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Animals, Arts and Entertainment, Education, Environment, Indigenous

New exhibit brings museum visitors to the Arctic

The Canadian Museum of Nature has opened a new gallery it hopes will “transform people’s understanding of the Arctic.” It recreates the Arctic’s natural landscapes and its plants and animals, and visitors can hear the voices of the people who» 

Education

Website offers free advice to investors

People who want to learn about investing their money now have access to an updated website run by the regulatory agency, the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC). The site is accessible to mobile devices and tablets and provides investing articles, videos,» 

Education, History, Indigenous, Society

Canada 150 Mi’Kma’Ki 13,000 in Nova Scotia

Canada 150, the celebration of this country’s sesquicentennial anniversary of confederating, is being eclipsed by the indigenous experience in Nova Scotia. Just Us!, the coffee shop in Grand Pre, Nova Scotia put up the statement on the sign, to the» 

Economy, Education, Immigration & Refuge, International, Science and Technology

Algonquin College failed in Saudi Arabia

Algonquin College‘s foray into Saudi Arabia did not end well. Algonquin College in Ottawa © algonquincollege.com The Ottawa-based public post-secondary school was anticipating revenues of $100 million dollars when it first set up the men only trade school in Jazan, Saudi» 

Education, Environment, International, Lifestyle, Science and Technology

Climate change research halted for rescue

Climate change research took a back seat to rescue work caused by climate change this past weekend. The Canadian Coast Guard Ship Amundsen, an icebreaker, had recently embarked on a 133-day expedition across the Arctic. Dangerous ice in the water» 

Arts and Entertainment, Education, History, Indigenous

Griffin Poetry Prizes 2017: ‘Injun’ and ‘Falling Awake’

The Griffin Poetry Prize for a Canadian work went to Jordan Abel for his most recent collection entitled ‘Injun’. “This is a win for all the people who fought, and continue to fight against, appropriation and against the architecture of» 

Education, International, Lifestyle, Military, Work & Labour

Inspiring women to join the Canadian Forces: Short sessions offer a taste of military careers

Women in Force Programme The Canadian Forces are eager to increase the number of women in the military. There is a perception that women generally are intimidated by the idea of a military career so a new pilot project seeks» 

Education, Society

Group urges a return to school equity

Officially, public education is free in Canada but, in recent decades, parents have raised money for enhancements and there is concern that means some schools are able to offer more to students than others. Equity ‘since the very beginning’ “Canada…was» 

Arts and Entertainment, Education, Health, Lifestyle, Science and Technology, Society

Kids and screen time: new limits recommended

Electronic screens are becoming omnipresent in today’s society. Decades ago there was worry that children were spending too much time in front of the TV, really the only screen at the time. That of course is still a worry, but» 

Education, International, Society

Canadian reporter trains Congolese journalists

The Canadian newspaper La Presse partnered with Journalists for Human Rights to send a Canadian reporter to the Democratic Republic of Congo to train journalists there. Michèle Ouimet spent a month holding workshops and discussing ethics and principles with students»