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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» 

International, Society

Red Cross needs $400 million for Africans facing famine

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is appealing for funding so it can help five million out of the 20 million people facing famine or the risk of it in Somalia, Yemen, South Sudan and Nigeria. ICRC is» 

History, International, Military, Politics, Society

100th Anniversary of the pivotal battle of WWI

By spring 1917 the First World War had stagnated into a war of attrition. Other than an initial victory by the Serbs at Mt Cer in 1914, the Allied forces had suffered many defeats and no real progress since the» 

Animals, Economy, Environment, International, Science and Technology, Society

First bee listed as “endangered” across North America

The rusty-patched bumble bee was once a common summer sight throughout the mid and eastern US states and well into southern Ontario and Quebec. It was a very important wild pollinator of crops, flowers, and fruit trees. By the start» 

International, Military, Politics

NATO and Russia: Canadian troops have challenges to overcome in Latvia

Canada is about to send some 450 troops to Latvia to lead an international battle-group of about 1,500. The force is to act as a deterrent to any potential Russian military action there. This will start in June.and will be» 

Environment, International, Society

Climate change to make water scarcity for millions worse, says WaterAid

On the eve of the UN’s World Water Day comes news that extreme weather will make things more difficult for the 663 million people who already have don’t have access to clean water. “Climate change and extreme weather have a» 

Health, History, International, Military, Politics, Society

Japan’s sex slaves in WWII. “The Apology”

It is another tragic chapter of WWII.  The Japanese Imperial Army forced tens of thousands of girls and young women from occupied lands to become sex slaves for their soldiers. Strange as it may seem, this horrible tale is not» 

Arts and Entertainment, International

Prince Tribute Show debuts in Edmonton

Edmonton’s Symphony Orchestra is performing again tonight, along with Prince’s former band mates, in the group known as The New Power Generataion, Guest conductor Raymond Baril and vocalist Mackenzie Green are part of the debut tribute show. Prince hits, including» 

Environment, International, Politics, Society

‘Climate breaks multiple records in 2016’: WMO

The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) partnered with several other United Nations organizations to issue a dire report on ‘extreme and unusual’ trends. It says “2016 made history with a record global temperature, exceptionally low sea ice, unabated sea level rise» 

Immigration & Refuge, International, Politics, Society

New survey shows half of Canadians want migrants out

In February alone, 635 migrants crossed from the US into Canada along an unwatched border section in Quebec and asked for asylum. This compares with just 99 last February.   In January, 452 crossed into Quebec to claim asylum, representing  a»