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.

Arts & Entertainment

Literary awards worth $150,000 bestowed on authors

The non-profit Writers’ Trust of Canada celebrated the best fiction and nonfiction books of 2020 in an online event yesterday.  The $60,000 prize for nonfiction went to Jessica J. Lee for her book called  Two Trees Make a Forest: In »

Society

List rates Canadian charities on the basis of their impact

The end of the year is a time when Canadians remember that if they donate to a registered charity by December 31st they may claim a tax credit for the year. But with so many reports over the years of »

International, Politics, Society

Most Canadians think Biden as U.S. president will be good for Canada

Three in five Canadians think a U.S. administration under Joe Biden as president will have a positive effect on the rapport and connectivity between the two countries, according to a recent survey. This survey by Angus Reid is similar to »

Arts & Entertainment, Internet, Science & Technology, Society

Queer film festival offers French selection

The 33rd edition of a LGBTQ film festival and pioneering platform of queer stories will be presented online from November 19 to December 6,2020 and will have offerings in French as well as English. There will be 30 per cent »

International, Internet, Science & Technology, Society

Pfizer has enough data to request emergency use of vaccine

The pharmaceutical companies Pfizer and BioNTech are now announcing new test results that show their vaccine against COVID-19 is 95 per cent effective and they will to go to U.S. authorities to ask for emergency approval for use. The U.S. »

Health, Internet, Science & Technology, Society

Isolation pod will allow safe transport of contagious patients

There is an increasing number of COVID-19 infections in northern Canada and some patients may need to be transported from remote regions to hospitals in the south. Keewatin Air offers medivac services to Canada’s Arctic and has acquired a special »

Internet, Science & Technology

Heated ski poles developed by cold skiers

Three young men from the province of Quebec were skiing on what one of them called “a crazy, crazy cold day” and they wondered about heated products that might take the edge off. Olivier Breton, Philippe Dumouchel and Olivier Dubois »

Society

Hunters donate moose meat to food banks in Newfoundland

There is a tradition in the eastern province of Newfoundland and Labrador where hunters share the meat from moose they harvest with friends and family. This year they will be allowed to extend the sharing to food banks serving people »

Arts & Entertainment, Society

Film shows right wing extremists’ abuse of refugees

Canadian film director Pier-Philippe Chevigny was inspired to create his film REBEL (RECRUE in French) by real events. In 2017, as the United States cracked down on would-be immigrants and refugees, thousands fled across the border into Canada. Because of »

Indigenous, Society

Police, armed forces, industry send toys to children in remote communities

Christmas is coming and many families in remote northern communities in Canada cannot access toys or cannot afford to buy them for their children, but help is on the way. A joint effort by Canada’s national police called the RCMP, »