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Thousands of scientists from 184 countries warn humanity-again

(comments open on all RCI stories- to add your comment go to the form at bottom of page) This week, more than 15.000 scientists from around the world signed an open letter noting the lack of action on environmental issues.» 

Economy, Environment, History, Indigenous, Science and Technology

Canada now officially connected by road-coast to coast to coast

It’s official. For the first time in Canadian history, the country is now linked by all-weather road from Atlantic to Pacific, and now to the Arctic. Yesterday the final 137 kilometre section of an all-weather road linking Inuvik in the» 

History, Science and Technology

Canadian scientists help discover 8,000-year-old wine in Georgia

A team of University of Toronto archaeologists has contributed to the discovery of the oldest chemical evidence of wine found anywhere in the world, according to a recently published research study. The discovery at two excavation sites in southeastern Georgia,» 

History, International, Military, Politics

Canada expected to finally announce peacekeeping contribution

In 2016, Liberal Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced that he would proceed with his election promise of 2015, that Canada would re-engage with U.N. peacekeeping. He promised a contribution of 600 Peacekeepers and 150 police officers to U.N. missions but» 

History

Montreal vandals strike on Remembrance Day

Once again vandals deface a cenotaph, and the statue to Canada’s founder. While cenotaph vandalism happens on occasion across Canada, and elsewhere, it is often merely taggers. What is particularly galling however is when it is a politicised message and» 

Arts and Entertainment, History, International, Military

Artistic documentary: Remembering Vimy

Historical century old military films presented in a new and fascinating way. This year marks the centennial of a number of incredible yet tragically costly Canadian victories in the First World War. Canada had also sent photo and film units» 

History, International, Military

Remembrance Week: 100th anniversary ceremonies Passchendaele

Ceremonies in Belgium mark the 100th anniversary of the end of the Battle of Passchendaele Hell. It’s the word most often used to describe the Third Battle of Ypres and Passchendaele, in an already hellish war. Canadians took Passchendaele ridge» 

History, International, Military, Politics

Remembrance Week: Passchendaele – Centennial of a horrific battle

The word “hell” doesn’t begin to describe it, but that was the only word that came close to describing the Third Battle of Ypres also known as the Battle of Passchendaele and used by survivors. After British, Australian and New» 

History

Veteran’s Week: hundreds of ceremonies to honour the sacrifices of fallen soldiers

Hundreds of ceremonies and events are taking place across Canada during Veterans’ Week,  from November 5 to 11, to honour the sacrifices of soldiers and recognize their achievements. Read RCI reports ont these events and related articles. More Canadians plan» 

History, International

New stamp honours 100th anniversary of Canada’s worst domestic tragedy

Exactly 100 years ago on December 6 1917, the bustling Canadian port city of Halifax Nova Scotia was destroyed. Some 2,000 people died, immediately or shortly thereafter, and another 9,000 suffered a variety of injuries. It was surely one of»