Highlights/world

Economy, Society

Coin commemorates end of First World War

In less than a month, many nations around the world will mark a momentous date. This year, November 11th will be the 100th anniversary of the Armistice to end the horrific tragedy of the  First World War. To mark the» 

International lumberjacks to compete for title of world’s best

Stihl Timbersports extreme championahip world title-U.K It’s a competition that requires great strength, great stamina, and great skill in what is an extreme sport, called Timbersports. After a series of national competitions in countries around the world to select the» 

Health, International, Internet, Science and Technology, Society

Cyberbullying: perceptions world-wide

World survey by Ipsos The Oxford dictionary defines cyberbullying as: “The use of electronic communication to bully a person, typically by sending messages of an intimidating or threatening nature.” The Oxford Learner’s dictionary adds a bit more,” the activity of» 

Arts and Entertainment, International

Montreal’s World Film Festival in doubt

The Montreal “Festival des films du monde” (FFM) at one time was a a star-studded premier movie event in Canada. Its “star” however has faded considerably in the past few years while its competitor, the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) has» 

Environment, International, Internet, Science and Technology

Global warming: So how was your April?

Here we are in May, well into spring and heading for summer.  In much of North America though, spells of actual warm weather have only just begun to arrive, and hesitantly at that in many places.  Indeed this evening there’s» 

Environment, International, Society

World Wildlife photo competition: Winners

The winners in the annual World Wildlife photo competition were announced this week by the Natural History Museum in London, England The grand prize winner was Brent Stirton of South Africa.  His image of a dehorned Black Rhino, killed by» 

Immigration & Refugees, International

World opinion on migrants: Unease mounts

Almost half (48%) of the thousands interviewed say there are too many immigrants in their country. An Ipsos survey of opinion in 25 countries around the world shows a high level of unease with migration, whether immigration, migrants or refugees.» 

Economy, International, Politics, Society

China’s president presses free trade

China’s president made headlines the world over as he pressed the case for free trade in his opening address to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Xi Jinping warned “no one will emerge as a winner in a trade» 

Environment, International, Internet, Science and Technology, Society

Trump denial will impede climate change efforts

U.S. President-elect Donald Trump has called climate change “a hoax” and will likely reject the international Paris Agreement to reduce greenhouse gases and mitigate the effects of global warming. This will likely affect Canada’s efforts and possibly those of other» 

Arts and Entertainment, International, Society

Canada is THE place to visit in 2017

One of the best known travel guide publishers in the world has named Canada as the top country to visit in 2017. Lonely Planet has released its 2017 list of destination choices, and it’s made a lot of Canadian travel»