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Evacuees set to return to fire-ravaged Fort McMurray

The return of evacuees to the fire-ravaged oil town of Fort McMurray in the western Canadian province of Alberta is on schedule even though extensive environmental testing found elevated levels of pH and heavy metals in the city’s three hardest-hit» 

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

SAT Symposium on the power of sound starts tonight

SAT, the Technological Arts Society, based in Montreal, opens its third annual symposium this evening; “IX” which stands for Immersion Experience, will focus this year on ‘Sonic Perspectives’. Luc Courchesne is co-director of research at SAT, and the co-curator of the symposium. He» 

International, Military, Politics, Society

Genocide like Rwanda’s happening in Syria: Dallaire

Retired Canadian general Romeo Dallaire says genocide on the scale of that in Rwanda is happening right now in Syria. Dallaire led the failed United Nations peacekeeping mission in Rwanda in 1994. Since then he has written books and campaigned» 

Animals, Economy, Lifestyle, Society

People giving up horses over money and other woes

Some western Canadians are giving up their horses because of money problems or life-changing difficulties, says Kathy Bartley, president of a small horse rescue group north of Calgary. The price of hay has skyrocketed, costing Bear Valley Rescue 120-thousand dollars» 

Society

RCMP lays terrorism charge against Toronto stabbing suspect

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Canada’s federal police force, have laid terror charges against a 27-year-old man in connection with a stabbing at a Toronto military recruitment centre on March 14, 2016. Ayanle Hassan Ali has been charged with three counts of attempted» 

Animals, Society

Killing of gorilla raises questions about zoos

A Cincinnati zoo’s decision to shoot and kill a gorilla has sparked dramatic and wildly varying reaction. A four-year-old boy fell into the gorilla enclosure on Saturday. A 200-kg male gorilla named Harambe at times seemed protective of the boy» 

Arts and Entertainment, Economy, Education, International, Lifestyle, Science and Technology, Society, Work & Labour

SAT Symposium to begin in Monatreal

SAT, the home of Montreal’s ‘Technological Arts Society,’ is hosting an international symposium on immersive creativity this week that will bring designers, artists, producers and anyone interested in immersive experiences, together. The focus this year is ‘sound’ and we’ll hear» 

Arts and Entertainment, Economy, Education, Environment, History, International, Lifestyle, Science and Technology, Society, Sports

Canadian Grand Prix: countdown on

The Canadian Grand Prix, held every June in Montreal, is a festival of everything automotive for some, and a time to get out of town for others. ‘our country’s most important tourist event’ “It’s our country’s most important tourist event» 

Animals, Economy, Education, Environment, Health, History, Indigenous, International, Lifestyle, Politics, Science and Technology, Society

Grassy Narrows mercury contamination can be cleaned up: scientists

Grassy Narrows is in the spotlight again following the release today of the latest study to find the decades-old mercury contamination in the waterways can be cleaned up, and should be cleaned up. The mercury levels were first studied in» 

Environment, International, Science and Technology, Society

Climate scientists ask Canada to reject LNG project

Ninety scientists say a proposed liquefied natural gas project on Canada’s Pacific coast would have dire environmental consequences and undermine Canada’s commitments to curb climate change, reports Canadian Press. They say the Pacific NorthWest L-N-G project would be one of»