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Arts and Entertainment, Immigration & Refugees, International, Society

Former revolutionary, refugee, author speaks at immigration museum

Carmen Aguirre will again tell the story of how she settled in Canada after fighting as part of the Chilean resistance and later became an award-winning author, playwright and actor. She will appear at the Canadian Museum of Immigration at» 


Oh Canada- what weather you have!

It is one large country, but what variations in conditions! In Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba, wildfires, aided by unusually hot weather and lack of rain are threatening many communities and some evacuations have been ordered. New Brunswick in the east,» 

Environment, Health, Politics, Society

Toronto to protect sunlight downtown

Toronto City Council will be considering the benefits and need for sunshine in a new document this week. It’s one of many other recommendations in a document called “TOcore”, described as a 25-year blueprint for growth in downtown Toronto. “Livable» 

Environment, Indigenous, Society

Manitoba First Nations angry over delayed evacuation

Manitoba is now dealing with rescue missions to save First Nations people from dangerous forest fires. There were 160 forest fires burning in the central-Canadian province in this first heat wave of the spring. Rain is in the forecast but» 

Health, Internet, Science and Technology, Society

‘Newfoundland Curse’ lifted: researchers win GG Award

The ‘Newfoundland Curse’, as a heart condition became known, focused the efforts of four researchers who were honoured today in Ottawa. Passed down in particular families through several generations, the “curse”, led to the sudden death of 80 per cent» 

Immigration & Refugees, International, Politics

Canada pledges $300M to Rohingya crisis, but remains vague on resettlement

Canada is pledging $300 million in foreign aid over the next three years to help the persecuted Rohingya Muslim minority fleeing a brutal campaign of ethnic cleansing in their native Myanmar, Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland and International Development Minister» 

International, Politics

Iran Nuclear weapons deal: ticking time bomb

U.S President Trump has withdrawn support for an internationally negotiated deal to get Iran to end a programme to produce nuclear weapons.  While some insist the deal was not effective, others insist it was and was providing a measure of» 

International, Politics

Canada and Denmark announce joint task force to resolve Arctic boundary issues

Canada and Denmark together with Greenland plan to create a joint task force to explore options and provide recommendations on how to resolve outstanding boundary issues in the Arctic between the two nations, officials announced Wednesday. The issues on the» 

Economy, Environment, Indigenous

Whales seen in Gulf of St. Lawrence, fisheries closed.

Last year there was a record 18 North Atlantic right whale deaths in the waters of eastern North America. Most of them were in the Gulf of St Lawrence and were attributed in large part to entanglement with fishing gear.» 

Rachel Notley not going to Yellowknife conference

Rachel Notley, the left-leaning premier of Alberta, will not attend the Western Premiers’ Conference that begins this evening in Yellowknife, the capital of the Northwest Territories. Notley, who is locked in a heated dispute with John Horgan, the premier of»