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Environment, Science and Technology

National Snow and Ice Data Center loses ‘eye in the sky’

Just as the Arctic experiences one of the most unusual weather patterns in history, a satellite malfunction has forced the U.S.-based National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) to suspend its daily sea ice extent updates until further notice. One» 

Ubisoft opening Rabbids entertainment centre in Montreal

Ubisoft is going out into the community with a new family entertainment centre planned for Montreal. Rabbids, the company’s hit video-game franchise will be the theme for the new destination. The 1,400-square-metre-centre is scheduled to open as the summer winds» 

Arts and Entertainment, Economy, History, International, Lifestyle, Society

K-Tel founder, Phil Kives dies at 87

K-Tel stood for ‘Kives Televison’, and the man behind the empire, Phil Kives died on Wednesday in Wiinnipeg. Many Canadians of “a certain age” will remember the aggressive K-Tel TV commercials from the late 1960’s and ’70’s hawking everything from» 

Animals, Economy, Health, International, Lifestyle, Politics, Society

Restaurant chain’s decision to drop Alberta beef prompts criticism and questions

A decision by a Vancouver-based restaurant chain to stop serving Alberta beef has prompted a fierce backlash from Canadian politicians and cattle ranchers. It remains to be seen how dropping of Alberta beef will affect sales at the Earls restaurants,» 

Lifestyle, Science and Technology, Society

A call for faster, cheaper internet for all Canada

“Many Canadians may not know this, but they are paying some of the highest prices in the industrialized world for what’ s widely recognized as poor (internet) service,” says Josh Tabish, campaigns director with OpenMedia, a non-profit which fights to» 

Economy, International, Society

Revenue Canada measures snaring more tax cheats

A beefed up crackdown on tax cheats is apparently paying off for Revenue Canada. The Globe and Mail reports that enforcement measures announced in the 2013 federal budget have netted almost three times what the department originally expected. The 2013» 

Economy, Health, Indigenous, Lifestyle, Science and Technology, Society

Trudeau hauls water at Ojibwa First Nation

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau visited a troubled First Nation on Thursday as he continues his efforts to reset Canada’s relationship with its indigenous peoples. Trudeau spent seven hours on the Shoal Lake 40 First Nation that has been under a» 

Health, International, Lifestyle, Science and Technology, Society

Weight-loss can reverse diabetes, study confirms

People who have had Type 2 diabetes for up to 10 years can reverse the condition if they lose weight and keep it off, says a study from Newcastle University in the U.K. Losing 1/3 of a person’s body weight» 

Education, Society

Honours student expelled over pocket knife

Shawn Soucy is 16 and attends an English language high school in Quebec. That it, he attended the school, but the honour-roll student was expelled in the middle of the year because  a pocket knife was found in his backpack.» 

Economy, Politics, Society

Tax time in Canada with it’s 3,000 page tax act

It is tax time in Canada. If you owe the government money, you have to file a tax return by April 30th every year.  Because that falls on a weekend this year, 2016,, you have until May 1st, Monday to»