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Economy

Canadian home sales edge up again in October

Resales of Canadian homes rose 0.9 per cent in October from September, but remained almost 11 per cent below the record set in March, according to the latest report by the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA). Actual sales, not seasonally» 

Economy, Environment, History, Indigenous, Science and Technology

Canada now officially connected by road-coast to coast to coast

It’s official. For the first time in Canadian history, the country is now linked by all-weather road from Atlantic to Pacific, and now to the Arctic. Yesterday the final 137 kilometre section of an all-weather road linking Inuvik in the» 

International, Science and Technology

Ban autonomous killer robots, urge AI researchers

Members of Canada’s artificial intelligence (AI) community want Canada to spearhead a movement to ban autonomous killing machines. Government representatives, advocacy groups and academics from around the world are meeting in Geneva this week to discuss so-called killer robots. Machines» 

Animals, Economy, Environment, International, Society

Environmental group in campaign to save vaquita porpoise

Rarest and most endangered marine mammal in the world The Sea Shepherd conservation organisation, founded by Canadian Paul Watson, is back in the Gulf of California in it’s ongoing effort to save the almost extinct vacquita porpoise. Two of Sea» 

History, International, Military, Politics

Canada expected to finally announce peacekeeping contribution

In 2016, Liberal Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced that he would proceed with his election promise of 2015, that Canada would re-engage with U.N. peacekeeping. He promised a contribution of 600 Peacekeepers and 150 police officers to U.N. missions but» 

Environment, International, Politics

Canada teams with Mexico, 15 U.S. governors on climate change

While the U.S. president continues to deny climate change is caused by human activity, 15 state governors are strengthening their efforts to combat global warming. The bipartisan U.S. Climate Alliance made an agreement with Canada and Mexico today to create» 

Society

No bathroom break so murder confession not admissible

In an important ruling, a judge in the city of Red Deer, Alberta ruled that a confession to a triple murder is not admissible as evidence in the suspect’s trial because the police did not let him go to the» 

Arts and Entertainment, History, International, Military

Artistic documentary: Remembering Vimy

Historical century old military films presented in a new and fascinating way. This year marks the centennial of a number of incredible yet tragically costly Canadian victories in the First World War. Canada had also sent photo and film units» 

History, International, Military

Remembrance Week: 100th anniversary ceremonies Passchendaele

Ceremonies in Belgium mark the 100th anniversary of the end of the Battle of Passchendaele Hell. It’s the word most often used to describe the Third Battle of Ypres and Passchendaele, in an already hellish war. Canadians took Passchendaele ridge» 

Economy, Lifestyle, Science and Technology, Society

Canadians and wireless tech

Canadian use of internet and wireless phones, continue to rise This morning the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) released its annual Communications Monitoring Report. The CRTC is a public regulatory agency for broadcasting and telecommunication and its annual reports»