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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» 

Education, Health, History, International, Lifestyle, Military, Politics, Society

Children of war; happier in conflict than in peace?

It seems a strange situation, children who were happier in a rebel camp at war, than they are after they gain their freedom. These are children who were abducted as child fighters or female sex slaves, and camp workers, and» 

Education, International, Lifestyle, Society

Justice Minister introduces new legislation aimed at drunk drivers

A new law aimed at cracking down on drunk driving has been introduced in Parliament. If it passes, Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould says it “will be one of the strongest impaired-driving pieces of legislation in the world.” The law would» 

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

Sudden death of world-renowned AIDS/HIV researcher

The world of medical research is mourning the sudden and unexpected loss of of Dr Mark Wainberg. Wainberg, aged 71, died while swimming on vacation in Florida.   While no cause has been confirmed, he had been swimming in rough water» 

Education, Immigration & Refuge, International, Politics, Society

Canada bestows rare honour on young Pakistani girls rights activist

*audio of Malala address to Parliament at bottom Malala Yousafzai  is now only the sixth person to become an honorary Canadian citizen. She was only 15 in her native Pakistan when she was shot by Taliban terrorists for having spoken» 

Education, Environment, History, Lifestyle, Society

Experience Canada’s great outdoors: Become a lighthouse keeper for the summer

North America’s Great Lakes are so vast, they are like inland seas, and are subject to violent storms. In the 1800’s as shipping became more active, lighthouses were set up in critical areas all around the lakes. Several remain to» 

Education, Environment, International

Extreme year for icebergs?

Every spring, icebergs float down from the Arctic into shipping lanes off the east coast of Canada. This year it promises to be one of the most active iceberg seasons on record. Last week there were 37 bergs reported in» 

Arts and Entertainment, Education, International, Society

Patrick Lehman pens tunes for Montreal’s ‘Girls Unite’

Patrick Lehman was aptly described by the CBC, as “Canada’s best-kept Soul secret!”  But he’s not such a secret anymore. Patrick Lehman was nominated for a Juno Award last year in the same category as The Weeknd. This time last year,» 

Arts and Entertainment, Education, History, Immigration & Refuge, Indigenous, International, Politics, Society, Work & Labour

TRC Calls to Action embroidered on Canadian flags

Helene Vosters, an artist in Winnipeg, Manitoba, is working on embroidering the 94 Calls to Action that came out of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, on Canadian flags. It will take 58 to complete. “It’s a wounding that has happened to» 

Economy, Education, Health, History, International, Lifestyle, Politics, Society

Marijuana early use can increase negative effects

Marijuana use is undergoing great changes in Canada these days. More people are accessing it for therapeutic reasons for a wide variety of conditions, and it is regulated and distributed for these purposes. The Liberal government was elected in 2015»