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Arts and Entertainment, International, Politics

U.S. Ambassador Kelly Knight Craft arrives in Ottawa

Kelly Knight Craft, the first female U.S. Ambassador to Canada, presented her credentials to Governor General Julie Payette in Ottawa today. “I feel truly amongst friends” Knight-Craft, who is known as a fund-raiser for the Republican party in the United» 

Arts and Entertainment, International, Society

Sheila Kindellan-Sheehan 10th novel celebration

Sheila Kindellan-Sheehan is a gifted writer, but she didn’t start sharing her talent until mid-life, in the wake of her husband’s death. “The core of, I suppose writing, has always been loss and, I suppose, survivor’s guilt.” she says. Kindellan-Sheehan» 

Education, International, Lifestyle, Politics, Science and Technology, Society

Wi-fi, the internet of things, and your personal information

We are becoming more and more involved with technology that helps us keep track of things in our lives. However it’s also collecting personal data on us, and in some cases sending that information to third parties, whether it be» 

International

Special envoy to inquire into Rohingya crisis

Canada’s prime minister has appointed a special envoy to Myanmar to investigate the Rohingya crisis and advise him on the situation. Canada and the United Nations have called the treatment of the minority ethnic cleansing. An estimated 900,000 have fled» 

Environment, Health, International

Pollution causing one in six of all deaths: report

Pollution is linked to an estimated nine million premature deaths each year, according to a report from the Lancet Commission on Pollution and Health. Health and environmental authors used data from the Global Burden of Disease study to produce the» 

Education, Environment, International, Science and Technology

Shooting stars in October, the Orionids

Shooting stars are getting more familiar by their official, or scientific names. An astronomer observes the Orionids at a Bulgaria observatory in 2009. Sunday night to dawn on Monday will be the peak of this year’s Orionid meteor shower. © AP/Petar» 

Economy, Immigration & Refuge, International, Politics

NAFTA from the Mexican view of negotiations

NAFTA, the North American Free Trade Agreement, between Canada, the United States and Mexico is undergoing some tough renegotiations these days. Donald Trump is talking tough and repeatedly has said the agreement has been a bad deal for the United States.» 

Health, Immigration & Refuge, International, Society

Canadian airports relax attitude on medical marijuana

Marijuana is still illegal in Canada, except if you have a prescription to possess small amounts for medical reasons. Previously, Canadian Air Transport Security Authority agents (CATSA) would call the police when a passenger was found in possession of marijuana.» 

International, Society

Police must stop posing as journalists, says professor

Intelligence agents and police sometimes pose as journalists in order to trap or capture suspects but that practice puts journalists at risk, says Peter Klein, an associate professor at the University of British Columbia. He is also the founder and» 

Economy, International, Lifestyle, Society

Scots Canadians rejoice, Haggis is back!

After 46 years, Scottish haggis is back in Canada Scots have had enormous influence in Canada’s development. Indeed our first Prime Minister, and the man credited with creating Canada was a Scot.  In fact, Sir John A Macdonald’s first language»