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History, International, Military, Politics

100 years since Canada became a world nation at Vimy Ridge

About 25,000 people are in northern France this weekend to commemorate the centennial of a major event in Canadian and world history. They are gathering at a high ground about half way between the French cities of Arras and Lens.» 

History, Society

Halifax memorial honours WWI soldiers

A memorial was unveiled in the eastern city of Halifax today to honour the tens of thousands of Canadian soldiers who left from there to fight in World War I and never returned. Canada was a colony of Britain so» 

Economy, Education, International, Science and Technology, Work & Labour

Newfoundland offers a very unique ship simulator for offshore supply vessels.

It’s a unique, and extremely valuable training tool for those seeking to pilot ships working around the deep sea oil drilling platforms. Memorial University of Newfound and Labrador has just completed installation of an extremely high-tech new teaching tool called» 

Economy, Education, History, Immigration & Refuge, International, Lifestyle, Politics, Science and Technology, Society, Work & Labour

‘Nigger’ motivates petition against still official place names in Quebec.

‘Nigger’ and the word in French, ‘negre’ are still  in use officially in the province of Quebec as the names of at least 11 sights or places. And Rachel Zellars says it’s time to change that. Rachel Zellars, is a» 

History, International, Politics, Society

Proposed Monuments continue to cause controversy

Two major monuments envisaged for Canada continue to elicit controversy and resistance. In once case the large monument slated for Cape Breton Highlands National Park in east coast Canada, had seen some big names withdrawn. That monument to Canada’s war» 

History, International, Politics, Society

Controversial monument slated for national capital

It’s called the National Monument to Victims of Communism. A large, multi-million dollar memorial to be built on prime federal land donated by the government near the Supreme Court, Justice Building and the Library and Archives buildings. Ludwik Klimkowski, is» 

Animals, Environment, International, Science and Technology

New health concerns over a recent tiny, and annoying arrival in Canada

Mosquitoes in Canada have become more than just an extremely annoying nuisance. As vectors carrying disease, they can be of great concern. Certainly in Canada in recent years a species carrying West Nile disease has been a concern. Now in» 

International, Politics

Canada’s Mandela delegation includes the PM, three former PMs

Canada’s Prime Minister Stephen Harper was joined by three former prime ministers as he arrived on a Government of Canada plane in South Africa Monday (December 9) for the Nelson Mandela memorial. Former prime ministers Brian Mulroney, Kim Campbell and» 

International, Politics, Society

National Holocaust Memorial for Canada

On Tuesday of this week, National Holocaust Memorial Day, the Canadian government announced the site of the National Holocaust monument. The site in Ottawa will be located near the National War Museum.  Making the announcement at a formal ceremony was»