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International, Society

Princess Eugenie: second royal wedding this year

Princess Eugenie is engaged to be married to Jack Brooksbank, Buckingham Palace announced yesterday. ‘Her Royal Highness and Mr Jack Brooksbank became engaged in Nicaragua earlier this month. The wedding will take place in the autumn of 2018 at St George’s» 

International, Society

Survey shows some unexpected results about the openness of Canadians

A new poll suggests that Canadians may not as open to the world as they are cracked up to be. In the wake of populist movements that led to Donald Trump’s election in the U.S. and Britain’s vote to pull» 

Society

Freezing rain coats much of Quebec in ice

School was cancelled in much of the southern part of Quebec province as freezing rain made roads and sidewalks treacherous. Many school boards in Canada make allowances for two or three so-called snow days every winter—days when they have to» 

Economy, International, Society

Toronto mayor endorses 2026 World Cup bid

Toronto Mayor John Tory has endorsed bringing part of the world’s biggest sporting event to Canada’s biggest city in 2026. Competing against Morocco, Canada, the U.S. and Mexico are currently sharing a bid to bring FIFA’s World Cup to North» 

Environment

Plan to allow logging threatens caribou, say environmentalists

A U.S. environmental group is accusing the province of Ontario of enabling rampant logging in the habitat of its declining boreal caribou. The Natural Resources Defense Council says there was no meaningful consultation before Ontario proposed to extend logging industry» 

Environment, Society

Windstorm wreaks havoc in southern British Columbia

Windstorms left thousands of households without power over the weekend in south-eastern British Columbia, including Vancouver Island. Jasmine Olson was stopped at a red light early Sunday morning when a powerful gust blew the traffic light down onto her car.» 

Arts and Entertainment, Society

Rideau Canal Skateway closed due to January thaw

The Rideau Canal becomes the world’s largest Skateway during the winter, but it’s closed these days due to mild temperatures. The 7.2 kilometres of maintained ice is temporarily closed, for the second time this season. The National Capital Commission, which» 

Economy, International, Society

Trudeau heads to Davos to promote investment

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau leaves for the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland today to meet with world political, civic and business leaders. He will address the forum on Tuesday, stressing that Canada is still a good place to» 

Environment, Health, Indigenous

Climate change increasing diseases in Arctic

New study implicates global warming in spread of disease including parasites. It’s a parasite that is widely spread around the world, and it has been found among high percentage of the Arctic population Toxoplasmosis is caused by a parasite known» 

International

Canadians warned of dangers of travel to Jamaica

The Canadian government has warned Canadians to “exercise a high degree of caution” and be “extremely vigilant” if they intend to travel to Jamaica. That country is one of the three top Caribbean destinations for Canadians wanting to escape the»