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Trump and Trudeau discuss border and terrorism in phone call

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and U.S. President Donald Trump discussed cross-border issues and terrorism during a phone call between the two leaders today, according to a readout provided by the White House. “President Trump underscored the importance of America’s relationship» 

Animals, Environment, International, Science and Technology

A learning experience about the endangered Monarch butterfly

It is one of the greatest migrations of any creature, let alone for a relatively tiny insect. Each year in the autumn, Monarch butterflies embark on a massive migration of 2,000 to 5,000 kilometres from places in the US and» 

Economy, International

India decision drastic for Canadian pulse farmers

India has refused to extend an exemption that allowed Canadian beans and peas to be fumigated after they were shipped there. Canadian farmers don’t use the pesticide methyl bromide because it doesn’t work well in the cold and it is» 

Economy, International, Politics

Latvia becomes first EU country to ratify free trade deal with Canada

The Latvian parliament, the Saeima, ratified the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) with Canada today, making the tiny Baltic country the first among 28 European Union member states to formally endorse the free trade deal. The vote in the Latvian» 

History, International, Lifestyle, Society, Sports

Canada history: Feb 23, 1906: A Canadian becomes one of the greatest heavyweight boxers ever

His name was Noah Brusso, but is better known as Tommy Burns. He was the world’s first true World Heavyweight Boxing Champ. The reason is that he travelled the world and took on all comers defending his heavyweight title creating» 

Animals, Environment, International, Science and Technology

Climate change, changing predator-prey habits in Arctic

Researchers had thought this might happen. With the Arctic sea ice melting sooner, and forming later, and with decreasing ice extent, one of the world’s biggest predators, the killer whale, has been moving further into new areas, and for longer» 

International, Society

Aid agencies sound alarm on Horn of Africa drought: ‘The time to support is now’

Millions of people in the Horn of Africa are on the verge of a severe food crisis or even a famine in parts of Somalia unless aid agencies working in the region receive urgent funding, according to CARE International. Aid» 

Immigration & Refuge, International, Politics, Society

‘Toxic’ fear-mongering threatens human rights worldwide: report

Amnesty International says “politicians wielding a toxic, dehumanizing “us vs them” rhetoric are creating a more divided and dangerous world which it compares to that of the 1930s. Division, fear, scapegoating is ‘very worrying’ “Our report this year is speaking» 

International, Lifestyle, Politics, Society

Religious tolerance, intolerance, and general controversy in Canada to start the year

This has been a somewhat stormy beginning of the year in the issue of religious tolerance, and/or intolerance in Canada. First there was the terrible tragedy of the killings in a Quebec City mosque in January which shocked all of» 

Animals, Environment, International, Science and Technology

Canada’s melting glaciers contributing to sea level rise

While it is of great concern that ever more sea-ice is being lost in the Arctic and now also record lows in the Antarctic, it should be noted that sea-ice loss is not a contributor to sea-level rise. The same»