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Immigration & Refuge, Society

Manitoba announces help for refugee services

The government of the western province of Manitoba has announced several measures to support refugees streaming across its border with the United States, while calling on the federal government to help. Since January, about 100 refugee claimants have braved freezing» 

History, International, Lifestyle, Society, Sports

Canada history: Feb 23, 1906: A Canadian becomes one of the greatest heavyweight boxers ever

His name was Noah Brusso, but is better known as Tommy Burns. He was the world’s first true World Heavyweight Boxing Champ. The reason is that he travelled the world and took on all comers defending his heavyweight title creating» 

Health, Lifestyle, Science and Technology, Society

Study suggests prescription, pedometer can help patients

Dr. Kaberi Dasgupta has been treating patients with diabetes and hypertension for many years and some of them have had complications like heart disease and stroke. Doctors have long known that exercise can have many health benefits like lowering blood» 

Society

Extreme Arctic adventure to celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary

What would you do to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday? Canadian ultramarathoner Ray Zahab decided that it wasn’t good enough to blow 150 candles, instead he embarked on an Arctic adventure of a lifetime. Zahab, whose previous career highlights include a» 

International, Society

Aid agencies sound alarm on Horn of Africa drought: ‘The time to support is now’

Millions of people in the Horn of Africa are on the verge of a severe food crisis or even a famine in parts of Somalia unless aid agencies working in the region receive urgent funding, according to CARE International. Aid» 

Immigration & Refuge, International, Politics, Society

‘Toxic’ fear-mongering threatens human rights worldwide: report

Amnesty International says “politicians wielding a toxic, dehumanizing “us vs them” rhetoric are creating a more divided and dangerous world which it compares to that of the 1930s. Division, fear, scapegoating is ‘very worrying’ “Our report this year is speaking» 

International, Lifestyle, Politics, Society

Religious tolerance, intolerance, and general controversy in Canada to start the year

This has been a somewhat stormy beginning of the year in the issue of religious tolerance, and/or intolerance in Canada. First there was the terrible tragedy of the killings in a Quebec City mosque in January which shocked all of» 

Health, Lifestyle, Science and Technology, Society

Best chances to prevent recurrence of breast cancer analysed

Breast cancer is the second most common cancer in the world, and once you’ve beaten it back, you’d do just about anything to prevent it recurring. And people do, from changing their diets or lifestyles to quitting smoking or taking» 

Lifestyle, Society

Family cell phone plans cost a fortune. Why am I surprised?

Scrolling through a CBC story on the cost of cell phone plans in Canada, I was shocked to look at what families pay every month. I can’t tell you why this was not already obvious to me. The market is» 

Lifestyle, Society

What are you giving away when you access free Wi-Fi?

Free access to the internet is offered in many public locations in Canada, but increasingly it is being used to send ads to individuals using it. Many people do not read the terms and conditions when signing in to Wi-Fi»