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Environment, Health, Science and Technology

World heritage site: Rideau Canal contaminated

It is featured in virtually every tourist promotion photo of the Canadian capital, but Ottawa’s downtown section of the Rideau Canal has a secret. Testing has revealed that the canal is contaminated with toxic waste. It now joins a list» 

Health, Immigration & Refuge, Lifestyle, Society, Sports

Boating safety videos posted to prevent accidents, deaths

The Lifesaving Society has posted free online videos in several languages to teach skills and safety to new boaters, particularly to new Canadians. Canada has more freshwater than any other country in the world. It borders on three oceans and» 

History, Military, Science and Technology, Society

Anniversary of a Canadian World Heritage waterway

On May 29, 1832, Colonel John By arrived in Bytown (what is now the national capital, Ottawa)  aboard the steamship/workboat Rideau (aka Pumper) to great fanfare. The occasion was the official opening of the 202-km long Rideau canal, or more accurately»