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Environment, Society

Book urges people to demand action on climate change

A new book describes the destruction already caused by climate change and what we can expect in the future. Just Cool It explains the obstacles to dealing with global warming and offers a wide range of possible solutions. Heavy rains» 

Arts and Entertainment, Education, History, Immigration & Refuge, International, Lifestyle, Science and Technology, Society

Expo `67 celebrated in Montreal

Expo `67 opened officially 50 years ago today. The celebration of the Canadian Centennial year in Montreal, was the biggest World`s Fair ever. Buckminster Fuller’s iconic geodesic dome is still part of the landscape on the Expo site. It was» 

Arts and Entertainment, Society

Warm weather heralds outdoor Shakespeare plays

Canadians spend so much time indoors over the long cold winter that when the warm weather finally arrives they delight in getting outside. April is the time when many special outdoor activities are announced such as outdoor performances of plays» 

History, Immigration & Refuge, International, Society, Sports

Nadia Comaneci at World Gymnastics Championship in October

Nadia Comaneci was in Montreal today, setting the stage for the upcoming World Gymnastic`s Competition the city will host in October. Nadia Comaneci during her perfect routine at the 1976 Montreal Olympics. © CORBIS/Getty/Leo Mason As the spokeswoman for the event,» 

Animals, History, Science and Technology, Society

Crab, insects’ 508 million-year-old ancestor revealed

Paleontologists are excited to have found an unusually well-preserved creature that sheds light on the origins of millipedes, crabs and insects. Scientists at the University of Toronto and the Royal Ontario Museum found a new fossil species in the Burgess» 

Lifestyle, Society

Scouts Canada: Good Turn Week

“One good turn deserves another” It can take only a little kindness to change people’s lives. It may only take a moment, but a kind gesture can benefit someone in need. April 29 to May 7th is once again “Good» 

Animals, Economy, Education, Environment, Indigenous, International, Science and Technology, Society

Better climate adaptation strategies needed across the Arctic

Climate change continues to transform the Arctic at an unprecedented rate but adaptation strategies continue to lag behind, says a series of new international reports released on Tuesday. The Arctic Council’s Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Program (AMAP) issued the reports as» 

Economy, Politics, Society

Ontario’s first balanced budget in decade promises billions in health care

Ontario’s Liberal government released on Thursday its first balanced budget in nearly a decade, a fiscal plan designed to appeal to broad categories of voters in the province ahead of an election next summer. The centrepiece of the $141.1 billion» 

Indigenous, Society

Police send divers to search for missing hunters

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police has dispatched a team of police divers to help in the search for four hunters missing in the wilderness of northeastern Alberta. The four men, all experienced outdoorsmen from the First Nation community Fort Chipewyan, left the» 

Animals, Environment, Lifestyle, Society

Conservation group seeks volunteers to help species at risk

It’s National Volunteer Week in Canada and people are urged to get involved in one of several events organized by the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC). The invitation notes that Canada has 733 wildlife species at risk and that the»