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No letup in British Columbia blazes as premier expresses dismay

As the Canadian Mental Health Association issues guidelines to help residents in British Columbia as they cope with the devastating wildfires ripping up the province, Premier John Horgan toured the hard-hit Prince George region on Tuesday and expressed dismay over» 

Environment, International, Internet, Science and Technology, Society

Old contact lenses add to microplastic pollution

An American study has found that old contact lenses are becoming a source of more plastic pollution in waterways and oceans. The study said that in the U.S alone about 45 million people wear contact lenses.  Arizona State University researchers» 

Environment, Health

Smoke from wildfires: health concerns, cancellations

As the many wildfires continue to ravage forests in west coast British Columbia, new health concerns are being raised about smoke pollution. In addition, several airports in the province had to cancel flights as the thick smoke made it too» 

Environment, International

British Columbia: wildfires worse due to climate change

It’s summer in Canada, and that means wildfire season. Indeed, wildfires have been seen in greater and more destructive quantities in areas around the world in the past few years, including this year. Sweden for example has experienced massive forest» 

Arts and Entertainment, Environment, International, Politics

Arctic waters: more concerns from shipping, tourism

It’s called “grey water”. It’s not sewage, but its certainly not clean either. It’s the dirty water resulting from clothes washing, dish washing, showers and sinks. This waste water includes soaps, nutrients, and microplastics. The World Wildlife Federation-Canada has raised» 

Environment, International

Legendary treasure hunter and historian Alex Storm has died in Nova Scotia

A legendary Canadian treasure hunter, storyteller and historian has passed away at the age of 90 in his beloved Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. Alex Storm made headlines in 1965 when he and a crew of divers discovered the French treasure» 

Arts and Entertainment, Economy, Environment, Health, International, Society

Three Canadian cities in top 10 of Economist livability rankings

The Economist Intelligence Unit has released its latest rankings of the world’s most livable cities and Canada has placed three–Calgary, Vancouver and Toronto–in the top 10. The Unit ranks 140 cities on a number of factors every year and there» 

Environment

Scientist deliver antibiotic dart to ailing young orca

A three-year-old endangered orca received a shot of antibiotic treatment in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of British Columbia as an international team of scientists attempted to save the life of the ailing animal. There are only 75 Southern» 

Economy, Environment, Immigration & Refugees, International, Politics, Society

The LINK Online August 10, 11, 12, 2018

Your hosts this week, Lynn Desjardins, Levon Sevunts and Carmel Kilkenny sitting in for Marc Montgomery. RCI – The Link Posted by Radio Canada International on Friday, August 10, 2018 SAUDI ARABIA TAKES DRAMATIC ACTION FOLLOWING CANADIAN TWEET The diplomatic» 

Environment, Health

Blue-green algae kills dogs, increase as temperatures go up

Three dogs died in late July 2018 right after coming into contact with blue-green algae in the St. John River in the eastern province of New Brunswick. Blue-green algae is a misnomer. The substance is actually not algae but a»