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International, Politics

At least 100,000 babies die every year because of conflict: Save the Children

More than half-a-million infants are thought to have died as a result of armed conflict between 2013 and 2017 in the world’s 10 worst crisis-affected countries, according to new analysis by Save the Children. The total number of deaths from» 

International, Politics, Society

Canadians linked to ISIS pose dilemma for Ottawa

As cornered Islamic State militants make what appears to be a last-ditch stand in eastern Syria, Canadian politicians, diplomats and political scientists may finally be ready to begin grappling with what to do about Canadians with ISIS connections still in» 

International, Politics

Canada condemns Kashmir suicide attack

Canada strongly condemns the suicide bombing on Thursday of a paramilitary convoy in Indian-controlled Kashmir which killed 41 people, Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland said. “Canada offers its deepest condolences and profound sympathy to the families and friends of those» 

Arts and Entertainment, International, Society

National Hockey League and Players Association celebrate Black History Month

For the first time, the NHL will be adapting the thrust of its February campaign of “hockey is for everyone” to a focus of celebrating Black History Month. The league (NHL) and the players association (NHLPA) have joined to mark» 

Economy, Environment, International, Politics, Society

Western energy workers head for Ottawa in giant truck convoy

A giant convoy of trucks festooned with slogans and driven by disgruntled western energy sector workers is heading east, bound for Ottawa and a three-day protest on Parliament Hill beginning Tuesday. About 160 trucks left Red Deer, Alberta Thursday morning» 

Health, International, Internet, Science and Technology, Society

Cannabis: the young developing mind and later depression and suicidal tendencies

A new study finds an apparent association between consuming cannabis when young and a later incidence of depression and suicidal tendencies in young adults. Lead author of the study is Dr Gabriella Gobbi (PhD, M.D.). She is a professor of» 

International, Society

Woman sought in potentially deadly incident: UPDATE

It was an incident that literally shocked people across the country. A young woman was shown in a video tossing small chairs from a highrise Toronto building, allegedly from the 45th floor onto the street far below. While no-one was» 

International

Violence strands Canadians in Haiti

Several Canadian tourists and three medical volunteers have been unable to leave Haiti because of ongoing street violence. The medical professionals report they had a gasoline bomb thrown at their vehicle but they were able to drive away. According to the» 

Health, International, Internet, Science and Technology, Politics, Society

We can edit the human genome, but should we?

CRISPR is a recent technological breakthrough in simplifying gene editing, It’s potential is enormous and at the same time it raises great concerns. Those concerns exploded when a Chinese scientist edited the genetic sequence of an embryo (germline) to create twin» 

Arts and Entertainment, Economy, International, Society

Sting to support Oshawa GM workers

Brings “Last Ship” musical to Oshawa After 100 years or so of making vehicles in Oshawa, and as the major employer in the city, General Motors announced late last year it would close the plant. Sting (Gordon Sumner) knows what»