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Arts and Entertainment, International, Society

Sheila Kindellan-Sheehan 10th novel celebration

Sheila Kindellan-Sheehan is a gifted writer, but she didn’t start sharing her talent until mid-life, in the wake of her husband’s death. “The core of, I suppose writing, has always been loss and, I suppose, survivor’s guilt.” she says. Kindellan-Sheehan» 

Society

Coffee and Islam campaign aims to inform

One of Canada’s largest Muslim youth groups is launching a unique campaign to provide information about Islam. People can sign up on the Coffee and Islam website to arrange a meeting in a coffee shop or mosque so they can» 

Education, International, Lifestyle, Politics, Science and Technology, Society

Wi-fi, the internet of things, and your personal information

We are becoming more and more involved with technology that helps us keep track of things in our lives. However it’s also collecting personal data on us, and in some cases sending that information to third parties, whether it be» 

Immigration & Refuge, Lifestyle, Politics, Society

Ban of face coverings: Criticism outside Quebec, but wide support inside

The mainly French-speaking province of Quebec recently banned face coverings for anyone receiving public service in the province. It is a first in North America, but the province now joins several other countries or regions in the world which have» 

Arts and Entertainment, History, Society

Gord Downie and the Tragically Hip: life and legacy

Gord Downie, was the charismatic singer-songwriter and leader of Kingston, Ontario’s most famous band, the Tragically Hip. Downie died on Tuesday, October 17th and the national outpouring of grief has caught some Canadians by surprise. “You can make it big,» 

Health, Immigration & Refuge, International, Society

Canadian airports relax attitude on medical marijuana

Marijuana is still illegal in Canada, except if you have a prescription to possess small amounts for medical reasons. Previously, Canadian Air Transport Security Authority agents (CATSA) would call the police when a passenger was found in possession of marijuana.» 

International, Society

Police must stop posing as journalists, says professor

Intelligence agents and police sometimes pose as journalists in order to trap or capture suspects but that practice puts journalists at risk, says Peter Klein, an associate professor at the University of British Columbia. He is also the founder and» 

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» 

Education, Health, Society

‘Please offer me a seat’ campaign in Toronto

‘Please offer me a seat’ is the great idea one woman in Toronto developed to help herself, and many other transit users in Canada’s largest city. Kate Welsh came up with ‘Equity Buttons’. An artist, educator and self-described activist, Welsh» 

Animals, International, Society

World Wildlife photo competition: Winners

The winners in the annual World Wildlife photo competition were announced this week by the Natural History Museum in London, England The grand prize winner was Brent Stirton of South Africa.  His image of a dehorned Black Rhino, killed by»