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Thousands of scientists from 184 countries warn humanity-again

(comments open on all RCI stories- to add your comment go to the form at bottom of page) This week, more than 15.000 scientists from around the world signed an open letter noting the lack of action on environmental issues.» 


Police warn about sexual extortion

Police in the town of Kingston in Ontario say they have received five complaints about sexual extortion and they are warning people to not share intimate images online. The cases involve men who were contacted by a woman who made» 


Spike in overdose deaths prompts public warning

We have reported on the dramatic increase in overdose deaths in the western province of British Columbia, but a recent spike has prompted one of its six regional health departments to issue a public warning for people who use illicit» 

Environment, Health

Use caution when treating pests on pets, urge health officials

At this time of year, Canadians and their pets spend more time outdoors and the government health agency notes that animals can bring home unwanted pests like fleas and ticks. Health Canada warns that this can be more than a» 

Health, Society

Health authority warns of Halloween overdose risk

With many Halloween parties coming up this weekend, a western health authority is warning people to take precautions if they plan to take drugs. If they won’t consume themselves, people are advised to look out for friends and family who» 

Health, International, Society

Postpone Olympics due to Zika, urge health experts

The Olympic Games should be relocated or postponed because of the Zika virus threat, say 150 health professionals and academics including Canadian professor Amir Attaran. “Our concern is for global health,” reads a letter addressed to the World Health Organization» 


Avalanche warnings for Easter weekend

Authorities in western Canada’s Rocky Mountains have issued a special avalanche warning for March 25 to 28.  It is Easter weekend in Canada and may people have time off work for this period. While it’s a great time to ski» 


Photo studio warns of scam aimed at young girls

A photo studio in western Canada warns someone is using its name to try to lure young girls on social media. Eve Studios is located in Winnipeg and specializes in beauty and art nude photography. Owners Rodney and Sonya Braun» 

Environment, Politics, Society

Climate change warnings coming on some gas pumps

In what is believed to be a global first, climate change warnings will soon be mandatory on gas pumps in the western city of North Vancouver, British Columbia. City council has unanimously passed a resolution ordering gasoline stations to use» 


Major decline in seabirds: ocean ecosystem in trouble

It seems shocking, but a study of seabird populations shows that since the 1950’s there has been a 70 percent decline in seabird populations. Michelle Paleczny is currently a biologist working with Parks Canada, but researched the decline in seabirds»