Highlights

Internet, Science & Technology

The Washington Post launches data journalism department

The Washington Post says it has hired a veteran data journalist from The Associated Press to establish and lead a new department dedicated to data journalism. Meghan Hoyer will lead data projects and act as a consulting editor on data-driven »

Health, Politics, Society

Canada set to surpass 400,000 total COVID-19 cases

Canada was expected to surpass 400,000 cases of COVID-19 infections on the weekend with new record numbers posted by Quebec, Ontario, and Saskatchewan during the week raising a growing alarm among politicians and health care professionals. Ontario reported another 1,780 »

International, Politics

PM Trudeau won’t comment on possible Meng release

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Friday declined to comment on talks between the U.S. Justice Department and lawyers for Meng Wanzhou about a potential deal that would allow the Chinese telecom executive to return home from Canada in exchange for »

Politics, Society

Unions urge Parliamentarian to pass anti-scab law

An opposition member of Canada’s Parliament has tabled a piece of legislation that would stop employers in federally regulated sectors from hiring non-union workers called scabs during legal strikes or lockouts.  In Canada, some sectors such as transportation, banks and »

International, Longform, Politics

Unravelling the Nagorno-Karabakh knot

A rude awakening On Nov. 10, at 3 a.m., Raffi Elliott was roused from sleep by a huge commotion on the street outside his apartment building in downtown Yerevan. Looking out of the window, Elliott, a Canadian-Armenian journalist and entrepreneur »

International, Society

Documentary: Battle of Hong Kong- life under occupation

Everyone has heard about the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbour but few may know that the same day a huge Japanese invasion force attacked the small garrison of the British colony of Hong Kong.  Among the small group of defenders »

Society

Heritage building gets a face lift in national capital

A developer has carefully restored the heritage facade of a building on the historic Sparks Street in Ottawa. The street is a stone’s throw from Canada’s Parliament Building and is of great historical significance.  The street was named for Nicholas »

Politics

Parliament renovation will keep bullet scars from 2014 gun battle

It was an episode that shocked Canadians across the entire country, and made headlines around the world. Wednesday, October 22, 2014 started as a typical workday morning as people were going about their business, and Members of Parliament were gathering »

Politics, Society

Canada’s public broadcaster announces new cuts to Radio Canada International

Officials at CBC/Radio-Canada announced a fresh round of cuts at Radio Canada International (RCI) on Thursday as part of a “major transformation” of the beleaguered international service of Canada’s public broadcaster. A joint statement released by Radio-Canada executive vice-president Michel »

Environment & Animal Life, International

Endangered right whales given names

Eighteen North Atlantic right whales have been given names and playful biographies in a bid to help scientists recognize them and to help people develop a connection with them.  The Canadian government, fishers and environmental groups in both Canada and »