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Highlights/Canada

Arts and Entertainment, International

A Festival of Elvis!

Thousands set to Shake, Rattle, and Roll an Ontario town Dozens or more Elvii (?) and literally tens of thousands of fans are set to descend upon a small Ontario town this month. Collingwood is a picturesque town on the» 

Society

New highway brings tourists to an isolated hamlet on the Arctic Ocean

Tourism is up in the tiny town of Tuktoyaktuk after a highway was completed in November 2017 linking it with the town of Inuvik in the Northwest Territories. CBC reports that 30 to 50 vehicles are driving the highway each» 

Health

Obesity: not automatically a health risk

A new study looked at health risks for people who fit the statistical classification as being obese. What it found is that if there are no other health concerns evident, the risk of death was not higher for obese people» 

Environment

Sharks of Canada featured on postage stamps

Many Canadians don’t realize it, but there are more than 30 species of sharks swimming in the waters off Canada and now, the postal service has issued stamps featuring five of them. Sharks from each of Canada’s three coasts Who» 

Economy, Health, Society

Soaring health care needs for seniors require big money, say doctors

A huge proportion of Canada’s population is getting old and the country’s doctors are urging the federal government to increase funding to meet their health care needs. Health care is free for patients in Canada and is funded by the» 

Environment, International

Whale entanglement: one freed, searching for another

(public commenting open on all RCI stories- comments will appear after moderation- scroll to bottom to post) Last year saw an unprecedented number of North Atlantic right whale deaths. The 18 reported deaths in Canadian and US waters of the» 

Economy, Society

Poverty in Canada: Even middle-class feeling squeezed

New study finds more Canadians feeling stressed about finances (public commenting open on all RCI stories- scroll to bottom to submit comments) A new survey of Canadians finds that even those with so-called middle-class jobs and theoretically good incomes, are» 

Economy, International, Politics

U.S. fires back with WTO challenge against Canada’s retaliatory tariffs

The United States launched a formal challenge with the World Trade Organization Monday against Canada’s retaliatory tariffs on a long list of U.S. products, arguing Canadian countermeasures breached international trade law and were “designed to punish American workers, farmers and» 

Health, International, Internet, Science and Technology

A first in Canada for a new technique in surgical emergencies.

“A revolution in trauma care” A patient comes in to the hospital emergency room with serious internal bleeding in the abdomen or lower body, It may be from a gunshot, car accident, fight, or some other hemorrhaging incident but they» 

Economy

Home sales go up in June but remain well below last year’s levels

Home sales across Canada rose by 4.1 per cent in June compared to May, suggesting the housing market is starting to lift from the cooling effect of the new federally mandated stress-test on mortgage applicants, according to the organization that»