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Immigration & Refugees

Family reunification process to change

The Canadian government is dropping a much-despised lottery system which allows immigrants to sponsor their parents and grandparents to come to Canada. The government will revert to the first-come, first-served system that existed before 2017. The public broadcaster, CBC, has» 

Society

Prime minister warns against populism after being heckled

A reporter today asked Prime Minister Justin Trudeau whether he went too far when he told a heckler “there is no room in Canada for this intolerance toward immigrants.” Trudeau was at a rally in the French-speaking province of Quebec» 

Indigenous, Politics, Society

Reconciliation or creating divisions? History, Canada, Macdonald and the First Nations peoples.

(public commenting is open- scroll to bottom- Comments will be posted following moderation) There is a recent social justice movement in Canada that has gained great momentum and influence in the political area. Statues of once important figures in Canadian» 

Health

Low-carb diet may increase mortality risk: study

Over 60 per cent of Canadians are overweight or obese and many try to lose weight with diets that severely limit the intake of carbohydrates. But new research suggests adopting a low-carb diet is associated with increased mortality. The study» 

Environment, Health

Smoke from wildfires: health concerns, cancellations

As the many wildfires continue to ravage forests in west coast British Columbia, new health concerns are being raised about smoke pollution. In addition, several airports in the province had to cancel flights as the thick smoke made it too» 

Arts and Entertainment, International

The CNE and PNE: Ending summer on a big note of fun

It’s been an annual tradition since at least 1879. The Canadian National Exhibition opens today at the large 78 hectare CNE grounds in Toronto. Often called simply the “Ex” it was originally staged as a showcase of agricultural and technological» 

Immigration & Refugees, International, Politics, Society

Illegal migration into Canada: July numbers increase

(public comments open on all RCI stories – scroll to bottom: comments will be posted after moderating) Migrants crossing illegally into Canada from the U.S to claim asylum increased dramatically last month. Figures show that after two months of a» 

Arts and Entertainment, Internet, Science and Technology

Canada history: Aug 16, 1947, first flight of the Beaver

It was perhaps not a particularly remarkable event that day, but one that has had huge repercussions world-wide since. On August 16, 1947,  a brand new type of plane took off from the DeHavilland factory and airstrip at Downsview, just» 

Arts and Entertainment, Economy, Health, Politics, Society

National cannabis survey- driving high, spending money

(note- public commenting open on all RCI stories-scroll to bottom to submit- comments will appear after moderation) Canada is well on the way to legalisation of recreational use of cannabis which will happen this fall. Cannabis Act, by the Liberal» 

Arts and Entertainment, International, Society

The story of piracy and of one of the greatest pirates in history

Black Bart and the “golden age” of piracy under sail The movies would have you believe pirates were chivalrous and handsome, like Errol Flynn, or likeable rogues like “Captain Jack Sparrow”, or Robert Newton as the colourful “Long John Silver”»