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Economy

Canada’s inflation in October cooled by smaller increases in gas prices

The annual pace of inflation slowed down in October thanks smaller price increases at the gas pumps, as refineries in the United States resumed normal operations following hurricane Harvey, which forced production shutdowns in Texas. Statistics Canada said Friday the» 

International, Politics

Canada alarmed by dissolution of Cambodia’s main opposition party

Ottawa is sounding the alarm over the future of Cambodia’s democratic reforms after the country’s Supreme Court ordered the main opposition party to be dissolved on Thursday, dealing one of the most crushing blows yet to democratic aspirations in the» 

Animals

Famous deer to have hammock tangle removed

This story started in August when a deer got his antlers caught in a purple hammock in the western town of Prince Rupert, British Columbia. Marcedés Mack saw him and called police for help. Officers cut away part of the hammock» 

Education, Lifestyle, Society

Canadian university embroiled in free speech controversy

(public commenting open on all RCI stories- scroll to bottom of page for submission form) On its website page on Values, Vision, and Mission, Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo,  Ontario, prides itself on a commitment to several aspects of critical» 

Indigenous, Politics

Canada commemorates hanged Métis hero’s legacy

Canada is marking the 132nd anniversary of the execution of Louis Riel, a visionary Métis leader and a rebel, whose fight to protect the rights of the Métis nation led to the creation of the Province of Manitoba, but also» 

International, Society

Scammers get harassed by Canadian

If you need a little pick-me-up today, take a look at the CBC report on a Canadian who kept calling scammers until they begged him to stop. There have been many reports about scammers calling people, posing as tax officials» 

Education, Politics, Society

The longest college strike in Ontario will continue

It’s been a rough few weeks for students and college professors in Ontario, Canada’s most populous province. Some 12,000 professors, instructors, counsellors, and librarians at 24 community colleges have been on strike since October 16. Several colleges and contractors such» 

Economy, Environment, Science and Technology

Could climate change create Canada’s next island province?

Canada’s east coast province of Nova Scotia is connected to the continent by a large isthmus, but it’s low lying and easily flooded. The idea that Nova Scotia could be cut off by water is a serious concern that has» 

Education

Canadian university degrees ranked highly by employers worldwide: survey

Degrees from Canadian universities are among the most highly valued by employers worldwide, according to a new survey of thousands of global businesses. Five Canadian universities are in the Top 100 list of this year’s Times Higher Education Global University» 

Health

Record number of deaths in Canada in 2014

In 2014, Canada recorded the highest number of deaths since the government started collecting such statistics in 1921. This is partly because the overall population is growing and because a large proportion of the population is getting old, where mortality»