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Economy, Science and Technology, Society

Canada ‘failing’ clean tech sector: think tank

Canada lacks a clear policy framework to support the growing clean technology sector, says the Pembina Institute, a non-profit think tank focussed on energy. The sector involves all technology that reduces society’s environmental impact on the world and can including» 

Environment, Health, Indigenous, Politics, Science and Technology, Society

First phase of Mount Polley recovery completed

Almost a year ago–Aug. 4, 2014–a tailings pond dam burst at the Mount Polley open pit and copper mine in the British Columbia interior. Four days later, the four square-kilometres pond was empty and 24-million cubic metres of poison in» 

Education, Immigration & Refuge, International, Science and Technology, Society, Work & Labour

Alex Song and the Canadian Math Team

Alex Song is the Chinese-Canadian who achieved an astonishing victory at the recent Mathematical Olympiad, held this year in Thailand. Team Canada leader, Jacob Tsimerman, an associate professor of math at the University of Toronto, says Alex won his fifth» 

Environment, Science and Technology, Society

Weather woes of summer 2015

Weather made headlines in several places across Canada today. There was the monster tornado in Manitoba last night, the thunder and lightning in Montreal, Toronto is registering the hottest day of the summer, and the east coast has had only» 

Health, International, Science and Technology, Society

Scientists encouraged by stem cell trial on lung patients

Canadian researchers are calling it a whole new strategy in the search for a cure for pulmonary arterial hypertension, a progressive and life-threatening disease that affects men and women of all ages and all ethnic and racial backgrounds. A team» 

Economy, Education, Environment, History, Immigration & Refuge, International, Lifestyle, Military, Politics, Science and Technology, Society, Work & Labour

Iranian Canadians react to the nuclear deal

Iranian Canadians watched closely as the delegation from their homeland negotiated intensely with the P 5 + 1, (that’s the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council; France, the United States, the United Kingdom, Russia and China, plus» 

Education, International, Science and Technology, Society, Work & Labour

Alex Song tops International Math Olympiad

Alex Song (Zhuo Qun) is the 18-year-old Canadian who won the prestigious International Mathematical Olympiad in Thailand. While most eyes were on the athletic competitions at the Pan Am Games in Toronto, Alex Song recorded a rare perfect score in the» 

Economy, Environment, International, Politics, Science and Technology, Society

Fishing, science missions and the end of diesel in the North? – Arctic week in review

On this week’s news round-up, we bring you some of your most read stories from Eye on the Arctic this week: – The five nations that boarder the Arctic Ocean signed a moratorium this month on fishing in the region. Does» 

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

Foresta Lumina back by popular demand in southern Quebec

Foresta Lumina is the installation created by Moment Factory in the forest in southern Quebec. The town of Coaticook was looking for an attraction to bring more visitors to its Parc de la Gorge. Another of the illuminating experiences in» 

Economy, Education, History, Immigration & Refuge, International, Lifestyle, Military, Politics, Science and Technology, Society

Cuban-Canadian relations in view of U.S. raprochment

Cuba and Canada maintained ties all through the 54 years of the U.S. embargo. Canada is an important foreign relationship for the island nation. Fully one third of the 3 million tourists that visit annually come from Canada, and the»