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Korean culture in Canadian spotlight

Korean culture is widely appreciated in Canada these days. ‘Kim’s Convenience’ the CBC sit-com, about a Korean-owned convenience store in a downtown Toronto neighbourhood, was nominated in several categories at Sunday night’s Canadian Screen Awards. Paul Sun-Hyung Lee, who plays the lovable Appa in» 

Health, Immigration & Refuge, International, Politics, Society, Work & Labour

The LINK Online, Sun, March 12, 2017

The LINK Online is hosted this week by Lynn Desjardins and Carmel Kilkenny Asylum seekers from Somalia cross into Canada from the United States Feb 26, by walking along train tracks into the town of Emerson, Manitoba. © CP/John Woods Undefended» 

Health, Society, Work & Labour

Smiles 4 Canada: Orthodontists formalize pro bono work

Smiles 4 Canada is the name of the program the Canadian Association of Orthodontists created to help people who can’t afford the treatment. Dr. Stephen Roth, president of the Canadian Foundation for the Advancement of Orthodontics, says a lot of orthodontists have» 

Health, Politics, Society, Work & Labour

Law will make genetic discrimination illegal

Members of Parliament defied top government officials and voted in favour of legislation to protect people from genetic discrimination. This would, for example, stop insurance companies from requiring clients to provide genetic information and then refusing to ensure them on» 

Economy, International, Science and Technology, Society, Work & Labour

Canadian trade surplus holds

Canada’s trade surplus has held for three straight months, the longest run since 2014, when the plunge in oil prices devastated the Canadian economy. The country’s trade surplus rose to $807 million (Cdn) in January. Exports surged as imports decreased by» 

Health, Society, Work & Labour

Western firefighters compensated for more cancers

The western province of British Columbia is making it easier for firefighters to get compensation for cancers it considers to be an occupational hazard. After having worked for a certain period of time, firefighters who develop certain cancers can get» 

Economy, International, Science and Technology, Work & Labour

Innovative “new age” Canadian transport to world’s remote areas

There have been, and continue to be, several projects to develop dirigibles and blimps to transport goods to remote and difficult to reach areas of the world, and to areas where infrastructure has been severely damaged by natural disasters A» 

Economy, Environment, History, Society, Work & Labour

Coal mining revived in Cape Breton

Coal miners are back at work ‘down under’ in Donkin, on Cape Breton Island in the province of Nova Scotia. The Donkin Mine is near one of the oldest in North America, having opened in the 18th century. At one» 

Lifestyle, Society, Work & Labour

Another one to blame on GPS..apparently

Another one for the books I guess. Toronto public transit service on some major routes was delayed for a few hours this morning, disturbing vast numbers of commuters in Canada’s biggest city. Someone, somehow, drove their vehicle into a streetcar» 

Lifestyle, Society, Work & Labour

Family Day petition grows in British Columbia

Family Day is a winter holiday three Canadian provinces observe. Two other provinces observe the holiday, on the third Monday of February, but it has different names. It is known as Louis Riel Day in Manitoba and Islander Day in»