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Highlights/Canada

Society

Lone wolf attacks on the population and security issues

In recent years, the world has seen a number of attacks on innocent citizens. Guns have been used, bombs, and lately, vehicles. Attacks using vehicles as weapons have occurred in England, France, Germany, and here in Canada. Ten people were» 

Environment, Indigenous

First Nation fined $100K over environmental infraction and a single word

Fine goes from $10K, to $100K The issue goes back to 2011, when the Big River First Nations was given a warning about environmental violations at a gasoline station on the reserve. The situation involved contraventions of the Storage Tank» 

Society

Tornado study reveals historic outbreak

It was thought that a tornado outbreak on June 18, 2017 in the province of Quebec involved four tornadoes, but a new study method reveals the real number was 11. This makes it the largest tornado outbreak ever recorded in» 

Economy, Internet, Science and Technology

A new way to pave the road to the future

A friend of mine just spent $400 to repair suspension damage caused by driving on Montreal’s many potholed and cracked roads. The roads in this major city are generally in bad shape and its almost always blamed on the weather» 

Environment, Society

Lobster fishery rules changed to protect right whales

Canada’s Department of Fisheries and Oceans has announced new measures for lobster fishing in hopes of protected the endangered North Atlantic right whales. Eighteen of them died off the coast of Canada and the U.S. last year, most often because» 

Economy, International, Politics

Freeland is in Washington for intensive NAFTA talks

Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland is in Washington today in an intensified push to complete negotiations over the renewed North American Free Trade Agreement. “We have had some very energetic and productive conversations,” Freeland told reporters on the steps of» 

Society

Canadians expected to eat out less

The Conference Board of Canada says restaurant sales are forecast to grow by an average of just 1.4 per cent per year between 2018 and 2022.  That is lower than the projected inflation rate of nearly two per cent for» 

Health, Internet, Science and Technology, Society

Myopia in young linked to lack of time spent outdoors

Nearsightedness among children is going up around the world and a recent study has found the rate to be six per cent among Canadian children aged six to eight, and 28.9 per cent among those between 11 and 13. Untreated» 

International, Politics

Canada ‘applauds’ courage of Armenian protesters

Canadian officials  welcomed the decision by Armenia’s Prime Minister Serzh Sargsyan to step down on Monday following 11 days of mass and largely peaceful protests against his continued rule in the former Soviet republic. Sargsyan, who ruled Armenia for 10» 

Society

Distracted drivers nabbed in record numbers in Saskatchewan

Police in the western province of Saskatchewan stopped a record number of people for distracted driving in the month of March. Out of a total of 711 distracted driving offences, 583 involved cellphones. The penalty for distracted driving in Saskatchewan»