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Society

Access to Canadian archival material will soon be free

On January 1, 2019, paywalls will go down enabling free access to 60 million pages of Canadian digital documentary heritage. This means vast historical record will be accessible to researchers, students, faculty and users in Canada and around the world.» 

Society

Facebook launches dating feature in Canada

Online dating sites have fetched over $5 million so far in 2018 and Facebook is getting in on the action. It has just launched its dating service in Columbia and in Canada and will refine it before launching it elsewhere.» 

Internet, Science and Technology, Society

Security breach of cannabis users

Canada’s new recreational cannabis law is not even a month old and a new concern has arisen. Canada Post- the national postal service- had a security breach of information involving 4,500 customers of the Ontario Cannabis Store. The provincially operated» 

Health

Children ‘bombarded’ with junk food ads on apps

New research has found that three-quarters of children in Canada are exposed to food and beverage ads on social media 111 times per week and most ads are for unhealthy foods. These are foods that are ultra-processed and are high» 

International, Internet, Science and Technology

Online hate speech debated

The mass shooting at a synagogue in Pittsburgh, U.S. has revived discussion about social media and whether they foment violent action. The accused shooter used a website called Gab to rail against Jews. Website created in response to restrictions This» 

Health, Internet, Science and Technology, Society

Gambling problems among teens linked to free online games

A new study found adolescents who played free social casino games were significantly more likely to play for money both online and on land, and they were more likely to have gambling problems. The study by the Centre for Addiction» 

Internet, Science and Technology

Space lectures offered for free online

The Canadian Space Agency will present some of its major projects in a series of live lectures in that people can see on its YouTube channel for free. A lecture on October 5, 2018 will explore the RADARSAT Constellation mission» 

Economy, International, Politics, Society

Surprise backlash from trade deal: Canada Post- Canadian retail

(public commenting open on all RCI stories at bottom- Comments will be posted after moderating) Canada is so huge, it’s difficult even for Canadians to imagine. Distances are enormous, but the Crown corporation Canada Post is mandated to deliver mail» 

Health

Overdose reversal training soon available online

So many people are dying of illegal drug overdose in the western province of British Columbia (B.C.) that one regional health authority is offering online skills training on how to reverse an overdose. Fraser Health is inviting people to join» 

Environment

Turtle spotting, reporting encouraged in Quebec

For the second year, the non-profit, Nature Conservancy of Canada, is encouraging residents of the province of Quebec to look out for turtles on the road and to report sightings online. A website called carapace.ca has been created to collect»