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Economy, International, Lifestyle, Society

Scots Canadians rejoice, Haggis is back!

After 46 years, Scottish haggis is back in Canada Scots have had enormous influence in Canada’s development. Indeed our first Prime Minister, and the man credited with creating Canada was a Scot.  In fact, Sir John A Macdonald’s first language» 

Arts and Entertainment, Lifestyle, Society

After Weinstein, sex scandals hit Quebec personalities

Quebec entertainment scene rocked by two scandals. In the wake of vast media attention of the alleged abuse by Hollywood film producer,Harvey Weinstein, comes claims of misconduct against two major media personalities in Canada. First came allegations of inappropriate conduct» 

History, Lifestyle, Society

Windsor to restore antique streetcar

The southwestern Ontario city of Windsor Ontario, long a major centre of manufacturing and distilling, has another claim to fame. Known alternatively as trams or trolleys, Windsor was the first city in Canada to have electric “streetcars”.  Like many other» 

International, Lifestyle

Arctic museum exhibit features Nordic cultures

Visitors to the Canadian Museum of Nature will be able to get in touch with the cultures of other Nordic nations from October 19 to 21. The embassies of Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Iceland and Finland are participating in Nordic Arctic» 

Animals, Economy, Environment, Lifestyle, Politics, Society

B.C. Grizzly trophy hunt to end

The lush forests, lakes, rivers, mountains, and  sea-coast of the large west coast province of British Columbia is a great place for grizzly bears. It’s also been a great place for hunters seeking a big trophy. The hunting season opened» 

Arts and Entertainment, Lifestyle, Society

Montreal’s “Spoonman” is stepping away

In the end, it wasn’t the blustery winter or sweltering summer days that did it, it was the combination of city regulations and age that finally forced a downtown Montreal icon into retirement. Cyrille Esteve, aka “Spoonman,” says he’s ready» 

Animals, Economy, Environment, International, Lifestyle, Politics, Science and Technology, Sports

Vancouver symposium seeks solution for drop in Orca numbers

As the resident killer whale population continues to dwindle in West Coast waters off southern British Columbia and northern Washington state, experts gathered in Vancouver this week to try to come up with a plan to halt the decline. Studies» 


A look at Canadians’ spending this holiday season

November 21 to January 1 is a period when many Canadians spend money whether it be on Christmas presents, travel in late December when most people get time off work, or the big sales that come after Christmas Day. This» 


Fewer young men driving cars in Quebec

Insurance companies in the province of Quebec report that the number of young men who owned an insured car dropped 14 per cent in the last five years. The news release from Groupement des assureurs automobiles says they do not know if this» 

Health, Lifestyle, Science and Technology, Society

New beverage greatly worries medical officials.

Recently  Canadian paediatricians expressed great concern about the misuse and overuse of so-called “sports drinks” and “energy drinks” by young people.   This is because of the levels of sugar and caffeine in the drinks, which can cause medical issues when»