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Distracted drivers nabbed in record numbers in Saskatchewan

Police in the western province of Saskatchewan stopped a record number of people for distracted driving in the month of March. Out of a total of 711 distracted driving offences, 583 involved cellphones. The penalty for distracted driving in Saskatchewan» 

Society

Oldest English book in Canada proudly displayed

The University of Toronto is celebrating the acquisition of what is thought to be the oldest English-language book in Canada. The book, referred to as the Caxton Cicero, was printed in 1481 and is the library’s 15 millionth item. The» 

Internet, Science and Technology, Society

Gender gap in STEMM will persist without intervention: study

More women are studying and working in the fields of science, technology, engineering, math and medicine (STEMM) but they are not closing the gender gap when it comes to publishing, according to a new study.  Researchers analysed 10 million academic» 

Economy, Internet, Science and Technology, Society

History: April 23, 1906 Alberta introduces speed limits

The newly invented technology of the automobile was quickly catching on around the world, and with it, problems. The western prairie province of Alberta which had only joined the Canadian Confederation in 1905, saw its first automobile arrive in 1901.» 

Society

CN tower reopens after ice storm hit Toronto

A nasty storm recently battered the city of Toronto with rain, freezing rain and strong winds forcing the closure of the landmark CN Tower On April 16th, 2018. Chunks of ice were falling on downtown streets and buildings from its» 

Society

American would-be mass murderer gets life for Halifax mall shooting plot

A court in Nova Scotia sentenced a young American woman to life in prison with no chance of parole for a decade on Friday for her role in a plot to go on a Valentine’s Day shooting rampage at a» 

Economy, Environment, International, Politics, Society

 Financial institution backing out of new tar sands, fossil fuel projects

Europe’s largest international financial institution, HSBC (Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Company) has made a major announcement today. The worlds seventh largest lender said it will no longer finance any new developments dealing with Canada’s tar sands, Arctic drilling or» 

Environment, Society

Banned pesticides found in flowers sold in Ottawa

An environmental group has complained to the Ontario government that it has found banned pesticides on flowers sold to gardeners in Ottawa. The pesticides include residues of neonicotinoids which are harmful to bees and human health. The non-profit group, Friends» 

International, Society

Airplane crew dealt with 3 emergencies

U.S. airline regulators have ordered inspections of engine fan blades after one broke off during a Southwest Airlines flight yesterday. Debris ruptured a window and a woman was partially sucked out of the jet and then was pulled back in» 

Indigenous, International, Society

Canadian Inuit leader Mary Simon presented with High North Hero award in Norway

Mary Simon will be returning to Canada from her trip to Norway with another award to add to her already impressive collection of honours that includes the Order of Canada and the National Order of Quebec. The Canadian Inuit leader»