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Economy, Lifestyle, Society

Who needs Madison Avenue!

You never know what’s going to work. In advertising, for instance. Case and Point: Okotoks, Alberta, a town of 25,000 residents, located a little south of Calgary. Last month city fathers launched a new tourism campaign. “There are a number» 

Federal election 2015, Politics, Society

Why it’s tough to get out the vote

Campaigns are popping up across Canada encouraging people to vote, but often they are ineffective. “Obviously, they haven’t been too effective because the voter engagement levels have remained basically the same,” says Heather Bastedo, a former professor of political science» 

Environment, International, Science and Technology

Ice and the Northwest passage- an unreliable shipping route still

New findings from on-site research have found that ice in the Northwest passage can still be too thick and ice conditions far too unreliable in summer for it to become a regular shipping route. Christian Haas (PhD) is Canada Research» 

Federal election 2015, Immigration & Refuge, Politics, Society

Minister promises asylum for North Korean refugees

As part of a tour to court the ethnic vote, former Immigration Minister Jason Kenney has promised that, if elected, a Conservative government would create a special program to resettle North Koreans in Canada, reports the Globe. Kenney has tweeted» 

Economy, Immigration & Refuge, International, Politics, Society

Border agents protest cuts, saying security comprised

Passengers at the busy Montreal-Trudeau International Airport were presented with a surprise protest demonstration this morning, although no flights were delayed. A group of public servants and border agents were picketing to protest budget cuts and job losses. In a» 

Health, Lifestyle, Science and Technology

New hope for asthma sufferers

It may be counter-intuitive, but Canadian researchers say they have discovered a new path to fight  the ill-effects of asthma. Exercise. Thirty minutes a day, year round. Traditionally, people with asthma have been discouraged from exercising because of a belief» 

Immigration & Refuge, International, Politics, Society

Prime minister halted refugee processing: Globe

Early this year, the Prime Minister’s Office stopped the processing of a highly vulnerable class of Syrian refugees so it could vet their applications, even though they had been referred by the United Nations, reports the Globe and Mail newspaper.» 

Economy, Environment, Health, History, Indigenous, International, Science and Technology, Society

End may be near in Gateway pipeline battle

Vancouver’s Federal Court of Appeal was set Thursday to hear a final day of arguments in a legal challenge against a massive pipeline project. The 12-hundred-kilometre twin Northern Gateway pipeline would transport diluted bitumen from Alberta’s oilsands to a terminal» 

International, Society, Sports

The path to the World Series is long and arduous, are the Blue Jays ready?

The Toronto Blue Jays, Canada’s sole major league baseball team, begin their quest for a World Series Championship Thursday at their home field, the Rogers Centre. For the first time since 2005, the Blue Jays made the cover of Sports» 

Animals, Environment, International

Henry, the polar bear comes home, (more or less)

Henry, at age two and a half and a little over 300 kg, is a strapping young polar bear. He was born however, not in the Canadian Arctic or any Arctic nation for that matter, but rather in the warmth»