Highlights/Canadian headlines

Environment, Health, International

Lyme disease may be vastly under-detected in Canada

A new report by two researchers suggests there may be many more people suffering from Lyme disease than reporte. The researchers from Mt Allison University in New Brunswick, and from the University of Calgary, said that unreliable blood tests are» 

Economy

Airfare turbulence slowed down Canada’s inflation rate to 2.2% last month

The annual pace of inflation slowed more than expected in September dragged down by turbulence in the airfare prices and a slower rise in the price of gasoline compared with August. Statistics Canada said Friday the consumer price index in» 

Society

Union lobbies to save local news

A large Canadian union is sending a delegation of activists and leaders to Ottawa next week to urge the federal government “to take action to address the crisis in Canadian journalism,” announces a news release. Local newspapers and broadcast newsrooms» 

Environment, International

Canada supports African women in climate talks

The governments of Canada and France are holding a training workshop on climate negotiations for 15 French-speaking negotiators on climate change from sub-Saharan Africa. The workshop takes place in Dakar, Senegal from October 22 to 25, 2018. The goal is» 

International, Society

Canadian faces 10 years in jail for spray painting ancient Thai wall

A 23-year-old Canadian woman is facing up to 10 years in prison on charges of spray-painting her initials on an ancient wall in northern Thailand, police said Friday. Canadian Brittney Schneider and Briton Furlong Lee, also 23, were arrested on» 

International, Society

Canadian troops once again guard Buckingham Palace

Canadian troops have once again been named to perform as the Queen’s Guard in London. Some 80 members of the Royal Canadian Regiment (RCR) are heading to the UK along with 35 members of the Royal Canadian Artillery (RCA) band.» 

Society

Cannabis retailers warn of supply shortage

Cannabis retailers across Canada warned of lingering shortages Thursday, saying demand for newly legal pot outstrips their retail projections and limited supply. Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries said Thursday that it is expecting product shortages in both brick-and-mortar and online stores» 

International, Politics

Canada offers its ‘deepest condolences’ following deadly attack in Crimea

Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland offered Canada’s “deepest condolences and profound sympathy” as grieving residents in the Crimean port city of Kerch laid flowers and lit candles on Thursday, a day after an armed teenager killed 20 people at a» 

Economy, Society

Affordability is a top concern among homebuyers: survey

Although the figure has been decreasing for the last four years, 37 per cent of people feel concern or uncertainty when they buy a home in Canada, according to a survey by the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation. The government» 

Economy, Internet, Science and Technology, Society

Future not bright for cable/satellite TV, landline telephones

The traditional home telephone wired in to a network, and cable television, once almost standard fare in all homes, are facing a bleak future. A new survey of Canadians by the Angus Reid Institute  shows about a third of respondents have»