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

Emma Mogus keeps trying to make the world a better place

It’s hazy and bitter cold here in Montreal on this Jan. 2. Emma Mogus is seen in 2016 with her creation, the Tongue-Interface-Communication (TiC), a tongue controlled computer mouse. © CP Photo/Chris Young No matter. Today, I get to partake in» 

Environment, International, Internet, Science and Technology, Society

Rescuers free beached whale in Nova Scotia

The tide was moving out so rescuers improvised to free a beached pilot whale grounded ashore Monday morning near Dartmouth, N.S. As dozens of concerned spectators–including surfers, hikers and fire-fighters looked on–some rescuers poured water on the giant mammal while» 

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

Montreal ban on single-use plastic bags is up and running

Montreal has taken action to combat what environmental activists view as one of the primary scourges polluting the planet, especially its oceans, As of Monday, retailers are forbidden by law to dispense single-use plastic bags, making Montreal the first major» 

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

Frigid weather brings Canada 150 celebrations to an end, just a bit early

Canada’s 150th birthday party ended with something of wimper on Sunday night. Skaters on the Canada 150 ice rink look on as fireworks explode above Centre Block’s Peace Tower during the illumination launch ceremony of Christmas Lights Across Canada on» 

Health, Internet, Science and Technology, Politics, Society

Ottawa joins Nova Scotia inquiry of veteran’s murder-suicide tragedy

Veterans Affairs Minister Seamus O’Regan says the federal government will work with Nova Scotia on the inquiry into the triple murder-suicide involving an Afghan war veteran last January. Shanna and Lionel Desmond hold their daughter Aaliyah in a photo from» 

Economy, Health, Internet, Science and Technology, Politics, Society

Sweeping social benefits changes begin Monday in Ontario

Residents of Ontario, Canada’s largest and most affluent province, will see a wide-ranging spike in their social benefits beginning Monday. The changes include a hike in the minimum wage (to $14 an hour from its current $11.60 an hour), free» 

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

B.C. First Nations activists suffer legal setback in fish farm dispute

Despite a legal setback, First Nations activists and their supporters on northern Vancouver Island are vowing to continue their campaign to stop fish-farming on what they say is their traditional territory. On Wednesday, members of Musgamagw Dzawada’enuxw Nation suffered a» 

Environment, Health, International, Internet, Science and Technology, Society

Charges filed against Nexen Energy in death of two oilsands workers

A day after two oilsands workers died in an explosion at a Nexen Energy facility at Long Lake, Alberta, the company’s CEO, Fang Zhi, addressed a news conference in Calgary. “Yesterday marks one of the darkest days in Nexen history,”» 

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

Canadian animal activists optimistic about the future of their cause

Say one thing for the people in Canada’s animal rights movement–there’s no quit in any of them. About 50 protesters gathered along a stretch of highway east of Ottawa in March, where a lion was shot dead after it escaped» 

Environment, Internet, Science and Technology, Society

De-extinction; new book examines the multitude of issues

(skype interview below : Comments open to post and read at very bottom) The creatures may have gone extinct anywhere thousands of years ago, like the wooly mammoth, or maybe only a hundred years ago like the passenger pigeon, but»