@*@ Archive

Economy, Education, International, Science and Technology, Work & Labour

International World Skills Championship coming up

 With files from CNW What are World Skills?  These are vocational skills in trades and technology. Although many have not heard of the competition, it takes place every two years and attracts about 100,000 spectators. The Canadian WorldSkills team, all» 

Economy, Education, History, Immigration & Refuge, International, Lifestyle, Society

Toronto: speed-dating for real estate

Toronto real estate prices continue to make headlines even as talk of a real estate bubble grows louder. Many people in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) feel priced out of the market. Now real estate agent Lesli Gaynor, is putting» 

Animals, Economy, Education, Health, International, Science and Technology, Society

Cancer screening: ‘Man’s best friend’ takes on a whole new meaning

It certainly ranks as one of Canada’s more curious health exports–a cancer screening service performed by dogs, half of them rescued, all of the mutts. It’s all happening in the small (55,000 residents) Quebec city of Aylmer and is the» 

Arts and Entertainment, Education, History, Immigration & Refuge, Society

The LINK Online, March 25, 2017

The Canadian Stamp featuring the monument in Vimy, France, issued in honour of the centennial of the battle. © Canada Post Vimy Ridge Memorial The centennial of a major victory during World War One is coming up on April 9th. The» 

Economy, Education, Immigration & Refuge, International, Society

Canada’s largest school board no longer booking student trips to the U.S.

The Toronto District School Board, the largest in Canada, is no longer booking trips to the United States because of uncertainty about who can cross the border. The Toronto District School Board has joined Girl Guides of Canada in not» 

Animals, Arts and Entertainment, Economy, Education, Environment, History, Indigenous, Lifestyle, Science and Technology, Society

Canada 150: C3-a coastal connection adventure- Atlantic, Arctic, Pacific

Canada is celebrating its 150 anniversary this year and a huge variety of projects have been envisaged for this important occasion. The Students on Ice Foundation, unique in itself, has developed yet another uniquely special event. Get a substantial ship» 

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

Homa Hoodfar launches latest book on Muslim women and sports

Homa Hoodfar, Professor Emerita at Montreal’s Concordia University, has followed through with the book launch she was working on when she was arrested and later jailed in her native Iran last spring. “It was not an easy time, but I tried» 

Arts and Entertainment, Education, Immigration & Refuge, International, Society

Cole Foundation funding intercultural theatre in Montreal

The Cole Foundation continues the wishes of Jack Cole, the man who established the foundation in 1980.  “What is the use of living if not to make this world a better place for mankind.” was his motto. Born and raised in» 

Education, Health, International, Lifestyle

World Oral Health Day; Survey shows which countries are best

Today, March 20 was World Oral Health Day. About 44 percent of the world’s population has tooth decay, and gum disease is present in 15-20 percent of adults between ages 35-44. Many people are aware of oral health care, but» 

Education, Indigenous, International, Society

She won! Canadian named “global teacher”

After being selected as a finalist from an initial 20,000 nominees, she made it to the long list of 50 candidates. Maggie MacDonnell then was flown to Dubai to join the 9 other finalists where she selected as the winner»