Lynn Desjardins
Lynn Desjardins
Born and raised in Montreal, Quebec, Lynn has dedicated her working life to journalism. After decades in the field, she still believes journalism to be a pillar of democracy and she remains committed to telling stories she believes are important or interesting. Lynn loves Canada and embraces all seasons: skiing, skating, and sledding in winter, hiking, swimming and playing tennis in summer and running all the time. She is a voracious consumer of Canadian literature, public radio programs and classical music. Family and friends are most important. Good and unusual foods are fun. She travels when possible and enjoys the wilderness.

Health, Internet, Science & Technology

Researchers find simple surgery prevents strokes in heart patients

A simple surgery can save patients with irregular heart beats from often-fatal strokes, according to a large international study led by researchers at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario. There is an unused, finger-like appendage in the heart which can trap »

Health, Internet, Science & Technology

Bacteria only colonize the gut during and after birth: study

Research in recent years has uncovered the vital importance of a person’s gut bacteria for things such as digestion and overall health. But there has been some controversy as to when bacteria begin to colonize a human. New research has found »


Company pays to encourage employees to get vaccinated

A company north of Montreal is promising to pay its employees $1,250 if they present proof they have had a first COVID-19 vaccination and it will pay the same again when they get their second shot. Countries around the world »

Environment & Animal Life

Conservancy acquires special turtle habitat

The spiny softshell turtle is designated as endangered under Canada’s Species at Risk Act but it is getting a helping hand from conservationists. Concerned land owners have sold two properties just under two hectares large near one of the few »

Immigration & Refugees, International, Society

Families of air disaster victims offered new way to settle in Canada

The Canadian government is offering more support for the families of victims of two plane crashes by giving them new ways to obtain permanent residence status in Canada. (The minister responsible for immigration has said Canada hopes to admit 401,000 »

Politics, Society

Union calls for anti-scab legislation

Canada’s largest private sector union, Unifor, is calling on legislators to enact anti-scab laws across the country.  Only the provinces of Quebec and British Columbia have made it illegal for companies to bring in individuals to replace workers who are »

Health, International, Society

The world is ‘unfit’ to prevent another pandemic: expert panel

It took too long for countries to respond to the first cases of pneumonia of unknown origin in December 2019 in order to protect people from COVID-19, according to a panel of experts appointed by the World Health Organization.   ‘February »

International, Society

Funding will help foreign nurses get certified to work in Canada

Canada has a shortage of nurses and the government has announced funding to help foreign nurses get their credentials to be able to work in Canada. The federal government will provide over $2.3 million for three projects to help nurses »


Vancouver rated best Canadian city for youth

When it comes to how a city’s attributes can help young people fulfill their professional and personal ambitions, Vancouver is tops, according to a rating fostered by RBC, one of the largest Canadian Banks. It collaborated with a social organization »

Indigenous, Society

Recognition of documents highlights Indigenous cultures and knowledge

Two new collections have been inscribed in the Canada Memory of the World Register that highlight the preservation and transmission of Indigenous cultures and knowledge. The Canada Memory of the World Register was created in 2017 to promote significant documentary »