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Rogue ski instructor files appeals on multiple sex charges

A man who destroyed for many the joy of learning to ski–a rite of passage that lives in the hearts of many, many Canadians, especially young girls and women, is going back to court. In documents filed Tuesday, a lawyer» 

Animals, Arts and Entertainment, Economy, International, Lifestyle, Society, Work & Labour

A great year for the “greatest outdoor show”

Canada’s Calgary Stampede has come to a close. Billed as the greatest annual outdoor show on Earth, the huge celebration of rural and cowboy lifestyle and skills, saw 1,214,972 visitors pass through the turnstiles. That’s just over a ten per» 

Animals, Economy, History, Lifestyle, Society, Work & Labour

Succession: Whither the family farm in Canada?

Canada was built by settlers clearing the land and farming the wilderness. Family farms were a long time mainstay of the Canadian economy, but now there is concern. Canadian farmers are ageing, and very few have plans for children or» 

Economy, History, Work & Labour

Two centuries of brewing history in Montreal: major change

Some 231 years ago, a young English immigrant arrived in the growing British colonial town of Montreal. With boatloads of other immigrants arriving from the British Isles, John Molson, saw a market for beer and set up the Molson’s brewery» 

Animals, Economy, Society, Work & Labour

More animal cruelty charges at huge factory dairy farm

It is hard to watch. The non-profit agency promoting care for farm animals Mercy for Animals Canada released a secretly filmed video from inside Canada’s largest factory dairy operation. The 2014 hidden camera video shows dairy cows being severely beaten» 

Economy, Health, International, Lifestyle, Work & Labour

Weedon, Quebec getting a new industry

Weedon, Quebec now knows what’s in a name, and it’s translating into the construction of a 1.5 million-square-foot cannabis production facility.  The connection to one of the nicknames for the plant is bringing the small town a new employer in advance of the» 

International, Military, Politics, Science and Technology, Work & Labour

Military contracting: Compromising security over apparent cost savings?

Canada’s public service union and its 18,000 member defence employees union have raised concerns about federal government plans to outsource a major military maintenance contract. They are concerned about costs, security and industry influence on contracting as outlined in the» 

Economy, Environment, Work & Labour

Ontario farmers vs. the weather

Not enough rain last year, too much this year Scientists have been saying for years that an effect of climate change is that extremes in weather will get more extreme. Ontario farmers would agree.  Last year, the major concern was» 

Health, International, Work & Labour

Are you happy at work? Americans tops, Canada fifth.

Everyone knows you spend a lot of your life at your workplace. It’s much better for everyone, yourself, colleagues, employer, if you’re happy at your work. A recent survey of professionals in several countries ranked “happiness” and stress levels. The» 

Education, Environment, Health, International, Lifestyle, Work & Labour

Food Policy in the works for Canada

Food Policy on a national scale has been a long time coming to Canada. But now the process is underway. “Canadians waste 40 per cent of the food we produce” At the end of May, Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Agriculture»