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VIA Rail suspends 150th offer to youth

VIA Rail, the government supported company that takes passengers to destinations all over, issued an invitation to Canadian youth to travel the country in July for only $150 (Cdn). This was the company’s contribution to the celebration of this 150th» 

History, Politics

The breakup of Canada- The legal wrangling encore

Canada, Quebec independence, and the constitution. It is a long and complicated story and process. In Quebec in 2000, the then governing  “separatist” Parti Quebecois passed Bill 99 which stated that it alone could decide whether it would leave Canada» 

Economy, Environment, History, International, Science and Technology, Work & Labour

Old mining waste becomes new gold in north Ontario

with files from:   Northern Ontario Business: N Tollinsky;    CBC: M von Stackelberg New technology and interest in electric cars has brought a rush of interest in a tiny old mining town in northern Ontario. Red balloon shows Cobalt Ontario,» 

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» 

Arts and Entertainment, Economy, History, International, Society

Niagara Falls, Maid of the Mist earliest launch

Niagara Falls, Maid of the Mist tours are one of the most popular tourist experiences at the natural wonder that’s shared by both Canada and the United States. The boats bring passengers from the New York side, to the bottom of» 

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» 

History, Indigenous, International, Society

American Indian Movement patrolling in Winnipeg

Winnipeg, captial city of the province of Manitoba, has a new community patrol unit. AIM members began patrolling the streets for the first time Wednesday evening. © CBC/Cliff Simpson “We need to bring it back for our future, for our kids,» 

Arts and Entertainment, History, Society

Michael Crummey writing the poetry and stories of Newfoundland

International Poetry Day was Tuesday March 21st. Along with being the first day of spring in the northern hemisphere, UNESCO designated it Poetry Day. “Poetry reaffirms our common humanity by revealing to us that individuals, everywhere in the world, share the» 

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» 

History, International, Military, Politics

Canada and France joint stamp issue for Vimy 100

Special commemorative issue by both countries It was in the early dawn of April 9 ,1917. At the signal, tens of thousands of Canadians clambered out of muddy trenches and began a march through snow and freezing drizzle across no»