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Ontario colleges funded to cut carbon emissions

Colleges in the province of Ontario are praising the provincial government’s gift of up to $200 million to reduce carbon emissions in the college system and up to $300 in interest-free loans to retrofit college and university facilities. The announcement» 

Internet, Science and Technology

High-speed internet funded for remote eastern towns

“Access to high-speed Internet is not a luxury: it’s essential,” says a news release announcing the Canadian government’s investment of $27 million to bring the service to 70 remote and rural communities in the eastern province of Newfoundland and Labrador.» 

Arts and Entertainment, International, Society

Public broadcasting threatened- Switzerland case

skype video interview at bottom of story Swiss referendum may decide to close public broadcasting When radio started in the early part of the last century, most countries established a national public broadcasting system; first radio, then television, and now» 


De-mining efforts threatened by lack of funding: advocacy groups

Advocacy groups say “the Ottawa Treaty, which bans all anti-personnel mines, is one of Canada’s great humanitarian contributions to global peace and security” but warns “its vision of a landmine free world is under threat.” The problem is a global» 

Health, International, Politics

Family Planning Summit to address U.S. funding cut

Millions suffer unsafe abortions Canada and other countries are urged to do more to make up for a U.S. ban on organizations that provide or even discuss abortion in family planning around the world. The international Family Planning Summit opens» 

Health, Society

Up to $4 million allocated to fight Lyme disease

The Canadian government has announced up to $4 million to establish a Lyme disease research network to improve diagnosis and treatment. The disease is caused by the bite of certain ticks that carry bacteria. Infection can cause joint pain, neurological» 

Health, Internet, Science and Technology

Government to fund research on brain diseases, disorders

Neurological conditions affect an estimated 2.3 million Canadians and the government will spend millions on brain research to try to help. Among the disorders and diseases are depression, stroke, Alzheimer’s, multiple sclerosis, autism and Parkinson’s. Canada has the highest rate» 

International, Politics, Society

Huge U.S. funding cuts to produce ‘a risky world’: former diplomat

Foreign Policy magazine reports the Trump administration will cut the U.S. State Department’s budget by 40 per cent which will lead it to cut funding to the United Nations by more than half. The U.S. spends about $10 billion yearly» 

Health, International, Politics, Society

Canada pledges $650M for sexual, reproductive health

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has announced that Canada will spend $650 million over three years on sexual and reproductive health. The announcement was timed to coincide with International Women’s Day and comes after advocates around the world asked countries to» 

Health, International, Politics, Society

Canada, others solidify plan to counter Trump anti-abortion move

March 2nd is the day chosen for an international conference to fund groups that provide access to birth control, abortion and sex education in developing countries. The initiative was launched to make up the loss after U.S. President Donald Trump»