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International

Canadians warned of dangers of travel to Jamaica

The Canadian government has warned Canadians to “exercise a high degree of caution” and be “extremely vigilant” if they intend to travel to Jamaica. That country is one of the three top Caribbean destinations for Canadians wanting to escape the» 

International, Politics, Society

Domestic violence- Saskatchewan ponders British policy

In 2009, Clare Wood of Manchester, England was killed by an ex-boyfriend who had a violent past. Wood’s father had then lobbied to the authority to reveal information about a partner’s criminal record to potential victims. Since 2014, the United» 

Economy, Environment, Indigenous, Politics, Society

Nova Scotia lobster dispute escalates

A simmering dispute over lobster fishing appears to have escalated into violent acts. The dispute pits non-native fishermen against aboriginals in the southwestern part of the maritime province of Nova Scotia. The season is closed for the summer which gives» 

Immigration & Refugees, Society

Anti-fascist rally leads to assault charges

The anti-immigrant rally set for this past weekend in Peterborough Ontario, was called for by a small group called the Canadian Nationalist Front which has typically been labelled as white supremacists. CNF leader Kevin Goudreau denies such charges although he» 

Indigenous, Politics, Society

Oka Crisis: brewing up again 27 years later

The crisis began in early 1990 when the small town of Oka Quebec, just off the north east tip of Montreal Island where the Ottawa River empties into the Lake of Two Mountains. The town wanted to expand a golf» 

International, Society

Survey: The world is becoming more dangerous

Military battles in Ukraine, ongoing violence in the Middle East, terrorist attacks in Europe, drug wars in Mexico, Brazil and elsewhere, murders in the U.S., rebel groups fighting in several African countries, violent political protests in many places; with all» 

Society

Most think young women will face violence: poll

A new survey suggests 79 per cent of Canadians believe young women are just as likely as or even more likely to experience sexual assault than were previous generations. This view is especially prevalent among women aged between 18 and 35,» 

Economy, Immigration & Refugees, Politics, Society

Police manslaughter case: wristband battle

On a hot summer day last year, police in the nation’s capital, Ottawa, responded to a call of a man groping women in a coffee shop. When police caught up with the man outside his apartment complex a scuffle of» 

Health, Society

Teens experiencing dating violence face more risk later

A new study suggests that people who experience physical or verbal violence in their teens are more likely to suffer abuse later on. Researchers at the University of Calgary studied young people from the ages of 12 to 18 to» 

Politics, Society

‘Alarming growth’ in child and family homelessness

There has been a 50 per cent increase in families using homeless shelters in the last decade, according to a three-year study prepared by the advocacy group Raising the Roof. And they are staying an average of more than 50»