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Highlights/Canada

Animals, Environment, History, Science and Technology

Headhunting- ancient head, reunited with its body

They called it “headhunting”, but it didn’t involve any violence…nor was it to do with corporate executives. In the early days of archaeology, the explorers and  paleontologists only took exciting parts of a dinosaurs such as the skulls, and claws» 

Lifestyle, Society

Scouts Canada: Good Turn Week

“One good turn deserves another” It can take only a little kindness to change people’s lives. It may only take a moment, but a kind gesture can benefit someone in need. April 29 to May 7th is once again “Good» 

Economy, Environment, International, Science and Technology, Society

New study finds much higher methane release from oil and gas fracking

The environmental “footprint” of fracking and the oil and gas industry is about to change dramatically, and not for the better. A new study by the environmental group David Suzuki Foundation and St Francis Xavier University, shows about 50 percent» 

Economy, International, Politics, Society

Dairy, lumber, NAFTA, and now aluminium.

‘Canada not the problem’ United Steel Workers (USW) U.S. President Donald Trump in his campaign to ensure jobs in America, has ordered an investigation into the impact of aluminium imports on America’s national security, a move that could lead to the» 

Economy, International, Politics

Trump says he won’t pull out of NAFTA — for now

U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday told the leaders of Mexico and Canada that he will not pull out of the North American Free Trade Agreement, but will instead move quickly to begin renegotiating it with them, a White House» 

International, Press revue, Society, Work & Labour

Press freedom in Canada…not as good as you think

The group Reporters Without Borders has released its annual estimates of press freedom in countries around the world It’s called the “World Press Freedom Index”. One might expect Canada to be near top of the list in terms of freedom» 

Economy, International, Politics

Softwood lumber deal possible, but ‘not there yet,’ says Freeland

Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland says she is optimistic a new “win-win” softwood lumber deal can reached in the festering trade dispute between Canada and the United States that threatens to poison the relationship between the two North American neighbours.» 

Economy, Environment, International, Politics, Society, Work & Labour

Lumber wars: Duties and penalties as tactics

The cards are stacked- H Nelson Late Monday, the United States announced it would impose immediate countervailing duties on Canadian softwood lumber imports of up to 24 percent.  It also said the duties were retroactive to imports of 90 days» 

Animals, Environment, International, Politics

Oops! When is a puffin not a puffin?

When it’s a penguin! Yesterday, April 25, was World Penguin Day. It’s timed to roughly coincide with the annual march to the sea of penguins and to bring awareness to their situation. Emperor penguins in Antarctica. April 25 was World» 

Lifestyle, Society, Work & Labour

Obscene heckling: Is this STILL going on?

A man in Newfoundland has been charged after allegedly yelling a sexually explicit phrase at a female journalist. It was an incident similar to many others involving female reporters filming in public being subjected to obscene interruptions by individuals yelling»