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Arts and Entertainment, Health, International, Internet, Science and Technology, Society

Social media, as harmful as it is fun

The rise of technology and social media has meant the people can be more connected than ever before. Sometimes this helps to build friendships, but it can also be harmful even deadly. There have been several cases where young people» 

Environment

Scandal leads to zoo closing

The zoo in Bowmanville, Ontario, bills itself as the oldest private zoo in North America. Bowmanville is about 75 kilometres east of Canada’s biggest city, Toronto. The zoo began 97 years ago as an amusement park with a petting zoo.» 

Society

Canadians urged to fight sexual exploitation of children

For the fifth year in a row, a national charity is urging Canadians to report the online sexual exploitation of children or any behaviour they find to be suspicious. Cybertip.ca gets an average of 3,300 reports each month. Since its» 

Society

Program trains police to combat elder abuse

Police in the city of Montreal will all soon be trained to recognize and handle elder abuse, reports Canadian Press. The police force struck a team which took three years to develop a model to train officers, and it hopes» 

Economy, Immigration & Refugees, Politics, Society

Union laments exploitation of Asian workers

May is Asian Heritage Month in Canada and the Ontario Federation of Labour is using the occasion to raise awareness about economic and social barriers faces by those of Asian and South Asian descent. Chinese restaurant workers in Toronto face» 

International, Society

Poverty, conflict drive youth homelessness: study

The biggest driver of youth homelessness is poverty, followed by family conflict or abuse, according to an analysis of studies from 24 countries. Delinquency was the reason least cited by young people. The study of 13,559 young people was led» 

The LINK Online Sat., Apr.11, 2015

Your full team is with you this week to present the show, Wojtek, Lynn, and Marc. Former Conservative government Senator, Mike Duffy, arrives for his first court appearance at the courthouse in Ottawa on Tuesday, April 7, 2015. Duffy faces» 

Society

Calm down, or stay out: minor hockey may take action to stop abusive parents

It’s become just too much for the Vancouver Island minor hockey association. The yelling, the abuse, the threats, not on the ice, but rather from the stands, where parents of the young players get out of hand. Jim Humphrey, president»