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History, Military, Science and Technology

Canada losing marine research ability

It’s the latest concern for marine scientists. The Canadian Coast Guard research vessel Matthew is up for auction. Canadian Coast Guard research vessel Matthew. To be auction off this week., severely limiting Canada’s oceangraphic research and mapping ability © wikipaedia This» 

Education, International, Lifestyle, Politics, Science and Technology, Society

Wi-fi, the internet of things, and your personal information

We are becoming more and more involved with technology that helps us keep track of things in our lives. However it’s also collecting personal data on us, and in some cases sending that information to third parties, whether it be» 

Immigration & Refuge, Lifestyle, Politics, Society

Ban of face coverings: Criticism outside Quebec, but wide support inside

The mainly French-speaking province of Quebec recently banned face coverings for anyone receiving public service in the province. It is a first in North America, but the province now joins several other countries or regions in the world which have» 

Health, Immigration & Refuge, International, Society

Canadian airports relax attitude on medical marijuana

Marijuana is still illegal in Canada, except if you have a prescription to possess small amounts for medical reasons. Previously, Canadian Air Transport Security Authority agents (CATSA) would call the police when a passenger was found in possession of marijuana.» 

Economy, International, Lifestyle, Society

Scots Canadians rejoice, Haggis is back!

After 46 years, Scottish haggis is back in Canada Scots have had enormous influence in Canada’s development. Indeed our first Prime Minister, and the man credited with creating Canada was a Scot.  In fact, Sir John A Macdonald’s first language» 

Animals, International, Society

World Wildlife photo competition: Winners

The winners in the annual World Wildlife photo competition were announced this week by the Natural History Museum in London, England The grand prize winner was Brent Stirton of South Africa.  His image of a dehorned Black Rhino, killed by» 

Environment, International, Science and Technology

Neutrinos: Towards discovering the secrets of the cosmos

“Whenever anything cool happens in the universe, neutrinos are usually involved” Lindley Winslow, MIT They’re so tiny, and virtually without mass, that trillions of them zip completely through us every day. In fact they pass through everything and only rarely have» 

Arts and Entertainment, Lifestyle, Society

After Weinstein, sex scandals hit Quebec personalities

Quebec entertainment scene rocked by two scandals. In the wake of vast media attention of the alleged abuse by Hollywood film producer,Harvey Weinstein, comes claims of misconduct against two major media personalities in Canada. First came allegations of inappropriate conduct» 

History, Lifestyle, Society

Windsor to restore antique streetcar

The southwestern Ontario city of Windsor Ontario, long a major centre of manufacturing and distilling, has another claim to fame. Known alternatively as trams or trolleys, Windsor was the first city in Canada to have electric “streetcars”.  Like many other» 

Immigration & Refuge, Politics, Society

Contentious law on face covering passed in Quebec

A controversial law was passed in the Quebec provincial legislature today. Known as Bill 62, the law will ban face coverings when people receive government services, and prohibit  public workers from covering their faces. A photo posted online in November»