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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» 

Health, International, Society

Rope skipping tries to make the leap from its playful past….to the Olympics

It’s kind of crazy when you think about it: how come a sport that very likely goes back thousands of years–maybe as far as what has now become the game of soccer–has never made it to the Olympics? Rope skipping.» 

Immigration & Refugees, International, Society

Investigation continues into death of man being deported

A Nigerian man who died during or after–the circumstances remain unclear–a confrontation with Canadian border officers on a flight from Calgary to Amsterdam last week was remembered Sunday by members of his church as “a warm person who always had» 

Indigenous, International, Politics, Society

Statue of Canada’s first prime minister is removed in Victoria, British Columbia

Victoria, the capital of British Columbia, may be the most traditional of all Canadian cities, at least of those birthed when what was once called the British Empire ruled much of the world. People still take tea at the majestic» 

International, Society

Talking baseball–the good, the bad and the ugly–during a summer to forget

For Canadians who love Major League Baseball, it’s been a summer to forget. The Toronto Blue Jays have been terrible. And since the Montreal Expos departed for Washington D.C. in 2005, the Jays are the only big league game in» 

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» 

International, Politics

Canada welcomes the appointment of Chile’s former president as UN rights chief

Canada welcomes the decision to appoint Michelle Bachelet, former president of Chile, as the next UN human rights chief, Canadian officials said Friday. UN General Assembly voted Friday to appoint Bachelet as the organization’s next High Commissioner for Human Rights.» 

International, Politics

Human rights group demands German, EU intervention in Canada-Saudi row

A prominent German human rights group is calling on Berlin and European Union officials in Brussels to act as mediators in the diplomatic dispute between Canada and Saudi Arabia over Ottawa’s public criticism of Riyadh’s human rights policies. Saudi Arabia» 

International, Politics

Aid group calls on Canada to condemn deadly Saudi-led airstrike on Yemeni school bus

A children’s rights international aid group is calling on Canada to condemn an airstrike by the Saudi-led coalition that targeted a school bus, killing and injuring dozens of Yemeni children Thursday in the rebel-held province of Saada near the border» 

Arts and Entertainment, International, Society

Rogers Cup Tennis: just one Canadian in third round

Rogers Cup play has provided a spotlight on some of the youngest ones to watch in Canadian tennis. In Montreal, at the Women’s tournament, while Genie Bouchard struggled with blistered feet, and ultimately lost to Belgium’s Elise Mertens, she played»