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Stargazing on summer vacation 2015

Stargazing can provide some interesting vistas and they begin just after sunset these nights. The planets Venus and Jupiter are visible shortly after sundown in a rare conjunction that has many amateur photograpers capturing the movement. Andrew Fazekas, The Night» 

Health, Science and Technology

Canadian research links oral health to cardiovascular health

For many years now, medical professionals have known there was a link between oral health and cardiovascular disease. What they hadn’t understood was exactly how that link worked. While it is important to understand that it is certainly not the» 

Economy, Health, Immigration & Refuge, International, Lifestyle, Politics, Science and Technology, Society, Work & Labour

Dr. Arthur Porter saga continues

Dr. Arthur Porter was announced dead on Canada Day, July 1st, an irony that is not lost on some people, but for Crown officials in Quebec, proof is required. “I am waiting for official confirmation.” Crown prosecutor Marie-Hélène Giroux, told The» 

Health, Immigration & Refuge, International, Lifestyle, Politics, Science and Technology, Society, Work & Labour

Arthur Porter dies in Panama

Dr. Arthur Porter, a cancer specialist, accused of fraud in a Montreal hospital project and jailed in Panama, died late Tuesday night. Porter, originally from Sierra Leone, earned degrees at Cambridge University and became an oncologist. He began work in» 

Arts and Entertainment, Environment, Health, International, Lifestyle, Science and Technology, Society

Avril Lavigne recovers, Chad Kroeger awaits surgery

Avril Lavigne,and Chad Kroeger, the royal couple of Canadian rock music, are both living the ‘health is wealth’ maxim. Avril Lavigne, the punk-goth princess, behind the mega-selling albums worldwide, has emerged from her hiatus, confirming she is recovering from a» 

Economy, Education, Environment, Health, History, Indigenous, International, Lifestyle, Politics, Science and Technology, Society, Work & Labour

National food policy an election issue?

Food Secure Canada has been advocating for a national food policy in Canada for several years. With the upcoming fall federal election the advocacy group has formed a coalition with farmers, food banks, and community food organizations to raise several» 

Environment, Science and Technology, Society

Ocean acidity could collapse food chain, scientist

The world’s oceans absorb carbon dioxide emitted from burning fossil fuels, making them more acidic and less hospitable to micro-organisms that support the marine food chain, says Alfonso Mucci, a professor of geochemistry and oceanography at McGill University. Ultimately, acidification could» 

Economy, Education, Environment, Health, Indigenous, International, Lifestyle, Politics, Science and Technology, Society, Work & Labour

Line 9 protest in Toronto Monday morning

Line 9 is the pipeline that runs from Sarnia, Ontario up through the Greater Toronto Area and on to the Montreal region. It is undergoing a second reversal, or ‘re-reversal’. According to the Enbridge company website, it ”has been operating the» 

Economy, Education, Health, Immigration & Refuge, Indigenous, International, Lifestyle, Science and Technology, Society, Sports, Work & Labour

Canadian Olympic House opening July 9th

Canadian Olympic House will open its doors to much fanfare on July 9th, The day before the Pam Am Games get under way in Toronto, there will be a celebration of the Olympic legacy in Montreal. Carl Vallee, Executive Director of» 

Arts and Entertainment, Economy, Education, History, Indigenous, International, Lifestyle, Science and Technology, Society

Canadian loanwords like ‘inukshuk’ now in the OED

The Oxford English Dictionary added about 500 new words to the language today, including some you may have heard, such as twerk vape and sext, but some uniquely Canadians words made the cut. In a sign of the times, the Canadian»