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Health, Science and Technology, Society

Tropical parasitic infection found in the Arctic

Researchers were surprised to find an intestinal parasite usually found in the tropics has been making people sick in Canada’s Arctic in the province of Quebec. Cryptosporidium causes diarrhea and vomiting and is a leading cause of death from diarrhea» 

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

The Link Online Sat. April 30, 2016

Your hosts, Carmel, Lynn and Terry. Nine out of ten Muslim Canadians are optimistic about life under PM Justin Trudeau’s government. © CP/Sean Kilpatrick/Canadian Press A survey released this week, concerning the attitudes and perceptions of Muslims in Canada made widespread» 

Environment, Science and Technology

National Snow and Ice Data Center loses ‘eye in the sky’

Just as the Arctic experiences one of the most unusual weather patterns in history, a satellite malfunction has forced the U.S.-based National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) to suspend its daily sea ice extent updates until further notice. One» 

Lifestyle, Science and Technology, Society

A call for faster, cheaper internet for all Canada

“Many Canadians may not know this, but they are paying some of the highest prices in the industrialized world for what’ s widely recognized as poor (internet) service,” says Josh Tabish, campaigns director with OpenMedia, a non-profit which fights to» 

Economy, Health, Indigenous, Lifestyle, Science and Technology, Society

Trudeau hauls water at Ojibwa First Nation

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau visited a troubled First Nation on Thursday as he continues his efforts to reset Canada’s relationship with its indigenous peoples. Trudeau spent seven hours on the Shoal Lake 40 First Nation that has been under a» 

Health, International, Lifestyle, Science and Technology, Society

Weight-loss can reverse diabetes, study confirms

People who have had Type 2 diabetes for up to 10 years can reverse the condition if they lose weight and keep it off, says a study from Newcastle University in the U.K. Losing 1/3 of a person’s body weight» 

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

UNICEF Canada: education for Syrian refugee children

UNICEF Canada president, David Morley, is in Jordan this week, visiting the Za’atari Syrian refugee camp and some of the nearby communities where other refugees families have found shelter. “People don’t talk about going home in the same way they» 

Health, International, Science and Technology, Society

Call to end malaria around the world

This week, April 25 to be exact,  was “World Malaria Day” . The theme of this year’s world malaria day was “End Malaria” It is a major and deadly scourge around the world. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that in 2015 there» 

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

YouTube studio opens in Toronto

YouTube has come to Canada, with its YouTube Space in Toronto. Described as a ‘creative industry incubator’ the state-of-the-art facility is part of George Brown College. Part of the college’s Centre for Arts, Design and Information Technology, the studio will» 

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

Diving park innovates to save the shipwrecks

Diving is a big draw for Brockville, Ontario. The location, in the Thousand Island region, on the shore of the St. Lawrence River, is a great destination for divers. Now it is aiming to get even better, by adding a human»