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Environment, Society

Natural forest corridor, rich biosphere protected

With the help of the government of Canada, the Nature Conservancy of Canada has acquired land to protect 48 hectares along the Rideau Waterway near Lake Ontario. The land is comprised of towering granite ridges, rich forests and pristine shoreline.» 

Internet, Science and Technology, Society

Early photos revealed with X-ray technology

Scientists at Western University in Ontario have developed a technique to “see through” tarnish and reveal the original images on daguerreotypes, the first kind of photograph that was invented in 1839. In those days, people had to pose without moving» 

Politics, Society

Why politicians should be very careful with social media

Death threats, swearing, support for terrorists, severe lack of historical knowledge and more are all things that have been posted online and haunted many Canadian politicians and political party officials in recent years. The most recent election in Canada’s most» 

Society

Penitentiary farms to reopen with goats and cows

The Canadian government will reopen two farm operations in the province of Ontario to employ and instruct prison inmates. The farms were started in the 1880s but were shut down by the conservative government in 2010. Hundreds of people campaigned» 

Arts and Entertainment, Environment, Indigenous, Politics, Society

Indigenous People’s Day: more observances across Canada

National Indigenous People’s Day began in Canada’s largest city, Toronto, with a Sunrise Ceremony. At 5:30 am, people gathered in Nathan Philips Square, in front of Toronto’s iconic City Hall. Native elder, Garry Sault, led the ceremony and Mayor John» 

Society

Canadian university sued by student, and by renowned professor Jordan Peterson

$3.6 million lawsuit plus $1.5 million lawsuit and costs (note: none of the allegations mentioned in the story have been proven in court) The case stems from an incident last year at Ontario’s Wilfred Laurier University which made national and» 

Immigration & Refugees, International, Society

Canada was ninth-largest recipient of asylum seekers in 2017

War, violence and persecution drove 16.2 million people from their homes in 2017, bringing the total number of displaced persons in the world to 68.5 million, according to the United Nations refugee agency, UNHCR. ‘Canada should be proud,’ says lawyer» 

Environment, Society

Forest fires begin with lightning strikes in B.C

Forest fires were started yesterday in over a hundred areas in west-coast British Columbia. Lightening strikes were the source of the fires, following a record-breaking heat wave. Temperatures in some parts of the province were near 40 C. Records were» 

Society

Beer standards will soon change

Canadians’ favourite alcoholic beverage is under strict regulation, but because the beer industry has changed so much, the rules will be updated for the first time in 30 years. A 2015 report by the chief public health officer shows that» 

Economy, International, Politics, Society

Boycott of American and Trump products underway

Boycotts of American products have been encouraged across Canada over the last week. On Twitter it has taken shape with the hashtag #BoycottUSProducts. Many Canadians became incensed by the treatment of Prime Minister Trudeau in the wake of the recent»