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International, Politics

Huawei CFO arrested in Canada: report

Canadian authorities have arrested the chief financial officer of Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei Technologies at the request of U.S. authorities who suspect her of violating U.S. trade sanctions against Iran, the Globe and Mail newspaper reported Wednesday. Meng Wanzhou, who is» 

International, Politics

Canada to host meeting of anti-ISIS coalition

Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan and his U.S. counterpart Secretary of Defense James Mattis will host on Thursday a meeting of 13 members of the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS in Ottawa, according to Canadian and U.S. officials. This meeting will» 

Economy, International, Politics

Major North American trade deal signed, what now?

Known colloquially as NAFTA 2.0, the newly renegotiated trade deal involving Canada, the U.S, and Mexico is called either USMCA, or CUSMA, or simply the “new NAFTA” The name is not important however. It has been hailed as a victory» 

Economy, Environment, International

Winter 2018-19: Worldwide – colder and hotter than “normal”

Several long-term forecasts have been released for the coming season and what has been the “norm” of late seems to be more abnormal conditions. Across Canada and much of the U.S.  the west will be generally warmer than than normal,» 

Economy, Immigration & Refugees, International, Politics, Society

Lifetime ban from U.S. travel for Canadian marijuana investor

There were concerns this would happen, and it has, again. A Canadian investor in the cannabis industry has been permanently banned from entering the U.S. He is the second such investor to receive a lifetime ban from the U.S. In» 

Arts and Entertainment, Environment, International, Politics, Society

 Nova Scotia- annual thank you on its way to Boston

It was Dec 6, 1917, the height of the First World War. The port of Halifax was an extremely busy place as convoys of supplies to the war effort in Europe came and went. That morning two ships collided, one» 

International, Politics, Society

Afghanistan aid money: Billions wasted, little improvement

The latest report by a government oversight agency says  billions of dollars in aid money to Afghanistan has been siphoned off. The report by the “Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction” cites ongoing issues of corruption, lack of oversight, and» 

Environment, International

Caribou will be repatriated to Canada after failed initiative

The only six mountain caribou remaining in the lower U.S. states will be brought to Canada because their numbers are not enough to sustain a herd. ‘What extinction looks like’ “This is what extinction looks like, and it must be» 

Environment, International, Internet, Science and Technology

New theory about Martian moons

The Martian moons are two pock-marked, cratered and slightly odd-shaped structures. It was long thought they were asteroids that long ago became captive of Martian gravity and pulled into orbit around the red planet. A new theory however suggests differently,» 

Health, International, Society

Some drugs may be more expensive, less accessible due to trade deal

A provision in the recent trade agreement between Canada, Mexico and the U.S. may delay competition and make it more difficult for Canadians to get access to an important class of drugs called biologics. These medications are made with living»