Highlights/new

Health, International, Internet, Science and Technology

World first: blasting heart blockages

Innovation in medical procedure (video illustration at bottom) A new Canadian invention has been used to clear blocked heart arteries. The new technology has been used successfully for the first time at the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC). Dr. Stéphane» 

On Monday Canada Post revealed the first in a series of five new stamps honouring first responders in this country, The first stamp honours paramedics. (Canada Post)

Environment, Health, Society

Philately: Canada Post honours first responders

Canada’s postal service has issued the first of a series of five stamps which will honour first responders. This new series will honour paramedics, the Canadian Forces, police, search and rescue personnel, and firefighters. The first stamp in the series,» 

Arts and Entertainment, International

Canadian cricket: Hopes for the big leagues with new GlobalT20 franchises and tournament

Cricket is not currently a mainstream sport in Canada. It is unusual in that it is the only country in the former British Empire where it is a minor sport. In Canada it is now mostly played by immigrants from» 

Health, International, Internet, Science and Technology, Society

Fighting HIV: novel approach shows great promise

Using viruses to kill viruses It is a perfect example of research in one area leading to developments in another. Researchers in Ottawa, internationally recognised for innovative cancer research, were working with a virus which targets cancer cells. Fellow researchers» 

Economy, Environment, Indigenous, Internet, Science and Technology, Society

New road to finally link Canada, coast to coast to coast

The end of the Tuk ice road, welcome to the all weather road For the first time ever, Canadians will soon be able to drive from the Atlantic coast to the Pacific coast to the Arctic coast. Construction of the» 

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

New laws for recreational drone use

The small recreational drones have experienced rapid development and equally rapid popularity. In Canada, as elsewhere, there have been a number of incidents and accidents that have caused concern. People have been using them to spy into apartment buildings and» 

Environment, Internet, Science and Technology

Canadian scientists detail new giant clam species

Canadian scientists have documented a distinct new species of giant file clam that was originally found in a deep canyon off Newfoundland in eastern Canada. Although specimens were found in Atlantic waters, genetic testing suggests it is not at all»