Highlights

Society

One in five homes in Canada bought by newcomers

A survey commissioned by a leading real estate company suggests that newcomers represent one in every five homebuyers in Canada. Royal LePage projects that if current trends hold true newcomers are expected to purchase 680,000 homes over the next five» 

Internet, Science and Technology, Politics

Political polls: What influence might they have on actual outcomes?

With Canada’s federal election this year, now only days away, pollsters have been busy for months canvassing Canadians from across he country surveying their opinions and voting intentions The media loves reporting on opinion polls, political parties love them and» 

International, Society

Children dying in Syria: humanitarians call for ceasefire

Even before the Turkish offensive, there were 860,000 people wholly dependent on humanitarian aid in northeastern Syria, and now, the situation is worse. In the first days of shelling and air strikes, four children were killed and nine injured in» 

Economy

Canadian annual inflation rate remains stable at 1.9 per cent in September

A deeper than expected dive in airfare prices and falling tuition costs were partially responsible for keeping Canada’s inflation rate steady at 1.9 per cent in September, Statistics Canada reported Wednesday. Statistics Canada’s latest consumer price index report shows that» 

Environment, International, Internet, Science and Technology

New dinosaur discovery, ‘a goldmine’

If you saw the hit sci-fi film Jurassic Park, then you have some idea about Velociraptors.  However, unlike the movie version, they would be about the size of a today’s large turkeys, and were completely feather covered. A raptor fossil» 

Politics

More than 4.7M Canadians voted in advance polls, says Elections Canada

More than 4.7 million Canadians voted in the advance polls held across the country from Oct. 11 to 14, Elections Canada said Tuesday. The total of votes cast during this advance poll period was 29 per cent higher than in the 2015» 

Internet, Science and Technology

Canadian three-metal coin wins international award

The Royal Canadian Mint announced that it has won a best new coin award  for a token that is made of three metals. The coin has a brass-plated steel ring, an inner core of nickel-plated steel and copper-plated steel on» 

International, Society

Finally! Canadians shock U.S. rivals in CONCACAF football

In a 34 year stretch of CONCACAF competition, the Canadian men have been much more than an annoyance to their American rivals in their 17 fixtures and certainly never beaten them, until last night. The Confederation of North, Central American,» 

Politics

Conservatives pledge to tear down interprovincial trade barriers

Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer says he will work to tear down interprovincial trade barriers if his party forms the government following the Oct. 21 federal election. Speaking to reporters in Quebec City, Scheer promised to convene a meeting with provincial and» 

Environment, Society

Canada among worst waste-producing countries: study

With an average Canadian producing nearly 673 kilograms of waste per year, Canada is the eighth most waste-producing country among the member states of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), according to a new study. The study conducted»