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Highlights/cutbacks

Arts and Entertainment, Economy, Internet, Science and Technology, Society

Public broadcaster music library closing, CDs to be digitised, destroyed

Canada’s public broadcaster CBC (English) and Radio-Canada (French) is going through massive changes. Update As mentioned in its news release of December 12, 2017, Radio-Canada is taking the necessary steps to ensure the long-term preservation of its collections of vinyl» 

Society

Pilots blame more accidents on government cutbacks

The Canadian Federal Pilots Association is blaming government budget cuts for “a significant spike in accidents and incidents involving commercial airlines, commuter aircraft and air taxis last year.” The government’s Transportation Safety Board reports a rise in the number of» 

Economy, Society

David vs Goliath: anger grows over business vs low wage employees

Ontario minimum wage increase: Protests grow over business cutting employee benefits Canada’s most populous province, Ontario, has raised the minimum wage paid to workers to $14/hour as of January 1, an increase of $2.40 over the previous minimum hourly wage» 

Arts and Entertainment, Economy, Environment, Health, Internet, Science and Technology, Politics, Society

Decline of journalism in Canada: Part 2 of 2

For years, decades in fact, small and medium sized newspapers have been closing their doors while radio and TV stations have been reducing their journalist staff. In some cases small papers or media outlets (ie radio) have become unprofitable and» 

Arts and Entertainment, International, Politics, Society

Whither journalism in Canada? Mergers, concentration, job losses.

It seems like every month there is a story of a newsroom being cut, or a radio station shutting down, or a media merger leading to newspaper closures and reporters being let go. In January alone over 200 media job» 

Environment, Internet, Science and Technology, Politics

Closing of Canadian fisheries libraries alarms scientists

An effort at federal cost-cutting has marine scientists and researchers across Canada and elsewhere shocked and dismayed. Announced last year, the federal Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) is closing 7 of its 11 specialized libraries across the country in»