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Economy, Internet, Science and Technology, Politics, Society

Statistics Canada pauses data collection on citizens finances over privacy concerns

Statistics Canada is the federal agency responsible for collecting statistics on all aspects of Canadian life. When it was learned the agency was beginning to collect personal banking information on 500,000 citizens, there was an outcry over invasion of privacy.» 

Economy, International, Internet, Science and Technology

Canada- 5G- security concerns about China

The world is quickly moving towards the new technology of 5G networks. There has been widespread international concern however about China’s activity and eagerness to get involved in ‘western” development of the new networks.   This particularly involves tech giant Huawei» 

International, Internet, Science and Technology, Society

ISS visible over Canada this evening

ISS, the International Space Station, will be visible in the night sky above Canada tonight, with David Saint-Jacques now aboard. Many Canadians watched him move into the satellite in low earth orbit on Monday, along with U.S. astronaut Anne McClain and Russian» 

Arts and Entertainment, International, Internet, Science and Technology, Society

English has some funny words, and science has rated them

Upchuck, bubby, boff, wriggly, yaps, giggle, cooch, guffaw, puffball, and jiggly. some of the words rated as among the funniest What makes a word funny? Well, its form partly, partly what it means, and partly the image it implies among» 

International, Internet, Science and Technology

 Canadian heading to space

A Canadian is now orbiting Earth, along with a Russian and American, heading towards the international space station. David Saint-Jacques, a 48-year-old doctor and astro-physicist, blasted off aboard a Soyuz spacecraft with the two others in a trouble-free lift off» 

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

Climate change survey: Believers tend to be politically left, younger

A new survey by the Angus Reid Institute found some interesting statistics regarding who in Canada believes in climate change and what they believe. Canada has three main political parties, the Liberals (centre-left), the New Democratic Party (slightly more left),» 

Economy, International, Internet, Science and Technology, Politics

Updated North American free trade agreement appears set for ceremonial signing on Friday

Canada’s foreign minister, Chrystia Freeland, says the updated North American Free Trade Agreement–now known as the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement–is “on track” to be signed Friday at the G20 Summit in Buenos Aires. Since Friday’s signing is strictly ceremonial because all three» 

Environment, Internet, Science and Technology

Making biodegradable plastic from animal shells

Scientists at McGill University have found a way to make plastics on a large scale from the shells of lobster, shrimp and other crustaceans as well as insects. There already are plastics that are biodegradable but the process of breaking» 

Immigration & Refugees, International, Internet, Science and Technology

Gander Flight School draws international students

Gander Flight Training School has been producing pilots for over twenty-five years and now it’s the destination for more and more international students. The town in north-eastern Newfoundland was at the centre of aviation history. Gander was the last stop» 

Internet, Science and Technology, Society

Telecom and TV complaints soar

Canadian telecom and television customers complaints increased 57 per cent in 2017-18 over the previous year. A private-sector body mandated to resolve disputes between providers and customers said there were 14,272 complaints from customers who could not get satisfaction by»