Highlights/race

Society

Disability is most cited reason for discrimination: report

In its 2017 annual report, the Canadian Human Rights Commission notes that disability was by far (59 per cent) the most often cited ground for discrimination by people in Canada. A combined proportion of 23 per cent of complaints related» 

Indigenous, Society

Underway! The world’s toughest snowmobile endurance race

They’re off! Some 41 teams, a record number, have roared away from the starting gate for the world’s toughest snowmobile race. It’s called Cain’s Quest,  the name coming from the fact the course is run over land so barren and isolated,» 

Politics

Canadian politician fights back against sex misconduct claims

The central province of Ontario is Canada’s second largest at over a million square kilometre. It is however the most populous and governing Ontario is serious business. An election is coming up in June in the province in which the» 

Immigration & Refugees, Indigenous, Society

University limits job posting to minorities only

Dalhousie University in Halifax is seeking a new vice-provost of student affairs, a position created in 2016. But in a move that has sparked debate, the institution has declared that it is seeking  a “racially visible” or Aboriginal candidate only.» 

International, Society

Yukon Quest- man and dog against time and the Arctic cold

It is one of the world’s greatest annual endurance challenges for man and dog. The annual Yukon Quest dog sled race  is now roughly at the half-way point in the annual 1,600km race which stretches from Fairbanks Alaska, to Whitehorse, Yukon» 

Arts and Entertainment, International, Society

Formula 1 comes to Canada: hopes for Canadian driver

The circus is in town The crowds have come to downtown Montreal for this year’s Canadian Grand Prix. The bars are full and some streets have been closed off for F1 related events. Many are also watching for sights of» 

Politics

People urged to join party to influence leadership choice

The opposition Conservative Party is in a campaign to choose a new leader and people from outside the party are trying to stop it from picking someone with populist or anti-immigrant views. There is a social media campaign urging people» 

Arts and Entertainment, Environment, International, Society

Halfway there. The annual epic Yukon Quest dogsled race!

One of the world’s great Arctic events and races is now at the halfway point in -27 Celsius weather. Mushers in the Yukon Quest annual dogsled race reached the halfway point yesterday afternoon and evening in the epic 1600 km» 

International, Society

Paddlers from 14 countries join northern river race

About 240 paddlers have gathered for the 18th annual Yukon River Quest which runs 715 km from Whitehorse to Dawson in the northern territory of Yukon. It is said to be the longest race in the world involving canoes, kayaks» 

Arts and Entertainment, Economy, International, Society

The circus comes to town. F-1

There are suddenly a lot more exotic cars on the streets in Montreal, and a number of wealthy-looking people downtown. The restaurants and bars are a bit more crowded, and one can image sales of champagne have skyrocketed. It’s all»