Highlights

Environment

New species of the world’s largest amphibian discovered

A group of Canadian, British and Chinese scientists have discovered new species of Chinese giant salamanders, the world’s largest amphibians. For a long time, biologists believed that all Chinese giant salamanders were part of the same species, Andrias davidianus. Until» 

International, Politics

Advocacy groups call on Canada to end arms sales to Saudi Arabia

As Canada formally acceded to the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) Tuesday, a coalition of Canadian civil society groups is calling on the federal government to cancel its multibillion contract to supply Saudi Arabia with advanced armoured vehicles. The coalition,» 

Politics, Society

RCMP working to limit possible damage to allies from highly placed mole

Canada’s national police force is working to limit security risks and assess potential damage to “the broader domestic and international security communities” in the wake of charges laid against one of its top intelligence officers, the head of the Royal Canadian» 

Economy, Environment, International, Politics

Drone attacks on Saudi oil installation: economic and geopolitical effect

Two Saudi oil refineries suffered a surprise attack on Saturday by drone or small cruise-type missiles. The U.S is blaming Iran and rattling its sabre. The regional Houthi rebels in Yemen however are claiming responsibility. World oil prices are affected,» 

Arts and Entertainment

Toronto’s Haviah Mighty becomes first female rapper to win Polaris Music Prize

Toronto hosted the 2019 Polaris Music Prize Gala on Monday evening with a variety of performances on the agenda. And the one who shone the most was Haviah Mighty, who won this year’s Polaris Music Prize for her album 13th» 

Arts and Entertainment, Environment, International

The international plowing match 2019

If you like horses, old tractors, new tractors, antique farm equipment, new farm equipment, crafts, food, old skills, a variety of skills testing and competitions like, oh say, pumpkin launching, and agriculture in general, then you would know about the» 

Arts and Entertainment, International

Passing of a jazz legend, Vic Vogel

Vic Vogel has died in Montreal at age 84.  A legendary jazz figure in Montreal, he was also a musical icon throughout the world in jazz circles. According to a posting on Facebook in French, English and Spanish the pianist,» 

Politics, Society

List of countries where Canadian expats live disclosed for security reasons

In a new effort to limit the risk of foreign interference, Elections Canada unveils, for the first time, the list of countries where Canadians who are part of the International Register of Electors live. Now, any Canadian expatriate qualified to» 

Internet, Science and Technology

Canadian telescope helps study first-ever interstellar comet

In 2017, astronomers made a remarkable discovery by locating and studying the very first interstellar object, a strange space rock called ‘Oumuamua. Now, a second object from another solar system has recently been located by the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope. But this» 

Arts and Entertainment

World-famous French cabaret seeks Canadian talent

Can you cancan? Do you think you have what it takes to be part of the world’s most famous cabaret? Then the folks at Moulin Rouge want you to show them what you got. The world-famous Paris cabaret, which will»