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International, Internet, Science and Technology, Politics, Society

Researchers say Canadian technology used to censor internet internationally

It’s been alleged for years that Canadian technology is being used to filter internet access in certain countries. The Citizen Lab  at the University of Toronto, which first exposed the concern and has been tracking the issue since 2013. This week» 

Health, Society

Heart disease and stroke cutting women’s lives short: campaign

‘Time for women to stop dying unnecessarily’ Heart disease and stroke claim the life of a woman in Canada every 17 minutes and “sex and gender blinders have caused too many women’s lives to be cut short,” according to the» 

International, Politics

Canada provides $19.5M humanitarian assistance in Syria and Lebanon

The federal government announced Wednesday $19.5 million in funding to UN agencies and NGOs working to address humanitarian needs in Syria and Lebanon. Canada’s contribution will help meet the basic needs of crisis-affected people in Syria and Lebanon, including through» 

Environment, Indigenous

First Nation fined $100K over environmental infraction and a single word

Fine goes from $10K, to $100K The issue goes back to 2011, when the Big River First Nations was given a warning about environmental violations at a gasoline station on the reserve. The situation involved contraventions of the Storage Tank» 

Society

Plane with engine trouble lands on Calgary street

A small aircraft carrying six people was forced to make an emergency landing on a Calgary street this morning after running out of fuel, according to Calgary police. Officials with Canada’s Transportation Safety Board (TSB) said the twin-engine plane with» 

Society

Tornado study reveals historic outbreak

It was thought that a tornado outbreak on June 18, 2017 in the province of Quebec involved four tornadoes, but a new study method reveals the real number was 11. This makes it the largest tornado outbreak ever recorded in» 

International, Politics

G7 ministers address ‘strategic threat’ to democracy

Security ministers from the G7 countries discussed how to address the “strategic threat” of attempts by foreign powers to undermine democratic values and institutions through propaganda and disinformation at their meeting in Toronto this week. Representatives of Canada, France, Germany, Italy,» 

Environment, Society

Lobster fishery rules changed to protect right whales

Canada’s Department of Fisheries and Oceans has announced new measures for lobster fishing in hopes of protected the endangered North Atlantic right whales. Eighteen of them died off the coast of Canada and the U.S. last year, most often because» 

Economy, International, Politics

Freeland is in Washington for intensive NAFTA talks

Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland is in Washington today in an intensified push to complete negotiations over the renewed North American Free Trade Agreement. “We have had some very energetic and productive conversations,” Freeland told reporters on the steps of» 

Society

Canadians expected to eat out less

The Conference Board of Canada says restaurant sales are forecast to grow by an average of just 1.4 per cent per year between 2018 and 2022.  That is lower than the projected inflation rate of nearly two per cent for»