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Highlights/Canada

Environment, Society

Natural forest corridor, rich biosphere protected

With the help of the government of Canada, the Nature Conservancy of Canada has acquired land to protect 48 hectares along the Rideau Waterway near Lake Ontario. The land is comprised of towering granite ridges, rich forests and pristine shoreline.» 

Economy, Health, International

Canadians: Longer work days, shorter work week

Undoubtedly if you asked, people would like to work fewer hours, and have more time off. In times past, people thought that by our present time a shorter work week was bound to happen. In spite even of relatively recent» 

Indigenous

Indigenous licence plate celebrates Mi’kmaq people

Upon request, the province of Nova Scotia will issue vehicle owners a special licence plate designed to highlight the language, culture and identity of the Indigenous people of the area, the Mi’kmaq. In Canada, each province or territory is responsible» 

Internet, Science and Technology, Society

Early photos revealed with X-ray technology

Scientists at Western University in Ontario have developed a technique to “see through” tarnish and reveal the original images on daguerreotypes, the first kind of photograph that was invented in 1839. In those days, people had to pose without moving» 

Internet, Science and Technology

Canada’s Blackberry, from smart phones, to autonomous wheels

Blackberry, once “the” smartphone mobile device to have for business types and governments due to superior security software, has been moving into a new market. The company which is now heavily into software development opened an autonomous driving research centre» 

Society

Penitentiary farms to reopen with goats and cows

The Canadian government will reopen two farm operations in the province of Ontario to employ and instruct prison inmates. The farms were started in the 1880s but were shut down by the conservative government in 2010. Hundreds of people campaigned» 

Society

Canadian university sued by student, and by renowned professor Jordan Peterson

$3.6 million lawsuit plus $1.5 million lawsuit and costs (note: none of the allegations mentioned in the story have been proven in court) The case stems from an incident last year at Ontario’s Wilfred Laurier University which made national and» 

Immigration & Refugees, International, Society

Canada was ninth-largest recipient of asylum seekers in 2017

War, violence and persecution drove 16.2 million people from their homes in 2017, bringing the total number of displaced persons in the world to 68.5 million, according to the United Nations refugee agency, UNHCR. ‘Canada should be proud,’ says lawyer» 

Society

Beer standards will soon change

Canadians’ favourite alcoholic beverage is under strict regulation, but because the beer industry has changed so much, the rules will be updated for the first time in 30 years. A 2015 report by the chief public health officer shows that» 

Internet, Science and Technology, Politics, Society

Survey: yes Canadians too are concerned about fake news

It’s actually a very new term, but has become quickly adopted into the lexicon. With adverts passing themselves off as news, and the rapid rise and surprising influence of social media as news, trying to determine what is “real” news»