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Victoria Day and the ‘Mothers of Confederation’

Victoria Day is the occasion for the holiday many Canadians are enjoying today, at least in central and western Canada. The Atlantic provinces of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, and Newfoundland and Labrador do not celebrate. And, in» 

Education, Lifestyle, Society

Foundation seeks to make Canadian children the most literate

In honour of Canada’s 150th birthday, a charitable foundation has been created to make all Canadian children skilled and confident readers by the time the finish grade school. The stated mission of the Canadian Children’s Literacy Foundation is to make» 

Education, History, Immigration & Refuge, Indigenous, Politics, Society

Quebec school history course: still politically skewed?

“Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past.” George Orwell, novel “1984” Who gets to tell the story of what happened in the past and why? In the mostly French-speaking province of Quebec, the» 

Education, Immigration & Refuge, International, Lifestyle, Politics, Society

LGBTQ refugee claims heard under new guidelines

LGBTQ refugees arrive from countries all over the world, seeking safety and a better life in Canada. But proving their need for refugee status, has been a challenging and sometimes humiliating process for many. On Monday, the Immigration and Refugee» 

Economy, Education, Health, Lifestyle, Science and Technology, Society

Grocery shopping: How do you make your choices?

How do food shoppers make their choices…that’s the question being studied at the University of Guelph. A special type of lab to study the question has been created, in fact, it’s unique..possibly in the world. Michael von Massow is a» 

Arts and Entertainment, Education, Indigenous, Lifestyle, Society

Canada 150: Summer excitement to come to Arctic skies

Arctic air shows for Canada’s 150th birthday Because they are so remote, Canada’s many Arctic cities, towns, and hamlets are usually left out of any major cross-Canada events. An effort is being made to change that in part with a» 

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Expo `67 celebrated in Montreal

Expo `67 opened officially 50 years ago today. The celebration of the Canadian Centennial year in Montreal, was the biggest World`s Fair ever. Buckminster Fuller’s iconic geodesic dome is still part of the landscape on the Expo site. It was» 

Animals, Economy, Education, Environment, Indigenous, International, Science and Technology, Society

Better climate adaptation strategies needed across the Arctic

Climate change continues to transform the Arctic at an unprecedented rate but adaptation strategies continue to lag behind, says a series of new international reports released on Tuesday. The Arctic Council’s Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Program (AMAP) issued the reports as» 

Economy, Education, Society

Students say tuition discriminates, fuels family debt

The Canadian Federation of Students says that government underfunding of post-secondary education is fueling the crisis of household debt in Canada. Canadian families have debts that average 171 per cent of their disposable income and amount to more than the» 

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Indigenous Games in Toronto in July

The North American Indigenous Games (NAIG) will take place from July 16 to the 23 in Toronto this year, with the spirit of reconciliation a featured theme. Hannah Morningstar is an athlete and Team 88 ambassador for the 2017 North American»