Highlights/Canada

Arts and Entertainment, Indigenous, Society

Ontario city does away with indigenous sports symbols

A settlement in a long-standing legal claim against the city of Mississauga and a man of Mi’kmaq ancestry was announced yesterday. Bradley Gallant, whose children play hockey,  first launched his challenge against Indigenous inspired local sports team names and logos» 

International, Politics

Canadian officials met with detained Canadian in China

Canadian officials confirmed Friday that they were granted consular access to former Canadian diplomat detained in China on Monday on suspicion of “endangering national security.” “Today, Canada was granted consular access to Michael Kovrig,” a statement by Global Affairs Canada said.» 

International, Politics

Canada’s tourism minister cancels trip to China amid rising tensions

Canada’s tourism minister has cancelled a trip to China at the last minute amid growing tensions between the two countries. Melanie Joly’s office confirmed to Radio Canada International that China and Canada “mutually agreed” to postpone her planned trip that» 

Health, Society

Road safety should be standardized to save children: researchers

In Canada, each province or territory is responsible for its own rules of the road and they differ from place to place. Researchers say it would reduce death and hospitalization among young Canadians if there were just one code for» 

Economy, Society

It’s expensive to rent housing in Canada

A national review of average rents has come out showing the average costs of rental housing in cities across Canada. The rental listing site PadMapper puts out its report monthly. As we near the end of the year, Toronto Ontario, Canada’s» 

Society

Special avalanche warning issued for western Canada

Many Canadians complain about the long cold winter, but others can’t wait to get out and enjoy the beauty and the snow. Several snow storms have hit the western province of British Columbia and, with a forecast for clear weather» 

International, Politics

What you need to know about Huawei, Meng Wanzhou and her possible extradition

The arrest of Meng Wanzhou, chief financial officer of Chinese telecom giant Huawei, in Canada following a U.S. extradition notice has triggered one of the worst political crises between Beijing and Ottawa. Meng, who was arrested in Vancouver earlier this» 

International, Politics

China cites ‘national security’ for detaining 2 Canadians

Chinese authorities had to take “compulsory measures” against two Canadian citizens suspected of “endangering national security,” China’s Foreign Ministry said Thursday. China-based social entrepreneur Michael Spavor and former Canadian diplomat Michael Kovrig were taken into custody on Monday, ministry spokesperson Lu Kang» 

Society

Canada’s senators to move into train station

The building which houses Canada’s Parliament is closing for ten years of renovation. The House of Commons will move to a temporary chamber built nearby and the Senate moves into a newly-renovated, historic train station. Green and accessible Ottawa’s Union» 

Economy, Health, International

Levels are down on Canada’s sweet gift to the world

Maple syrup production down 22% Canada is by far the world’s biggest supplier of maple syrup, the all-natural sweet treat made from the sap of certain maple trees. The province of Quebec alone is the largest producer supplying about 72»