bumping into other pedestrians as they walk with heads down, the latest incident involves a» 

Health, Immigration & Refuge, Society

Canada urged to stop detaining migrant children

Canada detains an average 242 migrant children in prison-like conditions and that can have bad and lasting effects on them, report human rights researchers. The figures are probably higher given that they do not include youngsters who are detained because» 

Politics, Sports

Trudeaus to welcome royal family on week-long tour of Canada

Barely a week after they hosted Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and his wife at the prime minister’s summer retreat at Harrington Lake, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his wife Sophie Grégoire Trudeau will be greeting the Royal Family as they» 

Education, Environment, Health, Science and Technology, Society

Canadians and science literacy: We’re No 1…um..maybe not.

This is Science Literacy Week in Canada running from September 19-25th.  The purpose is to celebrate science, highlight scienctists and science communicators, demonstrate how exciting science is, and showcase the excellence and diversity of Canadian Science. Although libraries, universities, and» 

Environment, International, Lifestyle, Society

Coffee under pressure from climate change: report

It always surprises me that fellow Canadians don’t seem fussed about climate change, but a report about predicted effects on coffee crops may change that. ‘A Brewing Storm’ Coffee is the most popular beverage among adult Canadians and we are» 

International, Military, Politics

Canada announces new funding for UN peace efforts

Foreign Affairs Minister Stephane Dion announced Wednesday that Canada is pledging up to $25 million to the United Nations peace operations, as Ottawa ramps up its campaign for a Security Council seat in 2021. The three-year funding is aimed at» 

Economy, International, Politics

Canada and China exploring possible free trade deal

Canada and China announced on Thursday the start of exploratory talks towards a free trade agreement and an extradition treaty, even as China’s premier was forced to defend his country’s human rights record and its use of capital punishment. At a»